### Vokey Question

Can someone help me understand what effect bending the loft has on the bounce?

I am adding a 51* Vokey to my bag, but need to understand if I should:

a.  Purchase the 50.12 and bend it 1 weak

b.  Purchase the 52.12 and bend it 1 strong

Ultimately, this is to serve as an alternate to my AP2 W Wedge, for use on courses with thick rough or in windy conditions.  Therefore, I want to select the option that will have the most favorable impact on the bounce.

The clubhead is a solid, it is rigid, the relationship between the clubface and the bounce is always the same.

If you add a degree of loft, then you add a degree of bounce. If you subtract a degree of loft then you subtract a degree of bounce.

Now my question, if you haven't hit a Vokey, how do you know you need 51*?

When talking wedges, the bounce fitting what you want to do with the wedge is much more important than the loft.

Well, when you bend the club 1 degree strong you normally take off 1-2 degrees of bounce so 52.12 becomes 52.11 or 52.10. When you bend it 1 weak, it's 1-2 degrees added. So 50.12 becomes 50.13 or 50.14 which is a lot of bounce. Go with the 52 and bend it strong so you can take a little divot and put some spin on it.

Marc J

Can someone help me understand what effect bending the loft has on the bounce?

I am adding a 51* Vokey to my bag, but need to understand if I should:

a.  Purchase the 50.12 and bend it 1 weak

b.  Purchase the 52.12 and bend it 1 strong

Ultimately, this is to serve as an alternate to my AP2 W Wedge, for use on courses with thick rough or in windy conditions.  Therefore, I want to select the option that will have the most favorable impact on the bounce.

a. 51-13 (very high bounce for a gap wedge - more like a strong sand wedge)

b. 51-10  - this is a more common bend (I have a 50-08 bent to 51-09 and it works pretty well for most conditions).

Quintin H

The clubhead is a solid, it is rigid, the relationship between the clubface and the bounce is always the same.

If you add a degree of loft, then you add a degree of bounce. If you subtract a degree of loft then you subtract a degree of bounce.

Now my question, if you haven't hit a Vokey, how do you know you need 51*?

When talking wedges, the bounce fitting what you want to do with the wedge is much more important than the loft.

I have actually gauged the gap distance, comparing the distance of my AP2 PW and my 56* Vokey SM4.  Therefore, I know exactly what distance I am looking to cover with a GW.  The question is the bounce/loft relationship.  I want to ensure I go in the right direction with my selection.

Marc,

What's the bounce on your 56*?

I have a 50.08, 56.11 (bent to 55.10) and a 60.07.  My guess is you will find the 51.11 (52.12 bent strong) will suit you better for the thicker rough.  It just depends on your bounce and how you hit (slider/digger).

Justinu3

Marc,

What's the bounce on your 56*?

I have a 50.08, 56.11 (bent to 55.10) and a 60.07.  My guess is you will find the 51.11 (52.12 bent strong) will suit you better for the thicker rough.  It just depends on your bounce and how you hit (slider/digger).

My current 56* is 56.08, which is being replaced by 56.11.

I'd say, my swing style is between neutral and digger.  I have a shallow attack only when attempting a lob shot with the 56, therefore, I wouldn't consider myself a slider.

Considering everyone's feedback, I should go with 52.12 one strong (becoming 51.11)?

Concur on 51-11.  I also realized that I goofed on my post for bending a 52-12 to 51.  The bounce and loft are 1:1 - increase loft 1* = 1* bounce increase.

In regards to 51.....  that is the common loft of a set gap wedge.  55 is also the common loft of a set sand wedge.