American Golf provides a comprehensive range of wedges of all different lofts, bounces and grinds to take care of improving your short game. The short game could make all the difference to a win or loss over your competing opponents. Our extensive wedge selection therefore provides golfers with unique solutions and game-changing clubs regardless of whether it’s a low pitching shot, a chip-run, flop shot, bunker shot or even a full shot. Our line-up includes an array of wedges from the leading golf brands including TaylorMade, Titleist, Cleveland Golf, Wilson Staff, Callaway Golf, Benross, Cobra Golf, Fazer, Ping and Rife.
Golfers can take advantage of using our favoured custom-fit process to identify the best possible wedges for them. Wedges are less complicated than selecting a set of irons because ideally most players want their wedges to be of standard specifications but require the correct loft choices in order to perfectly gap into their set. Depending on how many wedges a player requires, our expert opinion will decide the best possible loft combinations to provide a player with a wedge option for all different shots around the greens.
Choosing the lofts is the most important decision when deciding to fulfil a wedge set. Our experts would firstly divulge into identifying what loft a player’s existing PW is. Depending on the model, the modern-day PW is expected to be lofted at around 45 degrees. More traditionally lofted PW will be lofted at around 47 degrees. Once this has been figured, we would then look to choose the best possible lofted wedges suited to gap up from your PW. If a player is looking to add the recommended requirement of having three additional wedges up from their PW. We would then look at identifying the most suitable lofted wedge that would act as a player’s GW, SW and LW. Choosing this would be the most beneficial choice for improving a player’s short game because it makes certain shots easier by having the correctly lofted equipment to execute the required shot from all distances. Wedges are available in the option of 48 degrees, 50, degrees, 52 degrees, 54 degrees, 56 degrees, 58 degrees, 60 degrees and 64 degrees. Usually if a player opts to have three additional wedges and has a modern-day PW then the 50 degree would fit perfectly to provide a gap as the approach wedge. A 54 would be fitting to act as players choice for out of the bunkers and then the 58 degrees wedge would be ideal for those lob shots. If for example their PW was more traditionally lofted, then 52 degrees, 56 degrees and 60 degrees would be the most fitting to evenly fit each gap. Ultimately a player can choose to have only two additional wedges, for example 52 degrees and 58 degrees. Overall, our sought-after service recommends the best suitable lofted wedges to help improve your short game.
Depending on the make and model, wedges come available in all different bounce options. Bounces in wedges is the angle at which the difference is between the leading edge and the lowest point of the wedge’s sole. A wedge with a higher bounce is best suited to the average golfer as these provide more forgiveness by enabling the golfer to generate more spin and similarly to sets of irons, it can help improve the outcome of a badly executed shot. Wedges with a lower bounce can be found predominantly in the bag of the more elite player as these provide the most precision for when a player is critically concerned with accuracy and thus doesn’t require forgiveness. Our custom-fitting process ensures that not only you receive the correctly lofted wedges but each of the most appropriate bounce to suit you.
Available in selected models, some of our wedges also come with the choice of different grind options. Different grinds deliver a differently filled sole via the removal of material from the bottom of the club head. The sole purpose of the various grinds available are to help a golfer best improve their contact with the turf. Similar to the various bounces on offer, certain grinds provide more forgiveness and precision dependent on the golfer’s requirement. Once accessing the correct loft and bounce combination we would then decide the most suited grind to give you the fully complete perfect wedge collection to ensure that your short game will be absolutely on point.
Golf Wedges Frequently Asked Questions
What is a wedge in golf?
Golf wedges are the clubs to use for when the stakes are high. They’re used for short distance shots that need a high degree of accuracy; for example, they’re used for freeing your golf ball from hazards or tight spots during a game. They have the highest lofts, shortest shafts, and heaviest clubheads to make impactful shots and get your game back on route. There are a few types of golf wedge used for different situations, and many golfers own the full spectrum. A golf gap wedge will cover more distance than your sand wedge but less than your pitching wedge, so you can use this club when you need to do more than escape a hazard but you don’t need distance on your shot. A sand wedge, as you may have guessed, is used to escape a sand bunker, and a golf lob wedge can be used when you need to hit a high and short shot that is controlled. When using a golf lob wedge, it’s very much a ‘lob’ in that your ball will come up and out of a hazard in a high-arching hit, but it will land softly with little momentum or continual roll.
What does bounce mean on a golf wedge?
Wedge bounce is most useful when chipping or pitching. It is the angle between the ground and the club, and it is used to prevent your club head from digging into the ground during the follow-through of your shot. Many golfers, both recreational and professional, use the bounce of their golf wedge to their advantage, and the amount of bounce you need depends on the turf you play on and your own swing. For example, if the turf is very firm or you have a shallow swing, then a golf wedge with less bounce is better suited to you. If the turf you play on is softer or your swing is sharper and more aggressive, then a golf wedge with more bounce will improve your shot outcome.
How to select wedges in golf?
Selecting your golf wedges individually, or in golf wedges sets, is done two-fold: what is fitted to you and your play style, and the graduation between each club. You want to make sure that when selecting your golf wedges, you’re choosing clubs that gradually increase in loft by around 4 degrees at a time. This ensures you can play a detail-orientated game and have the optimum club for each shot. With this in mind, you should always get fitted for your golf clubs, including golf wedges, so you can choose the correct measurements and brands for you. At American Golf, we provide custom fittings for our multiple leading brands like Titleist and Callaway, so you can find the best golf wedges for your game. Use our store locator to find your nearest American Golf store and upgrade your golf wedges.