New: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges arrive after PGA Tour debut

Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges arrive. Find out about specifications, pricing, personalisation and when you can buy them. 

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Mon, 24 Jan 2022

New: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges arrive after PGA Tour debut

Look in most PGA Tour bags and you'll likely see a set of Titleist Vokey wedges. 

That piece of equipment's popularity appears to know no bounds. Cam Smith debuted and then won in Hawaii with the latest from Titleist.

Alongside the Australian, 14 other players tested out the latest wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9.  

Though it was not until now that we could really get a closer look and can detail all the specifications. 

They do not differ too much in design from the SM8s, but the SM9s are offering new tech. So what's all the fuss?

Well, a lot of hard work, according to Bob Vokey. He said it takes them reportedly two years to put a product together. 

Through each iteration, they learn something new. It's hard to know what to improve until you get it into a players hands. 

One thing that is clear is how if it isn't broken then there is no need to fix it. Retaining the same profile is somewhat important. 

Let's take a look. 

The tech

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The SM9 promises even more innovation with the progressive centre of gravity (CG) design originally introduced with the SM8. 

  • The new SM9 maintains the innovative forward CG - a position that actually hovers in front of the wedge face to produce a solid feeling that squares up at impaact for more consistent results 
  • The CG has been raised vertically - by adding weight to the topline desing, where a tapered pad at the back of the toe helps align the CG properly without being visible from the playing position
  • Progessive hosel lengths are also used to help raise the CG in the higher lofts, particularly the 58 degree and 62 degree

Refined sole options

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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 grinds are in F, S, M, K, L and D. 

What the players said

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Justin Thomas told the PGA Tour website:

"When I was testing SM9, it was nice to see the low controlled flight. For me, for someone who likes to flight my wedges and control my spin a lot, I need to be able to see that ball hit the windows. And I’m looking both low and high, but especially low. Because for me, it’s nice to be able to feel like I hit it and I don't look up and it’s coming high and floaty. It's hitting the flight that I want, the spin that I want and reacting how I want."

Shafts

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The SM9s come with True Temper Dynamic Golf S200 shafts. The grips are Tour Velvet 360 in white. 

Pricing

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Vokey Design SM9 wedges are available for pre-order from 17 February. 

They arrive in store on 11 March. 

RRP: £169

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