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Two Edges Are Better Than One

Two Edges Are Better Than One by Todd Anderson

Wedges are designed to be used for a variety of shots. To play different shots players must make adjustments in their address position and motion to change the way the wedge strikes the ground.

The leading edge of the wedge is used to pinch the ball off the turf. While the trailing edge of the wedge is used to slide the ball off the turf.
Experiment with the adjustments described below and learn to use both edges of your wedge. You will see why "Two Edges are Better than One".


Leading Edge

Trailing Edge

  • Move ball back of center
  • Set weight on left foot
  • Hands ahead of ball with clubface square and stance slightly open
  • Maintain sharp angle in right wrist so shaft angles forward at impact

Sharp angle in right wrist;
shaft angles forward

Ball back of center

Hands ahead of ball
  • Play ball slightly forward of center
  • Weight even between left and right foot
  • Hands even with ball with clubface and stance slightly open
  • Maintain slight angle in right wrist so shaft is vertical at impact

Maintain slight angle in right wrist so shaft is vertical at impact.

Ball slightly forward of center

Hands even with ball


Todd Anderson is a member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff and the founder of The Todd Anderson Golf Academy at the Breakers, West Palm Beach, FL. He is ranked one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest and is one of Golf Magazine's, "Top 100 Teachers". Todd works with some of the world's top players across the major worldwide professional tours. His teaching methods also have brought long lasting improvement to thousands of golfers by enriching their enjoyment of the game of golf.

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