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Just curious as to how many of you carry a fourth wedge, specifically 60* or more? I have a few clubs I swap out at the top end of my bag depending on the course, but I've been thinking of adding a lob wedge to my options based on the course I'm playing. For those you that play a lob wedge setup, how often are you actually using it a round? Just in case the question pops up I'm currently carrying PW (47) Gap (50) and SW (56).

 

 

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First off, I have no idea what my max distance is with the wedge. This pretty much goes for all irons, but especially with the wedges. I have certain distances I try to swing my irons. But that's a di

Just curious as to how many of you carry a fourth wedge, specifically 60* or more? I have a few clubs I swap out at the top end of my bag depending on the course, but I've been thinking of adding a l

I carry 5 - PW (44), 48,52,56,60. The 60 is indispensable on the course I play and even more so this time of year with the thick rough.   I suppose it really matters what the conditions are at the

Just curious as to how many of you carry a fourth wedge, specifically 60* or more? I have a few clubs I swap out at the top end of my bag depending on the course, but I've been thinking of adding a lob wedge to my options based on the course I'm playing. For those you that play a lob wedge setup, how often are you actually using it a round? Just in case the question pops up I'm currently carrying PW (47) Gap (50) and SW (56).

 

 

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Piggybacking on your question. I have a PW and a SW. What kind of yardage are people looking to hit with a 60. Or is it strictly just for going over obstacles. Right now I just open my 56 if I really need loft and half swing for anything under 50 yards. Just curious.

 

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I don't really adhere to the 14 club rule but I carry 5 wedges (PW, GW, 52, 56 and 60). My 60 degree is my 100, 75 and 50 yard in club.

 

 

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I do. It's my main greenside club

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I carry a 52 56 and 60. I use to use the 60 a lot around the greens but I've been trying to use the other 2 more as well. I can hit the 60 around 100 yards on a full swing

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I carry a 52 56 and 60. I use to use the 60 a lot around the greens but I've been trying to use the other 2 more as well. I can hit the 60 around 100 yards on a full swing

Forgive my ignorance. Trying to learn. So what's your gapping if you hit the 60 100 yards? Just curious what the setup is like. My shots inside 100 yds are..sporadic at best... Trying to learn what better players do. Tips are appreciated.

 

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Forgive my ignorance. Trying to learn. So what's your gapping if you hit the 60 100 yards? Just curious what the setup is like. My shots inside 100 yds are..sporadic at best... Trying to learn what better players do. Tips are appreciated.

 

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There are various techniques on partial shots. Dave Pelz is a popular one.

 

You could have 3-4 yardage's with each wedge.

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Just curious as to how many of you carry a fourth wedge, specifically 60* or more? I have a few clubs I swap out at the top end of my bag depending on the course, but I've been thinking of adding a lob wedge to my options based on the course I'm playing. For those you that play a lob wedge setup, how often are you actually using it a round? Just in case the question pops up I'm currently carrying PW (47) Gap (50) and SW (56).

 

 

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Funny you bring this up as I sort-of have a dilemma all of a sudden on this very subject.

 

I've slowly gained a lot of knowledge on wedges over the past several months thanks in large part to reading posts here and YT vids like this one...

 

 

Many will say that it's best to buy or replace your wedge sets all at once if possible, but for me I can only budget one at a time. My plan was originally to try out replacing my most lofted wedge that came with my GMax set (SW at 56*) with something "better" since I use that club on almost every hole. I got the Glide 2.0 Stealth in 58* and the ES grind and it has been so impressive for me that I've now decided to also replace my set's PW & GW with similar models. In fact I just ordered my new "GW" yesterday that's also a Glide 2.0 Stealth with ES grind but set to 54*and next month I'll be ordering a 50*. I thought I had it all figured out...

 

Now the dilemma...Also yesterday, I received an announcement from MGS that I had somehow won a custom wedge from Fourteen Golf! Great! Now what? :unsure: So I'm actually thinking to have that club lofted at 60* and have it as my optional "4th wedge" going forward. If I carry it, I'd probably ditch either my 3W or 5W, so we'll see...

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Here is a great example of what to practice, and make yourself a chart to get those distances down. I practiced this for around a hour a day, and I can (before the sideways stuff) could count on this every single time. You can do it for your other clubs too, I'm working on everything up to a 5 iron. https://youtu.be/ndoEMAaw4FY

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Here is a great example of what to practice, and make yourself a chart to get those distances down. I practiced this for around a hour a day, and I can (before the sideways stuff) could count on this every single time. You can do it for your other clubs too, I'm working on everything up to a 5 iron. https://youtu.be/ndoEMAaw4FY

I like the idea of a chart for all four of my wedges and including positions. But he started losing me when he went into the graph.

 

Think I'll just keep it simple.

 

 

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I have an xe1wedge 65* - along with Volkey SM 5 50/54/58 wedges. Use the 65 to get out of green side bunkers - it's more effective than my 54* SW esp in soft sand. I also use it for higher grass areas around the green. It provides me more control. I follow the Peltz recommendation to write the 3 distances on a piece of tape on the shaft for his 10:30/9:00/7:30 backswing positions.

