Who plays a 64 degree wedge?

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  • jl3424jl3424 Posts: 94
    i have a 64 PM grind that is a lot of fun to mess around with on the practice green, but it's never made it into my bag for a round
  • HarrisonBBHarrisonBB Members Posts: 14
    Love my 64* PM Wedge. It's great from 50 yards in. Lots of control.
  • NorbooNorboo Members Posts: 2,212 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:


    anytime these threads come up (or the "do you use a 60" threads too) people always say they can do the same stuff with a lesser lofted club that they could do with a 60 or 64. But really, you can't. Sure you can open up the face of a 60 and make it play like 64, but you can open up a 64 and make it play like 68. You can't do that with a 60.



    IMO you really need to be confident with your other 13 clubs to play one. Sometimes having one is incredibly useful, if you play on crazy fast greens or have hard sand deep bunkers surrounding a lot of greens. I've hit shots with a 64 i absolutely would have had no chance to hit with anything else. But these come up maybe once every 3-4 rounds. It's just not worth it unless you short side yourself a lot, or play on heavily bunkered courses with tiny quick greens etc...



    currently i don't use one....and i actually like the 64 wedge a lot. Just don't really need it enough




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  • NorbooNorboo Members Posts: 2,212 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:


    anytime these threads come up (or the "do you use a 60" threads too) people always say they can do the same stuff with a lesser lofted club that they could do with a 60 or 64. But really, you can't. Sure you can open up the face of a 60 and make it play like 64, but you can open up a 64 and make it play like 68. You can't do that with a 60.



    IMO you really need to be confident with your other 13 clubs to play one. Sometimes having one is incredibly useful, if you play on crazy fast greens or have hard sand deep bunkers surrounding a lot of greens. I've hit shots with a 64 i absolutely would have had no chance to hit with anything else. But these come up maybe once every 3-4 rounds. It's just not worth it unless you short side yourself a lot, or play on heavily bunkered courses with tiny quick greens etc...



    currently i don't use one....and i actually like the 64 wedge a lot. Just don't really need it enough




    I play PW, 50 and 58. I have tried 64 and have 60, but they launch way to high for me to control. For my wedge swing, 58 is optimal and I can do anything that a 60/64 can do with a 58. Short game is the strongest part of my game.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
    Fairway Wood: Tour Edge EX10 Beta 4 wood GD Tour AD F
    Hybrid: Ping G400 3 & 5
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    Wedge: Cleveland CBX 50, 58
    Putter: Honma CB8055 since 1989
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members Posts: 5,597 ✭✭
    Norboo wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:


    anytime these threads come up (or the "do you use a 60" threads too) people always say they can do the same stuff with a lesser lofted club that they could do with a 60 or 64. But really, you can't. Sure you can open up the face of a 60 and make it play like 64, but you can open up a 64 and make it play like 68. You can't do that with a 60.



    IMO you really need to be confident with your other 13 clubs to play one. Sometimes having one is incredibly useful, if you play on crazy fast greens or have hard sand deep bunkers surrounding a lot of greens. I've hit shots with a 64 i absolutely would have had no chance to hit with anything else. But these come up maybe once every 3-4 rounds. It's just not worth it unless you short side yourself a lot, or play on heavily bunkered courses with tiny quick greens etc...



    currently i don't use one....and i actually like the 64 wedge a lot. Just don't really need it enough




    I play PW, 50 and 58. I have tried 64 and have 60, but they launch way to high for me to control. For my wedge swing, 58 is optimal and I can do anything that a 60/64 can do with a 58. Short game is the strongest part of my game.




    I'm the exact opposite, I launch everything super low. I only carry a 60* but I bet a 64* for me would play the same as a 58* for you. Short game is the strongest part of my game as well.
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  • emechlingemechling Members Posts: 325 ✭✭
    I feel like it is a club that has plenty of uses. I play a older, shorter course with elevated and plateau greens and a 64 is very helpful! I even like it from the 80 yards and in approach shots. It is a shame that Vokey doesn't have a standard 64* offering. But lucky for me I have a brand new back up SM4!



