Titleist debuts new Vokey Design SM9 wedges
According to Master Craftsman Bob Vokey, the three keys to great wedge play are shot versatility, distance and trajectory control, and maximum spin.
With the introduction of the new Vokey Design SM9 wedges, Bob has developed the “ultimate in optionality” across all three categories with his most complete lineup of loft, grind and bounce combinations. Vokey Design has been the most played wedge on the PGA Tour every year since 2004.
“It sounds simple, but having the correct wedge and knowing when to use it has a direct impact on scoring performance,” said Vokey. “The most important thing for golfers at every level is to know when and where to use the variety of wedges in their bag. That can be achieved by being properly fit based on swing and style of play, and understanding the roles for each.”
The new SM9 wedges are Vokey’s most versatile, accurate and forgiving yet, offering six grind options and a total of 23 different models ranging in lofts from 46º to 62º for precision fitting.
Titleist SM9 Wedges (Credit: PGA Tour)
“It is important to fit your wedges to your swing type, style of play and course conditions,” added Vokey. “That selection process should begin by determining the proper grind for the shots you hit most. The correct grind provides the best turf interaction, contact and shot performance.”
The ultimate in optionality, SM9 continues to feature the most complete lineup of grind, bounce and loft options, allowing for more creativity and consistency, and giving players of any level the ability to create multiple shots into and around the green.
The Vokey Wedge Selector tool on Vokey.com helps golfers select the proper loft, bounce and grind options for their swing and course conditions. Vokey recommends that golfers visit their local Titleist fitter to confirm the results. Experience the Vokey Wedge Selector tool at www.vokey.com
The new Vokey Design SM9 wedges made their debut at the PGA Tour season-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions, with more players putting SM9 models in play at Kapalua than any other wedge including winner Cameron Smith and fellow Aussie and third placed Matt Jones, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay and Max Homa.
Vokey Design SM9 wedges are available for pre-order through golf shops worldwide and Vokey.com beginning Feb. 17. They arrive in Australian and New Zealand golf shops on March 11, 2022 and will be priced at AUD$269/NZD$289.