Recently, Titleist announced new Vokey Spin Milled 5 Wedges. All of the SM5 wedges feature a unique, face-roughening treatment to enhance spin. They deliver more spin and more types of shots, providing golfers with more ways to hit it close and shoot lower scores.
To ensure every groove on every SM5 wedge is as sharp as the rules allow, Titleist employs a computer-guided plotting system to check every groove. Titleist has done those things to previous Spin Milled wedges, but what makes the new SM5 wedges different is the groove Titleist calls TX3. The company says the TX3 grooves in the 46- through 54-degree models are deeper and narrower, and they are 7 percent larger in volume.
For years, Vokey and his team of craftsmen, including Vokey Tour representative Aaron Dill, have utilized tour player input and feedback to produce the largest and most effective range of bounce and sole grind options in the game. Vokey SM5 wedges are available in 21 different loft/bounce/grind combinations and six tour-inspired sole grinds, appropriately slotted into low, mid and high bounce categories to fit all swing types, shot-making styles and short game conditions.
SM5 wedges feature a more compact and balanced profile with three new finish options – Titleist Vokey Spin Milled SM5 Wedges Tour Chrome, Titleist Vokey Spin Milled SM5 Wedges Gold Nickel and Titleist Vokey Spin Milled SM5 Wedges 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. With seven percent larger volume, each groove better channels away grass, sand and debris for cleaner ball to edge radius contact and increased spin. The narrower geometry delivers precision distance and trajectory control, significantly reducing the chance of “flyers” from the rough.
“I’ve always said I have the best R&D facility in the world – the PGA Tour,” 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 Spin Milled 5 (SM5) wedges are the best performing wedges in the game, a result of Master Craftsman Bob Vokey’s decades of research and collaborating with the world’s best players, such as Adam Scott, Steve Stricker and Jason Dufner.