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I use a Callaway 64 degree Sure Out. It works.

O.g. eye 2 S for everything greenside.

Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

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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Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

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SM7 58.10 S bent to 59.11.

WITB

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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fluffy lie - 56/10

wet/shallow sand - 60/05

Cobra                      F9 9.0 Driver w/HZRDUS smoke 60 6.5
Titleist                     TS2 16.5 Wood w/HZRDUS smoke 70 6.5
Ping                         G410 19 Hybrid w/Ventus Blue 9 X

Titleist                     818 H2 23 Hybrid w/Accra TZ5 Proto 95 X
Ben Hogan              PTX Pro 4-7, ICON 8-P w/x100

Ben Hogan              Equalizer Wedges 52/58 w/x100

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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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... 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.

TaylorMade SIM Max ... Diamana Limited 55R
Callaway Super Hybrid 17*  ... Diamana Limited 65R

TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
4-Wedge Titleist T100-S ... Steelfiber 95R
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60 degree Callaway PM grind.

 

Essentially it's a Ping Eye2

Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/ Diamana D+ 95
Cobra King Forged TEC 4-GW w/Nippon Modus 130

Cobra King MIM Black 56 and 60 wedges

SGC #002 flow neck 385g

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> @toc said:

> Bunkers? Who hits into bunkers?

 

Usually a 3rd on par 5's

Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/ Diamana D+ 95
Cobra King Forged TEC 4-GW w/Nippon Modus 130

Cobra King MIM Black 56 and 60 wedges

SGC #002 flow neck 385g

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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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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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20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
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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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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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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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