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Thread Starter 
I feel like I'm losing distance with my wedges. My PW will go solid 120-130 all day. But no matter what I do, my 60* can't get past 50 yards. My PW is at 45* and I typically lose about 3 yards per degree. So logic says my 60 should go at least 80-90 yards. Anyone else battled this or have a remedy?
post #2 of 8
Maybe your swing with the 60* wedge is more of a sweeping swing so that you are hitting the ball when the clubface is more level (in the bottom of the swing arc) rather than moving down still.
post #3 of 8

I had that issue also early on and it was because I was sweeping my wedges and shot would go straight up and short.  Are you taking a divot at all with these swings?

post #4 of 8
Get fitted for wedges. I suspect most people with this problem were like me. You flip the club head because you don't wan't to bury the leading edge of the club into the ground (especially 60* wedges where the bounce is usually low and the leading edge is pronounced). Properly fit wedges, with the correct grind and bounce, will eliminate this.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Divots are here and there. I've always been a picker at best, even with the lob, the divot is shallow and about half a dollar long. I've tried to steepen my wedge swing by cocking the wrist right at takeaway and feel like I'm holding that angle. Like I said, this only happens with my 60,56, and 52. All my irons P-4 have good compression and solid strikes.
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I used to have the same problem when I didn't hold my wrist angle through the shot. If your wrists break too early, you will tend to add loft to the club which is really the only thing that would explain your symptoms. I would try working on knock down wedge shots (ball back in your stance, de-lofting of the club, and 3/4 swing). I know its hard to imagine that a shorter swing will result in the ball going farther, but after my instructor physically made me do this, it blew me away. Wedges are a tricky part of the game. And btw, I never had any problems with my PW either, but unfortunately I don't have any reasoning why other than maybe the slightly lower loft and longer club enables you to more easily manage a proper ball flight trajectory with less spin. But that's just my guess. Do you spin the driver a lot? Symptoms would include high trajectory and no to very little fairway roll?

post #7 of 8
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I've always had a high traj. But I play burner 2.0 irons which are notoriously high shot clubs anyways. I've lowered my driver down and now get about 20 yards of roll out. I feel like the wedges are too short which causes me to look like Keegan Bradley. Lol. I'm probably going to replace them but I wanted to see if anyone had similar issues and it was me and not the club.
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Originally Posted by boil3rmak3r View Post

Get fitted for wedges. I suspect most people with this problem were like me. You flip the club head because you don't wan't to bury the leading edge of the club into the ground (especially 60* wedges where the bounce is usually low and the leading edge is pronounced). Properly fit wedges, with the correct grind and bounce, will eliminate this.

 

99% that you're flipping.   For perspective, my "stock" yardage for my 46* PW is 123 yds, so we're very similar in length.  I hit a full 58* 75 yards.

 

Having said that, a 60* lob wedge is a very difficult club to hit a full shot with, and honestly, most of us shouldn't even try.  Unless it's a really unusual situation, I'm not hitting my 58* more than 60 yds......and then only if I need the trajectory for some reason.

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