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Do you play 3 or 4 wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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Today from the forums, we take a look at the always popular discussion surrounding wedge setups. WRXer ‘hypergolf’ asked: “Including your pitching wedge, do you play 3 or 4 wedge setup?”

He continues, “I have been playing PW, 50*, 54* and 58* for a while but thinking of moving to PW, 52*, 58* to add a 3 iron between 4 iron and 5 wood/2 hybrid.”

“Any advantages/disadvantages you noticed with the 3 wedge setup? Is the distance gap manageable with full and half swings with this wedge setup?”

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.

TheDeanAbides: “48* PW, 52* GW and 56* SW. I used to carry a 60*, but found that it just complicated things and I tended towards my 56*…I also felt that the extra club was more useful at the top of my bag.”

ProjectX: “I’ve gone back and forth over the years I feel like one year I will get stuck between clubs up top and the next year I will feel like I’m getting way too cute with wedge shots because I need one more wedge. Ultimately landed in the best scenario being that I moved to stronger lofts in the 4 and 5 irons to decrease the top end Gap so I could keep the extra wedge.”

“That said if you aren’t interested in stronger 4 and 5 iron lofts the key to determining the best route is how often you practice/play. In order to cut out a wedge your distance control with what remains has to be phenomenal because you will constantly be between clubs on the bottom end having to manufacture shots. If you practice/play a lot and are comfortable taking a lot of half and 3/4 swings and playing knock downs etc. you’ll be fine with the 46-52-58. If you don’t practice and play as much as you’d like and your yardage control isn’t as tight as it could be you should keep the extra wedge.”

LeftyMatt: “Playing 4 including the PW: 47, 52, 56, 60 – this has been the case for a long time..I think if I played a little more aggressively on par 5s, I’d consider dropping one, but even so, I like having these options.”

“With that being said, one of my goals/experiments for 2021 is to work on hitting a greater variety of shots with fewer clubs (which will definitely apply to the wedges).”

Whit1969: “I have been playing an iron set of 4-P for some time now and my wedge set up has been 50. 54. 58 which has given me 4 degrees of loft between my PW through the 58. Set up has worked great for me but I am thinking of changing to 50, 56, 60 for more versatility around the greens. The increased gap from 50-56 is minimal on full shots for me, but the drawback is my 54 is virtually automatic from bunkers. However I like the 56 around the greens for more control. Seems as if my 54 rolls out too much and my 58 checks up to quickly. I play more shots from around the green than I do from bunkers and that is why I am leaning towards the new set up.”

“The 4 iron in my set is 21 degrees, so basically a 3 iron loft, so I have no need to add a longer club as the next club up in the bag is my 18 degree hybrid. My thoughts have always been that I will have and play more shots with wedges than I will with longer irons or hybrids.”

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  1. Bob Jones

    Dec 30, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Four wedges save me more strokes than three wedges and another long club do.

  2. Alex

    Dec 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    4 wedges if you can get away with the gap at top of bag will give you more options for scoring opportunities. If you play a course that requires both a 5 wood and long iron/hybrid learn what your red light yardage is with 3 wedges and avoid it at all costs, because they will absolutely exist. Or practice a ton of 3/4 and partial wedge shots. 4 wedges also helps a lot to have a high bounce/low bounce combo with sand wedge and lob wedge. If you choose 3 wedges I’d recommend a vokey or cleveland style pw instead of set pw(unless you play blades) to blend the gap. A non blade set pw to a 52 or 54 degree middle wedge will be a hard gap to cover and leave a big window.

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/15/21) – Miura blades, classic Cleveland bomber, TaylorMade P770 irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for 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 – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds 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

Member tigercolt77 – Cleveland TL310 driver head

The TL310 is a classic glued hosel, low spin, solid acoustic bomber of a driver, and this head is practically being given away.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Cleveland driver head

Member budcangolf – Miura MB 101 blades

Honestly! Look at these things – how badly do you want these in your golf bag?
Considering their condition this set is a steal.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura Blades

Member br61 – 2020 TaylorMade P770 irons

The hottest irons in golf are still selling like hotcakes and if you are looking for a little bit of savings versus buying brand new – this set is your ticket.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: P770 irons

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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2021 Nippon N.S. PRO Regio Formula MB+ driver and wood shafts

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Although they have been producing graphite shafts for years, Nippon is better known for the performance and quality of their Modus line of steel shafts – but with the release of the new NS Pro Regio Formula MB+ graphite shafts, they are looking to deliver the same performance to drivers and fairway woods.

“Nippon is proud to introduce the new N.S. PRO Regio Formula MB+ graphite driver shaft. With the completion of the Formula + series, golfers can now have a driver shaft that works in perfect harmony with their Nippon Shaft steel shafts irrespective of their weight or configuration.”
– Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft.

The release of the Formula MB + shafts is intended to complete the Nippon NS Pro Regio Formula+ series since each model is intended to work for golfers alongside the well known N.S. PRO MODUS³ TOUR steel irons shafts. The concept for developing the profiles was to offer a similar feel and performance so golfers could have top to bottom confidence in their clubs.

The previously available Regio Formula B+ driver shaft is designed to match the performance of the N.S. PRO MODUS³ TOUR 120, the Regio Formula M+ matches the N.S. PRO MODUS³ TOUR 130, and the all-new N.S. PRO Regio Formula MB+ shaft mimics the dynamic performance and power of the N.S. PRO MODUS³ TOUR 105 and/or TOUR 125 shafts.

 “Our goal is to give each individual player a consistent feel with their shafts throughout the bag in order to improve performance and make the game more enjoyable,”

The shaft’s performance is driven from using an ultra-high elasticity carbon sheet the full length of the shaft to reduce twisting of the head that occurs during a swing, according to Nippon, and it also helps replicate the smooth feel of the Modus3 steel shafts.

Price, specs, and availability

The shaft is scheduled for release in Japan on January 15 with a full global release set for the end of January 2021 trough Nippon authorized dealers.

The new Nippon NS Pro Regio Formula MB+ is available in a number of weights and flexes to suit any golfers and will be priced at $530 each.

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