January 25, 2016 at 07:48 PM
For several years (until I retired my DCI 990's in 2012) my wedges were the old Spin Milled 50.08, 54.11 and 60.07. Since switching to png irons I've been using the wedges from my iron set but now I'm itching to return to "real wedges".
Does anyone remember the sole shape on the old SM54.11 and have an opinion on how it compares to the 54/10 (S grind) and/or 54/14 (F grind). Nowadays I'm a true believer in the "bounce is your friend" religion so I assumed the 14-degree F-grind would be the way to go. But looking them over in the store, the sole on the 14-degree F model seems way more squared off and just too much bounce compared to my old middle wedge.
I actually think the 10-degree S grind looks kind of like an SM54.11 with added heel and toe relief (which in honesty is neither here nor there for my game). I'm thinking a 54/10S bent a degree weak will be a good approximation of what I'm used to.
For the other two wedges I'm going with the 60/11 K-grind and 50 or 52 degree F grinds so I'll have two wedges with all the bounce I'd ever want. In a weird way it makes sense not to get too carried away with a third high bounce wedge in between. Not that I ever try to slide the club under the ball delicately but a bit of variety may be a good thing.
Gabriel GCedar Park, TX
Ray MAirdrie, AB.,
Lou GSan Diego, CA
February 03, 2016 at 06:37 PM
I've never used an M grind but they look pretty skinny to me, visually. My memory of the SM 54.11 was it's a bit thicker in the sole.
After a couple more rounds and an hour or two around the chipping green I'm convinced the SM5 54.10 S-grind is not for me. Maybe it's not at all like my old 54.11 or maybe my swing has changed but the S doesn't work.
Love, love, love my 60.11 K-grind. The 52.12 F-grind is OK. The 54.10 would take way more time to figure out than I'm willing to invest.
I'm thiiiiis close to ordering a WedgeWorks 54 K-grind and just going with the 54 and 60 K's along with the gap wedge from my png iron set. If the 54K plays anything like my 60K it would be the perfect sand/lob set for my game.
Doug EUrbana, MD
January 20, 2020 at 04:27 PM
Hey Titleist, any help here. Just spent money on a “new” SM7 54-10S and it’s nothing like my old SM 54-11. I can’t get the contact, spin, roll-out, etc to match up at all. Any input on this thread?
January 21, 2020 at 05:04 PM
Don OMadison, WI
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?