The main difference is loft a pitching wedge has about 46-48 degrees of loft and a sandwedge has about 54-56 degrees of loft. The pitching wedge therefore can be hit farther.
The Loft. The approach wedge "A" is lofted between the pitching wedge "P" and the sand wedge "S"
The standard wedge has a 46° loft. The "Grass-N-Sand" variant has a 50° loft.
46 degrees. Also the A wedge is 51 and the sand wedge is 55.
A wedge. Usually a pitching wedge, but sand, loft, and aerial wedges all exist.
I carry a Lob wedge in my bag and it is a 60 degree loft club. It is one of 4 wedges that I carry. The others are a Pitching wedge which is 45 degree, a Gap wedge which is 51 degree, and a Sand wedge which is 56 degree.
56 degree loft
An approach wedge is basically a gap wedge (50 or 52 degrees of loft depending on model) This wedge is used when you are at a yardage which is between your pitching and sand wedge. You can also use this club for pitching, chipping and bunker play.
A 56 degree is a sand wedge.
The slingshot sandwedge has 54 degrees of loft.
A wedge refers to a pitching wedge, which is usually 46-48 degrees, depending on manufacturer. It depends on which wedge you are talking about. The most common wedges carried today are a pitching wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge. You may also hear reference to a Gap wedge as well. Generally, a pitching wedge is 52, sand is 56 and lob is 60. Lob wedges can up to 64 as well and pitching can sometimes be less than 52 as the other person above said.