Mizuno T20 50 degree wedge
How to hit a 50 to 75 yard wedge shot

We all face that dreaded 50 to 75 yard wedge shot. Most mid to high handicappers will have the fear of sculling the shot or chunking it.

We will explain how to hit the perfect 50 to 75 yard wedge shot to improve your game and lower your golf score.

How to hit the 75 yard wedge shot

You are 75 yards from the green, what club do you use to get near the pin from 75 yards out?

We recommend you take your 50 degree wedge and swing half way or take a 50% swing ( 9 o’clock – 3 o’clock swing ) and your ball should travel the desired 75 yards.

This is something you will have to practice on the practice range. Depending on the power you have in your swing, you might have to swing a little less or a little harder to reach the 75 yards.

Just don’t take that 54 degree wedge and swing 100%. Yes it will go 75 yards but it will be a lot hard to control and a more likely chance of sculling the golf ball.

How to hit the 50 yard wedge shot

You are now 50 yards from the green. What wedge do I use and how hard do I hit the wedge?

We recommend you take your 54 degree wedge and swing half way or 50% ( 9 o’clock – 3 o’clock swing ) like you did with your 75 yard shot and the ball should travel 50 yards.

Depending on the strength of your swing, you might have to swing less or more than 50% to reach the 50 yard distance. This is something you will have to practice on the practice range.

Golf wedges we recommend to use for the 50 to 75 yard golf shot

For your 75 yard wedge shot, we recommend to use the Callaway Golf Jaws Raw Wedge, 50 Degree, S Grind, Steel Shaft golf club to improve your 75 yard golf shot.

For your 50 yard wedge shot, we recommend to use the Mizuno T22 Satin Chrome Wedge, 54 Degrees / 08 Bounce, Steel, Wedge Flex golf club to improve your 50 yard golf shot.


In closing, always use the same swing for the 50 yard or 75 yard shot. Experiment and find your range. All you have to do is change the loft on the wedge.

The next time you are at the driving range, leave the driver, 3 wood, long irons in the bag and just use your bucket of balls hitting the short wedge shots.

If you practice this shot, you will see how easy it is to save par from 50 to 75 yards out or make birdies.

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