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Do you think a “wedge” specific 46* spins more than a PW that comes in your set?  And by wedge specific I’m referring to Cleveland wedges, vokey, Callaway Mack daddy, etc 

 

thanks guys just wondering. 

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No I do not.  It is possible, however, that a wedge with a shaft quite different from the ones in the irons could produce more, or less, spin.  I think the loft, the ball, and the stroke, are the determining factors...provided all the faces are in good shape.  My dad gave me a couple Cleveland wedges some years back.  Both feature the "Traction" wedge shaft that is supposed to create more spin.  To me they just feel floppy and imprecise.  The only non-set wedge I carry these days is a weak sand wedge.  

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I like the PW that comes with the set. The PW is probably the highest lofted club I will hit with a full swing routinely, so I want to match the distance gaps with my other irons. GW, SW and LW are more partial swing wedges for me.

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So what do you think the purpose is of the wedge manufacturers offering the pitching wedge lofts?  Again just wondering not questioning your replies. Thanks

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15 hours ago, CaseyD said:

Do you think a “wedge” specific 46* spins more than a PW that comes in your set?  And by wedge specific I’m referring to Cleveland wedges, vokey, Callaway Mack daddy, etc 

 

thanks guys just wondering. 

Idk, 46 degrees is my 9i 😂

That is, my Mizuno mp32 that I’m using these days...

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1 hour ago, Lihu said:

Idk, 46 degrees is my 9i 😂

 

Dang that’s a weak loft for a 9. 😮

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2 hours ago, CaseyD said:

So what do you think the purpose is of the wedge manufacturers offering the pitching wedge lofts?  Again just wondering not questioning your replies. Thanks

They're different designs.

I have a 48° Edel pitching wedge, because I like the sole and bounce/grind on that one more than any of my set PWs.

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Just now, iacas said:

They're different designs.

I have a 48° Edel pitching wedge, because I like the sole and bounce/grind on that one more than any of my set PWs.

More versatile?  Or just interacts with the turf better?  So for someone hitting true blades would there be much difference?  Other than sole grind. 

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21 minutes ago, CaseyD said:

More versatile?  Or just interacts with the turf better?  So for someone hitting true blades would there be much difference?  Other than sole grind. 

Yeah, there could be.

I play Miura blades. Or Callaway. Or other blades.

I also like that my PW looks like my other wedges, not like my 8I.

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

Yeah, there could be.

I play Miura blades. Or Callaway. Or other blades.

I also like that my PW looks like my other wedges, not like my 8I.

Fair enough. Thanks for the input. 

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18 hours ago, Lihu said:

Idk, 46 degrees is my 9i 😂

That is, my Mizuno mp32 that I’m using these days...

Same, except mine are old Wilson staffs. I love traditional lofts. Only need 3 wedges.

 

Right now I’ve got an unmatched wedge, however I recently purchased an FG-17 PW head that I need to throw a shaft in. Once I do that it’ll probably go into play for a while. I’ve been considering getting a Cleveland 50° to serve as my PW, which will probably happen eventually. I love my Cleveland 60° and wouldn’t mind getting it a mate

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On 11/4/2018 at 7:01 AM, FrivolouslyWasted said:

Same, except mine are old Wilson staffs. I love traditional lofts. Only need 3 wedges.

 

Right now I’ve got an unmatched wedge, however I recently purchased an FG-17 PW head that I need to throw a shaft in. Once I do that it’ll probably go into play for a while. I’ve been considering getting a Cleveland 50° to serve as my PW, which will probably happen eventually. I love my Cleveland 60° and wouldn’t mind getting it a mate

It makes for less wedges that you have to buy and lug around along with your irons anyway 😁

I only have two wedges. 56 and a 60

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Depends on how u use your wedges.  I think of my PW as a "10 iron" and hit full shots with it.  

I could go either way on the 50 degree gap wedge.  It's not a finesse club for me, I so use it a lot for basic chip shots...to me though it's an "11 iron".

The more finesse wedges where I use spin more is on the 56 degree and up clubs.

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2 minutes ago, Typhoon92 said:

Depends on how u use your wedges.  I think of my PW as a "10 iron" and hit full shots with it.  

I could go either way on the 50 degree gap wedge.  It's not a finesse club for me, I so use it a lot for basic chip shots...to me though it's an "11 iron".

The more finesse wedges where I use spin more is on the 56 degree and up clubs.

I’m in this camp. PW and 50 are used just like another iron. 

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On 11/3/2018 at 4:11 PM, CaseyD said:

More versatile?  Or just interacts with the turf better?  So for someone hitting true blades would there be much difference?  Other than sole grind. 

I think for someone hitting blades not much of a difference, although of course your PW could match your wedges as opposed to matching your irons.  Most of the time the "wedge" will be more blade like than a game improvement set wedge so in theory the "wedge" is less forgiving but more accurate when hit well and more versatile, as least IMO.  The "wedge" also give more options around the green.  I bought a 50 degree wedge a few years back to use instead of my iron gap wedge.  Much better out of bunkers and around the green but I eventually went back to the iron gap wedge as I just needed better distance consistency and I had other options around the green.

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On 11/3/2018 at 12:07 AM, CaseyD said:

Do you think a “wedge” specific 46* spins more than a PW that comes in your set?  And by wedge specific I’m referring to Cleveland wedges, vokey, Callaway Mack daddy, etc 

 

thanks guys just wondering. 

 

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My PWedge have 43°! Really strong. Then i have the WWedge with 47°. Both from the original set AP1 716. This 2 clubs are the last ones that i hit full swing,
After that i have 3 wedges. 51,56,60. with wedges i kind of make a particular 3/4 swing far more accurate but doesn´t work with lesser lofted clubs.
With those 5 clubs i can fill the short distances quite well: 140,130,115,105,95 respectevely. 

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Yes, I think a 46 degree Voley wedge spins more than the stock pitching wedge ~ but I use the Vokey for other reasons. I use all 4 wedges for full shots. Mentally, when I pull one of my wedges, I expect to hit the ball close to the pin. I also prefer the bounce and center of gravity location on the vokey to the stock ap2. 

I also acknowledge everyone uses their wedges for their own specific purposes ;->

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