Hi, I have the worst chip/pitch shots of anyone I know :(. I’ve been struggling for years, but recently found that my wife’s cheap sand wedge is much more reliable than my Vokey SM7 wedges, and I think it might be the overall weight of the club. My SM7 58* wedge is 480g, I’m guessing the shaft is about 120-130g. My wife’s wedge is a total of 400g, so I’m looking for a shaft that’s under 50g. All the graphite wedge shafts on golfworks.com are 110g+, and the lightest graphite iron shaft with a .355″ tip is UST Mamiya Recoil at 64g.
If I’m using this mostly for chip/pitch shots under 50 yards, does the shaft matter much? Can I use a graphite iron shaft instead of a wedge shaft? And are there any lighter shafts for a .355″ tip? I found the UST Mamiya 440 ESX iron shaft at 48g, but it’s only available with a .370″ tip.
Would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks!