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

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  • bloparblopar blopar Members  59WRX Points: 63Handicap: 8Posts: 59 Bunkers
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    I carry 50, 54, and 58 or 60 Cleveland RTG DSG (dynamic sole grind) wedges (depending on course set up and type of sand---wedges are about 15 yrs old, periodically regrooved. 2 sets which I alternate.<br />
    I use the 54 degree almost exclusively greenside unless I have a steeply downhill lie or want to flop the ball. Prefer to know exactly what I'm going to get with just one club instead of trying to figure out how the ball is going to react off multiple clubs. (67y.o Index 8 ---has worked for me for a looooong time!)
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  • randywallrandywall Oak Harbor, WAMembers  45WRX Points: 51Handicap: 28Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    Mostly my 48* gap wedge, but sometimes my 56* sand wedge, depending on how much I need it to check. Also depends on the conditions. If greenside rough is high, then definitely the greater mass of the gap wedge.
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    Ping G20, 10.5*
    3W: Ping G10 15.5*
    Hyb: Wishon 2 & 3 (18*, 21*)
    Callaway X Hot 5-PW with Aerotech shafts
    SW: Miura 56* K grind
    50* UW, 60* LW: Redbird Forged
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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2088WRX Points: 307Handicap: 17Posts: 2,088 ClubWRX
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    I like the 9 iron for most shots, but have a 50 and 56 for high shots.
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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-PW
    Ping Glide 50* AW
    SM7 56 F & 58* D
    Toulon Columbus
    Truvis/B RX
    Garmin S20
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  • mantanmantan Members  2712WRX Points: 274Handicap: 13.5Posts: 2,712 Titanium Tees
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    I love everything about my G25s except chipping with them. So I use my 54 and 58 for just about everything.
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    WITB (as of 6/8/20)
    PING G400 Max 10.5*
    Callaway Epic 5-wood
    PING G410 22*
    Srixon Z565 5-PW
    Cleveland CBX 2 50*
    Cleveland CBX 2 54*
    Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*
    Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Bridgestone Tour B RX/RXS
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members  979WRX Points: 440Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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    49º 588 sp tried and true for 20+<br />
    60º Glide 60 SS<br />
    52º 691 tried and true for 20+<br />
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    I've often tried to incorporate Seve's 9 iron chipping but haven't really owned it yet. I like the shorter shafts especially in the wedges. <br />
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    But as I continue to play I will continue to chip more so with the irons. <br />
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    Lower is better
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  • rjp217rjp217 Boston, MAMembers  459WRX Points: 149Handicap: 3.7Posts: 459 Greens
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    For me it generally depends on the lie and how much green i have to work with. I prefer my PW, ball back in stance and a bump and run when on the fairway. In the rough it’s my 60 if i have no green and my 54 if i can use some roll.
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    Mizuno MP18: MMC FH 3-4 / MMC 5-6 / SC 7-8 / MB 9-PW (KBS Tour 130X)
    Cleveland RTX4 Black 50* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    Cleveland RTX3 Raw 54* / 60* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    '18 TM O-Works 7CH (Black Steel)
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7080WRX Points: 1,343Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,080 Titanium Tees
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    I think most pros and low handicappers have a primary chipping club greenside, often the SW (54-58 ?). Sometimes they will use 1 higher or lower in loft but that's about it. 7 iron or such ? Very seldom.<br />
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    The higher the handicap the more usage of a variety of clubs & the opportunity to get it on the ground and rolling to the hole. Much higher acceptable distances from the hole rolling it most of the way.<br />
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    Sometimes a major benefit of getting it in the air is the ability to carry some parts of the green that would throw the ball one way or the other if you rolled the ball over those sections - takes out a variable.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members  1296WRX Points: 223Posts: 1,296 Platinum Tees
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    This thread should have had a poll attached
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members  1296WRX Points: 223Posts: 1,296 Platinum Tees
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    nsxguy wrote:
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    I think most pros and low handicappers have a primary chipping club greenside, often the SW (54-58 ?). Sometimes they will use 1 higher or lower in loft but that's about it. 7 iron or such ? Very seldom.<br />
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    The higher the handicap the more usage of a variety of clubs & the opportunity to get it on the ground and rolling to the hole. Much higher acceptable distances from the hole rolling it most of the way.<br />
    <br />
    Sometimes a major benefit of getting it in the air is the ability to carry some parts of the green that would throw the ball one way or the other if you rolled the ball over those sections - takes out a variable.<br />
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    It's tru what u say about pros, but that's more because the greens they play are usually rolling at 10+.Not apples to apples but still valid
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    g410 lst 10.5 | hulk75tx(tipped 1”, 44.75 playing length)   /  g410 16*  | hulk85tx(tipped 1”, 42.5” playing length)  /  G410hybrid 20* | Tz5m5-95g  /   P790udi 17* | x7  /  p790 21* | x7   P730 3-p | x7   md4 48*8, 54*10, 60*8 | x7  /  hitoe 64*5 | x7  /   Phantomx(35”) | stabilitytour /  jumbomax ultralite xl  /  zstarxv



