By ED TRAVIS
Titleist’s Vokey Wedge division, whose wedges are the most played on the PGA Tour have replaced the SM8 model with the new SM9 featuring additional customization options.
The Vokey division of Titleist has expanded their wedge line, which is already the most played on the professional tours, with customizations now available in the new SM9 series starting with the finishes. There are three stock finishes, Jet Black, Tour Chrome, and Brushed Steel with an optional Raw finish for an additional $46.
Grooves have undergone an upgrade as well with a new Spin Milling process that includes microgrooves designed to enhance distance and spin control. Customizations include toe engravings, character stamping and paint filling.
Chief Designer Bob Vokey said of the new wedges, “It is important to fit your wedges to your swing type, style of play and course conditions. That selection process should begin by determining the proper grind for the shots you hit most. The correct grind provides the best turf interaction, contact and shot performance.”
Fast Facts Vokey Design SM9 Wedges
Version 9 of Spin Milled Vokey Design
Three stock finishes, Raw finish option
More weight in topline to raise CG
CG forward, in front of face
Progressive hosel length
Six sole grinds
Lofts: 46° through 62°
Stock shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S200
Stock grip: Tour Velvet 360 White
At retail March 11, $179 each