Thinking of getting new wedges. Here's the deal: I play in Phoenix, AZ, and obviously there's plenty of desert to go around, which means hard sand, pebbles, etc. In other words, one hefty swipe at a 75 yard approach shot in the desert may pull a 1/2 chunk of metal from your $125 soft cast wedge faster than you can say Phil Mickelson. I'm wondering if it's worth it for me to spend $375 or more on some beautiful Vokeys or something like that only to use them for six months or less and need new ones again. I'm stuck between being a cheapskate and wanting superior short game equipment. Any suggestions? Can I get away with some expensive wedges for a year, or will the performance decay on them very quickly? If you were on a fairly modest budget but wanted the best wedges you could buy that would last long enough, what would you suggest?