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‘Best wedges (and general advice) for a terrible bunker player?’ GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the most effective wedges from the bunker.

WRXer ‘OspreyCl’ says he has been working hard on his bunker game but is still finding it very difficult. Beyond the obvious answer of more practice/lessons, he asks fellow members for their suggestions on wedges that could help, with WRXers providing their picks in our forum as well as technique and spec pointers.

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.

  • Tax77: “Less loft, more bounce, scoop it out.”
  • Nessism: “The Eye 2 cup sole design wedges are magic out of the sand. Maybe the best ever sole design for that purpose.”
  • Davidv: “Just get a Callaway Sure Out2, and your bunker problems are a thing of the past.”
  • jdcadkin: “I have used both a Vokey K and D grind with success. But the absolute goat out of the bunker is the TM Hi-Toe Bigfoot. 100% automatic.”
  • dlow206: “I have always been a terrible bunker player. I have even used the Cleveland wedge (forgot the name) that is similar to the Callaway Sure Out. Then I got fitted for the Edel SMS T-Grind. I didn’t really make much change to my technique, and I became a decent bunker play. I recently had a club building mishap (long story) and wrecked the head on the Edel. I’ve bought some other wedges since and haven’t changed my technique really since the Edel, and now I am back to being a pretty crappy bunker player.”

Entire Thread: “‘Best wedges (and general advice) for a terrible bunker player?’

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  1. John S.

    Dec 2, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Personally love the PM Grind 19 60° as my greenside bunker club, but the Kirkland 52/56° for the rest. The PM Grind has such a large face, you don’t feel like you can miss. The confidence boost is huge. Just open the face a little, and a nice solid swing will get you out of most bunkers.

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Best wedges for a newer golfer? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking wedges. WRXer ‘Luckydutch’ is new to the sport and is uncertain as to how to approach choosing his wedges, kicking off the thread, saying:

“I’ve just treated myself to a set of improvement irons running 5-GW. The GW is a 48 degree, so it occurs to me that I now need to think about wedges. What’s the conventional wisdom when it comes to buying wedges as a relatively new golfer? I can’t imagine there’s huge value in getting fitted since I wouldn’t have a clue what grinds etc. I like.

Do I go for just one chipping wedge to begin with then add to it over time? Or am I better off getting a set now? I suppose the advantage of buying one is it saves me some money in the short term. The disadvantage being I’m never going to learn how to use a 60 degree if I don’t get one, right?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions 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.

  • iknowbagu: “KISS – Keep it simple, stupid. This really should apply to all of us, but it holds especially true for beginners. Find something you like the looks/feel of, and then get matching. That could be 52/58, 52/56/60, 54/60, whatever. Over time you’ll learn what you like, what you don’t, etc., and you can mix and match from there. But until you to a point where you are very specific with your wants/needs, there is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Only technical thing you really need to know is that bounce is your friend.”
  • rjdivis: “I would say something like the Cleveland CBX 2 wedges would be a good place to look, or something similar. From a setup standpoint, I would go with either a 52* / 56*or just a 54. Learning your distances with the set GW will guide you on what lofts you will need. I always like to keep things simple and, as said above, stay away from the high lofted wedges. You don’t need a 58 or 60 at this time. You can always add down the road.”
  • rsballer10: “If you are a beginner, I’d get a 56 (doesn’t have to be new) and learn to hit all the shots with that club. Depending on the loft of your PW you may want a 50/52, but I’d honestly keep the # of wedges to a minimum starting out. As you get better/more consistent you can add more wedges to the bag. Even to this day, I use my 54 degree for almost everything, and my 60 is a get out of jail club. If I was starting out I’d just get a 56 and dump the 60 altogether.”
  • Macklessdaddy: “Local Costco and grab the Kirkland set, 52 56 60 for less than 200.”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/2/21): Miura Baby Blades

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Miura baby blades

From the seller (@Ionscicles): “Miura Baby Blades being listed. Set of 3-W, fitted with Project X 7.0 shafts. Fit with custom BB&F ferrules in black, navy, gold, white. Golf Pride MCC+4 grips. set was bent 1* strong, and 1* flat. Loft and lie due to softness of metal should be checked every season to ensure they have changed due to turf interaction.

“Being that Miura makes one of the softer irons out there, this set definitely shows wear a bit quicker than others. Has been games on and off over the last year or so, and has been a great set to me. Listing on here as my ego can’t take bagging these anymore and I definitely need to move to a more forgiving club. Despite use, clubs still have a ton of life in them. Asking $1250 OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Miura baby blades

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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