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post #19 of 21
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- my recommendation to the OP is to eBay his wedges and get one with high bounce that is designed to do what he wants around the greens.

 

I want a club that can do alot from 80 yards and in. I notice that I dont hit the 56 as far as the 54 I hit the 56 more confidentally than the 54. I rarely find myself making a flop shot from a hard pan, I am on a limited golf budget, since my other passion-wine making is eating into my funds. I have 1/2 dozen clubs in my garage I have tried to sell on ebay and was unable to sell them for dirt cheap. Maybe on the next golf sale, I will trade in and meet you both 1/2 way with a 55 with super bounce. But I am learning alot from this discussion. Thank you
post #20 of 21

I currently play PW 46-5, 51-6 and 56-14.  I have tried to use a 60-8 or something close and it was very hard to hit.  I gave up on it in short order.  Yesterday I ordered a 60-14 with a heel grind (which I was fit for).  As my game is getting better I am seeing a potential need for a higher lofted wedge and I am losing a club at the top of the bag that is seldom used.

 

I agree that bounce is your friend, I have hit what would amount to a fat partial wedge shot and felt the bounce save me.

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

I agree with your point about taking the 14 over an 8 -- but your versatility is reduced. 

 

No, it isn't, and that's why you seem to want to disagree with me on this. I think your versatility is increased overall, rather than reduced overall.

 

I don't particularly think your summations of my posts is accurate, either.

 

If I have a choice solely between bounce in the same grinds, and especially for the average player, I'll almost always recommend more bounce over less. Less bounce encourages lousy wedge play, and reduces versatility far more often than it enhances it.

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