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post #1 of 26
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my callaway iron set I got came with 4-pw and I bought the Titelist Vokey 56 and 50. My pw is about a 44degree. Should i add another wedge to my bag say another vokey in 60degree? or just change stroke based on yardage to the hole with my 56 degree?

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my callaway iron set I got came with 4-pw and I bought the Titelist Vokey 56 and 50. My pw is about a 44degree. Should i add another wedge to my bag say another vokey in 60degree? or just change stroke based on yardage to the hole with my 56 degree?

If my math is working this late at night, you are only carrying 12 clubs at the moment, which means you definitely have room. In that case, I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to at least experiment with one. My 60 is one of my most used clubs, and other than my putter, it's the one club that I can't imagine playing a round without.

post #3 of 26
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my problem is really trying to figure out when to use it? you seem to have the same setup that I want. 50,56, and 60. you think its a good way to go with the vokey 60? i hear people say they couldnt play without it when i use the 56 i seem to hit it too far past the green sometimes. process of illimination i guess the 60 would make sense

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Originally Posted by agoodmanmbk View Post

my problem is really trying to figure out when to use it? you seem to have the same setup that I want. 50,56, and 60. you think its a good way to go with the vokey 60? i hear people say they couldnt play without it when i use the 56 i seem to hit it too far past the green sometimes. process of illimination i guess the 60 would make sense

With any wedge, it's going to take a lot of practice to get comfortable hitting different distances. My 60 is probably my most versatile club. I use it exclusively inside about 80 yards, with the exception of long bunker shots (usually a 56 or 50).

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Originally Posted by agoodmanmbk View Post

my problem is really trying to figure out when to use it? you seem to have the same setup that I want. 50,56, and 60. you think its a good way to go with the vokey 60? i hear people say they couldnt play without it when i use the 56 i seem to hit it too far past the green sometimes. process of illimination i guess the 60 would make sense

With any wedge, it's going to take a lot of practice to get comfortable hitting different distances. My 60 is probably my most versatile club. I use it exclusively inside about 80 yards, with the exception of long bunker shots (usually a 56 or 50).

I appreciate the feedback man ill def take a look at buying one. 

post #6 of 26

I have the same Iron set, and I carry a 60 degree jaws wedge and a 62 degree 8 bounce cleveland wedge. 

 

I use the 60 degree would be my 2nd most used wedge behind the pitch wedge. Always use it when I miss an elevated green and need to lob it up there (often).

post #7 of 26

One thing that I immediately noticed is what a big gap you have between your gap wedge and sand wedge.  6 degrees is a huge gap between wedges.  My personal advice would be to go with a 50/54/58 setup.  Thats going to give you pretty even spacing from your PW to your LW.

post #8 of 26

What bounce is working for you on your 56?

post #9 of 26

I carry a 52,56,60 Vokey wedge, but I got my 60 with only a 4 bounce. I use it all the time on tight fairway lies, hardpan around greens, and generally any shot inside of 75 yards unless its a run out type of chip shot. I highly recommend getting one.

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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer View Post

One thing that I immediately noticed is what a big gap you have between your gap wedge and sand wedge.  6 degrees is a huge gap between wedges.  My personal advice would be to go with a 50/54/58 setup.  Thats going to give you pretty even spacing from your PW to your LW.

I have the same gap between my wedges. Not really a big deal. And I doubt the OP was looking to buy two new wedges.

post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by agoodmanmbk View Post

my callaway iron set I got came with 4-pw and I bought the Titelist Vokey 56 and 50. My pw is about a 44degree. Should i add another wedge to my bag say another vokey in 60degree? or just change stroke based on yardage to the hole with my 56 degree?

What PW is 44*?  I haven't paid attention to every brand's setup, but a majority of the PW's should be in the 46* ~ 48* range.  44* seems awful low.  

 

When it comes to wedges, I try to keep minimum 4* loft difference from club to club.  So my stock PW is 46*.... My Gap wedge is 50*.... SW 54* and my LW 58*.  I think you should add a LW - but before you do that... Make sure your gaps between your PW and Vokeys are legit.

post #12 of 26

I find a 56 very versatile. Just open it up and you have a 58-60* wedge.

post #13 of 26

I use a Vokey SM4 60-10, and it's fine and actually forgiving off non-existent lies - as long as your lead shoulder feels like it's going down at the start of the downswing,  you are aggressive and your hips keep turning.

 

I find a 55-56, can give too much rollout when you want a driving chip - aggressive and about 3 feet off the ground. A 60 will naturally give you more backspin and stopping force with the same swing.

 

I don't like to open the club face around the green. I want to ensure accuracy. I will open my stance but the club face will point at the target. When I open, it is slight, and only to cut and impart additional spin. I know the ball will land, hit the brakes, and roll slightly to the right.

 

If I want more airtime around the greens, I will embrace more secondary tilt.

post #14 of 26

I would highly recommend getting a 60* or 58* wedge if you can. I personally have Ping wedges, but that's because the grooves on my Vokey 60* wore out (from being used very often) and I felt like replacing my 56* as well, since it was pretty worn down as well. I went to Ping's mainly because they matched my irons and the store didn't have more Vokey's in stock. But, for sure, get a lob wedge. If you can learn to use it well, you have multitudes of options from the full swing with it in. You can learn to hit it high, hit it low, make it stop, let it run, pretty much anything you want to do. Don't take this as me saying a lob wedge will improve your scores immediately by 5 strokes, but it can be deadly if you learn to use it. Just remember, if you like to use one club around the green, it's easier to decrease loft than it is to add it.

post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post

I have the same gap between my wedges. Not really a big deal. And I doubt the OP was looking to buy two new wedges.


Actually, it IS a pretty big deal if you want to have consistent wedge play.

post #16 of 26
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Actually, it IS a pretty big deal if you want to have consistent wedge play.

False.  There are more variables than just loft to consider when selecting wedges. There is actually a bigger gap, as far as the distance that I hit each club, between my 56 and 60 than there is between my 50 and 56. My "incorrect" wedge gaps seem to serve me just fine

post #17 of 26

I have a couple (okay - I have 3 60s and a 58 with different sets) and they're all different. They all take time to get used to. Some days I carry a 60 but not always. Occasionally I want to lighten the bag or add a 2-iron. The scores tend to be about the same either way. For someone to tell another player they'll absolutely benefit from having one in the bag is a bit presumptuous.

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Originally Posted by Datsyuk View Post

I have a couple (okay - I have 3 60s and a 58 with different sets) and they're all different. They all take time to get used to. Some days I carry a 60 but not always. Occasionally I want to lighten the bag or add a 2-iron. The scores tend to be about the same either way. For someone to tell another player they'll absolutely benefit from having one in the bag is a bit presumptuous.

12 clubs + LW < 12 clubs

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