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Fall 2019Golf Equipment & Gear Buyer's Guide
Here you will find answers to common questions that many golfers have when choosing from the vast selection of different golf equipment out there. This guide should help you to understand the differences in technology to find the right fit for your golf game.

What is the difference between low, medium and high bounces? How does it affect me?

Low bounce (0-10°) is ideal for shots from tighter lies and firmer turf conditions. Generally with a narrow sole width, the leading edge of the blade is closer to the ground making for cleaner contact from this lie. Using a low bounce wedge from heavy rough or soft bunkers increases the probability of hitting the shot "fat" resulting in a shorter distance traveled with low amounts of spin.

Medium bounce or standard bounce (10-16°), as determined by the club manufacturers, are the best for all around use. Wedges with this bounce option are usually more versatile for use in a variety of lies and are easier open the club face for high lob or "flop" shots.

High bounce wedges (16-18°) are best for use out of soft surfaces (heavier rough and sand). The combination of a wider flange and a lower trailing edge prevent the club from digging to create a smoother gliding response along the ground. Using a high bounce wedge from a tighter lie brings a higher probability of "thinning" the shot resulting in a very low launching shot with uncontrollable distance.

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