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Fall 2019Golf Equipment & Gear Buyer's Guide
Here you will find answers to common questions that many golfers have when choosing from the vast selection of different golf equipment out there. This guide should help you to understand the differences in technology to find the right fit for your golf game.

How Many Golf Wedges Should I Carry?

Because wedges, along with your putter, are your primary scoring clubs inside of 120 yards, you need to carry the number of wedges that give you the best opportunity to stop your ball within one-putt range. If the pitching wedge (PW) that comes with your set has 48 degrees of loft, then a gap wedge (GW) of 52 degrees or 53 degrees, plus a sand wedge or lob wedge of 56 degrees-58 degrees should be all you need.

If, however, your PW is 45 degrees or 46 degrees, then you may benefit by adding 50 degrees, 54 degree, and 58 degree wedges in order to assure consistent 4-degree gaps between each wedge. Keep in mind that the wedge game is primarily one of feel, and the best way to determine if three wedges will be enough, is to practice and play with three to see if you can cover all distances comfortably before you consider adding a fourth.

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