I never use a lob wedge, don't carry one anymore. If I need 40 to 45 yard shot, especially going over a green side bunker I just open the face of my 56*. Works fine, As stated above a lob wedge is a difficult club to hit properly, you need a lot of practice. Unfortunately I don't have a area to practice wedge shots, (off the course). Most golf cubs don't let you chip around their practice green anymore, at least in my area.