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So I have recently gotten back into the specialty wedges as I have played set wedges forever.  I currently have all Vokey wedges, 3 SM6 and 1 SM7.  I was wondering, does everyone stick with the same brand of wedges for consistency or is it a hodge-podge/mixed bag when it comes to wedges?  I am very happy with my Vokey set I have now, but just wondering what other do?

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Driver:  Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w PROformance 65g X Shaft

Fairway Wood: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14* w PROformance 80g X Shaft tipped 1 inch
Irons:   Ping Rapture 2 iron w Ping CFS Soft Stepped Stiff Shaft
             Tommy Armour Silver Scot Blades 4-9 w AWT 2.0 X Shaft                      
Wedges:  Vokey SM6 - 46*, 52*, 56*   SM7 - 60* w AWT 2.0 X and AWT 2.0 Wedge Flex shafts

Grips:  Awaiting delivery...
Putter:  Bastain Milled Fusion Golf Prototype 1 of 1 Flow Neck w Custom DTG Smoke Shaft @ 33.75" w Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
Ball:  Kirkland Signature V3.2

Bag: 2020 Ping Hoofer Lite

Glove: MG DynaGrip Elite

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CDO - please put it in alphabetical order like it should be.

Mikey--- I always say play what works for your game whether it is matching wedges or as you put it a hodge podge mixed set. Since I am more or less old school I only carry 2 wedges. Right now I am gam

Evidently I'm a sucker for a pretty face. Waiting on the set AW wedge, but since there is no SW or LW in ZX7 (at least in the US), I tried a couple of different options and historically didn't like 60

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I was a hodgepodge till yesterday.  Had put a Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw in the bag a month ago and yesterday I completed the set.  
now I have ping G710 4 - U which is a 50° wedge.  Then I go to the Cleveland’s  52°-56° -60°.  
last into the bag, yesterday, was the 52° and i used it a few times two full shots and a few chips I wanted to run a bit.  All worked as planned.  
 

Cleveland has a winner here.  Used the 60° for a while and then quickly added the rest of the set.  

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Ping 5 wood G410 Alta s 
Ping G710 DG 105 R300 4-U 

Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 52°
Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 56°
Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 60º 

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I've played a 50-54-58 set up for a while, and I always seem to like the 50-54 wedges to be the same and the 58 different. I guess it's because I don't ever take a full swing with the 58.

Currently, Callaway MD5 Jaws in the 50-54 and TM High-Toe in the 58.

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Titleist 917F3 15.0 - Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757x

Mizuno MX23 3 iron - True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Taylormade P770 4-PW - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw 50, 54 - KBS $-Taper 120s

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I'm currently in a hodgepodge with 2 Callaway and 1 Ping, or 2 Ping and 1 Callaway, or all Callaway. I seem to be sticking to the first one the most. 

 

I do plan on getting new wedges soon and I could still end up in a mix of brands but with more brands coming out with a full face groove model I may end up in 1 brand. Will all depend what I hit the best. 

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - Kingdom Putter - SIK Pro Tour Proto - and more. 

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I use the PXG 0211DC Gap Wedge from the set and then my trusty Vokey Oil Can 56 I've had for a decade. Just added a 60deg Callaway 2019 PM Grind for specialty shots that I love.  I'm not OCD about that, I use what I like and what works for me.  That Oil Can I trust all the time.  I know exactly what distances it goes, how it'll come out of the bunker, etc.  The PM was for fun and to try something new.

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I’ve got RTX Zipcore in 50-54-58 and love them overall.
 

Only difference is I custom ordered the 50* through Cleveland with a DG S400 to play more similar to my irons. Prefer the DG Spinner shafts in the 54* and 58* though so far.

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TaylorMade SIM 2 Max (19*) / Fujikura Ventus Blue 7-S

TaylorMade P770 (4), Srixon Z785 (5-PW) / Modus3 Tour 120

Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50, 54, 58) / Dynamic Gold Spinner

TaylorMade TP Collection Soto (36")

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I used to play a mixed bag, but now I have 2 Miura wedges in the bag.  Sure they cost me a pretty penny, but I love the design, the sole, great turf interaction and the buttery soft feel.  I like the smaller boutique/JDM wedges over the major OEMs. 

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TM SIM 2, 8* w/Tensei 1k 70TX

TM SIM 15* w/ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Deep Face Ghost Proto TP 2 HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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I tend to go full brand with all clubs in my bag. My wedges are a set. Obviously my irons are all 1 brand lol. But I base my woods and hybos around the driver I pick. Makes no sense but neither does my golf game

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TM Sim 3H

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Same brand.  My OCD rules all...

