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How often do you change your wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been sharing how often they change up their wedges. ‘WRXer’ Saltydawg15′ kicks off the thread, saying:

“I love the bite you get with new wedges and generally change my wedges every year or so. Watching a clip of Tiger and Rory, and they change their wedges about every 1.5-2 tournaments. While I’m not looking to changing every month, I am curious to know how often others change their wedges. 

my current wedges (Callaway JAWS) are about 2-3 months old and look like they’re a few years old from all the practice.”

And 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.

  • INeedMoreGolf: “I might be crazy, but… I think mines will still be good by at least 4 seasons. At least, I think… I haven’t got that far every because I’m a ho fo sho. That being said… I don’t practice at all, so maybe that’s why. I personally feel for me 4 to 5 seasons… I’m just hitting little chips and pitches or 3 quarter swings with them… not that much damage really.”
  • JcO: “Wedges to me have 3 phases. New, most spin, easy to add spin, lasts maybe 10-15 rounds. Broken in, slightly less spin but more consistent spin, lasts as long as you are good about keeping the grooves in good shape. Done, dramatically less spin, grooves beat up and surface finish gone. I usually replace my wedges when I feel them leaving the broken in phase, chips start rolling out a little more than expected.”
  • MtlJeff: “Probably a new set every season, but nothing to do with spin…I usually just want new wedges.”

Entire Thread: “How often do you change your wedges?

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Gary

    Mar 18, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    If you keep the grooves clean, they work a lot longer. BTW: Am I the only one who read the study that the most spin was from a dry, clean wedge with no grooves?

    • Eric

      Mar 19, 2021 at 10:46 am

      What study did you read? Andrew Rice’s study clearly shows grooves with milling generates the most spin

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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.

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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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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

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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

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Brandt Snedeker was spotted with Miura CB-301 irons.

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Hideki Matsuyama changed putters prior to Masters win

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As Hideki Matsuyama brushed in his winning putt at Augusta National on Sunday evening, the setting Georgia sun glistened off his 2012 Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Tour Prototype as he carried the wand with him off the famed Georgia course’s 18th green.

While most viewers who have seen the Masters champion in action over the past two years likely assumed from the finish and shaping it was the same flatstick Matsuyama has been stroking putts with all season, Japan’s first men’s major winner actually only put this particular putter in play at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play two weeks ago.

Matsuyama consulted with Scotty Cameron TOUR rep Drew Page and had a Lamkin Deep-Etched Cord Full Cord installed as well as a stepped putter shaft.

And while Hideki’s exact specs are under lock and key, Page and company dialed in the same loft, lie, and head weight as the Newport 2 GSS Timeless Matsuyama has played since the 2020 BMW Championship.

Read the full piece here

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: PXG Gen 4 ST Super Tour iron?

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It was only a few months ago that PXG unveiled its Gen4 line of irons, but there was one set missing from the line relative to the previous generation—a new “ST” or Super Tour milled blade.

The ST is a unique club in the PXG line since it doesn’t offer a hollow structure, and the only new blade currently is the 0211 ST which doesn’t offer the adjustable weighting in the back and also comes at a much lower price point.

Based on the centrally positioned weight and the thin body of the irons we spotted in Wyndham Clark’s bag at the RBC Heritage this week on the PGA Tour, it looks like some Gen4 0311 ST irons could be on their way to retail soon.

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