What grind do I use?


#1

I haven’t bought wedges in a while and now I see this whole grind options, and its off-putting cause I want to pick the right one. I hit the ball high, like really high, and unless I plug it back in my stance a lot and take 3/4 swings I don’t hit tragy wedges.

I play at a course that has firm sand with generally not a lot of sand in them. I am also in Canada so for a good portion of the year its pretty “firm” aka, frozen turf. I don’t take big divots, more of a sweeper.

Club guys, any suggestions on which grind I should be after? Need any more info?


#2

Generally speaking, since you play on mostly firm turf and are a sweeper you should go with something with lower bounce.

Beyond that recommendation go with a sole width that you’re comfortable with.


#3

You probably already have wedges with good grinds, but are just tuning into some keen marketing. Grind options are nothing new. I’d recommend a gap with high bounce and a lob with low bounce. You may already have that? Good luck! New wedges are fun!


#4

Not interested in hearing people’s wedge setups but I am curious if people keep multiple wedges of the same loft with different bounces and choose what to game based on turf conditions…

Obviously not a cost conscious choice to own 5+ wedges but given their importance it’s something I’ve often considered. Having the wrong sole in either very dry or very wet conditions raises the degree of difficulty for ball striking/finesse quite a bit, imo


#5

There’s a private course here in Jacksonville, Timuquana Country Club, that has manufactured sand in the bunkers that lays very, very flat. If you have a high-bounce wedge you’re going to get a surprise when you use your regular technique and the sand ejects the club instead of letting it in.

If I were a member there I would have a different sand wedge with low bounce and maybe even grind it down razor-thin. Unfortunately, I only get to play there about once every year so it really isn’t a concern at the moment.


#6

I don’t even think PGA Tour pros go to this extreme.


#7

I have a few different lob wedges with different bounces. I basically will throw a low bounce in the bag only if i’m headed to the desert on a trip… More than anything I like having options to put something different in my hands to practice with when my “feels” are off.


#8

Yes they do go to extremes to get the best performance.


#9

Here is titleist take:
http://www.vokey.com/tools/wedge-selector-tool.aspx

Here is callaway:
http://www.callawaygolf.com/wedge-selector-tool/


#10

Yeah, they go to extremes to get the best performance, but that doesn’t reach to constantly switching up grinds/bounces between tournaments and even mid tournament to cater to how the course is playing. I’m sure there are a few who do switch from time to time, but for example I know Spieth plays nothing but 46-08F, 52-08F, 56-10S, 60-04L in his Vokeys. There’s a reason why you need to have a mixture between high/low bounce in your wedge setup.