What Is Wedge Degree?

What Is Wedge Degree?

Wedge degree is a term used to describe the angle of loft on a golf club's face. The degree of loft on a wedge determines the height and distance that a golf ball will travel when struck by the club. Wedges typically have higher degrees of loft than other golf clubs, which makes them ideal for hitting short shots and approach shots to the green.

Most golfers carry around 2 to 4 wedges in their bag, with the most common being a pitching wedge (usually around 45-48 degrees of loft), a sand wedge (usually around 54-56 degrees of loft), and a lob wedge (usually around 58-60 degrees of loft). These clubs are designed to provide the golfer with a variety of options for hitting different shots around the green.

When selecting a wedge, it's important to consider the degree of loft that will best suit your game. Golfers who struggle with getting the ball in the air or hitting shots from soft turf may benefit from a higher degree of loft, while those who tend to hit shots too high may want to opt for a lower degree of loft.

In addition to degree of loft, other factors to consider when selecting a wedge include the bounce angle (which affects the club's interaction with the turf) and the grind (which affects the club's ability to hit certain types of shots). By selecting the right wedge for your game and understanding how to use it effectively, you can improve your short game and lower your scores on the golf course.

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