Video:Profile of the Lob Wedgewith Todd Kolb
The lob wedge is likely the shortest club in your bag and might be the last one you use before putting. Here's a brief profile of the lob wedge.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of the Lob Wedge
I'm Todd Kolb with About.com. We're going to talk about the lob wedge.
Identifying a Lob Wedge
When we're talking about the golf club called the lob wedge, we're talking about a club that has a lot of loft on it and is usually the shortest club in the bag. So, how much loft are we talking about? Well, it can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but generally, it's somewhere around 58 to 60 degrees of loft, if not more, and when I say loft, we're talking about the angle here or pitch angle on the golf club. Now, this club is really useful when I want to get the ball up high and I want it to come down and sit soft, and shots when I need to get the ball up and stop pretty darn quickly, so it's usually used for shots that are referred to as scoring shots, shots around the green.
Using the Lob Wedge
So, this would be a perfect example where I would use a lob wedge. I need to get the golf ball up and high, I've got to chip it up over this bunker, and then I want it to come down nice and soft and hopefully not roll very far. So once again, a lob wedge is a short club, has a lot of loft on it, typically 58-60 plus degrees of loft, you know that's the pitch loft on there and is used for scoring shots around the green, when I want to get the ball up high and have it come down nice and soft with very little roll.