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Tiger1242
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True. But I also think the average golfer does not need a 60. And it has potential to get them in trouble.

I carry a true PW. 48 degree and a 57 for flops and bunkers.

57 isn't that off from a 60, just how you can open up that 57 to 60, you could close the 60 to 57






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Billy Mays
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Any recommendations for a 60 degree under $100?


You can get an older vokey for under $100, the 2009 version of the SM4 with the non-CC grooves

Can't go wrong with Cleveland CG16s or 588s. I actually prefer Cleveland wedges to vokeys, and I'm a Titleist whore to some degree.






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UpToPar
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Can't go wrong with Cleveland CG16s or 588s


Those are the ones I was looking at.






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unbeWEAVEable
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If you are a 5 handicap or below, get the 60*. Any higher of a handicap it is gonna hurt you more than help.





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gatorrocks
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52, 56 and 60.





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UpToPar
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If you are a 5 handicap or below, get the 60*. Any higher of a handicap it is gonna hurt you more than help.


Why is that? I have a 60 degree now and hit it decent, it's just old and clunky. Will a 58 do everything I need it to do around the greens?






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Tiger1242
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If you are a 5 handicap or below, get the 60*. Any higher of a handicap it is gonna hurt you more than help.

That's dumb advice along the same line if thinking as hitting driver on the range doesn't help you






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unbeWEAVEable
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Because you aren't getting the full use (usually) out of your wedges if you have a 60* and are above that handicap.

I like to think that really high lofts are used for specialized shots, and a lot of handicappers above that skill level just can't be consistent with the shots that club produces. A 58* would be fine.

ETA: Learning to score with your 52* and 56* is a lot more beneficial for your game than learning high risk shots, above a 5 handicap (usually). That's what I was trying to get at.



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Paul Allen
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58





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Paul Allen
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58





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MrCoachKlein
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Agree with Weave, just get a 58 with low bounce





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UpToPar
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Any suggestion for my problem I posted earlier in the thread? When I'm tight to the green and only want to fly the ball say 5-10 feet I end up chunking it when I try to ease up. Should I just get a 58 and open the face up and flop it?





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L.A.
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I haven't tried to calculate my handicap. I consistently shoot low 90s, and upper 80s on a good day. I hit my irons fairly well, just can't drive it or putt it.
Then neither wedge, a 58 or a 60, may be a good idea for you. If you have a 56 already and a PW (which would be anywhere from 44 to 47 depending on your set of irons), I'd recommend a 50 degree gap wedge over a higher lofted club like a 60.






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Tiger1242
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Any suggestion for my problem I posted earlier in the thread? When I'm tight to the green and only want to fly the ball say 5-10 feet I end up chunking it when I try to ease up. Should I just get a 58 and open the face up and flop it?

I'm no expert, but I used to have the same problem. The key for me was to concentrate on hitting it solid and accelerating through. Sure I hit some long but at least I'm on the green and I made a good swing, distance control will be easier once you're confident you will hit the ball solid.
Take some practice swings so you have the feel, than step up and hit your pitch, don't get so concerned about guiding the club to the perfect spot



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slackhouse
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I hit a 54 and 58
i have a 50, 54, and 58. I hate my 54 though. it's a cleveland wedge and feels like i'm hitting a shovel. I only use it in the sand.






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slackhouse
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Should I just get a 58 and open the face up and flop it?
probably not. flopping is a very hard shot. you could try pulling a 7 iron and using a putting stroke, or something like that.






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slackhouse
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Can't go wrong with Cleveland CG16s or 588s. I actually prefer Cleveland wedges to vokeys, and I'm a Titleist whore to some degree.

i'd look at a forged wedge. the feel is freakin' fantastic. i have a 58 degree forged Callaway wedge and the feel is ridiculous compared to my Titliest Vokey and Cleveland wedge. I hate hitting anything else because that forged club feels so good. I really need to get rid of my 50 and get forged clubs for those as well.






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double d
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I have the cleveland 588's, 52, 56, & 58. 56 has more bounce and use it for sand mostly.







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ole man
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you need to get a 60* or 56





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shaqtaw
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I would say 60 because you have a 56 already.





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