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Golf Wedges

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Golf Wedges

It's time to learn about wedges and the importance of solid wedge play. There are five types of wedges a golfer can choose from.

  • Wedge
  • Pitching Wedge
  • Approach Wedge
  • Sand Wedge
  • Lob Wedge


A wedge is a golf club that is similar to an iron, although the wedge is shorter than an iron and has more loft to help hit the golf ball higher and produce more backspin on the golf ball.

Pitching Wedge

A pitching wedge is the lowest lofted wedge that is often used on approach shots and chip shots around the green.

Approach Wedge

An approach wedge is a golf club that is used on chip or pitch shots as well as for approach shots into the green. An approach wedge usually has 52 degrees of lift. An approach wedge is also referred to as a gap wedge.

Sand Wedge

A sand wedge is a club that a golfer uses when hitting greenside bunker shots, short approach shots to the green, and pitch shots around the green. A sand wedge's club face will usually have between 54-56 degrees of loft.

Lob Wedge

A lob wedge contains the most loft of any golf club and is used for flop and pitch shots, and shorter approach shots that require some spin to stop the ball immediately upon hitting the ground.


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