Make the Short Game Your Best Game!

Get to know all about the most useful clubs in your bag - the four golf wedges. Learn which wedge is best for certain types of shots. Understand why some shots should not be attempted with some wedges. will focus on helping golfers get the most out of the four wedges that a golfer can have in their bag.

What is Bounce

Great golfers understand the importance of scoring well and know how to make their scoring shots with great wedge play. Great golfers also recognize golf wedge bounce as a key factor in their scoring well with their short game. If golfers are fitted correctly and learn to use their wedges effectively it almost guarantees lower scores. And that is what it is all about.

Bounce gives wedges their "riding" qualities - through the turf in the case of a pitching wedge and through the sand in the case of a sand wedge. Or more simply stated, bounce prevents the club from digging into the ground or sand.

Bounce is the angle that is created by the metal on the sole of the club and the front edge of the club. This angle is known as the golf wedge bounce.

Good players use this knowledge to their advantage by matching the amount bounce on their wedges to the conditions of the course they are going to play. As a general guideline, if you play on a course with harder turf and firmer sand in the traps you should be using wedges with less bounce. The less amount of bounce will help the clubs leading edge dig down into the turf and through the rest of the shot.

And just the opposite is true, if you play on a course with softer turf conditions and fluffy sand then you should be using wedges with a more bounce as this will help prevent the club digging to deeply into the ground.

Good golfers also select their wedges to fit their swing style. If a golfer has a more upright swing then a wedge with more bounce would work better because it will limit the club from digging into the turf too deeply.

Golfers whose swing is flatter and don't generally take a big divot could select wedges with less bounce. This type of swing would benefit with less bounce to prevent the club from sliding on top of the turf and making contact with the middle of the golf ball.

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