Wedge Lengths

ForTourUseOnlyForTourUseOnly 009M SSS WeldNeckMembers Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

Wondering how many guys here just play normal progression through the wedges where they step down 1/4" from the 9 iron (i.e. 36" 9 iron, 35.75" PW, 35.5" GW, 35.25" SW, 35" LW) or if you guys plays all your wedges the same length, or do something different. I now all the same length is used by some guys on tour and is more of an old school thing but anyone still do this?

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,880 mod

    I do 1/4" steps after PW.

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 2,144 ClubWRX

    @ForTourUseOnly said:
    Wondering how many guys here just play normal progression through the wedges where they step down 1/4" from the 9 iron (i.e. 36" 9 iron, 35.75" PW, 35.5" GW, 35.25" SW, 35" LW) or if you guys plays all your wedges the same length, or do something different. I now all the same length is used by some guys on tour and is more of an old school thing but anyone still do this?

    1/4" progression here.

    Perhaps you already saw this, but Aaron Dill commented on Instagram today that less than 5 guys on tour play same length wedges (I presume he's only speaking of Vokey players with whom he works). So it's not very common out there.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 23,836 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Currently use 1/4" increments from 9 to SW and then play the SW and LW the same length - although considering extending that same length to the GW as well.

  • TLT_DanTLT_Dan TLT_DAN Hampton, ONMembers Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The only thing I would be looking at is - do the progressively shorter wedges cause you to crouch or have excessive spine tilt. A 35" wedge is way too short for most. I play all wedges as SL

  • g-offg-off Members Posts: 354 ✭✭✭✭

    in my vl set pw-lw all same length 35.75

    epic flash driver

    steelhead xr heavenwood

    steelhead xr 9 wood

    edel sls 01 5,7,9,gap

    hogan tk 58

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  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Apr 22, 2019 5:32pm #7

    My wedges.......PW 36 1/2" , shaft weight 80 grams , swingweight D-4 . Then 1/8" length
    progression , Gap to 54° to 58° . Also 15 gram shaft weight and 1 swingweight between
    each. GW 36 3/8" , 95 gram shaft , swingweight D-5 / 54° Sand , 36 1/4" , 110 gram
    shaft , swingweight D-6 / 58° LW , 36 1/8" , 125 gram shaft , swingweight D-7 .

    Lengths listed are with grips and measured " play length " . I have lots of tape under
    my standard sized grips , to make them mid- size, reduced taper , and firm feeling.
    Helps with feel , when playing gripped down , finesse , and tweener shots.....

    Post edited by KRW59 on
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    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

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  • Whodey-85Whodey-85 Members Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I play my 50/54/58 all the same length. Works for for me.

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  • ForTourUseOnlyForTourUseOnly 009M SSS WeldNeck Members Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @jll62 said:

    @ForTourUseOnly said:
    Wondering how many guys here just play normal progression through the wedges where they step down 1/4" from the 9 iron (i.e. 36" 9 iron, 35.75" PW, 35.5" GW, 35.25" SW, 35" LW) or if you guys plays all your wedges the same length, or do something different. I now all the same length is used by some guys on tour and is more of an old school thing but anyone still do this?

    1/4" progression here.

    Perhaps you already saw this, but Aaron Dill commented on Instagram today that less than 5 guys on tour play same length wedges (I presume he's only speaking of Vokey players with whom he works). So it's not very common out there.

    Saw it, i was the one that asked it :tongue:

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    Vokey BV HandGround SM7 Raw 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08M
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  • BM5DBM5D Members Posts: 119 ✭✭✭

    I used to play +1" over, using a standard progression of .25" between wedges and .50" thereafter. Now I do:
    LW: 36
    SW 36.25
    AW: 36.50
    PW: 36.50
    9i: 36.75
    8i 37.25

    Having the AW and PW the same length, and only going up .25" between PW and 9i allows me to get some extra length where needed on the shortest clubs, but save .50" to .75" over a traditional length progression which pays dividends on the 6i, 5i and 4i where the extra length is not needed and can lead to greater inconsistency from the irons being longer than needed. Since I rarely if ever take full swings with anything less than 9i, and frequently choke down for distance control. gapping isn't a concern like with full swing irons (2-9).

  • Tall golferTall golfer Tall Golfer Members Posts: 84 ✭✭

    Hi my wedges are the same length as my 9 iron 38 inches easy to hit have no problem gripping down the shaft for a chip shot if I need to

  • grickygricky Members Posts: 70 ✭✭

    I play my pw and gw at 35.75, and then my 54 & 60 at 35.5. Helped my posture quite a bit.

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    Nike Vapor Fly 15 3W w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple 05 75g
    Taylormade GAPR Lo 18­° (bonded tour issue) w/ Tensei CK Pro White 100 TX (tipped 0.5'')
    JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 4 (20°) iron w/ TT DG TI X100
    JPX 919 Tour 4-PW w/ TT DG TI
    MD4 Raw 50.10 S w/ TT DG TI X100 Onyx
    Vokey SM7 Raw 54.10 S w/ TT DG TI X100 Onyx
    Vokey SM7 Raw 60.08 M w/ TT DG TI X100 Onyx
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  • Solar DeitySolar Deity Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited Apr 27, 2019 1:12pm #13

    Just built a new set of MP-5/S-18's. After some testing to hit my numbers, entire set is 1/2 long. Puts the PW at 36". My 52, 56 & 60 are all the same length at thirty six. Allows me to hit 130, 105, 82 & 60.

    SD

  • mogc60mogc60 Members Posts: 973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to progress mine but have gone 1/4” between Pw and 50 and then the 50,54,58 all the same. It’s been a good change for me. Posture is easier..being 45 now...and I like the consistency

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    COBRA BIOCELL+ 13.5* MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    COBRA CB SATIN 3-6 CATALYST 100 6.5
    COBRA MB SATIN 7-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    BRIDGESTONE XW-1 50* MODUS 120X
    BRIDGESTONE XW-1 54* MODUS 120X
    BRIDGESTONE XW-1 58* MODUS 120X
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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I play 1/4" down from 9-PW-50-54 then my 58 is the same length as my 54. I have no idea why, but I got a lot more consistent with full shots with the 58 after I started playing it slightly longer. You wouldn't think 1/4" would make that much of a difference, but it sure did for me!

  • NDGolfer13NDGolfer13 Members Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate crouching as its terrible posture and think it deters from me hitting the ball clean . I play 38.5 5 iron then my PW is .25 shorter than my 9 and the rest of the wedges are the same length as my PW. It works for me for posture reasons.

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    Epon AF901 19*/22*
    Mizuno 919 Forged or MCFliHi 5, MP69 6-P
    Scratch 1018 53/58
    Xenon Flowneck

    FOR NOW...........
    All Clubs subject to change relative to my last bad round of golf......
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    What you get stock from the OEMs can vary.
    Most OEMs, such as Vokey and Cleveland, have quarter-inch gaps in shaft length between types of wedges.
    Mizuno and Tour Edge are different: Both make their specialty wedges (G, S and L) all the same length - 35.25".

    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.

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