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Bought a 64 degree wedge

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by mddubya, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. mddubya

    mddubya Hybrid convert

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    I was in Play It Again Sports the other day. I've been saying I wanted a 64 just for $hits and giggles for quite some time. well, they had some off brand, NEXT? Anyway, they had them on sale for $14.99 so I figured, WTH?

    Talk about a Dr Jeckle and Mr Hyde club. It is possible to hit some amazing shots with, I can freak my playing partners out, be green side, just off the putting surface, and take a full swing. They are expecting the ball to fly 50 yards over the green, then the ball flys straight up and lands 4 feet past the pin, then backs up to within 2 feet.

    But..........., omg, talk about an evil club when it wants to be. This thing is SUPER easy to blade/hit thin, when that happens the ball will skid across the green and end up who knows where.

    Will it earn a spot in the bag full time? That one is still way up in the air. I'll have to eliminate the bladed shots, or at least dramatically reduce their number. But in the meantime, I'm having a blast fooling around with it.


    How do you make the degree symbol, I used to know how to do it?
     
  2. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    *

    ;)....

    R35

    PS...it's ALT+248 on the numeric keypad for a PC. But the asterisk works just as good, IMO.
     
  3. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    It's alt -0186 also....

    And I would hit that wedge straight up.
     
  4. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a fun club to hit...when it's hit well anyway(technically that's any club though right?)
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Feel Golf QPQ Black 73 Degree Wedge Release Grip | eBay

    Our course pro shop recently had one of these Feel 73* wedges, used. I almost picked it up, just to say I had tried to hit it. It looked almost as bad as the original VAS lob wedges.... looked like if you swung hard, it would bloody your nose.
     
  6. thekid65

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    Alt - 0176, not 86 °

    Edit: my bad, both work.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Mine does alt-0186.... Just like this º. alt-0176 makes a smaller degree sign like alt-148 °. º° Unless alt-0186 is used for something else. Aw, never mind....
     
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    lildudejds Shut up ya dumb beaver... Supporting Member

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    I've almost completely stopped hitting my 60 degree because of inconsistent trajectory and contact, can't imagine a 64
     
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    floggerrushmd Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have been thinking about picking up a 64* as well, my 58* just doesn't do what I need it to do around the green sometimes, and the added loft could be helpful. Glad to hear someone else who isn't on tour picked one up and was able to make use of it at least somewhat. Keep us posted on how it continues to work for you.
     
  10. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Try finding a 58* with a heel relief grind. That way, you can open it up for a flop and not take a spot away in your bag.

    R35
     
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    floggerrushmd Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have one already. I actually did the grind custom myself, but you still just can not open up a 58* like you can a 64* or even like I used to open my 60*. Opening up the face means you have to open your stance even farther with a lower loft which changes swing plane, and messes with your consistency. Just my $0.02. I have an extra spot in my bag as I have overlap between my 2H and 3i so dropping the 3i would be no biggie.
     
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    That club would pose a little too much risk for me hitting full shots. I rarely hit my 60° full as it is :p
     
  13. anonymous golfaholic

    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    I don't know what I would do without my 60*. It's so versatile, I can hit low hook chips that run out or I can lay it open to about 75* and hit it straight up. It is my crutch, I couldn't play without it. I can only think of 1 circumstance where I would like to use a 64*, and that would be when if I was short-sided and needed to hit a high shot off of a tight lie. That way I could play it off my back foot without using the bounce for clean contact.
     
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    recently added a Mizuno 60 degree grain flow forged wedge to my bag with True Temper DG Spinner shaft, not mastered by any stretch yet, but working on it. Those quad cut grooves stop the thing on a dime and give you 9 cents change.
     

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