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All about various types of golf wedges

1. Pitching Wedge: The pitching wedge is typically included as part of a golfer's iron set, with a loft angle of around 44-48 degrees. It is primarily used for approach shots to the green from a distance of around 100-120 yards. It can also be used for chipping around the green. 2. Gap Wedge: The gap wedge, also known as the approach wedge or utility wedge, has a loft angle between the pitching wedge and sand wedge, typically around 50-54 degrees. It is designed to fill the gap between the pitching wedge and sand wedge and can be used for approach shots from around 90-100 yards. 3. Sand Wedge: The sand wedge is designed for use in sand bunkers or other soft lies around the green. It has a high loft angle of around 54-58 degrees, which helps to get the ball out of the sand and onto the green. It can also be used for shots around the green that require a high trajectory, such as flop shots. 4. Lob Wedge: The lob wedge has the highest loft angle among all golf clubs, typically around 58-64 degrees. It is designed for shots that require a high trajectory and short carry distance, such as flop shots, bunker shots, and shots over hazards. It is also useful for chipping around the green when the ball needs to stop quickly. 5. Approach Wedge: The approach wedge is a relatively new addition to the wedge family and has a loft angle between the sand wedge and lob wedge, typically around 50-54 degrees. It is designed to help golfers hit approach shots from around 100 yards with more accuracy and control.

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