Who plays a 64 degree wedge?

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,310 ✭✭
    BForrester wrote:

    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.




    And strangely enough it's that 99% of the golfers that could use the benefits of the 64* most.



    It's they who miss the ball in places only a 64* could get you out of - the better players leave themselves those shots much less often. image/dntknw.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':dntknw:' />

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  • hennesyhennesy Posts: 84 ✭✭
    I have had either a 62 or 64 in my bag for 10 years. Great from deep rough. Great for those of us who may struggle with opening up a 56/58 wedge. There is a period of adjustment, definitely better for players comfortable taking a divot. If you are a sweeper it likely won't be your favorite.
  • HoosierHacker89HoosierHacker89 Members Posts: 2,641 ✭✭
    i had one years ago. that thing was fun for touch shots around the greens, but i couldn't hit it out of my shadow distance wise. I had a 70* wedge once. that thing was crazy. it was the most fickle club i've ever owned. it was like hitting a baby blade in wedge form. i felt like the sweet spot was the size on a pencil eraser.
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members Posts: 5,597 ✭✭
    As others have said if I could carry 15 clubs the 64 would be the first addition. I have a 64T vokey from a year or two ago that is awesome, depending on tees im playing I’ll drop a hybrid for it at my home courses
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  • andrueandrue Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    BForrester wrote:
    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.
    I wouldn't class myself as a 'wizard' with a wedge. Heck at 22 handicap I'm not a wizard at any aspect of golf. But I know that a lot of people claim they would struggle with such a high loft and it puzzles me. When I told friends I was getting a 64 they warned me it'd be difficult to use even though they knew I had no problems with my 60. And to be fair it did take a couple of swings before I got to grips with it. But now..it's just a short club. My experience of clubs is that the difficulty of using them is inversely proportional to their loft and proportional to their shaft length. My 64 has the highest loft and shortest shaft and, yes, for me it's the easiest club to use.



    So..what is the problem that other golfers have with such a club? Why is it that so many other golfers (most of whom are without doubt better golfers than me) think they'd struggle to use it? The only reason I don't have something with more loft in my bag is that I have run out of slots. But given my struggles to use a 3h, if I could have another club it would be whatever comes after 64. 70? I'd love to be able to use a full swing from 70 yards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • thug the bunnythug the bunny Members Posts: 6,140 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:

    BForrester wrote:
    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.
    I wouldn't class myself as a 'wizard' with a wedge. Heck at 22 handicap I'm not a wizard at any aspect of golf. But I know that a lot of people claim they would struggle with such a high loft and it puzzles me. When I told friends I was getting a 64 they warned me it'd be difficult to use even though they knew I had no problems with my 60. And to be fair it did take a couple of swings before I got to grips with it. But now..it's just a short club. My experience of clubs is that the difficulty of using them is inversely proportional to their loft and proportional to their shaft length. My 64 has the highest loft and shortest shaft and, yes, for me it's the easiest club to use.



    So..what is the problem that other golfers have with such a club? Why is it that so many other golfers (most of whom are without doubt better golfers than me) think they'd struggle to use it? The only reason I don't have something with more loft in my bag is that I have run out of slots. But given my struggles to use a 3h, if I could have another club it would be whatever comes after 64. 70? I'd love to be able to use a full swing from 70 yards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Because if you consider the sweet spot to be a circle the size of a nickle, but then 'lean' that circle back so that it is 64* relative to upright, that circle is now a skinny little ellipse, and it becomes more likely to miss either high or low of the sweet spot. Think of if someone held a frisbee up in front of you at 90*, it would look round. Then if they tilted the frisbee away from you at 64* it would look more like a sliver or oval of red (it was a red frisbee).
  • andrueandrue Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    edited Feb 18, 2018 #98

    andrue wrote:

    BForrester wrote:
    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.
    I wouldn't class myself as a 'wizard' with a wedge. Heck at 22 handicap I'm not a wizard at any aspect of golf. But I know that a lot of people claim they would struggle with such a high loft and it puzzles me. When I told friends I was getting a 64 they warned me it'd be difficult to use even though they knew I had no problems with my 60. And to be fair it did take a couple of swings before I got to grips with it. But now..it's just a short club. My experience of clubs is that the difficulty of using them is inversely proportional to their loft and proportional to their shaft length. My 64 has the highest loft and shortest shaft and, yes, for me it's the easiest club to use.



