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36 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Isn’t the guy on back left Arsenio?

It has to be. It's Coming to America.  

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Bunch of things to consider below Are you dropping the 58 just to drop it, or would you plan on replacing it with a long iron/hybrid?  Are you good/comfortable enough with the 54/56 to us

That is a light bag! Which one do you putt with? 

It’s whatever works best for you. I carry 51, 54 and 58, but have played around with other combinations. Try it for a few rounds.

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3 hours ago, TourSpoon said:

Same guy playing 3 characters cutting up! Eddie Murphy at his best! 

I was referring to this. Of course it’s Coming to America…but Eddie didn’t play those three characters. He was the older Jewish guy and the other two…Arsenio played that guy I mentioned.

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2 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

I was referring to this. Of course it’s Coming to America…but Eddie didn’t play those three characters. He was the older Jewish guy and the other two…Arsenio played that guy I mentioned.

I know, but you have to realize I have multiple conversations going on in my head and was trying to combine responses.  Coming to America is comedy gold. Having multiple conversations going on is the sign of intelligence, or being a golfer, maybe both. Rambling on and on with no coherent direction, well that happens from time to time. 

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On 4/28/2021 at 10:57 PM, onthehunt526 said:

@WUTiger is going to like this one. I can hit my 54° around the greens well ok. My 58° is about as useful as a bucket of steam, except out of bunkers. My AW is currently 51° (will be 50° when my ZX5 irons come in Mid-May). I’ve been toying with only playing with my 45° PW, 50° AW and a 56° SW... is this a good idea?

Or am I missing something not having a more lofted sand wedge?

All I have right now are 45°, 50° and 56° and I don’t think I am missing much. 

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On 4/29/2021 at 1:57 AM, onthehunt526 said:

@WUTiger is going to like this one. I can hit my 54° around the greens well ok. My 58° is about as useful as a bucket of steam, except out of bunkers. My AW is currently 51° (will be 50° when my ZX5 irons come in Mid-May). I’ve been toying with only playing with my 45° PW, 50° AW and a 56° SW... is this a good idea?

Or am I missing something not having a more lofted sand wedge?

Although I play 45pw, 50aw, 54sw, 58lw, I have had thoughts of replacing the 54 58 for a 56, but have not done it. I think it can be a good choice, especially for mid-high cap golfers. It is easier to be competent with one club then two. If you used only the 56 all the time, just imagine how adept you would become with it!

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Sorry :offtopic:

On 5/2/2021 at 7:42 AM, TourSpoon said:

I love this meme! Same guy playing 3 characters cutting up! Eddie Murphy at his best! 

Actually 3 different actors (from left to right) Arsenio Hall, Eddie Murphy, and Clint Smith. Although Eddie Murphy does play the old man who is just hanging out in the shop as well.

 

To answer the OP, like everyone has said It totally depends on need. Do you need another club to fill another need more often? I know a lot of people would benefit from another hybrid or fairway wood over a 4th wedge.

Also @onthehunt526 your home course only has 1 bunker? 

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3 hours ago, NM Golf said:

Sorry :offtopic:

Actually 3 different actors (from left to right) Arsenio Hall, Eddie Murphy, and Clint Smith. Although Eddie Murphy does play the old man who is just hanging out in the shop as well.

 

To answer the OP, like everyone has said It totally depends on need. Do you need another club to fill another need more often? I know a lot of people would benefit from another hybrid or fairway wood over a 4th wedge.

Also @onthehunt526 your home course only has 1 bunker? 

Yes on the 9th and it’s huge

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8 hours ago, onthehunt526 said:

BA88B948-8679-46C6-B19B-8788C1E7F24D.thumb.jpeg.21e565ae6a8b856334a018971712ce87.jpegOnly bunker on the golf course.

