#### Readers ask: What Loft Is A Standard Pitching Wedge?

An ideal progression is for the pitching wedge to be **45 degrees**, followed by a 50-degree gap wedge and complemented by 54- and 58-degree sand and lob wedges.

Contents

- 1 Is a 52-degree wedge a pitching wedge?
- 2 How much lift does a pitching wedge have?
- 3 How do I know the loft of my pitching wedge?
- 4 What are the most common wedge lofts?
- 5 What 3 wedges should I carry?
- 6 What is the loft of a 9 iron?
- 7 What’s the best pitching wedge?
- 8 How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?
- 9 Do you need a 60 degree wedge?
- 10 Is 54 degrees enough loft for a sand wedge?
- 11 How far should you hit a 60 degree wedge?
- 12 What is a pitching wedge used for?
- 13 How do I pick the right wedge?

## Is a 52-degree wedge a pitching wedge?

In golf, wedges with a loft between 52 degrees and 56 degrees are known as sand wedges. So a 52-degree wedge also falls in that category. As for pitching wedges, they have a loft of 42-46 degrees.

## How much lift does a pitching wedge have?

Lofts. There is some variety in the lofts of the different wedges, depending on the manufacturers. (Of course, players can also have the lofts adjusted, just as with their standard clubs.) Pitching wedges are typically lofted between 45 and 49 degrees, and sand wedges between 54 and 58 degrees.

## How do I know the loft of my pitching wedge?

The loft, is the angle between the face plane and the vertical plane the shaft is in, when the club is in the normal address position and the grooves are horizontal. Once you set up the club as described, use a protractor to measure the angle between the face plane (at 90 degrees to the grooves) and the vertical.

## What are the most common wedge lofts?

When it comes to common wedge setups on the PGA Tour, there are far more golfers playing with four wedges than three. Looking strictly at the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, 80 percent are using a pitching wedge, 50/52-, 56-, 60-degree loft combination.

## 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.

## What is the loft of a 9 iron?

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

## What’s the best pitching wedge?

Our Best Pitching Wedges In 2021

- Cleveland Golf CBX 2 Wedge (Best Pitching Wedge)
- Callaway Mack Daddy CB Wedge (Runner Up 1)
- Titleist Vokey SM7 Pitching Wedge (Runner Up 2)
- Mazel Golf Pitching Wedge (Best Pitching Wedge for the Best Price)
- Square Strike 45 Degrees (Best Pitching Wedge for Seniors)

## How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?

The distance difference between clubs is created equally by the increments in club length and loft angle. The calculations here are based on 1/2″ club length difference = 5 yards distance difference and every 4° loft angle difference = 5 yards distance difference.

## 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.

## Is 54 degrees enough loft for a sand wedge?

A 54-degree wedge is considered a sand wedge and is used around the green and out of bunkers. A 54-degree wedge is ideal for golfers who have a 58-degree lob wedge and another wedge close to 50 degrees. Pretty much all golfers have a pitching wedge and a wedge between 56 and 58 degrees.

## How far should you hit a 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 is a pitching wedge used for?

A pitching wedge is a wedge used to hit a shot with higher and shorter trajectory than a 9-iron and a lower and longer trajectory than a gap wedge.

## How do I pick the right wedge?

Wedges have the highest lofts of any club. It’s recommended to have four degrees of difference between wedges. For example, if your pitching wedge has a 48° loft then you should have a 52° gap wedge, a 56° sand wedge and a 60° lob wedge.