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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:52 pm

Posted by Hyperactive


Seve makes it look so easy. I would say i've played a few sand shots that Seve would have been pleased with, but i've had many more Hamlet moments though lol.
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:21 pm

Posted by ABLaw


Carry 3 mizuno wedges, 52, 56 and 60. Next to no bounce on the 60 and plenty on the 56, so it's the 56 that gets used out of the bunkers
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:16 pm

Posted by zombie


I can't bring myself to use my shiny Mizuno wedges from sand...  I keep a well travelled Cleveland wedge in my bag to take the abuse I give out in my deep bunkers.

Is anyone else this sad with their shiny clubs?
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Posted by Deemac


zombie wrote:

I can't bring myself to use my shiny Mizuno wedges from sand...  I keep a well travelled Cleveland wedge in my bag to take the abuse I give out in my deep bunkers.

Is anyone else this sad with their shiny clubs?


Me too! I've ditched my 3-wood so that I can carry two identical 58 deg wedges. The old onefor the sand, and my new one from the turf!
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:31 pm

Posted by Wizzle


I've just got a couple of new wedges and the first thing I said to my dad was I need to beat these wedges up so I feel less protective of them!

I carry a 54/9 and 60/5 combo for no other reason than when I first started playing that was the wedge combo Luke uses and his shirt game seemed a good one to try and emulate.  The 60 gets most bunker use but I will use the 54 if I'm trying to ht a running shot as it comes out with much less spin.   

The 54 is about 100 club for me and the 60 I rarely use for full shots.  I use a combination of the 2 for pitching along with my 50 gap wedge and the 45 deg pw
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:21 pm

Posted by ABLaw


Found a quiet spot on the range and i went to the bother at the end of last season of getting a pretty exact yardage for my PW, 52, 56 & 60. After taking 5 good hits that were well grouped, I used my bushnell / paced out, and the yardages between each were pretty consistent, but the thing i didn't take into consideration was the difference between range balls and say ProVI's. Has anyone any idea what i need to add on?


When out playing a couple of weeks ago, i had 77 yds to the pin, had a very slight following breeze (less than 1/2 club), hit what i thought was a 90% shot, and flew 10 yards past the pin, with my 56deg, which on the range flies 72yds comfortably? Now I understand it seems like i've almost answered my query, but would be interested to hear if you guys had info on this?
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 pm

Posted by Celtic_Bil


ABLaw wrote:

Found a quiet spot on the range and i went to the bother at the end of last season of getting a pretty exact yardage for my PW, 52, 56 & 60. After taking 5 good hits that were well grouped, I used my bushnell / paced out, and the yardages between each were pretty consistent, but the thing i didn't take into consideration was the difference between range balls and say ProVI's. Has anyone any idea what i need to add on?


When out playing a couple of weeks ago, i had 77 yds to the pin, had a very slight following breeze (less than 1/2 club), hit what i thought was a 90% shot, and flew 10 yards past the pin, with my 56deg, which on the range flies 72yds comfortably? Now I understand it seems like i've almost answered my query, but would be interested to hear if you guys had info on this?


Range balls come in different 'distances'.  Usually depending on the type of range and size, some balls may be 70% distance, some 80%, some 90% and some will be full distance.

Whatever the type of range ball, the best bet is to hit some wedges with the actual balls you use.  The only way to be 100% be sure.
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Posted by Wizzle


I dud the same last night and hadn't taken into account the range ball effect, might need to be careful on Saturday :/
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:50 pm

Posted by wazy15


I carry a 52, 56 and 60. My 52 and 60 are used for full wedge shots into greens. My 56 is my pitching, chipping and bunker club. I play a 56 with 10 bounce. I was almost going for a 13 bounce but I like to chip and pitch a lot with my 56 for 70 yards in. Went for 10 bounce which makes it useable in firm conditions when I play elsewhere. Can increase bounce by opening the face or reducing it by leaning the shaft forward so can easily adapt.
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Re: Sand iron, what loft did you choose?

Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:19 am

Posted by MX Man


zombie wrote:

I can't bring myself to use my shiny Mizuno wedges from sand...  I keep a well travelled Cleveland wedge in my bag to take the abuse I give out in my deep bunkers.

Is anyone else this sad with their shiny clubs?


Guilty as charged.

Managed to get a brand new Tour Style 56-11 last year in a local pro shop. Absolutely gorgeous club. One of the best looking wedges ever made imho.

It's only had a couple of outings since as I hated seeing  it getting scratched, especially as the sand in our bunkers was wet and compacted for most of the year. A  bit of me was thinking that I'd probably bought one of the last new ones left anywhere and ought to keeep it pristine, but it isn't a museum piece and it feels superb so will go back in the bag this season once the weather gets better and I'll give it an airing at Frilford Heath.

In the meantime I've been using an old Tour Series 56-08 Raw Ox, which is great out of wet compacted sand.

On the OP's point, I have used a 58 which was good for deep bunkers and little flop shots but I needed to make my 52 cover 90-60 yards from the fairway which was asking too much of my distance control so I went back to a 56, which I think gives a better balance.
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