With such a large range of left-handed golf wedges to choose from, the decision-making process can feel daunting. Along with the golf putter, a wedge is known to be the scoring club, therefore you need to make sure you choose the best one to match your style, skill and play to minimise your scores. On average, 53% of shots come around 100 yards of the green making it clear as to why the wedge you choose is so important. Snainton Golf stock left-handed wedges from the industry-leading brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping and more, all available at industry-low prices you won’t find anywhere else.
Not sure where to start? Here’s a guide on how you can find the best wedge for you.
Choosing the Right Clubhead Design for Your Left Handed Wedge
Most wedges in general are made from either ‘forged’ or softer feeling ‘cast’ steel, the difference being in the way the clubs are made. Most wedges have similar head shape and design features with a variation of groove and sole designs. Their centre of gravity positioning can also differ which helps control the trajectory of the shot so along with personal preference, ability and budget, all of these factors will contribute to making the final decision.
Cavity Back Wedges
Wedges rarely come with a cavity back, unless they’re part of a set of cavity back irons. However, this allows for greater forgiveness on off-centre strikes. The only down fall of cavity backed wedges is the lack of control you get especially on the shorter shots. If you already have a cavity back set of irons, including the Gap and Sand wedge then we would advise investing in a ‘bladed’ lob wedge which is not cavity backed. These clubs offer excellent versatility for lob shots and in bunkers.
If you struggle to chip the ball then we would advise purchasing a chipper, a standalone club designed to play like a putting action. Chippers make lofting the ball in the air extremely easy and are best when used just off the putting surface, however, they should not to be used in full shots.
Club Loft & Gapping
The loft and gapping of your golf wedges is crucial to get right as they can greatly determine your distance control standards. Generally speaking, players tend to carry 4 wedges in their golf bag including the Pitching wedge (45°), Gap wedge (50°), Sand wedge (55°) and Lob wedge (60°) as this option offers players 4 distances on full swing shots and gives you the option of two different sole designs. For players looking to carry 3 wedges including the Pitching wedge, we would recommend carrying a 46° Pitching wedge, a 52° Gap wedge and a 58° Sand/Lob wedge.