What clubs do you generally chip/pitch with green side?

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NorbooNorboo Members  2343WRX Points: 158Handicap: 12Posts: 2,343 Platinum Tees
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I generally carry my 50*, 58* and putter around the green side, but use the 50* the most.
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Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
Fairway Wood: Ryoma F5
Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 4H & 6H
Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
Wedge: Cleveland RTX4 50, 54 and 58
Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
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  • DK<80DK<80 Members  276WRX Points: 38Posts: 276 Greens
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    Depends. Most of the time my 60°. My 54° for longer/upslope shots to run out a bit more and 64° when I'm super short sided. My 60° opened up can get up quickly but it just doesn't have the "bite" like my 64°
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    Cobra King LTD 10.5°
    Titleist 917F2 15°
    TaylorMade r9 19°
    Titleist 712 AP2 (4-PW)
    Cleveland 588 (53°, 58°, 64°)
    Nike Method Core MC-4iX
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  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  510WRX Points: 322Posts: 510 Golden Tee
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    Used to use my set 49* gap wedge a ton, since upgrading my wedges I'm using my 54 for most greenside shots...fringe shots I close down on my pw for a bump and run, maybe a 9. But for actual chips around the green I'm using my 54 for most shots now, unless I need to get it higher in which case the 60 comes out, but I've learned to only use the 60 when I have to.
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    Callaway Rogue 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler 16*
    PING G30 4h 22*
    TM R11 5-PW (Mizuno MP-4 for fun)
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    PM Grind 60*
    Cleveland HB #6 center shaft 
  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo! Members  668WRX Points: 224Posts: 668 Golden Tee
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    54 F grind
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  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members  408WRX Points: 132Posts: 408 Greens
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    50* if I have a long distance to cover, 60* if it is shorter.



    I spend a disproportionate amount of time practicing with the lob wedge, so I am more likely to flop it close than to play high percentage shot with less loft.
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  • ZigzogZigzog Members  273WRX Points: 94Handicap: +2.8Posts: 273 Greens
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    8 iron if no real slope, 58 if a lot of up slope
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2216WRX Points: 314Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,216 Platinum Tees
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    55 SM7 S grind is stud for getting a tad of run

    60 Vokey Special Grind V-Grind from the sand and rough

    64 Vokey Red-saw (hey... still gravy for a few more years) when I need real bite.
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    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60g 6.5
    TaylorMade M5 - 14.25* - Tensei Orange 70x
    Callaway Apex 3h - 20* - Catalyst 80g 6.5
    Mizuno MP20 HMB - 4-PW - TTDG 120x
    Titleist AP2 - 50* - TTDG x100
    Titleist Wedgeworks V-Grind - 54* - TTDG x100
    Callaway PM Grind - 64* - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
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  • IvyguyIvyguy Members  1636WRX Points: 280Posts: 1,636 Platinum Tees
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    I try like no ones business to incorporate the 60 degree, I am just far more effective opening a 52 and gaining a bit more spin and control (added bonus of more bounce).



    I am fairly feeble with my wedges. Seve would be embarrassed for me with my wedge play.
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  • Brentwalker52Brentwalker52 Members  199WRX Points: 38Handicap: 15Posts: 199 Fairways
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    I use my 8 iron pretty sure that screams I’m a hack but it works for me
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    Taylormade 2017 M1 10.5
    Callway x hot 3w
    Taylormade 2016 M1 5w
    Wilson d100 4-Gw
    Nike Engage 52,56,60
    Odyssey Crimson Red Putter
  • ZigzogZigzog Members  273WRX Points: 94Handicap: +2.8Posts: 273 Greens
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    I use my 8 iron pretty sure that screams I'm a hack but it works for me




    Not at all, I do the same and play to scratch/+1 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • justbringit5151justbringit5151 Members  138WRX Points: 48Posts: 138 Fairways
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    Use my 58 90% of the time
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  • Pete O'TubePete O'Tube Members  397WRX Points: 125Handicap: 6Posts: 397 Greens
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    Depends on the distance and amount of check available. Most of the time I'll use my 52 Vokey SM 5. If it's rock hard, I may go down to 9 iron. 58 SM 5 if I need to get it airborne.



    Just to illustrate how things change as golf courses change, I used to use a 7 iron almost exclusively. Greens were slower so it was easier to control and a 1968 Slazenger Plus 7 iron probably had the same loft as a modern 9 iron..
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    Mizuno ST190 TS Driver Fujikura Atmos 5R
    Mizuno ST190 TS 3W Fujikura Atmos 6R
    Ping G10 18 deg Hybrid Reg
    4 - 6 Mizuno MP18 MMC FliHi Recoil F3 95g Reg
    7 -W Mizuno MP18 SC Recoil F3 95g Reg
    53.08 Vokey SM5
    56.08 Vokey SM5
    Ping Anser (Since 1959)


