You may see or hear the word bounce in golf instruction manuals or out on the course and not be entirely sure what it means. PGA Professional Ryan Fenwick explains more.

Bounce is the bottom part of the golf club which is measured in degrees, typically ranging from 8 degrees (low bounce) to 16 degrees (high bounce).

Higher bounce means the leading edge of the clubface is higher than the trailing edge. Using a low bounce club when conditions are soft can cause the club to dig too deep. This often happens in soft sand or when the sand is wet. You need to use the bounce effectively to hit a consistent bunker shot.

REMEMBER: Too much shaft lean forward at impact is incorrect - you need to use the bounce of the club.

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