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    Long time lurker first time posting anything

    I’m looking for new wedges to add to the bag this year. I currently have a mixed match set of cobra tour trusty, vokey, And taylormade. I’m not really a brand loyalty guy so anything could end up in there. Just curious about what other people are using. Give myself some ideas of what to look at once things start opening up and I can get around to new and used shops
    Thanks

  • #2
    I currently have vokey SM6 52,56,60 in the bag. Big fan of the classic f grind (full grind) wedges. The 56 is a 14 bounce and 52 is a 12 bounce. The lower bounced wedges seem to dig into the ground too much for me, so if that's an issue for you, the high bounce will be better for your game. If u tend to skull them, the lower bounce will help you get under the ball easier.
    Keep an eye out on TGN. Alot of ppl sell good condition used sets. Usually 50,54,58 or 52,56,60
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    My Mixed Bag:
    Driver:
    Ping G400 Max Aldila Rogue Silver MSI 110
    Woods: Ping G25 3 Wood
    Hybrid: Ping G25 3 Hybrid
    Irons: Taylormade P790 2019 TT DG 105 S300 4,5,6 1 Degree Upright
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 52 F12, 56 F14, 60.04
    Putter: Taylormade Spider X Navy
    Bag: Sun Mountain C130

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    • #3
      Your best choice if you want to improve is to be fit. Wedges are probably the most important club due to the loft. Any lie angles error will have drastic directional issues.

      I build wedges as well as everything else, and always my focus is on the fit. My players benefit from an athletic address position. Gambling that a rack wedge fits, let alone be correct to its own specications, is a crap shoot at best.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jungo144 View Post
        Long time lurker first time posting anything

        I’m looking for new wedges to add to the bag this year. I currently have a mixed match set of cobra tour trusty, vokey, And taylormade. I’m not really a brand loyalty guy so anything could end up in there. Just curious about what other people are using. Give myself some ideas of what to look at once things start opening up and I can get around to new and used shops
        Thanks
        no point in shopping till you find your lie specs and you'll have to wait till the shops open up. In the meantime you can check-test the lie on your wedges.
        put a strip of masking tape on the sole and strike a ball off a piece of plywood that's large enough for you to also take your stand on. The scrape mark on the tape should be close to center on the sole.

        the trouble with most wedges is they are too upright for most players and the mark will be nearer the heel.
        Things change.

        Cobra Fly Z+ Project X Handcrafted LZ50
        Cal Steelhead 3,5,7 RCH99firm
        Cleve Halo 19*hybrid s300
        Cleve TA3 4-Pw TTX100
        Cleve 57 s300
        Nike Method

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bl8d View Post

          no point in shopping till you find your lie specs and you'll have to wait till the shops open up. In the meantime you can check-test the lie on your wedges.
          put a strip of masking tape on the sole and strike a ball off a piece of plywood that's large enough for you to also take your stand on. The scrape mark on the tape should be close to center on the sole.

          the trouble with most wedges is they are too upright for most players and the mark will be nearer the heel.
          This way of fitting a club is way out of date and incorrect. The correct way to fit lie is by using impact tape and a felt tip marker. Put the ball with the line completely vertical. The impact on the tape will show the lie you need

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          • #6
            I recently switched the Cleveland CBX2s and they are best I've ever used. I highly recommend them.



            What's in my bag...

            Driver: Titleist 905S; 9.5 degree with YS-7+ stiff shaft
            Fairway: Innovex RLS; 15 degree with R300 shaft
            Hybrids: Innovex Type-S; 18, 22, 26, 30 degree with R300 shafts
            Irons: Innovex Type-S GDT; 7-PW with R300 shafts
            Wedges: Innovex Type-S GDT; 50 degree with R300 shaft
            Cleveland 588DSG RTG+; 54 & 58 degree with TT wedge flex shafts
            Putter: Ping 1-a; 34.5"
            Ball: Top Flite Gamer and D2 Feel
            Note: Innovex gear fitted and built by Gord @ McMahon Golf

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            • #7
              Originally posted by roundersmitty View Post

              This way of fitting a club is way out of date and incorrect. The correct way to fit lie is by using impact tape and a felt tip marker. Put the ball with the line completely vertical. The impact on the tape will show the lie you need
              yes,that line onn the ball method works well for most irons in your bag except it will tell you squat about what part the sole's bounce intersects the ground, and wedges are all about the action of the bounce. Cheers.
              Things change.

              Cobra Fly Z+ Project X Handcrafted LZ50
              Cal Steelhead 3,5,7 RCH99firm
              Cleve Halo 19*hybrid s300
              Cleve TA3 4-Pw TTX100
              Cleve 57 s300
              Nike Method

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bl8d View Post

                yes,that line onn the ball method works well for most irons in your bag except it will tell you squat about what part the sole's bounce intersects the ground, and wedges are all about the action of the bounce. Cheers.
                Yes. I agree. That method will only tell lie angle. For a proper bounce fitting need to know more than if you’re a digger or sweeper

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                • #9
                  I seriously recommend the Ping Eye2 + lob-wedge. I have a 57* with my eye2 set and it is the only wedge I carry beside the Pw in that set. These are the original high-toe wedges that everyone is copying but theirs don't come close to the functionality of the original sole design on the Ping
                  Things change.

                  Cobra Fly Z+ Project X Handcrafted LZ50
                  Cal Steelhead 3,5,7 RCH99firm
                  Cleve Halo 19*hybrid s300
                  Cleve TA3 4-Pw TTX100
                  Cleve 57 s300
                  Nike Method

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                  • #10
                    I'd get fit, don't do what I just did and buy some extra wedges because the price was right.

                    But seriously get fit, there are a lot of great wedges out there, once you know what you need it's all about what you like looking at and if they have what you want too.
                    In The Bag

                    Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S - 9 Draw
                    Cobra King F7 - Tensei Blue 65 - S Flex - 15.5D
                    Ping G410 - Alta CB 70R - 19
                    Srixon Z585/785 - AMT Tour White S300
                    MD3 51 - Glide Stealth 2.0 56 - Glide 60
                    Edel E3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon SanDiego - & more
                    TP5-X
                    Ping Pioneer

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the replies I do intend to get fit for a set. Was just thinking about trying some different brands. It’s funny when I started golfing 10 years ago I couldn’t care less about what clubs I had . Just went out and if I came back with golf balls in the bag it was a good day. Last 3-4 years is when I started actually looking to improve my game. So before spending crazy money on new wedges that’ll stay with me for years I like trying different brands get a feel for what is out there so when I do go into a fitting I can relay information about what I like and don’t.

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                      • #12
                        The going rate for just a wedge fitting is $100+. Are you set on your swing or still working on it? If it is the former, I would hold off until you have a consistent swing while you are improving your game because each swing change will require another fitting.

                        Most of the major brands will have an online fit that can tailor to your game and swing type. Those will get the average golfer (mid-high handicap) in the right ballpark.

                        https://www.vokey.com/tools/wedge-selector-tool.aspx

                        I'd suggest an online fit and then picking up last year's model either new in-store/online or on this forum that will cost you in the ballpark of $100 total, and wait a bit to spend $200 on a new wedge + $100 for fitting.
                        Dans le BAG...
                        PING G30 LS 9*, PING G25 14.5*, PING G30 19*
                        PING I25 4-LW
                        Titleist Vokey SM6 62*
                        Scotty Cameron Classics Laguna

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                        • #13
                          I just bought 3 "like new" Vokey's from Golf Avenue - 50f 54f and 58d - they look fantastic and I'm pumped to get to the range and give them a try.

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