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Agree 100% (I'm working on it). This is what I meant in the rest of my paragraph when I said there would be no chance for any real improvement with a my old swing. I think the expression "polishing a turd" applies to trying to play good golf with a bad swing. And speaking of getting older (I'm 54), I think a bad swing could conceivably cause more physical damage to our bodies (I'm not a Dr., I just play one on the Internet).
One consideration is how you use your wedges. If you hit the GW for full shots, you might want to have the same feel as your PW and numbered irons. If you use GW/AW and higher wedges mainly for partial shots, you might want to have the non-PWs as specialty wedges. If you're mostly partial shots, you may want a different shaft than with your irons. And, it varies by iron set. The X20 matching AW was hard to control on distance, while the Nike Vapor Speed and TM SLDR AWs worked quite well. End conclusion: go with what works for you. You find this out by testing clubs.
I don't really have a target; I just go out and try to play to the best of my abilities. Target implies I'm actively shooting for something, which I'm not, especially considering I usually don't pay attention to my total score until after the round.
I rarely know my exact score. When I'm playing with my friends, I know where I stand in a match, but I don't know my score unless one of them tells me at some point. I just play the hole, recall the the number of strokes I made, then write it down and forget about it soon afterwards.