One of the most commonly-used short game buzzwords is “bounce.” But what is the bounce exactly, and how does it work? Mark Crossfield enlisted the help of Roger Cleveland, one of the preeminent minds in wedge manufacturing, to help explain what the bounce is and how it should be used.
Cleveland explained that the bounce is basically a skid plate, which allows for more forgiveness through the hitting area. Great wedge players such as Phil Mickelson use the bounce, or skid plate, to leave a little more room for error during delicate shots around the green.
Golf is a game of misses. When you’re off on a yardage or mishit an approach shot, you must have a well-rounded short game in order to keep your scores low. There’s no better bandaid for a poorly played hole than an up-and-down for par.
Jason Sudenga runs you through some fundamentals you should employ in order to hit your chip shots closer to the hole more consistently.