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Best lob wedges from the greenside rough? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing lob wedges that are effective from the greenside rough.

WRXer ‘Killerswing1’ plays at a home course with small greens surrounded by rough and is having trouble stopping chips with his Ping Eye 2 XG (60 degrees). He is considering playing the brand’s Glide 3.0 and has reached out to our members for their thoughts – who have been sharing their advice that goes beyond just club selection.

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.

  • dlygrisse: “I would get something with a good amount of bounce. The thing is, the wedge you have should be a pretty good tool for the job, although some fresh grooves may help a smidge. I would consider two things. 1. Your technique, if you can’t hold the green with an Eye2 60 then you must be playing the ball way back in your stance and delofting it or something. 2. Try a 64 degree wedge. They aren’t for everyone, but maybe in your circumstances, it would be a good fit.”
  • Jeff58: “*Generally* chips from around 10 yards only create 1000-1400 RPMs of spin, which isn’t enough to stop any ball dead with any legal club. The only way is an open face lob shot, which may or may not be possible, though usually high risk at any rate. That said, some clubs are better than others. If your conditions tend to be damp, a Glide3 will give you much more spin. If your impacts aren’t always perfect, Zipcore’s maintain spin very well and also do well in damp conditions. Your Eye2’s are mostly intended as sand wedges and have a great deal of bounce. A lower bounce may also help.”
  • nostatic: “Glide 3.0 is a good choice if you want some forgiveness. I have the Eye2 grind in 54, 56, 60 and swap them depending on the details. I find it a versatile grind, great out of the sand and works for me from the rough. Of course it depends on how much you practice a given shot. I don’t play rounds that often, but pitch/chip/putt most every day and that has lowered my bad chip ratio way down. I also had CBX 2, prefer the G3, ymmv.”
  • Jmccas: “Another vote for a Glide 3 Eye2 58 or 60. I use the 58 all around the greens, and it is great coming out of the dense Florida rough. I feel it provides maximum spin and forgiveness, although as others have said, coming out of the rough is gonna drag that spin down. I love the 58* Eye 2 for full swings. Great club for 80 yards and under.”

Entire Thread: “Best lob wedges from the greenside rough

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