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My Callaway Apex Pro Approach Wedge is 50 degrees.

My Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (starting to get old) raw is 53 degrees

And my Swiss Army Knife: Callaway MD5 Jaws X Grind is 58 degrees. Anything I ask this wedge to do, it does. 
 

Although this is a 3 wedge set-up, with the jacked up lofts on my Apex 19 Combo irons, I can carry a 3 Iron and a 7 Wood, which hit the ball about the same distance but with very different trajectories. I hit it a mile high with the 7 Wood (20 degrees) and I hit the stinger with the 3 iron (18 degrees). My old set which was 48, 52, 56 and 60 didn’t give me this option. The Callaway X Grind allows me to really open the face and hit great flops, so I no longer need the 60 or a 62 degree wedge. I wanted to share my less than typical set-up and see if anyone does something similar. 

Driver: Ping 425 Max; Rogue White 70

3 Wood: Ping 410; Mitsubishi Tensei Orange

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

8-AW Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19

Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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11 minutes ago, DukeStKing said:

My Callaway Apex Pro Approach Wedge is 50 degrees.

My Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (starting to get old) raw is 53 degrees

And my Swiss Army Knife: Callaway MD5 Jaws X Grind is 58 degrees. Anything I ask this wedge to do, it does. 
 

Although this is a 3 wedge set-up, with the jacked up lofts on my Apex 19 Combo irons, I can carry a 3 Iron and a 7 Wood, which hit the ball about the same distance but with very different trajectories. I hit it a mile high with the 7 Wood (20 degrees) and I hit the stinger with the 3 iron (18 degrees). My old set which was 48, 52, 56 and 60 didn’t give me this option. The Callaway X Grind allows me to really open the face and hit great flops, so I no longer need the 60 or a 62 degree wedge. I wanted to share my less than typical set-up and see if anyone does something similar. 

you don't have a PW?   If you do you technically have a 4 wedge setup.    the bounce and loft for clubs is strictly what works and provides the desired gapping for an individual.  For example Edison wedges don't use typical lofts as they are supposed to carry farther.   Ultimately if it works it works.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
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        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2

 

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50/54/58 is a popular setup, so you arent far off. Im thinking of going to a 48/52/58 setup to either play 13 clubs or give me another option at the top as well if I can ever find a driving iron that I like. 

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  • Driver: :ping-small: G400 MAX
  • Woods::cobra-small: F6 Baffler AD DI 8S
  • Hybrid: :cobra-small: F7 Hybrid AD DI 95s
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120x
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
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My GW is 48, SW is 54 & LW 58 was thinking about getting my SW bent to 53 to have 5 degrees between each of them. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

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6 hours ago, cnosil said:

you don't have a PW?   If you do you technically have a 4 wedge setup.    the bounce and loft for clubs is strictly what works and provides the desired gapping for an individual.  For example Edison wedges don't use typical lofts as they are supposed to carry farther.   Ultimately if it works it works.

Just because it has P stamped on it doesn’t make it a pitching wedge- it’s a 9 Iron. The jacked up lofts these days. 🙄

Yes- based on what’s stamped on the bottom, you are right. 

 

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Driver: Ping 425 Max; Rogue White 70

3 Wood: Ping 410; Mitsubishi Tensei Orange

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

8-AW Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19

Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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5 hours ago, Headhammer said:

My GW is 48, SW is 54 & LW 58 was thinking about getting my SW bent to 53 to have 5 degrees between each of them. 

And I’m thinking of bending my A Wedge to 49 or 48 to get a little more of a gap between it and the 53. 

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Driver: Ping 425 Max; Rogue White 70

3 Wood: Ping 410; Mitsubishi Tensei Orange

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

8-AW Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19

Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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I have a wedge setup spaced by 4 degrees.  Actually all my irons are spaced by 4 degrees.  My wedge set up is PW, GW, SW, LW at 46°, 50°, 54° and 58°.  The 4° gapping allows me to carry the 4th wedge. 

Driver:  TaylorMade 300 Mini 11.5° (10.2°), Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S Velocore

3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon blades 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW / LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 50°/ 58° DS, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

SW:  Callaway MD5 Jaws 54°, TT DG Tour Issue S200 115g wedge shaft

Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 GSS custom, Salty MidPlus cork grip

Grips: BestGrips Augusta Microperf leather slip on

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My set up is close with the pw at 45, then a 49, 53 & 57.

Modern Bag: :Sub70:  849 Pro 9*, Hazrdous Smoke S Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 15*, & 23* Hybrids; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  :cleveland-small: Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  :ping-small: Heppler Fetch;  Ball - :Snell: MTB-Black; Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - :wilson_staff_small: Persimmon; 3w - :Hogan: Speed Slot; 5w - :wilson_staff_small: Tour Block; 3 - pw - :wilson_staff_small: Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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Personally I play a set PW at 45* followed by specialty wedges at 50*, 55* & 60*.  

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Driver:  :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus+ (7.25*) - Fujikura Ventus Black 6X Tipped 1" 

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus+ (14.25*) - Fujikura Ventus Blue 7x Tipped 1"

Driving Iron: :taylormade-small: P790 UDI 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 100 6.5

4 Iron: :taylormade-small: P790 - KBS C-Taper 130 X

Irons (5-7) :taylormade-small: P7MC - KBS C-Taper 130 X

Irons (8-P) :taylormade-small: P7MB - KBS C-Taper 130 X

Wedges: :taylormade-small: MG3 Black 50.09 / 55.11 - KBS TOUR FLT 130 X

60* Wedge: :taylormade-small: High Toe Raw - KBS Tour 130 X

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) 

Bag:  :taylormade-small: FlexTech Stand Bag

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5X #11

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: R1 Smart Rangefinder

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I have PW 45, GW 50 then 54 and 58 .. I like 4-5 between each wedge .. I used to play 56 - 60 but decided the 58 was more beneficial then the 60 and so far it has worked.

