What wedges do you keep in your bag?

ClevelandKyleClevelandKyle Members Posts: 34 ✭✭
edited Jul 16, 2019 8:58pm in Equipment #1

Not much of an exciting topic, but if you're like me, you find these clubs special. I've always wondered what wedges everyone commonly prefers to have in there bag. I personally carry 56 and 60 degree Cleveland wedges that were made about 15 years ago as they were the first that were given to me in my first golf set and I still use them to this day. I also find that they are also the most commonly used wedge degrees. I do however love having a 52 degree for certain par 3's because of the loft and distance it's able to carry. I was turned on to it by a buddy of mine who I started playing with a few months back. He let me use it the first couple times we played together and I decided I had to get one for myself just because of how versatile it is for my style of play. Great for lay ups, lobs from 120 yards out, bump and runs, distance bunkers, etc. I actually prefer it to a pitching wedge in most cases. However, I learned to play with the 56 and 60 and my short game is shaped around those two clubs. My 60 is my most used club as I feel more confident with my chips onto the green and I get a better open feel when hitting out of the bunkers with it than my 56 sand wedge. If you had to carry two wedges for the rest of your life, what would they be (degree, make, model) and why?

Taylormade M3 10.5, Mitsubishi Tensei Red 50
Taylormade M3 3H, Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 70
Taylormade Fairway Rescue 3 & 5 Wood
Callaway X20 Tour Irons, Project X Flighted Steel (TTIP) 5.0
Cleveland TA5 Irons, True Tempered Dynamic Gold Steel
Ben Hogan 5610 SW
Cleveland 588 Tour Action 60 deg Wedge
Cleveland 588 Tour Action 52 deg Wedge
Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  • USCdrifterUSCdrifter So CalMembers Posts: 18 ✭✭
    edited Jul 16, 2019 8:42pm #2

    I used to do everything with my 56 & 60. I play blades with a PW @ 47. My wedges consist now consist of 50, 53, 56, 58. I been practicing a lot of short game in the last year or 2 and now use all my wedges. I mostly use my 50, 53 for bump and runs or inclines. my 56 is very versatile. I seldom use my 58 unless I'm playing very fast green and have little room to work with so essentially only certain courses. For my typical courses, I'm using a lot of 56 mixed in with 53 then 50 with almost no 58 usage. Now that I use less lofted wedges green side, I can play smaller swings and have less chance of blading across the green like I used to do a lot.
    I don't carry a wood so I use that spot for an extra wedge. I play driver and 2 hybrid @ 18 degrees.

    Honma TW737-445 9.5° Driver - Honma Vizard 70g stiff
    Adams Pro Mini 2h 18° aldila tour green ATX85H-2.8S
    Adams Pro Mini 4h 23° Aldila tour green ATX85H-2.8S
    Cleveland 588 MB 5-PW47° S300
    Miura Forged 50° NSpro 950 GH
    Cleveland TA 588 BECU 53°-8
    Cleveland TA 588 BECU 56°-14
    Cleveland TA 588 TA Japan Miura forged 58°-12
    Ping Anser 4 BECU UST FF shaft w/ Scotty grip

  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 1,008 ClubWRX
    edited Jul 16, 2019 9:05pm #3

    PW / GW - 0311P PXG GEN 2, same as irons
    54/12 and 58/06 - Ping Glide Stealth 2.0: best wedges I've ever played by far, very versatile.



    Taylor Made M6 10.5 * | Ventus 6s
    Taylor Made M4 | Graphite Design IZ-7s
    Adams Pro A12 -  2 / 3 / 4 Hybrids | UST Mamiya Silver
    PXG Gen 2 0311P 5 - GW | Accra Tour 100i Stiff
    Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54-12 / 58-06 Wedges | Wedge Flex
    JumboMax Medium grips on ALL - Dechambeau-ing it baby!!!!!
    PXG Gunboat H Putter
    PXG Staff Bag
    Snell MTB Black
  • ClevelandKyleClevelandKyle Members Posts: 34 ✭✭
    edited Jul 16, 2019 9:07pm #4

    @USCdrifter said:
    I used to do everything with my 56 & 60. I play blades with a PW @ 47. My wedges consist now consist of 50, 53, 56, 58. I been practicing a lot of short game in the last year or 2 and now use all my wedges. I mostly use my 50, 53 for bump and runs or inclines. my 56 is very versatile. I seldom use my 58 unless I'm playing very fast green and have little room to work with so essentially only certain courses. For my typical courses, I'm using a lot of 56 mixed in with 53 then 50 with almost no 58 usage. Now that I use less lofted wedges green side, I can play smaller swings and have less chance of blading across the green like I used to do a lot.
    I don't carry a wood so I use that spot for an extra wedge. I play driver and 2 hybrid @ 18 degrees.

    Wow a 2hy is an interesting choice. I don't see that club talked about in many forums. I must imagine that your iron game is stellar if you have a gap between your 2hy and 4 iron with no woods between. I'm interested to try different wedges as I know my swing works great with them. My next purchase is probably going to be a 50. I try to keep a 4 degree loft difference between my wedges as I don't think the 2 degree difference affects my play enough to keep that deviation in my bag.

    Taylormade M3 10.5, Mitsubishi Tensei Red 50
    Taylormade M3 3H, Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 70
    Taylormade Fairway Rescue 3 & 5 Wood
    Callaway X20 Tour Irons, Project X Flighted Steel (TTIP) 5.0
    Cleveland TA5 Irons, True Tempered Dynamic Gold Steel
    Ben Hogan 5610 SW
    Cleveland 588 Tour Action 60 deg Wedge
    Cleveland 588 Tour Action 52 deg Wedge
    Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members Posts: 1,631 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I have 50, 54 and 58 degree Tout Edge CB Pro wedges.

    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers Posts: 923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PW = 48-degrees, GW = 52-degrees, and SW = 56-degrees

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    edited Jul 17, 2019 2:29am #7

    Currently 47° 0311T PW then Taylormade MG 52°, 58° ... the 52° I'll use for full 110 shots down to chipping and pitching, 58° is for bunkers and escape shots and shorter pitches. I can stop both pretty quick most of the time so the choice tends to just come down to distance.

    Titleist TS4 Driver 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 18°, 21°
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG 52°, 56°, 58°
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Titleist ProV1x

  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,947 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    44* PW belongs to my set of G20s.

    50* bent to 48*, 52*, 56* & 60* (possibly bending that to 62+) are all Ping Glide Forged.

    (Dropped the 4 hybrid if it matters LOL)

    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G400 19* hybrid Stiff 70 Stock shaft

    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 48*, 52* 56*, 60* DGS300
    Taylormade Tour Spider Black (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX
  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers Posts: 638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Kyle, If you really play 15 yr old wedges, and you like them, I wouldn’t hang around WRX too long. Wedges are like life: infinite diversity in infinite combinations.

    Off the top of my head, here’s a list of the wedges I’ve played in the time since joining the forum:

    Vokey SM4 52F 56F 58L 60S
    Vokey SM5 50F 54S 54F 58K 60K
    Cleveland RTX-3 52 V-MG
    Mizuno S5 51 56 60
    SCOR 4161 43 48 49
    Bettinardi H2 54 60
    Mizuno T7 56
    Ping Tour Gorge 50 54 58
    *Mizuno S18 52 56 58 60
    +Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50 54 58

    *current gamers Spring-Summer ‘19
    +travel set & Fall ‘19-Winter ‘20

    Cobra F9 1W Rogue MAX 65
    Cobra F6 3W HZRDUS Smoke 75
    Cobra F9 Tour 5W HZRDUS Smoke 75
    Ping G 4Hy NV 2KXV Green 85H
    Callaway XF/MB 5i-PW Modus3 120
    Mizuno S18 52 56 60
    Piretti Teramo CS

  • StormsStorms San DiegoMembers Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    Currently playing a 52/58 setup. This is with a 47 PW. I used to play 54/60, but found having the 52 is more versatile for my game than the 54, and being able to eek out a few more yards from my lob is nice on the occasion I take a full swing with it. The gaps are better too

    TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow
    Titleist 915F 15* Aldila Rouge Black
    Srixon zU45 20* Graphite Design AD95
    Titleist 585H 21* Titleist 4175
    TaylorMade Psi Tour 4-PW KBS Tour
    TaylorMade EF 52*
    Akira Prototype 58*
    Yes! Callie
  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UKMembers Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    I have the Callaway Apex Pro 2014 PW at 48, Cleveland 588 RTX 2 in 52 with 8 bounce, 56 with 14 bounce and 60 with 6 bounce.
    I couldn't live without my 52, the sand isn't fluffy enough at our course for the 56 but have recently been using it out of the rough to good effect, and the 60 is used from 50yds and in, but generally only if going up elevations. Anything flat and I'll use the 52 to zip one in for a one hop stop shot.

