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Personally play 48 degree PW, 52-56-60 wedges.  Hit most sand shots with 56.  Have gap now from 110 to 120 yards as 52 degree tops out and 3/4 PW is more yards.  Any suggestions appreciated.               

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45 - 50 - 54 - 60

My gapping from my 45 to my 54 is determined by my yardage gaps. 

I use 54 the most as I don't really take full swings with my 60.  

 

As for your question - I am having a hard time understanding where your gap is.  Is it between your 48 and 52?  How far do you carry each wedge on full shots?

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47PW, 52, 56 & 60° for me. Most shots around the green played with my 52 unless it's a lob. Could you get the 52 bent to 51? 

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13 minutes ago, higherplane said:

Personally play 48 degree PW, 52-56-60 wedges.  Hit most sand shots with 56.  Have gap now from 110 to 120 yards as 52 degree tops out and 3/4 PW is more yards.  Any suggestions appreciated.               

Your lofts should be based on gap coverage which means there may not be an equal number of degrees between lofts.   This is especially true as you move from set wedges to specialty wedges.  Specialty wedges typically spin more, fly higher, and go less distance than a comparable set wedge.  I’d suggest bending the lofts to fit the yardage gaps. 

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Modern lofts have required a change for me.  I was a former 3-wedge player with 48/52/58.  As of yesterday, I am 46/50/56/60.

 

Play around and find what works for you.  A lot of golfers like to pick one of their wedges to be more of a go-to / all around wedge for most distances.  For me, this will be my 50*.

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My set pw is 45*, plays at 120yds and i have three cleveland rtg's at 49, 53 & 57 to fill in the yardage from 110 down to about 35 with fairly normal face set up and swing lengths.  For shots shorter than that i get creative with the 53, 57 or 8i runner.

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51 minutes ago, Shankster said:

48 - 54 - 58

 

Now that you’ve brought this up, I have a large space between the 54 and the 58. 🤔

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set PW is 46*, then i go 52/56/60.

stock PW is 150, but i'm comfortable with partial shots down to 100, depending on the situation.

52 gets all the work around the greens and i'll use it as a full swing club from 115-130.

56 is my sand club, and i'll use it from 85-110 on a good fairway lie

60 gets used for short sided chips or shots that have to go over a bunker/tree/cart barn/clubhouse/or wherever else i might find myself.  i don't like using it for full swings though.

lots of overlapping yardages with my wedges, but each of those shots is situationally dependent.

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I am currently @ 45/48/52/56/60

I am going to be taking out the 56 because it doesnt have a purpose at this point in time. Anything 100 and in I can make multiple shots with the 45/48/52 depending on where I am shooting from, also depending on green/fairway space I can start flirting with the 45 or even 9/8 iron.

The 56 for me really doesnt server a purpose, 60 I use in sand, and I need something at the top end of the bag.

Seems like you have a similar situation where I added the 48 degree to cover the 110-130 gap I had, Maybe a 50 will work for that gap you have?

 

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PW 45. Then 50-54-58. Not too many full shots with the 58 as I use the 54 for most of the work around the greens and 115 in. Like others have said, go with whatever fits your yardage gaps! It will make a huge difference. 

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iron set wedges at 44 PW, 49 UW, then 56 and 61. Yes, I know it's spaced out widely in the bottom, but it's what I like for full swings, half shots, etc.

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My AW is 49 and apart of my iron set (needed the extra forgiveness for the longer shots), so I added a 54 S grind for more of a straight back half and full swing shot, and a 58 K grind high bounce for bunkers and rough lies around the green. The 58 has been a life saver and minimized my duffs big time with that grind and bounce set up. 

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50-54-58. Just recently replaced the 50 with the matching AW with my 699s that was recommended by 2 last fitters and sub70. Only a few rounds with it. Plays to the same yardage but not sure if it spins as much. May switch back to the 50, gonna give it a few more rounds. I play 50-54-58 cause they gapped good with my last set and still do with my new ones. Have had issues in the past with more lofted wedges getting to under the ball on miss hits. At least thats how i felt anyway.

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PW from my set is 46. Fill in the rest with 50, 54, and 58. I would say I use the 50 degree the most often. It's quite versatile. The other two will get used much more situationally. 

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50, 54, and 58. It's really very rare that I take a full swing with the 54 and 58 - I'm more comfortable with a partial 50 at this point. Prior to this season I had 56 and 60, but changed it up primarily to get the 60 out of my bag. I had a tendency to try to get too "cute" with the 60 and caused myself pain. With a 58, it's just enough harder to do a delicate flop, that I am less likely to try and focus on getting it on the green the first try.

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50/54/58

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45/50/54/58. Each serves a purpose dot distance. Location on course. And bounce for the type of shot

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