So you figured out you want to get a golf wedge eh? Good for you! (And your golf bag) but now the other trickier question… “What type of wedge and brand should I get?” Well if you’re expecting an answer from a golf pro or golf tech specialist, you surely won’t get it from me he he.
Like I already stated in my profile page and in a few posts here, I don’t pretend to be a pro nor a scratch golfer, but I’ve been playing for a few years now and have spent good cash in many golf products, golf clubs included. And that should give me some kind of knowledge from experience… at least enough to help newbies, and that is my mission!
Okay so enough jibber jabber!! let’s get down to business, so what wedges do I recommend for beginners? I will break my answer into 3 categories as follows:
1) BY WEDGE TYPE:
What kind of wedges do I need?
Like already explained a bit in the What Wedges Should I Carry I suggest if you are a beginner, you just have to worry about getting a SW (Sand Wedge) assuming that you already have a complete set that includes a PW (Pitching Wedge or 10-iron).
And last but not least, if you are already experimenting with flop shots you may want to get a LW (Lob Wedge).
Again, your wedge priorities while you’re a newbie are (in order of priority):
- PW (44º to 48º) which is likely already included in your golf starter set.
- SW (54º to 58º) this is crucial to play around the green and bunkers.
- LW (60º to 64º) only if you want to get more creative with the short game, but you won’t need it for a while.
I have never found a need to buy a GW (or AW). I’ve tried that club borrowing it from a couple of friends a few times. I just can’t find a reason to trade a long iron or hybrid in my bag, in order to fit a wedge to make shots that I can do with the PW or the SW. But then again, maybe that’s why I’m not a scratch golfer lol.Continue reading