2nd October 2019

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What type of wedge is 52 degrees?

Typically, sand wedges have lots from 52 to 56 degrees. With pitching wedges typically lofted from 42 to 46 degrees, the gap wedge is so-called because it closes the "gap" in loft between the pitching wedge and sand wedge.

What are the degrees of loft on wedges?

Average Loft Angle and Distances of Clubs
ClubLoft AngleDistance for Men
Pitching Wedge47 – 53 Degrees80-105-120
Gap Wedge50 – 54 Degrees70-95-110
Sand Wedge54 – 58 Degrees60-80-100
Lob Wedge58 – 62 Degrees50-70-90

What is the best loft for a pitching wedge?

A Gap Wedge has a loft of approximately 50-degrees. It gets its name because it fills in the "loft gap" between the modern Pitching Wedge (45-degrees) and the Sand Wedge (55-degrees).
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