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Hey folks:

I'm considering new wedges this season. Currently I play 3 wedges. My iron set PW is Titleist 990 at 47 degrees (135 yards). Vokey SM4 50 degrees (120 yards) and Vokey SM4 56 degrees (100 yards). I have a higher ball flight in all clubs, including wedges and spin it in a good range. I hit the PW very consistent yardage, but I notice that my Vokey's can sometimes balloon a bit and lose 10 yards in carry. Could be that I'm releasing a hair early and adding loft with not great contact. Anyway, would like to find new 50 and 56 wedges that are designed to flight a bit lower and hopefully get more consistent carry #'s and contact. Any suggestions on what I should demo/buy are appreciated.

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Driver - Titleist TS3 9.5

3 wood - Orlimar Tri-Metal 14 degree

Irons - 3-PW Titleist DCI 990

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM4 50 degree and SM4 56 degree

Putter - Odyssey WH RX VLine

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There have been a bunch of different wedges reviewed here by MGS staff and some of us hacks.  I personally was part of the Ping Glide wedge review in 2017.  Obviously there have been some tweaks by Ping on these to the current model, but they are by far the best wedges I've ever had in the bag.  Definitely recommend that you at least give the Ping Glide's a whirl.


 

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:bridgestone-small:  JGR 9.5*  Driver Graphite Design AD DI-6x 
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 15*   Fairway UST ProForce V2 7F5 76g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 19* & 22* Hybrid UST ProForce V2 90g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR HF-2 irons (5i - AW)  KBS Tour 130x

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Wedges (54, 58)
MATI Mamo Putter 33"  Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B-RX

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4 hours ago, Steve-ooo said:

Anyway, would like to find new 50 and 56 wedges that are designed to flight a bit lower and hopefully get more consistent carry #'s and contact. Any suggestions on what I should demo/buy are appreciated.

there are some shafts designed to help lower flight,  but generally club speed, angle of attack, and loft delivered at impact determine height/launch angle.    The simplest way to lower flight is decreased loft at impact to lower launch angle.   Consistent carry and contact is swing related and just something you have to practice. 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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A wedge that doesn't get too much press is the TM MG2 wedge. Just a fantastic wedge all around. I'm looking for a 58* and will probably look at the SM8.


:ping-small: G400 MAX  Alta CB- 55

:cobra-small: FW 15* King F-7 :Fuji: PRO-65

:ping-small: G400 Hybrid Alta CB-70

PXG 0211 5-SW Mitsubishi MMT Graphite

:titelist-small: AP1 52* SW TT XP-95

:taylormade-small: MG 58* TT DG Wedge

:bettinardi-1: BB-41

Grips- GP MCC+4

 

 

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21 hours ago, Steve-ooo said:

Hey folks:

I'm considering new wedges this season. Currently I play 3 wedges. My iron set PW is Titleist 990 at 47 degrees (135 yards). Vokey SM4 50 degrees (120 yards) and Vokey SM4 56 degrees (100 yards). I have a higher ball flight in all clubs, including wedges and spin it in a good range. I hit the PW very consistent yardage, but I notice that my Vokey's can sometimes balloon a bit and lose 10 yards in carry. Could be that I'm releasing a hair early and adding loft with not great contact. Anyway, would like to find new 50 and 56 wedges that are designed to flight a bit lower and hopefully get more consistent carry #'s and contact. Any suggestions on what I should demo/buy are appreciated.

You need to see where contact is made on the face and what your loft at impact is...this would need a launch monitor that can read clubhead data

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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6 months ago I would have suggested anything but the PING Glide 2.0... but I finally cracked the code and now it's become a reliable friend.  So many good ones to choose from really.  I think part of my issue was technique as I am switching from a bump and run player to a traditional wedge approach shot.  Mine is a 56/12 which is my go to club from around 50 yards and closer. Try some out before you buy.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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