Wedge buying guide
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What makes a wedge forgiving ?
There are a few things that will add to how forgiving a golf wedge is. The most common thing you will notice is the center of gravity. Forgiving wedges will have a lower center of gravity.
Forgiving wedges are also going to be cavity back and have a larger clubface than the blade-style wedges. Sometimes a wedge with extra bounce will also be considered more forgiving because it allows golfers to get through the grass and get the ball up in the air.
There is no magic formula when it comes to wedges, you will still need to perfect your skill and learn different types of chip shots and pitch shots to get the best results.
What wedges should high handicappers carry ?
High handicappers should carry the same wedges that low handicappers carry. It is crucial to have a pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, and a lob wedge. Sometimes players that struggle with getting consistent distance will fill their bag with extra fairway woods and hybrids. Make sure to leave room for plenty of wedges.
It is important to make sure you have a club that has more than 56 degrees of loft. These clubs will make a big difference when it comes to learning how to get out of all types of sand traps.
Graphite or Steel Shaft?
You should match the shaft in your pitching wedge or irons to the shaft in your wedges. If you are a slower swinging player that uses graphite in all of their clubs, make sure the wedges have graphite as well. Cleveland sells many of their wedges in a stock graphite shaft.