AP2 PW or comprable Vokey wedge? - Page 2
Poll Results: AP2 PW or Vokey for the new iron set? You decide!
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That is just it. My PW is used dually as a scoring club and full swing club. Since I have been playing the Mizunos the PW tends to go way farther than my Pings with my choked down shots. I was thinking of dropping the loft down with a SM5 to dial in a 115-120 yard shot because it seems like I use my PW for more choked down scoring shots than full swing shots. Of course I may just need to practice with the distance too instead of using the SM5. It is almost a buy both scenario and then decide which one I like better.
I think it is all how you perceive the club.
For me it came down to what the club will be used for most and some are multi-use. If you are the guy that hits a PW over 130-140 yards IMO you are out of finesse territory anyway. Doesn't mean you can't pitch/chip with it closer in but it is probably more forgiving at that distance than a MB style wedge would be.
That's me. I wouldn't change out my PW when I get new clubs, but I think I'd definitely consider making the GW match the wedges. My full swing SW (with a finesse swing) is about 100-105. If I try and kill it, maybe I get it up to 110. My full swing with the GW is 120-125. Pull it slightly and it goes 130. I feel like I'd likely be better suited taking a "finesse" type full swing with a GW that looked like a wedge than the one I currently have. And then, perhaps, my large gap moves up in between the G and the P so instead of having trouble with the 115 shots, I have trouble with the 125 shots.
The other thing I think I'd consider is to weaken everything a degree or two and lose a wedge. Instead of a 46, 50, 54 and 59, I could just have a 48, 52 (or 53) and a 58. Then I'd probably add a 5 wood.
I should probably stop talking about clubs and club setups because now I'm gonna start making myself believe I need new ones.
This is what I have done this year. My PW is 47 and I used to use a 50, 54 58 combo. I replaced the 50 54 with a 52 and have room to do 3W and 5W now. I am going to play around with both combos. Sometimes I miss the 50 for full shots.
Good stuff here...and to comment on the shaft flexology stuff from my post yesterday a good point was made, My MB's have NS 950gh-S shafts and my Vokeys have the KBS wedge-S shafts, so I can relate to why I hit my 52 as far as my 47-PW. I got the NS 950's on my MB's because I liked the way they hit on my cleveland 588 wedges?...crap...I got the wrong wedges in the wrong bag...f***...born blond...to die bald...Ciest la vie....