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Forum Thread of the Day: “Lob wedge for tight Bermuda?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BCULAW who is on the lookout for a versatile lob wedge which will prove useful on the baked out Bermuda fairways he sees in central Florida. Our members discuss what options BCULAW should consider, with plenty of different wedges and strategies mentioned.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • flyingmeese: “I keep a 60* Cleveland 485 RTG in my Florida bag at my in-laws’ house. It’s perfect for the southwest Florida conditions – played with a square face its low bounce, but its got a wide sole and works well out of deep rough and bunkers if I open it up.”
  • b.mattay: “Vokey v-grind! Narrow sole with 20 ish degrees of bounce on the front edge for square face shots!”
  • 2_PuttBirdies: “The new 2019 PM Grind is great off of anything. Been playing for 20 years and it’s the best wedge I’ve ever used.”
  • mrbh: “For those looking for low bounce/wider sole earlier in the thread, try the Cobra King lob wedge in the “wide/low” option – 4* of bounce but wider sole. It’s worked very well for me, and the width means it still works well out of bunkers.”

Entire Thread: “Lob wedge for tight Bermuda?”

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  1. Steve StClair

    Apr 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    This is almost silly. Florida conditions are never tight Bermuda – at least not if you have ever played in the West where the low humidity gives you really tight Bermuda. As both previous posters state, conditions inFlorida (not just Sarasota) are so damp that the soft conditions require at least some bounce.

  2. Tay

    Apr 29, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    If you want to play in South West Florida you don’t want low bounce I like e in Sarasota and play professionally. You need a mid to mid high bounce it gets burnt but always stays somewhat wet beneth the surface

    • Scratchscorer

      Apr 30, 2019 at 11:02 am

      I lived in Sarasota from 2007-2014. I completely agree. If you’re going into the grain on tight bermuda the shot requires precision with any club, but additional bounce is always your friend in that situation.

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