How many wedges and what lofts?

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I’m still getting used to my new Callaway TCB irons, but I do know that I need a gap wedge. How many people have a gap wedge that’s the same as their irons, or do you have a specialised gap wedge.


I’m also planning on changing my current wedges which are Cobra Trusty Rusty 55 & 59, these are over 10 year old so are due an upgrade. The different bounce and grind options you can get now is ridiculous. I wouldn’t know where to start.
My PW is 46deg, so it either get the gap from the set which is 50, with maybe another 55&59. Or get 3 specialised wedges at 52, 56, 62.

What does everyone else carry for wedges.
 

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Most people don't have a gap wedge in the same model, maybe the same brand. If you have a 46* PW, I would go for 2 more wedges, maybe 50* and 56* or 52* and 58*. Personally, I wouldn't touch a 62*. On bounce, depends a bit where you play and what your strike is like. If you play on a softish course, more bounce, on a links course less, if you tend to fat the ball by taking too much ground, more bounce, if you tend to think it a lot, less.
 

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Most people don't have a gap wedge in the same model, maybe the same brand. If you have a 46* PW, I would go for 2 more wedges, maybe 50* and 56* or 52* and 58*. Personally, I wouldn't touch a 62*. On bounce, depends a bit where you play and what your strike is like. If you play on a softish course, more bounce, on a links course less, if you tend to fat the ball by taking too much ground, more bounce, if you tend to think it a lot, less.

I think i would need the 3 wedges to give me the options around the green. My current 55deg is one of my most used clubs, I use it for all virtually all pitching and chipping from 80yds in. The 59deg is used for a pin the is tucked in to the bunkers and flop shots etc, and then I need the gap wedge to fill the gap between PW and 55.
 

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Gap wedges are getting a rethink at the moment..
If you use it, almost exclusively, as a full shot club then it makes sense to have it in the same model as your irons.
Why give up any extra forgiveness that your PW has over a bladed GW if youre hitting full shots..?
But, on the flip side, if you chip with the GRAND play different shots but rarely hit the full shot then it makes more sense to have the specialist wedge.
With a 46° PW the choices tend to be 46/50/54/58 or 46/52/58.
Some go 46/50/56 depending on gapping.
I'm a 46/50/54/58 kinda guy..use them all for chipping, pitching and full shots.
 

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Exactly what Imurg says. That's the advice I was given.
So, I bought a G425 "u" wedge with my new irons.
It is 50 degrees and the PW is 45.

Also bought standard sole 54 and 58 glide 3 wedges with the same shaft and lie.
 

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Exactly what Imurg says. That's the advice I was given.
So, I bought a G425 "u" wedge with my new irons.
It is 50 degrees and the PW is 45.

Also bought standard sole 54 and 58 glide 3 wedges with the same shaft and lie.

Thats exactly what I did with the G400s.

The U is my favourite club at the minute.
 

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1988 I believe.
I guess you could say the 9 iron is a modern PW at 45 making the 50 a GW
1=17
2=19
3=22
4=25
5=29
6=33
7=37
8=41
9=45
PW=50
SW=56

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The two extra wedges I had 52 and 58 were to go with my blades with the PW at 47. But changes to some GI irons end of last year with the pw now 45, but still use the same set up. Bit more of a gap now, my old pw carried about 120, but new one is 125 to 130. Thinking of going 50 gap with either 56 or stick with the 58.
 

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PW at 45
SW at 56

That's it really. I use the PW for pitches and chips of varying distances and the SW to get out of bunkers
 

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My course demands a good short game so
PW 46
GW50
SW54
LW58.
I never hit SW or LW flat out as these are for 80yds and in.
I have i210 irons and 3 Glide forged wedges the heads look very similar and same shafts.
The only difference is irons 1 degree up wedges standard lie.
 

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Pw 46, then onto 52/58 wedges which I’ve never felt I need more. Full PW is 110/115, smooth one 100, punchy one 95, from there the specialist wedges kick in. I’m not a full wedge person, they’re for scoring not for full shots

I spend a lot of time practicing my short game and between grip position and swing length do not feel I need any more options.

I see a lot of high teens / low twenties cappers with 3/4 wedges in their bag and in my opinion they clutter their own head and clearly never practice their short game.
 

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Not wanting to hijack the thread but a lot of people are saying they don't hit full wedge shots, usually with 50/54/58 wedges. What do these players do when faced with an 60 or 80 yard shot (for example)? Surely this is a full 58* (possibly), do they not hit a full wedge or do they prefer to try and 'manufacture' a half shot with a 50/54? I much prefer to hit a full shot as I feel it is more consistent but interested in what others do.
 

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Pw 46, then onto 52/58 wedges which I’ve never felt I need more. Full PW is 110/115, smooth one 100, punchy one 95, from there the specialist wedges kick in. I’m not a full wedge person, they’re for scoring not for full shots

I spend a lot of time practicing my short game and between grip position and swing length do not feel I need any more options.

I see a lot of high teens / low twenties cappers with 3/4 wedges in their bag and in my opinion they clutter their own head and clearly never practice their short game.

Don't know who he is (must be a new guy) but he talks a lot of sense. :whistle:
 

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How do you control the height of the ball, especially on windy days?
To be honest, I don't take much notice of the wind - unless it is gale force!! I might hit a bit left or right or take the yardage to the back of the green not the centre but pretty much hit the same full shot. This might not be correct but seems to wok for me.
 

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Not wanting to hijack the thread but a lot of people are saying they don't hit full wedge shots, usually with 50/54/58 wedges. What do these players do when faced with an 60 or 80 yard shot (for example)? Surely this is a full 58* (possibly), do they not hit a full wedge or do they prefer to try and 'manufacture' a half shot with a 50/54? I much prefer to hit a full shot as I feel it is more consistent but interested in what others do.
Faced with 60/80 yds I will never hit a full shot .
Unless there is something in the way.
I will flight one with a 50* just to control flight and spin.
Nothing wrong with your approach ,it’s what your comfortable playing.
 

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PW is 45° and I carry Ping Glide 3.0 wedges at 50° and 56°.
I use them all for full shots, the 56° for partial swings between 50 - 100 yards and the 50° to chip anything under 50 yards.
Anything less than 10 feet from the green gets putted with an 8 iron.
 

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Not wanting to hijack the thread but a lot of people are saying they don't hit full wedge shots, usually with 50/54/58 wedges. What do these players do when faced with an 60 or 80 yard shot (for example)? Surely this is a full 58* (possibly), do they not hit a full wedge or do they prefer to try and 'manufacture' a half shot with a 50/54? I much prefer to hit a full shot as I feel it is more consistent but interested in what others do.

Same thing you do with shots that are between clubs, or less than a full 60? But with all the wedges, so you have more trajectory, bounce and roll out options for shots inside 100 yards...
 
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