The gap wedge is a golf club that is used for distances too short for a pitching wedge and too long for a sand wedge. It has a club head angle that is in between those of its cousins the pitching and sand wedges. The gap wedge is a specialized club for the golfer who plays close to the green.
When making sure a wedge is fit to you, of course the lie angle, shaft length, and shaft flex are important, but the bounce and sole width of a wedge are aspects of the fitting process that are often overlooked.I will explain to you what to look for in a wedge when it comes to these to factors.
Gap wedge: So-named because it falls in-between the pitching wedge and sand wedge in loft. The gap wedge has more loft than a PW, less loft than a SW. Lob wedge:Usually the highest-lofted club a golfer will carry, the lob wedge creates a very steep angle of ascent and descent, for shots that must get up very quickly (perhaps, for example, to get over a tree).