Situations arise on the course where golf wedges are the best choice for the ideal shot. Sand wedges are essential when you find yourself in a bunker and need a high loft. When even a higher trajectory is required, lob wedges will prove to be indispensable. For distances between the sand wedge and pitching wedge, gap wedges are the perfect option. Finally, the pitching wedge is ideal for those shots close to the green where you have to transition from the fairway. Wedges, like drivers and putters, are essential for any serious golfer.
Golf Wedge FAQ
Are there are different types of wedges you can use?
Yes, there are multiple types of wedges designed for special situations on the golf course. And golf wedges typically have the shortest shafts and highest lofts compared to irons.
What are the four main types of wedges?
Wedges are a subset of irons used on shorter shots to the green. The four main types of wedges are the pitching wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge, and gap wedge. The sand wedge was the first golf club to be labeled as a wedge. However, most modern wedges aren’t labeled with the wedge types listed above and are only labeled with their loft and bounce angle instead.
What is a significant difference between the different types of wedges?
Two significant differences between the four wedges are the loft angle and the shaft length. The various wedge loft angles and bounce profiles are designed for all the different situations you can face during your critical short game shots.
What is a sand wedge, and how is it used?
As the name might imply, the sand wedge is designed to get you out of the dreaded sand bunkers on the golf course or other soft lies. The sand wedge has around a 56-degree loft and a higher degree of bounce compared to a gap wedge.
What is a pitching wedge, and how is it used?
A pitching wedge is used to loft the ball in a short high trajectory. It is used on the far outskirts of the green, usually for shorter distances not suited for an iron. The clubface sits at around 48-degrees, and it is the lowest lofted wedge with little to no bounce.
What is a gap wedge, and how is it used?
The gap wedge is designed to be used in distances between 50 to 100 yards. This makes it ideal as the right club for distances between the sand wedge and pitching wedge. A gap wedge has a loft angle of around 52 degrees with a moderate amount of bounce.
What is a lob wedge, and how is it used?
The lob wedge is used to hit over an obstacle or bunker at a sharp or high angle. A lob wedge is the highest lofted wedge and sits at around a 60-degree angle. The lob wedge is typically the highest lofted club in a set, as well.
What is the cost of a golf wedge?
Our golf wedges run from around $50 upwards to about $200 on average.
Do you have to carry all four wedges in your golf bag?
Some golfers may not have all four wedges. However, keep in mind that the different wedges are designed to get you out of certain situations that could otherwise cost you strokes. Many golfers will sacrifice some irons or even higher-numbered woods to fit more wedge options into a regulation 14 limit club set. Not having the right wedge could put you in a position where you cannot make an essential short game shot.
Spring Hill, FL
December 3rd, 2022
Callaway Jaws MD5 60 degree Great Addition
Needed a club for those tight green shots and steep bunker out's. The Callaway Jaws MD5 60 degree Wedge was exactly what I was looking for. A beautiful looking club that's well balanced and performs exactly as it should, even if I don't. Giving my Sand Wedge a little rest now from those lob shots. Very happy with my Rockbottom purchase. Of course, Rockbottom price and speedy delivery were great, as well.
December 2nd, 2022
Great feel and forgiveness
I'm a 10 handicap and wanted a gap wedge that had a little more forgiveness for bad lies. I was between this Cleveland Golf CBX 2 Cavity Back Black Satin Wedge and Callaway Mack daddy CB. I chose this because I also use a Cleveland zipcore 60. This wedge is everything I wanted. Not ugly or offset, feels great on center strikes and even good less than perfect strikes. Knock down shots, higher shots its great all around. I would not chip with it personally because of the 52 degree loft and amount of bounce.
November 29th, 2022
Titleist Vokey is the best!
November 15th, 2022
LOVE the Full Face Grooves!!
Solid Callaway Golf JAWS Full Toe Black Wedge with the added features of Full Face Grooves and Raw Face. I open the face alot around the green and love I have the extra face grooves on the tow of the club. The RAW face promotes more spin which really comes in handy when I need a high soft shot because I short sided myself AGAIN!!?!!
November 11th, 2022
I had great success hitting shots out of the sand and chipping with these Tour Edge Golf Hot Launch C521 Wedges.
Center Point, IA
October 19th, 2022
Mizuno 60 degree wedge
I have been able to get out twice since I bought this Mizuno ES21 Wedge and absolutely love it!! The weight and feel is great and for an average golfer like me I actually feel like I get some backspin which I didn't before. Also wanted to add that the price was awesome!!!
October 2nd, 2022
The TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Wedge is an excellent Wedge with Plenty of Spin