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What club do you use for 50-80 yards in?

post #1 of 62
Thread Starter 

I carry a 50*, 54*, and 58* wedge setup. I hit the 54* around 95-100 with a full swing. The 60-70 yard shots always leaving me trying to decide between the sw and lw.  Usually go with the sw because the low bounce lw is a bit easier to screw up and hit a little fat or thin. Curious to hear what people tend to use in the range.  

 

On a follow up note, if you don't use the lw for these short approaches, what's really the use of the club?  Thinking I might be better served with something in between my 3w and 3 hybrid instead.  

post #2 of 62
From about 100 yes I use my pitching wedge initial about 60 yds when I choke down on my sand wedge and play a pitch shot! They come off most times and are low risk unlike the lob wedge which is quick easy to shank"
post #3 of 62

54*...just adjust the length of the backswing according to the yardage.

post #4 of 62
Depends. If it's in the fairway and an unguarded green, a half PW for me goes about 55 yards. A half 9-iron goes about 65, and I can hit half an 8-iron about 75, or I can hit most of a sand wedge that distance.

Why require it to be a wedge when an easy shot with another club will do just fine?
post #5 of 62

Anything from about a 7-iron to a LW, depending on the factors.

post #6 of 62
Thread Starter 
Mind giving some examples? Anything from straightforward (little wind, even lie to a green at the same elevation), into elevated greens, etc.
post #7 of 62
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Originally Posted by SoundandFury View Post

Mind giving some examples? Anything from straightforward (little wind, even lie to a green at the same elevation), into elevated greens, etc.

 

If the pin is in the back and there's an upslope, it could be a 7I bump and run into the hill.

If the pin is tucked over a bunker, and I want to fly it just past the pin and have it stop quickly, a LW.

post #8 of 62

 always 58* lob wedge and drop it right on the pin or somewhere I wish to  putt from......I lob from everywhere, been doing it all my life.

post #9 of 62

Some people I play with don't use a LW for anything more than a half-swing shot. But, they use it effectively inside 40 yds.

 

I had a 46* PW, along with your 50 - 54 - 58 setup for about a season and a half. Last summer I dumped the 54 and 58 for a high-bounce 56* SW. The 54 didn't always get me out of the trap cleanly, and I had distance control problems with the 58.

 

Also note that I'm 63 years old. I was hitting greenside cut shots with a SW for 20 years before the LW showed up.

post #10 of 62
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

If the pin is in the back and there's an upslope, it could be a 7I bump and run into the hill.

If the pin is tucked over a bunker, and I want to fly it just past the pin and have it stop quickly, a LW.

These are exactly my thoughts.  The wind direction and pin placement are the key deciding factors. 

post #11 of 62
Normally I would hit a partial 54 from that range. If its a special situation where I have no green to work with (tucked pin), then I will try to drop my 60 right on top of it.
post #12 of 62
LW or SW for me.
post #13 of 62

60 degree!

post #14 of 62
I hit a little shorter than most, so most of the times I use a 56* SW or a 50* wedge from that range, adjusting my swing for yardage and the lie.
post #15 of 62

Depends on the variables of the specific shot, but I generally play this with a 60 degree wedge. I adjust the length of my swing with the distance and try to not go after it in order to control spin.

post #16 of 62
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Anything from about a 7-iron to a LW, depending on the factors.

 

^^^^ This ^^^^

post #17 of 62

depend on the shot im trying to hit it from 60 up to my pw 

post #18 of 62
It really depends on the pin position and what's around the green. I would hit anything from a 60* wedge to an 8 iron.
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