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What GolfWRXers are saying about the perfect wedge setup

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedge setups after WRXer ‘Seantanner97’ asked for advice on finding the optimal bounce and grind for his proposed three wedge setup. ‘Seantanner97’ is looking to move to a 48, 52 and 56-degree set up and our members have been sharing their advice on how he can get the best out of his wedges.

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.

  • FormerBigDaddy: “I have played this setup for a few years. The PW in my set is 48 degrees, and I rounded out my bag with a 52-56. That being said, I found myself using my 56 exclusively from 100 and in and not hitting my 52 much at all. MAYBE once a round if the yardage came up. I originally went to this setup bc I felt like I got too cute with my 60 and it cost me shots. But I’m a better golfer now, and I think I’m missing something not having a lob wedge. All that said I have a 54 and 60 on the way and going to give that set up a shot. I figure the 54 will replace my 56 for most of my straight forward shots and the 60 will be used when I’m short-sided. Not getting rid of my 52-56 bc it doesn’t work out I’ll go back.”
  • jwadds19: “For me, it’s really about how much/comfortable a person is with partial shots vs full shots. I find I make more consistent contact when I take more full swings, so I like 46 (set PW) and 50 54 58 as it gives me more options. I also haven’t really had any issues with the opposite end of the bag or felt like anything’s is missing, so that helps make the decision easier.”
  • Kaiser00: “I’ve got 45 PW,50,55,60, but just bought a 56 low bounce for the tight lies and wet bunker shots.”
  • taylormade4life: “I have long bounced back and forth between 52/58 and 52/56/60 off a 47 PW. I found that I needed an extra option for longer par 4, par 5, or par 3s, and I ran into a few situations where I would need to take out the 5W or 3UDI to keep my wedges in. I noticed that I didn’t hit many 60s and so I sold the 56/60 and got a 58. Best of both worlds for me, as I can now keep the top end of my bag and reduce the options in my lower bag. The more I practice with just the 52/58 I don’t ever see a need for 3. I do play the 52 as an extension of the set and rarely hit a full 58 unless I need to get to a tight pin or if it’s downwind I may do it to help it stop quicker.PW 47* – 127 yds. 52* – 110 yds. 58* – 95 yds. It works well that I can swing easier in any of them to hit the gaps as well.”
  • kearneyhill: “I like 4 wedges. PW, GW, SW and LW. I bent a 47* pitching wedge that’s the same model as my pitching wedge to 51 degrees and used acetone to remove the paint fill on the bottom, so I recognize it more easily in the bag. I could probably get away with 3 wedges that were 46, 51 and 57 but have more shots inside of 200 yards, so I don’t need a 3 iron or 5 wood anything like that. My setup includes two Srixon 765 PWs and the new Vokey SM8 54 & 58 that I bent. PW 46* – 132ish. GW 51* – 120ish. SW 55* – 100ish. LW 59* – 80ish but mainly 60 yards in.”

Entire Thread: “Three wedge setup?”

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  1. Alex

    Apr 28, 2020 at 10:46 am

    47,53,59 if i’m going with 3 wedges
    46,50,55,59 if i’m going with 4 wedges.

    4 has helped my game under pressure to have more full stock numbers where 3 makes you a better feel player. I just don’t need another long club at top of my bag with 4 iron going 230 and hybrid going nearly 250 anymore. I like the thought of 3 wedges and the versatility it leaves you with at top of bag, but if I seriously don’t need the extra club I may as well have another scoring club. I don’t need to carry 3 iron just to carry 3 iron.

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How did heavier or lighter shafts affect your iron performance? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing shaft weight and how it affects their iron play. WRXer ‘RoyalMustang’ kicks off the thread asking two questions:

“1) If you went lighter, how did it impact your game (down to 95-105g). Tempo changes, good or bad?   

2) If you went heavier (120-130g), same question? Good move?”

And our members have been sharing their experiences in our forum.

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.

  • gripandrip: “Average about 105 on my driver swing speed… not much more anymore. Currently playing to a ~2 HC. Switched from DGS300 to Steelfiber i95. No issues for me at all. I stayed with DG400’s in my wedges. Initially, I thought I had issues with dispersion, but after a couple of rounds, it was no longer a concern.”
  • mackepa: “I have found that around 120 grams is the “sweet spot” for my iron game. Anything heavier, and I start swinging hard to try to get the shaft to feel like it’s loading. Anything lighter than 120, and it starts to feel like a toothpick. I tend to also play my irons over length since I’m a little taller. I currently swing driver about 110mph, but I don’t really go after my irons with the same effort. I currently love the KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff.”
  • erikro: “Biggest difference for me is with the s300 shaft I feel it more the next morning. With a 105 gram shaft I have no trouble.”
  • Ri_Redneck: “I play graphite iron shafts, but only 115g and higher. I like a club with some heft. If they get too light, it throws my sequencing off, and balls go everywhere. I can’t say I’ve ever gotten too heavy in my irons, but 80g is the top of what I like in my driver and FWs.”

Entire Thread: “How did heavier or lighter shafts affect your iron performance?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/22/21): Nike Method 004 putter

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Nike Method 004 putter

From the seller(@dlholden): “Nike Method – Model 004 – 33″ w/ Super Stroke Slime 3.0 (no headcover) –  Here is another putter that starts the ball rolling as soon as you touch it.  No bouncing the ball toward the hole, just end over end rolling…..for days!  This thing drains putts as long as you start them online.  $150/OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Nike Method 004 putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Cam Smith WITB 2021 (October)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees, A1 SureFit)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees @16, D4 SureFit)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

7-wood: Titleist TS2 (18 degrees @19, D4 SureFit)
Shaft: UST Elements Red 8F5 (X)

 

Irons: Titleist T100 Black (4-9)
Shaft: KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M), WedgeWorks 60T
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100 52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

 

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