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I recently got fitted for new irons and am looking at the gapping of my clubs and trying to fill in what I need. My wedges are getting to their last legs (my 60* for sure) and wondering if shifting to a 3 wedge setup with more options at the top of the bag is the way to go for versatility on tight fairways or long par 3s. Was  thinking a long the lines of a 55* or 56* Edison wedge and then a  PXG 0311X 3I DI  or TM 3 SIM DHY or a 4W  for maximum versatility. I almost feel that having one less wedge may make my decision making around the greens easier but then struggle to justify the options at the top if they are so specialized. Has anyone else been down this road?

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with XStiff :Fuji: XLR8 Draw Setup

3W: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with HZRDUS Yellow 6.5 UPRT or PXG 0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black S 2.5* upright

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting

4-AW: PXG 0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges  54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up  **Testing :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid**

Putter: :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

Ball: :Snell:or KSigs or :taylormade-small: TP5 pix 2.0

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This is so player dependent, but look at your rounds and track how often you need the different long clubs vs the gapping down low. My gap wedge is my 100 yard, my 54 is my 80, my 60 is the sand and high lofted shot. With those I can manufacture most of my shots. If you can do all your 100 in shots with 3 wedges and use the long clubs you’re adding, I’d say go for it. 

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G400 10.5 

M2 3HL

Titleist 818 3 and 4 hybrid 

Ping G15 5-gap

Vokey SM7 54 degrees 

Vokey SM6 58 degrees 

Bobby Grace Shiloh putter

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When I got my new irons I went 7 iron to 49° G and kept my 52° and 56°. But I found that I didn’t need both the 49° and the 52°, so I benched the 52° and put my 7 wood back in the bag. So far it is working out great.


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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
:tour-edge: Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
:tour-edge: HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact #3 putter

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Does this sound familiar?  🙂

 

Great answers thus far and you are struggling with what has become a big question over the past decade.  It is as someone else stated, player dependent.  In my case I looked at my tracking data and found my hole - 56 degree wedge - and also that I was great with my 52 around the green - so out went the 56 and in went the 3 wood - except that I stink with the 3 wood so back in went the 56 with the understanding that it would only be there for me to hang my mask on it. 🙂

 

Whatever you decide to do be sure to check your data to see that you are getting the benefits you were hoping for by making that choice. 

 

Good question, good luck.

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Well, ordered the PXG 0311X 2I DI, will see if I can fit that into my bag. Thanks for the advice guys. I wish golf wasn't so expensive to try and figure out what works. Luckily today is the last day of the PXG sale so I got this for over half the normal price and cheaper than any other DI out there (minus TourEdge)

Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with XStiff :Fuji: XLR8 Draw Setup

3W: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with HZRDUS Yellow 6.5 UPRT or PXG 0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black S 2.5* upright

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting

4-AW: PXG 0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges  54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up  **Testing :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid**

Putter: :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

Ball: :Snell:or KSigs or :taylormade-small: TP5 pix 2.0

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Like Brother @Rchang posted, this is very player dependent.  Some will depend on the highest loft wedge you prefer.

Personally, I like irons from 22* to 50* in even 4* increments, with wedges at 55 and 60.  I'll throw another iron at 18* or 19* to flesh out the set, maybe using a hybrid instead.  Driver and 3w or 4w above the irons/wedges.

If I prefer to go 58* as highest loft, I have sets that run 21 to 49, with a 53/58 wedge combo, and currently have a hybrid between the 3w and 21* iron.

I am decidedly *not* a fan of having 3* gaps in iron sets.  Which may be obvious.  LOL 

Cobra Fly-Z+, Xcaliber Tour 7.5 TS, 44"; Cobra King LTD, HZRDUS Black 75, 6.5, 44.25"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"; TM Stage 2 Tour, SK Fiber Tour Trac 100 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, DGS300; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram 1980 Tour Grinds, Dynamic S; 2-PW MacGregor Muirfield, Dynamic S; 1-PW Wilson Staff 78 Tour Blades, Dynamic S; 2-PW Ram TG-898, Nippon Super Peening Blue X
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, DGS300; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; Golden Ram TW276, DGS; Golden Ram TW282, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 56*, DGS
LW:  Maltby Design 60*, 1.05 sole, DGS; Maltby Design 60* 1.05 sole, NV105
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34", round no taper grip
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, or Kirkland Signature 3 pc, or TM TP5

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Like others have said, this is completely player dependent. I myself this year eliminated the 3 iron, and instead put in either a 3 hybrid or weak 2 iron driving iron. I use the extra space to add a 52 wedge and moved to 4 wedges overall. Gapping is much easier and I have a ton of options from 130 and in.

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In my bag:

Driver: :honma: TR20 460 9.5* Vizard TR20 60X

Wood: :mizuno-small: ST200 TS Dimana D+PLUS Limited Edition 70X

Hybrids: :mizuno-small: CLK 19* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Irons: :honma: TW 747 Rose Proto 4-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :honma: TW-W4 52*, 56*, and 60*Modus Tour 125 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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Thanks. I went ahead and got the DI. Will see how that fits into my game. Maybe replaces a 3w, or 3H or is swappable depending on course. We will see. I too, play 4 wedges, although I cant really hit my 60* full. the 54* is very versatile to me at the moment.

Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with XStiff :Fuji: XLR8 Draw Setup

3W: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with HZRDUS Yellow 6.5 UPRT or PXG 0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black S 2.5* upright

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting

4-AW: PXG 0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges  54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up  **Testing :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid**

Putter: :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

Ball: :Snell:or KSigs or :taylormade-small: TP5 pix 2.0

:Arccos:

 

 

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