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What's your bunker play setup?

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Tmiller72Tmiller72  5184Members Posts: 5,184
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Just curious to know what you guys use for greenside bunker shots? Loft and bounce.

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  • ChipNRunChipNRun  1662Members Posts: 1,662
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    I use my 54/12 SW. I try to keep my weight even on both feet so I don't dig in too much. Also...

    • If I need to get it up really quick, it's the 60/10.
    • If the sand is wet and hard-packed, I'll pick it off the top with a PW.
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    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.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
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  • ScanoddScanodd  4Members Posts: 4
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    I use a Callaway 64 degree Sure Out. It works.

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  • jackbauerjackbauer Russian prison 328Members Posts: 328
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    SM7 58.10 S bent to 59.11.

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    WITB
    TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.75) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 (14), Adams Tight Lies 2 (19) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 S
    Mizuno MP-53 (3-PW, 20-48) KBS Tour 120
    Titleist Vokey SM7 S Grind (53.09, 59.11) KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125
    Edel McKenzie (34)
  • CAT GOLFERCAT GOLFER  963Members Posts: 963
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    58.10

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  • Krt22Krt22 East Bay 7788Members Posts: 7,788
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    58 V grind bent to 60

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  • kiw1982kiw1982  1214Members Posts: 1,214
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    fluffy lie - 56/10
    wet/shallow sand - 60/05

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    Mizuno        ST-180 Driver w/KuroKage HBP 50 S+
    Taylormade  M6 3 Wood w/NV 2KXV Blue 75 S+
    Mizuno         CLK 3 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue HY 80 S+
    Taylormade  P790 4-G Irons w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Mizuno        T7 56/10 Wedge w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Mizuno        S18 60/06 Wedge w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Odyssey      Arm Lock Double Wide Putter
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  • BookerBooker  789Members Posts: 789
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    O.g. eye 2 S for everything greenside.

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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook  772Members Posts: 772
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    knowing the course was pretty wet, yesterday I used a 56/14 wedge and it worked well both from bunkers and rough around the greens. might be a bit bouncy for drier times.

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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 .
  • EvilduckhunterEvilduckhunter  15Members Posts: 15
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    Short ones or short sided is the TM Hi Toe 60 10 with four way sole. Longer shots is the Cleveland RTX4 56 10 full grind. I did give the 56 some heel and trailing edge relief.

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  • pwgj1478pwgj1478  40Members Posts: 40
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    TM Hi toe 58ATV

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  • Chuck905Chuck905  1377Members Posts: 1,377
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    T7s.

    56-10 for medium/firm sands and 60-14 for fluffy sand; pretty much got every conditions covered and no altering of technique required.

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    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
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  • stryperstryper  3259Members Posts: 3,259
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    @Scanodd said:
    I use a Callaway 64 degree Sure Out. It works.

    That’s me...wouldn’t quite say it’s like cheating, but it almost is. Once I figured out you can open the face and play it like a flop shot my bunker play improved exponentially.

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    Titleist 917D2, w/UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 7F4T
    Titleist 915Fd, w/Aldila Rogue Black 80-2.8-S
    18* KZG U Iron, w/UST Proforce V2 100-S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6-P, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Titleist Vokey SM5 52-08 F
    Callaway 58* PM Grind 19
    T.P. Mills Professional Series Klassic
  • gdb99gdb99  1714Members Posts: 1,714
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    Depending on length of shot, I have an SM7 52/8 and 56/8, and an old Cleveland 588 RTG 60*.

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    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Redboard stiff flex
    Titleist 917F 16.5, Diamana Tensei Blue regular flex
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular flex 
    Titleist AP1, 5-PW, Dynalite XP R300
    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Cleveland 588RTG 60
    Odyssey #2
  • JoelsimJoelsim  1323Members Posts: 1,323
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    Mack Daddy 4 58* X Grind, weight 75% on front foot, clubface very open, full swing with lots of speed.

    For longer bunker shots i.e. over 20 feet I use a lower lofted club, which one depends on the distance. Same full stroke every time.

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    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Ping G410 19 Hybrid Stiff Alta
    Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    Callaway Mack Daddy Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S
    Cleveland CBX 2 54 Rotex 
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 (Forward), Bettinardi BB39 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac),  Cleveland Huntington Beach #10 (Winn Dri-Tac), Scotty Cameron California Del Mar (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Forza (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cortino 2 (Piretti Grip), Kronos Mandala (G-Rip Fat Wave)
  • chisagchisag  3081Members Posts: 3,081
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    ... 58* D Grind with 12* of bounce for the majority of bunker shots. 52* F Grind with 8* of bounce for really long bunker shots.

