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Quite often some of the most overlooked clubs in people's bags are the wedges. You know these are the clubs that we use an awful lot for a lot of different types of shots, and people know very little about these clubs. They might know that it says 54 on the bottom of the golf club which in this case is the 54 degrees of loft on my sand wedge. But quite a lot of the better quality wedges, the top end wedges might also have another number or another marking on the wedge. On this case it says 10 next to the 54, so what does the 10 mean? A lot of golfers might not be aware of what that number means or why it might be important to them. A lot of golfers might know it's the bounce angle but they don’t necessarily then know what the bounce angle actually means and what it actually is, or unless I explain this for you. The bounce angle is the number of degrees that the trailing edge is ahead, oh sorry below the leading edge. It's the leading edge at the front, the trailing edge at the back and that measurement there is 10 degrees on this particular club. That’s 10 degrees of bounce angle when the shaft is held in a vertical position.

So if you want to have a look what that might look like just simply take your club and lay it flat on a table top or a hard surface and you'll notice the leading edge is above the trailing edge, the trailing edge will be lower and that’s a bounce angle. So in these next few videos we're going to look at why the bounce angle is important, how we can select the right bounce angle for the type of shots that you want play and making sure that you’ve got a club that’s suitable for the type of game you're going to play. And if you are making mistakes the club might actually be one of the reasons why things are going wrong, and simply changing the golf club, understanding how the bounce angle could work for you, could be something that would improve your game quite rapidly.