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#1 cjblake09

 
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

I have been playing a two wedge set up with a 54 and 58 but am thinking about going to a 52-56-60 to shake things ups. Am i going to confuse myself with all the options or does it make things easier? I play my PW at 125 yds and my 54 around 105 but can hit a good punch with the PA to bridge the distance. I also am thinking about using my new 56 around the greens more and only using the 60 when i need to flop or in deep bunkers.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:23 PM

I use a setup similar to what you describe in a manner much the same. My PW is my 130 club, my 51 is 115-120, my 56 is 95-100 and sand, and the 61 is almost exclusively flops. The additional wedge also give me greater versatility for adjusting shot height.

Edited by Mr. T, 06 June 2010 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

i went from a 53,60 to playing a 52,56,64 best thing i ever did .... the 64 is more versitle than u can imagine , deadly from the sand and anywhere from 40yrds in its a spin machine.... its the new titleist spin milled wedges......
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:31 PM

i agree. the 52,56,60 is a pretty slick combo but i also notice a lot of pros are going with a 3-9 set and a 50, 54, 58 or 64. Its interesting that the pros are going with bent wedges instead of the standard 48* (i think)

Rory and phil both use sets 3-9
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:44 PM

note: according to cally's site phil uses 5-9 ....thats real interesting

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:51 PM

What wedges are you using? I have been looking at the Vokeys, TM , and Callaways?
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:57 PM

I love the Ping TS for tight lies. Its money.

I have been going with set PW and GW, with Vokey or xFT Sand and Ping or Cleveland DSG Lob. That gives me a fat bottom wedge (Vokey, xFT) and a thin sole wedge (Ping, X15 DSG) for tight or fluffy lies.

I use the set PW and GW because 99% of the time I am hitting full shots and want the extra MOI from the set. (GW 118ish, PW 130)

Then I have 3/4 GW and on down.

Its better to have lots of wedges, but PRACTICE with them is what makes it worth carrying. If you dont practice, its a PITA to hit the multiple types of shots.

Truthfully I have thought of dropping my 3w/4w, whichever I carry, and go PW, GW, 54, 58, 62. I hit the 3w/4w maybe 2 times a round...

Edited by Qwagmire, 06 June 2010 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:08 PM

I play a 64, 60, 55, 50 PW setup and I love having the 64 for short sided shots, short bunker shots and chips to fast greens. The way to make sure you don't have indecision is to have a consistant plan. If I am between wedges I always hit the stronger lofted club. I never hit the 64 as an approach shot since I can hit it almost as far as the 60. I go to a 5I, 4hybrid and a 3 wood. The only real big gap is 4h to 3w which is about 35 yards. I find it is not a big deal in actual play. If there are a lot of 210yd approach shots or par 3s I will drop the 64 and add a 5w or 2hybrid.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:36 PM

I have found the 58 to be much more versatile than a 60 and play 47 PW, 51 gap, 54 and 58... cover all the bases... switched from 47, 52, 56, 60.. will never attempt to change again... took way too long to get used to it... many older pros carry no more than a 57 (Tom Watson) and the best short gamer I have ever seen a s a caddie belonged to a senior who carried a 48 PW and a 56... bullseye putter as well.. +4 index... hit it 235 off the tee...
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

I play Scratch wedges , 51,57 and 62. It gives me the right gaps. My pw is 47 .
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:03 PM

I have found the 58 to be much more versatile than a 60 and play 47 PW, 51 gap, 54 and 58... cover all the bases... switched from 47, 52, 56, 60.. will never attempt to change again... took way too long to get used to it... many older pros carry no more than a 57 (Tom Watson) and the best short gamer I have ever seen a s a caddie belonged to a senior who carried a 48 PW and a 56... bullseye putter as well.. +4 index... hit it 235 off the tee...


Grew up with a friend of my grandfathers, mid 70ish, couldn't hit the ball out of his shadow, could get up and down from the bottom of a well, never shot more than 78. On bad days I cant get it together I still try to "Wayne" it.

I am a big advocate of 5 wedges, as long as your second longest club can get you to any par 3, but the first 2 are full swing wedges and the last 3 need lots of practice. Realistically my 50* GW is a PW 20 years ago.

