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Scott Rushing
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Globalgolf.com is having a 15% OFF SALE.....Use the code 15off at checkout to save.   I think I'm going to pickup a used Vokey wedge there, very good condition for $50 after discount.  Worth a try.   Now time to see what else I can find!  Ha!

 

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I've been doing some looking

I've been doing some looking around myself lately.  Perhaps it's the weather that has reignited the club bug in me.

In particular, I'm looking at rescues and wedges.  My old hybrids haven't been as reliable of late and I'm thinking that I can probably cover off the 4 and 5 with a single club that gaps better between 7W and 6i.

I've got three seasons into my current wedges.  Considering the amount of use they get it's probably time to think about upgrading to something newer.  There are terrific deals on at Golftown for Cleveland wedges.  I have grown very comfortable with the weight and balance of my Nike wedges and was taken aback by the weight of the Clevelands.  Lots of research will have to go into this as these are the most important clubs in my bag.

For now, a new driver will have to wait.  I'm pretty sure with the way I was swinging the club at the end of the season I would be better served with a swing lesson than a new club.

Aimee
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Global is one of my hubby's favorite online stores. They sell a lot of clubs that appear to have been "demo's"...he's gotten used clubs that had no wear whatsoever. The only purchase I'm contemplating is the 3h from Callaway to match the 4 and 5. Actually it would be possibly to replace the 4 because there may not really be enough distance between those 2 to make sense, and I'd like to have a hybrid I can hit closer to 150...my 5h is 120, the 4h is about 130-135. It's not a critical purchase, but if Callaway Preowned runs another blow out, I may jump on it.

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Scott Rushing
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Yeah thus far I've been real

Yeah thus far I've been real happy with the quality of what I've gotten from GlobalGolf.

So do you guys try to have all your wedges be the same brand?  I've never really thought about that but usually mine are not.  I got closer to that recently pulling the Nike SW out and putting my old Cleveland back in.   That gave me 3 Cleveland wedges (different models) and 1 PW from the set of Cobra's I have.  But now if I like the Vokey, it'll remove one of the Cleveland wedges...

Never really thought much about them not all being the same brand...I guess it makes sense...but I've just always added them as I needed them and so it got a little mix-matched

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scomac
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I purchased a Cleveland smart

I purchased a Cleveland smart sole "C" wedge for my wife for Christmas from GlobalGolf.  I think I paid $49.99 for it (plus shipping).  It was essentially brand new as the stickers were still on the head.

I agree about the yardage gaps getting compressed with hybrids.  With the 3 Nickents that I have there is about an 8 yard gap between each.  The most versatile set-up for me is to carry the 3 and the 5, but that doesn't always work if you have specific yardages you must hit particularly for par threes.  I'm finding that having a selection of clubs and then setting your bag up to tailor to the course you're playing makes sense particularly if you're going to carry.

I've always played the same wedges, never a mixed bag.  I'm becoming more sensitive to consistency not just within a sub-set of clubs, but across the entire bag.  If the swing weights of your clubs are all over the map you're going to have a heckuva time with your tempo and quality of strike.  Even the pros with mixed bags have everything built to their exacting specs; lie angles, swing weights.  I think its important that we have some standardization in our own bags even if we're buying off the rack.

Aimee
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I think with wedges being "feel" clubs, it is important to have LW and SW be the same. Because you may take partial swings with them, having the same feel would probably make it easier (swingweight, head shape, etc.). Once you go up to the gap or PW, it probably doesn't matter as much because you are more likely taking full swings with those (which is why I see most people getting those as part of their iron set). I don't think I've seen any Pro's mixing brands within the wedges.

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Scott Rushing
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Interesting. I guess I've

Interesting. I guess I've always just sort of known how far each went or whether it tended to go more left or right and just adjusted my swing accordingly.  I guess I'll see how this club feels and plays and go from there. The biggest challenge is I carry a 64 degree wedge and many brands don't offer that.  But checking Titleist's site it appears they do, so if I need to , I could find one.

