and I have a 52 and a 60. Can pull the 53 degree and add a wood or hybrid? or do I have to buy a 54 and a 58.
If I barely used my 56 degree
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You don't "have to" do anything. Use the 53 and 60 and see if you can manage the yardage gap. A 53/57/60 combo gives me 120, 100 and 80 yards on full(ish) wedge shots. Not sure a 40 yard gap would be desirable for me. When I use a 53/58 combo I really struggle with shots in the 80-60 yard range. A 58 can do almost everything a 60 can, but if you're used to a 60, then you'll find out pretty quickly that a 58 in the bag means compromising on a few shots around the green until you get used to it.
I would probably say you should ask yourself what you would hit more: The hybrid (possibly for use on shorter par 5's), or the 56* (for whatever gap it covers). If the gap isn't large, or you rarely have that shot, I'd say buy a hybrid. Or, you could buy the hybrid and choose which to take based on what course you play, take the hybrid for long courses, and the 56* for short ones as an example. It's really up to how you play your game, and how much of a difference in your scores will a hybrid make compared to what you shoot with the 56*.
I have 2 friends that play 52-60. It seems to be a large gap for an am, but one of them was on the LPGA and the other is a So Fla PGA sectional tournament winner that I actually played with yesterday. He plays an M grind (Tour Grind) Vokey in the 60 and the standard Vokey in the 52. He is deadly with either but has a quarter sized ball mark on the 52 and uses it for the majority of greenside work with the exceptions of bunkers and the occasional flop (he prefers bump and run). I knew I was in trouble yesterday when he got up and down for birdie from 70 yards out on hole number one (short par four 360 and he threads it between the bunkers 290 and has a little flick in).
I'm stuck on this myself. I currently have 51°, 55° (bent from 56) and a 60°. I never, ever use the 55° unless I'm in the bunker. And fortunately, I'm rarely even in a bunker. I've played 2 green side bunker shots all year. I'm sure that will change now that I said it!
Been thinking of either 1] pulling the 60°, and bending the 55° back to 56°; or 2] pull the 55° and bend the 51° to 52°. Then I would put an 18° hybrid in the extra slot.