Jump to content
Note: This thread is 4007 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

My irons (5-sw) are all reg. flex however my 64* wedge is wedge flex. Now my golf shop tells me that wedge flex is kinda halfway between stiff and regular. Since I needed a 58 or 60* club I talked to ping and found out that their answer to wedge flex is to "step down" a stiff flex. Apparently they cut the shaft at different points to create this middle flex and I hope that their right because I just received my new Ping Tour 58*. I'll try it out this afternoon at the range.
Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a question for folks who swing R flex irons. Do you ever get your wedges in anything other than stock wedge flex?

It really depends on how agressive you are with your wedge swing? Since raw power is not really the goal with a wedge most companies, I have read, soften the flex in the wedges a bit because it is believed to help with feel and tempo, unless you frequently try to bust wedges your maximum distance or have an unusual swing tempo I wouldn't be concerned.

Link to post
Share on other sites

My current wedges are in R300, same as my irons. I have a 52° waiting to join my next set of irons, and that's in S400. How well that works remains to be seen (the next set of irons' flex will be in the S300 range).
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Wedge flex is somwhere between regular and stiff but closer to a stiff. As an example, a few companies use DG S200 shafts for their "Wedge Flex". You should be fine with a wedge flex even if you swing R irons. I've heard that wedge shafts should be a tad softer than iron shafts to allow for a little more spin but I could be wrong. An S200 is not stiff at all to swing and swinging smoother has actually helped my game with wedges, I'm sure you'll have no problems.
Link to post
Share on other sites

We have had some lengthy discussions of "wedge flex" here on ST:
http://thesandtrap.com/forum/threads...-vs-Stiff-Flex

In most cases, the wedge flex is an S300 shaft: It's Stiff, but because the wedge shaft is very short, most people who swing Regular in their irons can handle it OK.

Spinner flex - a softer shaft for persons who mainly hit partial wedges - is also an option.

In terms of stock wedge flex , the stock wedges in a set of irons... X20s or G10s for example... contain the same shaft as the numbered irons. If you go into specialty wedges, X-Forged or CG14s, these normally come with the S300 tagged as wedge flex , unless you custom order.

Note: Most companies use S300 as wedge flex. Nike, however, uses tagged S400 shafts (a bit heavier weight) in some of their specialty wedges.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I notice my 52* VR is a S400. I only ask because I have been considering going to a regular flex but I didn't know if I would need to reshaft my wedges as well.
Link to post
Share on other sites

I notice my 52* VR is a S400. I only ask because I have been considering going to a regular flex but I didn't know if I would need to reshaft my wedges as well.

A clubfitter explained that the VR had a little lighter swingweight than some wedges, and the S400 helped compensate by making the overall club a touch heavier.

If your wedges are "working OK," you might leave them as is for awhile. Again, the wedge shafts are short, and easier to handle in stiff than say a 5-iron.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Great. I hit my wedges pretty solid so I will probably stick with them. I am going to go soon and get fitted for shafts. I am betting that I need regular in my driver at least. Maybe stiff high launch in my irons or maybe regulars. Thanks for the input guys.
Link to post
Share on other sites

As someone who generally uses R flex shafts, and relatively lightweight shafts (60-65g range in driver, and 100-105g range in irons), I never quite got comfortable with the Nike SV Tour wedges I was trying to game, which use the S400 shaft. I found that even in wedges, I prefer a lighter/less stiff shaft and club than what the Nike SV Tour had to offer. Like anything else in this game, there are different options to suit different preferences.
Link to post
Share on other sites

Whenever I get new irons fitted to me (I'm probably going to get KZG irons custom made, a top club fitter in the nation in Cincy) i'm going to get the same shafts put in all my wedges or go off what he thinks would work best. This is not anytime soon but when I do this, I'm going to get all my wedges re-done and regrooved in black chrome at the same time. I plan on having my 54, 58 vokey and 56, 60 vokey done so I can switch them out depending on turf and sand conditions. Low bounce and ultra soft sand is a horrid combo.
Link to post
Share on other sites

OK well for all you better players out there: Do you feel the kick in the shaft when you swing? I don't really feel anything when I swing as far as the shaft. I think my clubs are too stiff or I can't swing worth a crap .

Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 4007 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • I applaud this for the simple reason that there has to come a time when people are called out for who they really are - even though  in this case the perpetrator proudly demands that we know what he is -  despite gentle and not so gentle prodding with regard to at most getting a simple education and at the least showing the capacity for understanding simple concepts that one assumes most of us share, but sadly, don't. It's one thing to be belligerent, crude, crass, grumpy and just plain dumb, but to be so wilfully and proudly out of touch is something else. To essentially mock a movement that is designed to create inclusivity and recognise an ugly history and see it as a joke is about as low as it gets. Now more than ever, this sort of mentality needs to be called out.  Rant over.    
    • Thanks for the update.
    • Progress. Same feels as last week. - Dual IR arms at setup and during swing- Left leg feels "taller" and almost like I'm maintaining my anterior tilt in the pelvis so my "green line" stays through my left leg and behind me.- Backswing feels longer (time wise)- Create a stretch or length from my left foot to my right hand without elevating the rib cage (maintain distance from bottom of cage to top of pelvis) - Sternum stays pointed right as I transition, right inside ankle done stays above left- Pull back with lower left ribs to create more space for the club to pitch out.      55 yard pitches with my 54 and then some standard pitches.  
    • Think that makes a lot of sense feel wise with how the club sits in the hand/fingers and the direction you're moving the club.
    • @Billy Z joins the list of the departed. Addition via subtraction. The reasons are obvious if you paid any attention to his posts. And his last post managed to reach a new level of stupid.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Armando Araujo
      Armando Araujo
      (46 years old)
    2. chris3putt
      chris3putt
      (54 years old)
    3. CrazyHorsePete
      CrazyHorsePete
      (34 years old)
    4. DHak20
      DHak20
      (44 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...