Titleist Vokey SM8 Tour Chrome Wedge
SM8 incorporates a revised progressive center of gravity, which delivers the most accurate and forgiving Vokey wedge yet. The Vokey R&D team used tungsten weights and different hosel lengths to relocate the CG outside of the wedge head and in front of the face, resulting in enhanced MOI and outstanding feel. This implies optimal ball flight and a club face that just wants to square up at impact for the golfer. All of this is accomplished while maintaining the original Vokey head shape that players demand.
With the debut of his Vokey Create SM8 models, the most accurate and forgiving Vokey wedges ever, Master Craftsman Bob Vokey’s relentless ambition to design and build better performing, better feeling wedges has achieved a new height of invention.
- Classic Chrome Finish
- Improved distance and trajectory control
- A type of sole for every game
- Maximum spin and ultimate control
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SM8 incorporates a revised progressive center of gravity, which delivers the most accurate and forgiving Vokey wedge yet. The Vokey R&D team used tungsten weights and different hosel lengths to relocate the CG outside of the wedge head and in front of the face, resulting in enhanced MOI and outstanding feel.
This implies optimal ball flight and a club face that just wants to square up at impact for the golfer. All of this is accomplished while maintaining the original Vokey head shape that players demand.
To improve spin and longevity, SM8 wedge grooves are precisely created using a patented Spin Milled technique. The process begins with a high-speed saw cutting the face exactly flat. After then, each groove is cut uniquely dependent on loft and finish; low lofts (46°-54°) have narrower, deeper grooves, whilst higher lofts (56°-62°) have wider, shallower grooves.
Individual micro-grooves are created between grooves to maximize spin on partial shots. The impact region receives a patented heat treatment that doubles the groove’s longevity without compromising feel, giving it the most durable groove in golf. Only until every groove on every wedge head has been thoroughly scrutinized for compliance with golf rules is the procedure complete.
F Grind: All Purpose Grind for Full Wedge Shots
The F grind is an all-purpose grind that is particularly suited for full shots and shots hit with a square face. Ideal for players who prefer a traditional wedge sole. The F grind is the most played sand wedge on Tour including Justin Thomas, Ian Poulter and Charlie Hoffman.
M Grind: Multi-purpose grind for versatility.
The M Grind, Voke’s favorite, is designed for players that like to rotate the club face open and closed to manufacture shots around the green. Ideal for players with a shallower, more sweeping swing type who play shots from a variety of clubface positions. Played by Charles Howell III, Patrick Cantlay and Cam Smith.
S Grind: Narrow & Versatile
The S Grind features a full sole that has been narrowed by a trailing edge grind, giving it a faster feel through the turf. This grind is best for neutral to firm conditions and for players that like to control loft with their hands ahead or behind the ball. Played by Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Lanto Griffin.
D Grind: The Player’s High Bounce Wedge
The D grind blends versatility from a heel, toe, and trailing edge grind and forgiveness with its high measured bounce. The D Grind is ideal for players with a steeper angle of attack who play shots from a variety of clubface positions.
L Grind: Precision for Skilled Shotmakers
The L Grind is the lowest bounce option in the mix. The heel, toe, and trailing edge relief allow for maximum greenside versatility. This club is perfect for firm conditions and designed for precise players. It is ideal for players that have complete control of impact looking for maximum shot-making versatility. Played by Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, and JT Poston.
K Grind: The Ultimate Bunker Club
The K Grind is the highest bounce wedge in the lineup, and is the ultimate bunker club. The K Grind is a wide, full sole wedge with enhanced camber to make it forgiving from a variety of sand and turf conditions. Played by Justin Thomas, Adam Scott and Webb Simpson
Vokey’s six Tour-proven sole grinds – F, S, M, K, L, and D – were developed through decades of collaboration with the top shot makers in the game and allow golfers of all skill levels to be perfectly fit for their swing type (steep, neutral, shallow), shot making style, and course conditions (firm, neutral, soft). SM8 maintains the most comprehensive lineup of grind, bounce, and loft choices, allowing for greater creativity and consistency, and allowing players of all levels to generate various shots around the green.
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