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Hey everyone,

     I live somewhere where most of the winter is wet conditions and I was wondering if I should switch to wedges with a higher bounce for the winter.   In other words, would it make much of a difference?

current wedges:   Vokey 50.08 and Vokey 56.10.  (Both sm7)

older wedges with higher bounce:  Vokey 50.12 and Vokey 56.14. (Sm4)

my swing type is more of a sweeper.   I don’t often take a divot, with wedges I might take a small one but I don’t take long or deep divots.

opinions?   I was thinking of switching for a couple weeks and seeing what difference there was, but thought I would ask here as well.

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I think the whole "bounce is for conditions" thing is drastically overplayed.

I play wedges with a ton of bounce but good heel and toe relief (the heel relief matters more) in all conditions. I can hit a wedge with 22° bounce off hardpan. Off cement.

You aren't going to notice any appreciable difference going from 8 to 12 and 10 to 14. Not as a 14, and not something that isn't almost entirely in your mind.

JMO.

P.S. To add to my first paragraph… even on a "hard/firm" course, you're going to have lies in the rough that will play soft, you'll have bunker shots that will play soft, etc. There's no pervasive "course conditions" somewhere. Even people who live in Seattle have firm lies from time to time.

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When it is muddy I usually use a less-lofted club...rather than carry a different wedge:  a 42 instead of a 46, a 46 instead of a 50, etc...

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2 minutes ago, Piz said:

When it is muddy I usually use a less-lofted club...rather than carry a different wedge:  a 42 instead of a 46, a 46 instead of a 50, etc...

Yeah I find I do a lot of 9 irons and PWs where I would normally do a SW.  personally I’d like to work up the confidence to have more shots available when the course is sopping wet, generally I hit what I think I am most. O for table with.   
 

the conditions I am talking about are not just soft.   Generally it’s where about 25% of the fairways have standing water on them because it rains so much. We generally are on the cart path from late November until May

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On 11/11/2020 at 1:00 PM, imsys0042 said:

Yeah I find I do a lot of 9 irons and PWs where I would normally do a SW.  personally I’d like to work up the confidence to have more shots available when the course is sopping wet, generally I hit what I think I am most. O for table with.   
 

the conditions I am talking about are not just soft.   Generally it’s where about 25% of the fairways have standing water on them because it rains so much. We generally are on the cart path from late November until May

We are usually on snowmobiles in that time frame.

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