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I have room for a club in my bag, what should I get?

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Currently, the clubs I use and their distances:

 

Driver: 230-240, the rest of the clubs measured off the dirt:

3W: 210 

5W: 195 

7W: 182

9W: 170

6I: 160

7I: 150

8I: 140

9I: 130

PW: 120

SW: 100

LW: 80

 

I can step on all those clubs and get an extra five yards if I have to.  I just do a lower finish and draw them a bit.

 

Currently I have a 5I in my bag but since it goes about the same distance as the 9W and I hit the 9W better it gets reserved for punch shots.  I pull it about once every five rounds or so.

 

I'm thinking of getting a 64 degree wedge.  I'm not very good at taking distance off clubs, so I have real trouble sometimes from the 50-60 yard distance.  I often end up just hitting a REALLY HARD pitch and I don't think it's very productive.

 

Do you agree that this is probably my best plan?  And does anyone have experience with a 64?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 9

I suppose you could go with a GW as well... Something for that 110 yd range.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Yeah, but that seems to be less of a problem.  50-60 yards seems more common.  Third shot on Par 5s, forced (or unintentional) layups on Par 4s.  Plus, knocking 10 yards off a 120 yard club (8.3%) is easier than knocking 20-30 yards off an 80 yard club (~31.25%).

 

At least, that's the way it seems to me.  

post #4 of 9
I've got a 64° and can hit it about 45-50 max. One thing I will say is that it will get the up and up and up. And it will land soft dead on a dime. I typically use it closer to the green for flops and super-flops or to get out of really really deep bunkers.
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Originally Posted by georgeshot View Post

I've got a 64° and can hit it about 45-50 max. One thing I will say is that it will get the up and up and up. And it will land soft dead on a dime. I typically use it closer to the green for flops and super-flops or to get out of really really deep bunkers.

 

See, that sounds good to me.  The problem with taking a ton off my LW swing to hit it 50 yards is that it kills the spin.  

 

How far do you hit your other wedges?

post #6 of 9
I've had this same debate myself many times. I ended up just spending a bunch of time practicing with my 52 and 56 and learned the shots I needed with those. Now pretty much anything from that distance in is a 52.
post #7 of 9

My 64 is both my favorite club in the bag and the one that's been with me the most years. I tend to usually go for the pin so I short side myself alot. The 64 is great when you have so little green to work with. Now keep in mind that I set up with my weight very forward and chip/pitch with more of a putting stroke so I'm delofting the club to about 60 or less but can still hit the super flop when I need to.

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Originally Posted by dmnoland View Post
 

My 64 is both my favorite club in the bag and the one that's been with me the most years. I tend to usually go for the pin so I short side myself alot. The 64 is great when you have so little green to work with. Now keep in mind that I set up with my weight very forward and chip/pitch with more of a putting stroke so I'm delofting the club to about 60 or less but can still hit the super flop when I need to.

 

Sounds like you pitch like me.  

 

I can't find a lefty one of these anywhere.  I'm going to just buy a $30 Acer off Ebay, see how it goes.  It's pretty much all I've found.

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