Improving upon the ground breaking progressive centre of gravity design concept originally introduced with the SM8, the new Titleist Vokey Design SM9 Spin Milled Wedges push the envelope further, with even more innovation. And it’s clear that the SM9 is a true standout, as evidenced by the fact that is has already become the most played wedge on Tour. By adding weight to the top line design, where a tapered pad at the back of the toe helps align the CG properly, the SM9’s raised centre of gravity produces a more controlled ball flight and solid contact. The center of gravity is also forward of the face, resulting in increased MOI, exceptional feel and stability, and a club face that simply wants to square up at impact. In addition to the new CG position, the SM9 features a new patented Spin Milled process that maximizes spin and shot control. The meticulous engineering process begins by cutting the face perfectly flat with a high-speed saw, then cutting every groove individually based on loft and finish. Low lofts are designed with narrower, deeper grooves, while higher lofts have wider, shallower grooves. Micro-grooves are individually cut in between the grooves as well, leading to maximum spin on partial shots, a crucial element to successful greenside play. As if the performance gains weren’t enough, Vokey applies a proprietary heat treatment to the impact area, doubling the groove’s durability, without impacting feel. In fact, the SM9 possess’ the most durable grooves in golf. Finally, each groove on every head is 100% inspected for conformity to the rules of golf.
The mix of grinds in your Vokey wedges is the key to creating the ultimate optionally in your shot making. For every shot, every lie, every course, there's a grind fi for your swing.
For precise players and firm conditions.
For players who like to manufacture shots around the green.
For players preferring a full sole for full shots.
For players who prefer square faced shots with a simple technique.
For players with a steeper angle of attack.
For players requiring forgiveness in a wide, full sole.
Vokey recommends 4°-6° of loft separation between wedges. This result in more stock swings, producing better results.
Once the gap fitting is complete, hit all the grinds within the prescribed loft side by side. Focusing on swing type (Sweeper/Digger) and course conditions (Firm/Soft). The first bounce and grind test is for full swings.
Choose wedges that complement once another and are capable of unique shots. Vokey like to recommend a higher bounce sand wedge and a lower bounce lob wedge as a general thought. This prepares a player for multiple shots and conditions.