In the 1970s, the typical loft of a pitching wedge was 52 degrees. Today, 45 degrees is not uncommon. That's the equivalent of a 40-year-old 8-iron!
In contrast, the average sand wedge has held pretty steady, at around 56 degrees. That means the old-fashioned set makeup of pitching wedge and sand wedge would see an 11-degree gap between the two - and given a degree of loft equates to around three yards of carry, that's an incredible 33-yard distance hole!
This is why you simply can't afford not to have an effective system of wedge lofts. Gap wedges, of course, are designed to plug the hole, but the situation gets a little more complicated when you factor in lob wedges that can run up to 62 degrees.
The best solution is to ask our advice on how to set up your wedges. We can help give you your best coverage for these crucial scoring distances. Golfers who have sorted this report instant improvement in your scoring; it's time you became one of them.
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