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The bounce angle is the angle between the trailing and leading edge of a club. This is more obvious on wedges.


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It is usually largest on the sand wedge as it will help prevent the leading edge ‘digging’ into the sand.

Category: Equipment
Tags: bounce, wedge

No. You should always play a provisional ball if you feel the ball is difficult to find, in competitive play, you must return to the tee box and hit another drive.

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It all depends what other clubs you have in your bag and what your strengths / weaknesses are.

It’s common to have 2 wedges as a beginner:

Pitching Wedge (46°-48°)
Sand Wedge (56°)

Depending on what gaps you have in your distances its common to add a third wedge, either a Gap Wedge (50°-54°) or a Lob Wedge (60°) if needed.

My current set up is:

Pitching Wedge (46°)
Gap Wedge (52°)
Lob Wedge (58°)

In a 3 wedge set up, I would suggest having at least 1 wedge with lots of ‘bounce‘ that you can and like using out of a bunker.

If you have a ‘strong’ pitching wedge (Ping G30 for example) and less longer clubs, you may prefer:

Pitching Wedge (45°)
Gap Wedge (51°)
Sand Wedge (56°)
Lob Wedge (60°)

Lofts on wedges can be changed by any good club fitter ( but prior to buying clubs or changing lofts, its important to know what distance you hit the ball with wedges. You can book a trackman gapping session by clicking here.

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Dynamic Loft is the amount of loft on the club face at impact and is measured relative to the horizon.

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