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What's a good 50 degree wedge?

pmcukpmcuk Members Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

I use a KZG forged 50/6 wedge which I'm very fond of. My son is looking for a new 50* wedge to replace a Vokey with 12* bounce, which he finds is too much. So what would be a good option for a 50* wedge with bounce 6-10*? Could be forged or not. Could also be a gap wedge from a set of irons.

Suggest some good ones!

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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 11,309 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 9, 2019 8:22pm #2

    Vokey make two options in 50 degrees. One is the 50.08 which is the most often-seen version in my experience. And there is the 50.12 model your son doesn't like. Would the same basic sole shape with four degrees less bounce be something he might like?

    I also have a 52.08 model which seems quite low bounce to me. Vokeys are typically bendable up to 2 degree weak or strong. Bend that one down to the 50.06 and it would be a quite low bounce, medium-width sole gap wedge. He might like that a lot.

    Sorry, I'm a long-time Vokey user so my answer to most wedge questions ends up being something in the Vokey range ;-)

    P.S. Titleist will factory bend them the two degrees weak at no extra charge.

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  • BeachsideGolferBeachsideGolfer Members Posts: 248 ✭✭✭

    MIzuno MP T5...GREAT wedge, can be had on the cheap brand new on ebay

  • Exactice808Exactice808 Just want to hit ball far and go find it... Members Posts: 4,674 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 9, 2019 9:05pm #4

    @pmcuk said:
    I use a KZG forged 50/6 wedge which I'm very fond of. My son is looking for a new 50* wedge to replace a Vokey with 12* bounce, which he finds is too much. So what would be a good option for a 50* wedge with bounce 6-10*? Could be forged or not. Could also be a gap wedge from a set of irons.

    Suggest some good ones!

    Hey @pmcuk so funny this came up. super random have an old JPX 825pro GW sitting in my office from a one off set I sold and the guy didnt want the GW. My co-worker grabbed it and we were talking about how good it was LOL!

    With that being said, Dynlaite S300 (So 115gram shaft) Stiff, 50* lofts, Cavity back and 7* of bounce.
    I like my traditional matching set up wedges (OCD) but this thing is long and forgiving and part of a set. (in comparison)
    Vokey SM4 50.08* Wedge flex can hit this thing about 110ish much higher more spin
    Vokey SM5 50.08* X100 hit about 108 much lower less spin
    JPX825pro 50.07 Dynalite S300 118ish about the same as a Wedge flex just a good amount longer.

    I am 100% there are a bunch of these random set GW floating around that can be had for a song.... So unless your son is OCD and needs a matching set (sounds like not) go through the used bins for a cheap set GW. They are awsome and usually do have lower bounce from a set to mesh with the original, Some of the separate purchases have varying bounce so its a hit or miss. Im pretty sure the loose set GW are WAY cheaper than a one off Vokey or Mack Daddy?

    j

    Titleist 915D3 
    TM M2v1 - 
    TM 18* M2 
    TM TP MC 4 & 5 PX 6.0 Rifles
    Cobra AMP Cell Pro 6-PW PX 6.0 Rifles
    Titleist SM5 Vokey50*/8*, 54*/10* & 58*/8* X100's
    Scotty Newport 2 33"
  • pmcukpmcuk Members Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Good suggestions already. I forgot about the JPX series - good call. I'm in the UK so a bit less choice but plenty going used on the internet from the usual auction site(s).

  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in the UK, and can recommend a Titleist Forged 50.....from Japan, hahahah! I have a 56 on the usual auction sites as we type, but the 50* might be up for grabs too.

    Taylormade Original One 13.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    Ping G400 no.2 17* + Oban Kiyoshi White 95x.
    Titleist VG3 Forged '18 4i - PW + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50 + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Callaway PM19 54/58 + KBS 115s.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • myspinonitmyspinonit Members Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @North Butte said:
    Vokey make two options in 50 degrees. One is the 50.08 which is the most often-seen version in my experience. And there is the 50.12 model your son doesn't like. Would the same basic sole shape with four degrees less bounce be something he might like?

    I also have a 52.08 model which seems quite low bounce to me. Vokeys are typically bendable up to 2 degree weak or strong. Bend that one down to the 50.06 and it would be a quite low bounce, medium-width sole gap wedge. He might like that a lot.

    Sorry, I'm a long-time Vokey user so my answer to most wedge questions ends up being something in the Vokey range ;-)

    P.S. Titleist will factory bend them the two degrees weak at no extra charge.

    I have used a Vokey 50.08 SM5 and currently bag the 50.08 SM6. Both are bent to 49.07 both for gapping and bounce and I do like them a lot. I use the 49 mostly for full shots, occasionally a long bunker shot. Play mostly in the softer Northwest (Vancouver area), and on drier tight lies like in Palm Springs and Hawaii. So they pretty versatile for me (I'm more of a sweeper).

