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I live in the northeast corner of the state. I've been to Ithaca College a few times because my son played college basketball and that was one of his stops. Beautiful town but windy up on the hill in the winter.

 

Thanks for the information on bounce. I'm an athlete and golf is my new passion. I've cut almost 10 strokes off my handicap in the last year since getting clubs that fit and more serious about the fundamentals and not just hitting the ball. I golf with a few older

Driver: Taylor Made SLDR

Irons: Taylor Made RSi2 4-PW

Hybrids: Adams Tight Lies 3 and 5

Putter: Taylor Made Spyder

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 50, 56, 60

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I'm a sweeper also. I get very good loft on my irons and PW but, as you can imagine, distance is becoming an issue closer to the green.

 

Thanks for the help. 

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Irons: Taylor Made RSi2 4-PW

Hybrids: Adams Tight Lies 3 and 5

Putter: Taylor Made Spyder

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 50, 56, 60

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Thank you that is very helpful. I'm leaning towards a 60* with low bounce.

Driver: Taylor Made SLDR

Irons: Taylor Made RSi2 4-PW

Hybrids: Adams Tight Lies 3 and 5

Putter: Taylor Made Spyder

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 50, 56, 60

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Loft isn't the problem. The problem with me lies in the fact that the SW is heavy making it harder to control on short pitches near the green. Thank you for you help.

Driver: Taylor Made SLDR

Irons: Taylor Made RSi2 4-PW

Hybrids: Adams Tight Lies 3 and 5

Putter: Taylor Made Spyder

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 50, 56, 60

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I had to go back and read about my wedges but they have a "zero" bounce grind in the heel allowing me to open the face without raising the leading edge. My fitter described this to me when I was fit. I'd just forgotten without reading Wishon's site. I recall my fitter asking about turf and sand conditions I normally play from. These were his recommendations and I agreed.

Aside from my 771csi PW my other wedges are all PCF Micro Tour w/ AeroTech i70r steel-fiber. Yes... they are sweet.

That was one of the problems I had with the PCF wedges when I was experimenting with them I never could get the weight right for me either. Went through the shaft changes too. My buddy Bo Bear has those wedges and loves them

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Driver ---- Honma G1_X Stock tuned Honma R shaft---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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I golfed many years ago but took about 20 years off. I got back into it about 3 years ago due to a bad hip and not being able to play other sports requiring running etc. I am 6'5" and was fitted for clubs last year. I was told that everything I needed was pretty standard with the exception of needing +1" club length. I wanted to keep the cost down on this first set of clubs so I purchased a set of Adams Speedline because they came in +1" out of the box. My plan after golfing for a couple more years is to get fitted again and get a custom set. I just didn't want to invest in a set while in learning mode (not that I'll ever stop learning). My handicap since starting to use the clubs last year has gone from +20 to 11.3.

 

With all that being said. I need to add a gap or lob wedge to my bag and I'm not sure what to get. I am pretty good with my PW from 100-50 yards but need something when I get closer. My research has left me confused with things like bounce, grind, loft etc. I am leaning towards a 58 or 60 degree but the rest has me baffled. Help!

Actually everyone on here has given good alternatives and I will add one more. The Renegar Wedges like I tested here for MGS are a great versitile wedge with their sole design. You can play them in different conditions and they have a variation of bounce or no bounce built in. I am not gaming mine now but they are on the side burner. For some reason I ended up with a mental block and just trust my old 588 Clevelands that I have played for years

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Driver ---- Honma G1_X Stock tuned Honma R shaft---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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If you play courses with different ground conditions, I highly suggest that you take a look at the SCOR wedges, or the newer TK15 Hogan wedges.  Both are designed with a "V-Sole" that allows for multiple ground conditions.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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The wedge that I prefer is the Mack Daddy from Callaway and is a 54 degree loft and is good around 75 to 100 yards from the green.  It has a bounce of 11 with a tour grind, which means it has a relatively high bounce rate.  Once you get below an 8 you are considered to have a low bounce rate.  Since you are coming back to the game I would recommend a high bounce for you to get the ball up in air and land a little softer on the green.  The second club I would recommend is the Mack Daddy 60 degree wedge and it is good from 50 yards and in.  It has a bounce of 9, which will give you more control around the greens.  I hope this information is helpful.

 

Mike 

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If your still going through the decision process and are interested in trying out the SCOR type of wedges, that have been mentioned in this thread,which are now the Hogan TK wedges BenHogangolf.com is offering a 21 day trail for the cost of shipping (think it like $19.95). Cheap way to get a true feel of them out on the course...and if you want used SCOR wedges I've seen them on can on eBay and at the PGA Superstores.

Driver: Titleist 915 D2 9.5 w/Grafalloy 65 Pro-Launch Blue Shaft R-Flex

3W: Titleist 915 w/Diamana S+ Blue 70 R-Flex

4 Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 20* w/iRod 75 F3R-Flex

5Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 24* w/iRod 75 F3R-Flex

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 28*, 32*, 36*, 40* UST Mamiya Recoil 660 F3R-Flex

Wedges: Ben Hogan Ft Worth 44*, TK 48*, 52*, 56*, 60* UST Mamiya Recoil 660 F3R

Putter: Scotty Cameron GOLO 5 Dual Balance

 

 

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A little late to this discussion.

 

And not to muddy the waters for Scoot. But my short game has never been better than this year and it coincides with me putting the Titleist SM6's into play. I have a 3 wedge,4 degree separation beginning with a 50*

 

They have several bounce and multiple grind options. I find the F and M to be the most versatile and I have the K grind in the 58 degree.

:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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XE1  it does all the work lol

Yep!  That's funny!!  I am sure it works for some people.  BUT, one of the guys I play with regularly has one.  He's a 6 hcp.  He only used it from certain lies.  He doesn't really need it, and recently took it out of his bag.  

 

Second part of the story...  my wife is not very good from greenside bunkers.  She's a 17 hcp but until this year, hasn't played many courses with sand except when we travel, so she doesn't get much practice from it.  I thought maybe the XE1 would be a good club for her from the bunkers, so I borrowed it from my buddy.  She used it for one round and hated it, so back it went.  I then dug up a pre-2010 Titleist Vokey 60* that I had in the garage, and she loves it.

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I ended up with a Nike 60 degree with a 6 bounce and took advantage of clearance pricing. I really like the low bounce for tight lies and rough around the green.

Driver: Taylor Made SLDR

Irons: Taylor Made RSi2 4-PW

Hybrids: Adams Tight Lies 3 and 5

Putter: Taylor Made Spyder

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 50, 56, 60

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