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How Many Wedges Do You Carry?

How many wedges do you carry?  

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  1. 1. How many wedges do you carry?

    • 0 - What's a wedge?
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    • 1 - I have my trusty Niblick and that's all I need.
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    • 2 - Doesn't matter which two, but you'd think it would be PW and SW
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    • 3 - Very common set up through the 80's and 90's.
      7
    • 4 - Its good to have options
      18
    • 5 - More options or is it because your PW is so delofted you had to stick in another gap wedge?
      3
    • 6 or more - If you answer this, you'd better explain why.
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I Typically have 5 wedges I like to use...….

Cleveland HB Launcher PW 44 Deg  125 Yds
Cleveland CBX  50 Deg 100 Yds
Cleveland CBX  56 Deg  80 Yds/Sand
Cleveland CBX  60 Deg 60 Yds
Callaway X Forged 64 Deg - 40 yds and in

 

 

 

 

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4 -  PW(46), GW(50), SW(54), LW(58)

PW came with my iron set Mizuno

GW is a JPX wedge from awhile ago

SW and LW are both Callaway McDaddy is found a few years ago - of course the SW has a higher bounce

 

I use all 4 pretty much every round

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Four for me:

PW (47*), GW (51*) from my iron set. I'd guess 90% of the time I use these just like an iron, full swing at a specific distance, 125 and 115 yds respectively.

Edel 55and 60*. These are typically for short shots around the green normally 75 yds or less, and rarely with a full swing.

 

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PW (49o), 53o and 58o as in my description. I do consider my PW a wedge because it is lofted weak by today's standards. They all look the same as well for the most part except the gap in sole surface area is larger between PW and 53 than any other gap in the set.

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PW (45*), SW (55*) and LW (60*).  The PW and SW came as part of the set.  The LW was an impulse buy during a time when I played regularly.  Today it isn't really a club I use much except when I need a high loft shot on hard pan type surfaces since it is low bounce.  My go to club from 100 yards in is the PW in most circumstances, except when I need the additional loft or in a hazard/bunker.

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4 wedges.

PW 48 degrees

52 or 3i switch out depending upon the course I’m playing. if I have a ton of 110-115 yard approaches then 52.

56

60

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I carry 5 wedges.  The courses I play, with friends from the regular tees, are seemingly short.  So I'm usually playing a wedge into the green.  Thus, I want lots of choices.

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On 10/21/2019 at 7:18 PM, billchao said:

Bounce, grind, sole, head shape, weight.

If I handed you a 46° Edel wedge and my 46° MP4 PW the difference would be plain to see. One is more like an iron and the other more like a wedge.

That's because the PW being basically a 10 iron isn't a modern design concept. I think it's only called a wedge because back in the day they called the highest lofted irons wedges. But they had all sorts of weird names for clubs back then and my golf equipment history isn't the greatest.

But my point is, today there is definitely a distinction between a wedge head and an iron head, design-wise. Most people's pitching wedges are irons IMO.

@billchao you are correct and thus you are a gearhead of significant proportions.

Wedge design is different then iron design and the common PW  may or may not follow wedge design, all depending on the the club producer.

 

I carry 4 wedges, 48, 52, 56 & 60.  I am still learning what I can and cannot do with a 60 thus I rarely use it on the course.  

When I started playing I only had a PW which was a 50 back in the long ago days.  So you had to learn to hit a multitude of shots with that club.  It was both fun and hard.

I prefer today with the multitude of wedge options available. It has made the game easier for me.

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