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Should I go +1/4" or does it matter?
I am about to get a 52 and 56 vokey, my irons are currently +1/4 inch lengthen. Before I purchase them I would like to get the advice of the Golf Wrx's out there. I was about to order them yesterday when the shop I was at told me that since it was only 1/4 inch it really did not matter, that its such a small increase that I would not notice it--my question, is this true? Should I not worry about it, or my irons are +1/4 so too should be my wedges?
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IMHO, if you have this option, I'd have the wedges made +¼" to match the extra length in your irons.

 

Back in '98, I was professionally fitted for a set of 3-SW PING ISI's and I went with +¾" on everything. The PING pro was at pains to point out the importance of having ALL of your irons match your physique and swing.

 

Currently, I play Callaway X-14's that are +½" on the 3 thru' PW (stock Callys are ¼" longer than stock PINGs....so same overall length as my old ISI's). They didn't come with a matching SW/LW, so I bought standard length 54° and 58° Forged+ wedges. As soon as I started playing with these clubs I noticed the difference in length: not on partial or greenside chip shots, but on full swings I was blading a lot of my shots. I guess that I was used to the extra length in the PINGs, and was subconsciously coming up on the ball through the shot. I popped off the grips on the Forged+'s and epoxied a ½" aluminum butt shaft extension in each one. Now, I don't have any problems at all.....other than the rest of my game!!!

 

To sum up...if you need the extra length in your irons, you need it in your wedges.

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if 1/4" is such a small incriment then why are your irons 1/4" long?

 

if your irons are a 1/4" long, your wedges should be 1/4". this is assuming you irons are a 1/4" long because of your floor to wrist height and not because you want more distance or a flatter swing.

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Get your wedges the way you want them.

 

I've ordered them +1/2 and + 1/4 before and asked for an extra wrap around the grip for the lower hand - so get what you want - you're paying.

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