I am a high handicapper ( 22) 2 years into golf at age 64.
With no local pro available (I live in rural Victoria) to advise me I bought some off the shelf sticks and added a 52 gap wedge and 60 lob wedge over my learning period.
The bounce on the wedges varies from 8-10 degrees. The width of the sole in the bounce area varies from wider on the PW SW in the set I bought to quite narrow on the gap and lob. I had no idea what I was buying at the time!
I am trying to work on my short game in an effort to reduce my handicap. My chipping technique is reasonably repeatable, until I thin the occasional one across the green. Bugger! I hate that. I am thinking other than concentrating on stance/ball position issues, would more bounce assist me.
My question is, what degree of bounce and sole width is appropriate for my handicap. I tend to be a sweeper , not taking big divots in all my iron shots.
I use my gap and sand wedge for short chips, preferring to get it on the green and roll it to the pin rather than fly it close.
If anyone has a specific brand/design club that they think I should look at please let me know.