    So..what is the problem that other golfers have with such a club? Why is it that so many other golfers (most of whom are without doubt better golfers than me) think they'd struggle to use it? The only reason I don't have something with more loft in my bag is that I have run out of slots. But given my struggles to use a 3h, if I could have another club it would be whatever comes after 64. 70? I'd love to be able to use a full swing from 70 yards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Because if you consider the sweet spot to be a circle the size of a nickle, but then 'lean' that circle back so that it is 64* relative to upright, that circle is now a skinny little ellipse, and it becomes more likely to miss either high or low of the sweet spot. Think of if someone held a frisbee up in front of you at 90*, it would look round. Then if they tilted the frisbee away from you at 64* it would look more like a sliver or oval of red (it was a red frisbee).
    Okay that makes sense. Odd though that it doesn't cause me any problems. My swing is still a work in progress but I've never had any problems with any of my wedges. It's my mid to long clubs that cause me problems. Put me within 120 yards of the green and I'll drop the ball within a couple of yards of the pin with PW, SW, 60 or 64 degree wedge. It's getting to within that 120 yards where the problems tend to happen image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,310 ✭✭
    andrue wrote:


    andrue wrote:

    BForrester wrote:
    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.
    I wouldn't class myself as a 'wizard' with a wedge. Heck at 22 handicap I'm not a wizard at any aspect of golf. But I know that a lot of people claim they would struggle with such a high loft and it puzzles me. When I told friends I was getting a 64 they warned me it'd be difficult to use even though they knew I had no problems with my 60. And to be fair it did take a couple of swings before I got to grips with it. But now..it's just a short club. My experience of clubs is that the difficulty of using them is inversely proportional to their loft and proportional to their shaft length. My 64 has the highest loft and shortest shaft and, yes, for me it's the easiest club to use.



    So..what is the problem that other golfers have with such a club? Why is it that so many other golfers (most of whom are without doubt better golfers than me) think they'd struggle to use it? The only reason I don't have something with more loft in my bag is that I have run out of slots. But given my struggles to use a 3h, if I could have another club it would be whatever comes after 64. 70? I'd love to be able to use a full swing from 70 yards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Because if you consider the sweet spot to be a circle the size of a nickle, but then 'lean' that circle back so that it is 64* relative to upright, that circle is now a skinny little ellipse, and it becomes more likely to miss either high or low of the sweet spot. Think of if someone held a frisbee up in front of you at 90*, it would look round. Then if they tilted the frisbee away from you at 64* it would look more like a sliver or oval of red (it was a red frisbee).
    Okay that makes sense. Odd though that it doesn't cause me any problems. My swing is still a work in progress but I've never had any problems with any of my wedges. It's my mid to long clubs that cause me problems. Put me within 120 yards of the green and I'll drop the ball within a couple of yards of the pin with PW, SW, 60 or 64 degree wedge. It's getting to within that 120 yards where the problems tend to happen image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    You do realize you are quite the anomaly, yes ?




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  • golf1836golf1836 Chopper Members Posts: 147 ✭✭
    A 64 is a great weapon to have but requires alot of practice to be really good with it.
  • rmgatlrmgatl Posts: 203 ✭✭
    Fwiw I recall reading where Tad Moore supposedly did a study that showed ideal wedge lofts to be 52 (or maybe it was 51), 57 and 62. The 57 and 62 numbers always stuck in my mind and made sense to me.

    I play 50, 54 and 58 but like my 56 a lot. Sometimes I play 50, 56 and it rarely costs me shots.

    I tried 64 but was only useful on really short/steep sand shots or short side from green side rough. I can hit the 58 straight up if I want. I'm probably more often short on delicate wedge shots vs long.

    If I found a 62 I like I would try 50, 56 and 62. I'd only pull the 62 for specialty shots ie from places I shouldn't be in the first place.

  • rmgatlrmgatl Posts: 203 ✭✭
    I just bent my 60* pm grind to 62* and it is excellent so far. It's wet/soft here now so extra bounce helped.

    Played 45, 50 (gap from mizuno set), 56 (pm) and 62 (pm) today and was very happy with it.
  • Tight-rightTight-right Posts: 89 ✭✭
    Too many variables.



    I have the same shaft and same length in my 3 wedges. 5 degrees difference in loft.



    47-52-57



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