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  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Madison WIUnregistered  305WRX Points: 81Posts: 305 Greens
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    Whatever the situation calls for... don't rely on one club over any other....
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  • macedanmacedan Members  423WRX Points: 131Handicap: 18Posts: 423 Greens
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    54* SM5 M grind a majority of the time, I am very comfortable opening and closing the face with the M Grind. Although I have no problem using an iron or even the occasional 5 wood to chip with.
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    TaylorMade M2 '17 10.5*
    Taylormade M2 3W 15*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Taylormade P790 (4-PW)
    Taylormade Milled Grind 50/09
    Taylormade Milled Grind 54/11
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58/11
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: Taylormade Project A
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech Crossover
    Cart: TGW Players 
  • larryd3larryd3 Members  682WRX Points: 141Handicap: 9Posts: 682 Golden Tee
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    Usually my vokey 48 but depends on length, lie and how flat or sloping the area is.
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    TM M4
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    Titleist T200 5-GW
    54* SM8
    58* SM8
    PXG Operator H
  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members  707WRX Points: 216Handicap: 3Posts: 707 Golden Tee
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    Used to only use my 52 deg vokey and loved this until I changed my wedge setup. Now use my 50 or 54 deg depending on the situation.
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    Titleist TS3 8.5 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX
    Titleist TS3 14.25 deg - Project X Even Flow T1100 White 85 6.5
    Titleist 816 H2 19 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90 X
    Titleist T200 4-5, T100 6-PW - Project X 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Jet Black 50.12 F, 54.10 S, 58.12 D - TT DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
  • CwebbCwebb Members  6028WRX Points: 329Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    I prefer to use "lower" lofted clubs whenever possible to get a bump and release....instead of a bounce bounce check. So I'll go all the way down to a low 30's loft club, if only a few feet of carry is necessary with a lot of green afterwards
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  • PawtucketPawtucket Members  179WRX Points: 20Posts: 179 Fairways
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    I've been known to be a coward and attempt to putt from 2 feet into the rough.



    "I'll give it a little more" I say quietly, so that the nearest person knows this is on purpose



    Followed by the ball either hardly making the green, or smashing it all the way across into another tuft of rough
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    whats in the bag?
    Cobra f8+ cut 1"
    Cobra F7 fairway
    Srixon z355
    Cleveland 48 wedge
    Ping 54 wedge
    Ping 58 ES wedge
    TM Soto putter
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2449WRX Points: 1,429Handicap: +0.9Posts: 2,449 ClubWRX
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    Anything from an 8i (36°) to a 58° wedge (including putter of course). It all depends upon lie, slope, green speed, etc... .
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    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 8° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Jim Kronus JK-1 Custom Grind 54/06 w/DG S200
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Claw 1.0
    Ball: Snell MTB-X in yellow
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals  7170WRX Points: 564Handicap: 3Posts: 7,170 Marshals
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    Cwebb wrote:


    I prefer to use "lower" lofted clubs whenever possible to get a bump and release....instead of a bounce bounce check. So I'll go all the way down to a low 30's loft club, if only a few feet of carry is necessary with a lot of green afterwards




    Same for me. I use any iron with the lowest loft to just carry fringe and run out.
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  • NorbooNorboo Members  2343WRX Points: 158Handicap: 12Posts: 2,343 Platinum Tees
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    uwhockey14 wrote:


    Whatever the situation calls for... don't rely on one club over any other....




    Riding around the carts seems to limit club choices. IMO
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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
    Fairway Wood: Ryoma F5
    Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 4H & 6H
    Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
    Wedge: Cleveland RTX4 50, 54 and 58
    Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
    Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
  • JackalJackal Members  530WRX Points: 26Posts: 530 Bunkers
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    For bump and run-8 iron, 9, & pw.

    Most of my chips are with my 50°, and it rolls out a little.



    If I want it to check quickly, the 53°.

    My 57° lob\sand is for sand only, or to clear a tall obstacle.
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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers  762WRX Points: 210Posts: 762 Golden Tee
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    Generally my 54°, unless I need to get the ball up fast and stop. Once the greens dry off from the morning dew i mainly play a low pitch and chip and run. Can do everything i need to with my 54
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    Mizuno St190 9.5
    Callaway Rouge Sub Zero 15
    Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5
    Adams Pro Mini 23
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw 
    Vokey Sm7 50.12, Sm7 56.10, Sm6 62.08
    Maltby Ptm-4
    2018 Players 5 Stand Bag
    Srixon Z Star
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  12997WRX Points: 3,928Handicap: 5.0Posts: 12,997 Titanium Tees
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    I use my 8 iron pretty sure that screams I'm a hack but it works for me
    No way shape of form does that scream hack---- What that screams to me is a man that knows his short game and what works--- If I was pared with you and you pulled the 8 iron out I would think---- "Utt ohh this man may not need his putter for the next shot"
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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  12997WRX Points: 3,928Handicap: 5.0Posts: 12,997 Titanium Tees
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    uwhockey14 wrote:


    Whatever the situation calls for... don't rely on one club over any other....
    Dead on it I am the same way---- I do not carry but 2 wedges a 48* PW and a 56* SW-- Use the PW quite a bit hooded down or a 7 iron for the bump and run
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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • rwc356rwc356 Chicago, IllinoisMembers  423WRX Points: 148Handicap: 12Posts: 423 Greens
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    With my hickories, I tend to use my mashie niblick (8-9 iron) with my modern clubs I tend to use my 50 deg gap wedge.



    Over the years, I have found more success using one club as opposed to different clubs based on distance, etc.
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    Just an older guy with 7 or 8 clubs and a MacKenzie Sunday Walker bag
  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members  3994WRX Points: 730Posts: 3,994 Titanium Tees
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    Depends on the lie and what shot is needed. I’ll use anything from a 60 to an 8 iron.
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    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
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  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com Members  7457WRX Points: 230Posts: 7,457 Titanium Tees
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    Just about anything...
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  • Hogan9Hogan9 Members  81WRX Points: 57Handicap: 12.5 IndexPosts: 81 Fairways
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    I use three different clubs on chips and pitches. If the flag is near the back of the green (assuming I'm short of the green), I use a pitching wedge, If it's in the middle I use a gap wedge. If it's on the front I use a sand wedge. If I have to clear a bunker or a large swell I use the sand wedge.
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