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Low bounce wedges for firm, dry turf? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedges. WRXer ‘Eazy Mac’ has moved to Denver and is struggling with his wedges with the firmer, dryer turf. He kicks off the thread by saying:

“Just moved out to Denver from Northern Virginia. I was used to playing on fluffy wet grass a lot, and my CBX2 wedges worked great for that, but everything from chipping to 30-50 yard shots never gave me much trouble. 

I’ve played a few rounds out here and am having a lot of trouble chipping and hitting those half shots with the CBX2s. Feels like I’m hitting them fat, but the club skips off the ground, and contact is thin; not able to clip the ball clean like I used to. The bounces for my 50, 54, 58 are all 10-12 degrees, and I’m wondering if I should look into some with a lower bounce instead.

Thoughts? Any technique for hitting off turf like this with mid-high bounce wedges?”

And our members have been sharing their best recommendations 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.

  • hdb27: “Denver native here, welcome home. Here I play a set gap wedge with 10 degrees of bounce, and then sand and lob are 12 and 8; best in Colorado to have a few different options, so I go with a high low combo so I can have some variance, all 12 will hurt you on Colorado turf.”
  • Nixhex524: “For lower bounce wedges, I really liked the Mizuno T20, and I am sure the T22 are just as good. Lower bounce but a little bit of a wider sole which I think helps them feel like they have a little more.”
  • cgasucks: “Having a high bounce wedge on firm turf would be no problem if your AOA is steep (in your case, it isn’t, which is a good thing). I think you should upgrade to lower bounce wedges. In the meantime, why don’t you open the face of your PW and make those same shots? The bounce on PWs are generally low and will make it slide under the ball no problem, just address it a few inches behind it with that open face and chip and pitch away. When I practice chipping, I usually practice off the worst lies possible (bare lies, ground under repair), and that’s how I do it. Makes it stupid easy when playing off fluffier lies when playing for real.”

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  1. Jake

    Apr 6, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Ball back in stance aim left open club to target and swing normal. Works regardless of bounce/grind.

  2. Jo Momma

    Apr 6, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Aim right,swing right & then yank it hard back

    Works every time

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees @9.25 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie, C1)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Fit-On E-380 X

Hybrid: Titleist TS3 (19 degrees @18.25 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie, C1)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 85 X

Irons: Titleist U505 (2), Epon AF-302 Forged (4-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid Orange 105 X (2), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-08F, 58-10S, 62-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron TFB
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour

Grips: Golf Pride ZGrip Cord

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max (10.5 degrees @11.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 65 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (15 degrees @15.75 degrees)
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5-wood: TaylorMade SIM (19 degrees @19.75 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX

Irons: Ping iBlade (3, 5-9)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (52-10S, 56-12X, 60-12X)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

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In our forums, our members have been discussing beginner irons on a budget. WRXer ‘Chch3’ is looking to build a set for his friend, and kicks off the thread asking:

“My question what iron set from the past would be good to get for $200. I have always played blades, CBs, or players clubs, so I am not up on the good game improvement clubs. I was thinking about getting him a set of pings, but I don’t know which ones are better than others. Any help will be greatly appreciated.”

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.

  • HammerGolf: “Ping Eye 2.”
  • dmeeksdc: “I’ve done what the OP is doing. The Adams lineup of irons are really fabulous clubs for very little money. The Adams Idea Pro Forged is a larger CB with tungsten weighting and a triple radius sole that feels fantastic and is as forgiving as any iron. Also has a nice top line, and the shape is great. I’ve in the past given a set of these as a gift to a player just starting out, and I think the entire set was $150. Pretty incredible for the quality of that design. The MPF numbers on it place it as game improvement. High MOI, low and deep CG.”
  • xkilgorextroutx: “You could also probably pick up some Wilson D100 or D200 irons in that price range, plenty of Adams and Tour Edge irons in that range too that are a few years older. Callaway irons and the many times mentioned Ping Eye2s also.”
  • 596: “For a beginner… Any Ping G series. I played the Ping G10 as a beginner and used them down to a 2 handicap.”

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