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Gary Pritchard

26 February 2024

Depending on which area of your game you consider your strengths, you may either love or loath reaching for your golf wedges.

But regardless of your skill level, you’ve got to admit that a well-played chip can be one of the most satisfying kinds of golf shot to watch.

Whether it’s a high-lofted flop shot where you pop the ball up in the air for it to roll to a stop by the flag, or a well-timed chip-and-run played down onto a sloped green, chipping is an incredibly versatile aspect of the game that allows for a lot of creativity and versatility.

Golf is a hard game, and so it may be easier to cling to what’s familiar and use the same golf wedge regardless of where you are, when it may not necessarily be the best tool for the job.

So today, we’re going to recap which wedges are best used in certain situations around the green, as well as give you a fantastic recommendation in the latest Milled Grind 4 TaylorMade golf wedges.

 

Pitching wedge (PW) 46° - 48°

The first wedge you’ll reach for when you’re the furthest away from the hole, the pitching wedge is a nifty club that gives you both a good amount of distance and loft, with the aim being to land your shot on the short grass.

 

Gap wedge (GW) 48° - 50°

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The gap wedge provides that much-needed breathing room between your wedges where a pitching wedge will give you too much power and sail past the green, but a sand wedge will give you too much height. This ideal utility tool gives you the best of both if you find yourself 70 yards or so away from the green.

 

Sand wedge (SW) 54° - 56°

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In many ways this is the most straightforward club to remember as the clue’s in the name. You take a sand wedge with you into a bunker because this club is designed to have the widest sole in your set of wedges. This wide sole will allow you to open up your clubface and get as much bounce as possible when your club comes into contact with the sand. It’s always satisfying making good connection and splashing your ball out of a bunker!

 

Lob wedge (LW) 58° - 60°

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A perfect escape should you find yourself stuck behind a bunker or bush, the lob wedge gives you the most loft of any club in your bag. They’re easy to play with and allow you to pop the ball in the air over short distances for accurate greenside pitching. The trick with a lob wedge is to commit to your shot to make the connection you’re looking for; you don’t want to quit on it and end up in the bunker you were trying to overcome!

 

TaylorMade's Milled Grind 4 wedges

If you’re on the lookout for new wedges and you need some gear that will suit you all year round, you can’t go wrong with TaylorMade’s Milled Grind 4 golf wedges.

These wedges provide outstanding grip, and stay excellent even in the wet conditions. A deep laser etching between the grooves provides the channel for any water to escape, so if you’re splashing the ball out of wet terrain, you’ll retain an ideal degree of hold on the ball.

The surface and toe sections work in tandem with the spin tread grooves to provide fantastic spin, the result being you’ll feel total control over your pitching chip shots.

It doesn’t just play well, the clubs look fantastic too. Whether they’re resting in your bag or you’re looking down on them at address, the MG4 golf wedges are simply stunning. The reshaped topline allows for a smoother, fuller look over the previous general. This incredible wedge comes in both chrome silver and matte black colours.

It can feel demoralizing if you’re struggling with your short game. We want you to have fun when you’re out on the course, so if you’re looking to improve your game with a new set of golf wedges, we’d be more than happy to help you in the pro shop.

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