Wedges

Pitching Wedges

Similar to a sand wedge, the design of a pitching wedge is slightly different to allow players to cut through grass to hit the ball. Used for short-distance shots.

Notable pitching wedge shot: Without a major title since 2002, Karrie Webb made a miraculous 116-yard pitch shot on the final hole of the 2006 Kraft-Nabisco Championship to get in a playoff. She wins the title on the first playoff hole

Sand Wedges

A player whose ball ends up in a bunker will almost always grab for a sand wedge. Its thin clubface helps the club slice through the sand so the player can blast the ball in the air.

Notable sand wedge shot: On the 72nd hole of the 1986 PGA Championship, Bob Tway makes a blind shot from the greenside bunker to win the major championship.

Lob Wedges

Similar to a sand wedge, the design of a pitching wedge is slightly different to allow players to cut through grass to hit the ball. Used for short-distance shots.

Notable pitching wedge shot: Without a major title since 2002, Karrie Webb made a miraculous 116-yard pitch shot on the final hole of the 2006 Kraft-Nabisco Championship to get in a playoff. She wins the title on the first playoff hole