May 18, 2016 at 06:28 PM
Let me preface by saying, this may be a classic case of blame the Indian and not the arrow. That said, I recently upgraded all my wedges. Picked up a 50.08 F Grind, 54.10 S Grind (bent to 55*) and a 60.04 L Grind. I was previously playing some older SM wedges in a 54.11, 58.08 setup. If I had to describe the older grinds, the 54 was probably closer to a F and the 58 was closer to a M.
Anyway, I purchased new wedges because my grooves were pretty worn out after a few years. I got fitted at a Regional Fitting Center in New York, which was overall a great experience. Now, my old 54.11 was a go-to club (felt great around the greens, full shots, pitches, chips, etc.). I I had excellent control (distance and trajectory). Here is the problem, I cannot control the 54.10 S Grind for the life of me on full shots and around the greens. On full shots, I will sometimes slide under the ball and hit it too high on the face. Other times, I find myself making contact with the ball too close to the hosel. Other times, I hit it way too fat. I also cannot hit low driving high-spinning shots with it. Some pitches are okay at times (albeit the feel of overall control is missing), but overall, I have no confidence with this club. I am fine with all the other wedges. For comparison sake and out of frustration, the other day, I took my old 54.11 out the other day and was totally comfortable on all shots. I was seeking out pins to the same level of skill I had in the past.
So . . .I am I just making excuses here? The fact that my old club and the other wedges perform well makes me think it is not "me". I consider myself a decent golfer (playing to a 12 right now) and my swing is pretty repeatable. But this S Grind, especially on full shots, has been the the death of me. Has anyone else had big problems when switching grinds?
Any thoughts on whether I should purchase something else? Anyone else having these problems on full shots? I am generally a low bounce wedge player, but I wonder if the 54.14 F grind may be the right one for me. . . The only other option right now is to eliminate full shots with the 54 S Grind and only use the 50 F grind.
Appreciate any help TT.
Darryl MWichita, KS
Mike RSan Diego, CA
B.A.Los Gatos, CA
Matt BColumbus, OH
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