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Loft Gapping Wedges: How Do I Know Which Wedges To Buy?

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If you looked in a golfers bag about 15 years ago, you would have found a pitching wedge around 48 degrees, a 52-degree gap wedge, 56-degree sand, and a 60-degree in lob wedge. 


However, with loft gapping and the changes that have come to the market, this is no longer the case. Loft gapping wedges is much more complicated, and it’s one of the main reasons that golfers sign up for a True Spec Premier fitting


Why Is Loft Gapping In Wedges Such A Big Deal? 

Loft gapping in wedges became a major issue when golfers started playing with irons that had strong lofts. 


When a 48-degree pitching wedge turned into a 44 or even 42-degree pitching wedge, there was now an eight or 10-degree gap between the two wedges. This is too much. With an eight or 10-degree gap, you could see 20 yards or more of the distance between the two wedges. 


You don’t want more than 10 yards of distance between the clubs in the short irons and wedges. Distance control becomes difficult, and you have trouble from certain places on the golf course. 


Is There A Perfect Loft Gap For Wedges? 

At one point, it was pretty easy to say that the perfect loft gap for wedges was about four degrees between the wedges. However, as clubs have gotten stronger, this is not always the case. 


Here are some combinations of wedge lofts we have seen recently used by golfers getting a True Spec custom fitting. 

  • 44, 50,56,62
  • 43, 48, 54, 60 
  • 46, 50, 56, 60
  • 42, 48, 54, 58 


As you can see, there are many ways to do this; it’s a matter of finding which wedge loft gapping is the best for your game. Some golfers may have an easier time controlling distance with a 54-degree wedge as opposed to a 56-degree wedge. Wedges can also be custom ordered in 55 or 57 degrees of loft. The opportunities are endless.  


How Do I Know Which Wedges To Buy? 

The combination of a high-quality launch monitor with a master fitting professional that knows the ideal combination of loft, spin, and distance control will help you determine which wedges to buy. 


True Spec master fitting professionals are able to fine-tune loft, grind, shaft, and playability to ensure you end up with wedges that you can perform with on the golf course. Bounce and grind options can be overwhelming for average golfers. 


Getting data from a state-of-the-art launch monitor will give you confidence and results. 


Final Thoughts 

Choosing a golf wedge from the shelf is a thing of the past. Golfers now know how many options they have and why those options should be specifically tailored to their needs. When you go for a True Spec wedge-only golf fitting, the master fitting professional will handle all loft gapping issues and fit you for a set of up to four wedges in your golf bag. Schedule your True Spec golf club fitting today. 

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