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Driver PING G400 Max // K15 (10.5*)

Fairway Wood Callaway Steelhead XR // GBB Hawk Eye (18*)

Irons PING G400 (5-7)/i200 (8-UW) // ISI-S (4-SW) // Eye2 (4-SW)

Wedges PING Glide 2.0 Stealth ES (56*,60*) // Eye2 XG (60*)

Putter PING Karsten 1959 Anser X // Anser X (35")

Bag Datrek DG Lite II // Superlite (Stand // Cart)

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Several years ago I changed out all irons and woods going from stiff to regular shafts. I had just played with set wedges before, so specialty wedges was a whole new adventure.

 

I ended up with a Callaway iron set 46* PW, a 50* Cleveland CG14 GW, and a 56* Callaway Forged SW. (No LW). The PW had a hotter face than the GW, so distances gapped out pretty well. Eventually I dropped the 56* in favor of a CG14 54* and 58*. The 54* turned out to be better from turf, and the 58* was only way to handle some of the tucked pins or steep bunker faces I faced.

 

Fast forward, about 2018 I refitted with Calla MD3 48* and 54* and MD-PM 60*. The 60* got bumped out after one season for the current 58* C-grind. (60* just too hard to control on distance on other than greenside shots). Note: the 48* had replaced both a 46* and 50* as the two seemed to overlap on close-in shots. But, I'm starting to have trouble in the 110-yard range, can lose a couple of strokes a round. I may go back to four wedge next time I change.

 

What the golf article say: lots of golfers use the PW and GW from their iron sets - use for lots of full shots. Then they go specialty on SW and LW which they use mainly for partials. At a golf expo, one club pro said he only keeps a couple of specialty GWs on hand, as most golfers use the GW from their iron set.

 

Another matter is style of play: The Pelz crowd chases the mathematical precision of matching wedges with with 4* or 5* loft gaps in between (but you have to calibrate your swing ever so often). Others just like this wedge or that wedge, and just handle mixed-bag distance by feel.

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°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip

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

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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6 minutes ago, ChipNRun said:

Several years ago I changed out all irons and woods going from stiff to regular shafts. I had just played with set wedges before, so specialty wedges was a whole new adventure.

 

I ended up with a Callaway iron set 46* PW, a 50* Cleveland CG14 GW, and a 56* Callaway Forged SW. (No LW). The PW had a hotter face than the GW, so distances gapped out pretty well. Eventually I dropped the 56* in favor of a CG14 54* and 58*. The 54* turned out to be better from turf, and the 58* was only way to handle some of the tucked pins or steep bunker faces I faced.

 

Fast forward, about 2018 I refitted with Calla MD3 48* and 54* and MD-PM 60*. The 60* got bumped out after one season for the current 58* C-grind. (60* just too hard to control on distance on other than greenside shots). Note: the 48* had replaced both a 46* and 50* as the two seemed to overlap on close-in shots. But, I'm starting to have trouble in the 110-yard range, can lose a couple of strokes a round. I may go back to four wedge next time I change.

 

What the golf article say: lots of golfers use the PW and GW from their iron sets - use for lots of full shots. Then they go specialty on SW and LW which they use mainly for partials. At a golf expo, one club pro said he only keeps a couple of specialty GWs on hand, as most golfers use the GW from their iron set.

 

Another matter is style of play: The Pelz crowd chases the mathematical precision of matching wedges with with 4* or 5* loft gaps in between (but you have to calibrate your swing ever so often). Others just like this wedge or that wedge, and just handle mixed-bag distance by feel.

nice post and I appreciate the response.  I went the 46, 52, 56, 60 mainly because I got a ridiculous deal on the wedge set.  Likely in the off season, unless I get another stupid deal, I am currently planning on gapping to match what i'm used to of the 46,50,54,58.  I was going to just have the wedges bent but they are all fairly low bounce and I don't want to take any more bounce away from them to adjust them 2*

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Driver:  Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w PROformance 65g X Shaft

Fairway Wood: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14* w PROformance 80g X Shaft tipped 1 inch
Irons:   Ping Rapture 2 iron w Ping CFS Soft Stepped Stiff Shaft
             Tommy Armour Silver Scot Blades 4-9 w AWT 2.0 X Shaft                      
Wedges:  Vokey SM6 - 46*, 52*, 56*   SM7 - 60* w AWT 2.0 X and AWT 2.0 Wedge Flex shafts

Grips:  Awaiting delivery...
Putter:  Bastain Milled Fusion Golf Prototype 1 of 1 Flow Neck w Custom DTG Smoke Shaft @ 33.75" w Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
Ball:  Kirkland Signature V3.2

Bag: 2020 Ping Hoofer Lite

Glove: MG DynaGrip Elite

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Same brand.  My OCD rules all...

