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PostSubject: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 12:36 pm

Silly question but I noticed that most golf irons come with 5 to Pw but some come with a SW and AW. So what's an AW and when on course would you use ?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 12:44 pm

In the past, a pitching wedge used to be 49degrees of loft.
But recently due to the competitive nature of manufacturers boasting distance gains.
The PW cn commonly be found to be 45degrees.

This creates a huge gap of 10degree btw a PW n a SW. Thus the GW is born.

Its usually used to help wif "gap" distances btw PW n SW. 50-100m etc. But if u have a good short game. U cn use ur PW to the same effect by choking down or shortening the swing
U do not need to have a GW
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Distance control. It's for the gap in distance between your PW and SW. I carry a PW, AW, SW and LW... and I still suck... so perhaps I need a CW (cangkul wedge) instead.

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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 12:56 pm

AW for distance between 0.8m to 80m from green
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 1:16 pm

Thank you so much for the answers. It helps me alot for better understanding.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:04 pm

DLWL wrote:
... U can use ur PW to the same effect by choking down or shortening the swing
U do not need to have a GW

That's absolutely correct! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:30 pm

Technospaz wrote:
Distance control. It's for the gap in distance between your PW and SW. I carry a PW, AW, SW and LW... and I still suck... so perhaps I need a CW (cangkul wedge) instead.

TS, mine is a HW - Handwedge..... slightly more accurate... albino
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:32 pm

so the question rises, if you are only allowed 14 clubs in the bag, what clubs would you carry and is there a really a need for a AW in the bag ?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:35 pm

Driver
3W
3H
4H
5i
6i
7i
8i
9i
PW
52*W
56*W
64*W
Putter

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Virtualsaturn wrote:
so the question rises, if you are only allowed 14 clubs in the bag, what clubs would you carry and is there a really a need for a AW in the bag ?
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:39 pm

Virtualsaturn wrote:
so the question rises, if you are only allowed 14 clubs in the bag, what clubs would you carry and is there a really a need for a AW in the bag ?

1. Driver
2. 5W (or 3W)
3. 3H
4. 4H
5. 5H (or 5i)
6. 6i
7. 7i
8. 8i
9. 9i.
10. PW
11. AW
12. SW
13. LW
14. Putter

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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:47 pm

That's a perfect answer and a great help to many beginners. Many thanks Technospaz.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:49 pm

Oh and many thanks too bogeyman72. Help and advice much appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 3:56 pm

I need consistant accuracy when further from the green and consistant distance when nearing the pin. So it makes sense to pack clubs which can be consistently hit with reliable results which personally for myself is far from 14 clubs. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 4:03 pm

blee wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Distance control. It's for the gap in distance between your PW and SW. I carry a PW, AW, SW and LW... and I still suck... so perhaps I need a CW (cangkul wedge) instead.

TS, mine is a HW - Handwedge..... slightly more accurate... albino

I believe the HW is only approved for use in the MBGC bunkers. Smile.

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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 4:06 pm

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52*W
56*W
64*W
Putter

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Wah bro, 64 deg wedge is rare here in Sg ya ... Is it a Titty or Callie? Actually 62 deg wedge is also available but I rarely see people using it too ... most use up to 60 deg ...
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 4:08 pm

Titleist..... bought from USA.... same one that PM uses..... Cool

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bogeyman72 wrote:

52*W
56*W
64*W
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Wah bro, 64 deg wedge is rare here in Sg ya ... Is it a Titty or Callie? Actually 62 deg wedge is also available but I rarely see people using it too ... most use up to 60 deg ...
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 4:09 pm

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blee wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Distance control. It's for the gap in distance between your PW and SW. I carry a PW, AW, SW and LW... and I still suck... so perhaps I need a CW (cangkul wedge) instead.

TS, mine is a HW - Handwedge..... slightly more accurate... albino

I believe the HW is only approved for use in the MBGC bunkers. Smile.


Seeing how I play recently, I'd ask that it be approved for use in any bunker... or any course for that matter.

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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 4:13 pm

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bogeyman72 wrote:

52*W
56*W
64*W
Putter

Very Happy

Wah bro, 64 deg wedge is rare here in Sg ya ... Is it a Titty or Callie? Actually 62 deg wedge is also available but I rarely see people using it too ... most use up to 60 deg ...

I've seen a 70° wedge in play. affraid I HIT IT
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 5:10 pm

bogeyman72 wrote:
Titleist..... bought from USA.... same one that PM uses..... Cool

Turbo wrote:
bogeyman72 wrote:

52*W
56*W
64*W
Putter

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Wah bro, 64 deg wedge is rare here in Sg ya ... Is it a Titty or Callie? Actually 62 deg wedge is also available but I rarely see people using it too ... most use up to 60 deg ...

Bro, Phil is using Callie wedges ... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 5:12 pm

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I've seen a 70° wedge in play. affraid I HIT IT

Le zhun boh, bro? Wat brane? Rolling Eyes Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 5:18 pm

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bogeyman72 wrote:
Titleist..... bought from USA.... same one that PM uses..... Cool

Turbo wrote:
bogeyman72 wrote:

52*W
56*W
64*W
Putter

Very Happy

Wah bro, 64 deg wedge is rare here in Sg ya ... Is it a Titty or Callie? Actually 62 deg wedge is also available but I rarely see people using it too ... most use up to 60 deg ...

Bro, Phil is using Callie wedges ... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 5:28 pm

Turbo wrote:
kamen wrote:


I've seen a 70° wedge in play. affraid I HIT IT

Le zhu boh, bro? Wat brane? Rolling Eyes Laughing

Haha I had the same reaction! It's by Jack Nicklaus bro. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 5:38 pm



Check it out here Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 5:45 pm

Filling the distance gap of the Pitching wedge. Some even add the lob wedge for the same purpose.-my 2cents.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the purpose of an approach wedge ?   Thu May 02, 2013 6:11 pm

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Check it out here Smile

Pops the ball up like a rocket! lol!
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