Ideas for Titleist wedge guru Bob Vokey become real on the grinding wheel. The latest updates are to the titleist sm5 wedges.
Vokey's designs are built for, and in collaboration with, some of the best players in the world, including Adam Scott, Steve Stricker, Jordan Spieth and Jason Dufner. It was with feedback from these players along with Titleist's R&D team that he created the new SM5, or Spin Milled 5, wedge.
To start, Vokey and his team took a close look at the grooves. The SM4 wedge was designed to deliver the maximum conforming spin, as allowed by the R&A and USGA rules. The new TX3 grooves on the SM5 have pushed that performance even further. The new grooves are 7% larger and deeper than before, milled using Titleist's proprietary spin milled technology to ensure the the maximum dimensions allowed.
In terms of looks and profile, the SM5 is more compact than the SM4, with a shorter blade length. Vokey spoke with Tour players to learn about what it is they like to see behind the ball around the greens. The new design incorporates a rounder toe profile, as well as a higher toe and heel height.
Available in three different finishes, with six different grinds, in nine different lofts, Vokey says the new titleist vokey wedges is more compact that before and offers more spin, in more options, than ever before.