What is a lot of bounce on a wedge?

High bounce wedges are those with more than 10° of bounce, designed for softer turf, fluffy lies, and bunkers with soft sand.
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Is 14 degree bounce too much?

A lot of bounce would be undesirable because it would make it more challenging to get the leading edge under the ball, causing you to thin it. Low bounce wedge can be great but only in specific circumstances - most golfers are better off with more bounce (10 to 14 degrees) - which brings us onto mid bounce wedges.
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What is high bounce on a wedge?

This is anything over 8º of bounce angle but could be as high as 14º on a sand wedge. High bounce wedges are great for soft turf, soft sand, and any type of bunker shot (as long as it is not hardpan). The high bounce wedges are best suited for golfers that want to feel the club digs less into the ground.
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How do I know if my wedge has too much bounce?

Perfect bounce: You will see a fairly uniform pattern from the leading edge to the middle of the sole. Too much bounce: The rear of the sole shows signs of wear. You may well also see excessive wear under the heel as the sole's role in the strike is too prominent.
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Is 14 degrees of bounce too much for a sand wedge?

Is 14 too much bounce? Wedges with a mid bounce angle (10 to 14-degrees) are the best all-around wedges for playability in all types of conditions and all golfers.
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Wedge Bounce Explained - Learn what you should choose?

What bounce do you want on a 50 degree wedge?

So what is the best bounce for a 50 degree wedge? These wedges will typically have a low bounce, between 5-8 degrees. This is closer what you find on most pitching wedges. This low bounce is ideal for tight lies and players with shallow swings.
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Is 10 degree bounce too much for 60 degree wedge?

The average bounce degree on a 60° wedge is 8° and will vary depending on its make and model. What is this? A lob wedge or 60° should have a mid-high bounce for optimal playability; some offer as much as 10+ degrees of bounce while others only produce 4+.
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Do I want more or less bounce wedge?

If you have a steep angle of attack resulting in deep divots, a higher bounce is recommended. If you are a sweeper resulting in shallow or no divot, low bounce is recommended. Vokey encourages golfers to go through a wedge fitting to ensure they get the proper bounce for their swing type.
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What bounce does Rory have on his wedges?

Rory McIlroy, one of the purest ball strikers in the world, added eight (8!) degrees of bounce to his 58° wedge to then have 14° of bounce!
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Does less bounce mean more spin?

If the bounce was increased more and more, the player would start to top the balls. The launch is then even lower but there is no more spin. The result is of course catastrophic. In general it is desirable to work with a flat launch and a lot of spin.
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Why is a 60 degree wedge hard to hit?

Hank is basically saying that most golfers don't need a 60-degree wedge in their bag. I asked a few golf coaches in my area as well and most of them agreed with Hank. The main reason is that it's harder to control your distances. Since there's so much loft, the ball only makes contact with a small section of the club.
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What is a 10 degree bounce?

Medium-bounce (6 to 10 degrees) angles tend to be more versatile and can be played effectively with the face square or opened (adding more bounce but not too much). Wedges with bounce angles in this range tend to fit well for most types of players.
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Can you use a 56 degree wedge as a sand wedge?

56-degree wedge

This is a wedge that's more commonly known as a sand wedge. Although there are different lofts for sand wedges, this is the one players use most. This club has a large amount of carry, making it perfect for bunker shots.
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Is it better to bend a wedge stronger or weaker?

Bending weak adds bounce as one might expect since the face and sole are connected; bending the face back cause the sole to go down. While the sole moves down it also moves ever so slightly forward. Not enough to really notice when bending one degree though.
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Does bending a wedge change the bounce?

As you can see changing the loft angle will directly affect the bounce angle because it is part of the head design configuration. So if you bend the club head to have more loft by 2 degrees, you will be changing the angle the sole makes with the ground by the same amount, i.e. two degrees more.
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How much can you bend wedges?

Wedges with more bounce are designed for those who catch it heavy and play on soft turf, while less bounce is geared for firm turf and those who can feel the head bounce off the ground at impact. It's because of this that you should never alter loft more than two degrees in either direction.
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What wedges does Tiger Woods use?

Tiger Woods relies on his TaylorMade MG3 wedges to provide him with unmatched control and accuracy around the green. These wedges boast a distinctive design that contributes to maximum spin and precision, empowering Tiger to execute shots with complete mastery.
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What wedges does Rory McIlroy use?


He plays a TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Raw 54˚ wedge and prototype Titleist Wedgeworks 58˚ wedge, which are both custom crafted to his specifications. His MG3 Raw wedge features an all-purpose standard grind on the sole while the Wedgeworks model is fitted with a low-bounce T grind.
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Do pros use 4 wedges?

In most cases, professional golfers will carry four wedges, a pitching wedge, a gap wedge, a sand wedge, and a lob wedge. In certain situations, they might take a fairway wood out of their bag to add a fifth wedge with a different sole grind or amount of bounce.
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Can a high handicapper use a 60-degree wedge?

If you have a 60-degree wedge in your bag and you're a high handicapper, you should probably rethink its spot in your bag. But if you're semi-comfortable wielding an ultra-lofted wedge, there are still certain situations when to use it, and when it's best to use another club instead.
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How far can a pro hit a 60-degree wedge?

Pros can typically hit a well-placed 60-degree wedge shot between 100 and 125 yards, but that will generally be between 30 and 80 yards for amateurs. It's important to remember that this isn't a driver, and you shouldn't be looking to use the 60 degrees to gain maximum distance.
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