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I have been golfing a decent amount this year and hope to continue next season. I am looking to get a new set of irons and wedges. My question is if the iron set comes with a GW of ~49 degree loft and my bag only has room for 2 more wedges, is it better to get a 52 and 56 or a 56 and a 60?

P.S. I realize its also possible to get a 54 and 60 but I don't want to break the bank and 54s seem rarer and offered by more expensive brands.

Thanks in advance.

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There's nothing better or worse about bending strong or weak. It just depends on what you're trying to get to.   Bending weaker will add bounce and stronger will remove bounce. But if you ar

2 hours ago, dhen9 said:

I always try to keep 3-5 degrees between my wedges. buy the 52-56 and have them bent 1* weak. 

This is what I am going to do. I also have a 49 * gap. I feel a 53, 57 should be perfect. But just curious, why bending weak is better than strong? Is it something to do with removing bounce instead of adding it? Also curious if anyone knows how grind would be affected (if at all) when bending wedges?

 

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Are you sure you need a 3i, ermmm umm a '4 iron' at the top of the bag that's is a wee bit strong?  But personally I'm a 54/58 guy, so that would be my direction.

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You seem to be lukewarm about the LW. In the past, have you used a 58* or a 60*?

 

Personally, I have struggled with 60* wedges on distance control, but have done well with 58*.

 

If you got a 54 + 58 this might give you some even gapping. (Note: quite a few players only hit partial shots with LW)

 

If you're mixing set wedges with specialty wedges, one or the other may have a hotter face. So, this means you should avoid bending until you have hit trail shots to see how far each one carries. 

 

8 hours ago, CSgolf006 said:

P.S. I realize its also possible to get a 54 and 60 but I don't want to break the bank and 54s seem rarer and offered by more expensive brands.

Wedges with 52-56-60 only in offerings tend to be the budget wedges. Nothing wrong with budget wedges, but you don't get the variety offered by major brands. 54* is not all that rare.

 

If we get a break in COVID (hope, hope...) try some of the spring golf expos. You likely could pick up a couple of matching phased out wedges for under $100 each. 

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8 hours ago, CSgolf006 said:

I have been golfing a decent amount this year and hope to continue next season. I am looking to get a new set of irons and wedges. My question is if the iron set comes with a GW of ~49 degree loft and my bag only has room for 2 more wedges, is it better to get a 52 and 56 or a 56 and a 60?

P.S. I realize its also possible to get a 54 and 60 but I don't want to break the bank and 54s seem rarer and offered by more expensive brands.

Thanks in advance.

Consider a component company for a better price. I use Acer wedges and the heads are only $12 ea.

https://www.valuegolf.com/wedge-heads/acer-xb-satin-wedge-heads

Driver: TM R540

Fairways: TM V-Steel

Hybrid: Nickent 3DX

Irons: TA 845s OS RO

Wedges: Acer XB Satin

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1

 

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6 hours ago, DarthFader17 said:

This is what I am going to do. I also have a 49 * gap. I feel a 53, 57 should be perfect. But just curious, why bending weak is better than strong? Is it something to do with removing bounce instead of adding it? Also curious if anyone knows how grind would be affected (if at all) when bending wedges?

 

thanks!

 

There's nothing better or worse about bending strong or weak. It just depends on what you're trying to get to.

 

Bending weaker will add bounce and stronger will remove bounce. But if you are only talking about a 1* change it really won't matter. The grind of the sole doesn't change when you bend.

 

As others have pointed out, don't get too hung up on the actual number. Make the gaps work for the distance you want.

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On 10/24/2020 at 6:56 AM, CSgolf006 said:

. My question is if the iron set comes with a GW of ~49 degree loft and my bag only has room for 2 more wedges

 

Buy a 56* and a 64*

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Cleveland RTX 48-52-56-64 wedges

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On 10/24/2020 at 9:56 AM, CSgolf006 said:

I have been golfing a decent amount this year and hope to continue next season. I am looking to get a new set of irons and wedges. My question is if the iron set comes with a GW of ~49 degree loft and my bag only has room for 2 more wedges, is it better to get a 52 and 56 or a 56 and a 60?

P.S. I realize its also possible to get a 54 and 60 but I don't want to break the bank and 54s seem rarer and offered by more expensive brands.

Thanks in advance.

I’d go 54 and 59 (bend a 60 to 59) 

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On 10/24/2020 at 6:56 AM, CSgolf006 said:

I have been golfing a decent amount this year and hope to continue next season. I am looking to get a new set of irons and wedges. My question is if the iron set comes with a GW of ~49 degree loft and my bag only has room for 2 more wedges, is it better to get a 52 and 56 or a 56 and a 60?

P.S. I realize its also possible to get a 54 and 60 but I don't want to break the bank and 54s seem rarer and offered by more expensive brands.

Thanks in advance.

 

If I continue to play my Titleist T-MB set one of my options is bend my Callaway X wedges one degree weaker 49, 53, 57. I'm currently using 50, 54, 58 Titleist wedges.

Driver Titleist 913 10.5 Diamana Whiteboard 63 stiff

4 Wood Titleist 913 16..25 Diamana Whiteboard 73 stiff

7 Wood Titleist 913 21 Diamana Whiteboard 83 stiff

Irons 4-PW Titleist 716 T-MB KBS C-Taper Lite stiff

Gap wedge Titleist SM6 50 Dynamic Gold 115

Sand wedge Titleist Vokey TVD 54 K grind Dynamic Gold 115

Lob wedge Titleist Vokey TVD 58 K grind Dynamic Gold 115

Putter Scotty Cameron Red X3

 

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