#### FAQ: How Much Loft Does A Gap Wedge Have?

You must have a wedge between your pitching wedge loft and your sand wedge loft. The gap wedge (usually **around 50 degrees**) provides a vital yardage between those two clubs.

Contents

- 1 What is the lift of a gap wedge?
- 2 Is a 52 degree wedge a gap wedge?
- 3 What is the loft on a gap wedge and pitching wedge?
- 4 Is a 54 degree wedge a gap wedge?
- 5 What is the best loft for a gap wedge?
- 6 What is a gap wedge distance?
- 7 What 3 wedges should I carry?
- 8 How far should I hit my 60 degree wedge?
- 9 What club is a gap wedge?
- 10 What is the loft of a 9 iron?
- 11 What is an A wedge loft?
- 12 Do you need a 60 degree wedge?
- 13 Do I need a sand wedge if I have a gap wedge?
- 14 Is Xe1 wedge legal?
- 15 Can you use a 9-iron as a pitching wedge?

## What is the lift of a gap wedge?

Gap wedges typically contain 50 to 54 degrees of loft. Gap wedges are used close to the green, allowing players to take a full swing. Before gap wedges were invented, golfers often employed the pitching wedge for very short approaches where chipping wasn’t possible.

## Is a 52 degree wedge a gap wedge?

The 52 degree wedge is also known as a gap wedge and for good reason. Most of your irons in your bag have a 4 degree loft difference between each club. The 52 provides the ability to cut the 8 degree difference between the 48 and the 56 in your bag!

## What is the loft on a gap wedge and pitching wedge?

In general, pitching wedges are lofted about 47 to 53 degrees, gap wedges are lofted about 50 to 54 degrees, sand wedges are lofted 54 to 58 degrees and lob wedges are lofted 58 to 62 degrees. The lower the degree of loft, the farther the ball will fly, though a more lofted club will land more softly on the green.

## Is a 54 degree wedge a gap wedge?

A 54 degree wedge comes under the gap wedge category with a loft ranging between 50° and 54° as well as the sand wedge category with a loft ranging between 54° and 58°. A 54 degree wedge is used as a gap wedge to bridge the gap between a pitching wedge and a sand wedge.

## What is the best loft for a gap wedge?

Fitting your gap wedge loft with the proper distance gaps will allow you to hit more full shots. The ideal loft separation between wedges is 4°-6°, resulting in 10-15 yard gaps, so your gap wedge degree should typically be 48°-52°, especially if your pitching wedge loft is 44° to 46°.

## What is a gap wedge distance?

The gap or approach wedge is designed to fit into the gap between the modern pitching wedge and the sand wedge hitting distance. They will normally have a loft of about 50 to 54 degrees and a full swing should take the average golfer 90 to 110 yards.

## What 3 wedges should I carry?

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 far should I hit my 60 degree wedge?

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.

## What club is a gap wedge?

The gap wedge is a golf club that is used for distances too short for a pitching wedge and too long for a sand wedge. It has a club head angle that is in between those of its cousins the pitching and sand wedges. The gap wedge is a specialized club for the golfer who plays close to the green.

## What is the loft of a 9 iron?

9 Iron loft The loft of a 9 iron is 41-43 degrees.

## What is an A wedge loft?

What is the loft of an A-wedge? “Your standard A-wedge or gap wedge loft will fall around the 50 to 52-degree range. Looking at specific TaylorMade irons sets, the P770 A-wedge loft is 51°, P790 A-wedge is 50°, and the 2017 M2 A-wedge loft is 49°.”

## Do you 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. My sand wedge was used for longer shots and in the sand.

## Do I need a sand wedge if I have a gap wedge?

Gap Wedge. The rule of thumb is that a player should have four degrees of difference between wedges. For instance, a golfer with a pitching wedge lofted at 46 degrees should have a gap wedge of 50 degrees, a sand wedge at 54 degrees and a lob wedge of no less than 58 degrees.

## Is Xe1 wedge legal?

It must be stated at the outset that the Xe1 wedges are legal for tournament play therefore you can continue reading. A combination of 59 degrees and 65-degree lofts and a broad sole helps in creating a high launch angle and eliminates chunks.

## Can you use a 9-iron as a pitching wedge?

As you move through your bag from the short-irons to the pitching wedge, you won’t feel a great deal of difference. The 9-iron and the wedge are very similar as you would expect two adjacent clubs in the bag to be. The wedge and the 9-iron are both attacking clubs and should be used for going at easy to access flags.