pitching wedge

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a wedge used to loft the golf ball over obstacles

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If you do choose a three-wedge system, we recommend something along the lines of a pitching wedge at 46 degrees, a gap wedge at 52-degrees, and a lob wedge at 58 degrees, which gives you even 6-degree gaps between clubs, which should give you the versatility you need.
Ballesteros was directly behind a swimming pool wall, but hit a pitching wedge over the wall and between overhanging branches to the fringe of the last green and chipped in for birdie.
Then my pitching wedge shot landed past the hole and spun back into it.
There's a putter to putt the ball on the smooth surface of the green, and even a pitching wedge to pitch the ball out of those pesky sand traps.
On 17 I had my pitching wedge in control, and that's where I felt most comfortable,'' she said.
Traditional-looking but heavy on game-improvement help (like a cavity-back in the 3- through 6-irons), the 7-iron through pitching wedge features a "Power Bar" that complements the cavity for more control.
He asked if I thought he could hit a pitching wedge that far, and my reply was that nobody could hit a pitching wedge that far.
Sedgwick's strike from just inside the penalty area could not have been played better with a pitching wedge.
Dear Guzzler: I swung my pitching wedge over my bag in anger and accidentally broke the shafts on my driver and 3-wood .
Reed pulled a pitching wedge from his bag and gave it a few waggles.
LARRY MIZE: Pitching wedge to par four 11th at Augusta, US Masters 1987
The pitching wedge is used to hit short, high shots onto the green.
Late 1800's - first golf wedge played was the pitching wedge, also known as a "jigger"
A good selection would be sand wedge, pitching wedge and an 8 iron and choosing one of these depending on the lie of the ball and the amount of green you have to work with.
Prison officer Mark, of West Lothian, used a pitching wedge at The Prieshach, hailed Scotland's best par three by ex-Open champion Paul Lawrie.