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  1. Hi fellow Golfers, I took up golf less than a year ago and picked up some beautiful brand-new wedges toward the end of summer 2019 from American Golf, which is the largest golfing retailer here in the UK (see pics below). As the pitching wedge in my iron set (Cleveland CG-16) is 44° loft I decided to evenly space out my wedges to minimise gaps. I got matching 48°, 52° and 58° so i have the flexibility in my set to learn a range of shots and decide which work best for me as my game develops. They are by a company called Benross - I'm not sure of they are only available in the UK - and seem to do a wide range of products from a full range of clubs to bags and apparel. They were really cheap at around £35 (GBP) each, which is incredible considering they have KBS shafts and Lamkin grips as standard! I basically bought an entire brand new wedge set for the price of less than one premium wedge. Good value? Let's see... I've since used them at the ranges at least 20 times and played a dozen rounds too. I rely mostly on the 52° as that is the one I can play the widest variety of shors with and feel most comfortable with, and only over use the 58° to get out of trouble or play the shortest of lobs - which is very rare as I play safe wherever possible. What I have found is that the superficial layer, possibly paint, has started to chip off on the 58° wedge (see image below). It's been cared for and not abused, which leads me to wonder whether it's a quality issue... My question is this: are my expectations too high of budget equipment? Should the finish have lasted a little longer? Would a more expensive wedge such as a Vokey or Cleveland do the same?
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