This club has a loft from 50° to 54°, putting it between the pitching wedge and sand wedge (hence the term “gap”). While the 1 through 9 irons are separated by loft increments of around 3°, the pitching and sand wedges may be as much as 10° apart. With a attack/gap wedge, golfers can make a full swing to hit shots that fly farther than their normal sand wedge, but shorter than a pitching wedge.
With less bounce than a standard sand wedge, the gap wedge is also versatile for lofted shots near the green – especially from firm turf -- as well as longer shots from greenside bunkers.
Thomas Golf (www.thomasgolf.com) offers gap wedges in each of its iron models.
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