One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A heavy, lofted iron with a flange on the bottom, used for hitting the ball out of sand.
- ‘After pushing his drive into the rough, the former Walker Cup star played his second shot safely up the fairway with a sand wedge, leaving a simple approach to the green.’
- ‘Nelson had a chance to force a play-off with a birdie on the final hole but pulled a sand wedge into a green-side bunker on his way to dropping a shot.’
- ‘That's a problem for many golfers: The gap between the pitching wedge and the sand wedge is too large.’
- ‘All of us at one time or another have looked down at a sand wedge's face and seen a shape-shifting cobra's head.’
- ‘I was just knocking it out with a sand wedge and hit a good shot, but lost the ball in mid-air and didn't see it come down.’
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