3 wedge 46/52/58

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anyone have experience with this set up it would be fun to try
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Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
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  • HubijerkHubijerk Members  837WRX Points: 144Posts: 837 Golden Tee
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    I tried it, but im more comfortable with 46,50,54,58... distance gapping wasnt as much a problem as was lack a of pitching and chipping options.. the more lofts do help with distance gapping too and spin control but too many times with 52,58 i wish i had a 54 or 56 for medium length chips or pitches with some green to cover.
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  • Egan101Egan101 Members  1250WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,250 Bunkers
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    Played a similar setup for a long time. It works great for me. Just moved to a new setup (46-54-60) but it functions the same as 46-52-58.
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  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh DallasClubWRX  3956WRX Points: 198Posts: 3,956 ClubWRX
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    I have this now and have for most of my golf life. I'm really comfortable with most shots 100 yards and in with my 58° (considering normal wind conditions) and haven't had any gapping problems.
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  • BubbtubbsBubbtubbs Members  571WRX Points: 145Handicap: 7Posts: 571 Golden Tee
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    I do 48/54/60 and it suits me just fine.



    Most of the time chipping I'm using the 6/8/10 method, and I grew up doing part swings with a 9i or 7i to get pitch distances.
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  • STPBMWSTPBMW Members  587WRX Points: 85Posts: 587 Golden Tee
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    Yes that's the setup I used last season and it was the best gapping decision I've made. I learned to hit all the shots with the 58 which made me a better wedge player.



    In true WRX fashion I've added a 50, 56, 60, 64 this offseason for options to go along with the 52 and 58. No idea what setup I'll go with. But the backup bag will surely be well stocked.
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  • benclabbenclab golfn702 Members  1644WRX Points: 121Posts: 1,644 Platinum Tees
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    I've been doing that for years. I tried 4 wedges and it doesn't mix with me. Wedge play is my strength and I struggled. Too many options in my opinion. 3 wedges just makes it all simpler.
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    Egan101 wrote:


    Played a similar setup for a long time. It works great for me. Just moved to a new setup (46-54-60) but it functions the same as 46-52-58.
    46-54 thats quite the gap, I assume you are quite good at controlling your PW.



    I was just thinking that half swings with the 46/52/58 would gap well with the full shorts
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    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
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  • adam2883adam2883 Members  332WRX Points: 69Handicap: +3Posts: 332 Greens
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    Have used the 46-52-58 set up since 2006. Use to play the 48-52-56-60 but then put in a hybrid so something had to give. I have no problems with gapping, I can stretch the 58 to 100yds when needed or also hit soft 52's 95-100yds all the way up to 120, just depends on what I'm feeling. As stated above, I think to many wedges can be overkill, not to mention the different types of shots you can learn to hit with fewer clubs.
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    I think it would take some getting used to thats for sure but it could work for me. im not sure what club I would add to the top of my bag though, possibly a 3 hybrid for long approach shots or a high launching 5 wood
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    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • manima1manima1 ChicagoMembers  804WRX Points: 156Handicap: 9.8Posts: 804 Golden Tee
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    46-52-60 here and no issues. I don't hit full shots with the lob wedge anyways, so gapping is not a problem from 52-60. From 90-100, I'm not hitting a full lob wedge, I'm hitting a 10 o'clock backswing 52 and it will flight with plenty of trajectory and bite for almost any pin. I find it much easier to control distance with less loft than with a lob wedge in that 80-115 range.



    I don't understand how gapping issues can be a problem for some. Anyone that employs a 9 o'clock / 10 o'clock / Full swing method of pitching should have plenty of overlap in distances with a 3 wedge setup that will give you a variety of flight options for any shot. My 52 is my go-to pitching machine, but I have options with the 46 and 60 depending on the shot and conditions.
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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington OntarioMembers  883WRX Points: 179Handicap: 4.9Posts: 883 Golden Tee
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    I've contemplated this setup many times. My main reason is that around the greens I go with my lob wedge if I need height, and my sand wedge if I want to bump and run. The gap wedge is the least used club in my bag because of my sand and lob wedge comfort. However, I can't just take my gap wedge out as I won't have a 115-120 club. It sucks, but no one said golf was fair.
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  • texasvolfantexasvolfan Members  89WRX Points: 1Posts: 89 Bunkers
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    I played 46-52-58 setup for years, and really liked it when it came to around the greens. I would normally just do everything with my 58 and was quiet happy with that, took a lot of the guess work and overthinking out of it for me.



    But I just switched to 46-50-54-58 this year and I like it for any full shot. Still mainly use the 58 around the greens, but I had always struggled with distance with the 3 wedge setup on full shots. I find myself reaching for my 54 a lot more than I would reach for my 3 iron throughout a round.
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    45-50-55-60 for me and I use my 55 for almost anything 80 yards in. 60 is mostly bunkers and situations where maybe I am short sided and need some stop
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  • bullsfanbullsfan Members  494WRX Points: 82Posts: 494 Greens
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    I play 46-54-60. Been that way for years. I may sometimes throw a 50 gap if I drop my 3i, depends on conditions or course though.
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  • Sir edward of putternutSir edward of putternut DARTH SMUG Members  1370WRX Points: 96Posts: 1,370 Platinum Tees
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    46-51-56-60 here
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  • jasonp87jasonp87 Members  2142WRX Points: 98Posts: 2,142 Platinum Tees
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    46 52 59

    Soon to be 47 53 59.



