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Timely question for me. Went back to Japanese blades with old style lofts. So PW at 48 took 50 degree GW out of bag.  The risk/reward of either of my forged LWs (Honma or Wilson Staff) make it discretionary at most. Therefore, going out tomorrow with 2 wedges. 🙏

PW and 56/10 SW.

WITB: PXG Gen 6 Driver (stiff Haz RDX Stiff -1/2”), Callaway UW17 (Haz RDX Stiff), Callaway UW19 (Haz RDX Stiff -1”), Takomo 101 4-PW (KBS 105 Reg 2 flat), Miz Pro225 G (ProjX IO 6.0), Wilson Staff HT (DynGold 120 Stiff, Honma Forged 60 (SteelFiber1 10CW XStiff), Tony Penna heel shafted square flange as

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I’m curious to hear thoughts on gapping between wedges. What do people find gives them the best options on the course? 

Currently have PW (41*), 52*, 56*, 60* but thinking of bending my 52* and my 56* down 2* to give me some better gapping.


Difference between my PW and my 52 is about 20 yds and I tend to find myself with a fair number of shots in between that I have to land short with the 52* most of the time. 

I could hit a soft PW but find that I don’t have as much control as I’d like. I tend to do ½ and ¾ swings with my 56 and 60 when needed but for some reason don’t have the same confidence with my PW (perhaps the bounce and grind have something to do with it). 

Anyway, curious to hear what others have to done to address their gapping. 

Driver: Callaway XR 16

3W and 4-Hybrid: Adams Golf Blue

Irons: Rogue ST max, 5-PW

Wedges: Callaway MD3 (56) and MD4 (52), Vokey SM9 (60)

Putter: Oddysey Versa Works Tank V-Line

Ball: Vice Pro Zero

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Currently have Callaway Apex Forged 4 - PW.  The PW stock is 45* where my old TM was 48* so there is a bit of a gap between that and my 52, 56, 60 Vokeys.  Grooves might be a tad worn on the 52 (definitely on the 56sw) so it might be time to replace it with a 50*.   

Side question - what are your feelings/results with bending lofts?  I could potentially bend the Apex 45* a bit weaker to 46* or 47* or go the other way and bend the Vokey 52* down to 51* or 50*.  What kinds of limits are there on loft adjustments like this before you lose functionality?  And do you have to also adjust the lie another degree up or flat to compensate?



Golfer in Summer, Curler in Winter

TM  Stealth  Ventus shaft

Callaway Epic Flash 5 adjusted to 4.

TM SIM 7 wood

TM M1 3 hybrid adjusted to 4

Callaway Apex 4 - P

Vokey 52, 56, 60

Odyssey 2 Ball with Black Line

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I used to use my set PW and AW, and then CBX Zipcore 56 and 60.  Now I use a CBX 54 and Jaws Full Face 58, and am in process of switching out my set AW for a 48 or 50 CBX as well.  I love the CBX line for full swings (the 54 is maybe my favorite club), and feel really comfortable with the Jaws now as my lob.  I also have a Jaws 64 full face but don't use it every round, but it's great for some courses and conditions.

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G425 Max ( Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 55g R)

Woods: :callaway-logo-1: Callaway Big Bertha B23 3 Wood (RCH 55 Regular), :taylormade-small: TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD 5 Wood (Fujikura Speeder NX Red Regular)

Hybrid:  :titleist-small: Titleist TSR2 5 Hybrid (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 R)

Irons: :callaway-logo-1: Callaway Apex 21 DCB (Project X IO Steel R), 

Wedges: :cleveland-small: Cleveland CBX Full Face 2 50, :cleveland-small: Cleveland CBX Zipcore 54, :callaway-logo-1: Callaway Jaws Full Face 58

Putter: :cleveland-small: Cleveland HB Soft #8P (UST All-In)

Ball: :srixon-small: Srixon Q Star Tour


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On 5/12/2023 at 2:51 PM, HotIce said:

I have a serious variety of wedges in my bag:

·        Cleveland Zipcore 52 and 56 degree (Use 110 - 70 yards)

·        Ping MD-3 Milled S-Grind 60 degree (Use as 60-65 yards as a lob, and pitching wedge)

·        Ping Mack Daddy M-Grind 64 degree (Use as 40 – 45 yards as a lob, and sand trap wedge). 

