Who plays a 64 degree wedge?

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  • JsjonesJsjones Members Posts: 948
    setter02 wrote:


    I just picked up one to try out again, haven't had anything higher than 58* in about 6 years. Course I joined this year isn't that long in 6500ish yards, so can likely drop my 5/6 iron for a wedge as I doubt I will be using either iron very often. 4i I use off the tee, so will stick around.


    Did you ever use it for full shots or was it just around the green shots? i'm wanting to make a decision when i get it the efficiency of hitting full shots with it.
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  • setter02setter02 Domesticated Domicile Attendant. aka. House Husband Banned Posts: 2,617
    Jsjones wrote:

    setter02 wrote:


    I just picked up one to try out again, haven't had anything higher than 58* in about 6 years. Course I joined this year isn't that long in 6500ish yards, so can likely drop my 5/6 iron for a wedge as I doubt I will be using either iron very often. 4i I use off the tee, so will stick around.


    Did you ever use it for full shots or was it just around the green shots? i'm wanting to make a decision when i get it the efficiency of hitting full shots with it.




    When I first had it, it was for short sided shots around the green, full shots to me seem silly as **** unless its the most tucked pin with super fast greens to try and stop the ball fast.



    This one I haven't hit yet as we're just now getting a stretch of good weather, and I just picked it up yesterday, but will be a 40 yard and in club and I very much doubt anything further out.
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  • JsjonesJsjones Members Posts: 948
    setter02 wrote:

    Jsjones wrote:

    setter02 wrote:


    I just picked up one to try out again, haven't had anything higher than 58* in about 6 years. Course I joined this year isn't that long in 6500ish yards, so can likely drop my 5/6 iron for a wedge as I doubt I will be using either iron very often. 4i I use off the tee, so will stick around.


    Did you ever use it for full shots or was it just around the green shots? i'm wanting to make a decision when i get it the efficiency of hitting full shots with it.


    When I first had it, it was for short sided shots around the green, full shots to me seem silly as **** unless its the most tucked pin with super fast greens to try and stop the ball fast.



    This one I haven't hit yet as we're just now getting a stretch of good weather, and I just picked it up yesterday, but will be a 40 yard and in club and I very much doubt anything further out.




    I think 50 is a max number I'm looking at, I think it'll be a pretty good little experiment. Just take some time with practice.
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  • mspeedpikamspeedpika Members Posts: 1,057 ✭✭
    I had a callaway xforged 64 for a few years but unless you really practice with it on the course or at a practice area its just a waste. I was playing a 52,58,64 switched to a 52,56,60 and do not miss it at all.
  • JsjonesJsjones Members Posts: 948
    mspeedpika wrote:


    I had a callaway xforged 64 for a few years but unless you really practice with it on the course or at a practice area its just a waste. I was playing a 52,58,64 switched to a 52,56,60 and do not miss it at all.




    That is going to theoretically be my setup. I think mainly just going to practice with it, may take a few weeks to a month to actually make the bag. Fun experiment if nothing else.
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  • dlamdlam Members Posts: 2,003
    edited Apr 28, 2016 #37
    Bought a 64 mack daddy this winter and took it out today for first time on the course and it was money$$$.

    Flop shots were very easy around the green and didnt need to open the face compared to my 60 for really elevated flops over high side hills around the green.

    This made aligment realy easy as the whole clubface was essentially the "bounce"
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  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Members Posts: 5,355 ✭✭
    I had a 60 that I bent to 63. I used it everywhere, including the fringe (yeah, stupid, but fun). I had to practice constantly with it to maintain enough sense of how hard I had to hit it.
  • bob1shbob1sh Members Posts: 460
    Have the PM as well. Love it but hardly ever use it or bag it for that matter. There's really nothing I can't do with my Engage 60 TS. Definitely a badass club though lol
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  • JsjonesJsjones Members Posts: 948
    My experiment is coming along well so far. The combo of rough/quick greens that I play on have made the club beneficial to me. Really fun to pull out of the bag too ha
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  • carn9698carn9698 carn9698 Members Posts: 3,255
    People who cannot open the face of a 58 and take it away too much on the inside. Those guys.
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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,812 ✭✭
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  • Bmac1982Bmac1982 Members Posts: 104
    my 64 is the emergency use only club for those impossible lies around the green. Might use it once a round but always saves me the par
  • SpoonSpoon Members Posts: 2,325 ✭✭
    I USED to have a miura 64k. it gave me more problems than any other club.

    i had too much self doubt when using it so i dropped it all together. i have more success

    with a 60** which is plenty of loft provided you know how to use it properly.
  • BurglarBurglar J-Tibs! Members Posts: 164
    I 3/4 swung an SM5 62* in the PGA Superstore and hit the ceiling.
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  • SwingBladeSwingBlade SoCalMembers Posts: 871 ✭✭
    edited Apr 29, 2016 #46
    One of my most favorite clubs ever is my Vokey SM2 64. It can do almost everything inside of 60 yards.



