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Hey everyone.

 

I only play one wedge beyond my PW in my iron set up. I’m looking to replace my sw with a 56 that will be used obviously from bunkers, But also with full swing Fairway shots and Greenside chipping and pitching.

 

what would you suggest grind wise. I am very much used to the I 2+ Fwiw.  I’m not much of a digger, but my sand game isn’t the best fortunately I don’t spend a ton of time in bunkers. Our sand condition here in Michigan is pretty standard not super light can get wet from time to time.  Any thoughts…trying before I buy is not an option for me 

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Driver: Ping G20

Fairway Woods: Titleist PT 15 and 20

Irons: Mizuno MP-32 3-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 53, 56

Putter: Ping Anser 2

Ball: K-Sig

Bag: Ping L8

 

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56 degree S grind.  I find it to be the best all around grind.  

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Thanks.  I should mention that I’m not looking to replace anything per say…but I won a vokey of my choice in a scramble and want to give it a fair shake against my current wedge which is an eye 2+

Driver: Ping G20

Fairway Woods: Titleist PT 15 and 20

Irons: Mizuno MP-32 3-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 53, 56

Putter: Ping Anser 2

Ball: K-Sig

Bag: Ping L8

 

Relax, have fun, and enjoy every moment.  Golf is the greatest game on earth. 

 

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I find that S grind is great all around. I use the S grind in my 54 and 58. I would go S.

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1 hour ago, Wonder Bread said:

Thanks.  I should mention that I’m not looking to replace anything per say…but I won a vokey of my choice in a scramble and want to give it a fair shake against my current wedge which is an eye 2+

You might find the K-grind more similar to the eye 2+ more than some of the other grinds.

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Oh man I see where this is going to go.  What’s generally the easiest to re-sell?

Driver: Ping G20

Fairway Woods: Titleist PT 15 and 20

Irons: Mizuno MP-32 3-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 53, 56

Putter: Ping Anser 2

Ball: K-Sig

Bag: Ping L8

 

Relax, have fun, and enjoy every moment.  Golf is the greatest game on earth. 

 

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8 hours ago, Wonder Bread said:

Oh man I see where this is going to go.  What’s generally the easiest to re-sell?

It’s a Vokey  you’re inquiring, any should resell without a problem. Go to the Titleist site, you’ll see the different grinds AND the player profile that each grind is best suited to per the site. Should be helpful or get a CBX version from Cleveland. 

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I’m just in a bad mood…hard to pick one when I haven’t played any of them.  

Driver: Ping G20

Fairway Woods: Titleist PT 15 and 20

Irons: Mizuno MP-32 3-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 53, 56

Putter: Ping Anser 2

Ball: K-Sig

Bag: Ping L8

 

Relax, have fun, and enjoy every moment.  Golf is the greatest game on earth. 

 

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It depends on whether you want a wedge that mimics the Eye2’s mechanics as closely as possible, or you believe that an alternative configuration and approach to bunker play is of more interest.
 

The eye2 has 14 degrees of bounce, but an obviously radical amount of curvature. While this would at first glance appear somewhat similar to the Vokey’s with heel and toe relief (the M and D), the eye2 was designed to be played with a straight face technique (which is in line with the S and F grinds).

 

It would seem unlikely that the M would be in your best interest. At 8 degrees, it’s best played with a very open face. The other extreme, the F, is also likely to be a bit of cultural (and potentially elbow) shock. Played with the same mechanics as the eye2, it’s going to bounce. A lot.

 

That would leave the S and D. Getting both would be a very interesting experience, but if there can be only one, I’d go D. The floatation will likely be similar to the eye2, and the ability to hit a variety of shots with open and closed face as conditions warrant is really what you’re looking for in a more modern solution.

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Wedgies - MG3 50/56/60

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13 hours ago, boggyman said:

F grind

 The F-grind has 14* of bounce, combined with a medium-size sole flange. This is different from the MD family, in which the 12* bounce model has a W-grind (wide sole).

 

With MDs I switched to the S-grind, as most of our local courses have switched to heavy sand, and the W-grind gets hung up too often.

 

I have twice had quality time with Vokey wedges, once at a major expo and two years later at a Titleist Thursday fitting. The Vokey F-grind works well for full shots, and square-faced partial shots, and can be opened slightly without a problem. F-grind is most popular SW grind on pro tour.

 

The Vokey S-grind is a good general-purpose grind, and has a thinner flange and moves through turf a bit faster. You might try both the S-grind and F-grind and see which works best for you.

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Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

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Just went thru wedge fitting for the sm9's 

 

I had an idea of what I wanted based on having vokeys for like 15 years or so 

 

60* M grind , have had the last 3 cycles in m grind and I love it 

 

56 - loved both the M and F , F was slightly better on full shots as the grind suggest so went with it (mostly use my 56 for green side (square face)  and approach , since you play your 56 from the bunkers I would recommend the M grind (s could be an option here too or K for a higher cap player) 

 

50 - f grind was the best for me , I really only hit this one full 

 

The fitting was really beneficial , fitter handed me clubs blind, I couldn't look at bounce or grind and had to hit a variety of full , half , tight lie , rough and green side shots. I was set on the 56 m grind but blind testing put the f in my hands. Fun experiment.

 

 

 

 

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