Titleist Introduces Vokey SM8 Wedges

Titleist Introduces Vokey SM8 Wedges

Master Craftsman Bob Vokey’s mission to design and craft better performing, better feeling wedges has reached a new level of innovation with the introduction of his Vokey SM8 models, the most accurate and forgiving Vokey wedges yet. Their progressive center of gravity design concept originated with Vokey Design SM6 took a giant shift forward in SM8 by moving the CG forward. The result is improved distance and trajectory control, better feel and increased stability for more consistent results.
 
Progressive CG design philosophy aligns the center of gravity with the impact position — lower in the low lofts, higher in the high lofts. SM8 takes the next innovative leap, pushing the CG forward while maintaining the vertical CG position to create a more consistent strike. To achieve this, Titleist lengthened the hosels and counterbalanced that weight with high-density tungsten low in the toe. This high, forward CG position boosts MOI (up to a +7% increase in the higher lofts) producing a more solid feel, improved ball flight and a club face that simply wants to square up at impact for more consistent results.
 
SM8’s patented spin milled grooves are meticulously engineered and cut to the edge to maximize spin and shot control. The Vokey R&D team continues to improve upon its groove cutting tolerances, with each groove on every head individually cut and 100% inspected for conformity to the rules of golf. Micro-grooves are individually cut in between grooves, which maximize spin on partial shots. A proprietary heat treatment is applied to the impact area to double the durability of the groove without impacting feel.
 
Precision fitting options enhanced by six Tour-proven sole grinds have already made Vokey SM8 the most played wedge model on the PGA Tour, continuing Vokey’s run as the #1 wedge on Tour since 2004. In total, more than 200 touring professionals have already made the switch to SM8. Developed through decades of work with the best shot makers in the game, the six sole grinds allow golfers of all skill levels to be precisely fit for their swing type (steep, neutral, shallow), shot making style and course conditions (firm, neutral, soft). SM8 continues to feature the most complete lineup of grind, bounce and loft options, allowing for more creativity and consistency. It gives players of any level the ability to create a variety of shots around the green.
 
Golfers can choose from four different finishes. The new Tour chrome features a softer chrome finish than the prior generation. The darker brushed steel is more textured and dynamic than the polished SM7, while maintaining a non-glare finish in the playing position. The raw jet black is enhanced with black paint fill in the logos and graphics. Raw is the most popular option among Tour players, in which no additional finish applied to the 8620 carbon steel.

 


 

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