Never bought a set of wedges before. Getting MD4's soon. Not sure what to do. Home course is in southeast missouri, medium type. Soft.during fall/winter, gets tight during summer. I've always used a 52, 56, 60 set up. Hit a lot of higher shots around the greens, open club face. Have a tendency to hossle my wedges on full shots. Also have an issue flighting the ball. High ball hitter. Club selector says s grind for 52, c grind for 56, and new x grind for 60. Thoughts? Thanks.
@IamCota With you wedges on full shots do you:
1. take big divots
2. take no divots
3. hit the ball fat
4. hit the ball thin
What kind of sand do you have in the bunkers where you normally play? Fluffy like sugar, more like dirt, hard packed, etc?
How far do you hit your normal 52*?
Do you use your 52* for any kind of chipping around the green or only for full shots?
52 with S grind would be good for general use. With the standard grind it will be a little more forgiving on full and 3/4 shots you more than likely won't need to open the face up much. With changing ground conditions too it's nice to have something that is middle of the road for bounce to not dig to much but still not be too wide for when the turf firms up.
56 if you use it for bunker play i would look at the C grind, because there is a little more bounce in the center of the sole to give you a little more pop out of the sand, while the heal and toe relief will let you open up the club face for shots around the greens. I really like the C grind for general use it makes clubs very versitale.
60 for me I would look at the x grind because it is going to be really ground down to make it very easy to open things up and make all those specialty shots you might be looking for, but if you play it out of the sand more I would again look at the C grind. I don't think you will be disappointed with either.
A lot of times when you take shots off the hosel, especially with wedges on shots your getting technical with, you are actually shutting the face down early or setting up with a closed face. That is why it's hard to fix the problem, cause if the ball goes hard right how can you have a closed face but it is true.
For flighting the ball you should have the same feel with your wedges as hitting a draw will get you a lower ball flight and more spin. come a little inside out swing plane and fallow through low and hard left around your body. Just something to try and see if it helps.
Good luck with the new clubs and hopefully they fit great for you.
I mostly agree with @NorthDakotaMB...I like the S grind in the 52 and the X grind in the 60.
I would choose the W for the 56 though. If you have fluffy sand and tend to take deepish divots, I think the W would give you the confidence that you won't dig too much. Plus, having three different grinds gives you flexibility if the conditions call for it.
One thought for your opened up 60*. Think about the PM wedge. That extra real estate on the toe will let you hit it further out on the toe and keep it away from el hosel.
I don't actually shank my 60 ever. It's usually on 70-90 or 90-110 yard shots I'm trying to keep a little lower or maybe half shots that I'm trying to control the spin. But that's more just swing flaws. My hands get away from my body. Back to grinds. I think I'm going with those 52 and 60 grinds, 56 I'm still undecided. I'm leaning w-grind because of the square face at impact. If I use 56 around the green, I usually keep a square face and hit a running shot. Also like the variety like you mentioned