Discover Golf : May 2016
38 discovergolf.com.au When it comes to rescuing your wedge game, bounce is your friend. And with some simple adjustments in your swing, using the sole of your wedges to full effect will help you play some amazing shots into the green. FIG 1: HOW TO ENGAGE BOUNCE Using bounce is an effective way to eliminate the dreaded ‘heavy’ (fat) shot. Set up at address with the ball positioned in the middle of your stance. Weight should be evenly distributed between your left and right side. At impact you want your hands and club to arrive at the impact position at the same time. This creates minimal shaft lean toward your target (fig 1) to engage the club’s bounce. FIG 2: HOW TO USE LESS OR NO BOUNCE Using less or no bounce reduces the threat of hitting the ‘bladed’ (thin) shot. Set up at address with the ball positioned further back in your stance. Distribute more weight on your lead side. At impact you want your hands to arrive at the impact position ahead of your club. This creates shaft lean toward your target (fig 2) to engage the club’s leading edge. Want to achieve your goal in 2016? Enroll in one of Nadene’s golf schools at Victoria Golf Club. Click here for school dates and more information. fig 1: more bounce The most common wedge shots require using bounce. This includes approach shots from general fairway conditions, pitch shots from the rough and bunker shots from soft sand. Visit your nearest Drummond Golf store for a wedge fitting. fig 2: less or no bounce Using the leading edge, rather than bounce, is ideal for approach shots from firm and tight fair- ways, pitch shots from bare rough and bunker shots from compacted sand and plugged lies. Sole Saviour how to use bounce tip by NADENE GOLE It is difficult to carry a wedge for every situation you may face on the golf course. So learning how to make some simple adjustments in your swing will allow your wedges of choice to become even more versatile.