    The bigger question is, IF you value the 64*, you have to know where the other GAP will be. Depending on the course, I will rotate 1 of 3 other clubs. 3wood, Driving Iron or 3iron. I find that the concern in the 240-215 range is worth adding the 64*.
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  • getair23getair23 Members Posts: 1,925 ✭✭
    I'm surprised, with the length of most of the guys on WRX, that the 64* isn't more standard issue.
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  • NorbooNorboo Members Posts: 2,212 ✭✭
    getair23 wrote:


    I'm surprised, with the length of most of the guys on WRX, that the 64* isn't more standard issue.




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  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83 Members Posts: 15,316 ✭✭
    I dropped my 4 iron and 5 wood for an epic 3 hybird and 64 wedge.



    I have a lot of shots 80-90 into greens, so I thought this wold be the prefect club for that yardage.



    So far so good.. my only problem, which really aint one is deciding 58 or 64 around the green. The 64 really gets the ball in the air and stops quickly so if Im off on my spot then its short.



    58 obviously runs out a bit more.



    Other than that Im really loving it on full shots and more!
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  • cradd10cradd10 Members Posts: 1,282 ✭✭
    Still have the OG Mack daddy 64. Loved the club, but got into tournament golf and needed a 3iron. Recently picked up a PM 64 and the jury is still out. Need some more practice time. Could make the bag on 6500 yard courses. Need to dial in the distance though
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  • NorthMNgolferNorthMNgolfer ClubWRX Posts: 301
    I have a Vokey 62* SM6 bent to a 64* and have loved it all season. I always have a 64 or 62 in the bag. Our home course has small greens and if you miss to the sides or back the up and downs are much easier for me with this set-up.
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  • bobfosterbobfoster Best Sport on Earth. Ever. Posts: 2,385 ✭✭
    Norboo wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:


    anytime these threads come up (or the "do you use a 60" threads too) people always say they can do the same stuff with a lesser lofted club that they could do with a 60 or 64. But really, you can't. Sure you can open up the face of a 60 and make it play like 64, but you can open up a 64 and make it play like 68. You can't do that with a 60.



    IMO you really need to be confident with your other 13 clubs to play one. Sometimes having one is incredibly useful, if you play on crazy fast greens or have hard sand deep bunkers surrounding a lot of greens. I've hit shots with a 64 i absolutely would have had no chance to hit with anything else. But these come up maybe once every 3-4 rounds. It's just not worth it unless you short side yourself a lot, or play on heavily bunkered courses with tiny quick greens etc...



    currently i don't use one....and i actually like the 64 wedge a lot. Just don't really need it enough




    I play PW, 50 and 58. I have tried 64 and have 60, but they launch way to high for me to control. For my wedge swing, 58 is optimal and I can do anything that a 60/64 can do with a 58. Short game is the strongest part of my game.




    Me too. 58* can do anything I need.
  • Kenneth K.Kenneth K. Members Posts: 4
    Love my 64. It's almost mandatory if you play slopey courses with small greens and tend to short side yourself. It lets me make more aggressive swings on bad lies around the greens as well.



    I would never hot full shots with it though... without perfect contact the ball climbs up the face quickly!
  • ZurbZurb Smell the Glove Posts: 224
    I bagged a RTX 2 64-degree wedge for about a year. The thing cost me more strokes than it saved. I just don't see the need to add this club to the bag as it's so situational. For those who struggle with distance control with wedges, then I understand the want to bag one. Around the greens, when playing the bounce of the club, the trajectory is too high. On pinch-chips, the club feels pointless because I want more roll. This is my personal preference. a 52 and 58 is all I need now.
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,173 ✭✭
    I played one for a couple years. I'm pretty sure it's still in the bottom of the pond on hole 6 at my home course
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  • mister2coolmister2cool Members Posts: 3,687 ✭✭
    I have played 52/58/64 for a number of years now.. current one is nothing fancy, just an old rusty Cali X-Tour with 9* bounce. The 64 has always been there only for emergencies when I absolutely have to hit one going straight up and down. Didn't want myself to get in the habit of chipping with it so I actually keep a cover on it.
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  • SavageCySavageCy Members Posts: 133 ✭✭
    Phil. Anyone else using one only wishes they were Phil. Common folk don't need anything above 60* IMO
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  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    Played 64 col of times.....



