Titleist Vokey Design SM6 Wedges

okey Design SM6 Wedges

Titleist Vokey Design SM6 Wedges

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Titleist Vokey Design SM6 Wedges

The Vokey Design Spin Milled 6 wedges became the most-played wedges on the PGA Tour the first week they were made available to the pros at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October, Titleist said. The wedges soon will be available to the public.

The biggest difference between the SM6 wedges and previous models is a new progressive center of gravity design. Most wedges are heavy, with the majority of the weight in the sole and hosel, so the CG in most wedges is low.

In the SM6 line, Titleist positioned the CG directly behind the area of face where players are most likely to hit the ball, based on each club’s loft. Titleist says that enhances feel and improves distance and trajectory control.

Pitching wedges and gap wedges (lofts of 46 to 52 degrees) have a low CG, thin topline and extra mass lifted just off the ground, because that is where players are most likely to strike the ball on full swings from fairway or rough.

Lob wedges in the SM6 family (58 to 62 degrees) feature extra mass high in the head to elevate the center of gravity, because these clubs see action on open-faced chips and pitch shots, flop shots and in greenside rough and bunkers.

Sand wedges (54 and 56 degrees) have a CG aligned between the low-lofted and high-lofted clubs, because players usually hit these clubs in the middle of the face

Titleist also puts different versions of its new TX4 grooves in the SM6 wedges based on their lofts. The 46- to 54-degree clubs feature a narrower, deeper groove that progresses from a player’s irons, while the 56- to 62-degree wedges have wider, shallower grooves to channel away more water and debris.

Every SM6 wedge has a surface-roughening texture between the grooves to enhance spin.

Available in tour chrome, steel gray and jet black finishes, as well as five sole grinds, there are a total of 21 different SM6 models to choose from.

The SM6 wedges reach pro shops March 11 and come standard with True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shafts for $149 each.

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