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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Dale, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Dale

    Dale English Hacker...

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    Whats the highest degree lob wedge people can have (assuming you don't get one custom made)?

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  2. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Highest I've seen is 64º. I've got an old one somewhere that's been hit maybe 5 times...waaaayyyy too much loft for me. I don't even play a 60º.
     
  3. Ravenous Bugblatter Beast

    Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Deep in thought

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    I think 64º is the only somewhat fairly available extreme loft out there. Dave Pelz's website sells them and Mickelson was using one at Winged Foot last year.
     
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    dave. Well-Known Member

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    I've hit a 72
     
  5. Sandy

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    Cleveland released 64* wedges commercially, and there's a Wilson Harmonized version pretty widely available in most sports and golf stores under the name 'Trouble Wedge'.

    Of course, for the more extreme golfers out there then the only choice has to be Feel Golf's 73* wedge...
     
  6. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Why would anyone ever need a 72/73º wedge?
     
  7. Ravenous Bugblatter Beast

    Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Deep in thought

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    Didn't they have to recall the 73 degree wedge because of so many golfers hitting the ball straight up into their chins?
     
  8. dave.

    dave. Well-Known Member

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    because they are shit?

    this guy had a horrid bronze Dunlop thing,72*,I had a go and pissed myself so much I couldn't hit it.I got it going backwards at one point
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    I have a 64* up in the attic somewhere. No need to open the face on it when I used it. :D Currently the highest lofted wedge in my bag is 58* as I had too large of gaps at the top end of the bag when I carried the 60* and hardly used the 56* enough to justify carrying it around.
     
  10. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I would hit myself in the head with the ball if I played a 72º wedge...the BACK of my head.
     
  11. Sandy

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    I had to play a round once where I rushed out and grabbed my bag, forgetting that it still had the clubs I'd been trying out at the range rather than my usual set-up in it. Only when I arrived on the first tee did I realise I was carrying a 50*, 52* and a 64* wedge set-up...

    Good fun round though - lots of low chips and pitches with the 52* rather than flying it up there with higher lofted wedges, and I tried a couple of extravagent 30yd flop shots with the 64* that actually came out pretty good. But I *did* have to spend the entire round praying I didn't hit a bunker, as I didn't have a wedge in my bag with more than 6* of bounce on it!
     
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    I use a 91* wedge for when I drive it over the green and need to go back.:D
     
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    I think EZ was hitting one of those in that photo someone posted of him the other week - the one where he *claimed* he was teeing off with his Superquad, but the launch angle said different... :laugh:
     
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    i have a 64* copper wilson harmonized wedge. i currently play 53/60, but when i carry 4 wedges, i carry pw,52,56 (racs),64. the 64 is great if you can learn to hit it , but i really see little need for more than 60* of loft.
     
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    cabinessence Never Say Die

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    Hahaha that's horrible! How stupid do you have to be to buy, let alone use one of those.
     
  17. Sandy

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    But be honest - if money was no object, wouldn't you fancy getting one of them, opening it up wide, playing the ball right at the front of your stance, and seeing just how high you could get the ball to launch vertically off the face? :laugh:
     
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    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    Well, if I had the money to spare, an 80* would be fun to mess around with.
     
  19. Pa Jayhawk

    Pa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think I could have alot of fun with the club if it were around $20 or so. If nothing else I could use it to fillet fish. Would be nice to try and cut a golf ball in half as well.
     
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    That's the only reason I own a 64* wedge, to be honest - I think mine cost me $4 off eBay!
     

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