  • Z4ParZ4Par Members  439WRX Points: 17Handicap: 7.2Posts: 439 Greens
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    A lot of the time it depends on the time of year and how the greens are rolling, generally my 52 or 56 though..
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    Callaway Rogue Draw Driver (10 Degrees) 9 Degree setup at +1, Neutral Setting - Aldila Synergy 50 (60 Grams) Stiff - Standard
    Callaway Rogue 4 Wood (17 Degrees) - Aldila Synergy 60 (68 Grams) Stiff - Standard
    Callaway Rogue 3 Hybrid (19 Degrees), 4 Hybrid (21 Degrees), 5 Hybrid (24 Degrees) - Aldila Synergy 60 (75 Grams) Stiff - Standard
    Titleist 718 AP3 6 Iron (28 Degrees) through PW (43 Degrees) and Wedge (48 Degrees) - AMT Black S300 - Standard
    Titleist SM6 - 52 Degree F Grind 8 Degree Bounce and 56 Degree F Grind 14 Degree Bounce - Project X 6.0 - Standard
    2018 TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Sightline
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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members  2904WRX Points: 780Posts: 2,904 Titanium Tees
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    Use my 58 90% of the time
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    About the same here. 58 PM grind is usually my go to most of the time. I have a 64* I use when needed and if I need to hit a runner I’ll go with my 54* or rarely my 50* AW.
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  • CurtdrCurtdr Members  30WRX Points: 25Handicap: 22Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    CDLgolf wrote:
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    Whenever possible I'll use my 50* u wedge. If not then my 56* or 60*.<br />
    Years ago I used a 7 iron quite often but for some reason I've gotten away from that shot. I need to re introduce it to my game.<br />
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    I had always used a 7 iron for chipping... then I got a, gasp, Cleveland SmartSole CHIPPER which is also good for getting out of trouble around and under trees or when there's no room for much backswing can really punch it. <br />
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    That said, I too am thinking about going back to a 7 iron. For me it has a good combo of sole, loft, and run. It's easy and predictable.
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  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers  157WRX Points: 94Handicap: ~10Posts: 157 Fairways
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    PW (44 degree), 54 degree, or 58 degree. PW is roughly 1:2 carry:roll, 54 is 1:1, and 58 is 1:2. Makes things pretty easy to judge when I'm not playing or practicing a lot...which is most of the time.
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13138WRX Points: 4,203Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,138 Titanium Tees
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    my current partner always uses a hi loft wedge and does pretty well. he plays an air game.<br />
    I prefer to start as low as possible, depending on where the ball is sitting and what has to be carried.<br />
    Ray Floyd would chip w a 5 iron if the coast was clear and carry it as close to the hole as possible.<br />
    keep that in mind.<br />
    Yeah I am of the old school of keeping it on the ground when ever I can. Like my old man used to say "Guys like Hubert Greene and Raymond Floyd would 5 iron you to death around the green"--- In all honesty for a bump and run I use a 7 iron or a hooded down delofted PW. I take my putting stance and stand the club on the toe and use my putting stroke. Strictly old school
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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

  • LightBearerLightBearer Members  155WRX Points: 35Posts: 155 Bunkers
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    56 degree wedge. 9 degrees of bounce. Traditional sole which Nike calls "Square"<br />
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    I have become comfortable adding loft to the club, as well as delofting it, depending on the circumstances.
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    Clubs gripped with Pure DTX Midsize

