Correction...how far can I hit a 52-degree wedge?
OK strike that other question, mistake...52 degree wedge, instead. Is that called a gap wedge? How far will I hit it with an easy-swing? I hit my 8 about 140-145 yards, and my Pw about 120-125 yards (estimate)..problem is, I have no idea what my PW loft is, and haven't been able to find the info online.
I've never played with anything between a PW and 60 degree, so I'm just interested in a ballpark number.
A 52 degree wedge would certainly be considered a gap wedge. The reason it is called a gap wedge is because it fills the gap in loft between a PW and a SW. A standard pitching wedge loft is 46 degrees while a standard SW loft is 56 degrees. Based on your PW distance of 120-125 yards, I would guess that you could hit a full GW about 90-100 yards. It is a handy tool to have in your bag if you are serious about scoring well.
I hit my 9 iron around 150-160 and my PW from 125-145 and I believe it is a 48 degree loft. I hit my gap wedrge (52 degree) upto about 120...I hope that helps you a little.
I would say that you shouldn't worry about how far it "should" go. You are not hitting wedges for power, but for accuracy, so the key is to hit it repeatable distances. So I would go to the range and make smooth swings to see how far it goes on average and take that information with you to the golf course.
That being said, A 52 degree gap wedge is probably one club down (or 4 to 5 degrees) from your pitching wedge. So I would expect it to go 10 to 15 yards shorter.
I dont know if this calculator will help you or not but I used it to get an average distance for my clubs and it was fairly accurate.
When I go to the range I track my average distances per club for short, medium or regular swings with each club and try to reproduce the distances and get comfortable with each type of shot with each club.
You can safely figure that a gap will be somewhere around 10 -15 yds shorter than your PW.
Dude...you don't have any wedges between your PW and 60 degree?? Not only do you need a 52 degree "Gap", but you also need a 56 sand wedge. How are you hitting long bunker shots with a 60? What do you hit from 100 yards? Trust me when I say this will make a big difference in your scoring.
My guess is that you'll hit it around 110-115.
I play with a Titleist PW, 52, 56, 60
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