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Poll Results: How many wedges do you carry?

 
  • 3% (16)
    One
  • 15% (68)
    Two
  • 80% (358)
    Three or more
442 Total Votes  
post #163 of 187

I'm new to the game so apart from the PW included in my beginner's golf set (I think its a 48o loft), I just recently added a 56Callaway Forged + Vintage Sand Wedge with a flex iron shaft. I'm planning to add a lob wedge soon; just saving up for it. 

 

Once I get that club, I should have filled my first tournament club limit. I've read in the forum, that since these are scoring clubs, you can take away the fairway woods and hybrids but keep the wedges because they bring you closer to the cup. I'm going to take that to heart and start adding more of them.

 

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In my bag:

 

Callaway Big Bertha Warbird 10Driver

Voit XP Graphite Reg Flex 3 Wood 

TaylorMade RBZ 5 Wood (19o)

Taylormade RBZ 3 Hybrid (19o)

Voit XP 24o Hybrid Graphite Reg Flex

Voit XP 5 to 9 irons Graphite Reg Flex

Voit XP 48o PW Graphite Reg Flex

Callaway Forged + Vintage Sand Wedge (56o)

Voit XP Standard Blade Putter

post #164 of 187

PW 45*,GW50*,VK54*,VK58*

 

I'm seriously considering having either my 54 bent to 55* or my 58* bent to 57* and go with one. I think I'm more inclined to go 55*. But I think I'll go have a trackman session first and figure out my gaps and go from there.

post #165 of 187
Three wedges in the bag: 52, 56 and 60. I'm a shorter guy, so they are all cut down 1 inch from standard, as is the case with the rest of my clubs.
post #166 of 187

I have only room for one more club in my bag - otherwise I violate the 14 club rule (which btw I have another question - does the 14 club count include or excludes the putter - I know its a stupid question but just making sure - me being a newbie and all)

 

I have a 48 degree PW and a 56 degree SW, which club should I get, a Lob Wedge or a Gap Wedge? If I haven't mentioned it yet, I'm a newbie.

post #167 of 187
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Originally Posted by desertpig View Post
 

I have only room for one more club in my bag - otherwise I violate the 14 club rule (which btw I have another question - does the 14 club count include or excludes the putter - I know its a stupid question but just making sure - me being a newbie and all)

 

I have a 48 degree PW and a 56 degree SW, which club should I get, a Lob Wedge or a Gap Wedge? If I haven't mentioned it yet, I'm a newbie.

 

Probably best to make a separate thread for this so we don't hijack the existing one. But to answer your first question, yes a putter counts. As for the second question, it depend on what kind of a gap you have between PW and SW, and how proficient you are around the greens with what you have and what kinds of courses you play. 

post #168 of 187
I carry 5 wedges also' 46, 51, 56, 60, 64. There are some courses were either the 60 or 64 come out in favor of a second hybrid, but not that often
post #169 of 187

Not counting my pw which is 47* I carry 2, a 54-12 and a 60-04. I use to have a 52, 56, and a 60, I didn't use the 56 that much so I went to the 2 I have now.

post #170 of 187

I carry 4 including my PW.

 

  • PW (45deg, part of my iron set)
  • GW (CG15 52 bent to 50, 8deg bounce)
  • SW (CG15 56.14deg)
  • SW (CG15 62.12deg)

 

I carry the second high lofted sand wedge because some of the courses I play have very high sided bunkers and it makes my life easier.  It also doubles as my lob wedge so it's not wasting a spot in my bag.

post #171 of 187
PW 46 degree
GW 50 degree
SW 54 degree
LW 58 degree
ELW 62 degree got it for Christmas will see how it fits in my bag over the coming months a1_smile.gif
post #172 of 187
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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post
 

 

Probably best to make a separate thread for this so we don't hijack the existing one. But to answer your first question, yes a putter counts. As for the second question, it depend on what kind of a gap you have between PW and SW, and how proficient you are around the greens with what you have and what kinds of courses you play. 

Felt that creating another thread would make it a duplicate of this one; and I'm of the belief that scanning for existing discussions and joining it is better than creating a new one especially if the topics are closely related. 

