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Last year I switched from Vokey wedges to the Taylormade MG3's & MG2's, just wondering what others thought about the differences with other brands & what would the proper loft gaps be? I guess I figure about 4degrees between them? lmk

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On 7/13/2023 at 7:01 PM, Heater said:

Last year I switched from Vokey wedges to the Taylormade MG3's & MG2's, just wondering what others thought about the differences with other brands & what would the proper loft gaps be? I guess I figure about 4degrees between them? lmk

I think 4° is fine, can get the wedges so places more or less loft anyway, I think 2° difference is not going to be the effort. 
6° is the maximum anyway I think. Difference in wedges, I have 3 different RTX5 58° with bounce of 6°, Wilson 54° bounce 11°, CBX2 48° bounce 9°, Wilson D9 42° and yet all feel different. I still have RTX5 62° with bounce of 6°and CBX2 58° bounce 10°, but I don't use the last 2. For CBX2 58° the RTX5 58° replaced it, the 62° was a very good price. The RTX5 58° gave me a better feel than the CBX2 58° and with Low bounce is better for me game and on terrain where I play.The 54° I actually only use in the Bunker sometimes is for shots from 50-75m. 48° use for shots less than 100m, 42° is my P-wedge I use around the green and shots from 100 to 110metres, it is of course better to have all the same ones due to circumstance it didn't come of it especially financially, If I see a good € for the Cleveland RTX 6 54° low+ 8° think my wilson 54° will go out.
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4-6° gap is normal, but it’s not about the loft on the wedge as much as it is the distance.

Somewhere in the range of 12-16 yards is what’s suggested for wedges. Whatever loft numbers get that is what one would need. It may require bending wedges either strong or weak depending on what one wants to happen to then bounce 

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I have been playing Vokey's for many years now and was fitted about a year ago.  My wedges are 4 deg apart and that gives me 10 yards apart on a full swing. I have tried different Cleveland and Ping wedges over the years but stuck with Vokey. 

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I have four degrees separation between my Callaway Paradym X approach wedge and Edison gap wedge (46 to 50 degrees)  than five more degrees between my Edison sand and lob wedges (55 and 60).  The gapping seems to work with me.  I love the Edison wedges.  They have made a major improvement to my game.

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The PW in my Apex MB 18's is lofted at 46°, so I have a 50° Vokey SM-8 and 54° & 58° MG3's. I like the 4° of separation as the full shots go from 90 yds for the 58°, 105 yds for the 54°, 120 yds for the 50° and 135 for the PW

I briefly flirted with the idea of going 6° between and replacing the 50° and 54° with a 52°, thereby freeing up a spot at the top of the bag to help with my gapping up there, but most of the courses I play locally aren't long enough for it to make sense.

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12 hours ago, Ben Joest said:

The PW in my Apex MB 18's is lofted at 46°, so I have a 50° Vokey SM-8 and 54° & 58° MG3's. I like the 4° of separation as the full shots go from 90 yds for the 58°, 105 yds for the 54°, 120 yds for the 50° and 135 for the PW

I briefly flirted with the idea of going 6° between and replacing the 50° and 54° with a 52°, thereby freeing up a spot at the top of the bag to help with my gapping up there, but most of the courses I play locally aren't long enough for it to make sense.

 

It is all about finding what gaps you get with the clubs.   From what I have read and heard others comment is that when switching from set clubs to specialty clubs (9i to PW, PW to GW or GW to SW depending on where they stop their set) the gapping may not be a standard amount since specialty wedges typically launch higher and spin more.   

It all comes down to a player trying the clubs and seeing how they gap out. 

 

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Currently rocking a 52/56/60 degree wedge system. But find the distance gap from PW(46) to my 52 is noticeable on fuller swings. 
currently considering a switch to a 50/54/60 setup. As my 60 is predominantly used when needing that height and not so much as a stock distance club. 
Anyone else have a similar setup and has found any benefits?

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On 7/18/2023 at 2:51 AM, Swalker said:

Currently rocking a 52/56/60 degree wedge system. But find the distance gap from PW(46) to my 52 is noticeable on fuller swings. 
currently considering a switch to a 50/54/60 setup. As my 60 is predominantly used when needing that height and not so much as a stock distance club. 
Anyone else have a similar setup and has found any benefits?

I'm in the same situation, Only difference is I have a UW that's part of my irons (Ping i210s) and have it in the bag sometimes, However then the gap from the UW (Which is a 50) to the 56 on full swings is noticeable. Thought about switching it up and adding 54/58 ping glides but caught in two minds. 

Considered dropping the 3 wood out an playing all 4 wedges 50/52/56/60. Don't really hit my 3 wood. 

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