Bounce is one of the most important terms when it comes to understanding the sole grind of an iron or wedge.
The simple definition of "Bounce" is : The angle formed by the difference in height between the Leading Edge and Trailing Edge of a golf club.
This measurement is called "Static Bounce". The problem with Static Bounce is that there is no consistent way to measure it. When you have a wedge with any kind of relief or camber on it you can measure the Static Bounce any number of different ways which creates great inconsistency across the industry. It also ignores the other key components of the playability of the sole grind which include Sole Width, Camber, Relief and Leading Edge Height.
When you take these 5 key components of the sole grind (Static Bounce, Sole Width, Camber, Relief and Leading Edge Height) and put them together you get what we refer to as “Playable Bounce”. Playable Bounce measures the way the wedge will actually play on the golf course in the players hands instead of only giving you part of the picture. All Scratch Golf Bounce measurements are in Playable Bounce to help the player more easily understand the specs of each of our grinds.