No matter how good you get at this finicky game, on occasion, the course will win and you'll find yourself in the deep rough, off the green or in the sand. And in my case of late, the car park.
On these occasions, your wedges can rise to the occasion and often help you turn an unfortunate result into a quick stroke saver.
That's not to say wedges are just for shots outside the fairway. They're equally critical on the fairway, as well. It’s the wedge that will help you shoot lower scores around the green and make up for any mistakes you may have made with other clubs.
And the better you get with your wedges, the more your putter will appreciate it. So without further ado, let's assess some of our favourite wedges for this season...
Cleveland Golf 588
We've made our feelings well and truly known about the new Cleveland Golf 588 wedge here at Golfmagic Towers. Timeless beauty, versatile design and confidence-inspiring are just three phrases we’ve labelled it.
The popular 588 Forged wedge maintains the Tour-proven shape of its predecessor with a series of technological breakthroughs to provide even greater performance.
Each wedge, says Cleveland Golf, is Precision Forged from 1025 carbon steel for incredibly soft, solid feel and features Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milled technology to maximise spin in accordance with USGA and R&A regulations.
Available at RRP £119 in Satin finish in both 52 (8-degree bounce) and 56 (14-degree bounce), and Chrome finish from 46-degree through to 60-degree in low (one dot), standard (two dot) and high bounce (three dot) options.
Customers who purchase the 588 wedge between April through May will receive a free lesson.