  • CMillz91CMillz91 DubaiMembers Posts: 1
    edited Jul 17, 2019 9:28am #12

    I started out with a 52 and 58 degree when I was 14. Over the years I've experimented with various lofts, grinds and levels of bounce but for the last few years I've played a 54, tweaked to 53 with 8 degrees of bounce and a 58 with 6 degrees of bounce. Playing golf over here in the Middle East, you have so many types of grass that you never know what lie you're likely to have if you miss the green or have 70-100 yard pitch shot to play. The 53 gives me the confidence to play the 3/4 110 yard shot and also open the face if necessary out of the rough around the greens to use the bounce through impact. The 58 with the lower-ish bounce is great for the hard pan lies you sometimes get in the bunkers here as they dry out relatively quick or even on some courses, the desert waste areas. Both wedges are the Callaway MD 4's which I was kindly gifted by a European Tour player so they have a unique finish to them. Prior to that it was the same set up but with Titleist SM4/5/6's through the years.

  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    PW for full shots at 110-120y, and for a lot of bump and runs.

    UW for full shots at 100-110y, slightly open for 90-100y, and the odd chip.

    SW for almost all pitches and chips from 80y in and some bunker shots.

    58* usually in bunkers, but also used when short-sided and the odd 80y full shot.

    64* used sparingly when no other club will do for short-sided, flops and occasionally from a hardpan bunker. Magical club.

    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Ping G410 19 Hybrid Stiff Alta
    Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X and 64 S
    Cleveland RTX4 54 MID
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3, Studio Stock #28 Slotback, Studio Stock #38 & BB39
    Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar
    Piretti Forza Rev2.0
  • BodlesBodles AustraliaMembers Posts: 152 ✭✭✭

    PW, 54, 60 all Mizuno, the 54 & 60 are MP-T5, use the 60 on 80% of green side bunker shots and about 40% of chips and short pitches up to around 50 yards, 54 for most everything else up to around 80 yards, then go to PW, used to carry a 50 as well but changed for a 2 iron at 16 degrees cause I need more help in the top end, I miss the 50 but have been learning to manipulate the PW & 54 a lot more, bump and runs with 7, 8, 9 irons have never been my friend.

    Ping G400 LST - Project X Black 6.5 75gram
    Mizuno CLK #2 Hybrid at 14 degrees - Speeder Evolution 75 stiff
    Callaway Big Bertha 18 degree hybrid at 17 degrees - Recoil F4 Shaft
    Mizuno MP-18 Fli-Hi 2Iron - Fujikura Atmos Blue Shaft
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal Irons 4-PW - Project X LZ 5.5 115 gram
    Mizuno MP-T5, 54, 60 degree Wedges
    Rife IBF Aussie Tour Edition putter
  • jplroperjplroper Members Posts: 475 ✭✭✭✭

    Last couple years its just been PW[ 48 or 50 depending on set] and sand wedge 56 or 57 depending on set. I like playing more shots with less clubs.

  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Mizuno MP18 MMC PW
    Edel 50, 54, and 59

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,503 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Like the OP, I keep going back to old school vokey sm2's .. 50/54/60. TVD m grinds
    No wedge spins it as well or feels as good
    I am ordering a Glide 3.0 eye 2 58 though

    Ping G400 LST 11.5* Aldila RIP Phenom 50tx
    Ping G400 3w 13.9* Aldila NVS 75x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17.5* NVS 85x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Catalyst 70s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping Blueprints 6i-PW DG xp115 x100 p-spec org dot
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grinds 50*, 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Scotty X7m
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,503 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    A good topic for me would be "what wedge sets are in your basement and why?"

    Ping G400 LST 11.5* Aldila RIP Phenom 50tx
    Ping G400 3w 13.9* Aldila NVS 75x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17.5* NVS 85x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Catalyst 70s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping Blueprints 6i-PW DG xp115 x100 p-spec org dot
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grinds 50*, 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Scotty X7m
  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 487 ✭✭✭✭

    I have Ping Stealth 52, 56, 60 SS. I also have 58° ES grind. I just picked up a Vokey 60° K grind jet black that I'm very impressed with. I will use the 60 K exclusively for green side bunkers and rough where I really need the loft and bounce, never for anything else. The 56 is for a specific full swing yardage or for anything else around the green where the loft is needed but I have decent lie. Everything else depends on how much green I have in front of me. Anything from an 8 iron to the 52. For partial shots and full pitches into the green, I only use the 52 or 56 depending on pin location and slope of the green.
    I play a course that has very fine fluffy sand. I play another course that has very coarse gravel like sand. I find the K grind works best in fine sand, and the ES grind works best in coarse sand. Both are very good from the rough.

