Golf Wedges Frequently Asked Questions
What is a wedge in golf?
Golf wedges are a type of golf club that typically has the highest lofts, shortest shafts, and heaviest clubheads of the iron family. Golf wedges come into their own when a player needs to make accurate yet short-distance shots to extract the ball from tricky spots or hazards. A golf gap wedge falls halfway between a pitching wedge and a sand wedge, and unsurprisingly golf sand wedges are used to help the player escape a sand bunker. A golf lob wedge is similar to the sand wedge, but it typically has a thinner leading edge and shorter shaft, but with lower bounce. You might use a lob wedge when you need to hit a high and short shot that comes down soft without much more momentum or roll out.
What are the best wedges in golf?
Some of the best golf wedges come from recognisable brand names stocked by Online Golf. For example, the Titleist SM8 Vokey wedge is extremely popular with avid golfers, as are the Hi-Toe Raw wedges by TaylorMade. The Callaway Jaws wedge and the Ping Glide are also trusted by professionals and recreational players alike.
What does the bounce mean on a golf wedge?
Wedge bounce is the measure of the angle created between the leading edge and the lowest point of the sole edge. The bigger the gap between the ground and the leading edge, the bigger the bounce created. Low bounces are useful for shots on firm turf, mid-bounce are better for recreational all-round players, and high bounce wedges are designed for softer ground conditions and escaping hazards like sand.
How to select wedges in golf?
The golden rule to choosing the right option for you from our range of golf wedge sets is to make sure there are no big gaps in loft and bounce between the lowest lofted iron and the first wedge. This also goes for any other wedges in your golf bag; keep the loft gaps to a consistent 4-degrees between each club so your golf bag is graduated and you can play your best game with each shot accurate to your needs and play style.