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Hi All,

I recently re-evaluated my wedge setup and am trying to decide what I want to end up with.  I have the following:

45* PW (part of my Burner 2.0 set)

49* Cleveland 588 TA PW

53* Cleveland 588 TA GW

56* Cleveland 588 TA SW

60* Cleveland 588 TA LW

I have a few questions for you all.....

1) If I bend my 49* to 48 or even 47* (to replace the 45* PW), will it affect the bounce/offset?

2) Do you think the difference between my 9i (40*) and a 47/48* PW too much?

3) Would it be worth just sticking with the 45* and bending the 53* to 52* to close the PW-GW gap a little more rather than bending the PW?

I do love the Cleveland 588's and can hit them beautifully so I am a bit partial to the idea of bending the 49* to 47* to replace the 45.

Thanks in advance,

Bruce

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Originally Posted by KCCO

1) If I bend my 49* to 48 or even 47* (to replace the 45* PW), will it affect the bounce/offset?

2) Do you think the difference between my 9i (40*) and a 47/48* PW too much?

3) Would it be worth just sticking with the 45* and bending the 53* to 52* to close the PW-GW gap a little more rather than bending the PW?

1. Yes. For every degree of loft you take off, you lose one degree of bounce. For every degree of loft you add you add a degree of bounce.

2. As long as it works for you I see nothing wrong with it.

3. Your call on that one.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond

Personally, I think it's simpler to keep the 45 PW and remember it is really a 9i, and then use a 49, 55, 60 setup.

Bend the 56 to 55 -

I'm using a similar setup.

I agree. I would keep the 45 and then 50-55-60 and ditch the 53. Or you could go 44-48-52-56-60 which gives you a tighter spacing (too tight for me, though as I like 48-54-60).

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond

Personally, I think it's simpler to keep the 45 PW and remember it is really a 9i, and then use a 49, 55, 60 setup.

Bend the 56 to 55 -

I'm using a similar setup.

Same here. My wedges are 45 PW, 50 AW, 55 SW, and 60 LW. I opted to go with more wedges evenly spaced instead of having a big gap in lofts.

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KCCO,

What is the distance gap between the 9i and the PW, and the PW and the 588 TA 49*?

Also, what is the difference in shaft lengths between the four 588 TA wedges? In recent years many companies only put 1/4" difference in shaft lengths between the classes of wedges. Normal Shaft length difference between numbered irons is 1/2", so you may have less distance difference between wedges than you think.

If you only have 1/4" shaft difference among the 588s, you might bend 49* to 50*, dump the 53* , and keep the 56* and 60*. (Do you hit full shots with the 60* ? Many people don't)

Just some thoughts.

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