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Has anyone had a wedge specific fitting? If so did you find much difference between different brands of wedges with the same loft and bounce? In addition to my PW and AW, I carry a 52* RTX 3.0, a 56* RTX 3.0 and a 60* Ping EYE2. The EYE2 works well for me but is beginning to show a lot of wear and I'm thinking of upgrading it. FYI, I did have a 60* RTX 3.0 but it just didn't work for me.  I'm debating whether I should just replace it with the Glide 3.0 60* EYE2 or go down the path of trying different brands with the same loft and bounce.   

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17 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Has anyone had a wedge specific fitting? If so did you find much difference between different brands of wedges with the same loft and bounce? In addition to my PW and AW, I carry a 52* RTX 3.0, a 56* RTX 3.0 and a 60* Ping EYE2. The EYE2 works well for me but is beginning to show a lot of wear and I'm thinking of upgrading it. FYI, I did have a 60* RTX 3.0 but it just didn't work for me.  I'm debating whether I should just replace it with the Glide 3.0 60* EYE2 or go down the path of trying different brands with the same loft and bounce.   

You bring up a very good OVER LOOKED topic.

I find many golfers are using the wrong bounce for the course being played. One course I play has approach areas like concrete, well my 12* bounce wedge stays home.

Same could be said with hard/wet sand bunkers.

However golf is a sport where players use what they like not what should be used. IMO

Shaft length is another item seen. Some have off the shelf length at up to 1" longer,

shorter than other wedges in the bag. 

Some like like PW longer, same as GAP with 52* and up shorter etc.

Thanks for the topic ⛳✌️

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2 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Has anyone had a wedge specific fitting? If so did you find much difference between different brands of wedges with the same loft and bounce? In addition to my PW and AW, I carry a 52* RTX 3.0, a 56* RTX 3.0 and a 60* Ping EYE2. The EYE2 works well for me but is beginning to show a lot of wear and I'm thinking of upgrading it. FYI, I did have a 60* RTX 3.0 but it just didn't work for me.  I'm debating whether I should just replace it with the Glide 3.0 60* EYE2 or go down the path of trying different brands with the same loft and bounce.   

I've got a 56 RTX 2.0 CB and picked up a 60 Glide 2.0 for more loft and less bounce on touchy shots green side. Loving the Glide 2.0 SS grind so far, could be a discount option to Glide 3.0 if price is a consideration. I don't use it out of the sand, but do usually play it slightly open and am not missing the high toe area from the Eye 2 profile. 

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I had a wedge fitting as part of a full bag fitting at TPI.  So  while Vokey was the only brand we obviously tried.   We did experiment with different grinds and bounce.   I generally play 3 medium bounce and one high bounce wedge, in 46,50,54,58 configuration.  

I'll be going back for a more in-depth fitting once the SM8 are out.  The Long game specific fitting helped my game so much last year.  I'm eager to see what the wedge fitting will result in. 

 

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A wedge fitting much like putter fittings are not as main stream as the full swing fitting but are just as important.

I would think that as many if not more strokes can be found after these fittings.

Bounce, loft, grind, length, shaft weight, grip all need to be considered.

tony@CIC don't leave out Wilson to go with your C300s the new forged wedge does come in a 60 and looks pretty nice.

 

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I've never had a wedge fitting.  Been happy with my SCORs, and now my Callaway PM Grind 54 and 60, even though the bounce is high on my firm turf.  I need a gap wedge, and the Callaway doesn't suit me.  Maybe Cleveland CBX2.  I may try a wedge fitting when I look at drivers later this year.

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I did a wedge fitting when the SM7 released. You can find the review in my signature.

Due to the huge amount of combinations they offer, it was much easier to find the best combo of loft, bounce and grind with Vokey.

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Turf/sand conditions is the #1 factor in picking wedges. I think they all top names perform pretty much the same, but choice of bounce needs to match conditions. Hit 'em all!!

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