The unique elements of the Mac Daddy and my favorite the MD3 are so diffrent that I think they should stay the way they are. The shaft could be matched with the iron set or made a bit stiffer if the is what the player wants...
@GregW4900I like that the feel is different and little heavier, cause it is easier to be more consistent. I like the Dave Pelz approach and have 4 stock yardages for all of my wedges. The same rhythmic swing with all just shorter variations of the same shot and different finish for controling trajectory. I play 5 wedges 46 50 54 58 64 and have a full 3/4 1/2 and 1/4 swing with each no chocking down same grip for everyone. That will give me 4 different yardages for each club so there is no guess work inside of 160 yards it gives me 20 different yardages to cover 100 yards from 160 to 60. For me everything from 60 in is all feel. With my gap analysis i have about 5 yards of difference between between each partial swing with different wedges. The heavier wedges also make it easier to get through rough and sand with more consistancy not that we should plan on those mistakes haha, but they say those that fail to plan... plan to fail. Good luck and i hope you can get the feel you want in your wedge game. Have you tried custom ordering your wedges to a certain swing weight to match your irons?
@ChristopherV1a1I carry the same wedges as you minus the 64 and was very happy with choking down half or all the way to give me consistent gaps . The more I played my new shafts, bought in Jan of this year, the harder it became to get consistent swing results with my wedges. Probably just need to put the time in and get my yardages grooved again, it just got me wondering if there was a better way. New wedges come more often than new iron sets for me so I wanted more info/ideas before I just buy more wedges. Til then iI need to find a practice facility that I can create wedge distance targets and get to work ! Thx for the input
@GregW4900I agree with you consistence is key. I have a voice caddy launch monitor that i use to make sure i'm getting the same swing speed everytime when i'm working at the range on short game stuff, and work like crazy not so much at hitting targets with range balls, because they are so inconsitant, but i try to hit a particular line and make sure i have the exact same swing speed for me if I can do that it will transfer to the course. I have wedge wednesday and don't hit any clubs besides wedges at practice on wednesday practice short game everyday even days that i play a round. I love to talk about the short game and i think it is good to look at it from the other side. I kinda go the opposite of the way you are looking at it and match my short irons to my wedges usually with a couple steps down on swing weight though. It is always good to quesiton our games cause unless you take an outside in look at your own game you aren't really going to see what you need to work on. I think keeping stats on yourself is really important to consistant impovement. I look forward to more of your input on the forum. Thanks for the topic.
I feel wedges are a different animal than my irons or driving iron or driver or fairway wood. Most pros today play a mixed bag, from different long iron to different mid iron to blades in short irons to wedges. Some people try to keep swing weight throughout the irons the same, some go to lighter swing weight in long irons. It’s a personal preference. My 4 iron is a bladed driving iron style with a graphite design tour ad di 95 shaft in it, while my 5 iron through 60 degree wedge all have a nippon tour modus 120 gram steel shaft in them. For me I feel using the same shaft from irons to wedges helps match kick point and flex’s throughout giving me the consistency I need throughout my irons to wedges. Even though I don’t swing my wedge 91-92 mph like my 7 iron it still provides me with a consistent feel throughout.
Sorry you also may want to try different bounces in your wedges, if you have difficulty only with full shots your bounce or lie might not suit your swing. It’s worth getting fitted for wedges. I find lie angle and bounce in wedges to be very important, some people dig a little a 8* bounce might let them dig in too far creating in consistency in full shots but that small bounce is great for short shots and chips on tight lies so people choose them. You can look through tour players as well as decent golfers bags and everyone will have different bounces there’s no one miracle bounce that works for everyone. Wedges also come in different grinds as well, the different shapes can help or hinder certain types of swings. It’s important to get fitted or at least try a bunch of different grinds and bounces until you reach one that gives you a consistent full shot. Good luck.