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‘Can’t seem to chip with forged wedges’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been trying to help out WRXer ‘RkoDavey’, who is struggling to chip with forged wedges. ‘RkoDavey’ kicks off the thread saying:

“For most of my golfing life, I’ve struggled to chip with my sand wedge but usually have no trouble when I use my gap wedge, and I’m starting to wonder if this is related to my equipment. My gap wedge is part of my P790 iron set, but no sand wedge is available, so I play an Adams Tom Watson forged 56-degree wedge (bounce is 13 degrees).

 I can’t tell you how many times I chunk little greenside chips with my Adams wedge, but if I chip with my gap wedge, the club seems to glide right through the turf, and I have much better results. My problems arise when I have little green to work with and need the ball to stop quick–my gap wedge simply isn’t the right tool for that type of shot.”

And he poses two questions for fellow members to help him out:

“First, is there something about forged wedges that makes them radically different from your typical gap wedge that comes with a set of irons? I had this same issue with the previous irons I owned, and I wonder if it’s my equipment or if it’s all in my head.

Second, what recommendations can you give for a 55 or 56-degree sand wedge that will perform similar to my gap wedge?”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • IPA4me: “Check the bounce. Also, consider cavity back wedges for the added forgiveness.”
  • mootrail: “You’re comparing your super hot face hollow body set wedge to an ancient stamping with zero modern wedge design parameters. They might be perfectly fine for some, but the first thing to do is to toss them out. There are a few hollow body wedges out there, but it’s your swing and conditions first. You need to get to the shop and test them out.”
  • jomatty: “I’d check the leading edge between the two clubs.”

Entire Thread: “‘Can’t seem to chip with forged wedges'”

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  1. Donn Rutkoff

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Don’t use any wedge. Use a chipper. Don Martin Up n In. Stan Thompson Closeup. Ben Hogan HOGAN!!! Equalizer. Find an OLD one. Is it old fashioned to use a chipper? Darn right! Did you see guys at Concession using the hybrid or 3 wood to knock a chip shot instead of trying to do a little high loft wedge. Chipper is like a 4 iron or 5 iron loft on a putter stick. You need to drop a club? OK, drop on of your 3 lowest loft clubs. You don’t need all of them.

  2. Garrett

    Mar 3, 2021 at 12:55 am

    If shanking your chips is cool, consider me Myles Davis

  3. Dyson Bochambeau

    Mar 2, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    L.O.F.T. problem

    take two weeks off and then quit

  4. A. Commoner

    Mar 2, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I will not be taken in.

  5. Holden Tudiks

    Mar 2, 2021 at 7:36 am

    When in doubt, blame it on the metal

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/15/21): Pinehurst Titleist LinksMaster

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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 an exclusive Pinehurst LinksMaster bag from Titleist. These bags are only offered to a select number of golf clubs and courses and are built to the highest quality.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Pinehurst Titleist LinksMaster bag

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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What GolfWRXers are saying about Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their experiences with Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges. WRXer ‘LTom’ is intrigued by the wedge set and reaches out for feedback on the clubs, and our members have been sharing their generally positive thoughts on the wedges 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.

  • Hawkeye77: “I have a friend who got some Kirklands – and as he says, do not call them Costco wedges, lol. He likes them a lot and really doesn’t seem to see any difference from the nice Clevelands he had before.”
  • JackpotJohnny: “I played with someone today that had them. His comment was they work just fine if you don’t need custom grinds or bounce options.”
  • randshoe: “I’ve heard great things, and these would make a great starter set for the intermediate golfer. Would be nice if there was shaft customization available.”
  • Stretchr: “I’m enjoying mine so far. Fwiw, I suck at golf but am working hard at getting better. I have hit some great shots with these wedges so far, especially enjoying the 52. I play it very often in full shots, and it has done very well so far. The return policy at Costco is the big winner here; as a newbie, I’ve already managed to bend a shaft on a tree trunk. Easily returned and got new wedges. Not much at risk if you don’t like them take them back. I’m sure there are “better” options, but I like them and don’t know any better about bounce and grind options at this point anyway.”

Entire Thread: “What GolfWRXers are saying about Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges”

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RBC Heritage Tour Truck Report: Kevin Kisner takes the armlock plunge?

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The tour trucks roll into the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island this week for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. With plenty of players who teed it up last week at Augusta National in the field, it’s a combination of finally heading to the doctor’s office for ailments that surfaced prior to the season’s first major and the freedom to experiment before the intensity ratchets up again leading into the PGA Championship at the end of May.

And for those who didn’t tee it up at Augusta, well, this week represents the opportunity to double down and get after it.

Driver and putter changes abound this week, as well as some shaft switches and fresh grooves.

Tune in to this week’s Tour Truck Report.

Titleist

Chesson Hadley switched into a 15-degree TSi3 (A1 SureFit setting) as he works on a push-draw ball flight.

Denny McCarthy is testing U500 and T100 4-iron in a bid for more control on hold shots and tight fades.

Not a Titleist staffer, Chris Kirk is testing an 8-degree TSi2 with a Kai’li Blue Prototype 60 TX shaft.

Some of Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill’s handiwork below.

 

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Cobra

Jason Dufner tested a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft before ultimately settling on a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 TX for his RadSpeed driver.

Callaway

We spotted Kevin Kisner testing the armlock putting style with multiple heads. Per Callaway, Kisner ultimately settled on a Stroke Lab Black Seven putter with a White Hot insert and a SuperStroke Flatso 17 grip (positioned sideways). We’ll see if it goes into play Thursday.

Emiliano Grillo is testing an Epic Speed DS (9 degrees @8.3, neutral) with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch).

Dylan Frittelli moved into an Epic Max LS driver.

Apparently, the Top Gun Proto Apex MB didn’t take Mav McNealy’s breath away as he looks to have returned to his Nike VR Blades for the RBC Heritage this week.

Danny Willett is reportedly testing Mitsubishi Diamana Kai’li White in his fairway woods.

Matt Wallace tested a number of Toulon putters and an Odyssey 2-Ball Ten.

Cleveland/Srixon

William McGirt tested a Graphite Design Tour AD DI in his 5-wood.

TaylorMade

Tommy Fleetwood was testing a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White shaft as well as multiple putters. He’s in a 9-degree SIM2 driver and 15-degree SIM2 3-wood.

Doc Redman is gaming the TP5 2021 ball.

Harry Higgs put the 2021 TP5X in play as well as an MG2 wedge (60 degrees).

Bobby Mac, Robert MacIntyre, has a SIM UDI 2-iron in play.

Non-staffer Daniel Berger is in a SIM driver (9 degrees).

PXG

Zach Johnson has a new Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X shaft in his driver.

Hudson Swafford was spotted testing what we’re calling PXG Gen4 ST irons.

Free agents/Others

Matt Kuchar continues testing the reverse armlock putting style.

Brandt Snedeker was spotted with Miura CB-301 irons.

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