I just read the Pelz Short Game Bible. Lots of great insight into the short
game, but the book has caused a lot of debate as to whether people should
drop a long iron from their bag to make room for a 4th wedge, and Pelz goes
through a lot of effort in the book trying to convince people of why it's a
good idea to do that.
But it seems that very few pros have adopted his 4-wedge approach. Even
Pelz's star pupil, Tom Kite, uses only three wedges in his bag (see
http://www.thegolfchannel.com/core.aspx?page=17100&select=11192 ). To see
what others pros have "in the bag" see http://www.thegolfchannel.com/17300 .
It seems odd that Pelz goes into great detail in the book about how he's
helped many pros on their short game, but yet few use his "3x4" approach,
which is his basic premise for the whole short game system.
How do you think most pros approach the usual three wedges that they carry?
Instead of the 3x4 (3 back swing lengths with 4 wedges) system that Pelz
promotes, do you think most pros do some variation on Pelz's system? Maybe a
4x3 system? Or do they just open up the clubface more on their shortest
wedge to get more variations on distance?