60° Wedge - Question

60° Wedge - Question

Post by Rick Roga » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 04:37:41


I need to get a 60.  I won't really be using it for sand shots, just short
pitches and flop shots.  I am thinking about going with low bounce, assuming
flop shots will be a bit easier with low bounce.  Do you agree?
 
 
 

60° Wedge - Question

Post by Doug Mai » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 04:45:51

Quote:

> I need to get a 60.  I won't really be using it for sand shots, just short
> pitches and flop shots.  I am thinking about going with low bounce, assuming
> flop shots will be a bit easier with low bounce.  Do you agree?

Yep.  Try around 6-8*.  You want the leading edge to be almost touching
the floor when you hold the club soled at address.  Your SW will have 12
or so degrees and the leading edge will be, give or take, 1/4" off the
floor in the same address position.

--
Doug Main
"Hard work never killed anyone.  But why take the chance?"
                        -Roy
                         Metal worker, American Hot Rod

 
 
 

60° Wedge - Question

Post by HK » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 05:12:59

I love my 60* and everyone teases me because I like to use it for any shot
around the green.  Practice trying to hit a ball just 10 feet, high, with
backspin, and you'll get the feel of the club.

If you're planning on doing 3/4 or full swings from a fair distance away
(e.g. 60 yards), then probably go with medium bounce.   But if you're just
planning on using it for short distance shots (e.g. 10 yards), then I would
definitely say to go with low bounce to avoid the risk of skulling it across
the green off the front edge of the club.   Short compact swing shots don't
have the risk of you digging into the ground like a 3/4 or full shot does.

I use the Mizuno 5* bounce wedge (60 degree).  But I would suggest
Titleist's new Spin Milled wedges because Titleist goes down to 4 degrees of
bounce, whereas some wedge makes (e.g. Cleveland) don't go down very low on
their 60 degree wedges.  Titleist gives you the flexibility, it's a good
club, same price as others, and good for spin.


Quote:
> I need to get a 60.  I won't really be using it for sand shots, just short
> pitches and flop shots.  I am thinking about going with low bounce,
assuming
> flop shots will be a bit easier with low bounce.  Do you agree?


 
 
 

60° Wedge - Question

Post by long&lef » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 06:22:13

Quote:

> I need to get a 60.  I won't really be using it for sand shots, just short
> pitches and flop shots.  I am thinking about going with low bounce, assuming
> flop shots will be a bit easier with low bounce.  Do you agree?

I agree with HK about practicing short high shots with a LW. Mine's 60*
x 4* of bounce and I practice a lot of shots by setting my golf bag 2 or
3 ft in front of the ball and hitting the ball over the top of it from
tight lies. If you happen to skull one you don't kill anyone, you just
put a dent in your golf bag :)
 
 
 

60° Wedge - Question

Post by Cal Golfe » Sat, 25 Feb 2006 00:41:00

Yes. Assuming you already have a 56 degree sand wedge with 12 or more
degrees of bounce, I can't see why you would want a 60 with anything
more than 3-6.