Golf Tip – Bounce

March 30, 2016 Posted by Matt

bounceUse the bounce on your sand wedge wedge shots to avoid fat shots.  So what does bounce mean? It means the back edge is higher than the lead edge.  The wedge is constructed that way to prevent the club head from getting stuck in the sand on a sand shot.  The same is true for pitch and chip shots.  Open the face of your wedge slightly so the bounce part of the sole will strike the grass as you swing through the ball.  This will prevent you from hitting fat shots.  To get the feel of this shot, take a few practice swings and feel the club glide through the grass before you step up to the ball.  You want to focus on making the same swing as your practice swing.  Try it out and you’ll see an improvement in your short game.