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post #1 of 6
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I am in the process of buying a 52, 56 and 60 degree wedge. I already have Callaway jaws wedge 60 degree (bounce 13). Anyways I was wondering should bounce on all these three wedges be the same or different?

 

The fairways here are pretty hard and not very easy to take divot and the greens dont have that much spin.

 

Somebody recommended me 60 degree 4 bounce. 56-08 bounce and 52-10 bounce. 

 

What do you guys suggest?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 6

I don't think that 4 degrees of bounce is enough... check out this thread.

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/57874/my-edel-wedges-or-super-bounce-and-why-its-good-for-you-or-the-sweet-spot-is-finally-in-the-right-place

post #3 of 6

If its lots of hard ground and/or tight lies, less bounce is best because it makes it easier for you to slide the club under the ball.  For a sand wedge, I prefer more bounce because it makes the clubhead dig into the sand less but for my gap and lob wedges I prefer less bounce.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer View Post

If its lots of hard ground and/or tight lies, less bounce is best because it makes it easier for you to slide the club under the ball.  For a sand wedge, I prefer more bounce because it makes the clubhead dig into the sand less but for my gap and lob wedges I prefer less bounce.

If I know I'm playing a course with bunkers in which the sand is fairly deep ( 2 inches plus) I'll make sure one of my wedges, usually the 56* has at least 10 degrees bounce. I play a couple of courses around here where the sand is sometimes very shallow and 10 degrees bounce is too much. Most times I have two sand wedges in my bag, one I actually use as a sand wedge around the green and the other I hit from the fairway around 100 yds out.

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer View Post

If its lots of hard ground and/or tight lies, less bounce is best because it makes it easier for you to slide the club under the ball.

 

Unfortunately, that's not how it works in practice. Bounce is a golfer's friend.

 

My lob wedge has 22 degrees of bounce. I can hit it off concrete, hardpan, etc. I can lay open a 3I and hit flop shots with what amounts to 45° of bounce or so (not off concrete, because the width of the sole pushes the leading edge pretty far off the ground).

 

If you have 4 degrees of bounce you better find a way to return the shaft to vertical at impact or you're digging the leading edge in. Low bounce is the reason people fat and thin their pitches off hard-pan.

post #6 of 6

Here's a fairly lengthy article and blog on the subject:

 

http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2007/10/understanding-golf-club-bounce-angle/

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