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Easy to Use Sand Wedge Needed

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Can someone recommend an easy to use sand wedge? I'd like to stay away from the wide soled ones like Smart Sole, Sure out etc. A classic design with some forgiveness is preferred. Thx!!

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Honestly, it's more about your swing than it is about the wedge. All I can say is that more bounce is probably better than less. What issues are you currently having with hitting a SW?

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If you are looking for a forgiving wedge for bunkers the Vokey K grind is the most forgiving of their lineup in 58/60 or the F grind for 54/56. The are also really good for soft conditions or anytime you need some extra bounce. 

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Cleveland CBX2 should be at the top of your list. I have a CBX1 that looks quite traditional at set up. It's 59 and I hit it whenever the lie is crap or I just am in one of those close your eyes and hope type spots. Traditional look with lots of forgiveness and versatility for what it is. The CBX2s look way better also. I recently built a set of them for someone and they look good.

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9 hours ago, colin007 said:

Honestly, it's more about your swing than it is about the wedge. All I can say is that more bounce is probably better than less. What issues are you currently having with hitting a SW?

Thanks, Colin. I'd like to think it is a club issue. I have used an old Wilson LT sand wedge well for many years. I lost it and then tried the Tour Edge 1 out and Smart Sole. With these clubs, I seem to top it and hit it thin. If I try to take a lot of sand, I leave it in the bunker or I skull it across the green. They are very heavy clubs and don't feel very well. It was a surprise as the Smart Sole gets great reviews.  

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I've got the Cleveland CBX2 wedges in 50, 54, and 58. Super easy to hit on full(er) shots, but plenty versatile around the greens and out of bunkers. Extremely, extremely forgiving for wedges. Would definitely recommend you check them out.

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I'd second the Ping Glide wedges.  There is a level of forgiveness that I didn't find with Vokeys.  I'm not saying Vokeys aren't fantastic, but if you mishit them, you'll see and feel it.  With the Ping Glides, if I don't hit them perfect, I know it, but I'll probably be relatively close to, if not on the green.

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Hit lots and lots and lots of sand shots.  It is the shot we play the least often.  Once you play a few thouSAND...you will discover what you like, and what you do not like in a sand wedge.  And the one you like will be the "easiest" one to hit.

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