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post #91 of 99
Same setup and similar reasoning
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Originally Posted by Jmdmbike View Post

I play a 45 pw, 50 gap, 56 sand and 60 lob. Just put the lob back in the bag as it is difficult to manufacture a lot of different shots with a sand wedge. Hit full shots with my 50 (100 -110 so gets lots of play), full shots and low pitch shots with the pw. Sand wedge from 80 in and lob for situations where I need a high shot with a soft landing. This combo seems to cover all the situations.
post #92 of 99
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Originally Posted by BrokeLoser View Post why the 52, 56, 60 degree ?

Since so many PW's loft right at or around 45* it seems to me that a 50*, 54*, 58* would be the right combo...no?

 

a 54 and 58 incites you to make a huge number of green side shots with 58.

 

combining 56 and 60 lets you be more creative on short precision shots leaving the 52° for lower rolling shots the other combo would have pushed a 54° to play.

 

personnaly my pw is 46° (mx25 reg) but plays easier than my 52° (vockey stiff) enlarging the gap. but it's really easy to cut down on my pw distance.

post #93 of 99
I'm in process of upgrading my very out of date irons. This new set comes with a gap wedge and I was considering selling it. I already have 52 and 56 Cleveland wedges. Then I checked. PW is 44 and gap wedge is 49. I'm thinking ill be ok with this right?
post #94 of 99
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Originally Posted by darkhunter139 View Post


Right now I play 44, 52, 56, 60 but I want to switch to 44, 49, 54, 59 soon.   The distance gap between my PW and 52 kills me. 

 

I had the same problem. The gap between my PW and the 52 was significant. I went on Ebay and purchased a 46 degree Cleveland Forged 588 wedge to replace my PW and now there is a smooth transition from 9 to wedges.

post #95 of 99
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Originally Posted by BrokeLoser View Post

Well, I've decided I'm officially in the market for a 50*, 54*, 58* set....Now I just need to figure out which set to get and where to get them...Suggestions?

 

Ebay for the Cleveland 588 forged wedges. They are the best out there IMHO. I had every degree of loft in the Titleist Vokey Wedges. (non conforming) The titleist vokeys were my favorite, they were so smooth. When the SM4's came out they did not feel the same as the non conforming ones. The mizuno MPT 11's are also a fantastic wedge. 

 

I have always gone with either Mizuno or titleist but the Cleveland 588 Wedges are the Kitties Titties.

post #96 of 99
I hit my 48 degree 110 and my 58 75 yds. I have a 54, but can't get it out to where I need to - the 52 fits the slot better than my 54
post #97 of 99

I play 6* apart, so my PW is 44 stock Callaway, 50 and 56 Vokeys love them. Thought about a 60 but that close a 7i bump in run works the very best for me, that was what I grew up with, so not sure a 60 will help..

post #98 of 99

Mine has been purely based on my yardages.  My PW (45*) is around the 130 yard mark, so I tried a 54 and 60.  That didn't work as the 54 was 100, and the 60 was around 80.  I switched to a 52 and 56, and the yardages looked better.  The 52 is now at 115, and the 56 is at 100, with the 60 (now a TM xFT, was a vokey, same bounce) now around 90.  Around a 10-15 yard gap is what I'm looking for between clubs at worst.  Opposite of my Dad who likes to amp up on club if he is "in between clubs," I like to take it a bit easier so I can get that smooth control, so the 10-15 yard gap is money.

post #99 of 99

Mt PW is 44°, so my wedges are 49°, 54° (bent from a 56°), and 59° (bent from a 60°).

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