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What's your bunker play setup?

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Tmiller72Tmiller72 Members  5184WRX Points: 164Posts: 5,184 Titanium Tees
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Just curious to know what you guys use for greenside bunker shots? Loft and bounce.

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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2496WRX Points: 622Posts: 2,496 Platinum Tees
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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 Members  4WRX Points: 58Posts: 4 Starters
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    I use a Callaway 64 degree Sure Out. It works.

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  • jackbauerjackbauer Russian prisonMembers  407WRX Points: 182Handicap: 2.4Posts: 407 Greens
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    SM7 58.10 S bent to 59.11.

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    TaylorMade M5 (10.5) Graphite Design Tour AD GP 6 S
    TaylorMade M2 2017 (16.5) Graphite Design Tour AD F-75 S
    PXG 0311 XP Gen3 (17) Nippon Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 S
    Mizuno MP-53 (3-PW, 20-48) Nippon Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Titleist Vokey SM7 (54.10 S @ 53, 58.10 S @ 59) Nippon Pro Modus 3 Wedge 115
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    58.10

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9547WRX Points: 3,173Posts: 9,547 Titanium Tees
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    58 V grind bent to 60

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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VAMembers  1238WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    fluffy lie - 56/10
    wet/shallow sand - 60/05

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    Cobra                    F9 9.0 Driver w/HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0
    Titleist                   TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.0
    Ping                       G410 19 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Titleist                   818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Tensei Blue 80 stiff
    Mizuno                  MP-32 5-P Iron set w/DG S300
    Ping                       Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges w/AWT 2.0
    Nike                       EverClear E11 Putter 
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  • BookerBooker Members  823WRX Points: 110Posts: 823 Golden Tee
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    O.g. eye 2 S for everything greenside.

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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook Members  874WRX Points: 335Posts: 874 Golden Tee
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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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    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 Members  31WRX Points: 50Posts: 31 Bunkers
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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 Members  56WRX Points: 51Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    TM Hi toe 58ATV

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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1645WRX Points: 343Handicap: 7Posts: 1,645 Platinum Tees
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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 Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
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  • stryperstryper Members  3475WRX Points: 974Posts: 3,475 Titanium Tees
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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 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
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  • gdb99gdb99 Members  2018WRX Points: 286Handicap: 5.6Posts: 2,018 Platinum Tees
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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 LTD, Diamana Blueboard, 63 StiffFlex 
    Ping G410 3 wood, stock stiff
    Ping G410 22* hybrid, stock stiff
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal 5-GW, Modus 105 Regular Flex
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Vokey SM7 60M 
    Odyssey White Hot #2
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1529WRX Points: 565Handicap: 12Posts: 1,529 Platinum Tees
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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”
    Hybrids: Titleist TS3 17* Stiff HZRDUS Smoke & TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-PW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 50F, 54D & 58M, Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • chisagchisag Chicago SuburbsMembers  3428WRX Points: 841Handicap: +0.6Posts: 3,428 Titanium Tees
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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 Xtreme 9* Tour Length ... Tensei Pro Orange 60s
    Cobra Speezone 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hybrid ... KBS 80Hys
    4-w Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage Tini 105's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM8 M Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Newport 2.5 ... 33.5"
  • tannyhobantannyhoban Members  2135WRX Points: 417Posts: 2,135 Platinum Tees
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    SM7 60/12 D

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  • StackMan1StackMan1 Members  61WRX Points: 69Posts: 61 Bunkers
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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 Members  2914WRX Points: 630Posts: 2,914 Titanium Tees
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    Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members  260WRX Points: 80Handicap: 8Posts: 260 Greens
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    Nike VR Pro 60-06.....most versatile club in the bag for me

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29933WRX Points: 2,922Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,933 Titanium Tees
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    60 degree Callaway PM grind.

    Essentially it's a Ping Eye2

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    Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Tour Prototype 85
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey Oworks Red Tank #7
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    On -, @toc said:

    Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

    Usually a 3rd on par 5's

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    Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Tour Prototype 85
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey Oworks Red Tank #7
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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members  1813WRX Points: 364Posts: 1,813 Platinum Tees
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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 Members  5184WRX Points: 164Posts: 5,184 Titanium Tees
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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 Members  786WRX Points: 193Posts: 786 Golden Tee
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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 Members  155WRX Points: 35Posts: 155 Bunkers
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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)
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  • PlayfromtheBrainPlayfromtheBrain Members  209WRX Points: 93Posts: 209 Fairways
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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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    60º TS Black dot
    Prior to that an Eidolon and prior to that an Eidolon,

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2919WRX Points: 305Posts: 2,919 Titanium Tees
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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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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members  260WRX Points: 80Handicap: 8Posts: 260 Greens
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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 Members  699WRX Points: 412Posts: 699 Golden Tee
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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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