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58 vs 60 degree wedge
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Sunday March 4, 2018 2:42 PM
For those that carry multiple wedges do you carry a 58 or 60 degree and why do you prefer your selection? I have been carrying a Mac Daddy 50 degree for a season now and love it, but after testing the new Ping 2.0 Stealth was considering changing to a 60 degree. Currently use my stock set Adams pitching wedge, and either a Mac Daddy 54 (not so fond of) and Tom Watson 64 degree in addition to my 58.
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Sunday March 4, 2018 7:07 PM
I went from 60 to 58 on the LW, 56 to 54 on the SW to better match my irons that are 2 degrees lower than the previous set. It took a minute to get adapted, especially to the LW which I use on most of my shots inside of 70 yards. LW has 10 degree bounce SW has 14 so I can use less or more bounce depending on the situation.
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Sunday March 4, 2018 7:13 PM
I use 52-56-60 plus my regular PW, this gives me about 10 yards between clubs although there is a slightly bigger gap between the 52 and the PW. I use the 60 for most shots around the green other than simple chips from just off the green where I'll use the PW. I use the 56 for most bunker shots but will use the 60 if I need it to stop really fast, and the 52 or even the PW for long greenside bunker shots. But i rarely get up and down from the bunker, maybe 1 in 4 at best.
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Sunday March 4, 2018 7:28 PM
PW, GW, 56, 60, 64 here ... full swing 64 90 yards, full swing 60 100-105 and full swing 56 around 115 yards. Generally use 56 for bump & run chips, and 60 for pitches and short chips. Also use the 64 for those awkward 50-75 yard shots.
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Sunday March 4, 2018 8:15 PM
I carry a 58-degree Tourstage '03' X-Wedge that allows me to be very aggressive around the green when I need to hit a low trajectory pitch or chip shot that settles and grabs very quickly, as opposed to using it primarily for high lob shots, although it also performs well in that regard. The club head has a sharp leading edge with 8 degrees of bounce so there's little room for error but the spin it generates provides a certain level of control where other wedges have failed. I also carry a 52-degree version of the same model.

Full shots from the fairway with the 58-degree normally fall in the 70-75 yard range although I can "turn it down" a bit and max-out at 80-85 yards if need be. That being said, maximizing distance is never part of the equation. I prefer to hit my wedges on a flat trajectory and with control; this club, despite its' high loft, makes that possible. Equipped with a Nippon 950GH shaft and swingweighted at a relatively low...for a SW...D-2, the lighter feel gives me a better sensation of my hands controlling the club head vs. the other way around. Under the right conditions, it's like throwing darts.

[[Edited by 1PLUS1 on Monday March 5, 2018 2:05 AM]]
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Monday March 5, 2018 9:44 AM
I'm 52/56/60. The 60 is a Mack Daddy PM Grind that I only use for trouble shots that call for it, and the 52 is pretty much for full shots only. I learned early in my golfing tenure to use a 56 in many different ways, so it's my preferred option for any shot of any kind 80 yards and in.
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Monday March 5, 2018 12:46 PM
Pick whichever club places proper gap in your wedge play.

I use a 48, 52, 56, 60 set up and have good gaps between them.

I could go 48, 54, 60 for three

Pick your poison!
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Monday March 5, 2018 2:24 PM
I agree with robule. Proper gaps with your wedges should be the decider. I played 47, 52, 56, 60 for many years until my distance declined (mostly due to fibromyalgia) to the point I needed another club for better gapping with my long clubs. Adding a club up top I had to lose a wedge so I went to a three wedge set of 46, 52, and 58. For the shots I hit around the greens I found little difference between 60 and 58.
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Monday March 5, 2018 10:22 PM
My Pings are also 4 degrees apart, which seems to work well for spacing shot distances.

PW is 46 degrees, good for up to 130 yards.

UW is 50 degrees, up to a max of about 125 yards, more comfortable in the 115-120 range.

SW is 54 degrees, up to a maximum of 110 yards, prefer 95-100.

The 58 degree LW is usually only a chip from good lies or escape trouble club. I rarely hit it from the fairway under "normal" conditions because the distance is so unpredictable. I could hit 10 balls all seemingly decent, and they could range 25 or more yards.
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The goal is long and straight! But on the many times I cannot seem to hit them straight, I at least want to hit them long!
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Tuesday March 6, 2018 8:56 AM
I'm a 60 degree guy. It's just happens to align with the pw, gw, that came with my Mizunos; 4 degrees between wedges for somewhat more consistency.

QUOTED  PW, GW, 56, 60


I really like this quote from 1PLUS1:
QUOTED  maximizing distance is never part of the equation.

Something I could work on for my game.
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