On mats, when I hit medium trajectory 60-75 yard shots, ~20ft, I get a half circle ball bits on the face. Is that too thin? Contact feels good.
Anyone have a photo of a sand wedge face with the black-ish wear mark? Is one of these "better"?
Going out on a limb here, I'm going to propose that where you find the sweet spot on the clubface depends on the club, but also on your swing - AoA, path and face. Not sure there's anything to be learned from comparing one wear mark to another. But if you use impact tape and it shows that you're making consistent contact on the face, and you like the shots, that's probably enough to be going on with.
Depends how you want to flight it and how much you want to spin it. Lower face contact is generally going to produce a lower trajectory and more spin (due to vertical gear effect), which some would argue is the best way to go inside 100 yards. But it's a matter of personal preference -- if you like to hit high floaters into the green then, no, you probably want a contact point further up the face.
Well - I think there are various scenarios. Maybe the easiest to visualise is a Phil (or a Tiger, if you prefer ) lob shot. When you see that face wide open at address, laying almost flat to the ground - you don't think that's going to make contact higher on the face?
Mine looks most like the first picture ... but the mark is about 150% bigger. I paid for the whole damn club ... I'm gonna use the whole damn club!!
P.S. @David in FL ... I don't believe that is really your SW. The ONLY way to convince me I'm wrong would be to take a video (preferably one DTL and one FO) of you using it.
That's the funnest way to kill a snake.
Somehow, I find that really hard to believe.