Titleist has introduced a complete line of Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges that include nine lofts, ranging in two-degree increments from 48 to 64 degrees, multiple bounce options, sole grinds and three finishes to fit different player styles, course conditions and shotmaking requirements.
“Being able to hit precise shots into and around the green requires a full range of wedge choices that provide the player with the proper yardage gaps, turf performance and the ability to hit it close from the sand,” said Steve Pelisek, general manager of Titleist Golf Clubs.
“It makes perfect sense for better players to dial in their wedge choices with the new Vokey Design Spin Milled line because they can have a prominent effect on their ability to shoot lower scores,” he added.
With input from tour players, club professionals and low handicap amateurs, Bob Vokey has created profiles that are sized and blended from one loft to the next.
Characterized by progressive toe shapes, the heads feature a rounder profile as the lofts increase and progressive toplines for confidence and visual continuity.
The higher lofts feature more radius to keep the leading edge low as the clubface is opened. The leading edges are squarer in the lower lofts to serve as a visual aid for better alignment. The leading edges in the higher lofts are more curved to minimize the likelihood of thin shots.
The line features wedges with sole grinds based on the prototype M, T, E and TK grinds that Vokey created on tour. Those grinds were previously available to tour players only, but now all golfers can purchase them.
“I’m thrilled that we are now able to bring a full line of hand-crafted, tour-inspired wedges to all golfers,” said Vokey. “In a manner of speaking, the sole is the soul of the wedge. It controls how the club reacts with the turf and dictates what kinds of shots a player is capable of executing with a certain wedge.
“On tour, players spend time with me, refining the soles of their wedges to where the effective bounce and playability are in perfect balance. Over the years, we have developed different grinds and identified them by a letter or letters as a kind of shorthand for the most common player preferences that we encounter,” he added.
All Vokey Design Spin Milled Wedges are made from soft 8620 carbon steel. The faces are precision-milled to be perfectly flat, while the grooves are CNC-machined with a special, circular saw-style cutting tool, resulting in a steeper draft angle with the maximum, allowable depth under United States Golf Association rules, while providing 30 per cent more groove volume.
The increased volume increases the amount of moisture, grass and debris that can be removed from the clubface surfact at the moment of impact, resulting in cleaner ball-face contact.
Spin Milled grooves have a tighter edge radius to increase the grip on the ball, particularly under wet conditions or in heavy, grassy lies.
Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges are available in Tour Chrome, Oil Can and Black Nickel finishes and come with a Dynamic Gold S200 shaft and a Titleist Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip.