stevenhw8, on 15 June 2011 - 07:38 PM, said:
Since I didn't find this topic in the forums, I thought we might discuss it here...
I'm currently gaming a 46* PW, 50*, 55* SW, 60*
My distance on full swing are:
PW 115-121 yards
50* 99-105 yards
SW 85-92 yards
60* 70-75 yards
First of all, I hope the gaps between the clubs are correct.
Second, I think having 4 wedges is doing more harm than good. Sometimes I sit between 2 wedges and don't know which one to hit... I'm sure some of you have a similar problem.
So my idea is to go to a 3 wedge set up.
Ideally, it should be 46* PW, 53* SW, 60*, correct?
But I don't think there are any 53* wedges out there with enough bounce to hit as a SW... most of the 14 bounce SW go from 54* to 56*
I could bend it to 53* but I have no experience with bending, so I don't know what I'm talking about here.
So if I don't want to bend it, what other options do I have? 46, 54, 60? Or 46, 52, 58? Which one would you recommend? The second option would have the gap a spread out evenly, but there is no 52* with 14 bounce.
In this case, my gap wedge and sand wedge would be the same club and I would have the freedom to choose a 58*/60* with 4 bounce or something.
I still haven't figured whether I'm a digger or a slider, so I thought having wedges with difference bounces would be a good idea.
What do you guys think?
EDIT: Went to the range again and measured the wedge distance with GPS, should be a little more accurate now.
I would recommend that you pay less attention to the labels and more attention to the lofts and how much you can do with those higher lofts rather than just what their max distance is. The higher lofted clubs are nice for overlaps and getting to know them helps you choose the one that will serve better at any given moment factored by how you feel and how good you are at that moment. The club does not dictate performance, you and how well you practiced and know that club do. When you get within short club distance, just know which clubs can comfortably get you there, use your eyes to identify the best landing and choose the most comfortable club you have for hitting that target and holding it.
Don't let the clubs tell you what you can do. Get to know what you can do with those clubs and make them do more. Clubs are just tools. You make the difference.