Custom-designed golf clubs are becoming more and more popular these days, especially for wedge freaks like me. In that regard, Titleist (no surprise) is leading the way with the addition of a new wedge family – the 200 Series – as well as a Black Oxide finish in its TVD wedges.
Each club is custom-engraved, hand-stamped and built to spec at the WedgeWorks high performance custom shop in Carlsbad, Calif., home to wedge master Bob Vokey. Vokey and his team are best known for building wedges for PGA Tour players, but here’s some good news: Titleist has announced that WedgeWorks Exclusives will also be available in select markets around the world beginning this spring.
“WedgeWorks allows me to have the Tour Department, Custom, and R&D all in the same shop,” said Vokey. “I’m excited that WedgeWorks Exclusives are available to all golfers who would like to experience the same customization options that players across the worldwide professional tours enjoy.”
This spring, the Vokey TVD will be available in a new Black Oxide finish. Popular on Tour in wedges and putters, Black Oxide is a non-plated, low-glare finish that many players favor, Vokey said, due the added contrast it provides against the golf ball at address. TVD Black Oxide wedges will be available in 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degree lofts, in right hand only.
The TVD will continue to be available in its two current finishes – Bright Brushed Chrome and Oil Can Zero – in lofts ranging from 52 to 60 degrees.
In April, Vokey will bring back a design classic in the 200 Series. Widely played on Tour, the 200 Series features a classic head shape with a high toe peak and a soft trailing edge. The New 200 Series will feature updated graphics and Spin Milled C-C grooves (original 200 Series wedges had pressed grooves). The New 200 Series will be available in right- and left-hand models, in a variety of loft and bounce combinations ranging from 46 to 60 degrees in two-degree increments. The finish for the New 200 Series will be the WedgeWorks Exclusives Bright Brushed Chrome.
As for customization, golfers can choose from three different hand-stamp styles (straight, freestyle, snow) in up to eight letters and/or numbers; 20 different paintfill colors; and 40 different toe-engraving combinations. Grips come in a wide variety of textures and colors to match individual look and feel preferences. Among the grips available are the New Decade Multi-Compound and full cord Golf Pride Tour Velvet, as well as ribbed and .600 diameter options. BV Custom grips are available only through WedgeWorks.
Also new this spring, Vokey WedgeWorks Exclusives will offer two new BV Wings grips from Golf Pride, a new shaftband, and a new BV Diamonds toe engraving.