Call me CrAzY, but in a typical round I use them all at various times approaching the green. It has been working great for my game, so curious to see how many wedges are in your bag and how is that working out?

For me, I guess it must just be what I was raised on and that was a 52, 56, and 60-degree wedges (not including the PW). For me, I feel like that difference in lofts is basically perfect, in that the yardages I hit, are pretty easy for me to recall and to pull out when needed. I like others have stated to use all of mine during a round as well. I sometimes pull all of them when I am 100 yards or less just because I like the convenience of different shots that they provide. I even find my 52 provides enough good check on longer green side shots that I use it a lot of the time. I hate to use a "cop-out" answer but a lot of wedge decision I feel is feel based and really depends on how you like your shots. I can hit the ball pretty far (driver - 315-320 average carry), so I don't like stronger lofted wedges because then I feel like I am competing with my PW. Again, all personal preference but I appreciate being a voice in the mix!

Big Sticks:

  • Driver - :titleist-small: TSR3 9* Hzrdus Black 4g Xstiff 70g,
  • 4 Wood - :taylormade-small: Stealth 2 Plus 16.5* Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 80g,
  • Hybrid - :taylormade-small: Stealth 2 Plus 19.5* Hzrdus Black 4g 95g

Irons: :taylormade-small: P770 (4 & 5 Irons), P760 6-PW

Wedges: :Sub70: TAIII 50*, 54*, & 58*

 Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Milled *Custom* @ 37" 

Ball:  :titleist-small: Pro V1x, Maxfli Tour X, & :taylormade-small: TP5x (Under Current Testing)

Home Course: Snowflake Municipal 




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I've got 5 at the moment (P, U 50 degree, 52, 56, 60), mainly because I recently purchased a new iron set with the U wedge.

I need to get 54 and 58 to replace the last 3 wedges.. but for some reason, my yardages are weird with my 50 degree.

Full Swing - 50 goes 95 yards while my 52 goes 100 yards. Maybe it's the way I'm swinging things or the shaft.. but can't figure out what the right gapping is.


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45* P

50* gap

55* sand

60* lob

In the bag
Callaway Paradym triple diamond 
Callaway Paradym 3 wood
Ping G410 19* Hybrid
Ping G425 9 wood
Callaway Apex pro combo set 5-P
Cleveland Zipcore 50-55-60

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4 Wedges for me, but I just got some new irons and may need to adjust because of the gap between my 50 degree Wedge and PW. But here is my list:

PW - 43

Vokey SM9s - 50, 54, 58. 

I am worried that there is too much between my new PW and the 50 degree wedge. I just got my new irons last week and haven't fully dialed in my distances, but I might be switching up the wedges here a little bit, depending on what the PW does. My old set had a Gap wedge that was a 47 degrees, so I am going to have to figure something out with it all. More to come once I get out there and keep testing. 


TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9Deg, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX

TaylorMade SIM2 3 Wood 15 Deg

TaylorMade SIM2 Rescue - 3 19 Deg

Callaway Rogue ST Pro 4-PW

Vokey SM9 Wedges 46, 50, 54, and 58 Deg

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback No. 1

And yes, that is 1 too many clubs in the bag. I usually drop the 54 when I have a tournament.


My swing in slo-mo:

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PXG Driver 9 degrees regular shaft

Taylormade 3 wood and 5 wood regular shaft

Taylormade  3 Rescue stiff shaft

Titliest  Volkey wedges 52 56 60 regular steel shafts

Bridgestone irons 4 thru PW regular steel shafts

Ball Maxfli Tour X or Titliest PV1 X

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I carry the 3 edel wedges. Very good, 50, 54, 58. Weight on Toe end. Based on my Arcoss stats, this is only second behind my putting.  


