Mates tell me very mixed advice, whilst trying to listen to all views found myself rather confused...
In the past I used a 56 with an open face!! Any advice or suggestions are always welcome ...
I use a 4 wedge set up (PW, 52, 56, 60) and use the 52 56 and 60 out of the bunker. It really just depends on the lie and how far you have to carry the ball. They all have different degrees of bounce on them so I also may choose a particular club depending on how hard the sand is. I would say just practice with both wedges. But if I had just a standard length and lie bunker shot I would pull my 56 and open the face.
I haven't found a use for my 60* wedge yet, and for that reason I don't even carry it anymore. I basically use my 52 for everything around the green, and open or close it for the shot I'm looking to hit. I use it in greenside bunkers and open it up to probably near 60*, but I just feel more comfortable with it than my actual 60* wedge.
I use my 51, 54 or 56 as needed. The 54° is my usual go to sand wedge and is only used for bunker shots.
Wrong. There is no such thing. A typical SW is 54-56 degrees, but what is generally considered as a sand wedge is more about the bounce angle on the sole than it is about the face loft. I've even used my 8I for a 40 yard semi-explosion from a cross bunker on a par 5.
Greenside - Typically my 56/12 for most
If it's really short, or I have to get up high I'll hit my 60 with a bigger swing - with that face opened to use the little bounce it has, I need a big swing. I like this shot.
Both clubs I open it up to what I think I need to get my carry distance. Of course, the 56 has the most bounce so it's the go to club in 90% of the shots.
Fairway - for irons, I'll club up one vs what I'd have in the fairway - I'm not great at picking/sweeping so the 'extra' is usually a good choice
woods and hybrids - no issue, hit it like it's on a good lie
Plugged lies - Smith and Wesson MP40 is the preferred tool. or a garden spade
Soft sand in a shallow bunker 56/14. Soft sand in a very deep bunker 60/12. Hard sand I play more like pitch than a bunker shot with 60/12. If the lip is low may even use 52/10. All about the weather here. A few days of moisture and the bunkers are like hard dirt. Like try to hit a flop of concrete. I see people putting out if they can.