    Everyone needs a 58 or a 60 no matter how much they might proclaim otherwise. Hardly zero pros at any level don't carry one of those clubs. All of the top ten wedge players on the PGA Tour carry them. 1/2 carry a 60 and 1/2 carry a 58. Those with the 60's use 4 wedges and those with the 58's use 3 wedges.



    Some are starting to carry a 62 instead of a 58 or a 60 and a few often add a 64 to the 58/60 for short sided domed super fast greens or maybe really deep bunkers. A few like Phil just love those 64's. Augusta cries out for a 64.



    But, the 60 takes patience and practice and a rock steady body and head until you get really good with it. Double that for the 64. You have to use it often and be relaxed and steady.



    Folks that say they can do everything with a 56 that they can do with a 60 are just flat out unwilling to learn to hit one. Otherwise, they know something the pros don't know and really need to write a book or become the next Dave Pelz. The same goes for a 64. Phil would likely carry two drivers all the time if someone could show him how to get the 60 & 64 out of his bag. Actually, I think a lot more pros and really good players would carry a 64 if it wasn't for the 14 club limit. There are just short sided situations and deep bunkers where a well struck 64 makes a tricky or difficult shot much easier. But, it takes quite awhile to learn how not to get bit by a 64.



    I'm going to probably get the new Vokey WW 64 or a Miura 64 because my SM2 64 is just too old and I can't really use it in a tournament. For me there are three clubs that can rotate in & out depending on the course and my current skill level. The 4 iron, the 7W, and the 64W are the clubs that are situationally rotatable.



    And yes, the 64 ate my lunch for the first 6-9 months I had it. Then it just become an amazing tool that was actually quite easy to rely on. But, yes, any high lofted low bounce wedge will sometimes bite its owner in a moment of carelessness. Just ask Jordan about his 60 L wedge. But then everyone also gets bit by their drivers and long irons occasionally. It's just gonna happen.
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  • joshfisherjoshfisher Members Posts: 1,505 ✭✭
    64 pm grind black modus 120x(may be swapping in a modus 125) E6 Swingweight. Right now wedge setup ia 46 and 52 md3 black, 58 and 64 pm grind black all with modus 120, all at 37.75 and 1 flat.
  • Dan42nepaDan42nepa Members Posts: 458
    I found a LH Spaulding Dynamiter which I believe is 62. I has hardly any bounce and looks great for picking the ball clean off tight lies. I gave it to my friend as I am RH
  • kmbeankmbean Members Posts: 918 ✭✭
    I love my PM wedges 64 with the black finish en route to me.
  • cavemeistercavemeister Members Posts: 1,125 ✭✭
    Jsjones wrote:

    setter02 wrote:


    I just picked up one to try out again, haven't had anything higher than 58* in about 6 years. Course I joined this year isn't that long in 6500ish yards, so can likely drop my 5/6 iron for a wedge as I doubt I will be using either iron very often. 4i I use off the tee, so will stick around.


    Did you ever use it for full shots or was it just around the green shots? I'm wanting to make a decision when i get it the efficiency of hitting full shots with it.
    I was always a pretty long hitter so often had those weird 75 or 65 or 55 yard shots. A full shot goes 76 yards with the 64, a full shot choked up to the bottom of grip goes 65, and gripping down and taking a little off goes 55. solved all those problems. Only problem is if you ever hit it thin, you go from a birdie possibility to bogie pretty quick...
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  • CorkinCorkin Members Posts: 39
    I used to have one last year, Didn't use it often enough to make it viable, now have 50/54/58 which i'm more than happy with. Might grab a 60 sometime, saying that i used to hit full with 64 around the green when the pin was above me to try stop it pin height with little roll.
  • KjBowenKjBowen Rhode IslandMembers Posts: 5,163 ✭✭
    I was just re-reading this thread as I love a 64* Wedge.



    One of the explanations I heard over and over was "if I am playing on a short course" I'll throw one in.



    IMO.. this is completely back wards



    Wouldn't you hit more greens on a short course and miss more greens on a long course?

