What wedge setup to use with a 43 deg PW

crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNutMembers Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
edited Dec 2, 2018 in WRX Club Techs #1
What are your thoughts on a good wedge setup when using a 43 deg PW and 48 deg GW from your iron set?
  • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
  • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
  • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
  • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
  • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
  • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
  • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB-X Yellow
  • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
  • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
  • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7
  • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

“Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips”
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  • bjornarnesonbjornarneson Members Posts: 25 ✭✭
    53, 58
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  • dannykosdannykos Members Posts: 237 ✭✭


    53, 58




    Exactly. Hate unequal gapping.
  • kcsfkcsf Members Posts: 1,057 ✭✭
    I think what's more important is what distance you hit the wedges you decide upon. I know I hit a 50* Ping Glide further then an Edel at 50*. It's so strange that I hit my RTX3 at 54* almost as far as my 50* Edel.



    Gapping based purely on lofts provided by the manufacturer may not be enough for you to dial it in without some trial and error.
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    Taylormade M2 Tour HL 3w Green Mamba
    Ping i500 irons
    Ping Glide 2.0 50* & 56* wedges
    O-Works #7s red
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    Find a trackman and get a wedge fitting. Take your iron set wedges with you.



    I hit various wedges farther than others. Not end of world. But you want to have even gapping as best as possible.
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    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
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  • jasonp87jasonp87 Members Posts: 2,102 ✭✭
    I play 44 48 54 60.



    Only difference is my 9i is 44 and my pw is 48.



    Id treat it no different in that your pw is really a 9i and your GW is a traditional PW.

    Driver
    TM M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange 6X 45"
    3W
    TM M3 (16) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 43.25"
    5W
    TM M3 (19) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 42.25"
    3i
    TM TP UDI (20.5) Dynamic Gold X100
    Irons
    Mizuno MP4 (4-PW) Modus 3 125X
    Wedges---TM Milled Grind Modus 3 125X (48) & TM Hi-Toe (54)(60) Modus 3 125 Wedge
    Putter
    TM Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Pistol GTR
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,854 ✭✭
    43-48-53-58 ..
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Oban Kiyoshi White 65s
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Ping G25 4h 23* Diamana White 92s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping s55 6-PW Fujikura mci 100s
    Vokey sm2 50* 54* 59* 64* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,362 ✭✭
    edited Dec 2, 2018 #8
    Yeah bro it's pretty simple....start with 4 deg gaps and see, alter if necessary.....



    Your GW is basically your PW.....depends how many wedges you want to carry as well....assuming their GI clubs so they prolly go further than normal wedge....buy wedges you can bend either way if necessary......common sense really imo



    It's how far you hit em that matters not number on sole
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    For a long time people played a 48 PW, 52 GW, 56 SW, 60 LW. Why sacrifice the wedge game because your 9-iron is stamped PW and your PW is stamped GW?
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 3,990 ✭✭
    jslane57 wrote:


    For a long time people played a 48 PW, 52 GW, 56 SW, 60 LW. Why sacrifice the wedge game because your 9-iron is stamped PW and your PW is stamped GW?




    For a long time people played 49 PW, 56 SW. There was no GW back then and the LW was rare.
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,334 ✭✭
    I would take my 43* PW and bend it to 44* and deal with a 5* gap between 9-iron and PW. Then I would go to a 50* Gap Wedge and learn to deal with the 6* difference. Then I would go to a 55* SW, and make that my trusty wedge. I would only add a 60* wedge if I was prepared to spend plenty of time practicing with it and dialing it in.



    ( I have got to think that if you are a low handicap player that you would not have a 43* PW in the first place, because that is basically a weak 9-iron.)
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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,334 ✭✭
    gvogel wrote:


    I would take my 43* PW and bend it to 44* and deal with a 5* gap between 9-iron and PW. Then I would go to a 50* Gap Wedge and learn to deal with the 6* difference. Then I would go to a 55* SW, and make that my trusty wedge. I would only add a 60* wedge if I was prepared to spend plenty of time practicing with it and dialing it in.



    ( I have got to think that if you are a low handicap player that you would not have a 43* PW in the first place, because that is basically a weak 9-iron.)




    But here is a thought. Your AP1 9-iron is 38*. From there you could go to an AP2 9-iron at 42* (would feel better, and for a 9-iron you don't need the forgiveness of the AP1). Then you could go Ap2 PW at 46*, and round it out with a 52* gap wedge and a 56* or 58* SW.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,854 ✭✭
    you can also add in a 62 or 64 bent to 63 to keep the gaps going.
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Oban Kiyoshi White 65s
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Ping G25 4h 23* Diamana White 92s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping s55 6-PW Fujikura mci 100s
    Vokey sm2 50* 54* 59* 64* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,672 ✭✭
    my maxfli revolution blacks are same lofts but one club weaker (9 iron is 43 and PW is 48).