 

 

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Sco, I agree on the tailoring

Sco, I agree on the tailoring clubs to the shots you'll have to hit at that course.  There is a course I played a lot this year and there's one hole that I've found my old 5W is perfect for because of the shot shape and distance limitations of the hole.  Actually there are probably 2 tee shots I would use it for.  So when I go there, I plan to pull something else out and use the 5w, probably yank a hybrid.  But other courses, the hybrid is more valuable.  And some days I carry 2 drivers, one set to fade the other to draw.  I can usually choke down on a hybrid or 3w and get by to make up for not having a 5I or something.

 

 

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scomac
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Got an email this morning

Got an email this morning from Golftown offering free shipping as well as a 15% discount on all (well almost all) merchandaise for Leaderboard members, today only.  That was all the impetus I needed to upgrade my wedges.  They are having a great clearance offering on Cleveland wedges for Boxing Week in addition to the extras mentioned for today.

It took me quite a while to decide on what lofts to go with.  In the end I opted to stick with my current 52/58 set-up versus moving to a three wedge set-up.  I ordered a pair of 588 RTX CB's in the aforementioned lofts.  Looking forward to the added bite that the Rotex grooves provide over what I'm currently playing.  They were $76 a piece before tax.  I had looked at these in-store earlier in the week and really liked the weight, feel and the way in which they set-up behind the ball.  It's a bit like coming home as I used to play original 588's.

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Nice Sco.  I am like you with

Nice Sco.  I am like you with the 52/58 but I still carry the 64 for very specific short chips or the need to go over a barn or tree I hit!  LOL.  I'll hav to check Golftown out.  haven't been there before. 

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DON
Score 4161 wedges in my bag

I got some Score 4161 irons a few years ago and really like them a lot. I got aa set of FIVE clubs. I got a 43*, 47*, 51* 55* and a 59*. The 43* replaces my 9 Iron, the 47* my PW, and the others fill out my wedges at an even 4* difference in loft thoughout the set. While I know this might not be the best option for all golfers. it works out well for me and the other irons in my bag. What's really nice about the Scor 4161 clubs is that they come in ONE degree loft otions, all the way from 41* up to 61*. So you can find the exact loft you need to fill any and all loft gaps in your current set. IF they had a higher loft wedge, like a 63*, I'd love to have one more higher loft wedge to go with the others I now have.

I look at my 9 iron as being one of my Scoring Clubs, along with all of my wedges, So with this 5 club set I have a MATCHED set of clubs for all of my Scoring clubs, not just the higher lofted wedges. 9 iron down to a Lob wedge all matched together with EVEN loft gaps all the way through. Can't ask for moch more than that in my option.

Don

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Thanks Don.  If I like this

Thanks Don.  If I like this wedge I probably will at least replace my Gap wedge with a Vokey.  If I can find a 64 degree I might do that too.  But we'll see. 

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So not really jiving with the

So not really jiving with the Titleist wedge I bought a month or so ago.  Now I know, it's winter and I'm not getting a lot of time to work with it.  But I've hit more poor shots with it than I would have expected.  I'm not giving up on it yet but I'm also not investing in buying a matching gap wedge...it's a little shorter than what I took out.  And today I found myself always being a a yardage I couldn't reach with it.  LIke my old one goes 105 and this one is more like low to mid 90's in terms of yards.  Anyway...jury is still out..

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Aimee
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Scott, which Vokey wedge did you get (model) and what shaft? Maybe your old one had a shaft that worked better for you. Do you know what "grind" also?

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Scott Rushing
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So thd jury is stil out on

So thd jury is stil out on the Vokey...hard to blame all my inconsistency with it on the club given the porr conditions.  I've bagged using it for now, going back to an older wedge I had.  I'll give it another shot this summer when the weather  - and conditions - are better.

 

Have started using a set of newer Wilson Ci11 irons I bought of ebay for $120.  They are the newer verison of what I used a couple years ago, the Ci9's.  I stopped using the Ci9's to use a set of Cobra AMP Cell irons.  Well thus far, only 2 rounds of golf and not the greatest conditions, I must say the Wilson's are pretty dang good.  I know very few people play Wilson irons but man those things feel like butter when I hit it right.   Hardly feel the shot when I hit the ball on the center of the clubface...Goinbg to keep them in the bag for the spring to see how the do but thus far I've seen nothing to make me pull them.

 

 

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