I have a 54 and 58 wedge in my set currently and want a higher lofted wedge for flop shots i just don't know if the distances will fit. What are you preferences?
Will A 64* wedge fit in my set okay
TheSandTrap.com Top Picks
Flop shots are mostly a product of the lie, it's very hard to hit one unless you have a ball sitting up or an uphill or above your feet lie, or a bit of both. Using a 64 isn't necessary either way, in fact I've hit good ones with as much as a PW in some cases. Learn the technique and you'll start hitting them all the time, then when you finally wise up and hardly ever use them your handicap will drop 5 strokes.
It wouldn't be productive for me to use one, I get more use from longer clubs and I don't believe I'd ever get a good chance to hit it over a 60˚. Use one if you want but it wouldn't be a very versatile club and I'd imagine you might miss what you're kicking out. If you play a lot of courses where it'd be useful I could see it being worth learning but for me it's not a club I'd consider.
For me, a 64 wedge is a club I have to buy, then practice with a lot and get really good with before my game improves at all from having it. I find it to be more pragmatic to use the money to buy balls and spend the time and effort learning to hit one or all of the clubs I already have. Especially since, you know, I still have a handicap. No need to go seek out an obstacle for me to hurdle when there are so many lined up already.
However, if, like me, you don't have the time, patience or facility to learn this technique properly and you just want a higher lofted club to get over green side bunkers and stick to the green, then yeah! Go get one! I did! my sw is 56, and i can open the face a bit, but I lose accuracy when I open the face, and I prefer to play than practice, (this is exactly why we are high cappers!) so I got a 62* and it does the job I bought it for, with some great results, especially today when I lobbed it over a large bunker onto an elavated green landing 8 inch from the hole!! They're great fun to use and nice to have if there's room in the bag! But I must say, 64* seems extreme, I'd say 62 is more than enough!
I have no use for a 64. Sure, there may be 2 or 3 situations a year where it would be useful, but the rest of the time I would never use it. Very difficult club to control IMO. For those 2 or 3 situations, I can lay open another wedge and get the same result. Prior to last season the highest lofted wedge I had was a 52, but I could hit flop shots easily when necessary.