Wedge Bounce might be one of the very simple, yet misunderstood or at least underrated concepts in golf – many frequently overlook or underestimate this variable. Ensuring you have the proper bounce for course conditions and your ability is vital to achieving a steady and reliable short game.
What’s bounce? Wedge Bounce or Bounce Angle, is the measurement in degrees, of the angle from the leading edge of the club to the cheapest point of the club, which rests on the turf or ground. Basically, the more bounce, the larger the leading edge is off the ground. There are two factors that affect bounce angle, sole width and sole camber or “rounding.” A wider sole increases bounce. More camber or rounding of the only on the other hand, reduces bounce. These two characteristics should be studied into consideration.
So, what bounce do you want for various course conditions? High bounce is desirable for tall grass, deep rough, and fluffy sand or any condition where you want to reduce the “digging effect.” Low bounce on the other hand, is necessary for tight lies, hard turf, firm bunkers, fairway shots. Wedge bounce ranges from 0, as much as 14 degrees or greater. Standard bounce varies by wedge which means you will want to look at each wedge manufacturer for more information.
So what does this mean to the typical golfer? Well, utilizing the right bounce allows you hitting cleaner shots for any given situation. Utilizing the wrong bounce can subscribe to skulls, fat, and thin shots. The greater player might want to use multiple bounce angles with respect to the conditions of the course. The beginner or high handicap golfer on the other hand, might want to stay with increased of a typical bounce for the wedge. In any case however, bounce experimentation is the best way to find out what is best suited for you. Don’t hesitate to experiment on the product range or even during rounds to find out the best bounce for your game.
There are lots of golf wedge manufacturers. Cleveland and Titleist, probably two of the larger names in wedges have different ways of identifying 먹튀. Cleveland offers the favorite 588, CG12, and CG14 series and employs the red dot method to recognize bounce – one dot equals low bounce, two dots standard bounce, and three dots high bounce. Whereas Titleist, maker of the classic Vokey Design, identifies bounce in the suffix of the model name. For example Vokey 256.14 is the 200 Series, loft 56, bounce 14. Another wedge gaining in popularity is the Solus wedge. Solus incorporates something called a crescent cut sole contour which supposedly allows as low as 4 quantities of bounce with a closed club face, to around 18 quantities of bounce having an open club face.
Hopefully this allows you to begin to see the importance of wedge bounce and how it can subscribe to properly executing golf shots. Selecting the proper bounce really comes right down to course conditions and experimenting with different wedges to accommodate your game.
Dan DeRoeck lives in Pinckney, Michigan near the Timber Trace Golf Club, with his his wife Martha and daughter Hannah. A devoted golfer who promotes technology as an easy way of improving the level of enjoyment to the game.