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For gear heads -- a wedge article

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Jun 16, 2015.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I write about equipment for the Met Section in the Big Apple. Here's our latest endeavor. The piece is on pgs. 74-75 since I don't seem to be smart enough to link to the specific article, but the issues always are good reads.

    http://www.metgolferdigital.com/i/524160-jun-jul-2015
     
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    MUFC Low-Roller

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    Good read Ken. At the moment I have a 56 and a 60 degree wedge in my bag but I have no idea what amount of bounce I am getting on them. Definitely something to pay more attention to.
     
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    Thanks.

    56 is kinda industry shorthand for "sand wedge," so you'd be in the mid-high to high range there if you didn't spec something in particular, so maybe 14 degrees. And something we stressed a lot more in an earlier article was gapping. With loft creep in recent years, many stock-set PWs are more like 8 irons in loft. There are a lot of 46 degree PWs out there these days, some even stronger, so the gap wedge is even more important now.

    I got a press release last night and apparently Mickelson has a 60 degree for Chambers that he's had most of the bounce ground off of for the tight conditions.
     
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