    The 64* is for when you miss greens.



    Just don't understand that logic
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,768 ✭✭
    KjBowen wrote:


    I was just re-reading this thread as I love a 64* Wedge.



    One of the explanations I heard over and over was "if I am playing on a short course" I'll throw one in.



    IMO.. this is completely back wards



    Wouldn't you hit more greens on a short course and miss more greens on a long course?

    The 64* is for when you miss greens.



    Just don't understand that logic




    They're talking about driving it too close to a Par 4 green to hit a full 60-degree wedge for their approach.



    One usage of a 64 is to avoid hitting a less than full 60-degree, in other words.



    Hard for me to imagine but that's that!
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members Posts: 5,597 ✭✭
    KjBowen wrote:


    I was just re-reading this thread as I love a 64* Wedge.



    One of the explanations I heard over and over was "if I am playing on a short course" I'll throw one in.



    IMO.. this is completely back wards



    Wouldn't you hit more greens on a short course and miss more greens on a long course?

    The 64* is for when you miss greens.



    Just don't understand that logic




    My guess is those are people who don't carry the 64 often. It is easier to drop a club if you won't need as many at the top end of your bag. If your comfortable with the 64 I'm not sure why length of course matters at all, wouldn't it already have a spot in the bag?
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  • KjBowenKjBowen Rhode IslandMembers Posts: 5,163 ✭✭

    KjBowen wrote:


    I was just re-reading this thread as I love a 64* Wedge.



    One of the explanations I heard over and over was "if I am playing on a short course" I'll throw one in.



    IMO.. this is completely back wards



    Wouldn't you hit more greens on a short course and miss more greens on a long course?

    The 64* is for when you miss greens.



    Just don't understand that logic




    They're talking about driving it too close to a Par 4 green to hit a full 60-degree wedge for their approach.



    One usage of a 64 is to avoid hitting a less than full 60-degree, in other words.



    Hard for me to imagine but that's that!




    Well I can kinda buy that but imo hitting a full 64* is playing with Fire.



    Mine is used around the green only and after you practice with it and dial it in. It is a straight up weapon
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  • Judge440Judge440 Titleist will always have my heart. ClubWRX Posts: 2,070 ClubWRX
    I love the 64...the issue is I then use it too much and it gets me in trouble. I just can't have it in the bag I don't have the self control.
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members Posts: 5,597 ✭✭
    Judge440 wrote:


    I love the 64...the issue is I then use it too much and it gets me in trouble. I just can't have it in the bag I don't have the self control.




    So what's up with that 64 T you've got? I could find a home for that.... or let me know where you found that.
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  • Judge440Judge440 Titleist will always have my heart. ClubWRX Posts: 2,070 ClubWRX
    swizbeatz wrote:

    Judge440 wrote:


    I love the 64...the issue is I then use it too much and it gets me in trouble. I just can't have it in the bag I don't have the self control.




    So what's up with that 64 T you've got? I could find a home for that.... or let me know where you found that.




    I got that direct from Vokey some time ago. It was a limited release. It was sitting in my basement unused for some time and finally decided to extend it a half inch and take it out. I guess PM me if you want to try and take it from me. Used one round.
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  • yebritasyebritas Members Posts: 116
    i dont think an amateur player should have a 64... we can take a better advantage of adding a hybrid or another wood (that is just my opinion)
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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf Members Posts: 3,366 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    My set up is 45 PW, 51 GW, 57 SW, 64 LW.



    I mention this as I discovered a few things in my game



    1. I chip mostly with my 57 (and I am a lot better with it than a 60 as a go to club for around the green)

    2. the 64 for me is money for flops from the rough and almost ALL bunker shots. The faster you swing the more spin you get and my course has severely deep traps

    3. I use a 64 a lot more than I would an extra long iron or hybrid

    4. I stopped using the 64 for full shots from 80 yards. I've learned to love half and 3/4 shots with the 57.

    5. I only use it inside 40 yards for pitches and try to limit it to forced carry shots

    6. My 51 and 57 tvd's are CC .. so I like have a 64* vokey with aggressive grooves

    7. I hit a lot of wedges into par 4's and short greenside shots around par 5's where I almost always go for it in two




    I really like where your head is at here. I have a 45* PW and a 58* PM. Might do some bending and add another PM. Also have a 51* RAC ready to go.



    This is a very interesting set up, especially alternating between 57 and 64 in the short game.
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  • RosalesRosales Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    My 64 Callaway PM wedge is my favorite club in the bag!
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