which one...55...60...64 degree wedge

which one...55...60...64 degree wedge

Post by Gary Huckaba » Sat, 07 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>How many wedges are you going to carry?  If you are only going to carry a PW
>and one other, get the 55.  However, I carry a pw, a 52 degree SW, and a 56
>degree SW.  the 52 gets the most use.  I am thinking of getting the Founders
>club 58 degree defense wedge.  The defense wedge series is the best , IMO.

        I carry a regular pitching wedge, a 56 degree SW, and a 60 degree Lob
wedge.  In my opinion, you are reducing your shot making flexibility to carry
two SW's.  Let me explain.

        The amount of bounce on the sole of the club and its design determines
its optimum use.  A regular SW, in addition to the sand, is the club to use in
tall grass around the green because it will dig down in the grass.  In
contrast, the typical LW, my Titleist included, has a round sole with zero
degree bounce.  This club is designed to hit off tight lies and hard pan.

        I use my SW from about 80 yds. and in depending on the lie.  I use my
LW from about 45 yds in depending on the lie.  As with any theory in golf, it
all depends on what feels good to you.  If you are just venturing into the
world of multiple wedges, I would recommend something similiar to what I have
described above.

        For what its worth....

Gary Huckabay

 
 
 

which one...55...60...64 degree wedge

Post by j.. » Sun, 08 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
U.EDU> writes:
>>How many wedges are you going to carry?  If you are only going to carry a PW
>>and one other, get the 55.  However, I carry a pw, a 52 degree SW, and a 56
>>degree SW.  the 52 gets the most use.  I am thinking of getting the Founders
>>club 58 degree defense wedge.  The defense wedge series is the best , IMO.

>        I carry a regular pitching wedge, a 56 degree SW, and a 60 degree Lob
>wedge.  In my opinion, you are reducing your shot making flexibility to carry
>two SW's.  Let me explain.

>        The amount of bounce on the sole of the club and its design determines
>its optimum use.  A regular SW, in addition to the sand, is the club to use in
>tall grass around the green because it will dig down in the grass.  In
>contrast, the typical LW, my Titleist included, has a round sole with zero
>degree bounce.  This club is designed to hit off tight lies and hard pan.

>        I use my SW from about 80 yds. and in depending on the lie.  I use my
>LW from about 45 yds in depending on the lie.  As with any theory in golf, it
>all depends on what feels good to you.  If you are just venturing into the
>world of multiple wedges, I would recommend something similiar to what I have
>described above.

>        For what its worth....

>Gary Huckabay

Actually, my 52 degree wedge is a founder's club defense wedge that was
originally 50 degrees.  My pro bent it to 52 for me, and it has very little
bounce.  To me, 60 degrees is just too much loft.  My 52 degree wedge can be
used from about 90 yards and in, and I can use it very effectively from  the
same yardage that you use your 60.  I just adjust my swing to how far I need
the ball to go.  I use my 56 degree wedge the same way you do.  Depending on
what set of irons you have, your PW is probably 48 degrees.  I definitely need
something in between my PW (47 degrees) and my 56 degree SW.  What do you do
when you are in-between your PW and your 56 degree?

jeff