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Confused about bounce on 60 degree and 52 degree wedge!

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I am an 18 handicap golfer on championship courses. Before 2021 I had older Titleist wedges that I could hit well the 60 about 40 yards or so and with great touch.

Our fairways where I play are very tight lies.

For whatever reason I replaced my old rusted beat up wedges with new Titleist (60, 8 degree bounce, and 52, 12 degree bounce, Titleist Vokey's SM7)

When they sit on the fairway they are not flat, they are sort of concave and the leading edge sits higher than the ball.

Anyway I can no longer hit these wedges very far. I have trouble getting under the ball and chunk a lot of my shots. I have lost my distance especially with the 60.

Some Pro told me I needed more bounce to get closer to the ball, yet everything I read says lower bounce gets closer.

Will someone help me understand what might be my trouble with these wedges.

I am thinking of replacing them but not sure for my skill level what I need.

What wedges might work best for me?

Comments, thank you,
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Based on what you've mentioned, it seems like the tight lies on your fairways are causing you some trouble with your current wedges. You might want to consider getting some low bounce wedges, which are better suited for hard fairways and tight lies. However, it's also important to note that wedges with higher bounce are better for softer ground conditions and bunkers.
In terms of specific brands and models, Cleveland is recommended for high handicappers. They have designed a sand wedge that can get you out of the bunker in one shot and can work effectively from 125 yards with a full swing. For beginners, Wilson Harmonized wedges are the best value, offering consistent gapping and the confidence to hit precise distances between 120 and 70 yards.
At the end of the day, it's all about finding the wedges that feel comfortable and fit your swing style. Don't be afraid to try out different brands and models before making a final decision. And remember, improving your wedge game can lead to a drop in handicap, so it's definitely worth investing in a set of wedges that work for you . Hope this helps.
Thank you for taking the time and thank you for your input. Really appreciate it
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