These are your “money” clubs, or “scoring irons”. They are also referred to as “wedges” or “pitching irons”. These are the clubs that will get you “up and down”, that is, your final shot onto the green before you putt. With that said, these clubs are very important to master. These are also the clubs that I talk about using almost exclusively in my “Back Yard Golf” article.

In the last decade or so there has become a market for the sale of individual, mix-and-match wedges. No longer do you get a PW and SW to round out your iron set (although you still can). Club manufactures have discovered that offering golfers a myriad of options between loft and bounce has not only been profitable, but has improved many golfer’s handicaps! The CG15, from Cleveland, for example, has twenty-two loft and bounce combinations (46 to 64 degrees), and three finishes to choose from (oil-quench, black pearl, satin chrome). I will go into more detail on this in the Veterans page, but for now here is a picture of my “babies”…

In my case, I have “collected” these over the years. The PW to the far right was part of a King Cobra knock off set that I got in 1996! It is actually 50 degrees and zero bounce, which is very uncommon these days (most PW’s are 48 degrees). But I need more than my fingers and toes to count the number of times I’ve chipped in with that club. So, you better believe that club will ALWAYS be in my bag! Newer is not always better!