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56* Sandwedge distance

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I use a Cleveland 56* sand wedge.

When I catch it clean with this club I can get 90 - 95 yards on a calm day.

Is this about right for this club?

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My driver club head swing is about 105.

Any thoughts?

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Sounds about right to me I hit my 56 about 80 to 90 yd my swing speed is a little slower the your with driver
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Sounds about right. My 57 is good for 85 yards. My driver speed is only about 100.
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I use a Cleveland 56* sand wedge.

When I catch it clean with this club I can get 90 - 95 yards on a calm day.

Is this about right for this club?

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My driver club head swing is about 105.

Any thoughts?

As I'm sure plenty of people will soon say, I don't think there is an "about right" for anyone.  It's pretty personal.  You and I could have the exact same swing speed, but you transfer the energy to the ball more efficiently, hit the center of the clubface, etc., and thus you get more distance. But, I get what you're asking.  I'm an 11 hdcp, driver swing speed pretty close to yours, and I carry a 54* sw.  On a full swing I probably carry it about 108-110, so take off the appropriate yardage for 2* of loft, and it's close.  That being said, I have a buddy who hits his 54* 120+.

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Sounds about right. My 57 is good for 85 yards. My driver speed is only about 100.

Thanks.

You got one of those odd numbered wedge.  :-)

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Thanks. You got one of those odd numbered wedge.  :-)

Yeah I have a couple of them. :)

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As I'm sure plenty of people will soon say, I don't think there is an "about right" for anyone.  It's pretty personal.  You and I could have the exact same swing speed, but you transfer the energy to the ball more efficiently, hit the center of the clubface, etc., and thus you get more distance. But, I get what you're asking.  I'm an 11 hdcp, driver swing speed pretty close to yours, and I carry a 54* sw.  On a full swing I probably carry it about 108-110, so take off the appropriate yardage for 2* of loft, and it's close.  That being said, I have a buddy who hits his 54* 120+.

Thanks.

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I tried really hard to get it to go 100 yards, but I can't do it....unless a blade it....then it goes 130.....lol

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Thanks.

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I tried really hard to get it to go 100 yards, but I can't do it....unless a blade it....then it goes 130.....lol

I hear you.  A couple months ago my 54* maxed out at 100, and my 58* at 85ish.  Never actually tried to get more distance out of my wedges, it was just sort of a natural progression as I worked on weight transfer.  Didn't even know I'd gotten longer until I flew three straight ball over an elevated green from about 90ish out (used to always leave me about 5-10' under the pin).  Threw down 3 balls and tried with my lob wedge and all of a sudden it was clear that was now my 95-100 yard club.  I'm not a low single digit so take my advice with a grain of salt, but I will say I never, ever felt like I was swinging harder.  I improved my weight transfer.

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Sounds about right to me I hit my 56 about 80 to 90 yd my swing speed is a little slower the your with driver

Thanks.

My problem is if I have 100, 105 or 110 to the hole, I don't have a club to hit comfortably. And I don't carry a 54*. And my 50* is usually too much.

So, I guess I need to throw down $120.00 and get a 54*. But I don't want to give up my trusty 56* to get out of the sand.

There's only so much room in my bag for wedges. :-\

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My driver SS is 103 and my stock, full 56* is 85 yards. I seldom hit it full though.....
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My driver SS is 103 and my stock, full 56* is 85 yards. I seldom hit it full though.....

Yep all that matters is that you know the distance and you can count on it when needed.

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I agree with some of the comments....the distance is irrelevant so long as you know how far you hit each of your wedges.   A full 56 flies about 100 for me, but more often than not, I'll play a gap wedge and take a little off depending on the shot at hand.  I get better overall results when accounting for the spin factor by playing less than full wedges.

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The distance for each club depends on the player.

My wedge distances are:

52* - 120-125

56* - 110-115

60* - 95

NOTE:  this is in Colorado

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My 56* gives 95-105 yards depending on how cleanly I strike it. My 52* is around 110-115. My 60* only goes about 80-85. If I try to hit it harder it just goes higher and more often than not, shorter.
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My 54 is roughly 85 yards and my 50 degree gap wedge 105.
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It doesn't matter what's "right", as far as I can see. All that matters is that you know how far you hit each club and play accordingly.
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It doesn't matter what's "right", as far as I can see. All that matters is that you know how far you hit each club and play accordingly.

Yup. Don't worry about how your distance compares to other people's. Find your distance, then dial it in and make it consistent. If you need to hit it longer, just grab another club.

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