    8 iron is 39, so considering

    8 at 39

    9 at 43.5

    PW at 48

    GW at 52

    SW at 56

    LW at 60
    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - TP6HD Firm tipped xx" - 44.25" (CANNON!)
    TEE XCG7 Beta 5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 1.625" at 41.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Maxfli Revolution Black 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43,48) at -1/2" length DGS300U
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*)
    Vokey SM5 58-07S (bent to 60*)
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     Coutour Dornoch Putter 33" - 365g Head - SS Flatso 2.0
  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
    Appreciate all of your input.
    • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
    • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
    • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
    • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
    • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
    • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
    • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB-X Yellow
    • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
    • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
    • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7
    • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

    “Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips”
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Members Posts: 708 ✭✭
    Lobby the golfing bodies to allow 16 clubs now that a PW is an 8 iron.
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
    kiwihacker wrote:


    Lobby the golfing bodies to allow 16 clubs now that a PW is an 8 iron.
    I agree. Would make it a lot better considering the new lofts of new clubs.
    • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
    • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
    • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
    • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
    • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
    • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
    • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB-X Yellow
    • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
    • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
    • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7
    • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

    “Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips”
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,224 ✭✭
    edited Dec 23, 2018 #18
    I wouldn’t ever use a set with with a 43 degree “pitching wedge” so I can’t truthfully answer the question.





    Edit...should clarify. I like more “traditional” lofts on my irons. 38 8 iron, 42 9 iron, 46 pitch.
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    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
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  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
    Thanks for everyone's input. I like to get a lot of input (including a fitting) before I make the final decision. Of course I have all winter to figure it out.
    • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
    • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
    • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
    • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
    • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
    • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
    • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB-X Yellow
    • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
    • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
    • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7
    • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

    “Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips”
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,068 ✭✭
    I go 43* 9 iron, 47* PW, 56* bent to 53* and a 60*.

    I never understood the obsession with 4* gaps. Learning to hit partial shots have improved my tempo and ballstriking massively.
    Cobra F9 Tour Length
    TM M2 DF 16.5° 
    Irons TBD
    Cobra King Pur 54°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    TW Ardmore
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Members Posts: 708 ✭✭
    Yeah the whole 43° pitching wedge question shouldn't change the wedge options just because it's called a PW vs a 9 iron. Common setups with a 43° 9 iron and 47° PW used to be:



    52, 56, 60

    54, 60

    52, 58



    Just depends if you have room for 3 wedges or 4 after your 43° club.
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    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
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    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 807 ✭✭
    As others have said, find out how far you hit them first and then try the new wedges. I hit a 52* CBX further than I hit a 50* Ping Glide 2.0.



    But theoretically I’d be looking for the following.



    Summer - 43, 48, 52, 58, 64



    Winter - 43, 48, 52, 56



    That’s what I find best in England, hard greens need more loft, soft greens I can do what I need to with a 56 or a 58. I bought a 56 with a much wider sole than my 58 though which certainly helps when it’s really soft turf.
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    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,331 ✭✭
    Always fiddle about with a fat bounce SW and or not adding a thin bounce Lob.

    And Tossing 4 or 5 iron when lob added.
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  • bradskibradski Members Posts: 2,328 ✭✭
    lol. I love that they just change a 9 to a pw and a pw to a gap wedge. Its so weird I am hitting my pitching wedge so much further. like a 9 iron. lol
  • kleydejongkleydejong Members Posts: 144 ✭✭
    This past year my set went 43 - 47 - 52 - 60. Played some of my best golf.
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    Titleist 913F 15*
    Adams Pro 18* / 24*
    Maltby DBM 5-PW
    Maltby M-Series + 50*
    Maltby M-Series + 54*
    Mizuno S18 60*
    Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Mil-Spec Newport
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,155 ✭✭
    48-54-60

    Current Gamers


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    TC Callaway X Hot 3 Deep 14.5...................Rombax P95 X
    Taylormade GAPR Mid 3..............................Recoil Utility 110F5
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................AMT TI X100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-PW....................................AMT TI X100
    Callaway MD Forged 50, 56.........................AMT TI S400
    TI Taylormade Hi Toe 60.09..........................AMT TI S400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,168 ✭✭
    43 - 48 - 52 - 58, but bend that 52° weak to 53°. Then you have perfect 5° gaps
    Honma 727 430 10.5° - UST Elements Chrome 65
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 14.5 ° - KuroKage Tini Proto 70
    Callaway X2Hot Pro 19° - Diamana B70
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi (3-4) - Matrix Altus
    Mizuno MP 54 (5-9) - Nippon Modus 105
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,624 ✭✭
    You really can't use anyone's recommendations other then your own. Everyone's game is different. Can you take 1/2, 3/4 swings with a wedge to adjust distance? Can you hit the ball higher or lower to adjust distances with wedges? Can YOU deal with 5* or more gaps? These are the things you need to consider. Not what anyone else does.



    I gp 44* pw, 48* gap, 52* and 56*. The name on the club does not matter, its the degree of loft.
  • YuckYuck Fore! Members Posts: 2,455 ✭✭
    If I had a 43 degree pitching wedge, I would be compelled to add a real pitching wedge (47 or 48 degrees) and then another retro pitching wedge (51 or 52 degrees)



    So the make up would be PW, PW, PW, SW (Titleist CB is 47 degrees, Eye 2 was about 51 degrees, Wilson FG17 was about 52 Degrees)
  • Brock LandersBrock Landers Members Posts: 240
    This question is easy, do what I do, 48pw, 52gw, 56sw, 60lw and a 64lw. Isn't that what everyone does?
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    pm grind 60, 64 dg w
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  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭


    This question is easy, do what I do, 48pw, 52gw, 56sw, 60lw and a 64lw. Isn't that what everyone does?
    Not sure about a 64...
    • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
    • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
    • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
    • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
    • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
    • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
    • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB-X Yellow
    • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
    • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
    • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7
    • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

    “Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips”
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