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Wedge Question.

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Currently use a 60* wedge with 12* bounce and a G20 Sand Wedge 54* with 12* bounce aswell. My question is if i'm roughly 40-80 yards away i am using the Sand wedge on a flat fairway lie to chip onto the green with very little spin. I strike the ball like a sweeping brush i dont dig down on it or anything, are my wedges right for this kind of shot? Normally use the 60* with open face in the bunker to escape. If i want to spin the ball a bit more without digging down on it and taking a big divot can i do this with just a normal clean swing and taking only a tiny bit of grass to stop it? What kind of wedge should i be looking at for my type of shots?

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General advice on wedge bounce:

Soft, plush turf and fluffy sand: High bounce | Firm turf, tight lies, and firm sand: Low bounce

Steep swing of Digger: High bounce | Shallower swing of Sweeper: Low bounce

Club designer Ralph Maltby, and quite a few teaching pros, recommend that you have one wedge with bounce that runs counter to your turf and swing tendencies: For example, if you're a sweeper, have at least one wedge with higher bounce to give you some flexibility on shots. Also, people who chip or pitch with a high-bounce wedge can get a little margin of error on the shots. For details, hunt around for video clips.

Some people think they're a sweeper or a digger, but may really not be. One thing you can do is get a wedge fitting on a lie board. This will show where you actually bottom out the sole of the wedge on your hits.

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Soft, plush turf and fluffy sand: High bounce | Firm turf, tight lies, and firm sand: Low bounce Steep swing of Digger: High bounce | Shallower swing of Sweeper: Low bounce Club designer Ralph Maltby, and quite a few teaching pros, recommend that you have one wedge with bounce that runs counter to your turf and swing tendencies: For example, if you're a sweeper, have at least one wedge with higher bounce to give you some flexibility on shots. Also, people who chip or pitch with a high-bounce wedge can get a little margin of error on the shots. For details, hunt around for video clips.

I don't really agree with much of that. Learn to use bounce. It only ever really provides versatility. Low bounce wedges make it difficult to add bounce. High bounce wedges are easy to remove bounce.

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Originally Posted by iacas

... Learn to use bounce. It only ever really provides versatility. ...

iacas,

You use Edel wedges. What loft/bounce combinations did you end up with?

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Originally Posted by WUTiger

You use Edel wedges. What loft/bounce combinations did you end up with?

Yes, I do John. They're the only company (or the best, IMO) at having a good fitting system. Bounce, shaft (for spin and trajectory), lie angle, etc.

I have 60/22, 54/17, and 48/14.

Loft/bounce in each. It's the digger grind, I believe. I can still hit sweeping "picky" type shots, all day, and I can play balls off cart paths and hardpan all day, too. "Bounce" I prefer to refer to as "glide."

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Thanks for the replies! I decided on going for the Taylormade ATV wedge seen a lot of positive feedback on it and seems to perform well. So i dont need to chose any bounce now because this has it all :D.

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