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    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Tensei Orange 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra F8 18.5* ... Even Flow Blue 75s
    Tailor-made RBZ Tour  21.5 hybrid ... Matrix Altus 85s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90hy
    4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • tannyhobantannyhoban  1896Members Posts: 1,896
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    SM7 60/12 D

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  • StackMan1StackMan1  50Members Posts: 50
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    SM6 58/10 S

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    Driver - Ping i20 8.5*
    3 Wood - Ping i25 15*
    3 hybrid - Titleist 915H 21*
    Irons - Titleist 714 CB 4-PW
    Wedges - Vokey: 52F, 56S, 60M
    Putter - Cleveland Huntington Beach 1
    Ball - Srixon Q-Star Tour

  • toctoc  2899Members Posts: 2,899
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    Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

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    Glove: ML
    Tees: 2 3/4
    Towel: white
    Repair tool: metal
    Ball Marker: largest poker chip in the world
    Iron headcovers: wait, what?

    The feedback system is annoying
  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game...  186Members Posts: 186
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    Nike VR Pro 60-06.....most versatile club in the bag for me

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28744Members Posts: 28,744
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    60 degree Callaway PM grind.

    Essentially it's a Ping Eye2

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    Ping G400 Max 10 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/S300
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
    Odyssey O-works Red Tank #7
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28744Members Posts: 28,744
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    @toc said:
    Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

    Usually a 3rd on par 5's

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    Ping G400 Max 10 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/S300
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
    Odyssey O-works Red Tank #7
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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1684Members Posts: 1,684
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    Hand or foot wedge.

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    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • Tmiller72Tmiller72  5184Members Posts: 5,184
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    Thanks for the replies. I've been messing around with my wedges recently and trying to figure out what to go to out of bunkers. Right now I've got a 62-10 and a 56-10 in the bag. Not sure if that's enough bounce on the 56 for me out of bunkers. Our bunkers just got uncovered, so I haven't had a chance to hit any shots out of them. I'll never open up the 56 around the greens, just in the bunkers. It will just be used for straight forward chips and pitches. The 62 would be the club that I open up around the greens. I would rarely use it from the sand.

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  • kiwihackerkiwihacker  736Members Posts: 736
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    Up until recently 56°/10 but I've recently switched to a 54°/12, 58°/9 combo.

    I'm liking this setup as we have a few bunkers at my home course in front of greens that require a long carry to get to the green , especially if the pins at the back of the green and the 54° gives me that extra carry. For greenside bunker shots the 58° does the job.

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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
  • LightBearerLightBearer  155Members Posts: 155
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    56 and 9.
    Square grind on a Nike Engage, which has proved to be pretty versatile to me. I will use it in greenside bunkers, and 9 iron in mid range bunkers (20 to 70 yards)

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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"
  • PlayfromtheBrainPlayfromtheBrain  203Members Posts: 203
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    Vokey 60.06 K-grind (low bounce)

    I enjoy using it anywhere from about 90 yards and in, though the sand is where the grind really proves its worth. The wide sole pretty much guarantees a decent or better out for me. Its great around the green and I have no problem opening it up for different shots. Definitely has inspired confidence.

    This type of grind demands near perfect contact, but there isn't a more versatile wedge than one with a wide sole and lower bounce.

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  • JAMH03JAMH03  977Members Posts: 977
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    60º TS Black dot
    Prior to that an Eidolon and prior to that an Eidolon,

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New Zealand 2600Members Posts: 2,600
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    sm6 58S is my winner after 60k plus 200 and sm2 series updates and an old Vokey sm 54 thats solid for longer sand exits !Keen too look at one Copper Coated wedge at Xmas..for Show/Coolness etc.Im a Shallow Wrxr !

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    2019 September nice bag

    Titleist 909d2 9.5
    Tm M1 21 hybrid'16
     
    Mizuno MP 63 DGR300 at D4

    Old SM at 54 and SM6 58S 10
    Ping B60 
    DarkTanTitleistCap

  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game...  186Members Posts: 186
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    I can’t agree any more....love the versatility of the low bounce

    @PlayfromtheBrain said:
    Vokey 60.06 K-grind (low bounce)

    I enjoy using it anywhere from about 90 yards and in, though the sand is where the grind really proves its worth. The wide sole pretty much guarantees a decent or better out for me. Its great around the green and I have no problem opening it up for different shots. Definitely has inspired confidence.

    This type of grind demands near perfect contact, but there isn't a more versatile wedge than one with a wide sole and lower bounce.

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  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey  455Members Posts: 455
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    Great question, in my opinion, and is the reason I don't "simplify" my wedges. I seem to encounter two types of sand, with relatively little predictability as to which I'll encounter on any given day: 1) hardpan with a thin dusting of sand on top or 2) deep, fluffy stuff that has little "substance". For the first case, I use a 60/8 and for the second, a 56/14.

    If I get lucky and end up in a bunker with decently dense sand of decent depth, then either club would work for me, but I rarely get so lucky.

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