I’m a wedge freak, so any time new Titleist Vokey wedges come into play, I pay attention.
Titleist parent The Acushnet Company says the new Vokey Spin Milled 5 wedges – launched at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando – deliver more spin and more types of shots, providing golfers with more ways to hit it close and shoot lower scores.
Designed and manufactured using proprietary Spin Milled technology, Vokey SM5 wedges each feature new, deeper TX3 grooves, tour-driven shapes and an extensive range of bounce and grind options.
New TX3 grooves, according to Acushnet, feature seven percent larger groove volume and two performance configurations, that deliver maximum spin by channeling away grass and sand for improved contact between the ball and groove edge. Spin Milled technology also provides trajectory and distance control through precisely milled grooves and machined face texture.
Vokey SM5 wedges (street price $129 beginning March 14) will be available in 21 different loft/bounce/grind combinations and six sole grinds, slotted into low, mid and high bounce categories to fit all swing types.
“I’ve always said I have the best R&D facility in the world – the PGA Tour,” Bob Vokey said. “I worked closely with our team of craftsmen and engineers to apply everything I’ve learned from the best players in the world to Spin Milled 5. We’ve increased the spin. We’ve given players more control. And we’ve got a bounce and grind matrix that will provide the versatility and confidence to hit a variety shots around the green and get up and down more.”
Vokey said SM5 wedges feature a more compact and balanced profile with three new finish options Tour Chrome, Gold Nickel and Raw Black. Each wedge has new, clean graphics, with the grind designation (i.e., “S Grind”) called out on the club, and increased space for five-character personalized stamping.