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Lengthening my wedges

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Since I bought my I3 irons, which are an inch long (I grip down about a half inch) I don't feel comfortable hitting wedges any longer than a pitch. I thin them like heck, and it hurts my hands while also killing my distance control with them. I practice my wedges a lot, but now it's uncomfortable and frustrating to do so. I'm going to switch to using a 48* Pitching 54* Sand and 60* Lob wedge compliment, all Callaway Forged. I know a friend of mine had plugs put in his irons to lengthen them, would this be wise to do to my wedges so I can feel more comfortable with them? How much would it cost, roughly? Thanks.
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Did you buy these long intentionally?
How does the length on your new irons compare to your last ones?
If you haven't already I recommend you have your new irons fit for you.

Personally, I carry 4 wedges and they are all the same length as each other. My whole set is 1/2" longer because that's what I've been fit for.
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Yeah, I've been fitted once by my teacher and once by the clubfitter when I bought them. Both times, I needed a half inch and 2 degrees upright. Are your wedges lengthened as well?
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Yup - "I carry 4 wedges and they are all the same length as each other"

If you've been sized for them and you're gripping down an inch that could be a main factor in topping. It could just take you time to get used to your equipment again, too.
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My irons are great right now, the problem is full wedges, because I don't feel comfortable with them being shorter than the rest of my irons. Were your wedges lengthened with plugs? And if so, how much did it cost? Thanks.
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Mine were lengthened when I replaced the shafts in them. I have had plugs put in old wedges for about $15 each which included the new grip.
I'd recommend getting your wedges the same length or just a tad shorter than your pitching wedge.
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