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46 minutes ago, Donn lost in San Diego said:

My PW is 44, then a 52 Mizuno, a 56 old style original Hogan Sure-Out sand, and a Don Martin Up-n-In chipper.  I own 2 60 deg wedges and I practice with them, but where I play now I don't put either one in the bag.  Not a lot of thick rough around the greens, so the Up-n-In chippee works near the green.  The gap from 44 to 52 is not an issue, I am pretty good at hitting the 44 less than full swing.

 

When I start playing more, I might go with a pair of Indi wedges, maybe a 48 or 50 and then a 54 or 56.  I tested them at their place, indoors, I did like the feel and spin was slightly higher than my Mizuno, on the indoor mat.  They are 10 minute drive from home.  I feel empathy for those of you in Ohio, Michigan, upstate NY etc. where I used to live.  I ended up in San Diego, next door to all the club companies in Carlsbad.

A strong pitching wedge?

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26 minutes ago, Woody83 said:

A strong pitching wedge?

Not sure what y question.  The stock loft on Ping I 500 PW is 44.  I love my older Mizuno S5 52 x 09 blue wedge so I keep using it.  I don't need an in between, but, when I retire and can play often, I might go with a smaller gap, by getting a 48 or 50 Indi, and then a 54 Indi, just for the heck of it.  The course I play now has lots of hazard areas: under trees, hardpan and twings and leaves, but not much actual rough grass.  My old Hogan Sure Out is almost exclusively for sand, I think it must be a 10 or higher bounce, good for long rough but useless on hardpan.  I think it makes sense to match your clubs to the course.  Owning a few (!) extra clubs for different courses makes sense.  I have a great 5 hybrid but have no use for it right now.  I have a driving iron that I can use in the rare case of deep rough.  

Driver: PXG 0211, A flex Evnflo Riptide (2021). And an old Callaway 454 TI (2004) on regular flex.

3 W: Callaway Steelhead Xr A flex Tensei CK 55 gram. The rest are Regular flex.

5 W : Titleist TSi 1 on Aldila Ascent regular flex.

Driving Iron: Mizuno MP 18 MMC 3 18 degree, on Mamiya Recoil reg flex.

4 iron:  Mizuno Fly-Hi, 24 degree hybrid iron, GFF, even tho it is a hollow body iron.

6,7,8,9,wedge: Ping I 500, on Recoil reg flex shafts.

Gap wedges: 52 x 9 Mizuno forged S5, wedge shaft; 60 x 6 Mizuno forged T7, wedge shaft.

Sand: Old original Hogan Sure Out on Apex original shaft, probably 56 / 12.

Chipper:  (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin "Up n In" bronze? copper? 🙂

Putter: Just switched Jan 2024 to a Odyssey Stroke lab "R" Ball with the 2 piece, multi material shaft.🙃

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2 hours ago, Danorville said:

I play a Set PW (T100s) at 44, then vokey 50, 54 and 58. 

I am considering changing things up though as the 58 is used so little that i might try dropping it and moving the 54 to a 56. I feel like i want a fitting on this specific area of my game, but with stock from previous years to save money haha.

I think it comes down to your play style and game. Do you need more top of the bag options and help? then drop a wedge. Do you need more short-game options and versatility, then you are likely sacrificing a long club. I think it probably comes down to the course you are playing, but I definitely struggle with this decision.

Dropping the 58 to a 56 makes sense.  I own 2 different 60s but they stay in the garage given where I play now.  ALso I use a chipper around the green instead where the pros use a 56, 58, or 60. 

Driver: PXG 0211, A flex Evnflo Riptide (2021). And an old Callaway 454 TI (2004) on regular flex.

3 W: Callaway Steelhead Xr A flex Tensei CK 55 gram. The rest are Regular flex.

5 W : Titleist TSi 1 on Aldila Ascent regular flex.

Driving Iron: Mizuno MP 18 MMC 3 18 degree, on Mamiya Recoil reg flex.

4 iron:  Mizuno Fly-Hi, 24 degree hybrid iron, GFF, even tho it is a hollow body iron.

6,7,8,9,wedge: Ping I 500, on Recoil reg flex shafts.

Gap wedges: 52 x 9 Mizuno forged S5, wedge shaft; 60 x 6 Mizuno forged T7, wedge shaft.

Sand: Old original Hogan Sure Out on Apex original shaft, probably 56 / 12.

