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What's your bunker play setup?

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Tmiller72Tmiller72  5184WRX Points: 164Members 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  1860WRX Points: 384Members Posts: 1,860
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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.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    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 and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
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  • ScanoddScanodd  4WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 4
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    I use a Callaway 64 degree Sure Out. It works.

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  • jackbauerjackbauer Russian prison 340WRX Points: 149Members Posts: 340
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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  977WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 977
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    58.10

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  • Krt22Krt22 East Bay 8271WRX Points: 2,040Members Posts: 8,271
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    58 V grind bent to 60

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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1216WRX Points: 148Members Posts: 1,216
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    fluffy lie - 56/10
    wet/shallow sand - 60/05

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    Cobra           F9 Driver
    Titleist          TS2 3HL Wood
    Ping              G410 3 Hybrid
    Taylormade  P790 4-G Irons(Retro Specs) 
    Ping              Glide 2.0 56/60 Wedges
    Odyssey       Double Wide Armlock Putter 
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  • BookerBooker  798WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 798
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    O.g. eye 2 S for everything greenside.

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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook  798WRX Points: 296Members Posts: 798
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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  17WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 17
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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  41WRX Points: 41Members Posts: 41
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    TM Hi toe 58ATV

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  • Chuck905Chuck905  1382WRX Points: 242Members Posts: 1,382
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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  3329WRX Points: 877Members Posts: 3,329
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    On -, @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
    Callaway 52* MD5 JAWS S Grind
    Callaway 58* PM Grind 19
    T.P. Mills Professional Series Klassic/Odyssey O Works Tank #7
  • gdb99gdb99  1733WRX Points: 186Members Posts: 1,733
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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  1352WRX Points: 483Members Posts: 1,352
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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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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Fairway: Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G400 4-UW (#4 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: 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 Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac),  Cleveland Huntington Beach #10 (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Forza (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • chisagchisag Chicago Suburbs 3126WRX Points: 445Members Posts: 3,126
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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
    TaylorMade GAPR Mid ... KBS 80Hys
    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys
    4-pw TaylorMade P760/90 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • tannyhobantannyhoban  1984WRX Points: 296Members Posts: 1,984
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    SM7 60/12 D

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  • StackMan1StackMan1  52WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 52
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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  2899WRX Points: 600Members 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...  198WRX Points: 52Members Posts: 198
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    Nike VR Pro 60-06.....most versatile club in the bag for me

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28945WRX Points: 1,719Members Posts: 28,945
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    60 degree Callaway PM grind.

    Essentially it's a Ping Eye2

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    Cobra King F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra King F9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
    Odyssey O-works Red Tank #7
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28945WRX Points: 1,719Members Posts: 28,945
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    On -, @toc said:

    Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

    Usually a 3rd on par 5's

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    Cobra King F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra King F9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    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  1725WRX Points: 256Members Posts: 1,725
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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  5184WRX Points: 164Members 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  740WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 740
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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  155WRX Points: 35Members 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  203WRX Points: 89Members 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  979WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 979
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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 2642WRX Points: 221Members Posts: 2,642
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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 30 November

    910D2 10.5 illima
    Ping i20 10.5 tfc707d
    T.E.E.xcg7 15 redtie
    Ping G 20.5 

    Mizuno MP 63 DGR300 at D4

    Old SM at 54 and SM6 58S 10
    Scotty ProPlatinum
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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game...  198WRX Points: 52Members Posts: 198
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    I can’t agree any more....love the versatility of the low bounce

    On -, @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  478WRX Points: 204Members Posts: 478
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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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