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Big/regular trusty rusty as sand wedge?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I need a bit of advice here.

I recently bought a second hand set of mizuno mp 52 irons as I lost my PW on a course and my old set of big bertha clubs needed replacing anyway.

I also have a big trusty rusty 60 degree lob wedge.

 

I bought the mp52s thinking it would take some time to settle into them but I am actually playing better with them then the old clubs and have added them all except the 3 iron to my bag.

 

The problem I am facing is I am left with the sand and gap wedge from my old big bertha set and they are not working so well, I tend to use the trusty rusty lob wedge from the sand and on a full swing the SW goes about as far as the LW so I don't really use it much, only really for longer bunker shots. I need to find something to replace them but really don't have a lot of cash at the moment.

 

Heres what I am thinking.

I can replace the sand wedge and do without the gap wedge for now, I might even replace that with the 3 iron.

I saw a few really well priced clubs at my local golf store the other day.

One is the same club I have the big trusty rusty except it is the 55degree, going for R500($50)

The other one is a standard trusty rusty 53, or 55 degree also at R500

Which one do think would be a better club from the sand and also fill that gap between my LW and PW the best.

 

Another club I saw there that is a possibility is the forged callaway wedge 54 degree and going for R700($70).

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 6
What degree of bounce on each? As a general rule, the higher bounce will be more effective for you out of the sand.

Trying to fit one wedge in between your PW and 60* LW is going to leave a gap, no doubt, but since you're comfortable playing your LW out of the sand, I'd probably put the 53* in the bag to best split the difference.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am still trying to figure out what degree of bounce they have, I will try and look it up now.

I know they have something called a tri bounce sole, which as I understand it means depending on how open or closed you have the club face affects the angle of the bounce.

 

I thought the SW was supposed to have a lower bounce?

 

The main difference I can see between the big and regular version is the size of face, which is a lot bigger and also there is no 53 degree in the big version.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

It looks like from what I can find that it has three different angles high in the centre and lower on the tow and heel.

Something like this.

53 degree 7--15--7

55degree 9--15--9

hope that makes sense.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks david,

 

I went for the 53 regular trusty rusty and I am quite happy with it.

 

It goes about 100 yards and is quite accurate, also works really well in the sand.

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by SAgolfer View Post

Thanks david,

I went for the 53 regular trusty rusty and I am quite happy with it.

It goes about 100 yards and is quite accurate, also works really well in the sand.

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