Discover Golf : May 2016
37 discovergolf.com.au Are you struggling to make crisp contact with your wedges? Is hitting ‘thin’ or ‘heavy’ shots with your wedges leading to higher golf scores? If so, understanding the bounce angle of your wedges can save you strokes. Golf’s leading manufacturers introduce bounce into club head design so you can control how easily wedges penetrate the ground under the ball. Your swing type and the golf course conditions you play will determine the correct bounce to help your game. Consider the following as a good rule of thumb. LESS BOUNCE A wedge with low bounce features a streamlined profile, and the sharp leading edge of the club will tend to cut into the ground more readily. This is best for golfers who play their wedge shots with a shallower angle of attack. And, when the course conditions include firmer fairways and compacted sand bunkers. MORE BOUNCE A wedge club with high bounce will cause the sole of the club to impact first, keeping the wedge from digging into the surface by causing it to ‘bounce’ across the surface instead. This is suited for golfers who play their wedge shots with a steeper angle of attack. And, when the course conditions include softer fairways and sand bunkers. Bouncing Back wedges in store WHAT’S NEW << bounce angle ground sole What is bounce? Bounce is the angle between the ground and the sole of the club when the club is held at a proper address. Typically the range in bounce angles are: Shallow–0to4 Medium – 4.5 to 9.5 Moderate – 10 to 14.5 Heavy – 15 or higher < leading edge < Visit your nearest Drummond Golf store for a wedge fitting.