Tell me in short what is "Bounce"?
Bounce is the angle represented by a line drawn from the bottom of the sole to the leading edge, and affects the way a wedge interacts with the turf. Gap wedges generally carry between eight and ten-degrees of bounce, while lob wedges can carry between six and 12 degrees, as they are required to cope with a wider range of playing surfaces. The more bounce there is, the more the bottom of the club acts like the bow of a boat to prevent the club from digging into the ground.
Is there a simple rule for our course?
A low bounce wedge tends to play well in firm conditions (such as tight links fairways), and a high bounce wedge works for softer, more grassy conditions and fluffy bunkers. But we need to consider your angle of attack. If it is steep then we need to either fix that or get a bounce angle on your clubs that will protect you from digging in. Different Wedges will also expose you to different challenges, so we really need to take a look at your game and what Wedges you are carrying.
If you’re unsure of the bounce on your wedges, ask me and I’ll measure them and make recommendations for your needs.