With the nominal loft of 52°, a gap wedge can be used for almost any shot in which the player would normally use their pitching wedge, but needs lesser distance; a full swing with a gap wedge will carry about 90–110 yards depending on the many inherent variables.
What is a 52 degree wedge called?
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.
Can you use a 52 degree wedge in the sand?
But you also can use your sand wedge on the fairway or to hit a ball out of the rough. a golfer with a pitching wedge lofted at 46° should have a gap wedge of 50° , a sand wedge of 54° and a lob wedge of no less than 58°. So to finish up the wedges, the club with the most loft is the Lob wedge.
What is a 54 degree wedge used for?
The sand wedge (SW) typically carries a loft between 54 and 58 degrees, and as its name suggests, is mainly used for bunker play. The average club golfer hits a full sand wedge 70 yards, while a Tour professional carries it 100 yards.
How far do pros hit a 52 degree wedge?
Average Loft Angle and Distances of Clubs
|Club||Loft Angle||Distance for Men|
|Pitching Wedge||47 – 53 Degrees||80-105-120|
|Gap Wedge||50 – 54 Degrees||70-95-110|
|Sand Wedge||54 – 58 Degrees||60-80-100|
|Lob Wedge||58 – 62 Degrees||50-70-90|
16 more rows