 

 

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Set pw, 50/54/60. I rarely full swing 54 and 60. My use varies for each based on lie, distance, and if I need to carry an obstacle. I try to hit different shots with each

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I carry a 47* PW from my iron set, then a 50*, 52*, 56*, And my trusty 60*. Now I said CARRY, these. I've found since getting much more involved and dedicated to my wedge game this Year and practice once a day in the yard, my 60 is my go to for a majority of shots. If I'm 50-60 yards and in, there's a 90% chance I'm using my 60*. I've become very comfortable with it, and have become familiar with the types of shots I can & cant hit with it. Ranging from low/punchy bump and runs, flops greenside with the pin 5-10 feet from the fringe, and chipping anywhere within 60 yards if I have nothing I need to hit UNDER.

 

The only times I find myself reaching for a 56 is when I'm around the green buried some thicker rough or in the sand. Or else is when I'm outside that 60 yard range and I don't plan on playing a “soft 8 iron”.

 

The 52 degree is something I'm becoming more familiar too with practice, but is the least comfortable club to hit out of my wedges due to lack of practice and confidence I've achieved with say my trusty 60 degree. I like it for full swings when I need to hit the 85 yard range, but still have it stop and check once it hits the green.

 

My 50 is my second most comfortable wedge I have (same brand, spec, and model as my 60). That's my go-to “100 yard sniper” I love it, and has a tighter dispersion and consistency than my PW for distance control.

 

That's just what works for ME. Honestly the best route is to find some decent second hand wedges , try them all out in different ways and see what fits your style of play and what you need on the course most frequently. It won't take long before you start leaning towards particular favorites. I feel I could honestly take my 52 and 56 out of my bag, and I wouldn't be heart broken what so ever or feel I'm going to play any worse of a Round. I'm just that much more comfortable and confident in my 50 and 60. Long story short, If you don't FEEL like your game is missing out because of lack of wedges, it's probably isn't. I know a guy who's only wedge is a PW, and it's all he knows or uses. But because of this, he has become more versatile with that one club, than most people are with their entire range of wedges.

 

 

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Also to answer the question, if you can't achieve a shot a 60-64 degree can, by opening up your highest lofted wedge. Then presto, a 60 wouldn't hurt anything if you have the money and space to add it to the bag :) I wouldn't trade my 60 for the world

 

 

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Forgive my ignorance. Trying to learn. So what's your gapping if you hit the 60 100 yards? Just curious what the setup is like. My shots inside 100 yds are..sporadic at best... Trying to learn what better players do. Tips are appreciated.

 

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A full 60 is around 100. The 56 is around 110 and the 52 is 120. Lately I've dialed it back so I hit more 56s to around 100 but that's just me trying to develop more variety in shots so I don't get painted into a corner as much when playing

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A full 60 is around 100. The 56 is around 110 and the 52 is 120. Lately I've dialed it back so I hit more 56s to around 100 but that's just me trying to develop more variety in shots so I don't get painted into a corner as much when playing

I've got a much lower swing speed - my 60* is 70 yrds (full swing). 

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Forgive my ignorance. Trying to learn. So what's your gapping if you hit the 60 100 yards? Just curious what the setup is like. My shots inside 100 yds are..sporadic at best... Trying to learn what better players do. Tips are appreciated.

 

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First off, I have no idea what my max distance is with the wedge. This pretty much goes for all irons, but especially with the wedges. I have certain distances I try to swing my irons. But that's a different story. If I were to hit my wedge with a max swing, there is a very good chance I would see it hit the green and come screaming back towards me. This looks very cool, but there is really no controlling how far it comes back, plus, the likelihood of it going off line also increases.

 

To me the Dave Pelz Clock Face System is a great idea but a bit cumbersome to think and talk so for simplicity sake, I will say, a full swing is club head behind your head, 3/4 swing is ear high to ear high. 1/2 swing is waist high to waist high, and 1/4 swing is knee high to knee high. These four swings with 4 clubs give you 16 known distance inside 125 yards. I expanded that and have practiced using all my clubs these 4 swings and will not hesitate to go to these during the round. 

 

This could be a lot to remember, and when I first started doing this 8 years ago, I created a chart and carried with me. Also, I don't adhere as much to this system as I used to and use it as a general guide line now, and base my swing on it.

 

Club--Full--3/4--1/2--1/4

 PW   125  100  70   40

 GW   110   85   60   30

 SW    90    75   45   25

 LW     80   70   30   20

 

At the time, I hit all wedges by imagining cutting the legs off the ball, or striking a match under the ball with the bounce of the club. This would cause the ball to hop and stop with almost no roll. Looks cool, but depends a lot on the lie and knowing exact distances.

