May 212012

Depends on how much you practice. If you only play on weekends, then it’s best to stay with conventional lofts ranging from 46º to 56º. However; if you can practice a couple of times a week in addition to playing a round of golf, then feel free to use the 60º, 64º or 68º lob wedges. If you can pull a flop shot with the ultra lob wedges, you will save a couple of shots per round besides being spectacular. You can do that with some consistency if you  practice regularly as that is what these difficult shots require. Flop shots while spectacular are difficult and require a lot of practice. Also look into zero bounce wedges. If the course where you play has elevated greens, quite often your shot will roll off the green and drop all the way to the bottom. That area could be very dry and hard especially in hot climes like Texas. That’s where a wedge with zero bounce or 4 to 6º bounce can come in handy. The minimal bounce allows the front edge of the blade to go under the ball minimizing the chances of the club skipping off the hard ground and hitting the ball near the middle. That totally ruins the shot and you end up crisscrossing the green.

Aug 132011
Set of 4 golf wedges - Black

PO 690 Black     Set of four Black Wedges The PO 690 wedges feature great playability and a non-glare black finish! Looks great and plays like a winner! Specifications: Set of 4 wedges in lofts of 52, 56, 60 and 64º   Built with high quality stepped steel shaft with a low to mid kick point.   Standard Soft Grips featuring an ultra soft compound that is firm enough to prevent twisting for a great feel in your hands.   Heat treated in black milonite for a unique, non-glare finish and a slightly softer feel. Black milonite is extremely durable and will provide many years of quality play.   Semi U groove. Non-conforming to USGA 2010 groove changes. However; USGA allows amateurs to play with them for another 10 years.   Compare with the best classic wedge designs such as Cleveland’s® Golf 900 Form Forged Gun Metal Wedges at $129.00 each! For less than one Cleveland Wedge, you get a set of four PO 690 wedges.   Great wedges at a great price – what’s not to like!   Perfect for golfers of all skill levels who are trying to shoot lower scores – especially in the short game. Improve your golf game! For pricing and individual club specifications on the set of 4 wedges, click here.

Aug 082011

Most golfers start off with a pitching wedge and a sand wedge and even those quite often are from different makes with no relationship to each other. As agolfers knowledge of the game improves, he realizes that the short game needs tobe paid attention to. 63% of a golfer’s shots are within 100 yards of the green.If your short game is great, you can hit your approach shot close to the pin andhave a very good chance at birdie or par. A good short game is the best recipefor lower scores. Dave Pelz, the short game evangelist and author of the book ‘SHORT GAME BIBLE‘ is a proponent of the 4×3 method. Great book. Ifyou haven’t read it, you are missing a great resource. Under the 4 x 3 method,you use a set of four wedges at three different power levels, 7:30, 9:00 and10:30 to give you three precise shots, thus 4 x 3 = 12 shots. You write youryardages with theseshots on a tape and stick it to each wedge. Next time you are within 100 yards,you check your yardage and see which wedge and which shot gives you the bestchance of getting close to the pin. If the clock reference confuses you, think of yourself as a clock. In addressposition with your club head resting behind the ball, you are at 6:00 o’clock.7:30 would mean a very short backswing and your wrists cocked. 9:00 would bearms parallel to the ground and the wrists fully cocked. And so on with [Read More …]