buffing irons for spin ?

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between holes at the matchplay coverage on BBC, Ken Brown filled time with many bits of info_One of which went into the pros getting spin on their wedges. The importance of clean sharp grooves (understood) , and buffing up of the club face , i think most of us cherish our clubs and keeping them clean, has anybody dared take the sandpaper to theirs and noticed any difference ?
 

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I wouldnt deface my taylor mades but if I had an old sandwedge or 54 degree I was handy with Id maybe try it. As it is I have a vokey spinmill and for the first week or two it was shredding balls literally when hitting shots from 50-110 yards, saing that they stopped and took a little shimmy backwards, now 6 months on the "fingerprints" that were on the club as standard are now faded but the ball still stops really well. I might even invest in a 52 wedge with a similar face.
 

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I practice my sand shots with my spin mill, they got rid of the roughness quite well. Id love to have a second once in the bag with the full grains unabused for trickier shots over bunkers etc with not much run off space where the full effect of the spinmill face works best.
 

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The pros don't need to mess with the faces of their wedges, they just ask Mr titleist for a new one every 5 weeks. Wish I could do the same, as similar to every one else, my spin milled have had the newness knocked off them, both in terms of spin, and also chunks missing off the bottom edge. Nice to keep golf balls for longer though.
 

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I read in GM once that Niclas Fasth changed his wedges every week. Apparently he hates playing with old grooves. I've also heard that Paul Broadhurst has used the same wedge throughout his professional career.

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I've heard that about Broady too, must get it re-grooved pretty often though. I play a lot with an assistant pro who's got just about the best short game I've ever seen from a non-tour player. He hardly ever changes most of his kit but he changes his wedges every year.
 

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I'm a bit confused by this whole wedge thing. I have heard a lot of folks talking about the outer layer getting damaged by these killer wedges.
I enjoyed watching some big spin action (Wentworth w/m) and I can see the point of pros htting it over the flag...it makes a lot of sense. But for the average player, this kind of thing isn't really useful is it? I went to practice today and took three wedges, hitting 10-70 yards, judging where to land the ball, taking into account the bounce forward and that all shots have some spin, is part of the skill is it not?

Dave
 
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