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I'm considering swapping out my 9 iron for a very strong lofted wedge. I'm finding I prefer sand wedge type club for chipping on Rye and Bermuda grass. A Vokey 48 vs my Titleist 660 was the test.

Any ideas on the downside of using a sand wedge type head for longer shots?

Driver Titleist TS3 10.5 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

4 Wood Titleist 913 17 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

7 Wood Titleist 913 21 Diamana ilima 70 stiff

Hybrid Titleist 913H Project  X 5.5 Japan Spec stiff

Irons 4-PW Tommy Amour Silverback 845C Dynalite Gold stiff

Gap wedge Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C 52 Dynalite Gold stiff

Sand wedge Titleist Vokey TVD 58 K grind Dynamic Gold 115

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I don't have any problems with the idea in theory, but I would be curious to know how you plan to execute it.

 

Do you know of an OEM that makes a wedge loft in the 42/43* range? In my experience (which is necessarily limited) 46* seems to be about the upper end. I suppose one could bend it 3* strong, but then it seems like bounce and turf interaction might be an issue.

Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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Man, if only I was consistent enough to get a wear mark like that! What was that dude hitting? Rocks?

Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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I think I can get there with a Fourteen Future Heritage or DJ-4.

Driver Titleist TS3 10.5 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

4 Wood Titleist 913 17 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

7 Wood Titleist 913 21 Diamana ilima 70 stiff

Hybrid Titleist 913H Project  X 5.5 Japan Spec stiff

Irons 4-PW Tommy Amour Silverback 845C Dynalite Gold stiff

Gap wedge Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C 52 Dynalite Gold stiff

Sand wedge Titleist Vokey TVD 58 K grind Dynamic Gold 115

Putter Ping Dalehead Anser

 

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I was messing around with my Vokey 48 and my Titleist 660 pitching wedge. And my Mizuno T-7 47 and my Titleist 735 CM pitching wedge. It was easier to chip with the Vokey and the T-7.

Driver Titleist TS3 10.5 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

4 Wood Titleist 913 17 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

7 Wood Titleist 913 21 Diamana ilima 70 stiff

Hybrid Titleist 913H Project  X 5.5 Japan Spec stiff

Irons 4-PW Tommy Amour Silverback 845C Dynalite Gold stiff

Gap wedge Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C 52 Dynalite Gold stiff

Sand wedge Titleist Vokey TVD 58 K grind Dynamic Gold 115

Putter Ping Dalehead Anser

 

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Are you talking about sand wedge loft or sand wedge high-bounce sole? Higher bounce PWs...

From Callaway, the lowest-lofted W (wide) sole wedge is 50*.From TaylorMade, the lowest-lofted wedge with standard grind is 50*/9.From Vokey, you an get a 46*/10, a 48*/10 and a 50*/12 wedges, all F grind

What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2020)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

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)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

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Actually a 41-43 degree wedge is the same loft as my eight iron in the old days. Then I used an eight iron, pitching wedge and sand wedge lofts were 42, 51 & 57. The thought is a 41, 42 or 43 degree pitching wedge (SW type head) will go through Bermuda and Rye better than a conventional nine iron.

Driver Titleist TS3 10.5 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

4 Wood Titleist 913 17 Diamana ilima 60 stiff

7 Wood Titleist 913 21 Diamana ilima 70 stiff

Hybrid Titleist 913H Project  X 5.5 Japan Spec stiff

Irons 4-PW Tommy Amour Silverback 845C Dynalite Gold stiff

Gap wedge Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C 52 Dynalite Gold stiff

Sand wedge Titleist Vokey TVD 58 K grind Dynamic Gold 115

Putter Ping Dalehead Anser

 

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