 

As for proficiency - I only played 3 times so far (like I said earlier - I just started). I play regularly on a small course (Par 66 4,828 yardage); Wedge Proficiency is getting better: I can hit the PW at about 90 to 105 yards, my sand wedge around 50 to 60 yards; more straight and draw rather than slice. 

post #173 of 187
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Originally Posted by desertpig View Post
 

Felt that creating another thread would make it a duplicate of this one; and I'm of the belief that scanning for existing discussions and joining it is better than creating a new one especially if the topics are closely related. 

 

As for proficiency - I only played 3 times so far (like I said earlier - I just started). I play regularly on a small course (Par 66 4,828 yardage); Wedge Proficiency is getting better: I can hit the PW at about 90 to 105 yards, my sand wedge around 50 to 60 yards; more straight and draw rather than slice. 

 

No worries. You're looking at a gap of about 30 yards between your two wedges, but it comes down to how well you can hit the PW from, say, 75 yards. If you can hit the shot pretty well, then a GW might not be necessary. Then again, if you're only hitting your SW 50-60 yards, a lob wedge likely won't be the best option. It can be a really tricky club to hit, especially for beginners. If I were you, I would probably get a GW over a LW.

 

Sorry I can't give more specific advice. Like most things, it all just depends on what your specific needs are. 

post #174 of 187

For the past year (since I took golf up again) I've been carrying four,

PW - 45*

GW - 50*

SW - 54*

LW - 58-60* (experimenting with various clubs)

 

I'm currently leaning very heavily toward adding another wedge to tighten the low end gaps (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) and leaving either my 7 or 4 wood out depending on the course, 4 mostly probably.  I currently seem to appreciate shorter putts on most holes more than shorter approach shots on a few par 5s.

post #175 of 187

PW (45°)

GW (50°)

SW (54°)

LW (58°)

Phil Special (64°) on occasion if I know the greenside rough is going to be up

post #176 of 187
Since I just got new irons I am considering putting a 3 iron back in the bag along with a new hybrid. This will mean I have to eliminate a club. I think I will most likely go with 46 (standard set pitching wedge) 54 and 60
post #177 of 187
It's 3 for me now. Just added a brand new Titleist Vokey SM4 54* wedge to go with my 60* wedge and PW.
post #178 of 187

Its funny - I'm seeing a pattern ... many of the lower hcp's seem to be lighter on wedge selection and have more long clubs.    SamGray above for example - I could never deal with a gap from 46 to 54 degrees in my wedges - would result in way more half or 3/4 shots that I'm comfortable with, but I'm not a 7 hcp.      This is one of the most interesting threads I've seen in a while - how we all approach wedges selection is quite different...

post #179 of 187
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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post

Its funny - I'm seeing a pattern ... many of the lower hcp's seem to be ligher on wedge selection and have more long clubs.    SamGray above for example - I could never deal with a gap from 46 to 54 degrees in my wedges - would result in way more half or 3/4 shots that I'm comfortable with, but I'm not a 7 hcp.      This is one of the most interesting threads I've seen in a while - how we all approach wedges selection is quite different...
I love creating shots which makes the 3 wedge setup suit me more. I love to hit little finesse shots and I actually had a vokey 46 before this new set and that was awesome. I think that for me the best way to shave strokes off will be to hit more greens from long range which is why I am maximizing my options for 200+
post #180 of 187

I'm pretty long off the tee so i like to carry 4 wedges. i have my pw thru 60… 47, 52, 56 and 60. my thought process from 8 iron thru my 60 is that they are my approach clubs and I'm trying to keep my swing down to 3/4 maybe a little more but definitely not a full shot unless I'm trying to manipulate the flight of the ball. i can hit my pw 150 maybe more but i never like to swing that hard and its difficult to control the distance. only playing for a little over 2 years, I'm still learning and my main focus is distance control. my number for my pw is 135 max and thats pushing my comfort zone. rarely use my 60 unless I'm around 60-70 yards, mostly using it around the greens or if i need that ball to stop or bring it back a bit. i try not to get too cute with my shots and aim right at the pin with a swing i know that i can control.

 

its pretty neat seeing how everyone thinks it thru and designs their bags to fit their game. thanks everyone for their input and i hope mine can help somebody as well

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