How heavy should your wedges be?

Be sure and check the swing weight of your wedges and use this rule of thumb: Pitching wedges and gap wedges should be 2 to 3 swing weights heavier than the #9 iron in your set. Sand wedges and 60º wedges should be 4 to 6 swing weights heavier than the #9 iron.

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Should my wedges be heavier?

A little bit more weight in the wedge will keep the club stable on those less-than-full-swing shots.” While your question is directed to shaft weight in the tour ranks, I believe better amateur golfers can benefit from the setup as well.

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How heavy is a wedge?

Wedge. Wedges are part of the irons family and the heaviest of that group due to their clubhead. On average, a wedge has a weight of about 470 grams or 1.03 pounds.

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Should wedge shafts be lighter?

The number one reason why you shouldn't go lighter in the wedges, when compared to your irons, is timing. Considering all of the touch and feel shots you play with a wedge, altering swing weight in the opposite direction can lead to inconsistencies with delivery, contact, and turf interaction.

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What wedges should the average golfer carry?

Most players tend to carry three wedges — a pitching, sand and lob wedge. But if you add a gap wedge, you're already at four. And if you don't need that extra long iron, it's possible you can carry a fifth wedge so you have the right wedge no matter where you play.

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Which Golf Wedges Should You Be Using? | THE WEDGE BUYING GUIDE

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What 3 wedges should I carry?

Know your pitching wedge loft.

If it's 45 degrees or less, add three more wedges that are spaced apart by no more than 4-5 degrees each. So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that's 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that's between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that's between 58 and 60 degrees.

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What wedges does Phil Mickelson use?

He uses three PM Grind '19 “Raw” wedges. The PM stands for Phil Mickelson because he helped design the wedges with Roger Cleveland.

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Why are wedges so heavy?

The heavier head weight of golf wedges provides more momentum with shorter swings thereby helping get the ball up and out around the green.

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Should my wedges have the same shaft as my irons?

If you are thinking about getting new wedges, make sure you have the right shafts. What shafts should you play in your wedges? The very short answer is play the same shaft in your wedges as you do in your irons.

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Should your wedges match?

Your wedges are extensions to your irons so they should 99 percent be set up the same for proper gapping and dispersion.” At the very least, make the wedge heads match each other, he says. “We see so many golfers come through with a bouquet of brands of wedges,” he said.

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Are sand wedges heavier?

The sand wedge is also four to eight swing weights heavier than the other irons, and the width of the sole is the widest. The combination of the inverted, wider sole and heavier weight enables golfers to hit bunker shots with greater ease.

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What wedge shafts do pros use?

True Temper's Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 is by far the most popular wedge shaft with 37% of the top 100 PGA Tour players using it. The Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 is the next most popular and True Temper shafts account for over 70% of the wedge shafts used by this elite group.

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How do you add weight to wedges?

Wedges. Since you don't shape your wedge shots, lead tape is applied directly behind the center of the wedge. In doing so, the heavier swing weight can benefit ball flight and ball striking. Some pros believe placing lead tape lower on the club will help increase launch as well.

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Does shaft flex matter for wedges?

Based on what we have found, it is evident the golf shaft flex does matter, not just when it comes to wedges, but all clubs. If you do not have the correct shaft flex on your wedges you will not maximize the potential of the club.

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Should you lengthen wedges?

Just remember a few rules when you're tackling wedge lengths for your own game. In general, a longer club will fly farther and higher, but you'll have less control. A shorter club, on the other hand, will be more difficult to produce speed and height, but it will provide more control.

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What degree wedge is best for chipping?

What degree wedge is best for chipping? For most golfers, a gap wedge or a sand wedge with loft of between 52° and 56° will produce the most consistent outcome when chipping. This is because you'll be able to play most short-game shots you're likely to come across out on the course.

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How far should you hit a 60 degree wedge?

How Far Should You Hit A 60 Degree Wedge? On average, golfers hit their 60-degree wedge 74 yards, but the range can vary between 60 and 100 yards. Longer hitters who take a full swing will typically be close to the 100-yard range but most golfers only take a 1/2 or 3/4 swing with their 60 degrees.

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What Flex is wedge flex?

Wedge flex is actually the same as stiff flex. Wedge flexes are stiff. Some wedges come in lighter with less stiff flexes and some come in heavier. Usually the range between stiffness levels is about 5 grams in weight per shaft.

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What Flex is Dynamic Gold S200?

Because the weight can differ slightly during production — and because Dynamic Gold is a weight-sorted product — the standard stiff flex is broken out into three sub-flexes: S200 (127 grams), S300 (130 grams) and S400 (134 grams).

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What wedges does Tiger use?

He's still using his TaylorMade MG2 TW grind wedges (56 and 60 degrees) and the Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2 prototype putter that he's used to win 14 of his 15 majors, as well. He'll also continue using the Bridgestone Tour B XS 2022 prototype golf ball that he debuted at the 2021 PNC Championship.

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What clubs does DeChambeau use?

Bryson DeChambeau uses Cobra King Tour MIM irons that are all the same length as his seven iron. His irons start with a couple of Cobra King One Length Utility irons (4-5) before transitioning down to Cobra King One Length MiM Tour irons which go from six-iron down to pitching wedge.

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What wedges does Bryson DeChambeau use?

Interestingly, DeChambeau had some PXG and Cobra wedges in the bag for a while but now he has three Artisan prototypes with 47, 52 and 58 degrees of loft.

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What is a 52-degree wedge called?

A 52-degree wedge is considered a gap wedge and is used to fill the gap between your pitching wedge and your sand wedge. Golfers who have a 52-degree wedge in their bag typically have a pitching wedge that's between 47-48 degrees.

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