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post #1891 of 1892
Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

4 wedges? My opinion: too many wedges. Sounds like you're a well versed golfer, so maybe you have enough muscle memory to discern how hard to swing with a pitching wedge, a gap wedge, a sand wedge, and a lob wedge, and adjust to the swing weights, ball positions, etc. Doesn't work for me.

I tired carrying a gap wedge for a while, and a lob wedge for a while. I found that I lost touch with exactly how hard to swing to get the right distances. Only carrying a sand wedge for 110 yds and in for the last 15 years has given my intimate familiarity with how to use it.

Trade-off is having to swing softly with pitching wedge sometimes, and having to open the face of my sand wedge sometimes. No biggie.

Actually, it's because the opposite is true that I carry so many. Depending on conditions, because I carry so many wedges I can use something approaching a full swing all the way from 120 down to 70-75 yards. It's only inside 75 yards that I have too worry a lot about varying my swing. I've tried leaving the gap wedge at home and sure enough I wind up in a situation where I have to start figuring out how much to take off my pitching wedge for that 105 yard shot.

Between 20-70 yards I'm using my 58 degree 90% of the time unless I'm in a bunker. If I knew I was going to be playing a particularly long course where I was going to be facing a lot of 170-200 yard approaches, I might make a different decision, but that's usually not the case.

post #1892 of 1892
Hmm. Matter of preference I suppose.
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