AP1 712 Gap Wedge vs Vokey 50* wedge

Just got a new set of AP1 712s 4-PW. I purposely didn't get the gap wedge because I wanted to get a feel for the PW in real play andl for where a gap may exist. After a few rounds, my stock PW distance is 130 yds.  My 52* Vokey is next in line and I get  around 100 yds out of it and can step on it to get 110.  I would prefer to have something that I can make a smoother swing with and get around 110 out of it and 100 yds with something less than full.  Thinking a 50* vokey could help close my gap a little more comfortably.

Does anyone have any experience with the AP1 712 gap wedge versus a 50* Vokey wedge?  I love the feel of the AP1 irons but think the 50* vokey may be a little more versatile around the green and may not be as long as the AP1 GW.  Going to hit both clubs at some point but wanted to see if any of the Titleist brethren had a similar experience and could offer feedback.

I have ap 1 GW-4 plus the 56 and 60 Vokeys. I hit my 56 around 90-100 and smooth PW about 130 or so. The gap wedge (W) fills the slot perfectly for me. I can step on it and hit it 125 but really prefer to swing my wedges easy and it's my go to from 100-115. I had a 110 shot on Friday, on hardpan, under a tree and had to keep it low. My proV skipped once and bit 8' feet away from the pin. I also use it on those 50-75 yard middle of the fairway and nothing between you and the green shots. I get some good spin and great control with it. If you like the PW as much as I do, you should love the W. Just subtract 15 yards or so and it's the same club.    

Scott

I did the same thing but with 710's and have the 50.08 Vokey vs. the gap AP1.  It's all because I love what I can do with the Vokey. You nailed it on the versatility for multiple shots but also it's great for full shots.

Justinu3

I did the same thing but with 710's and have the 50.08 Vokey vs. the gap AP1.  It's all because I love what I can do with the Vokey. You nailed it on the versatility for multiple shots but also it's great for full shots.

Usually when I take a full shot with the 50-08 it is because I have to carry a greenside bunker or drop the ball on a dime between 80-100 yards.  

I have the 710 ap1s and have recently replaced the GW with a SM 4 50 and the PW with a 46 SM4 bent one degree strong. Although I have lost a couple yards with each club, I love the feel and control that I gain with vokeys. Plus it allows me to put a lot more spin on my wedge shots. 

I just replaced my AP1 9 and P with a 735*CM 9 iron after a little bit of a session with the latter (almost never use the 9 iron anyway and the 735*CM had a loft of 44*).   Now the 50-08 is back in PW capacity.   I have the 735*CM 8 iron and it is OK but the AP1 8 iron has been pretty faithful.

Lou G

I just replaced my AP1 9 and P with a 735*CM 9 iron after a little bit of a session with the latter (almost never use the 9 iron anyway and the 735*CM had a loft of 44*).   Now the 50-08 is back in PW capacity.   I have the 735*CM 8 iron and it is OK but the AP1 8 iron has been pretty faithful.

So much for that hare-brained idea.  A trip to the park this morning changed that.  While the AP1 PW and 735*CM were about equal for pitching distances, the former got 10 more yards on a full swing and was easier to hit out of the sandbox (it has some deep, fine sand).