Originally Posted by saturday
I've been reading most the thread and I almost wonder if I'm the only one that uses his 52/08 on any shot inside 80 yds? That's my club of choice greenside as well unless I'm looking for a bump and run I'll use either a 8 or 9i. I carry a 56/11 but that's really only ever used in the bunkers or really bad lies. Maybe I should try using my 56 more.....
No your not the only one :)
I carry a Mizuno MP R12 in 52/7 and 58/10. Due to the sole grinds the 58/10 is perfect in the sand or fluffy thick rough or anything else I need to get under the ball (its brilliant for up hill chips).
The 52 I use for everything else. I have found I can lie this one down and by dropping my hands I can play some really effective flop shots. Last night I was practicing on our 9th hole green. On the right it drops off completely. I am 6"4 and standing at the bottom of the gully, I can only see about half way up the flag. So last night I was practicing a shot that had to travel 7 meters forward, but about 10 meters up to get it to stop. Struggled at first until I dropped my hands. Half back, smooth through....shnick and stop.
I am still experimenting with it and carry my old 60 "just in case" but havn't used it in weeks. Same swing, different hand positions are giving me awesome results from short chip and runs, flop shots, short pitch and runs and pitch and stops.