I played a round of 9 holes yesterday and wound up in 2 sand traps. While I normally don't have a problem getting up and out of a sand trap (open stance, open club face, swing away), I failed miserably. I lost 7 or 8 strokes trying to get out of them yesterday.
I know I'm not a pro and it's my fault but I want to replace my sand wedge (I just don't like it) but can't spend a lot of money on it. Mizuno, Vokey, and Mack Daddy 2, are what I want to try but can't justify the cost to my wife. So I'm looking at cheaper but equal quality wedges.
I have a 50 degree approach wedge that I like a lot and seem to hit somewhat reliably so I'm thinking a 55 degree sand wedge with standard bounce would suit me better. Plus, who doesn't like a new wedge right? and then I might be able to also pick up a 58 degree gap wedge with low bounce.
The club I'm replacing is a crown viper 52 degree sand wedge.
Looking at what Golfsmith has to offer in left handed wedges, I've got a few options:
Snake Eyes 3500 SL
Snake Eyes SL4
Lynx Black Cat Wedge
Adams Watson Wedge pack (3 wedges for $99)
Granted, I'm going to check my local Goodwill and see what they have (and pick up a couple of starter clubs for my 14 yo son to learn on) hoping they've got some left handed Vokeys or Mizunos or even Clevelands there for me to check out.