Anyone use a 56* as your highest lofted wedge? - Page 2
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My highest lofted club is a 60* but I never use it for full shots, only around the green. I used to do nothing but chip with my 56* but have recently hit a lot with my 60*. I feel like it really comes in handy when you have a shot over a bunker to a tucked pin. When I have a full shot where a 60* is needed, I force myself to hit a knocked down 56*, and with that I get more comfortable hitting the same shot with any club when I'm in between distances.
I used to always carry a 60 degree lobby... found I didn't use it as much as I thought and I was not as consistent with it. A few years ago I started only carrying my 56 and 53... I spent quite a bit of time practicing with the 56 and I am very confident with it. In my opinion, confidence is a huge part of golf. I think everyone has a few go to clubs... my 56 is a go to club for me
I've tried every wedge loft combo I can think of and I keep coming back to the 52*/56* combo, playing off a 47* AP2 pw.
I found I can open up the 56* to play higher lofted shots, with better results than using a 58* or 60*.
However, it seems that everywhere I look everyone else uses a 60* wedge.
Does anyone else use a 56* as your highest lofted wedge? If so, why, and what's your handicapp?
I have the AP2 irons also, but I also have the 51 degree GW. Then I have a 54° SW, and 56° utility wedge. The 54 is almost 100% for bunker play. The 56 is for anything around the green that I simply can't use the GW or PW for.
Yup. I also have a 47* PW (not AP2, but rather 15 year old DCI 981) and then a 56* SW. I do carry a 60 but have stopped using it because it's just too risky for me. As a decent but cetainly not great player (HDCP 9) I rarely see the need to try a big high flop. I'd rather just open SW, hit it on the green, and so maybe it will roll a little too far. But I'd rather putt from further away for my par than be trying to get out of that bunker I was trying to clear.
All that said, I don't like the 47 to 56 gap (25 yds, 100-125), so I guess I should get a 52.
Many-perhaps most--recreational player fail to carry a wedge with little enough bounce, regardless of loft. You can't pop a ball gently without a wedge that, even when somewhat open, gets the leading edge all the way down to the ground. You can't bump and run everything. Sometimes youhave to hit a soft little cut lob, and too much bounce on the trailing edge of the sole takes that shot right out of the picture. You're not swinging hard enough to displace the ground with a bounce sole..
i personally think u only need a 60 degree wedge if you are a long hitter. if u hit your pw at least 140 then it makes a lot of sense to carry a 60 degree. i can actually hit a 60 degree pretty good but i feel like i can get similar results with my 56 sand wedge. only on courses with extremely deep bunkers and fast greens would i really need a 60 degree.