I go 45, 50, 54, 58, 64 when I go 5 wedges, otherwise its 45, 50, 56, 60.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

I play the following all Vokey Spin Milled with Project X's because I'm a whore:

52-08 this covers 120-110
54-14 110-105
60-02 105 and in ( the 60 has a custom grind that I will be doing to ever 60 I own in the future)

This is the best setup I have had so far. Wedges are important to me being this is the strength of my game.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:28 PM

I have found the 58 to be much more versatile than a 60 and play 47 PW, 51 gap, 54 and 58... cover all the bases... switched from 47, 52, 56, 60.. will never attempt to change again... took way too long to get used to it... many older pros carry no more than a 57 (Tom Watson) and the best short gamer I have ever seen a s a caddie belonged to a senior who carried a 48 PW and a 56... bullseye putter as well.. +4 index... hit it 235 off the tee...



Funny you said that today Buster b/c i just picked up a 52 and 58 and played today but kept my old 54 in the bag and used them all with great success. I really like having the 52 and 54 depending on the shot and still have the 58 for those tight shots.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:24 AM

I may be the opposite than most of the guys on here..but, I found that when I uncomplicated my short game...it became better...I went from a 52,56, 60 setup (Taylormade)to just a 50,and 56 (Cleveland CG-10's). Of course, I practiced a lot and became pretty good at hitting little "knockdowns", half and three quarter shots with my MX-25 PW, the 50, and the 56...I use the 56 for all bunkers shots, and, replaced the extra wedge with a hybrid to give me another "weapon" from the 185-195 range...it's all been good so far.

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

Played for a while with a 47* PW, 53* gap and 58* Sand/Lob.

Changed irons and PW is now 46* and a hybrid replaced my 5 wood/3 iron... so a spot freed up. Now play 50*, 56*, and 60* wedges.

And really thinking about getting a 56* with a little less bounce/fancy sole grind and dropping the 60*... But that's just me...
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:46 PM

Played the standard 52-56-60 for years and still have a set of Vokeys in that set up. It's a great set up for sure. Last year though I wanted to try the 50-54-58 and have done so with great success. The majority of courses I play have thick greenside rough and depending on my distance to the flag and how much room I have on the green will help determine the right loft. I like the c-grind in both the 58 and 54...the 58 is superb out of bunkers and I like the distance my 54 gives me in the fairway. While I've chipped in many more times with the 58 than I did with the 60, I could get the 60 closer to the pin from the fairway than I seem to be able to do with the 58. A little more practice with that shot and a slightly more open clubface on the 58 should give me the same but practice time is precious and too rare for me. I probably wouldn't go back...the 50 is probably the best feeling gap wedge I've ever hit when using it for a full shot. x-forged...maybe that's why.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:41 AM

I go 47,50,54,58. No yardage gaps for me.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:29 AM

52-56-60 is very versatile. 50-56-60 isn't bad either depending on your PW. The 50 is really nice for being able to hit a low controlled ball into the wind from 100 or so and usually it'll stop on a dime. The 52 with the same shot is a little higher and tougher to judge IMO.....
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:47 AM

I use 47-51-55-60 (Vokeys 52 and 56 bent) love the set up, but i do change the 55 and 60 with the bounce depending on what it does here with the weather (rain or dry conditions). Got a pretty good distance gap with the 4 (about 10-15 yds per) so i don't have to swing too hard and dig too much turf up, while still getting great spin on the ball.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:36 PM

I agree with a lot that has been said.

I used to play PW, 53, 59*, but recently added 1/2" to all my irons and my distances changed.

Because my 4-iron is now my 210yd club and my PW goes 140 yds,I dropped a hybrid and added a gap wedge---a 50* I used to use as a PW years ago, but it was a special grind wedge for a pro that I have always liked. I could have gone 51 or 52*, and in fact have those wedges too, but the old 50* is like an old friend and I can hit it high or low and the slightly lower loft gives me more options and distance.I love to hit low punched burners to greens.

At the same time I decided that I'd bag the best Sand Wedge I could find, and it turned out to be a Jose maria Olazabal, Don White ground 56*.

I added another Olazabal, Don White 60*.

So I've now got 47*,50*,56*,60*----and all are great wedges that do different things as well as any other club I could find.I guess the idea is to carry specialty clubs instead of "double duty" clubs that aren't as good for any 1 shot as the specialists.

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Edited by Texsport, 16 June 2010 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:33 AM

I found 3 wedges, including a PW, works best for me. Mizuno MP 62 PW 47* (120 yds), Vokey SM SW 54.11* (100 yds), Vokey SM LW 60.06* (80 yds). The 60.06* is a 58.04* bent 2* weak.
Gives me good yardage gaps and variations in bounce. 52/56/60 created too many options. Besides, I really like to play 1/2 & 3/4 shots, alter trajectory and spin.
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