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I'm looking to purchase some new wedges and looking for opinions.

Two years ago I bought Mizuno MP-R's.  I absolutely LOVE the feel of the clubs, but was VERY disappointed at how quickly they wore out and lost spin.  I have read some reviews on the MPT-10's and it seems like they've improved the spin.  I guess I have a few questions:

1. Has anyone hadthe MPT-10's for a while that can attest to the life and quality of them?

2. Does anyone have any recomendations for wedges that have good spin and will not wear out in half a season

3. Does anyone have any experience with groove sharpeners?  I have considered purchasing a groove sharpener for my current wedges but don't want to ruin them

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions

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Titleist Vokey's are supposed to be very good, and I have heard Fourteen Wedges out of Japan are very good, don't know how either brand wear's

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I have the mpt 10s and I'm going on my 3rd season with them so I'd say they have good durability. I had mp-Rs and they lasted me about 2-3 seasons.

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Sounds as if you practice and play a lot to wear your wedges that quickly -- I would suggest you buy them cheap - callawaypreowned.com, golfio, etc. have OEM wedges for less than retail. Sign up for the callawaypreowned emails - you'll get notice on sales, etc.

If you want some guaranteed not to wear, bobby jones - dave pelz/jesse ortiz have an insert they claim doesn't wear down.

Personally, I'd just buy the last year's OEM model that is on sale if you wear them down that much... and get them at reduced prices.

Another trick with wedges or any club is to clean them every 6-10 shots - the sand/turf blasting against the ball will wear them down much quicker -- clean those grooves every several shots. I keep a brush in my pocket when I practice.

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Anything cast isn't going to wear out as fast. Vokeys, especially the ones with the chromed finishes (brushed or the older ones that just have chrome) are going to last longer.

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Are you still getting a high amount of spin from your mpt 10s? I practice/play a decent amount, but I wouldn't say a lot.

Anyone have any experience with groove sharpeners?

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Originally Posted by akw512

2. Does anyone have any recomendations for wedges that have good spin and will not wear out in half a season


...just about any wedge on the market will last 99% of a mateurs longer than 1/2 of a season. Best advice I can offer is to keep your grooves as clean as possible.


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I like my wedges with a little bit of wear. They may not spin as much as a new one, but they're more consistent. Plus you can buy second hand wedges for dirt cheap.

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I used the MP R for several seasons and really liked them, just bought T 10 with my new set for this season so really can't speak to longevity for them.

However, I have bought a groove sharpner and the one I bought worked great. http://groovesharpener.com/uv_tool.html I first used it on a pretty old Wilson forged sand wedge with V grooves and could not believe how well it worked.  I have used it to touch up the grooves on my MP R's and I think you will be able to tell the difference.  If I don't like the T 10 I will be working over the grooves on my MP R and switching back to them.

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I play about 60 rounds a year with lots of time on the practice range.  My wedges (Vokeys) are fully worn out after 2 seasons, so that doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

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I have a MPT-10 sandie, and really like it.  I have only had it for a half-season, so I don't have experience on comparisons to my MP-R and old MP-T's as far as durability.

Sounds like you should be buying used wedges based on how quickly you use 'em up  (buy 'em cheap, and stack 'em deep).

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Ive had my MP T-10 since last August and even playing 2-3 times per week I havent noticed any groove wear.  IMO, it depends how many sand shots you hit.  Any wedge is going to wear out quickly in the sand.  I dont end up in the bunkers very often, so for me its not an issue.

The only way you are going to get away from that is to get a stainless wedge from an SGI set.  Cast or forged, most wedges are carbon steel.  Contrary to what some people think, carbon steel is what gives softness; not whether a club is cast or forged.

Another thing to consider is that raw or oilcan wedges will wear out quicker than chrome wedges because the chrome is a protective finish.

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Originally Posted by akw512

Are you still getting a high amount of spin from your mpt 10s? I practice/play a decent amount, but I wouldn't say a lot.

Anyone have any experience with groove sharpeners?



Yeah the spin is fine... I have some wear marks on the face and I will probably pick up some new wedges mid season. Do you practice off of mats a lot?

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Originally Posted by clubchamp

Yeah the spin is fine... I have some wear marks on the face and I will probably pick up some new wedges mid season. Do you practice off of mats a lot?


When I first got the wedges I did, yes.  Being from Michigan I didn't have a choice but to practice indoors.  I hit my wedges off the mat a lot to get used to them when I first got them.

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Hey guys.....i just realized my new pitching wedge has a pretty low 45 degree loft. So, what gap wedge should i get?

I have a Cleveland 60 lob. Should i get a more standard 49 degree PW with a 52 or just get a 50 w/o buying a new pw?

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Originally Posted by stjames

Hey guys.....i just realized my new pitching wedge has a pretty low 45 degree loft. So, what gap wedge should i get?

I have a Cleveland 60 lob. Should i get a more standard 49 degree PW with a 52 or just get a 50 w/o buying a new pw?



I personally would just get a new 50*.  You don't want to change your PW to a 49* and end up with a huge yardage gap between your PW and your 9I.  I too have an aggresively lofted PW and am debating exactly what I want to do for wedges, but I think I've decide to go 52, 56, 60.  If I feel like I have too much gap between my PW and 52, I'll get it bent a degree or two

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