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Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Buyers Guide
Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Grinds Explained
Vokey F Grind - A complete sole designed chiefly for the complete swings & square face shots. Due to this particular design, that it is actually the only grind obtainable in 46°-52°, along with the 54° and 56° F Grind are the most used SW on the PGA Tour.
Vokey M Grind - A Vokey preference, the M grind is created for players that like to turn the club face open as well as closed to create shots around the green.
Vokey K Grind - The biggest bounce wedge in the collection, the K Grind is the perfect bunker club and also their most forgiving wedge in the lineup for almost all shots.
Vokey S Grind - Design based on feedback from Steve Stricker, the S is actually best for square faced shots with touch more adaptability than their F Grind. Very simple mechanics are best using this particular wedge.
Vokey D Grind - The player’s high bounce wedge. High measured bounce using the crescent shape of the M Grind for the shot generating versatility.
Vokey L Grind - The L Grind boasts a thin crescent shape allowing optimal green side usefulness, and yet it is the least forgiving wedge in their selection.
Vokey Buyers Tips
'SM8 wedges feature the most complete lineup of loft, bounce, and grind combinations. Vokey wedges are labeled with loft first, followed by effective bounce and grind. All SM8 wedges are available in both right hand and left hand and all finishes.
FIT YOUR LOFT - Partial wedge shots are difficult to control even for the best players in the world. Most players benefit from carrying four wedges, which leads to tighter distance gaps and more full swings. Vokey recommends 4° - 6° of loft separation between your wedges, resulting in 10-15 yards.
Based on your current Pitching Wedge, the below are your recommended wedge set compositions...
- PW (43°-44°) = 48° 52° 56°
- PW (43°-44°) = 48° 52° 58°
- PW (45°-46°) = 50° 54° 58°
- PW (45°-46°) = 50° 54° 60°
- PW (47°-48°) = 52° 56° 60°
- PW (47°-48°) = 52° 58°
BOUNCE IS YOUR FRIEND - Each wedge in your bag must have a purpose. Adding one high-bounce and one mid-bounce will create more set versatility and improve your shotmaking for various lies and turf conditions. The guide below demonstrates how set versatility can help you with a variety of shots and conditions'