    Ping G400 SFT Driver 12° Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core TiNi 60 R
    Ping G 5 Wood 17.5° (@ large minus ) Alta 65 R
    Ping G 7 wood 20.5°( @ large minus ) Alta 65 R
    Ping G hybrids 22° & 26° Alta 70 R
    Miura PP9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70 A
    Vokey SM6 49.07F ; SM4 54.11M & 58.09S Steelfiber i80 R
    Wilson Staff Infinite The Bean (2018 model )
    Backup Putter: White Steel 2 Ball with Spry Evo custom aircraft aluminum insert
    Ball: Srixon QStar Tour









  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 11,309 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @myspinonit said:

    @North Butte said:
    Vokey make two options in 50 degrees. One is the 50.08 which is the most often-seen version in my experience. And there is the 50.12 model your son doesn't like. Would the same basic sole shape with four degrees less bounce be something he might like?

    I also have a 52.08 model which seems quite low bounce to me. Vokeys are typically bendable up to 2 degree weak or strong. Bend that one down to the 50.06 and it would be a quite low bounce, medium-width sole gap wedge. He might like that a lot.

    Sorry, I'm a long-time Vokey user so my answer to most wedge questions ends up being something in the Vokey range ;-)

    P.S. Titleist will factory bend them the two degrees weak at no extra charge.

    I have used a Vokey 50.08 SM5 and currently bag the 50.08 SM6. Both are bent to 49.07 both for gapping and bounce and I do like them a lot. I use the 49 mostly for full shots, occasionally a long bunker shot. Play mostly in the softer Northwest (Vancouver area), and on drier tight lies like in Palm Springs and Hawaii. So they pretty versatile for me (I'm more of a sweeper).

    I've had the SM7 52.08 for a while but found a cheap deal on a like-new 50.12 just the other day. I want to bend it to 49 and figure starting with 12 degrees of bounce it will play fine bent to 49.11 for me. I find the 52.08 pretty low bounce (plus it's the wrong loft for its spot in the bag). But I'm a high-bounce player all the way.

    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members Posts: 187 ✭✭✭

    Nike Engage 50*

  • BreezyBrett20BreezyBrett20 Members Posts: 84 ✭✭✭

    Cleveland RTX 4

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,575 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Ping gorge 50
    Ping iwedge

    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* NVS 75x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17.5* NVS 85x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Catalyst 70s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Apache MFS 85x
    Ping Blueprints 6i-PW DG xp115 x100 
    Ping iWedge 50* Tour Concept x100
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grind 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Scotty X7m
  • Ski5280Ski5280 Denver, COMembers Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    I play the 50.08 Vokey. Maybe a little less bounce will work better for him. I know that I struggle with high bounce wedges. I like the Vokey and it works well for me, but I do have my eye on the new Mizuno line coming out in September.

  • pmcukpmcuk Members Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @cardoustie said:
    Ping gorge 50
    Ping iwedge

    I'm a fan of Ping but their 50 degree wedges are all 12 degrees. The sole is different from the Vokey but it's still quite high bounce for a 50 degree wedge.

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,575 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I get mine wrx grinds
    Heel and leading edge and trailing edge relief

    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* NVS 75x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17.5* NVS 85x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Catalyst 70s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Apache MFS 85x
    Ping Blueprints 6i-PW DG xp115 x100 
    Ping iWedge 50* Tour Concept x100
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grind 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Scotty X7m
  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 222 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 11, 2019 3:19am #15

    I can't speak specifically for the 50° - but I have the 52° TaylorMade MG "Standard Bounce" ... 12° I think ... and man, I love that wedge. It's pretty much my go-to for everything under 80 yards except bunker play - have the 58° for that.

    It has a nice, square look at setup and the milled bottom seems to glide off the turf real nice. Most of the courses I play around here have a pretty tight cut around the greens and it performs great off that. Really big fan of these wedges.

    Titleist TS4 Driver 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 18°, 21°
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG 52°, 56°, 58°
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Titleist ProV1x

  • mogc60mogc60 Members Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Cleveland Rtx4. Fantastic wedge. Great shape and sole

    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

  • mx-20mx-20 Members Posts: 558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love my RTX4 50°. Great sole grind that has allowed me to pick it or take a huge divot. Very versatile wedge that just seems to work.

    PING G400 Max 9° Tour 65 S
    Cobra F9 14.5° Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    PING G410 Hybrid 19° & 22° Tour 85 S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-P DG105 S300
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50° & 54° DG105 S300
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 58° DG115 S300
    PING Sigma 2 Tyne 4  Fixed 34"
  • danielwkelliherdanielwkelliher Members Posts: 106 ✭✭✭

    Vokeys and RTX4's would be my choice. T20 might have a shot too if you are blending with Mizuno irons.

    G410 LST - Diamana 60TX, Smoke Green 60 TX
    TS3 15.75 - Evenflow White 75 6.5
    919 Tours 4-PW - Project X 6.0
    RTX4 - 50/54-60 - S400 TI
    Spider X Custom and T22 NP2

  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 188 ✭✭✭

    Mizuno t7 blue ion. Getting harder to find though.

