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well i'm gearing up for the season and i need some new wedges. i'm most likely getting the titleist sm4 wedges. but here's my problem. i can't decide to get 2 or 3. my irons right now are 3-pw and i have a 53*, 56*, and a 60* wedge. that's 15 clubs including the putter, driver, hybrid, and 3 wood. since my hybrid and 3 iron are both the same loft and i hit them roughly the same either off the tee or ground, what i'm thinking of doing is taking out my 3 iron and get the 52*, 56* and 60* wedges. is that wedge overkill? i use my wedges probably the most. my other choice would be to keep the 3 iron in the bag and just get the 52* and 60*. any advice would be appreciated.

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Decide on whether or not you want to keep the hybrid or 3i in the bag...don't keep both obviously.  Then, you'll be able to carry 3 vokeys if you want.  If you are uncomfortable hitting 1/2 - 3/4 shots with PW, then I would suggest getting a GW (51, 52*) to go along with a 56* and 60*.   Find your yardage gaps with the wedges to determine the makeup / proper lofts.

My PW is 46*  and I carry a 52, 56, 60.  My yardage gap is roughly 10-12 yards between each.  I'm very comfortable with that setup.

Oh, and good call with getting Vokeys.  I'll never play a different wedge :)

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thanks. that's exactly what i was thinking. as of now i've been hitting my 53* 110yds, 56* around 100yds, and 60 anywhere inside 90yds. i haven't been hitting the 3i much anyways. much more comfortable with the hybrid.

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Sounds like you've already got a good setup.  Your wedges losing their grooves?  I'd concur with dropping the 3i and going 52˚, 56˚, and 60˚. I need to get a gap wedge myself, as the last iron set I got has a 46˚ pitching wedge and my other wedges are 54˚ and 60˚, which leaves me hitting too many touchy 75%-95% PW shots between 115 and 130.

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I currently have the vokey 52*-56*-60* I had this same issue a few months ago and I just had to be real with myself, I dont ever use the 3-iron, if its my second shot on a par 5 I'm either laying up, or going for it with a hybrid or a 3wood. When it comes to long par 3's if I can't reach it with a 5 iron or lower I'm hitting a hybrid. If you'll really think about how often you actually use the 3 iron you won't miss it. Also on a related wedge note, good call on the vokey line. I play the 695 CB irons and my pitching wedge is just about grooveless so I'm considering picking up the 48* to replace my PW.

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Originally Posted by mdl

Sounds like you've already got a good setup.  Your wedges losing their grooves?  I'd concur with dropping the 3i and going 52˚, 56˚, and 60˚. I need to get a gap wedge myself, as the last iron set I got has a 46˚ pitching wedge and my other wedges are 54˚ and 60˚, which leaves me hitting too many touchy 75%-95% PW shots between 115 and 130.



yeah my grooves are just about completely gone. starting to get a little too rusty as well. and they've got some pretty nice dents. haha so i'd say it's time for an upgrade.

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Go for it! Nothing shaved strokes off my game like getting my scoring clubs where I liked and had confidence with them. Also, despite giving you the versatility from 120yds in, it also helps around the green, I love my 52* for long running chips.

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I'm looking at adding a GW to the bag myself, and potentially replacing my current wedges (Cleveland CG14 60degree, and Taylormade Tour Burner 55degree) which I have to do by 2014 anyway to continue to play in a few amatuer tournaments a year.

What are everyone's experiences/thoughts on wedge choices in general?  Cleveland, Mizuno, Nike, Titleist?  I currently play Mizuno MP-52s, which I love, but not sure how their wedgers compare to the other wedge makers.  Obviously I know I'll have to get out to the pro shop and compare a few... but just wondering what other people are happy with.

Mouellette31 - hope you don't mind me piggy backing on your question.

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