I took up this wonderful game around a year and a half ago and recently bought myself a Vokey 60 degree wedge which I had custom fitted.
Been trying to learn how to hit a flop shot and although I've managed it a few times I'm having a really poor flop to shank/thin ratio and I'm wondering if I should just forget about this shot and work on normal chipping etc. I've heard that this is one of the hardest shots to master and it's only really popular due to Mickelson having this impressive shot in his locker. Also this might sound crazy but what are the chances of me damaging/altering the lie angle already by hitting this shot a lot of driving range mats?
Any help or advice is gratefully received.