[TIPS] Grasp 3 Technical Features Of A Wedge

Wedge golf club – the irons with special design, is an essential part of a complete golf set. It is the technical features, when being grasped and used properly, that can become the lethal weapons all golfers want. Check this article out to know the noticeable parameters of a wedge to utilize them for the best results.

  1. LOFT

Wedge is standout for its big loft angle and is used to chip around green. PW (Pitch Wedge) has the smallest loft in Wedge set, about 48 degrees, while others such as Approach Wedge (AW), Sand Wedge (SW), Lob Wedge (LW), High Lob Wedge and Last Wedge have loft angles respectively 52, 56, 60, 64 and 68 degrees.

[TIPS] Grasp 3 Technical Features Of A Wedge

The bigger loft, the shorter shaft, the higher and spinner ball flight. In consideration for a Wedge set, loft angles should be separated by 4 to 6 degrees to ensure the distances are not too different. You as well should not a Wedge with too big loft if it is unnecessary due to difficulty in drop point control. If your regular resolution is to lift the ball high and lessen the rolling, 56 or 58 degrees should do it in any case, unless you’re skillful and can feel the face movement at impact.

[TIPS] Grasp 3 Technical Features Of A Wedge

  1. BOUNCE

In spite of less attention than loft, Bounce still plays a vital role. Bounce is, a part of a club sole, the angle formed by the sole and the ground, ranging from 4 – 14 degrees. When striking on a hard base, a small bounce will be effective with a slide hit through the ground, while on a softer spot, a bigger bounce will suitable for a downward hit. The same theory goes with bunkers, lower bounce for hard or wet sand, higher bounce for soft sand or fried-eggs.

[TIPS] Grasp 3 Technical Features Of A Wedge

  1. GRIND

Grind refers to the additional shaping of the sole of the wedge, designed to suit its loft and bounce. To golfers having tendency of hitting with closed or opened face, Grind would be very helpful when preventing the leading edge from rising too high, avoiding thin or topping shots. Each brand has its own grind design and symbol, standing for its thickness and undulation (e.g L Grind, T Grind, M Grind…), but basically there are as following: sweeper (for too thin shot), picker (for medium thin shot), pincher (medium bounce for thin shot), trapper (low bounce), driver (medium to low bounce for steep and fat shot), digger (high bounce for too fat shot)… To observe the difference between grind types, open the face a bit when getting set and pay attention to the contact point, the grass status after hitting for clearer view of grind’s effects.

[TIPS] Grasp 3 Technical Features Of A Wedge

Normally in choosing Wedge clubs, there should be a club with small loft – big bounce (around 52-12 or 54-14) to pitch far to 70-100 yards), one with big loft – small bounce (about 58-08 or 60-06) for lower hits and wet sand shots.

As stated above, Wedge golf club has many technical points that need attentions when choosing the right ones. These features will fit the corresponding landscapes and swing skills, therefore, figure them out and practice them well before utilizing them properly for the best results. “Practice makes perfect”. This sport of Golf is truly complicated, demanding techniques and patience, but in return, it is very satisfying and fascinating to keep people in love with it more and more.

[TIPS] Grasp 3 Technical Features Of A Wedge

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