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Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?
1. Yes. It helps me to shed strokes off my game
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2. Used to. It is a trouble maker for me and I've gotten rid of it.
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3. No. My 56/58 deg wedge is more than sufficient to check the ball on a dime.
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PostSubject: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:29 am

Would like to get some opinion about 60 deg wedge. Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:34 am

Good for those 20m lob shots to the green...of course if you top that out, that's a different story :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:48 am

If know and can use it well, good. Otherwise it is a waste of space. Similar to all other clubs in the bag.



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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:01 am

I didn't think it was necessary until my game last week.

1st shot off with the Driver.
2nd, 3rd, 4th shot off with the 4I / Hybrid

And the ball plopped nicely near the Green on the rough. Asked the caddy the estimated distance and said coolly, "About 50 to the Green".

I looked into my bag and almost shit my pants out: There's my 52, there's my usual 56 SW. No 60. So I ended up using the 56 Sand Wedge, turned it up flatter and gave a good lob.

Ugly shot, but it landed well on the Green with some nice encouragement from my mates.

Subsequently, another 50 yard attempt across the water to the Green with the same 56 Sand Wedge (and adding loft to it by flattening out) saw my ball met its watery demise.

Conclusion: I can only get lucky so many times with my 56/14 Sand Wedge adding loft to it. In the end, I got my 60/10 Lob Wedge yesterday. I have 1 remaining club allowance left now.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:00 am

It is my most used club from 60m in. I liked the result so much that I started trying out 64deg.

I don't do so well with adjusting face angle, I do better with swing clock. So it can be quite personal.

However, I also have 16 clubs in my bag. So if I ever play in competition, the 64 and the 3W will have to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:51 am

Got the 60 the same time that I got my 56 and 52, from day 1. They form a compulsory trio for me.

If the ball is on a sloping rough near the green, usually the 60 will surpass everything else. Likewise a short flop over bunker say 15 or 20m.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:06 am

I do, for flop shot over the bunker... 
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:16 am

For me, it's #2 and then #3. I used to carry a 60 but found it a bit tricky to handle. My 58 now does the job I need.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:29 am

Its my no. 1 club to go to when I am in the 65m zone. Can't leave home without it. Besides the driver, this is my most valued club.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:48 am

I use it to pitch it 3/4 ways from outside the green & let the ball bounce about 3x before it trickle close to the flag. Good for undulating greens.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:44 am

Tituman wrote:
Its my no. 1 club to go to when I am in the 65m zone. Can't leave home without it. Besides the driver, this is my most valued club.

wow, you can hit 65m with your lob wedge? That's great cos I can only hit it 40m.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:47 am

Tituman wrote:
Its my no. 1 club to go to when I am in the 65m zone. Can't leave home without it. Besides the driver, this is my most valued club.

That's why you have to give me 5-5 Smile

But I too find myself getting comfortable with the 58 as I approach the 50m zone.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:00 am

@newtogolf: u got try to grind away the bounce??

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:05 am

Yep. got one in my bag rusting away. Laughing Every time I use it, it got me into more trouble. Shots like there's little landing between bunker and green. It never fail me, to get into the bunker rather than over. Sad

It helped me though with other shots like there's an obstruction from a tree that's not to high and right in front of me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:06 am

51 56 61 for me... 61 is for 70m shot...
seldom lob it as i will impact with leading edge...

56 is definite partner with putter... probably due to is versatile and knuckle grind... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:07 am

My combi is 48, 54 and 58... like Vijay Singh, apparently Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:28 am

Thanks for starting this Sd. In the past when the PW loft is 48 deg, I carried a 52, 56, and 60 as my short game system. Now with stronger lofts in iron sets, PW is like 46 deg. So I ditched my old wedges for newer set up as such 50, 54, 58.

The 58 is used mainly in bunker and lofty chips / pitches with little green to work with. I find it more versatile and playable than my 60. My coach shorthitter advised that weekend hackers are probably better off than a 60, or (gasp!) 64. I took his advice and never look back. To each his own, I guess

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:31 am

nope

my 58 does everything inside 60m: pitch, chip, flop, bunker, checks, skulls, duffs

I look for a versatile sole design. Got enough bounce yet when opening the face the edge still sits close to ground so at least visually it looks easier.

like the 14s and mpts sole designs
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:31 am

I have the same setup as pocketace. my A12 irons comes with 46* PW and 50* GW, so i use a 54* sand wedge and 58* lob, but I don't practice enough with the 58* and seldom use it. Would be looking to hit more shots once I dial in my new swing.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:33 am

pushslice wrote:
nope

my 58 does everything inside 60m: pitch, chip, flop, bunker, checks, skulls, duffs

I look for a versatile sole design. Got enough bounce yet when opening the face the edge still sits close to ground so at least visually it looks easier.

like the 14s and mpts sole designs

I am especially good at the skulls and duffs, and I'm happy to coach on that. I'm so good, I can do it with almost any club in the bag, 58/60/64... putter, driver etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:37 am

anytime I need to hit a duff shot, I use my 60deg.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:43 am

Technospaz wrote:
pushslice wrote:
nope

my 58 does everything inside 60m: pitch, chip, flop, bunker, checks, skulls, duffs

I look for a versatile sole design. Got enough bounce yet when opening the face the edge still sits close to ground so at least visually it looks easier.

like the 14s and mpts sole designs

I am especially good at the skulls and duffs, and I'm happy to coach on that. I'm so good, I can do it with almost any club in the bag, 58/60/64... putter, driver etc.

hahaha the duff shot is particularly useful

e.g. you are on the fringe, got half a meter of fairway grass with grains against you before the green starts, pin is about 1m from the edge of the green. Total distance to pin, no more than 2m

Chip and run? cannot
Putt over the fairway grass? cannot
Flop it? worry I skull

Only option is to duff or chilly dip it.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:43 am

Duval_S wrote:
anytime I need to hit a duff shot, I use my 60deg.


anytime i need to throw strokes, I use my 60deg...... clown
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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:59 am

slinger wrote:
Duval_S wrote:
anytime I need to hit a duff shot, I use my 60deg.


anytime i need to throw strokes, I use my 60deg...... clown

It is my fave 25 weapon.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you carry a 60 deg lob wedge?   Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:01 am

I oni use 3 wedges PW, 52 & 58... too many wedges confused me furthermore all ended up same distance Neutral

If oni I have Sham's power... I will only bring 58 for anything below 150m, 8iron for anything below 200m and 3wood for above 200m ... simple and light, just have to bring sunday bag clown
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