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    Default Pitching with Bounce

    I have had terrible results trying this shot.

    Blade , Dig , Skull.

    I purchased a sand wedge with more bounce.

    What's the secret

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    Slide the face under the ball is a thought I like. You shouldn't dig if you're using the bounce.
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    Is anyone else catching the irony here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtuoso View Post
    Is anyone else catching the irony here?
    wedgeplay can't play wedge?

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    I think it helps if you are/were a bit of a flipper. I have no problem with this shot. Now taking nice divots forward of the ball with my full iron swings...that's a problem. This wedge shot really helped me because I was always hitting this type of shot but thinking I was doing something wrong, ie. not keeping my hands well ahead of the clubhead and taking divots well past the ball.
    I'm not sure but I think more bounce in your wedge may actually make this shot harder. If you have more bounce you really only have to swing the club and let the bounce take care of not digging into the ground. If you try to 'help' this you may be getting the club to actually bounce off the ground and into the back of the ball (ie. skull). Just swing the club head and don't try to hang onto the handle. Hope that helps.
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    don't let the shaft lean too far forward
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    I just moved to AZ this year and had to learn to stop driving the shaft ahead because I would end up with the ball not checking on the firm greens. Before I basically slammed it down hard and got tons of spins on soft bentgrass greens.

    The thought I had to get was to slowly swing the shoulders through. No need to "do" anything with my hands...just let the club work naturally and quietly.

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    try to keep the butt end of the shaft pointing to your belt buckle throughout the whole shot, including the follow through and finish with the club shaft vertical.

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    The key is to "thump" the ground under the ball with the back of the club. That will let you use the bounce but avoid the blade, the dig and the skull.
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    A valid alternative is just to hit it normally. No mega shaft lean and no mega bounce. Now, what's wrong with that bouncelovers?
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