Chipper:  (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin "Up n In" bronze? copper? 🙂

Putter: Just switched Jan 2024 to a Odyssey Stroke lab "R" Ball with the 2 piece, multi material shaft.🙃

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6 minutes ago, Donn lost in San Diego said:

Not sure what y question.  The stock loft on Ping I 500 PW is 44.  I love my older Mizuno S5 52 x 09 blue wedge so I keep using it.  I don't need an in between, but, when I retire and can play often, I might go with a smaller gap, by getting a 48 or 50 Indi, and then a 54 Indi, just for the heck of it.  The course I play now has lots of hazard areas: under trees, hardpan and twings and leaves, but not much actual rough grass.  My old Hogan Sure Out is almost exclusively for sand, I think it must be a 10 or higher bounce, good for long rough but useless on hardpan.  I think it makes sense to match your clubs to the course.  Owning a few (!) extra clubs for different courses makes sense.  I have a great 5 hybrid but have no use for it right now.  I have a driving iron that I can use in the rare case of deep rough.  

OH OK. My stock wedge from TaylorMade is 48

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I carry 4 - PW, GW (50 degree), 56, 60 - PW are my standard Mizuno Hot Metal Pro, 56/60 are Cleveland - Gaps work pretty well, but may switch out the 50 for a 52 Cleveland next year.  

I live in NC, golf as often as possible, play the Amateur Players Tour when I can 

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I play set pitching wedge 46* pxg gen 6 I had the entire set bent to 4 degree gaps up from the p wedge.  My wedges work the same I have a 50* Cleveland RTX with 11 bounce and a wide sole.  My 54* is a Taylormade MD 3 Tiger grind 56*/12 bent to 54*/14, I love this sole grind and the face just rips balls when I need it to.  My final wedge is a Renegar 58* RXf 10* bounce.  I use them all around greens and only rarely hit a lob wedge full.  The rest I hit full or with feel.

 

Driver: Titleist TSR 3 10* Accura TZ6 M3 65g

Fairways: Callaway Rogue 15* Matrix Ozik TP 6 HD stiff 

Hybrid: Titleist TSI 4 & 5 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi AV 65 HY X stiff   

Irons:  KZG Forged III 6-P Accura iS7 (Rechromed and regrooved)

Wedges: Cleveland CBX  50*, Taylormade MG 3 Tiger grind 56 bent to 54* & Renegar RxF  58*

Putter: Positive Putter's Custom P2 (think Edel putter meets Heavy Putter)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x                        

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized

I will try out a 5 wood this spring 

 

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I always carry the same 4 wedges and never change out.  They are PW, AW, SW (Callaway Rogue ST Max OS) and 60* Vokey SM8.  Actually I use the Vokey as my sand wedge most often.  

Titleist drive (TS1)., Callaway Epic Star 5wood; MAVRIK hybrids, Callaway irons, Ping Sand wedge and Vokey 60* wedge.  Still using my Wilson 8813 and am looking for a new putter.  My wife's bag is all Callaway.  I retired from the USAF after 30 years and 17 moves --loved my career.

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2 hours ago, Woody83 said:

OH OK. My stock wedge from TaylorMade is 48

yes, loft deflation.  in fact, since graphite shafts throw the ball higher, the loft on the iron is pushed down to keep the same angles, not the same distance.

Driver: PXG 0211, A flex Evnflo Riptide (2021). And an old Callaway 454 TI (2004) on regular flex.

3 W: Callaway Steelhead Xr A flex Tensei CK 55 gram. The rest are Regular flex.

5 W : Titleist TSi 1 on Aldila Ascent regular flex.

Driving Iron: Mizuno MP 18 MMC 3 18 degree, on Mamiya Recoil reg flex.

4 iron:  Mizuno Fly-Hi, 24 degree hybrid iron, GFF, even tho it is a hollow body iron.

6,7,8,9,wedge: Ping I 500, on Recoil reg flex shafts.

Gap wedges: 52 x 9 Mizuno forged S5, wedge shaft; 60 x 6 Mizuno forged T7, wedge shaft.

Sand: Old original Hogan Sure Out on Apex original shaft, probably 56 / 12.

Chipper:  (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin "Up n In" bronze? copper? 🙂

Putter: Just switched Jan 2024 to a Odyssey Stroke lab "R" Ball with the 2 piece, multi material shaft.🙃

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4 Wedges, P -45, A - 50, S - 56, L - 58.

My pitching wedge and approach wedges are part of my iron set, my sand wedge has a larger bounce and my lob wedge has a tight leading edge for those delicate chips off short grass around the green. Max distances, P - 120, A - 105, S - 90, L - 80/85.

