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When to replace wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the optimal time to replace wedges for those that play a lot of golf. WRXer ‘GoalieDad30’ kicks off the thread saying:

“I play around 150 rounds a year and practice pretty much close to daily. When practicing and warming up for my rounds, I will hit a minimum of 40-50 balls with my wedges daily. I’m wearing a nickel-sized spot on my wedge faces (sadly, it used to be dime-sized …. ).

I replace the grips on the wedges probably three times a year. What’s the rule of thumb/conventional wisdom on when to replace the wedges? I play lofts of 50 / 54/ 58 for gap, sand, lob. They wear in inverse proportion …. 58 is most worn, followed by 54 & 50.

I’ve been a Cleveland guy for 25+ years, so I was hoping to wait until whatever their 2023 intros will be, but I’m concerned I’ve gone too long. Current wedges probably have 200+ rounds on them, with associated 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.

  • StephenMatt: “For someone using them as much as you, I would probably say at least once per year.”
  • zap311: “Titleist says after 75 rounds you will see degrading spin around the greens, but they also have a vested interest in selling more Vokeys. Based upon your frequency of play, it would seem like you should replace at least your 58* every year and maybe the 54* too. I heard that pros replace the gap wedge less often since it’s mainly used for full shots and rarely in the sand. Ultimately, the answer to your question is to replace it (a) when you start to see your ball check less than you’re used to and (b) when you can afford to get a new one. “
  • RacineBoxer: “You are probably in that 1% of golfers who should replace them every year. If money is no object, you could replace them 2-3 times if you wanted.”

Entire Thread: “When to replace wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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Lee Hodges WITB 2024 (May)

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Driver: Titleist TSR2 (8 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution VI TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue M40X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (3), Titleist T100 (4-6), Titleist 620 CB (7-9)
Shafts: KBS Prototype 95 X (3), KBS C-Taper 130 X (3-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-10S), WedgeWorks (60-L)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130 X (46, 52), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 S (56, 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron TG6

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Check out more in-hand photos of Lee Hodges’ WITB here.

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Club Junkie WITB, league night week 6: New combo iron set!

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Another week down and we are already into week 6 of Thursday Night Men’s League! Last week was a scrambler’s paradise. Thankfully the putter was pretty hot and it kept BK in the round after some inaccurate iron shots. The forecast looks good, so let’s hope he can put a good number up!

Here are the 14 clubs in the starting lineup.

Driver: PXG 0311 Black Ops Tour-1 (10.5 degrees, neutral setting)
Shaft: Project X Denali Blue 60 6.5

4-wood: Sub70 Pro V2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 6.0

7-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai-Smoke Triple Diamond (20 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8-S

4-iron: Edel SMS
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 115 Stiff

Irons: Edel SMS (5 – 6)
Shaft: Prototype

Irons: Edel SMS Pro (7 – PW)
Shaft: Prototype

Wedge: Bettinardi HLX 5.0 Forged (50-8C)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Wedge: Bettinardi HLX 5.0 Forged (56-14RJ)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Wedge: Bettinardi HLX 5.0 Forged (60-10RJ)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X Proto
Shaft: LA Golf P-Series 135

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix

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WITB Time Machine: Daniel Berger’s winning WITB, 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge

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At the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, Daniel Berger bested Collin Morikawa in a playoff, making four to the latter’s five at Colonial Country Club after the pair deadlocked at 15 under at the end of regulation.

After a three-month break, the tournament was the first of the Tour’s resumed season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Berger saved par from off the green on the first playoff hole. Morikawa couldn’t convert a three-footer to par.

The victory was Daniel Berger’s third tour triumph.

Take a look at what “db_straitvibin” had in play four years ago.

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Triple Diamond (9 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (13.5 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 857 TR 85 X

Irons: Callaway Apex Forged ’16 (3) Buy here, TaylorMade TP MC ’11 (4-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50-10, 56-10) Buy here, Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (60-12C) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour (Chalk) Buy here.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Buy here.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Wrap

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