Taylormade M5 Custom Aldila Rouge Black 130MCI SST Pure Shaft

Taylormade M6 3W Hazardus Yellow

Taylormade M6 3H Hazardus Black 

Callaway Apex Pro Forged SST Pure Irons KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Shaft 1degree upright with each 1/2 Shorter than Std.

Taylormade 50, 54 58 Wedges Custom s200 Shaft Stiff

Ping Sigma 2 Fetch Putter 34'' Custom Fit Via Golftec.

Ball Srixon Z Star xv.

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I have 3, not including the pitching wedge. I don't feel like I've truly used them properly but lately I've made a concerted effort to use all my wedges the way they are intended. I use to use my PW as my go to for almost any situation.



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Always a hot topic and difficult decision for many. I'm at 4 and seems standard, but I could even add a 5th because the top end of my bag seems fine.

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Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   TBD

            :Sub70: 659 TC w/ KBS Tour V 90 Black

Wedge:  :mizuno-small: S23 54,58 w/ KBS Tour Hi-Rev Blackout

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Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)


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I have two past my PW (47°) two SM7 a 52° and a 58°. The PW is wedge only in name, I use it as a 10 iron, mostly full shots (about 145 yards) and the odd chip-and-roll. The 52° is the Swiss knife of "shortish game" and gets used for everything between a full 130-ish yard shot to pitches as short as 20 yards, and chipped quite often as well. The 58° is the titular for bunkers and flops and chips out of the rough when I try to get stopping power. In rare occasions where the greens are ULTRA-hard, the 58 gets used for pitching from 100 yards in, but I don't like that as I tends to overspin it and it flies too high (and I play on a very windy course most of the time).

Aim small... pray to miss small

My bag: Ping hoofer lite. My driver: Nike Vapor Pro. 4w: Inesis 500. Hybrid: Nike Vapor Flex. Irons (4-PW): Takomo 301 combo on KBS tour X. Wedges: Vokey SM7 52° and 58°. Putter: Cleveland Classic HB1. Balls: Inesis Tour900 yellow.

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4 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Always a hot topic and difficult decision for many. I'm at 4 and seems standard, but I could even add a 5th because the top end of my bag seems fine.

I agree with you 100 percent! I now have the Callaway PW, AW and PXG 0311 3X 54 and 58. I could go to 51, 55, 59 to complement the Callaway irons. 

Play like a champion today!

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4 - 47 PW, 52 AW, 56 SW, 60 LW. 
All Callaway Jaws except for the 56, which is a Vokey SM9

Ping G425 9 degree

Sim2Max 5w

TM Stealth 7w

TM p770 4-PW

Callaway JAWS 52, 56, 60

Scotty Cameron Phantom 11.5

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One length Cobra set with PW, GW, & SW … there is a massive distance gap between my GW & SW that causes me to have to finesse a GW instead of hitting a full SW that won’t get there.  Some days it seems I hit in the middle of that gap several times a round. Then I have my favorite … 56* Callaway Apex PM grind and a matching 60* I flop over crap or on short side shots. We have several elevations next to greens that can create situation of chipping down to a green slopping away. 

:titelist-small: TSi3 #1-3-5 all with Tensi Blue S-flex

:callaway-small: 2019 Apex Pro black 3 & 4H Catalyst 70 or    

:titelist-small: TSi3 #2-3 depending on how I’m playing. Tensi Blue

:callaway-small: 2019 Calloway Apex Pro black, 5-PW, Catalyst 100 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo   

:cobra-small:  2020 RadSpeed OL 4H, 5-GW … won’t get to actually use till warmer weather

:callaway-small: 2019 PM-grind, 56° & 60°, KBS steel, Green Cap

:taylormade-small: Blue Spider EX

:titelist-small: Pro V1X

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Recently purchased the Paridym irons and included the P and A wedge so needed something with higher lofts so decided to go with the Jaws 54 and 58 degree. Love the Paradyms but not a big fan of the Jaws wedges. May go back to the Vokey wedges that I had with my Mizuno irons.

:callaway-small: Jaws 58 wedge

:callaway-small:Paradym 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, P, AW, GW

:callaway-small: Paradym 3wood, 5wood, 7wood and Driver

:odyssey-small: White hot OG Seven putter

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