Set Wedges or Specialist Wedges?

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1-15º, 2-18°, 3-21°, 4-24°, 5-28°, 6-32°, 7-36°, 8-41°, 9-46°, PW-52°, SW-58 (or 8-40°, 9-45°, PW-50°, SW-56°)

It is really very simple. You can call them any names or numbers you like, but it does not really change anything.
 

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I don't care what the name is on the bottom I want a set gap in degrees so I have a nice distance gapping. I have a PW at 46 degrees, gap at 52 and a 58 degree. All about knowing how far you hit them and learning to hit different shots with each to have as big an arsenal of weapons as possible
 

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I'm waiting for my iron fitting at Precision Golf before I risk an impulse buy, based on this thread! 🤣
 

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The biggest initial and noticeable improvement in my wedges was getting them fitted to match my irons, as in shaft weight, lie angle and grip size.
I got fitted for wedges 3 years ago at Precision, but they recommend checking them when getting fitted for irons, so I may be in the market for new ones... but maybe not, because the Ping Glide Forged I've got now are the best wedges I've had.
 

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When I see charts like this I am reminded why I think of any club with a loft less then 50 degrees as not being a wedge.

My most favourite set of irons (sadly no longer conforming) went SW 56 -PW 52 - 9 iron

At least my current set (Honma) has adopted the number approach 9, 10 and 11 . I then complete with a 52 and a 54 (different bounces and sole styles).
 

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When I see charts like this I am reminded why I think of any club with a loft less then 50 degrees as not being a wedge.

My most favourite set of irons (sadly no longer conforming) went SW 56 -PW 52 - 9 iron

At least my current set (Honma) has adopted the number approach 9, 10 and 11 . I then complete with a 52 and a 54 (different bounces and sole styles).
I have said this several times before, but yes, a pitching wedge is an iron to me. It's 41° and exactly the same as the rest of my irons other than length and loft. There is nothing about it that suggests it's a wedge other than its name, which is simply a hangover from clubs of years gone by. 10 iron is a more appropriate name.
 

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When I see charts like this I am reminded why I think of any club with a loft less then 50 degrees as not being a wedge.

My most favourite set of irons (sadly no longer conforming) went SW 56 -PW 52 - 9 iron

At least my current set (Honma) has adopted the number approach 9, 10 and 11 . I then complete with a 52 and a 54 (different bounces and sole styles).
I am very interested to know what the non-conforming set is and why it is non-conforming.
 

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I have said this several times before, but yes, a pitching wedge is an iron to me. It's 41° and exactly the same as the rest of my irons other than length and loft. There is nothing about it that suggests it's a wedge other than its name, which is simply a hangover from clubs of years gone by. 10 iron is a more appropriate name.
41 degrees. That's the lowest lofted wedge I've ever heard of.
 

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My pitching wedge is 45 degrees, then 50 / 54 / 58. I have 4 (named) wedges in my bag.

I'd prefer numbers, but doubt you'll ever change the 'using my wedge for this shot' to ever mean anything other than pitching wedge. After that it's 50 degree an on...
 

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I am very interested to know what the non-conforming set is and why it is non-conforming.
Nicklaus N1, blade size, same design as the original Bear, Lee Janzen was playing them when he won one of his US opens. They have square grooves. They were absolute ball wreckers though, I used to get through 3 a round and you could see the urethane in the grooves.

Part of my reason for stopping playing them was ball usage and the cost of golf balls.
 

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Damn this thread, just order 2 new Ping S159 wedges. 54 and 58 degrees to replace my current Glide 3 that are coming up for 3.5 years old.

I was looking at these in AG earlier, they sit really nicely
Best price I've found is £144 on a multibuy deal.
 

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I have said this several times before, but yes, a pitching wedge is an iron to me. It's 41° and exactly the same as the rest of my irons other than length and loft. There is nothing about it that suggests it's a wedge other than its name, which is simply a hangover from clubs of years gone by. 10 iron is a more appropriate name.
I’m of the same opinion. I have the pitching and gap wedge to match my irons. But them might as well be called a 10 and 11 iron. In my head I have 2 wedges, a 54° and 58°.
 

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I’m of the same opinion. I have the pitching and gap wedge to match my irons. But them might as well be called a 10 and 11 iron. In my head I have 2 wedges, a 54° and 58°.
Exactly. I have five wedges if you go by names, but in reality I only have three actual wedges, plus an iron set that goes from 6 to AW/11 iron.
 

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I've been using my set p770 AW at 51. It's been absolutely fine, but mentally, I've always treated it differently from my other wedges and often overlook it for a PW or a 54, just because it looks like an iron and I think it'll hit too far for an AW.. if that makes sense.

but to fix this weird problem I recently bought a 50-degree milled grind 3 in black just to match my other 2 wedges.
 
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