Wilson “Sandy Andy” Sand Wedge Review

One club missing from my FC2010 set was a sand wedge. From 10-20 feet, my pitching wedge would still give a pretty low angle when swung slow enough to get the ball near the hole, which made hilly greens difficult to drop onto. I also had a few problems getting the club face too deep into the sand on shots from the bunker. My solution was to pick up a $20 sand wedge from Wilson called the “Sandy Andy”.

Wilson "Sandy Andy" sand wedge

First off, there’s nothing super special about this club. It’s got a huge face on it, which I find makes it easy to hit with. It’s also got a bit of a rounded lip at the front, keeping it from digging in too deep. The technical term for this is the club’s “bounce” and this club has 4° of it. When hitting with this club, you’ve got to be careful you don’t get too far under the ball or else it won’t go very far. The profile on the face is pretty low so watch out when the ball is sitting high in the rough. In the pictures below, I have it compared to a pitching wedge from a Founders Club Golf Set.

This club has made bunker shots ridiculously easy for me. Aim 2 inches behind the ball, big full swing, out pops the ball and a handful of sand. I’m actually more accurate getting the ball on the green near the pin from a close bunker than from close rough. Having used the club for a few rounds now, I really can’t see why you would ever have a set without a sand wedge. It seems ludicrous that people recommend that beginners avoid them to start with.

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Wilson “Sandy Andy” Sand Wedge Review

Reviewed by Adriel Michaud on Aug 31, 2011

An old name in sand wedges works great for beginners
This club has made bunker shots ridiculously easy for me. Aim 2 inches behind the ball, big full swing, out pops the ball and a handful of sand. I’m actually more accurate getting the ball on the green near the pin from a close bunker than from close rough. Having used the club for a few rounds now, I really can’t see why you would ever have a set without a sand wedge. It seems ludicrous that people recommend that beginners avoid them to start with.
Rating:4.5
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