 

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Was hodgepodge until a week ago.   Had a CBX, RTX 4 and Cally JAWS.  Came to conclusion that I really like the S400 shaft in wedges so I swapped out CBX and Cally for RTX Zipcores. All with S400 shafts (although 2 have the Spinner version).  Playing 3 days in a row this week so excited to see how they perform

 

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Fairway:  Cally Mavrik SZ 16.5 Rogue White 80X
Hybrid:    816 H1 21* HB 8.8 Tour Spec S, 818 H1 25* Rogue MSI 85H

Irons:       Srixon 585 6-PW Modus 125X
Wedges:  RTX Zip 50M, RTX4 56F, RTX Zip 60L/all S400
Putter:     Mizuno M Craft VI
 

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Mixed at this point.  Apex 21 set PW and GW and then vokey sm8 54* and currently a 58* Sub70 JB low bounce.  My other wedge is a 58* vokey sm8 higher bounce.  Really liking the Sub70 JB wedge.  

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Epic 15*
Sub70 3 hybrid
Sub70 5 hybrid

Sub70 6 hybrid
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22 minutes ago, mvhoffman said:

I went the 46, 52, 56, 60 mainly because I got a ridiculous deal on the wedge set. 

 

As long as you know how far the wedges fly, a couple of extra yards gap between PW and GW is something you can handle.

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°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip

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

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     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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I could see playing different wedges if they worked. Mine are the same because they happen to work. Having not tried a bunch, I'm easy now.

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Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

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I usually match mine up at least by brand and finish, my OCD won't let me do otherwise (my brain will let me get away with SM5's vs SM3s in the bag etc). I play the set PW, but wouldn't be averse to matching it up as well assuming I could dial in the right flight/distance.

 

 

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Callaway Mavrik SZ 9 deg  / Fujikura Ventus Black Velocore 6x

Titleist TS3 3 wood / Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7x

PING G425 Hybrid 19.5 deg / Ping Alta CB Slate 

Taylor Made SIM DHY 2 iron / Mitsubishi Diamana Thump 90 Stiff (tipped 1/2")

Mizuno JPX 900 Tours 4-PW / KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff

Titleist SM5 50,54,60 / KBS 610 Stiff

Taylor Made Spider X Chalk  

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Mine is mixed. My PW is the set, MP20 MMC, GW and SW are T20 and my LW is a Taylormade milled grind. I like that my lob wedge is rusted and beat and looks different than the others.

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5 to pw. '14 TP MB w/ project x 6.5

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Lw. Milled grind w/ dg s200

Putter. Odyssey OG 7s, 33 inches

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I am about as feel of a player as it gets.  I like my 2-PW to feel and bend the same, so they have the same shafts.  My shafts are ascending 2g in weight but the same bend profile, HIGH.

 

Since 2016 been playing Vokey SM6.  Currently, my 52' has the same shaft as the rest of my irons, except it's heaviest at 108g, still HIGH bend.  However, my 58' has the original DGS200 shaft.  There's a likelihood I will be replacing the DG with the same 108g shaft as 52' or same profile except heavier weight.  But yesterday I was hitting 52 and Dash sweet as butter.

 

 

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Same brand for me.  Gives me the same feel at impact which helps with distance control and understanding where I miss it better.

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Bridgestone  Tour B x-cb  5-PW  Modus 120x

Callaway  MD5 Jaws 54s, 58lbw  DG TI 115 S200

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All matching, all the time.  I once had different finishes across my wedges on some old Vokey's and it drove me absolutely bonkers.  

TaylorMade SIM2 10.5*, Ventus Black 6X 
TaylorMade SIM2 3W 15*, Ventus Blue 7X
TaylorMade SIM2 3H 19.5*, Ventus Blue 9X

TaylorMade P7MC 4-PW, DG TI X100
TaylorMade MG2 50, 54, 58, DG TI S400

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