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
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.