    I used to use 46 52 56 60 and 46 50 54 58



    With 4 wedge setups often times one wedge almost never got used.
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    I like 4º increments. I find that is what works best for me.
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  • eldog-in-the-hizouseeldog-in-the-hizouse Members  968WRX Points: 98Handicap: +2.3Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    I've used 46 / 52 / 58 for 10-ish years. No gapping issues for me. I don't like to swing hard at wedges, and growing up in the Kansas wind you have to learn to play knock-down and partial shots with wedges anyway.
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  • KING246KING246 Members  287WRX Points: 31Handicap: 3Posts: 287 Greens
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    I just went from 46,52,56,60 to 46,54,58 and I don't mind it at all. The only reason I did was to make some room for a hybrid or driving iron. Still haven't bought so I've been playing with 13 clubs for a year now.
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members  10318WRX Points: 3,527Handicap: 8Posts: 10,318 Titanium Tees
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    i played this exact set up for a long time. then i have tried to adjust all my club gap to spread out my iron set. What i really really want is a 8 iron set from 20 degrees to 49 degrees in the pitching wedge. then 54 and 60 degree wedges. that opens a slot for something else.
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  • RH82RH82 Alberta, CanadaMembers  2353WRX Points: 241Posts: 2,353 Platinum Tees
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    Tried to like this setup but hated the 58*. Much preferred the 56*, especially around the green. I always felt like I was trying to step on the 58* for approach shots.
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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2211WRX Points: 304Handicap: 7Posts: 2,211 Platinum Tees
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    51/55/60



    Doesn’t really matter what lofts they are. Start with pitching wedge and work back to get consistent gapping distances.
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    51/55/60



    Doesn’t really matter what lofts they are. Start with pitching wedge and work back to get consistent gapping distances.
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  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1415WRX Points: 401Handicap: 1Posts: 1,415 Platinum Tees
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    I've used 46/53/60 for the past 2 years...worked fantastic. covers 120/105/80. Thought about carrying four wedges but if you get comfortable with the 85% shots of each, you really don't want to mess it up by adding a 4th wedge, which would require adjusting at least 1 if not more of the other wedges.



    the hardest thing was finding out what bounces I needed. Took buying about 20 wedges but I now know! haha.
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  • DoyouevenbladeDoyouevenblade Members  250WRX Points: 110Posts: 250 Greens
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    Took the plunge on this setup yesterday. Going from 46/50/54/58 to 46/52/58.



    I use the 58 for most of shots 60-70yrds in unless its a bump and run so the 50/54 we only really covering a set distance. I started hitting a knock down PW last season that really took away the need for the 50 as well.
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  • easylittle5woodeasylittle5wood Members  1353WRX Points: 206Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    This is my favorite wedge setup. I like playing a matching PW first and foremost and I find 2 wedges to work well for me. More than that gets somewhat confusing. The 52 works from any tight lies plus some fuller shots from the fairway. I find the 58* alot easier to hit than a 60, and with that much loft you have plenty of versatility from thicker grass, sand, less green to work with etc.
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  • manima1manima1 ChicagoMembers  804WRX Points: 156Handicap: 9.8Posts: 804 Golden Tee
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    Seems like most with this 46/52/58ish setup are using their lob wedge from the 60-80 yard range.



    While I can be effective from that range with the 60, I find the 52 to be much more consistent.



    So much easier to mishit the 60 in my opinion. With the 52 I can get more of the clubface on the ball and find that distance control is better.



    On the soft bent-grass greens I play, stopping the ball quickly is not a problem.



    Am I an outlier or do others take a similar approach (no pun intended)?



    EDIT: I have found on golf trips in the south, playing on firm/quick bermuda greens, I can really struggle to stop it using the 52 from this range and pull the 60 more often. So I can understand if you are used to playing these type of greens and think I'm nuts.
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  • Aaronwilson_95Aaronwilson_95 Members  926WRX Points: 125Posts: 926 Golden Tee
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    IMO going 48,54-55-58 may be more versatile in the long run with sub 100 yard shots if you are comfortable with your 48&9 iron
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    I played 46-52-58 setup for years, and really liked it when it came to around the greens. I would normally just do everything with my 58 and was quiet happy with that, took a lot of the guess work and overthinking out of it for me.



    But I just switched to 46-50-54-58 this year and I like it for any full shot. Still mainly use the 58 around the greens, but I had always struggled with distance with the 3 wedge setup on full shots. I find myself reaching for my 54 a lot more than I would reach for my 3 iron throughout a round.
    I am going back this direction myself, I don't play much anymore and when I do it's with family from tees more forward than I should be playing and I hit alot more wedges than long irons. Not playing much also makes the partial wedges tougher to dial in.
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  • Egan101Egan101 Members  1250WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,250 Bunkers
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    FirePro wrote:

    Egan101 wrote:


    Played a similar setup for a long time. It works great for me. Just moved to a new setup (46-54-60) but it functions the same as 46-52-58.
    46-54 thats quite the gap, I assume you are quite good at controlling your PW.



    I was just thinking that half swings with the 46/52/58 would gap well with the full shorts




    If your iron set offers a good amount of workability, the PW that comes along with it can be used for a good number of shots like the usual wedge.
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