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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.”

Entire Thread: “Low bounce wedges for firm, dry turf? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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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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PXG launches new 0317 ST blades

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PXG has released its new milled PXG 0317 ST blades.

“Our team has done their homework on these blades, taking feedback from our professional staff and college players to inform all aspects of the design. From clubhead size, offset, and sole design to a flighted trajectory.” – PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons shared. 

Each iron in the PXG 0317 ST set is triple forged from 8620 soft carbon steel in design to create a tight, strong grain structure that prolongs the grooves’ life and enhances the overall feel.

Then, the irons are CNC milled to ensure every surface, curve, and angle are produced to exact specifications. Finally, the blades undergo a precise robotic polishing process to refine the sole and other geometries for a flawless finish and excellent consistency club to club.

In addition to high-grade materials and precision manufacturing, PXG 0317 ST Blades are characterized by a unique, tour-inspired blended set design. Harder-to-hit 3- and 4-irons feature a cavity back that are designed to make it easier to hit the ball up in the air and increases forgiveness on mishits.

The remaining clubs in the set feature a solid-body design that aim to deliver a penetrating trajectory with high spin, exceptional consistency, and maximum control.

PXG 0317 ST blades also incorporate PXG’s Precision Weighting Technology to fine-tune performance further. The large tungsten weight on the back of the clubhead is used to optimize the swing weight/head weight target on the center-of-gravity location. Optimization can be experienced during an in-person golf club fitting and is dialed in as part of the custom build process. 

The blades are named after the 0317 U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper.

The new milled PXG 0317 ST Blades are available in a Chrome ($199 per club) or Xtreme Dark ($219 per club) finish and are available now at www.PXG.com.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (9/28/22): Miura Baby Blades 1957 Series

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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 1957 Series.

From the seller (@JahGolfPhysio) : “Miura Baby Blades 1957 Series 3i – PW $1300 (OBO). Shafts Project X 6.0 (stiff) (3i in 5.5). All Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord. Standard Length, Loft, Lie.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Miura Baby Blades 1957 Series

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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Phillip Knowles WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 50 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees @ 14.25)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

7-wood: Titleist TSR2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 8 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (2-4), Titleist T100 (5-6), Titleist 620 CB (7), Titleist 620 MB (8-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour 125 S+

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 50-12F, 54-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (58-T)
Shafts: KBS Tour 125 S+ (46), KBS 610 Wedge 125 (50-58)

Putter: Scotty Cameron F-5
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360, Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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