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There has always been a running discussion/argument about wedge length. Some advocate 9-P-G same length. S & L a bit shorter. One thing my several attempts at SL showed me was I did not like the s

For my sets that require a gap wedge, I usually set it at the same length as the PW, maybe 1/4" shorter.  Only slightly above average height, but with short than average arms, so I've tended to prefer

Same length here too for PW and GW.  They are like a pair with similar overall weights and swingweights, same lies, playing mostly full-ish shots.  Then SW and LW are like a pair, same length at 1/2"

I play my 9-P-G-S-L Single Length at 36.0" ungripped, with great results.

I can get my 9-P-G to the same swing-weight without much "intervention" other than normal tip weights.

For S and L wedges, I usually have to drill out the hosels to remove as much weight as I can before worrying about drilling out the side of the hosel.  For S and L,  these days I'm using  RTX-4, which are very heavy at stock SW of D5.  Mine play heavier than I want, but it's really no concern for me, and I'd say costs me 0 strokes.

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1/8” less, 1.5 swingweight points higher at e1.5

 

I like my wedges almost the same length ... make this step from 44* to 64*


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For me I go standard 1/2" gap all through the set including from 9 to PW, then GW is the same as PW, then SW is 1/4 shorter than GW, then LW is 1/4 shorter than SW.  D3 through the 9i, then D4 for PW and GW, then D5-6 for SW, D6-7 for LW.

 

Just a feel thing, with no wrong way to do it--though I don't think you can figure out what works best for yourself without good old fashioned trial and error.

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For my sets that require a gap wedge, I usually set it at the same length as the PW, maybe 1/4" shorter.  Only slightly above average height, but with short than average arms, so I've tended to prefer slightly longer wedges.

 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400

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Same length here too for PW and GW.  They are like a pair with similar overall weights and swingweights, same lies, playing mostly full-ish shots.  Then SW and LW are like a pair, same length at 1/2" shorter than PW, similar weights, heavier shafts, playing mostly less-than-full shots.

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3I Srixon Z 545 4H Adams S 9031 6I-PW Mizuno MP-54, C Taper Lite X

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Several manufacturers have the PW and GW/AW with same-length shafts.

 

     
Tour Edge EXS irons  
PW 35.75" 42°
AW 35.75" 46°
GW 35.75" 51°
SW 35.75" 56°
     
TaylorMade M6 irons  
PW 36" 43.5°
AW 36" 49.0°
     
Ping G410 irons  
PW 35.5" 44.5°
UW 35.5" 49.5°
     
Ping G710 irons  
PW 35.5" 44°
UW 35.5" 49.0°
   
     

 

This in part has to do with weight and balance of the clubheads.

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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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