D Wedge

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.

The common names of different lofts of wedges include gap wedges, sand wedges, approach wedges and lob wedges.

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.

Conclusion

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.

FAQ

What are the differences between a d wedge and a gap wedge?

There is not any particular difference between a d wedge and a gap wedge. They are basically two different names for the same thing.

Is a d wedge suitable for beginners?

No, a d wedge may not be suitable for beginners. It’s better to avoid the d wedge in the beginning as it may require a lot of skill and practice to carry its 60 degrees of loft. Also, they have large souls, so they might dig into lush. So, it might be hard for beginners to handle the unexpected conditions near the green. 

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Lawrence Smelser has been part of the Golfible writing staff since 2019 and is a freelance golf journalist. Smelser has covered the PGA Tour including the U.S. Masters with Augusta.com. He holds a journalism Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s journalism degree from the University of North Texas. Learn more about our team at Golfible on our About Us page.

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  1. I’ve used the D wedge for 110-yard shots but I’m always coming up short. This article is helpful, thanks. Now I’ve got to get a proper Pitching Wedge.

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