Lightweight offerings make popular wedges accessible to wider range of golfers
TITLEIST: Vokey Design SM9 Lightweight wedges
The Drop: The Vokey Design SM9 wedges from Titleist feature a modern, clean look, which provides a canvas for customization and more in-store options for moderate swing speed players. The SM9 Lightweight featured shaft program is aimed at players who may gain better control around the greens with a shaft profile consistent throughout their bag. For golfers who prefer lightweight shafts in their irons, having wedge shaft options at retail is a critical part of improving their wedge play.
What They're Saying: "Every golfer has a unique swing and requires a unique wedge. Finding the right option for your swing type can allow you to hit any kind of wedge shot, in all conditions. Playing the right shaft can make a massive difference in performance." — Bob Vokey.
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> The Vokey SM9 wedges provide the ultimate in shot versatility through seven tour-proven grinds – F, S, M, K, L, D and T. Finding the right grind to match your swing and playing conditions will give you the best turf interaction, contact and shot performance.
> The center of gravity has been raised vertically by adding weight to the topline design, where a tapered pad at the back of the toe helps align the CG properly without being visible from the playing position – promoting a more controlled ball flight and solid contact.
> A new Spin Milled cutting process in the SM9 models – which includes tightening allowable tolerances -- produces consistently sharper grooves wedge after wedge, resulting in higher, more consistent spin.
> Lofts and Bounce:
— KBS Tour Lite 95 (Wedge), 50.08F, 52.08F, 54.10S, 56.08M, 56.10S, 56.12D, 58.14K, 60.12D
— Tensei AM2 Red (Regular): 50.08F, 52.08F, 54.10S, 56.10S, 58.14K, 60.12D
— Tensei AM2 Red (Ladies): 52.08F, 54.10S, 56.10S, 58.14K, 60.12D
> Shafts: Lightweight steel, KBS Tour Lite (wedge); Graphite, Tensei AM2 Red (Regular and Ladies).
> Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 White; Ladies, Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 White Flat Cap U58R.
> Finishes: Available in three finishes — Tour chrome, brushed steel and jet black.
Price / Availability:
Availability/Price: Vokey Design SM9 Lightweight: Steel shaft, $179; Graphite shaft, $195. Wedges will be available beginning March 10.