    Long Clubs: Wilson Staff D100, 10.5* loft, Srixon Z 355 15* Fairway, Srixon Z H65 2H, 16*
    Middle Clubs: Cobra Baffler XL Irons 5-PW Lite Flex
    Short Clubs: Cobra S3 Max Gap Wedge 49*, Nike Engage Toe Sweep 54*
    :D
    Ball: Snell MTB (Primary), Srixon Q Star (Secondary)
    Seemore FGP Bronze Putter, Left-Handed, 35.5"
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13138WRX Points: 4,203Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,138 Titanium Tees
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    Depends on the shot to hit and if I want the ball in the air or on the green. Anything from a 7 iron to a 60*. I don't typically go any higher in the bag then a 7 on course but I have practiced with every club in the bag except my driver.<br />
    I do not carry a hybrid in general even though I own several. I took an old 24* Adams to the range the other day to chip with. It seemed really hot faced at first but once I got used to it I liked it ok. But not enough to put a hybrid in play in my main bag
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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

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  • golfinrig24golfinrig24 Grande Prairie, ABMembers  141WRX Points: 94Posts: 141 Fairways
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    60* or 9I try to incorporate other clubs but tend to go back to these 2.
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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook Members  869WRX Points: 333Posts: 869 Golden Tee
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    BIG STU wrote:
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    my current partner always uses a hi loft wedge and does pretty well. he plays an air game.<br />
    I prefer to start as low as possible, depending on where the ball is sitting and what has to be carried.<br />
    Ray Floyd would chip w a 5 iron if the coast was clear and carry it as close to the hole as possible.<br />
    keep that in mind.<br />
    Yeah I am of the old school of keeping it on the ground when ever I can. Like my old man used to say "Guys like Hubert Greene and Raymond Floyd would 5 iron you to death around the green"--- In all honesty for a bump and run I use a 7 iron or a hooded down delofted PW. I take my putting stance and stand the club on the toe and use my putting stroke. Strictly old school<br />
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    get the heel off the ground a bit.<br />
    less stubs that way and at times helps to deaden a shorter shot.
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    currently playing:
    Steelhead III , FT-5 - D
    Warbirds, 3+, 4
    Hogan BH-5, 3-PW
    Wilson DynaPowered SW
    Ping Anser
    it works

    when I need a change, there are 12 bags full to choose from .
  • csufmancsufman CaliforniaMembers  201WRX Points: 54Handicap: 14Posts: 201 Fairways
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    62* Vokey. Really nice turf interaction and i feel comfortable with it. Whenever ibtry to play smart and use a lower lofted club by chipping suffers. Find what you are good with and go for it.
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  • playmuchplaymuch Members  977WRX Points: 95Posts: 977 Golden Tee
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    Used to always use the 60 degree with low bounce but finding my regular SW with a little extra bounce a little more forgiving now. As long as there is a little heel relief, i find i can play most shots.
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  • badgermatbadgermat Members  89WRX Points: 48Posts: 89 Fairways
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    This week it has mostly been a 35* 8i (been playing a few one club rounds). Usually it'd be either a 47* or 54* wedge.<br />
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    Can't say I've really noticed much difference scoring-wise though.<br />
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    bm
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  • sneaky_petesneaky_pete insufficiently adult Members  248WRX Points: 40Handicap: 4Posts: 248 Fairways
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    I used to use a 58* wedge most of the time but in the last couple of years 95% of the time I will use 52* wedge and only use the 58* when I don't have a lot of green to work with or coming out of a bunker. I find the 52* is a good compromise - bit of check and the rollout I need.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9* Ping Tour 65 Stiff
    Fairway: Cobra King F9, 3-4, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7, Stiff Flex
    Driving Iron: Mizuno Fli-Hi II 18* Driving Iron Mizuno Exsar Shaft Stiff Flex
    Irons: Maltby DBM Forged Irons 3 - 9 True Temper Dynalite Gold XP S300 Shafts
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 46*, 52* & 58* Wedges True Temper Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge Shaft
    Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 RHO fitted with Iomic Midsize Grip (Blue)
    Grips: Lamkin UTX Midsize (Black)
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star Yellow
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  • mds5062mds5062 Members  78WRX Points: 15Posts: 78 Fairways
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    8i for majority of bump and runs. 56 for a bump or semi flighted. 60 for any flops or downhill that needs to land on fringe and gently roll out.
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  • theothertwotheothertwo Members  2667WRX Points: 228Posts: 2,667 Titanium Tees
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    PW, 52 and 58. Mostly the 52. It took me a few years to learn that the running shot is the higher percentage shot, for me anyway.
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    Honma TW 727 460 10.5* Driver

