What does bounce mean on a golf wedge?

Bounce on a golf wedge refers to the angle between the leading edge of the club's sole (the bottom part that interacts with the ground) and the lowest point of the club's sole or trailing edge.

More about the bounce on a golf wedge

The bounce plays a crucial role in how the club interacts with the turf, sand, or rough during different types of shots.

High bounce is useful when the ground is soft or wet, as it prevents the club from digging in and getting stuck in the ground.

On firmer surfaces, a lower bounce angle can be more effective as it allows the leading edge to engage the ground more effectively, promoting cleaner contact and better control.