My first day out with my Callaway Tour Series SW I holed out a
15 yard chip. That's a good ju-ju club! Come to think of it, I
knocked in a 50 footer with it this morning too. I've holed out
quite a few from inside 40 yards with my wedges--it'll happen once
in a while if you're making good strokes.
You have to practice a lot with a wedge to get it close to the hole
all the time and to learn to make it do tricks for you. The most versatile
lob wedges have relatively wide blades, moderate to low bounce, and
generally rounded contours. If you play on bermuda, look for one that
doesn't have a protruding sole flange, because it can catch on the grass
as you start your backswing. The prototypical lob wedge fitting this
description is the 588, but the Titleist triple grind is very similar,
and the Callaway Tour Series is another excellent and versatile design.
I'd resist the impulse to buy a chromed lob wedge (or any chromed wedge
for that matter) because it sucks to catch a faceful of glare when you're
trying to set up a delicate pitch. Go for stainless or (better) the
Cleveland RTG (Raw Tour Grind) 588.
Some lob wedges have square leading edges, like the Wilson 60. I
prefer rounded but ....
> My 61 degree Ping Zing 2 lob wedge allowed me to fly a pitch directly
> into the hole yesterday for a bird. This particular club of mine is not
> for sale!n