    Ping G400 Lst 11° HZRDUS 76, 2.9, 5.5
    Cobra F8+ 3-4 15°  Aldila NV 2KXV 75 Green w/Cobra smart grip
    Adams tour prototype 18° Mitsubishi
    Adams 9031 23° Mitsubishi diamana 
    Mizuno MP5 5-W KBS tour 120 S
    Mizuno T6 50°
    Mizuno T7 54°
    Callaway Mack daddy 4 60°
    Ping anser 4 is in rotation at the moment, tp mills is resting as are the Cleveland, 8813, tess, kushin, bullseye, and the ugliest putter I own the Octagon.  
    Srixon Zstar  ball. 

  • nuttinbutapeanutnuttinbutapeanut Members Posts: 198 ✭✭✭

    TXG did a nice question and answer where they talked about gap wedges. If it's a club that you hit full shots with it should typically match your set.

  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 489 ✭✭✭✭

    Vokey 8°

    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    Titleist Vokey 54° S, 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
  • gpleonardgpleonard New Smyrna Beach, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Vokey F Grind or RTX 4 2 dot wedges would be the safe choices.

    Gil Leonard
  • texcromtexcrom Franklin, TNClubWRX Posts: 3,551 ClubWRX

    Vokey SM7 50.08F. Great wedge!

    Any combination of 14 of the clubs below make up the bag at any given time:
    Titleist TS3 10.5 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 70g Stiff 
    Titleist TS3 16.5 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 70g Stiff
    Titleist U-500 20 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 90g Stiff
    Titleist T-100 4-PW AMT Tour White S-300
    Titleist 718 T-MB 3 iron & 4 iron Project X PXi 6.0
    Titleist 718 AP2 4 - PW AMT Tour White S-300
    Titleist Vokey SM7 46-10F, 50-08F, 54-10S, 60-10S, 60-12D
    Titleist Scotty Cameron T-22 Newport 
    Titleist Scotty Cameron T-22 Newport 2 
    Titleist Pro V1X
    GO VOLS!
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 11,309 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Not trying to thread-jack and I know OP was asking about lower-bounce options.

    But literally the day after seeing this thread I picked up a Vokey SM6 50.12 and played it this weekend. Man I love that club. So much better than the GW from my JPX 900 Hot Metal set. I like a lot bounce, myself.

    Sorry. Now back to suggestions for pmcuk's son o:)

    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
  • httrhttr Raleigh, North CarolinaMembers Posts: 70 ✭✭

    I'll have to say that the Wilson-Staff is a great product for the money. I had a 50 degree given to me and I love the thing. W-S is very underrated.

  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 367 ✭✭✭✭

    CBX 50* is unparalleled, especially on full shots. I'm not sure if 10* is available, but I use an 50/11 CBX and love it. It does have a bit of an odd sole design which makes super open flop shots a little challenging, however it is still very workable with an open face, around the green with bump and runs, and even fairway bunkers or green side bunkers towards far pins.

    Ping G400 10*
    Mizuno ST180 3W 16*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Taylormade P790 (4-PW)
    Cleveland CBX 50/11
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54/10
    Cleveland RTX-3 58/9
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: K-Sig
    Bag: Pushcart - Maxfli Honors Carry - Taylormade Flextech Lite 
    Cart: TGW Players 
  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,406 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I have Taylormade xFT 50 I love

    TM M3 440 TP 10 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM M2 Tour 15 Kuro Kage
    TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
    TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
    TM ATV HP 58 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • mwink822mwink822 Members Posts: 2,692 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Another vote for a Vokey SM7 F-Grind in 50.08. Another good option would my current gamer, the Mizuno T-7. I have it in 51 which is either 8 or 9 degrees bounce (check my signature for verification), they also had a 50 degree wedge option with a similar bounce configuration. The sole is wide-ish and it has just a little bit of heel relief so it can be played open faced to a certain degree.

    Titleist 917D3 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI 80 TX
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Diamana S+ 80X
    4 - 718 Titleist AP3 Project X 6.0
    4-P 718 Titleist AP2 Project X 6.0
    White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
  • hogan234hogan234 Members Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve always been a fan of a Vokey 50/08. My favorite forgiving gap wedge is a Ping Eye2 PW at 50.5*. I’m guessing it’s not conforming; however.

    Titleist 913D2 10.5* 
    Yonex Ezone 18* 5 Wood
    Ping G15 23* Hybrid
    Mizuno MX25 5-PW Exsar IS-2
    Mizuno MP-T 51* Exsar IS-2
    Mizuno MP-T 58* SteelFiber i85
    Kingston KP1
    ProV1x/KSig
  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members Posts: 249 ✭✭✭

    Rtx here also.

  • tlehmanntlehmann Members Posts: 76 ✭✭✭

    Vokey dominates for a reason

    Titleist TS2 9.5* / Project X EvenFlow White T1100 65X
    Taylormade SLDR 14* / Fujikura Motore Tour Spec 8.3X
    Titleist 818H2 19* / Fujikura Atmos Black 9X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 4 Iron / Nippon Modus 120X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 4-PW / Nippon Modus 120X
    Titleist SM5 52.08F* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Titleist SM7 56.08M* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Titleist SM7 60.04L* / KBS Tour 610 S+
    Taylormade Spider X
    Yes! Dawn

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