My gaps allow me to really dial in an approach/short game. I am really confident with this line-up of wedges, all Callaway.

I am, however, open to putting a Vokey 54 & 58 combo in the bag. I would have to play around with the bounce options, but looking to get maybe the last set of clubs for my retirement.

Always great having options.

Hit 'em straight and roll it true!!

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Played this wonderful game for 53 years now. Still love it!

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Rogue driver Reg shaft

Big Bertha 3 Metal

Callaway X-Hot Pro Hybrids 16 and 20 degree

Apex Pro Irons Graphite Shafts 4-A 

Callaway Mac Daddy 56 and 58 degree wedges 

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Four:  PW (44.5º) - 110-120 yds.; Gap (49.5º) - 100-110 yds.; 54º - under 100 yds.; and 58º.  I will take full swings with all but the 58º.

Driver:  Ping G425 Max (10.5º; Regular )

Fwy:  Cobra King SZ (3; Regular); Ping G410 (5; Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G410 (22º and 26º; Regular)

Irons: Ping G410 (6-U)

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (54º/12º), and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 (58º/8º)

Putter:  Ping Karsten Anser X

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it depends on the course,  I have PW AW calloway dcb's with 1in extra length  and vokey sm 8 50 & 56 as the default 
the gaping works well  but if it's wet and windy, I do drop out the 56 and drop in a 3 hybrid 

 

Callaway Maverik 9 (@ 10 ) Driver or TaylorMade BRNR at 11.5

Callaway GBB epic  3W, 5W

Callaway DCB 4-AW (+1" and 2 up)

Titleist Vokey SM8 50-08, 58-08

Odyssey Stroke Lab double wide

Tailormade TP5x, or Prov1's

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I'm really happy with my current wedge setup. I have a PW (at 46 degrees), 50 degree, 54 degree and 58 degree in the bag. I find this setup bridges the gaps between clubs beautifully and rarely results in a situation where I have no idea what to hit. 

Current WITB:

Bag: image_2024-02-27_104948566.png.b92168231016d467eb3d016dba2075b9.png MV2 Golf Bag

Driver:  image.png G425  Max 9.0º, Graphite Design Tour AD VR-6S

Fairway: image.png.75de9ed8d611880163bbacfe51b6bf91.png TSR2 3 wood 15º, Ventus Red 7S

Driving Iron: image.png G425 Crossover 2-iron 18º, Aldila Rogue 95TS Graphite 

Irons: image.png.b5950bd367d637859d211fef578a14af.png MP-54 (4-P), Project X 6.0S

Wedges: image.png.d1297c66be43bbaf5444c8f967ccd80d.png Vokey SM6 50.12F, SM7 54.08M, SM7 58.08M

Putter: image.png.2a889a80c6a733b582bbac9dbc3cecf2.png California Del Mar, 34.5 Sweet Rollz "Safari" Midsize Grip

Ball: image.png.52cb58764bddc9c00ba3060db6a87cc7.png Tour B XS, image.png.49dd42009e9d1061ed020188b38845e1.png Chrome Soft X Triple Track

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Looking to cull some of the 6 wedges that I use ( POORLY🥴 ). Been using mainly Cobra SnakeBite wedges. Pretty disappointed with the options in Cobra’s 2023 SnakeBite drop. Not sure when or if Cobra is going to have 2024 SnakeBite  drop.  Thinking of giving Edison wedges a go… Anybody play Edison wedges? Your thoughts and comments on those wedges would be much appreciated. 

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5 tool wedge guy. PW (44°), GW (50°), SW (56°), LW (60°), 64°. Rarely play a round where I don't use all 5. Other clubs are 7.5° driver, 14.5° 3W, 19.5° and 23° hybrids, 6-9 irons. Replaced the 5 iron with tbe 64° this year. Don't miss it. Gripped  down 23° has better height, spin and accuracy for holding greens. 5 iron was becoming a punchout only club. Rather have another scoring club in the bag.

Short game savant, driving disaster...

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I carry a club that is 44 degrees, one that is 48 degrees, one that is 53 degrees and one that is 58 degrees.  I don't care what they're called.

