When should you use a sand wedge?

When should you use a sand wedge?

Some typical situations that would call for a sand wedge are:

  1. the ball is in the sand (of course)
  2. the ball is sitting in muddy ground, and/or is sitting down in the rough.
  3. the ball is on firm grass and you want to hit a higher, softer shot.

What wedge should I use in the sand?

A 56-degree sand wedge is suited for hitting out of the sand or for a golfer who hits behind the golf ball a lot. The higher degree of bounce helps the club glide through the sand or dirt, which makes it the most versatile wedge in the bag.

What 3 wedges should you carry?

Know your pitching wedge loft. So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that’s 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that’s between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that’s between 58 and 60 degrees. These are general guidelines, make sure you’re working with your fitter to get the gapping that works best for you.

What makes a good sand wedge?

So, most players will find these two options best for a sand wedge: 58-degree loft K-Grind with a 14-degree bounce and 60-degree loft K-Grind with a 14-degree bounce. Of course, this comes down to the individual. Some players will find different combinations better suit their games than others.

Should you chip with sand wedge?

For the average golfer, chipping with a sand wedge should only be used when you need to get the ball over an obstacle. A sand wedge is much more prone to chunking or topping the ball, and is why most golfers should use a gap or pitching wedge in most cases.

How far should I hit a sand wedge?

A typical 56-degree sand wedge should go about 80 yards for a golfer with average swing speed. Players with slow swing speed are going to be closer to 50-60 yards for a sand wedge shot. It is not very often that a player will use a full swing sand wedge shot to approach a green.

Is 10 degree bounce good for sand?

Because of its wide sole, lob wedges can be used for high, soft sand shots. Bounce angles of 10 – 13 degrees are preferable.

What bounce should I get on my sand wedge?

What is the best bounce for a sand wedge? The best bounce for your sand wedge depends on your swing type and course conditions. If you have a steep angle of attack resulting in deep divots, a higher bounce is recommended. If you are a sweeper resulting in shallow or no divot, low bounce is recommended.

How many degrees should a sand wedge be?

Sand wedges come in either 54 or 56 degrees, but the most common loft is 56 degrees. If your pitching wedge is 44-45 degrees, having a 50-degree gap wedge and a 56-degree sand wedge makes the most sense. For most golfers, you’ll want your sand wedge to have at least 10 degrees of bounce.

Why can’t I hit my sand wedge?

It’s the bounce on the sole of the sand wedge . The bounce on the sole of the sand wedge as I explained in “Don’t hit the ball out of a sand trap” means that the leading edge (bottom of the face) of the club is higher than the trailing edge of the club (the bit down the back at the bottom).

What bounce do I need on my sand wedge?

As a basic rule, a wedge with a high degree of bounce (14-16°) is best when the sand is deep and/or soft. Less bounce (8-10°) works better from thin or compacted sand. Likewise, a high-bounce wedge is more effective on soft fairways; a low-bounce club is preferred on firmer turf.

What is best loft bounce combination for a sand wedge?

Sand wedge: 56 degrees loft, 12 degrees bounce (notated as 56:12 on the wedge) Lob wedge: 60 degrees loft, 4 degrees bounce (notated as 60:04 on the wedge)

What are the best sand wedges for high spin?

Ping Glide 3.0 is one of the best sand wedges for its higher spin rate. The deep and sharp grooves provide a higher spin for improved performance. The aggressiveness of the patented, wheel-cut grooves design is appropriately balanced in both lower and higher lofted options.

What is in the sand wedge salad at subway?

Leaf lettuce, turkey, smoked ham, salami, provolone cheese, tomatoes, English cucumbers, peppers and onions, Italian dressing. 3 oz. dressing is always on the side. Sand Wedge Salad $8.00 Lettuce topped with our always fresh grilled chicken and grilled vegetables (zucchini, squash, bell peppers and onion).

How do I choose the right angle for my sand wedge?

Finding the right angle in your sand wedge depends on personal preference as well as the other wedges you carry. For example, if you already own a 52-degree gap wedge, you’re not going to want to pick a 54-degree sand wedge, as the two clubs are extremely similar.

What degree gap between wedges should you choose?

For example, if you already own a 52-degree gap wedge, you’re not going to want to pick a 54-degree sand wedge, as the two clubs are extremely similar. Try to select wedges that have a gap of 6 or 8 degrees between them so you have a nice collection of clubs for different types of shots. Did you know?