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Might be a dumb question but is it better to bump loft down or up? Does either way have a negative or better effect on a club?

 

Situation is that I need a 51degree gap wedge, I play the Titliest Vokeys, and wondering if I buy a 52 degree and bump it down or I buy a 50degree and bump it up. Does it really matter?

 

Any help would be appreciated.... Thanks

Driver - M2/KuroKage xstiff
3 wood - TS2 16.5/KuroKage xstiff
Hybrids - Titleist 918 3/4
Irons - Mizuno 223, Modus 105 Stiff
Wedges - Vokey SM8 - 51, 56, 60
Whitlam/Gauge Design - Coldstar Devon ETBW
Bag - Sun Mountain C-130

Club - WoodenSticks Golf Club

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Two things you've got to watch out for: bounce angle and offset.

 

1-2* shouldn't affect the playablility or offset much at all, you can definately bend your 52 to 51 no problems. You'll hit it slightly father and ever so slightly lower. You may not even notice much of a difference to be honest.

 

The rule is that for every degree you bend a wedge strong you will lose a degree of bounce and for every degree you bend it weak you wll gain a degree of bounce. So your 52.08 Vokey will become a 51.07. If you're a steep swinger, I'd buy the 50.08 and bend it weak, if you're shallow I'd buy a 52.08 and bend it strong. You really can't go wrong either way.

 

Bending a club 1-2* shouldn't cause any huge changes in offset. Any more than that, and things might start looking a little funky. Bending strong increases offset, and bending weak decreases offset.

 

My advise, bend away if you're hitting the club a touch too far, or if you want to fit it into your current loft gaps!

 

Hope that helps and go to a good clubmaker, should be easy as pie.

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