Usage - Types of Shots: Our “Gap” wedges are designed to be the “in-between” solution for the distance between a conventional pitching wedge and sand wedge. More than just distance, gap wedges produce trajectory and spin solutions between that of normal sand wedges and pitching wedges. Many players will even find our gap wedges to be their ideal choice for playing pitch and chip shots on faster or firmer greens – situations where some release and roll are desired. And like our pitching wedges, the Renegar Gap wedges are remarkably effective for executing the dreaded longer bunker shots of 40 to 60 yards – just open the face slightly engaging the steeper bounce surfaces of our patented sole and hit a conventional explosion shot. And they effectively double as the #11 iron compliment to your set of irons when used with a full swing.
Essentials/Why: Because most of us miss most of the greens in most of our rounds of golf, it is essential for any serious player to have a complete arsenal of short game shots (and clubs) – ready to address any short game situation – regardless of your skill level. Depending upon where you play and the playing conditions, gap wedge shots can occur with great frequency, and the gap wedge can become a key scoring advantage for your short game.
Build Configuration Details: All Renegar Golf Rx14 wedges come standard with either the KBS Wedge steel shaft or our Renegar DTS Tour Control graphite shaft – both developed specifically for wedge play, but they are better than conventional irons shafts on full swings too. Both shaft choices (steel and graphite) are nearly identical in playing characteristics, weight, shaft flex, and design. Our steel-shafted Rx14 comes standard with our “dusty chrome” plated finish, and our graphite-shafted clubs are standard with our black SQ nitride finish. All of our wedges come standard with our Lamkin-Renegar EPDM wedges grip for better performance in delicate short game situations, where maximum feel and control are essential. These components have already been custom designed and optimized for wedge play. No further custom shaft or grip choices are offered with the Rx14. And, of course, all lofts of our wedges come standard with our utility-patented sole contour.
Specifications: All Renegar Golf wedges share the same “single set specifications” (so they will feel and perform identically in your hands), with their designated lofts being the singular differentiation. Consistent specifications are: Length = 35.5 inches, Lie Angles = 63.5 Degrees, Swing Weights = D-6 (D-5 graphite), Total Static Weight = 450 Grams, and our Shaft Stiffness is a Strong Regular Wedge Flex.
Full Swing Distances: The full swing maximum distance you hit our wedges will depend primarily upon your swing speed and impact vectors (and of course what specific lofts you choose). The table below suggests some yardage possibilities for what your distances might be. Your distances will surely vary. (Rule of Thumb: You can expect 2-3 yards difference in distance for each degree of loft change.)
Slower Swinger Average Hard Hitter
46-48 Pitch 89 113 140
50-52 Gap 81 102 125
54-56 Sand 73 91 110
58-60 Lob 65 80 95
Set Recommendations: The options we offer the player are many with our 8 Rx14 lofts, but some good generalizations are helpful. Loft differences between clubs for your wedge set should be 4-6 degrees and as evenly spaced as possible. Four-Wedge sets we would recommend would include 46/50/54/58 or 48/52/56/60. Three wedge sets might include the 46/52/58 and 48/54/60 combinations. Obviously, other combinations are possible, and the choices are all yours.
Pricing: $165 - Black SQ finish, DTS Tour Control graphite, and Lamkin grip.