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Spinniest conforming Wedges?

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Hi,

Looking to upgrade from a stock TM 56* RAC and a 60* ATV, I get OK spin I guess, but I'm really looking for more. I see the new 588 RTX looks good, then I see mention of the DG spinner shafts, would going to those wedges and adding the shafts be pretty much the most spin you could get out of a conforming club?

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Why would you like more spin?

All the tour pro's try to get the spin off the ball.

I personally think spin comes more from a ball than from a wedge.

I think if you have stop control it's fine. I can attack all pins and count

on it that the ball will stop within 2 feet of where it landed. I'm happy with that result.

Spin and amount off spin is just not to control

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well from the statement "you can attack all pins and stop the ball within 2ft from where it landed" is just completely impossible. I'm looking for more spin to get the ball closer to the pin for par saves usually, rather than taking a 10ft+ usually for a 2 putt bogey. I am a decent spin player already, but I would much rather have as much as possible and then be able to take it off when needed.

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It's the wedge where you make the best contact with the ball and that means looking at the grind and bounce that fits you for the best club-turf interaction.

Look at shaft, sole grind, bounce, and then grooves - but they all try to be aggressive.

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As tomvk said, spin is also related to the ball.

In choosing wedges, you need to match wedge bounce and sole grind to your swing, and the normal course conditions you play. A wedge fitting can help you choose bounce and grind.

And, you need to drop your chips and pitches on the proper landing spot, so they will release - or spin back - to where you want the ball to end up.

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I don't think the OEM you get a wedge from matters. They are all good wedges. What matters is the shaft/ball combo you use. That will maximize spin.

With that said, I agree 100% with getting the right sole and grind for your swing and playing conditions. If you show up with 4 degrees of bounce on the course I regularly play in the summer (wet and soft), it will be a long day.

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I do plan on playing with the bounce and hopefully a few shafts, but grind? Ideally, my question was, all things being equal, what is the spinniest wedge stock for stock?

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Theyre all pretty comparable.

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Originally Posted by res0n0xg

I do plan on playing with the bounce and hopefully a few shafts, but grind? Ideally, my question was, all things being equal, what is the spinniest wedge stock for stock?

They major brands will all be very close because they maximize the grooves against the regulations.  I play Vokey Spin Milled, but have also had Cleveland.  I preferred the sole shape of the Vokey a bit better and have the highest bounce offered for both my 54 and 58.

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Igree boggey, but i dont like going for the spin,the big brand balls will just spin naturaly once you hit then with the wegde correctly, rhe problem wirh the spin is once you miss the spin you are off the green.....those milled wedge are a rrue wonder they just spin the ball with out you even wanted to do it....i play 3layers and those wdges make my ball spin really good
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If ya can find some try the Cleveland cg15 wedges, they're about 3 seasons old, can be picked up at half the price of the 588rtx, and are spinny as a spinning top on ice! I think they're soon to be illegal on tour, but still allowed in pro am, club comps etc.
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Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're using a urethane coated ball already, the biggest thing that'll make a difference is your ball strike. Grinds/shafts etc might make some difference but they'll never make a great deal of difference if you're not hitting the ball as crisply as possible.

As for actual wedges, they're all pretty much of a muchness.

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Picked up an assortment of used cg15 and one callaway x forged MD 56. Had one pure shot with it on a flat green and boy did it come back well. I'm excited to see this x forged into some back stop greens and maybe look to get it in a 60 as well. Need to do some more testing with cg15s still.... I mostly use urethane 3pc balls, hex chrome plus prov1x are my usual.
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The correct sole grind helps you hit the ball more crisply - the ones that fit you offer forgiveness.

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