 

Now, I am not as "handsy" with my wedge swing and hit down on the ball more. I still use the clock method to determine the swing length but use my body turn to gauge the speed of the swing more and allow for more run out once the ball is on the green.

 

I need to work out my distances better since I started back with a different swing. I will do this once I get the Precision Pro NX7 PRO to test.

 

My distance really do not matter, but I recommend that you try these 4 swings with your 3 or 4 wedges so that you have some better idea once you are in this range and develop your own chart or go to clubs.

 

Knowing that at 75 yards you need to swing you 56 wedge ear to ear can go along way to relieving some of the anxiety with this shot. Especially if you have to hit over a bunker or water.

 

And no where does it say you must hit a wedge from inside a certain distance. Go to the range and hit all club these 4 swings and see what you get. It is nice to know that you are 100 yards from the green with tree limbs in the way and know that for that shot you can hit a 3/4 PW or a 1/2 7 iron or a 1/4 3 iron or hybrid.

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First off, I have no idea what my max distance is with the wedge. This pretty much goes for all irons, but especially with the wedges. I have certain distances I try to swing my irons. But that's a different story. If I were to hit my wedge with a max swing, there is a very good chance I would see it hit the green and come screaming back towards me. This looks very cool, but there is really no controlling how far it comes back, plus, the likelihood of it going off line also increases.

 

To me the Dave Pelz Clock Face System is a great idea but a bit cumbersome to think and talk so for simplicity sake, I will say, a full swing is club head behind your head, 3/4 swing is ear high to ear high. 1/2 swing is waist high to waist high, and 1/4 swing is knee high to knee high. These four swings with 4 clubs give you 16 known distance inside 125 yards. I expanded that and have practiced using all my clubs these 4 swings and will not hesitate to go to these during the round.

 

This could be a lot to remember, and when I first started doing this 8 years ago, I created a chart and carried with me. Also, I don't adhere as much to this system as I used to and use it as a general guide line now, and base my swing on it.

 

Club--Full--3/4--1/2--1/4

PW 125 100 70 40

GW 110 85 60 30

SW 90 75 45 25

LW 80 70 30 20

 

At the time, I hit all wedges by imagining cutting the legs off the ball, or striking a match under the ball with the bounce of the club. This would cause the ball to hop and stop with almost no roll. Looks cool, but depends a lot on the lie and knowing exact distances.

 

Now, I am not as "handsy" with my wedge swing and hit down on the ball more. I still use the clock method to determine the swing length but use my body turn to gauge the speed of the swing more and allow for more run out once the ball is on the green.

 

I need to work out my distances better since I started back with a different swing. I will do this once I get the Precision Pro NX7 PRO to test.

 

My distance really do not matter, but I recommend that you try these 4 swings with your 3 or 4 wedges so that you have some better idea once you are in this range and develop your own chart or go to clubs.

 

Knowing that at 75 yards you need to swing you 56 wedge ear to ear can go along way to relieving some of the anxiety with this shot. Especially if you have to hit over a bunker or water.

 

And no where does it say you must hit a wedge from inside a certain distance. Go to the range and hit all club these 4 swings and see what you get. It is nice to know that you are 100 yards from the green with tree limbs in the way and know that for that shot you can hit a 3/4 PW or a 1/2 7 iron or a 1/4 3 iron or hybrid.

This is so helpful to me. All of the comments are here are but thanks for laying it out for me. Currently my eyeballing is causing me alot of strokes. I love this idea. Just need to spend the time to get it worked out. I need to do some pacing In my back yard I guess to figure out the quarter and half swings.

 

Seriously though. Thank you for this.

 

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This is so helpful to me. All of the comments are here are but thanks for laying it out for me. Currently my eyeballing is causing me alot of strokes. I love this idea. Just need to spend the time to get it worked out. I need to do some pacing In my back yard I guess to figure out the quarter and half swings.

 

Seriously though. Thank you for this.

 

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Glad to help, at least I hope it helps. Once you have the basics down pat you can do more like I do now. The other day, we had a par 3 with a temp teebox that was playing 93 yards. I knew that I could hit the 52 wedge, 3/4 shot and go 85. My 46 or PW goes 100 so, I had a couple of options.

 

Since the pin was on the from and I knew it was an easier putt from short than long, I opted for the 52 and took a couple of practice swing with the club going top of my head high. Then thought "93 yards" as my swing thought. Then I hit it to 2' from the flag. (Wish I was always that accurate but....)

 

Inside 30 yards I look at the flag's location on the green. If I have no green to work with I use the 60 and turn sideways imagine tossing a ball underhanded on to the green. Then base my swing on how hard I would have to throw the ball to get it to land on the green. Then take a couple of practice swings with the club. Remember, I know that it will be between knee high and waist high. If I have some green to work with I use the 52, I know that it will roll roughly the same as it flies. The 60 will not.

 

I can't wait to get my range finder, this will be a great improvement to my short game. Knowing the exact distance to the flag, and having the confidence to hit close is a game changer. This will drastically reduce your handicap.

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