    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood

    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid

    Miura CB 57 Irons 4-PW

    Niura 2018 Tour Wedges 52 and 58  

    Slighter Seattle Prototype Putter

  • MychMych Members  2272WRX Points: 433Posts: 2,272 Platinum Tees
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    50/56 degree wedges get about 2/3 of the greenside shots. The other 1/3 of the shots go to my One Length 3 hybrid. Shorter length makes the feel and technique very similar to putting, and the distance is very easy to control. Great when you're short-sided or when the green is sloping away, when there wouldn't be much room to land/stop a wedge shot.
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  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Rapid City, SDMembers  931WRX Points: 189Handicap: 15.5Posts: 931 Golden Tee
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    54 or 58 degree wedge 95% of the time. Between those 2 it depends on the lie. Tight lie, 58. Fluffy lie, 54. Every once in awhile I'll use my P wedge or 50 degree if it is windy or if I really screwed up my approach shot and need to go all the way from front of the green to the back.
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    Cobra King F8 Driver Aldila NV-2KXV Green 65 Stiff (9 degree setting, Draw Weight Placement, -3/4")
    Cobra King F8 3-4 Wood Aldila NV-2KXV Blue 70 Stiff (14.5 degree setting, -1/2")
    Callaway Apex 19 3-4 Hybrids (Project X Catalyst 5.5 Flex, -1/2" for both)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4 Iron Thru G Wedge - KBS Regular Flex Steel Shafts (I keep the 4 iron in the trunk and alternate it with the 4 hybrid depending on which course we are playing or weather conditions)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM 19 Grind 54/14 & 58/12
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X6 CS (35")
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  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Members  782WRX Points: 189Posts: 782 Golden Tee
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    I tend to use my 52° wedge for the majority of shots around the green. If I'm in the fringe and have plenty of run I'll use my 43° 9 iron. If there's less green to work with I'll either open up the 52° or if I'm brave my 56°. <br />
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    If I'm carrying 50, 54, 58 wedges instead of 52, 56 the formula is the same. The 50° for most shots and the 54° were I want to flight it more. <br />
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    I have a friend who is a genius chipping with his 8 iron but I don't tend to go lower loft than my 9 iron. Maybe I should? <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Cobra King F9  Driver 10.5° Atmos Blue 6 stiff
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 4-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 52°/10°, RTX 3 58°/9°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • scruffynickscruffynick manchester, UKMembers  1651WRX Points: 196Handicap: 5....soon to be 6 I think Posts: 1,651 Platinum Tees
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    Usually a normal pitching wedge at around 46 does the trick. Like bumbing my 9 iron too, only use the sw when it's over a bunker, or up a steep bank...dont really use my sw much only when it's needed and bunkers of course
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  • n_ronesn_rones New YorkMembers  703WRX Points: 289Handicap: 3.6Posts: 703 Golden Tee
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    54 for flatter or uphill chips 58 when I’m chipping downhill
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    Taylormade Sim 10.5° GD AD IZ 7x 45.25 inches
    Taylormade SimTI 3 wood 15° GD Tour AD DI-7x 43 inches
    Taylormade SimTI 5 wood 19° GD Tour AD Di 7x 42 inches
    Taylormade Sim Max Rescue 22° Fuji Pro 2.0 8x
    Taylormade P790 2019 5-PW KBS Tour FLT 120s
    Taylormade MG2 50° 
    Taylormade MG2 54°
    Taylormade MG2 58°
    Taylormade Spider X Single Bend 
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members  4649WRX Points: 249Posts: 4,649 Titanium Tees
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    50* or PW. <br />
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    Gary player and Jack Nicklaus both said the goal is to get the ball onto the green enrolling as fast as possible. I'm pretty sure they used 8-PW mostly to chip.
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    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
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