    Now moving to 54,58,62 setup



    After playing trad setups forever...



    Prolly bend PW weaker and possibly 9 and 8 iron
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,992 ClubWRX
    If the rules were changed to allow for 15 clubs, I'd put a 64 in the bag immediately afterwards. As it stands right now, however, I'm just not long enough to take the hit elsewhere in the bag. But I really like messing around with a 64.
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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,173 ✭✭
    I have a 64* in my collection of eight Cleveland CG14 wedges.



    I don't use a 64*, but I strongly encourage all my opponents to use one!
    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.
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,608 ✭✭
    I'm going to add a 64 degree Hi Toe to the bag for when I have delicate shots around the green. There is no way I could be effective making a full swing with that much loft.
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    It’s not for full swings. Just when I need to pitch over something but spin and stop. My 58* would roll for miles on a 20yd pitch. I know I can open it up, but then it never goes to target or thins.



    I also use the 64* for downhill chips and short sided bunkers. The 58* gets used for ever other “normal” pitch, chip, and bunker. Then it’s straight to a PW/9i for bump/runs.
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    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
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  • I play a 64° PM grind once the course firms up. My home club has some of the smallest greens in the Chicago area. It's a must for me when the greens are firm and fast for chips, bunker and flops.
  • andrueandrue Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    I have a Graphite Callaway 64' Sureout. I bought it to compensate for poor chipping and pitching skills. It lets me get to within 80 yards of the pin and still make a full swing. Probably goes further vertically than it does horizontally image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> It's also extremely good out of bunkers which is what it's intended for. No need to open the face. Just do a full swing and be sure to hit the sand first.



    It did take me a few swings to get to grips with it despite me already being proficient with a 60 degree but it's now my favourite club. It hardly ever lets me down although on soggy ground I have to be more careful to hit the ball first. It's been known to slide right underneath and leave the ball sitting on a divot in roughly the same place image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • jaffabelljaffabell Members Posts: 62
    cb24 wrote:
    I play a 64 and its my money club. I get about 100 yds out of it and can great workability, I honestly wouldnt want to play without it


    You must play in some heat to get 100 yards out of a 64! Or you must crazy deloft at impact?
  • KarstenKKarstenK Hey Chopper, what you hitting there? Members Posts: 1,250 ✭✭
    jll62 wrote:


    If the rules were changed to allow for 15 clubs, I'd put a 64 in the bag immediately afterwards. As it stands right now, however, I'm just not long enough to take the hit elsewhere in the bag. But I really like messing around with a 64.


    my thoughts exactly
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  • BForresterBForrester Unregistered Posts: 1,261
    edited Feb 16, 2018 #88
    1tondriver wrote:


    Would be a waste of space in my bag. I can do everything with my 60* that I could with a 64*. Jmho




    I agree with this and will take it one step further...I could do pretty much anything with a 56 that I could do with a 60, except I actually trust a 56 on full swings.



    A 64 is such a specialized club. It just doesn't seem that it offers enough versatility to the 99% of the golfing public that aren't wizards with a wedge.
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  • reider69reider69 Members Posts: 611 ✭✭
    I don't like the look of an open face. I want a neutral face with all my wedges. Playing flop shots from off the green with the 64 puts me closer to hole than a chip most times.
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  • thug the bunnythug the bunny Members Posts: 6,140 ✭✭
    I use my 60* pretty well and I'm comfortable with it, but it took a bunch of years. If I consider a 64* I just think of trying to lop of a bunch of chin hairs with a straight razor with a swinging start...
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,668 ClubWRX
    Just started carrying one. Our bunkers are deep!
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