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RICHARD3879

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Can someone confirm the loft deg on a standard s/w,i think its 52 but not sure..my new set has not got one and i have an awkward gap distance now between my p/w and 56 deg wedge and need something to fill the void,cheers.
 

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Hi Hapless,
i have a set of tour edge exotics (xcg's),i won them in at a golf day last year and so far im well impressed,they look alot like a mizuno and i believe they are a fairly big make in the states,with a few pro's having them on tour now!! they have a really thin top line which i like but are also quite forgiving..
 

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no sorry i meant the set came with a P/W,56&60 deg wedges,which leaves me an awkward shot from about 120 yds as my p/wedge is about 130-140 and my 56 deg about 100 yds full swing so just want a gap filler so maybe a 52 it is...
 

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PW lofts from one manufacture to another vary greatly. Meaning there can be a heafty gap in a lot of modern sets.

Traditionally a Sand wedge used to be 54 degree. However these days Sand Wedges are considered to be 56 degree, though 55 degree is common.

The problem is when a PW is more like an old 9 Iron & is 45 degree instead of say 48 degree. This means there can be anything up to a 10 degree gap in a set.

Like Hapless says, if you can, get onto the manufacturers website & find the technical spec for your clubs so youwill know what Gap wedge to fit in there.

You could of course choose to put the 56 degree you have away & get a 54 degree instead to narrow the gap.
 

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no sorry i meant the set came with a P/W,56&60 deg wedges,which leaves me an awkward shot from about 120 yds as my p/wedge is about 130-140 and my 56 deg about 100 yds full swing so just want a gap filler so maybe a 52 it is...

PW 130 140...56 about 100? is that carry in calm conditions. If it is thats big hitting.
 

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hi tommo,yes thats distances in perfect conditions,nice calm day etc,played the other day and was quite windy so was hitting my 8 iron 140-150 and my p/w just over 100 so it varies...
 

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I play with a 54* "sand" and 60* "lob" and 48* PW. The trend seems to be more to the 56* as a standard SW now which is a litle weird as nearly all irons have less loft than their counterparts of only a few years ago and this leaves a big gap PW to SW. Of course this gives a sales opp. For Gap/A wedges

I would not get hung up on names of clubs though as I play nearly all sand shots with the 60.

What I would recommend is getting a grind put on your wedges so that they suit your style of play, I have found that this has made a great difference. Info on this at Pingwrx.com and scratchgolf.com
 
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