With the ever increasing choices in makes and models of wedges, it has never been more important to make sure that they are properly fit to you and complement the rest of your set. Many of the new wedges have specific wedge shafts which can vary quite a bit in performance characteristics from the rest of your set. Having just updated my own ‘scoring clubs’, the first order of business was to make sure that the shaft lengths were correct and then, the lie angles were bang on at the new length. Because of the effect of compound angles in the more lofted clubs, your wedges are the most important clubs in your bag to make sure that the lie angles are correct. For full to ¾ swings the scoring lines need to come through the impact zone perfectly parallel to the ground. Pushing or pulling your shots, or hitting consistently off of the heel or toe of your scoring clubs can be a sign for a need to have your clubs checked. See your local Golf Professional to make sure that you are hitting the best shots that you can with the clubs that can make the biggest changes on the score card… the closer you can hit your wedges, the shorter the birdie putts are.
Play well, Dave Lengyel