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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Unless I need to change the bounce I typically don’t play non stated loft in my sw or lw. I’ll adjust my vw if needed to fit a gap

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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My set GW is a 48°, and then I carry a 52° and a 58°. Same as you, a low-bounce 58° lets me open the face so it's plenty of loft (the full-face grooves help). I rarely use it though, since in most instances a partial shot with a 52° offers me a larger margin for error. 

Driver - :cobra-small:Radspeed XB, Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
3 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
5 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Fujikura Motore X F3 6-S
4 Hybrid - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Mitsubishi MMT 80 S

Irons - :cobra-small:Radspeed 5-GW, KBS $-Taper Lite S
Wedges - :cobra-small:King Cobra Snakebite 52° & 58°, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S
Putter - :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Black Ten 35"
Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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My wedges are 45° - 50° - 56° - 60°, but it's an individual choice so I wouldn't presume to tell someone else what they should play. I only use a full swing with the 45° & 50°, almost never with the 56° (sand) or 60° (short sided over a trap/hazard). YMMV

  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° & 3W
  • Mizuno CLK 3H 19°, JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B Fit@TrueSpec ER2
  • Maxfli Tour Snell MTB-Black
  • Ping Pioneer - MGI Zip Navigator AT
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On 7/30/2021 at 10:23 AM, scooterhd2 said:

50/54/58 is a popular setup, so you arent far off. Im thinking of going to a 48/52/58 setup to either play 13 clubs or give me another option at the top as well if I can ever find a driving iron that I like. 

48, 52, 58 is my preferred setup and I love it. Like the OP, I like the versatility and swiss-army knife nature of a 58. And I'm pretty comfortable with partial shots with my 48, so I tend to use that more than my 52. So by sticking with those three (two and a half?), I tend to focus more on getting good with the clubs I have rather than worrying about which of four wedges is best for which shot. Don't know if that's the best approach, but it works well enough for me. 

Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Ping G400 3 wood.

Cleveland Halo Launcher 3 hybrid.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons (5-PW). 

Assorted wedges (48, 52, 58).

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 putter.

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I have a 54...but yes?

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Driver: Titleist 915 D3 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: Odyssey Versa #7 32"

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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I did back in the day when I was playing with my Cleveland TA3's. Because my PW was 46* so it was Cleveland Tour Action REG.588 51* bent 50*, 53* Diadic, and 58*. Sometimes I would switch out the 58* for the 60* BeCu. Probably my favorite set up of all time. Occasionally I will game them for nostalgias sake.  

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Currently 46, 50, 54, 58. Traditionally have gone 47, 52, 58 or 47, 54, 60.

  • Nike Vapor Fly Pro 10.5*
  • Titleist 980F 15*
  • Wilson Staff Fybrid 19.5*
  • Mizuno MP-20 HMB 22-46* 
  • Mizuno T22 Denim Copper 50*
  • Callaway JAWS FT PM 54*
  • Callaway Forged 58*
  • Mizuno M-Craft 1
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On 7/30/2021 at 8:34 AM, DukeStKing said:

My Callaway Apex Pro Approach Wedge is 50 degrees.

My Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (starting to get old) raw is 53 degrees

And my Swiss Army Knife: Callaway MD5 Jaws X Grind is 58 degrees. Anything I ask this wedge to do, it does. 
 

Although this is a 3 wedge set-up, with the jacked up lofts on my Apex 19 Combo irons, I can carry a 3 Iron and a 7 Wood, which hit the ball about the same distance but with very different trajectories. I hit it a mile high with the 7 Wood (20 degrees) and I hit the stinger with the 3 iron (18 degrees). My old set which was 48, 52, 56 and 60 didn’t give me this option. The Callaway X Grind allows me to really open the face and hit great flops, so I no longer need the 60 or a 62 degree wedge. I wanted to share my less than typical set-up and see if anyone does something similar. 

I'm near the same setup (49, 54, 58), but to be honest, I go more on what carry distances I hit the clubs. 

  • I want my 49 (or 48 or 50) to be 100-110y, basically a smooth or knockdown can be 100y carry
  • My 54-ish club is played for 85-95y shots
  • My 58 is my go to for around greens, bunkers, but goes 70-80 if I go full swing (really rare). 

As an example on my Gap wedge (49* '19 apex pro combo set), it's that 100-110 yardage. In nearly an identical looking Cally Jaws wedge, it's 48* and covers the same yardage. My previous set, this was covered by a 50* wedge. 

 

 

 

 

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As my sig states, set PW in the HM Pro, but then 48, 53, 58.

In a :ping-small: Hoofer Lite bag

 :mizuno-small: ST180, 10.5, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX119 18* Hybrid, Project X Evenflow Blue, 6.0

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal Pro 4-P, Nippon 950GH Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe Raw 48* (bent from 50*), 53* (bent from 54*), and 58*, Nippon 950GH Stiff Flex

 SIK Golf Flo-C

:titelist-small: Pro V1X, 2021 Model, #33

 

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I have 5 degree gaps from Lob down to 8 iron,      58, 53, 48, 43, 38.

This effectively made my PW (factory loft of 46) redundant, so i have tossed it.   Most brands make the GW and PW the same headweight and length, whilst not making a bigger loft gap,  which should be criminal.            I now have room for extra club at the top of the bag.

 

 

 

 

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