I don't have one I never use but I rarely use my sand wedge. Not many courses in my area have green side bunkers and I rarely use it from any where else. My goto chipping/pitching club is a 52* wedge.
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Since I added a 2 iron hybrid to my bag, I never hit my 3 wood. Like someone else said, I'm looking at replacing it with a more "fairway friendly" sand wedge. I love my sand wedge but struggle with it on full swings. I hit enough quality shots with it to justify carrying another club in a similar loft
I think it depends .....
If you play at only one course, you will develop a certain routine and favourite landing areas, from which several clubs might well be used very little.
I use a carrying bag, so if I can play using 11 or 12 clubs, I will do so.
But on a different course I bring all 14.
Yeah, that's what I'm doing this year. My new club (played there many times - just never been a member) plays 9-hole matches. There's no need for a driver on the front 9. I've tried to imagine a scenario where perfectly struck driver doesn't go through the fairway on the long holes - not happening - so on Wednesdays I'll try to have the courage go with just 3-wood, 3-iron, etc..The back 9 has 5 driver holes, so on the weekend the driver goes in the bag.
In my old set of irons, I rarely used the 60* LW. Uphill bunker shots and downhill chip shots off chocolate-drop mounds was about the only occasion. (Like 4 times a season).
Several years ago I played on a lot of dense, moist bermuda in Dallas area, and it worked OK - but I had to practice a lot. But off of dry close grass in Oklahoma, and bluegrass in Missouri, it never really worked. Got to where I would practice with LW one hour per season just in case.
Now, I wish I could carry 15 clubs. 4i will get dropped unless I decide to go back to 3 wedges.
I have a cheap crappy 56* John Daly SW...
I Dont use it in traps I use my Cleveland 60*.... Literally the only thing I use it for is hitting off of:
A Pile of Rocks
A Pile of Sticks
That way im never worried about damaging my club if I wind up in a bad spot like that and I need to make a shot.
54 Degree Vokey. Use it at a SW out of the sand effectively, but it's very tough for me to his this from the fairway for some reason. Thinking about replacing it with a sw that matches my iron set. As I hit the TM Burner Plus PW and AW well. We'll see as I play a few more rounds.
Good luck finding a TM Burner Plus Sand Wedge - I play them too & searched EVERYWHERE for about 6 months until one finally came on eBay & paid too much because I had to have it. The factory sets never come with a sand wedge & all I can tell you is that they do exist ... you have to keep your eyes & ears open. So many guys are looking for them, they go for top dollar whenever they surface ...
I haven't had a 60* wedge in the bag for at least a year. In that 60-70 yard range, I'm better and more consistent taking some off of a 56. Around the greens, I've been fine opening up my 56 if needed. I pulled the 60 to put a 3-iron back in the bag. It's windy here and the 3 is handy hitting low punches.
Same here - thats why I just picked up a 58° to gap up from my sand wedge - much easier & more forgiving than a 60°
I only have 12 clubs in my bag but i only use my 56 deg wedge from the sand and finally have realized i can only hit my 3 wood off the tee. I can hit it about 200 yards teed up and there are a few longer par 3s in my area in that range that i use it for. I finally took out my 2 hybrid and my 5 wood, never could hit either one of them very well, I usually would carry either one or the other but finally decided to relegate both of them to the spare bag. So I've streamlined my bag down to clubs I actually can and will use whenever distance dictates that particular club.