This post was most recently updated on January 19th, 2022
Many golfers carry two to three wedges in their bags. They use them for chipping around the greens and also for approach shots from around 50-130 yards depending on the situation.
This article will describe a wedge with a rare name called the D wedge.
What Is A D Wedge?
A D wedge is a dual wedge that is usually made one club shorter than a pitching wedge and one club longer than a sand wedge. This makes it a similar loft and length to a gap wedge. It practically is a gap wedge with a different name.
The dual wedge attained its nickname due to the flange being reduced with a contour that allows the face to be opened up and used as both a sand wedge or pitching wedge depending on the preference, lie, and angle at address.
What Degree Is A D Wedge?
D wedges, also called DW wedges, usually range from 48-54 degrees depending on the brand. The D stands for dual, as in “dual-purpose” since it can be used for a variety of different shots thanks to its loft.
When Would You Use A Dual Wedge?
A dual wedge can be used around the greens to chip with or on approach shots. Different golfers will hit it different distances but any golfer can use it with their short game. If it is 54 degrees, or if you open up the face, it can also be used out of sand traps.
If you’re able to buy a 54 degree D wedge, you can pair it with a 58 or 60 degree lob wedge.
If you get a 50 degree D wedge, you can pair it with a 54 and 58 degree to complete the three-wedge set if that is your preference.
Who makes D Wedges?
The most well-known company that makes D wedges is Cleveland Golf. Most of Cleveland’s D wedges come in club sets and are 50 degrees. Similar to earlier in this article, the D on Cleveland’s wedge stands for dual.
There is a Cleveland D wedge available with their Cleveland Launcher HB iron set that includes wedges.
If you’re able to get your hands on a D wedge you can use it in a variety of ways and it can help you save strokes around the greens.
It also can assist you in setting up birdie putts from the fairway or rough. Be sure to mention in the comments if you own a dual wedge and what experiences you’ve had with it.
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