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Quick question on wedge gaps: I play a 50 deg Gap, 56 deg SW, 60 deg Lob.  My ‘usual’ distances with these are 100m, 90m, 80m (yes I play metric golf).  Those distances with the Gap and SW are consistent, but often I’m finding I come up short (70m) with the lobber.  Thinking about putting a 58deg in the bag to bridge this gap, but my question is, will the 2 deg loft difference between a 58 and a 60 really give that much of a distance difference to justify a new toy?  (note those distances are carry distance, excluding roll or backspin).

Any feedback appreciated, cheers all.

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14 minutes ago, Swindon said:

Quick question on wedge gaps: I play a 50 deg Gap, 56 deg SW, 60 deg Lob.  My ‘usual’ distances with these are 100m, 90m, 80m (yes I play metric golf).  Those distances with the Gap and SW are consistent, but often I’m finding I come up short (70m) with the lobber. 

That's fairly common. A lot of people don't take full swings with their high lofted wedges because they can be inconsistent.

My suggestion is to learn to choke down on the grip, hit 3/4 and other partial wedge shots.

 

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I have a 46, 52 and 60.  I bridge the gaps by opening up the lower lofted clubs.

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Billchao hit the nail on the head. I hit full shots with my pitching wedge as well as my gap (approach) wedge all the time. My sand and lob wedge, however, are relegated to partial shots, bunkers and use around the green. When I look at my Arccos numbers I get PW - 137, AW - 125, SW - 71, LW - 71. Which just shows I hit a lot of partial shots with SW and LW. Interestingly, my longest shot with the SW is actually 74 yards, my longs with the LW is 79 yards. But again, I never take full swings with either of those clubs. 

My opinion is that it is a lot easier to learn to flight your PW and GW to shorter flag positions. Then only use the SW and LW in true short game situations. 

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You can always have your existing 60 strengthened. Unless you planned to add a 58 and still keep the 60. Strengthening will result in less bounce so keep that in mind. But this may be okay with the firm conditions here in San Diego. ADS in San Marcos are in the process of building my clubs. They have a good reputation if you need your 60 tweaked.

My current setup is a 50/56/60 off a 45 PW. And I have a slightly larger than desired gap between my 50 and 56. However, I don't use my 60 for full swings. 

My new setup will be 46 PW (PXG Gen 1). So I ended up going 52/56/60 wedges (PXG 311). These wedges will be bent 1 degree strong. So I will be at 46/51/55/59. And a little less bounce on all my wedges will be desired for me.

 

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