What is a 60 degree wedge used for?
A 60-degree wedge is considered a lob wedge and is mostly used to launch the ball high up in the air and land softly on the green. Examples could be hitting the ball over water or sand and quickly stopping it on the green. I used to have a 60 degree in my bag and it did come in handy in certain situations.
What kind of wedge is a 60 degree wedge?
2. Know your pitching wedge loft. If it’s 45 degrees or less, add three more wedges that are spaced apart by no more than 4-5 degrees each. So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that’s 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that’s between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that’s between 58 and 60 degrees.
How long should a 60 degree wedge be?
You will want to hit your 60 degree wedge between 75 and 90 yards to score well. If you are hitting it over 100 yards you are swinging too hard.
Does Cleveland make a 60 degree wedge?
For that reason the Cleveland 60 degree wedge presets accurately formed grooves. Besides, the hitting surface of the wedge has numerous grooves covering it completely. To a high handicapper, the Cleveland Golf CBX Full-Face 60 RH Satin Large is highly forgiving.
Should a high handicapper use a 60 degree wedge?
In our opinion, the best wedge for high handicappers and beginners is a sand wedge. The lob wedge at 60° to 64° loft is perfect for hitting it over bunkers around the green, short bunker shots and within 80 or 90 yards. Lob wedges over 60° are not practical for the average golfer.
Do I really need a 60 degree wedge?
For the average golfer, having both a 56-degree sand wedge and a 60-degree lob wedge is completely unnecessary. A 56 or 58-degree wedge should be a lot more versatile for most and is the highest wedge loft that should be in most bags.
How far can a pro hit a 60 degree wedge?
On average, a professional golfer will hit a 60-degree wedge about 100 yards. A mid-handicap golfer will probably hit their 60-degree wedge about 50-60 yards. A higher handicap golfer will probably hit their 60-degree wedge about 30-40 yards.
How far should an amateur hit a 60 degree wedge?
A 60 degree wedge distance is 70 yards for an average amateur golfer and 90 yards for an average professional golfer using their lob wedge.
Should amateurs use 60 degree wedges?
What 60 degree wedge should I buy?
The sand wedge (54-56 degrees) should have the most bounce, and the deepest bounce. The lob wedge (58-60 degrees) should have the least bounce, and the narrowest bounce. Use this club for chipping/pitching off hard and tight fairways, compacted bunkers, and even cart paths like Phil demonstrates in this video!