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All i need to complete my bag now is a decent lob wedge and maybe a 5 wood.

I've tried a few lob wedges out but dont seem to be too great with any of them so i'm thinking of buying one and having a lesson/lots of practise with it.

I dont want to go mad and buy an expensive one incase I dont get on with it and my G5 SW and PW do a pretty decent job at the moment.

So as a starter lob wedge does anyone know what this is like http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Lob-Wedge-64...1QQcmdZViewItem

I might buy it and just see how it goes as its only cheap.
 

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I know where you can get a Mizuno MP T-series Raw Haze lob wedge for £39.99.

I use these wedges and they are absolutely fantastic. I believe birdieman may be using Mizuno wedges also.

These are grain-flow forged, fitted with dynamic gold s300 shafts and tour-velvet grips so high quality at a low price.
 

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If you are struggling to find one you can hit, why buy one? They are not really necessary, and a lot of times you would be better without it.

I use a 58°, and this is more than enough loft for most situations.
 

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My god, don't buy a 64 degree wedge!

60 degree is the very maximum if you must, and that's should only be used for greenside bunkers.

58 is plenty, you will be able to use it on a wider variety of wedge shots and be more successful at executing them than you would with a 64.

I have 52, 56 and 60 degree wedges. I use the 52 loads. When I am replacing them I'm going for a 52 and 58 degree only.
 

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I tried a 64 degree lob. It only had two outcomes.

1) the "delicate" shot; club glides under ball, ball lifts up into the air like a butterfly raised by the warm summer sirocco and......DOUBLE ****** HIT, every time.

2) the "full blooded matador a la seve (mickelson)" shot; attack the ball with the acceleration of a Suzuki Hayabusa, narrowly missus the nasal concha (and the brim of the hat), heads skyward for a coating of snow, travels 65 yards vertically up n down, then lands 6 foot in front of you in the bunker with the enthusiasm to burrow of a mole on amphetamines....

?????

There's actually a third......known to appear at a course near you every week with any type of wedge.....the 120 yard "guillotine" thinned one!!!
 

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Dave, that is so true.

I had lent mine out to someone, and forgotten who to. I really didn't want it back so it didn't matter. Unfortunately after nearly a year without it, the idiot gave it back to me last week. I think I will snap it and bin it to stop me from carrying it. It is way too dangerous.
 

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I love my old rusty maxfli 64! Yes you get the odd thin but I get the odd (ie all the ruddy time) top fat and s**** from ALL my clubs. 30 yards out bunker/water in my way then out it comes and let's pretend we're Seve! What more fun do you need and on the very odd occassion it lands 2 foot from the pin happy days!
 

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I am afraid mine has been relegated to the spare room. I now have a Cleveland CG12 52 degree which I'm pretty accurate with from 70 odd yards and my trusty Ben Hogan Apex sand wedge (56 degrees - thanks GM) which gets me home from 50 yards in.

Anything around the green I cope with by opening or shutting the 56 to hit a soft lob over a bunker or play a low runner that bounces once and checks.

I lost count how many times I was on the edge of a par 5 in two and got the "trust" lob wedge out and walked away with a 6. I'd love to be able to carry one but haven't the time or inclination with my game in such a mess to try and learn how to play the different shot
 

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There's actually a third......known to appear at a course near you every week with any type of wedge.....the 120 yard "guillotine" thinned one!!!

Ah, my personal favourite. Only bettered by the grass bunker shot, i.e. the one where you play your committed shot and flop the ball 2' but your bunker-sized divot slides out from underneath and travels 15yds.

At least the thin sends the ball some sort of distance!

I have CG11s for the man earlier and can say they are a bargain at that price. Really nice and behave well from most lies/surfaces - all assuming you can swing the club in the first place, which appears not to be my strong point at the mo!
 

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"All i need to complete my bag now is a decent lob wedge"

WHY ???


"I've tried a few lob wedges out but dont seem to be too great with any of them"

Unless you are a low single figure h/capper, you won't be good, let alone great with one

"I dont want to go mad and buy an expensive one incase I dont get on with it and my G5 SW and PW do a pretty decent job at the moment."

Then stick with them and practice a variety of shots with them - also chip and run with 9/8/7 irons. Guarenteed to improve your score more that a blob wedge.
 

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I've got a Mizuno MPR 60 degree lob wedge, and yes I've played all those bad shots that we've pointed out on here. But, getting over greenside hazards and greenside bunkers, and from 40 / 50 yards (must not be in any kind of rough), it's an awesome weapon.

Started out buying a cheap Ram job to see if I got on with a lob wedge, and then got the Mizzy.
 

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My local AG reckon they sell more Gaps than Lobs these days.
That would explain why they have such a woeful stock of 48,50,52.
I asked to look at some 50s, but they didn't have any.
In actual fact, very few companies make them??? odd....
with PWs getting down to 44 degrees, and SW still at 56 degrees, surely 50s and 52s would be selling like hot cakes.
I'm after a 50
Mizuno...."yeh"!!....um no....51
Titleist...."In-da-hole"!!....um no....
 

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I've got a Mizuno MPR 60 degree lob wedge, and yes I've played all those bad shots that we've pointed out on here. But, getting over greenside hazards and greenside bunkers, and from 40 / 50 yards (must not be in any kind of rough), it's an awesome weapon.

Don't think we were slagging off 60 degrees.....were we?
I have a 60, wouldn't use it 40 yards out though, unless over some monster hazard.
 

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I asked to look at some 50s, but they didn't have any.
In actual fact, very few companies make them??? odd....
with PWs getting down to 44 degrees, and SW still at 56 degrees, surely 50s and 52s would be selling like hot cakes.
I'm after a 50
Mizuno...."yeh"!!....um no....51
Titleist...."In-da-hole"!!....um no....

Cleveland and MD do wedges in 50 degrees. I know this as needed one to fit my wedge gap. Ended up getting in touch with Orka who adjusted the loft on a 52 for me.
 

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Someone said about the CG11, definitely worth a go at £39.99. I have a 60* black pearl version and absolutely love it. I also find it fairly easy to hit, and the only real mistake is that when I am playing a short chip with it I sometimes slow down into the ball and end up double hitting it. I would never play a full shot on the course with it thoguh as it just goes too high, sometimes do this on the range for fun though. Around the greens it is majestic however and definitely worth a shot. I was warned agaisnt a lob wedge by quite a few people but decided to see for myself and ahve not regretted buying one in the slightest.
 

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There are boat loads around for good prices.

I would lean towards Cleveland and Mizuno if it were me (I know I use Vokey but they were built for me).

IMHO you need to be a good player to use 60deg or more,I am 5 and I use a 58 as a combination sand/lob wedge and it works for me.
 

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Cleveland and MD do wedges in 50 degrees. I know this as needed one to fit my wedge gap. Ended up getting in touch with Orka who adjusted the loft on a 52 for me.

Yes.....well spotted.....the only MD pro (stockist) is 70 mile 2 hr round trip, and AG don't have any 50s.
Given that my Callaway is worthless (tour model 1995?), I might take up the offer to risk bending it for loft and lie at my local range. Apparently the short hosel (S2H2) works against this and carries a risk.

t.b.h. I'd be happy with an old 48 degree PW from any set (nice 80s blades!!) and get 1/2 inch cut off and a nice golf-pride new decade. The PW from my Tommy Armour 845 Silver Scotts would be almost bang on, but there's no spin grooves which I'd like to try.
 
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