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Wedge and bounce opinions

 fullio21 ·  
fullio21fullio21 Members  9WRX Points: 19Handicap: 15Posts: 9 Bunkers
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Hey, All. Noob here when it comes to wedges, so any input is welcome. I've decided it's time to replace my wedges (Ping Tour-W 52/12 and 56/10 both black dot) and upon doing some research, I feel like I've opened a can of worms with regard to bounce.

I am looking to go with a 50 and 54 degree set up because there's too much of a gap between my W and 52 degree. I am very much a picker and rarely make a divot. Also, I'm a relatively fairweather golfer and won't play in the rain if I can help it. Lastly, I primarily use my 52 for 100 yards and in as well as around the green, unless I don't have much green to work with. In that case, I'll break out the 56 as well as for sand shots.

So with that, any ideas with regard to bounce? Should I stick with the 12 for my 50 and 10 with my 54?

Much appreciated.



  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers  555WRX Points: 342Handicap: 5-25Posts: 555 Golden Tee
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    You'll be fine with lower bounce in your GW for sure being a picker/fair weather golfer. Mid bounce in SW will be fine unless you have deep/fluffy sand and very thick rough around the greens. Next rabbit hole will be grinds, but don't over think that.


    Ping Traverse or Hoofer:
    Driver - G410 Plus 9* w/ Tour 65X
    Woods - Mavrik SZ 4wd w/ Atmos Blk 7X
    Hybrids/DI - G410 20* w/ Tour 85X
    Irons - iBlades 4-P w/ DG TI S400s
    Wedges - Glide 2.0 50/54/58 w/ DG TI S400
    Putter - Tank Cruiser V-Line 35"

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  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  811WRX Points: 221Handicap: 11Posts: 811 Golden Tee
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    I’d stick with the 56° and just bump up the gap to 50°. No need to change the trajectory & spin around the green that you’re used to. Flopping a 54° short sided or out of a steep bunker...rarely ends well for recreational golfers like us. If you’re dead set on 4° gaps, go 50-54 add a 58° for those terminal situations.

    If you’re going back to Ping, the Glide 2.0 Stealth is a great choice. Go with the standard sole (SS), both 50 & 56 have 12° bounce; unless you have a strong determination that the ES or WS soles are better for the specific shots you like to play. Other wedge brands impart more spin, but Ping wins on consistency.


    Late Summer 2020 WITB

    Ping G400 10.5° 1W Elements Chrome 6F4

    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15° 3W HZRDUS Smoke 70

    Callaway Rogue 19° 5W EvenFlow Blue 75

    Ping G400 22° 4Hy NV 2KXV Green 85H

    Ping i200 5i-UW AWT 2.0

    Cleveland Zipcore 56.10 Mid 56.06 Low (testing)

    ******* CW2 CS Putter

  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13971WRX Points: 1,531Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,971 Titanium Tees
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    Your wedges are fine all around wedges. Don’t overthink it. Coming from someone who has dedicated a lot of time and study to all things short game extremes rarely work for long. Unless you have extreme tendencies or play in extreme conditions.

    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • ethan380ethan380 Members  80WRX Points: 13Posts: 80 Fairways
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    Grinds are hard to determine since they're so personal. But the recommendations for bounces sound about right.

  • fullio21fullio21 Members  9WRX Points: 19Handicap: 15Posts: 9 Bunkers
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    Thanks for everybody's insight and opinion. It's such a can of worms and it's not like I've ever been accused of over-thinking things. So, this has been very helpful and I'll certainly look into the newer Pings.


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