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#1 shanker

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:08 PM

Mine are about 3 years old and I'm as happy with them as the day I got them. But I don't think I get the spin I used to.

So it got me thinking. Whats the lifecycle for wedges. Obviously it depends on how often you play. A tour pro changes every few months I guess. But the average one round per week member. How often would you buy new ones. And do you think you would see a difference in new ones?

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

About to find out :D  :D  Had mine about 4 years I think. 



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:49 PM

About to find out :D  :D  Had mine about 4 years I think. 

how long is it taking to get your new set JB?



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 03:54 PM

how long is it taking to get your new set JB?

Too long  :angry:  :angry:  :angry:

 

Shafts from the States are hopefully on their way as I type! Might have them next week with luck  :unsure:  :unsure:  :unsure:



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

What are your grooves like? You can always get a groove sharpener that has a box groove on one end & a v groove on the other

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:06 PM

Mine are about 3 years old and I'm as happy with them as the day I got them. But I don't think I get the spin I used to.

So it got me thinking. Whats the lifecycle for wedges. Obviously it depends on how often you play. A tour pro changes every few months I guess. But the average one round per week member. How often would you buy new ones. And do you think you would see a difference in new ones?

the loft of club imparts more spin than the grooves.

a 56 wedge has less loft and imparts less spin than a 58 deg wedge.

 

how much has the spin dropped., is it just the ball you are using remember different balls and ball types have different spin rates as well.

 

yes some high profile Pro's change are reported to change every few months.

really if a club is going to wear out in 6 months why would average golfer even buy one.

 

On other hand also find an equal number of pros true who have trusty old favourite sand wedge in bag for many many years.

 

go and hit your wedge on trackman, compare your old wedge with new wedge with same balls. you will be surprised and if need a bit more loft can adjust.

cost of trackman session wil lbe lower than outlaying for new wedges every two years

and yes as Jado said go and get a groove sharpener and use that each year.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:15 PM

Just replaced a mix of Sm2 & SM4 Vokeys with the new SM5's - it wasn't until I started ripping back balls and checking up short chips that I realised it had been a few years since I had that kind of performance. I won't be waiting so long for the next set, the difference is really noticeable in my opinion.
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:04 PM

I change mine whenever they misbehave. So every week. Noticed no wear on the faces at all.
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

What are your grooves like? You can always get a groove sharpener that has a box groove on one end & a v groove on the other


Have no idea what I'm doing though and read it's not simple

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

What are your grooves like? You can always get a groove sharpener that has a box groove on one end & a v groove on the other


Pffft, Grooves schmooves!!


Just check the lofts dude, chances are they've strengthened over the years.........

If they're fine, then just hit the ball properly!! The grooves ain't gonna to squat to the help the spin....
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:40 PM

the loft of club imparts more spin than the grooves.
a 56 wedge has less loft and imparts less spin than a 58 deg wedge.

how much has the spin dropped., is it just the ball you are using remember different balls and ball types have different spin rates as well.

yes some high profile Pro's change are reported to change every few months.
really if a club is going to wear out in 6 months why would average golfer even buy one.

On other hand also find an equal number of pros true who have trusty old favourite sand wedge in bag for many many years.

go and hit your wedge on trackman, compare your old wedge with new wedge with same balls. you will be surprised and if need a bit more loft can adjust.
cost of trackman session wil lbe lower than outlaying for new wedges every two years
and yes as Jado said go and get a groove sharpener and use that each year.

I'm using the exact same ball. In fact the newer model so spin should in theory be more.

And I know how spin works. I'm suggesting I'm getting less now than before if you know what I mean.

Edited by shanker, 29 July 2015 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:41 PM

Pffft, Grooves schmooves!!


Just check the lofts dude, chances are they've strengthened over the years.........

If they're fine, then just hit the ball properly!! The grooves ain't gonna to squat to the help the spin....


This is my thinking. But when does the club need replacing?

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:47 PM

This is my thinking. But when does the club need replacing?


When you want something new and shiney..... :)

There's know reason you can't get another 10 years out of it if you wanted to.
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:49 PM

I only change shafts, heads are ok.
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:54 PM

When you want something new and shiney..... :)

There's know reason you can't get another 10 years out of it if you wanted to.


Even wedges? Really?




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