fishstix94, on 07 January 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:
My current wedge setup is 48*(ping s57) 55* (vokey sm4) and a 60* (Cleveland cg14 or my nike vr pro forged). I just recently bought David Pelz short game bible and he recomends using a 64. I LOVE Pelz's system so i figured i would give it a try. But I cant seem to pull the trigger. So do you guys think it is worth it???
Also my current distances are 140 with my 48*, 108 with my 55, and 99 with my 60*. I am VERY confident with my 48* from 140-100 as i just take off a little. but its that inside 100 that needs work.
Thanks in advance!!!
Then I would reccommend that you either spend time getting comfortable hitting partial wedge shots....or build your game around laying up to 100 yds.
In my experience a 64* wedge is a niche club, that is valuable in a few narrow situations.
1. You're a Bubba Watson-esque bomber, and simply need a wedge that an hit the ball shorter than a 60* can.
2. You play on courses with thick Bermuda (or other broadleaf grass) rough, and need greenside shots where you can rip at the ball with a lot clubhead speed in order to get it out.
3. You play courses with extremely sloped, extremely fast greens...and have difficulty getting greenside shots with a 60* wedge to stop.
4. You play courses with very elevated greens and very deep-faced bunkers, so that even greenside shots with a 60* wedge get tricky.
In these situations, a 64* wedge can give you needed shots that a 60* would have difficulty with. Especially to the player who is not comfortable hitting flop shots with a laid-open 60*....or in the situation with Bermuda rough where there is a risk of fluffing an open-faced wedge shot on a wedge that lofted.
Outside of these circumstances, imo, you just don't face enough greenside shots that warrant that much loft to justify the space a 64* wedge would take up in the bag.
...and hitting full shots with a 64* is a very dicey proposition, as it is very difficult to get consistent distances from a wedge that lofted.