Dave Pelz, THE SHORT GAME GURU, gives us a great tip on how to use the bounce of the golf club effectively! The “Bounce” of a wedge is essentially the angle of the sole of the wedge when it makes contact with the ground. This allows the club to slide through the sand or the rough without digging into the ground. When you use the “Bounce” correctly you want the center of the sole interacting with the turf. What is the correct amount of bounce? It all depends on your short game and the type of shot you are hitting.
Different Amounts of Bounce
Dave Pelz explains that depending on the golfer’s short game technique and the types of shots they like to hit around the green, they may benefit from different amounts of bounce. He noted that if a golfer often leads with their hands, they may need more bounce to reduce the angle between the wedge sole and the ground. Conversely, if they like to open the face and hit live shots, they may want less bounce.