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I bought a set of Wilson Staff Di11 irons, and these clubs have a really low set of loft specs..  It's a 4-PW,GW set, but here are the specs on the higher irons:

7 Iron: 32 degrees

8 Iron: 35.5 degrees

9 Iron: 39 degrees

PW: 42.5 degrees

GW: 46 degrees

Essentially a 3.5 degree spacing between clubs.  I'm contemplating what to do about my remaining wedges.

WIlson sells an optional SW in the Di11 line that is 55 degrees, however that leaves a 9 degree gap between the GW and SW.  Is that too much?  As a complete noob, do I even care at this point?

I was considering adding a couple W/S TW9 wedges (since they come in more granular loft increments), perhaps a 52 and a 58.  That would then give me wedge lofts of 42.5, 46, 52, 58.  ( http://www.wilson.com/en-us/golf/wedges/tw9black/ )

Since these Di11's are cavity backs and LCG irons, I understand they will hit the ball higher, so would it be safe to say that those 42.5 and 46 degree clubs have an effective loft comparable to a much higher lofted blade wedge?  My buddy loaned me his Titleist Vokey 54 degree so I think I'm going to try a bunch of shots with it, as well as my Di11 wedges and see what kind of yardages Im hitting with each.

EIther way, any thoughts or advice on what wedges to add to this set?

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You could consider  buying wedges from the Wilson Di9 Irons. I basically have same lofts as you stated, the Pitching Wedge is 42.5 degrees, an Approach Wedge 46 degrees, and a Gap Wedge 49.5 degrees. It also has a sand wedge available at 55 degrees The PW, AW, and GW all came in my set, I used an old sand wedge with a 56 degree loft and I am very happy with my gaps.  I believe you can find some Di9 wedges on Ebay.

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I've found you're more likely to save shots with the short game, not the fairways or long irons -- so I have some gaps in the long end of the bag -- as in only carrying one fairway wood (a 4 wood), and then going 4hybrid (longer and higher than the comparable iron - but I also carry 2 drivers sometimes). You could carry two fairways and forget the 7 wood or 3 hybrid.

If you go with two wedges, you've lost versatility -- because a 50 or 52 is really a full shot club - not that versatile around greens - you could go 52, 58 and make that 58 a high stated bounce but with lots of relief for heel, toe, trailing edge. My preference would be a 50-51, 54-56, 58-60, with the 2 highest lofted wedges performing different functions - a sand wedge with higher bounce for long bunkers or thick rough, and a 58-60 with high stated bounce but lots of relief or a medium sole with relief or a c grind for versatility around the greens.

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It's hard to say. At first glance, I'd say a 52/58 combo should work fine, but if you really get used to those narrow loft gaps, then something like 50, 55, 60 wedge setup might be better for you. Those are some strong lofts!

Originally Posted by sixdoubleo

I bought a set of Wilson Staff Di11 irons, and these clubs have a really low set of loft specs..  It's a 4-PW,GW set, but here are the specs on the higher irons:

7 Iron: 32 degrees

8 Iron: 35.5 degrees

9 Iron: 39 degrees

PW: 42.5 degrees

GW: 46 degrees

Essentially a 3.5 degree spacing between clubs.  I'm contemplating what to do about my remaining wedges.

WIlson sells an optional SW in the Di11 line that is 55 degrees, however that leaves a 9 degree gap between the GW and SW.  Is that too much?  As a complete noob, do I even care at this point?

I was considering adding a couple W/S TW9 wedges (since they come in more granular loft increments), perhaps a 52 and a 58.  That would then give me wedge lofts of 42.5, 46, 52, 58.  (http://www.wilson.com/en-us/golf/wedges/tw9black/)

Since these Di11's are cavity backs and LCG irons, I understand they will hit the ball higher, so would it be safe to say that those 42.5 and 46 degree clubs have an effective loft comparable to a much higher lofted blade wedge?  My buddy loaned me his Titleist Vokey 54 degree so I think I'm going to try a bunch of shots with it, as well as my Di11 wedges and see what kind of yardages Im hitting with each.

EIther way, any thoughts or advice on what wedges to add to this set?



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Depends on whether those clubs really perform like more standard clubs with higher loft.  If they don't, then you've basically got a mislabeled set where your "gap" wedge is a mislabeled PW, your PW is a mislabeled 9i, and so on.  In that case, I'd say you need a real gap wedge at ~50˚, then a 54˚-56˚ SW, and I added a 60˚ lob wedge maybe 6 months ago and I think it's a must have.

Test out your new irons and see if you can demo or borrow from buddies some different blade wedges in the 48-50˚ range.  If you hit your 46˚ as far as a 48˚ forged blade wedge, then maybe you can just get a 54˚ and 60˚.  I recently went from an old GI iron set to the Titleist 695 CBs, a forged players cavity that are more strongly lofted than my old set.  The old PW was 48˚, and I have a 54˚ and 60˚, and I didn't have any big gaps.  Now I've got a 25-30 yard gap between my 46˚ and my 54˚, so I'll be adding a gap wedge soon, and I think you might need to as well.

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