14 of the following:

Ping G430 Max 10.5 degree

Callaway 2023 Big Bertha 3 wood set to 17 degrees

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

Ping Eye 2 BeCu 2-SW

Mizuno 923 JPX HM HL 6-GW

Hogan sand wedge 56 degree bent to 53

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

Cheap Top Flite mallet putter from Dick's, currently holding down first place in the bag

TaylorMade Mini Spider

Bridgestone XS

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On 8/17/2023 at 9:41 PM, Dead Solid Bogey said:

Looking to cull some of the 6 wedges that I use ( POORLY🥴 ). Been using mainly Cobra SnakeBite wedges. Pretty disappointed with the options in Cobra’s 2023 SnakeBite drop. Not sure when or if Cobra is going to have 2024 SnakeBite  drop.  Thinking of giving Edison wedges a go… Anybody play Edison wedges? Your thoughts and comments on those wedges would be much appreciated. 

Not Edison, but I did a short trial hitting Indi golf wedges at their place in Carlsbad.  Like them.  Eventually they might replace my Mizuno S5 and others Mizunos.  See my notes in a forum by RevKey on Indi. You can get conforming or nonconforming grooves on any wedge they make.

Driver: PXG 0211, A flex Evnflo Riptide (2021). And an old Callaway 454 TI (2004) on regular flex.

3 W: Callaway Steelhead Xr A flex Tensei CK 55 gram. The rest are Regular flex.

5 W : Titleist TSi 1 on Aldila Ascent regular flex.

Driving Iron: Mizuno MP 18 MMC 3 18 degree, on Mamiya Recoil reg flex.

4 iron:  Mizuno Fly-Hi, 24 degree hybrid iron, GFF, even tho it is a hollow body iron.

6,7,8,9,wedge: Ping I 500, on Recoil reg flex shafts.

Gap wedges: 52 x 9 Mizuno forged S5, wedge shaft; 60 x 6 Mizuno forged T7, wedge shaft.

Sand: Old original Hogan Sure Out on Apex original shaft, probably 56 / 12.

Chipper:  (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin "Up n In" bronze? copper? 🙂

Putter: Just switched Jan 2024 to a Odyssey Stroke lab "R" Ball with the 2 piece, multi material shaft.🙃

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On 8/11/2023 at 9:04 AM, PJVicary said:

The night before the morning round I am usually facing the question of what wedges to put in the bag. It used to be easy. You had a PW and a SW and go get em! Now you also must decide between adding a 50, 52, 54, 56, 60 or some model bent in between . Are we making a game that used to be fun more complicated than it should be? Before this posting I went out in the shop (aka garage) and counted. 22 wedges! I have never attempted to do a study whereby I correlate scores to which wedges I chose. Did it really make a difference? II know different types of sand may require different types of bounce or different leading edges. Having said that, given that most of our rounds are played on the same two or three courses and the days of shooting under par have left the building, I thing it’s time to go back to the basics. One pitching wedge, one sand wedge and get out and have fun. What say you? 

Using something like Arccos to track your shots would be a good tool. Stats it can give you, like the number of times you have used a club, will show you what you go to on the course. 

Having anything in your bag you don't want to hit is obviously a waste of space as you'll just avoid it. 

Driver - image.png.8590c05cae60c384abb97afdef680562.png G425 LST 9° (@ 8°) | Shaft: Ping Tour 2.0 Black X-flex (1.0" short)

FW -   image.png.86e7aa7f20ff5fea693ff7deb88b3cf6.png SIM2 T.I. 13.5° | Tensei Blue X-flex (1.0" short)   

FW -    image.png.86e7aa7f20ff5fea693ff7deb88b3cf6.png S IM2 HL 16.5° | Tensei Blue X-flex (1.5" short)

4H - image.png.8590c05cae60c384abb97afdef680562.png G430 22° (@ 23°) | Tensei CK Pro Blue TX-flex (0.5" short)

5-PW - image.png.17ff27bffaa1408726b50b14d7ad1f64.png Pro 223 | Nippon NS Pro Modus Tour3 115 X-flex

GW - image.png.2b395f96aaebf845247ff06cbd492c36.png SM9 - 50°  08/F | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

SW -  image.png.2b395f96aaebf845247ff06cbd492c36.png SM9 - 54° 12/D | Dynamic Gold S200

LW - image.png.8590c05cae60c384abb97afdef680562.png Glide 4.0 - 58° 06/T | Ping Z-Z115 Wedge

 

 

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I don't really think of the pitching and gap wedges in my set as wedges.  I've been a big fan of the CBX wedges since way back.

The 52* is pretty good, but the 58* full face is like cheating.

 

 

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (13.5*) - :titleist-small: 980F 
4 Wood (18*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
52* - :cleveland-small: CBX
58* - :cleveland-small: CBX Full Face 2
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Blue)
Ball -  :titleist-small: AVX
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