I think there is buried treasure there. Just saying’.😜

Let us know how your experimenting goes. I’ve got a similar issue with mid irons. Currently I’m carrying 3W 5W 3H 4H 6-PW, 51, 54 and 58. The gaps are pretty even except 6 iron to 4H, 155 to 175. But I can choke down on the 4H for the 165 distance or hit a 3/4 3H. I could put my 5 iron back in, but I’d have to drop a wedge and I use them all. I’ve had quite a few good pitch shots with the 58 and I use it in sand.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

I think there is buried treasure there. Just saying’.😜

Let us know how your experimenting goes. I’ve got a similar issue with mid irons. Currently I’m carrying 3W 5W 3H 4H 6-PW, 51, 54 and 58. The gaps are pretty even except 6 iron to 4H, 155 to 175. But I can choke down on the 4H for the 165 distance or hit a 3/4 3H. I could put my 5 iron back in, but I’d have to drop a wedge and I use them all. I’ve had quite a few good pitch shots with the 58 and I use it in sand.

Why both the 5w and 3h?

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4 hours ago, measureoffsetinnm said:

Why both the 5w and 3h?

5W is 18 degrees loft and good for fairway lies and the tee. 3H is 21 degrees loft and is better out of the rough. 4H is 24. 

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4 hours ago, boogielicious said:

5W is 18 degrees loft and good for fairway lies and the tee. 3H is 21 degrees loft and is better out of the rough. 4H is 24. 

Oh I thought 5w and 3h were generally the same loft. Definitely makes sense as you describe it.

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On 5/4/2021 at 3:28 PM, measureoffsetinnm said:

Oh I thought 5w and 3h were generally the same loft. Definitely makes sense as you describe it.

It is SO dependent on the manufacturer, it almost doesn’t make any since to use club numbers any more. My 4h (Taylormade GAPR-Mid) is 21 degrees, fitting perfectly between my 6i, 25 degrees, and my 2i, 17 degrees. Go figure....

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2 hours ago, Morgan Mullins said:

It is SO dependent on the manufacturer, it almost doesn’t make any since to use club numbers any more. My 4h (Taylormade GAPR-Mid) is 21 degrees, fitting perfectly between my 6i, 25 degrees, and my 2i, 17 degrees. Go figure....

FWIW, Titleist doesn’t even have the 3, 4 designation, they just have loft. Mine are 21 and 24. I call them 3 and 4H because my 5 iron is 27 degrees.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

FWIW, Titleist doesn’t even have the 3, 4 designation, they just have loft. Mine are 21 and 24. I call them 3 and 4H because my 5 iron is 27 degrees.

It sounds like Titleist is already thinking about the issue. We do need a different way to categorize and discuss clubs, because the old number system is no longer valid. But that is a different topic.

if you use a gapping system based on club loft to select your wedges, then the question is how much gap, in degrees of loft, do you want between your wedges? Is it the same as it is for your other clubs?

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37 minutes ago, Morgan Mullins said:

It sounds like Titleist is already thinking about the issue. We do need a different way to categorize and discuss clubs, because the old number system is no longer valid. But that is a different topic.

if you use a gapping system based on club loft to select your wedges, then the question is how much gap, in degrees of loft, do you want between your wedges? Is it the same as it is for your other clubs?

It is, but I also vary the top end depending on the course. I think about tee shots and what I’ll need, especially the par 3 holes. Some courses I don’t need a 5 iron. Others, like today’s, I left out the 21 hybrid and used the 5 on two tee shots. I keep the wedge set up, which is PW (47), GW (51), 54 and 58.

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Well I had said that I would get back to you guys after I goofed around with the 54° and 58° on my short game shots (I only have my old Tommy Armour V-31 sand wedge as a 56° test). 
 

My experience was that I don’t know that I will ALWAYS need two speciality wedges for  short game shots, but the 58° does come in handy from uneven shittier lies, the 56° has decent results from said lies, so the vote is not in yet... I feel the 50-90 yard shots are easier to control with the 56° (my 54° is 95-105 yards, and 58° 75-85 but I don’t like to hit them full). On the full swing motion wedge shots I can get away with just a 56°, but the one time I need a 58°-60° around the green... I think it’s going to course and conditions dependent... I can always take the 3-iron out for the 7-wood... or the 3 and 4 iron for the 7 and 9 wood... but that’s a different topic...

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