Hey guys, I'm looking at picking up another wedge for my bag. I think I'm going to go with a 64* this time. Currently I have the G-15 PW, Vokey SM 52, Vokey SM 58. I was looking at the 64 because of making a few mistakes lately while opening my club face on my 58*. I feel like it would be easier to just use a 64. I'm a Vokey fan, but have heard great things and read great reviews about the Mizuno. Does anyone have a recommendation on which one to get? Thanks.
Vokey Spin Milled, Mizuno MP T-11, or something else - 64*
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i wanted to try a 64 - it was an experiment & didn't want to spend alot of money, so I picked up one from ebay ... there's a guy on there that sells brand new Dunlap blade type 64 wedges for about $15. Very nicely made club - it's a cheap way to see if it works for you before dropping big $$. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dunlop-Tour-TP11-64-Wedge-w-Steel-Shaft-/140822658260?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item20c9af3cd4
FYI - what I found out is even hitting the 64 square without opening it, you have to hit it too hard around the green to get it up in the air for my comfort level. It's not all that hard to hit, but for me, it's a luxury club - don't have the room for it...
I believe there was a magazine test somewhere that gave a 64 wedge to a range of ability players and most (or all) of them scored better with it than a 56.... Surprisingly.
My suggestion is it works best out of longer rough around the greens, where a firm hit i believe increases your margin for area compared to a lower loft.
I suspect that a 64 is of limited use if you are mostly playing chip and run shots from the fairway, but out of difficult lies (with little bounce, 7 degrees), particularly from below the level of the green, I have definitely saved shots.
Tp 11 is great btw.