To many people think that a sand wedge is just for bunker shots. The sand wedge should be used for sand shots as well as most pitch shots to the green. The sand wedge whether a 54-degree or 58-degree has "bounce" on the sole of the club. This is where the back trailing edge is lower than the front leading edge, but used properly or improperly as the case may be is a very forgiving design built into this specific club to help in a variety of lies and situations. Use it on your short approaches instead of a pitching wedge you will be surprised!