Wedges and the shafts that go in them are questions we get a lot. Most folks, I believe, think that they should have the same shafts in them as the remainder of their set. That can work, but there other options, and theories. Many of the better players I have seen and worked with in the past always used slightly more flexible shafts in the scoring wedges (54,56, 58, 60). The thought being that they rarely hit them full or swing hard enough to load them and they want more feel, which slightly more flex can give. I believe this is a good way to go for all levels of players. As far as steel or graphite, totally up to the individual and what kind of feedback and feel they want from their wedges on the shots they hit with them the most. Lastly, wedges should always be set up to and fit based on the shot(s) the individual player hits most often with any particular wedge. In other words, don’t fit a player in a 60 degree wedge based on a full swing if he or she hits 80+% of the shots with that wedge from 50 yards in.
Nat- We have frequented the same forums for some time!. I went with Recoil 680 three years ago. F-4 flex. I am 61 with a hip replacement at 51 and shoulder replacement at 58. I really enjoy the shafts. I have them in both TS-1 and TS-2 mixed. TS-1= 6-GW, TS-2=5-PW. I play TS-2, 5-8 and TS-1 9-GW. The GW and the TSW 54-58 I play in metal. They are Nippon 90 gram.
I would think you could play the GW in graphite also. It really is the PW of the past.. I do like the feel of the TSW in metal and most of that is probably in my head? Maybe get a slightly heavier shaft for other wedges? For a few $$ more you could go with the Recoil 95 or 110?
Best of luck in your club journey.