- November 28, 2022
Having a good understanding of the different sand wedge loft is essential for improving your short game. The loft of each wedge will determine the trajectory and spin of your ball. The higher the loft, the easier it will be to pop the ball into the air. The lower the loft, the more difficult it will be to get the ball out of the sand.
What loft should my pitching wedge be?
The best loft for a sand wedge is between 58 and 64 degrees. This loft will allow the club face to get under the ball in the sand and give you the pop needed to get your ball out.
For a better golfer, a lob wedge can be used to get the ball into the air. The lob wedge’s loft is two to three degrees higher than the sand wedge’s. These wedges are ideal for placing the ball gently on the green or for avoiding obstacles. They are great for getting the ball in the air and clearing a hazard.
For a new golfer, it is best to have three wedges in your bag. You should have a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a gap wedge. You should also be able to determine the pitching wedge’s loft. You can find pitching wedge lofts online or at golf stores.
If you are a beginner, you should have a sand wedge that has a 54 degree loft. You can ask a club fitter for help to determine the right sand wedge loft for your swing.