The new Titleist Vokey SM6 wedges are now on sale and feature a host of loft and bounce options and three stunning finishes Tour Chrome, Steel Grey and Jet Black
The eagerly anticipated Titleist Vokey SM6 wedges are now on sale here in the UK.
Compared to the hugely popular Titleist Vokey SM5 wedge, the new SM6 model features a progressive centre of gravity (CG) design that aligns the CGs with the impact position of each loft to produce more precise distance and trajectory control with exceptional feel.
The design is visible on the back of the SM6 and, in simple terms, it means the CG is lower down the face on the lower lofted wedges for the best feel and control on pitch shots, and higher up the face for the same benefits when you open up the face with your sand or lob wedge.
It’s especially beneficial in the lower lofted models (46-52º), where the CG now lines up with the CG in a typical PW from an iron set, for more predictable flights and carries club-to-club through your bag.
All five Vokey grinds (L, M, S, F, K) are direct results of Bob Vokey’s experience fitting tour players and amateurs for more than 20 years, with the options on offer in SM6 now perfectly streamlined to cover all swing types and shot preferences.
A new Spin Milled TX4 groove and face texture combination also delivers up to 200rpm more spin, possible thanks to machine milled grooves with a parallel face texture that creates a sharper, more consistent groove edge.
Wedges Buyer’s Guide
To make sure you cover distances evenly, it is important to have an even gap between the lofts of the wedges you carry in your bag. The best way to do this is to find out the loft of your pitching wedge (your PGA should be able to tell you) and work up from there. If you tend to play a lot of wedge shots at your home course, it might be best to have four wedges but you can use just three and opt for an extra long game club. Just make sure the lofts gaps are equal.
Bounce refers to the distance the leading edge is from the bottom of the sole. Low bounce wedges are more suited to hard fairways and tight-lie shots while high bounce wedges are better for soft ground and sand conditions, and for players with steeper angles of attack.
Having a wedge will heel relief (an area of the heel ground away) means you can open the face without the leading edge rising too much. This makes it more versatile and is better suited to partial, finesse shots around the green rather than full shots.
Wedges come in many different finishes that are mainly cosmetic – but darker finishes tend to reduce glare from the sun while raw or ‘oil can’ finishes are designed to rust over time, changing the look but making the surface rougher and therefore increasing the amount of spin that is created.