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Wedges (Lofts, Bounce & Grind)?

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1 hour ago, Adam C said:

I am not talking about curve. I am talking about just hitting the ball in the center of the face which is a problem for higher handicappers, which is what the OP is.

 

I think many high handicap players have more issue with fat and thin than left/right of center hits. In that case, more bounce would be more forgiving. Left/right misses are more common on longer clubs with full swings than wedges with partial and short game swings, aren't they?

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5 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I think many high handicap players have more issue with fat and thin than left/right of center hits. In that case, more bounce would be more forgiving. Left/right misses are more common on longer clubs with full swings than wedges with partial and short game swings, aren't they?

Agree. Getting the ball up in the air and flying the right distance is what most higher handicappers would be happy with. More bounce and a fuller sole.

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On 6/24/2019 at 4:18 PM, CharlieB said:

I just bought a set of Vokey SM6 demos this past weekend. I got a 54-08 in a M grind and a 58-12 in a K grind. I spent about three hours working with them and really like them. I can’t believe how good of condition there in, plus how little I paid for them. That K grind just pops right out of the sand. My Ping pitching wedge is 46*.

100% agree. Vokey SM6 58-12 K grind is absolutely money out of the sand, and around the green in general. I got mine about a year about and it honestly has made world of difference in my chipping and greenside bunker game. Tbh probably the biggest equipment-related improvement I have experienced.

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On 6/24/2019 at 5:20 PM, stolpioni said:

Are you sure your 58K is 12? When I pull up the K it says it's in 14, the one with 12 bounce is called "D".

After your recommendations I am now thinking of the following:

48-10, F Grind (For shots from 100-120 yards or so outside the green)
54-08, M Grind (For chipping and short pitching around the green - this will be my main wedge to use probably 80% of the time)
58-14, K Grind (For bunker shots)

Can you use the 58K for lob shots from the rough close to the green as well? And do you use your 54M for chipping as well?

The SM6 K grind came with 12* of bounce. The K grind out of the rough works great.

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I've been looking into getting a wedge more in line with these characteristics. My current 60 degree wedge is a Vokey with 8 degrees of bounce, and I've never really liked how it interacts with the ground regardless of the lie. Will be a fun opportunity to test some things out because I've never hit with a wedge above 12 degrees of bounce I think?

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