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Offline braehead

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Wedge fitting - worth it?
« on: Feb 13, 2022, 21:32:00 »
Has anyone had a wedge fitting recently and how did you find it.  Did you come away with anything different than you might have fitted yourself for?  I stuck my details into the Vokey online tool and it came out with what I would have picked anyway knowing where I play and how I swing. 

Interested to know how those who have had a fitting found it.

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Re: Wedge fitting - worth it?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2022, 09:07:48 »
I did the Titleist wedge fitting a few years ago at their Cambridge national fitting centre, it was an excellent experience and well worth the money.

Initially we fitted for lofts, not just with full shots but half shots and 3/4s too, ensuring a good range of yardages are covered - as a result of this I actually play more 3/4 shots than full ones now.
Moved on to getting the right grinds, which again concentrated on pitch shots, being able to hit off grass really helped for this part, it was good to see the D grind giving me the more consistent results with the 60* with other grinds coming out lower then higher for a given shot. I didn't test out of bunkers but there is that option too.

The lie angle was also a good component as they have the different options there too, we went 2* flat even though my irons play 1* upright.

We tried the different shafts but the stock S200 was giving good results so stuck with that. We even discussed grip thickness.

I should say all the fittings there are done on trackman to a full range with a choice of proV1 or proV1x
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Re: Wedge fitting - worth it?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2022, 09:54:14 »
I've just discovered that there is a Vega fitting centre near me. I've always been a fan of Vega wedges so might pop down there one day to see what services they offer. I only use two specialist wedges now as my GAP wedge is part of my iron set. With the Gap wedge at 48 degrees my specialist wedges sit at 54 and 58 degrees. I rarely use the 58...especially in the  winter, so might get more use from a 52/56 combination...or perhaps in between with 53/57.

Could be an interesting morning out!
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Re: Wedge fitting - worth it?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 14, 2022, 09:57:46 »
I've just discovered that there is a Vega fitting centre near me. I've always been a fan of Vega wedges so might pop down there one day to see what services they offer. I only use two specialist wedges now as my GAP wedge is part of my iron set. With the Gap wedge at 48 degrees my specialist wedges sit at 54 and 58 degrees. I rarely use the 58...especially in the  winter, so might get more use from a 52/56 combination...or perhaps in between with 53/57.

Could be an interesting expensivemorning out!

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Re: Wedge fitting - worth it?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2022, 07:31:28 »
I did the Titleist wedge fitting a few years ago at their Cambridge national fitting centre, it was an excellent experience and well worth the money.

Initially we fitted for lofts, not just with full shots but half shots and 3/4s too, ensuring a good range of yardages are covered - as a result of this I actually play more 3/4 shots than full ones now.
Moved on to getting the right grinds, which again concentrated on pitch shots, being able to hit off grass really helped for this part, it was good to see the D grind giving me the more consistent results with the 60* with other grinds coming out lower then higher for a given shot. I didn't test out of bunkers but there is that option too.

The lie angle was also a good component as they have the different options there too, we went 2* flat even though my irons play 1* upright.

We tried the different shafts but the stock S200 was giving good results so stuck with that. We even discussed grip thickness.

I should say all the fittings there are done on trackman to a full range with a choice of proV1 or proV1x

That certainly sounds very thorough and certainly better than what my local pro was offering. 

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Re: Wedge fitting - worth it?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2022, 08:42:25 »
The vokey site is good but you have to know stuff. I always thought I was shallow because of my divots, looked on trackman and I'm actually steep. How do I know if my fairways are very firm? Firmest I've played on but I've not played everywhere etc.
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