Re: Can a 64 degree lob wedge replace a sand wedge?
Originally Posted by alomar123
It IS harder to hit because the flatter face makes for an effectively smaller sweet spot, and for a larger error on the same degree of miss hit. Compare the difference between a 45° PW and a 56° SW. A miss hit with the PW is less like to be as penal as a miss hit with the SW. The higher you go with loft, the more pronounced that fact becomes. It is exacerbated by the fact that you are also swinging harder to make the ball go the same distance, thus a thin shot will go much
farther than the intended shot, and because of the extra loft a chunk will usually be even shorter.
It's a matter of degree. Whatever club you use you will not get the hoped for result, but with the higher lofted club the error will happen more frequently, and it will be greater when it does happen. Beginners miss hit too many shots anyway, particularly around the green. Why recommend a club to someone which will just compound his mistakes?