Getting the best sand wedge for you involves more than just hunting for some all-occasions Magic Club.
To be a decent bunker player, you need a SW with a head and grind which matches your normal turf conditions, and proper technique.
Traditional wisdom (above) says that if you play out of very firm sand, you want a SW with lower bounce. This means the clubhead will cut through the sand and not get hung up in it. If you play in fluffy or powdery sand, you want a high bounce wedge that will glide through the powder without digging in too much.
@iacas explains additional aspects of bounce in his forum Edel Wedges (or "Super Bounce")
Then there is technique. For starters, access @mvmac's forum on How to Hit Sand/Bunker Shots. An excellent video begins the thread.
If you have a history of bad experiences in the sand, you take a bunker lesson. A good instructor could help you incorporate the basics into your swing.
I've been Playing Golf for: I played lots as a youngster (from age 4 to 15), but haven't ever taken golf seriously until this season. I had played ~6 rounds in the last 10 years. I am 30 years old My current handicap index or average score is: If the course is 6500 yards, I tend to play in the upper 90s. My typical ball flight is: either a high fade or a mid-high pull on bad contact. When I feel that I have hit it good, it goes straight The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: pulling mid to mid-short iron shots
I've put off doing this because I was afraid of what I might see, and I generally like how I strike the ball when it is good. I finally busted out the tripod today to get some clips for review and to post here especially. I hope I can get some good info out of this and will hopefully be updating this regularly (maybe 1 time per week). Thanks, and Cheers!
Yeah the fact that the best LPGA golfers aren’t even in the tournament really kills the importance for me. I can appreciate how it’s important to the ladies playing of course. However on golf radio today they were asking players if they would rather have a Solheim win over a Ryder Cup or a Major. Really? That’s just PC nonsense. Nobody in their right mind is going to choose a Solheim win over a Major.
My 24 year old Niece had a Driver fitting this summer and she purchased the Titleist TS 2. She really likes her Driver.
My Wife has a Driver fitting coming up and she will be hitting Titleist as well as XXIO - that is supposed to be a pretty good Driver for 85 to 95 mph swings.