How difficult is transition from 56*/60* to 54*/58*?

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By george t

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  1. george t

    george t
    Old Lyme, CT

    I’ve played 52*/56*/60* for as long as I can remember. I just had an iron fitting and realized that my wedge gaps may be a problem.

    As my Titleist fitter pointed out, the wear on the 56* is heaviest, and it is my go to club around greens and certainly green side bunkers. The 60* is used for those delicate, short side shots that need to stop fast.

    Since the 60* is more a specialty club. I’m curious if a 54* or the 58* would play more like the 56*.

    FWIW, the fitting pointed me to the T100S. Given the lofts, my choices are 48*/52*/56* or 50*/54*/58*. I wonder if I’d really miss that 60*

    Would love to hear some others experiences. Thanks!

  2. Craig D

    Craig D
    Canton, OH

    I also had used a 56 and 60 setup in wedges for quite some time but changed to 54 and 58 about 5 years ago and found the slightly lower loft combination much more suited to my game. By working on the range on the half and three quarter wedge swings with the 54, my proximity to the pin on those 40-70 yard shots that sometimes mean the difference between an up and down for a par or a bogey has improved significantly. For me, the 58 serves a similar role on more delicate shots around the green and do not miss the 60 degree wedge.
  3. Teedz

    Fresno, CA

    I just completed my new wedge set up of 50°/54°/58° after always playing 52°/56°/60°. My gaps at the time were 5° in between my PW and GW. So I got a new set of Titleist irons (T100) and now my gaps are 4° apart and have no gapping issues.

    All you need to do is open that 58° a tad and you got a 60° haha. If you're worried about new gaps and distances, definitely recommend getting the new wedge distances figured out!
  4. David ARK

    David ARK
    Long Beach, NY

    I play the 100S irons. After the pw, I went 50F, 56M bent to 55, then 60L. 5 yard gaps work well for me. I can’t live without my 60. I’m a flop shot enthusiast lol
  5. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    I have switched back and forth a few times over the years. Currently using 54.12D and 58.12D SM9's. I use the 58 for most of the shorter bunker shots and when I need a lofted pitch. 54 comes into play more on longer bunker shots and normal chips or flighted short shots to the green. I was probably playing those same shots with the 56/60 combo. I seem to notice a bigger difference in changing bounce/grind than the 2 degrees difference in those clubs. The D grind has a lot of bounce but the relief you get on the grind by the heel allows you to really open it up and add loft when needed. Everyone's experience will be a bit different. Hopefully you get settled into what works best for you.
  6. Play the T100s with the P at 44 degrees. Then go SM8 in 48, 53, 57.

    In my CB620's I went 48, 52, 56, 60. I liked either set up.

    No issues wit the 53/57 combo. I can still open the face with the 57 for the flop or high loft shot but can also turn it down a little easier to drive a low skipper.

    it comes down to personal preference. Getting fit will help as well.
  7. Corey T

    Corey T
    Tyrone, GA

    Simple answer is not difficult at all ...
  8. Mike M

    Mike M
    Salem MA

    My gapping is a little different; 50-54-60. I don't hit the 60 for distance anyway, so in a way it doesn't matter. My 56 no longer goes 100 yds, but I can hit the 54 that far. I can also throttle back on that club if I need to.
  9. Teedz

    Fresno, CA

    Not that big of an impact. Obviously your distances will change a bit. But if you're going from vokey wedges to vokey wedges, the new distances shouldn't be hard to figure out. If you're going from a different set of 56/60 to 54/58 wedges, like TM to Vokey, then you'll see a difference on spin as well.

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