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An approach wedge is simply another name given to a gap wedge, it usually has either 50 or 52 degrees of loft. It fills the gap between your sandwedge and your pitching wedge, you would use it if you are too far away to use your sandwedge, and too close to use your pitching wedge. You can use it for pitching, chipping and long bunker shots. As the approach wedge has a mid-wedge loft spin rates are rather high.

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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.

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When my shot requires a little different trajectory than a pitching wedge or sandwedge, or the distance is between a PW or SW.

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