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post #1 of 8
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What bounce do you guys use in your wedges and why?

 

I've been playing golf for 6-7 years and I know the basics of why a golfer should choose and high bounce vs a low bounce for a wedge.  However, I'd like to get you guys opinion on the subject.  What do you consider "high" or "low" bounce for you?

 

I currently use:

Cleveland CG 12 Lob Wedge 60 degree with 10 degrees of bounce

Cleveland CG 12 Sand Wedge 56 degree with 14 degrees of bounce

 

*1) The reason for this question is that I absolutely love the 60 wedge for all shots (firm/wet sand, chipping, pitch shots, and flop shots).  Cleveland apparently no longer produces a 60 wedge with 10 degrees of bounce.  I refuse to switch to a 8 or 12 degree bounce for my lob wedge b/c 8 degrees is not enough to give me confidence in bunkers and 12 degrees is too much to hit flop shots off tight lies. So I will basically never use Cleveland wedges again until they produce the 60 wedge with the same specs I have been using for 7 years.

 

2)  2nd reason is that I do love the 56 wedge with 14 degrees of bounce for "most shots" (longer bunker shots/fluffy sand, pitch shots, and it is perfect for chipping).  I just have some trouble hitting full shots with it.  I was seriously considering going to another manufacturer anyway b/c they suddenly won't make the lob wedge the way I want it.  So, i was wondering if I should try going with a 56 degree wedge with 12 or 13 degrees of bounce.  Will that be enough for fluffy sand?

 

 

 

post #2 of 8

I have the Titleist Vokey SM in 54.11 and 60.07. These are the mid-bounce options for their respective lofts and the only ones available as I'm a lefty. This is a new setup for me because I recently dropped my AW in favor of a 3i. I've already noticed an improvement because my old setup included a high-bounce SW that matched my irons and a 60.06 TaylorMade RAC wedge. Now, everything is more consistent.

 

Regarding your situation, I would think 56.12 would be plenty of bounce for fluffy sand. I've used both of mine in the sand with no problems so far. Also, Vokeys come in 60.10 for righties.

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Originally Posted by Long Ball Larry View Post

I have the Titleist Vokey SM in 54.11 and 60.07. These are the mid-bounce options for their respective lofts and the only ones available as I'm a lefty. This is a new setup for me because I recently dropped my AW in favor of a 3i. I've already noticed an improvement because my old setup included a high-bounce SW that matched my irons and a 60.06 TaylorMade RAC wedge. Now, everything is more consistent.

 

Regarding your situation, I would think 56.12 would be plenty of bounce for fluffy sand. I've used both of mine in the sand with no problems so far. Also, Vokeys come in 60.10 for righties.



Thanks for the advice.  I'm leaning towards a 56.12

post #4 of 8

You could always buy the CG16 in 62.12, and bend it 2* strong. After bending you would have a 60.10 head.

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i just bought a 60* vokey with 4* of bounce on accident. i wanted 7* but i was wondering if a 3* difference matters. i love to hit flop shots and i occasinally take big divots. my course usually is wet on some holes and dry on others. this is my first wedge that i bought that didnt come with my origional set. so should i contact the seller and try to get the 7* bounce wedge or will it not make much difference

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Originally Posted by billylockwood View Post

i just bought a 60* vokey with 4* of bounce on accident. i wanted 7* but i was wondering if a 3* difference matters. i love to hit flop shots and i occasinally take big divots. my course usually is wet on some holes and dry on others. this is my first wedge that i bought that didnt come with my origional set. so should i contact the seller and try to get the 7* bounce wedge or will it not make much difference

 


7* bounce sounds awfully low for a wedge.

 

Bounce seems to be somewhat individual for each player, but I find that I can hit a flop shots, shots from wet compacted sand, and from hard pan with my 60* wedge and 10* bounce.  Let me know how it is working for you.

post #7 of 8
I use a 56 with 14 degrees of bounce and a 60 with 7 degrees. The 56 is very versatile and I use it for all green side sand shots, chips and sketchy lies. High bounce option is a must and most useful IMO as it makes the club versatile. It can still be opened up to hit high lobs from most lies. So basically, I like the high bounce 56 because it's versatile and I can use it for the widest variety of shots. The 60 is middle of the road in terms of bounce, can be opened up for flop shots, etc, but not the best choice to me unless the lie and situation are right, i.e. tighter lies or if the sand is hard packed.
post #8 of 8

Im using a "sandwedge" with 12* of bounce and 58* of loft....BUT it has what Titleist calls a "C" grind.  According to their website it plays more like a 10* wedge.  I find I can use it off the burnt, summertime fairways here in Tennessee as well as in fluffy sand.  Remember there is a lot more to bounce than just the degree of bounce.  The grind of the sole can affect the "playability" of any amount of bounce.  Also consider the depth of the flange.  I remember there was a Hogan Sure Out sandwedge a while ago.  It had "8 degrees" of bounce but the sole was so deep from front to back, I think a newbie could have gotten out of almost any bunker.  And as I am sure the OP is aware, the angle of attack of a particular golfer has everything to do with what bounce works for you.  Going from 14* to 12 or even 10* shouldnt be a huge stretch.

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