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post #19 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

4 wedges in the bag -

PW and AW (TM R7s)
and at 52 and 56 degree (see below)
post #20 of 56
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Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

Originally Posted by Beantown Beancounter View Post
4 wedges in the bag -

PW and AW (TM R7s)
and at 52 and 56 degree (see below)
Beantown Beancounter - Highlands... Nice course!!!

I guess I will go out and get a gap wedge then. They seem to come in handy. It will probably help my game too. Like I said, I carry a sand wedge and a pitching wedge. That's it. I may even look into a lob wedge for next year if I find the gap wedge to be useful.
post #21 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

Originally Posted by md2002 View Post
I was looking into buying an approach wedge to have in my bag. I'm just not sure I would ever use it?

Thoughts? Do the people who have one use it. I usually will just go to a soft PW or full sand wedge?
i never have dad one my distances are
pw-150
sw-130
lw-100

wow thos are big gaps o well it works great for me
post #22 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

I use PW, GW, 58* LW
Havent had a distance problem.
post #23 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

I you have a game improvement set it is pretty much a necessity, because your PW is probably around 45 deg and most sand wedges are 56.

I have a gap wedge but no lob wedge... at my current skill level I think I would be worse off trying to get cute with a lob wedge than just hitting my sand wedge. I like to just hit the sand wedge anytime I'm inside around 80 yards, I think it helps my consistency and muscle memory by only using one club for touch shots.
post #24 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

no. b/c i don't want to do w/out my 2-iron. I carry Driver 3-W 2-PW

PW is 47 (130ish)
SW is 54 (115)
LW is 60

I try and avoid 50-100 yd shots like the plague though. The SW goes about 115. I typically don't hit the LW full
post #25 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

yeah gap wedges rape
post #26 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

Originally Posted by anthonykim3 View Post
yeah gap wedges rape
What the hell does that even mean?
post #27 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

my wedges go P(48) A(52) S(56)
post #28 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

Originally Posted by JGulkCG View Post
yea, my wedges go P(48) G(52) S(56) L(60)

Me too, perfect system to my way of thinking. Guess it depends on the player, but it works well for me. I like the lack of significant gaps in my yardage. For example, a smooth and easily repeatable swing might be 9i-135,P-120, G-105, S-90, L-60. This covers a lot of ground (literally). I find my biggest misses when I take a club and ease up on it too much, and especially when I try to over power it for a few more yards. I say let the clubs do the work. For higher handicappers like me, dropping the 3 iron for a gap wedge is a no brainer.
post #29 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

I do -- it's my 100 yard club.
post #30 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

my feel isn't what I would like it to be to not use a 52*. I don't like to even take the chance of doing a half shot with my pw. I can handle takeing a half inch off my grip on either to fill the smaller gap.
post #31 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

i actually use my approach pretty often one of my fav clubs from the bag
post #32 of 56

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I'm actually quite good at hitting a less than full PW because I played without a GW for so long but I've recently put a GW in the bag because I got a new set of irons with a 46 degree PW which meant a 10 degree gap between that and my SW. I mostly use the GW for chipping.
post #33 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

I went from a set with old school lofts (50 degree PW) to a new set with a 46 degree PW, so I added the 50 deg gap wedge (and dropped the 3i).

My SW is 56. Don't use a lob.
post #34 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

I like my 52* wedge because it gives me a nice spacing between my 45* PW and my 60* wedge.
I find the 52* very useful for 100 yard shots and for short chip shots.
post #35 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

I just put one in play, very useful. I took out the 3 iron which I didn't use very often and put in a 19* hybrid to replace the 5 wood.
post #36 of 56

Re: How many people use an Approach/ Gap wedge?

have a GW, use it all the time, love it ...
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