    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 52°, 56° SS
    Titleist Vokey 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 397 ✭✭✭✭

    i210 PW and Gap Wedge (46 and 50 degree)
    SM7 56.14F (bent to 55) and a 60.12 D

    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-UW - Ping i210 DG 120 S300
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52 F, 56 F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 340 ✭✭✭✭

    PW 45 - Full Swings for 125-130 carry, soft swings for a predictable 100-105 with less spin than GW, some bump and run chips
    GW 50- Full Swings for 110-120 carry, bump and run chips, awkward green side bunkers playing to a flag on the opposite end of the green
    SW 54 - Full Swings for 95-105 carry, green side bunkers, slight open face pitches for 65-70 yards, bump and run chips
    LW 58 - 3/4 swings for 75-85 yard shots, green side bunkers, short bump and runs, and my favorite shot, tight lie 15-25 yard flops, open it wide and play it off the back foot

    Ping G400 10*
    Mizuno ST180 3W 16*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Ping G Crossover 21*
    Taylormade Rocketbladez (5-PW)
    Cleveland CBX 50/11
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54/10
    Cleveland RTX-3 58/9
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: K-Sig
    Bag: Pushcart - Maxfli Honors Carry - Taylormade Flextech Lite 
    Cart: TGW Players 
  • SUPERGSUPERG Members Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    Vokey SM5
    My all time favorite shape and grinds!!!
    54* F grind - S400 Shaft
    60* grind - S400 Shaft

    Taylormade M5 - PX Hzrdus HC Yellow 76 6.5
    Taylormade M4 3W - Fuji Atmos TS Blue 8X
    Taylormade M3 3H - PX Hzrdus HC Black 105 6.5
    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7- 50* 54* 60* - DG S400
    Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #3
    ProV1 X

  • dcopp7dcopp7 Members Posts: 1,087 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    PW 47°
    GW 52°
    SW 58°

    Cleveland Launcher 460 Titanium 10.5* driver

    Cobra MAX 16.5* 3 wood

    Cobra Bio Cell 19* hybrid

    Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

    Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

    OLD Northwestern heel shaft putter
  • manoagolfermanoagolfer Members Posts: 10 ✭✭

    Vokey 48, 54, 58 and 62. Just added the 62 for the short stuff around the greens and steep faced bunkers

  • Tim SherwoodTim Sherwood Members Posts: 356 ✭✭✭✭

    Set PW, Nike Engage 52, 56 and 60. **** love these wedges, best I've ever had. Hardly ever hit the 56 though as I can use the 60 for flops or low runners, and the 52 is my go-to club for any partial swing shots. Can't take the 56 out though as I don't like the look of my bag without 3 matching wedges!

  • glmglm Members Posts: 227 ✭✭✭
    edited Jul 17, 2019 9:20pm #26

    Scratch 47-51-56

  • TasalsTasals Members Posts: 338 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 17, 2019 11:41pm #27

    set PW @ 46
    Mack Daddy 4s in 50-56-62 with same shafts as my irons
    Pw is about 135 yards.
    50 is 130 on a max out but I normally play flighted shots. So my 50 half swing hits at my full 56, which at a half swing hits the 62 full swing. Flights are different but since matching up my wedge chart has really made me quite good into greens.

  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles Members Posts: 393 ✭✭✭✭

    J15cb pw
    Epon 50 55 60

    Taylormade m5 9 ad gp 7x
    Epon af901 19 modus 120
    Nike vapor pro combo 3 iron
    Epon af 503 4-w modus 120s
    Epon tour 50 55 60 modus w
    Epon i33 rose gold putter
  • siegs07siegs07 Members Posts: 73 ✭✭

    Set PW:125-150 3/4 to full swings
    52: 100-125 3/4 to full swings, and any sub 100 low running pitches
    58: 110 and down, including almost all approaches I want coming in with some height and stopping, and 95% of shots around the green

    Taylormade M5 Driver
    Cobra King F9 Tour 4w
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 3i
    Mizuno MP-18 SC 4-PW
    Mizuno T7 52* and 58*
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport
  • OldCussOldCuss South CarolinaMembers Posts: 17 ✭✭

    Set 49-12, Glide 2.0 54-14, 58-14, and SM6 62-8. The 58 in sand if need be, and it and the 62 for touch and flops. The 54 for sand, and it and the 49 mainly for length. Currently playing rounds with seven clubs, which I use the set 44-12 and Glide 2.0 54-14.

    If I go to Glide 3.0s, likely will stay with a 54-14 and change to a 58-6 or 60-6, then drop the 62.

    Norm OldCuss Bryan

  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,902 mod

    @ClevelandKyle said:
    If you had to carry two wedges for the rest of your life, what would they be (degree, make, model) and why?

    PW and 56 is all I need to get the job done!

    WITB - Cobra, Taylormade & Titleist
    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
    Handicap:  3

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