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What wedges should I get?

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I am trying to make a new set and so far I have a driver, putter, 3 wood, 3 hybrid, 4-AW (which is 12 clubs in total). My irons are strengthened in loft so my AW (GW) is 48 degrees. I only have two more clubs until I reach 14 and am wondering which degree of wedges I should get.. Thanks!

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With what you have now, I would go for a 54 with lots of bounce, and a 58. Depends on your game, and the course conditions you play also. My PW is 47* and I use a 54-12 and a 60-04 her in so. Cali.

 

On Edit: you could go with a 52 and a 56. I just never had any use for a 52.


Edited by Hammer 4 - 1/16/14 at 7:32pm
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I mean I think it is really going to depend on your game. the ability to hit a high lofted lob wedge (58*+) is not an easy thing to acquire. you may want to just have a 56* be your highest. Also consider your gaps before you buy... Go test them on a launch monitor and make sure that you are spending your hard earned money in the right way.

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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

With what you have now, I would go for a 54 with lots of bounce, and a 58. Depends on your game, and the course conditions you play also. My PW is 47* and I use a 54-12 and a 60-04 her in so. Cali.

 

On Edit: you could go with a 52 and a 56. I just never had any use for a 52.

Ok yeah, I was thinking about getting a 54 and 58 also, thanks for the comment. Also, do you know how much impact 1 or 2 degree is going to have on distance/yardages? Im wondering because theres a 6 degree gap between 48 and 54, but 4 degree gap between 54 and 58 and don't sure how the numbers are going to turn out..

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Originally Posted by SamGray View Post
 

I mean I think it is really going to depend on your game. the ability to hit a high lofted lob wedge (58*+) is not an easy thing to acquire. you may want to just have a 56* be your highest. Also consider your gaps before you buy... Go test them on a launch monitor and make sure that you are spending your hard earned money in the right way.

Alright, thanks for the suggestion :)

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Originally Posted by ddouni98 View Post
 

Ok yeah, I was thinking about getting a 54 and 58 also, thanks for the comment. Also, do you know how much impact 1 or 2 degree is going to have on distance/yardages? Im wondering because theres a 6 degree gap between 48 and 54, but 4 degree gap between 54 and 58 and don't sure how the numbers are going to turn out..

 

 

In my case, I would use my PW for shots I couldn't use the 54 for, so I'm not sure of yardages, sorry.

post #7 of 8
Here are two other suggestions you could consider:

1- get a 52 and 58, and have the 52 bent to 53 (or a 54 and the other way around, not sure if there is a preferred way). This way you keep your gaps to 5 degrees

2- get a 52 and 56. You can get a "tour grind" on the 56. Then you can use the bounce on the 56, but also have the option to open it up for more of a flop shot. I have a "tour grind" on my 56 and 60, comes in handy.

To echo what others have said, it really depends on what types of shots you like to hit, or plan on learning to hit.

Best of luck!
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Originally Posted by tefunk View Post

... have the 52 bent to 53 (or a 54 and the other way around, not sure if there is a preferred way). ....

I use this technique for most of my shots around the green, and I embrace the idea that bounce is your friend, so I would say there definitely is a preferred way:  If I'm ever going to bend a wedge**, I'm going to get the stronger one and bend weak so I'm adding bounce. :-P

 

Ideally, OP, you'd be able to test out lots of different wedges and make sure you have your gaps covered, but if I'm guessing, I'd probably agree with @Hammer 4 and go with a 54 and a 60.  Or you could also do 54 and 58.  (My gap wedge is 50, and wedges are 54.5 and 59)  I also can't really see much use for a 52 around the green.

 

**  Next time I need wedges I'm almost certainly going the Edel route, so I won't ever have to worry about bending anyway. ;)

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