A few years back, I had a set of irons custom made for me, which I'm
currently using. The set went from 4I to SW and included a Gap Wedge.
I now want to add a 60 degree wedge or LW to my bag, and I have a few
questions about how to go about it.
Is it best to have the 60 degree wedge match my other irons? That would
require another custom made club and probably would not be an exact
match because of my clubs now being 3 years old. It also could end up
costing more than an "off the shelf" wedge. (Note: my irons have
graphite shafts. Most "off the shelf" 60 degree wedges that I've seen
have steel shafts). My main purpose for the wedge will be for shots
50-60 yards and in, from anything like tight lies to heavy rough. I
want to be able to basically hit a full shot from 50-60 yards with some
spin so it stops short. I currently use my gap wedge for these types of
shots. Trying to baby it with a half or 3/4 shot just isn't working well.
If there's really no reason to match it to my existing irons, what
make/model you would recommend, and why? I'd prefer something with not
a lot of bounce. My current handicap is about 20, and I'm hoping this
will improve my short game, which costs me the most strokes.