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Full Lob Wedge

 BigTexan ·  
BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
Joined:  edited Apr 3, 2020 in Wedges #1

I carry a 50°, 54° and 58° and have been working on 1/2, 3/4 and full swing shots. I’ve gotten confident in hitting those shots with all those clubs except the 58° full shot. It seems that the club either just slides under the ball or it spins off to the right. Do y’all hit full lob wedge shots or should I just resort to 1/2 and 3/4 swings with that club?

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  • FuscinatorFuscinator Members  490WRX Points: 304Posts: 490 Greens
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    I have an old 63° lob wedge I used to hit full shots with, but I practiced with it all the time (even then, I had to be 'on'). Lately, I've managed to use my lob wedges only when I have no other choice (it probably won't last).

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  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    WOW. That’s a big difference. You’re braver than me. I’d never want to hit something like that.

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2656WRX Points: 1,668Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,656 ClubWRX
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    I have a 58° wedge that I hit full. I use it full for 70 - 75 yards. It is very important to keep the hands ahead thru impact and have the correct bounce for your swing type and turf conditions.

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    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Jim Kronus JK-1 Custom Grind 54/06 w/DG S200
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Claw 1.0
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  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    I do get steep sometimes with this club. I have 12° of bounce, but I honestly don’t understand bounce that well. These wedges have 10, 11 and 12 degrees of bounce. What do you mean by turf conditions? I play in southeast Texas and the grass is mainly Bermuda.

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2656WRX Points: 1,668Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,656 ClubWRX
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    If you are steep and the turf is soft (I am guessing this is what you play on most of the time unless it is summer and drought conditions) then bounce is your friend. What you have is probably fine.

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    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 8° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Jim Kronus JK-1 Custom Grind 54/06 w/DG S200
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Claw 1.0
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1X in yellow
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    Check your lie angles, I love full 64* shots

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  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    My home course does a great job of keeping the course watered and doesn’t let it get dried out. Some of the others courses do get dried out and it scares me to hit a wedge. I’m much more comfortable playing a running punch type shot. Less of a chance to hit it thin with a wedge.

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  • LukeDonaldsTigerLukeDonaldsTiger Members  538WRX Points: 254Handicap: 19Posts: 538 Golden Tee
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    I’ve found that a shorter backswing yields more distance AND control in my 52/56/60 wedges. Even with the 9i, I’m Tony Finauing it and it works so much better.

    Maybe try this on the range. I discovered it by trying to find my maximum distance with a pitch/three-quarter swing and noticed I’m longer than taking full swings. Hands forward, aggressive but controlled downswing does this for me.

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    Driver: Mizuno JPX 900 @10.5° (Tensei White 70g stiff) - 240m/260y

    3W: Mizuno JPX 900 @15° (Motore Speeder VC 6.3 stiff) - 215m/235y

    alt.: 2i: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi @16.5° (DG S300 Sensicore) - 210m/230y

    3H: Srixon H45 Hybrid @19° (Kuro Kage 70g stiff) - 195m/215y

    3i: Mizuno MP-H5 @21° (Diamana S+ 80HY stiff) - 185m/200y

    4i-6i: Mizuno MP-15 (DG S300 Sensicore) - 4i: 170m/185y

    7i-PW: Mizuno MP-33 @1° strong (DG S300 Sensicore) - 7i: 140m/155y

    Wedges: Mizuno T20 wedges, @56-14/60-10 (DG S400 TI)

    Putter: Mizuno MP-T105

    Ball: Snell MTB Black (Yellow)

  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    I know exactly what you mean. I’ve worked very hard to cover 60-130 yards with these 1/2 and 3/4 shots. But occasionally I will catch one perfect and it explodes off the club face. I’ve really focused on trying to keep the same swing speed for these shots.

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  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    There’s a very good chance they are off. I added 1.5” extensions into all my irons and I’ve never had them checked for like angle.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    My wedges are also 1 to 1.25” longer ... but they were all set to 62*

    dbl check Tex

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    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • 8thehardway8thehardway Members  1912WRX Points: 75Handicap: 8Posts: 1,912 Platinum Tees
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    When I first got my 64* I had to train myself to swing as if I wanted to make contact a few inches past the ball to avoid sliding under/spinning right on full shots, then no problem.

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  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members  5173WRX Points: 920Posts: 5,173 Titanium Tees
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    I hit a full lob wedge about once a year. If: the ball is sitting up and I need to go over something. Like a big tree. Other than that, I'd rather hit a 1/2 or 3/4 50° wedge. I can get a bit flippy at the bottom with lofted clubs and my dynamic loft changes from shot to shot. If I take a full swing with a lob wedge, sometimes it will go 40 yards and sometimes 70 yards. Usually, the harder I swing, the higher and shorter it goes. In the whole scheme of golf, hitting a full lob wedge is one of the last shots you need to master.

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  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    That is exactly what happens to me. It seems, the harder I swing, the shorter the **** will go. A 3/4 swing seems to compress the ball better and drive it toward the target.

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  • Jeff58Jeff58 Bend OregonMembers  357WRX Points: 234Posts: 357 Greens
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    Clubs have a thing called swing weight. It’s essentially the weight distribution between the grip and the club head. A club with a higher swing weight will feel more head heavy . Wedges typically have higher swing weights than other clubs, often around D4. When you add length to a shaft, you add around 3 swing weight points per half inch. Adding 9 points to a wedge without adjusting swing weight in some way will make it both extremely heavy, and out of sync with the rest of your other clubs. You absolutely should be having trouble hitting full shots with it.

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  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5612WRX Points: 610Posts: 5,612 Titanium Tees
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    60° and 64° are a barrel o' fun on full shots, knockdowns, all that jazz. Wedges are awesome.

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  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members  1847WRX Points: 230Handicap: YesPosts: 1,847 Platinum Tees
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    58* dead right blocks here too on full swing. Up to 75% I love the club. I've been blaming the shaft.

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  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members  3547WRX Points: 178Handicap: 3.3Posts: 3,547 Titanium Tees
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    I too carry a 58*, on full shots it goes from 90-105, most of the time I don't "full" with it, it gets 75-85 yards with average swing speed 75%, all my wedges have 8* of bounce...

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  • BigTexanBigTexan Members  18WRX Points: 7Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    All of my irons were extended the same amount so I don’t necessarily notice the wedges to be much heavier. I’m pretty much self taught and have never had a club fitting, so maybe after this virus is behind me I’ll try to find a fitter to see if my clubs need to be modified.

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