Titleist Vokey SM4

We review ten of the latest wedges and put them through the ultimate test with a Tour pro and Flightscope shot data. Who comes out on top?

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Andy Roberts and Charlie Lemay
Thu, 4 Jul 2013

Titleist Vokey SM4

Brand: Titleist            
Wedge: SM4
RRP: £99
Best price: £89
Loft: 52-degree
Lie: 64-degree
Bounce: 12-degree
Length: 35.5"
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold

Summary: Titleist Vokey SM4 features sharper and tighter-patterned grooves than previous models that are supplemented by milled micro edges on the face to increase spin on full or partial shots. The wedge also features durable grooves from a localised heat treatment in the impact area that preserves the precise milled grooves and micro edges.

Appearance: We’re big fans of the improved and larger teardrop design in comparison to previous Titleist wedges. It inspires confidence over the ball, just like the ATV. The shape is inspired by the original Vokey 200 series. Oozes class. 5

Feel: A little head heavy but that only aids a hearty sound at impact and consistent feel throughout. We enjoyed good control over the ball and decent feedback on a few squiffy swings. 9

Performance: You can play all the shots with this wedge from the high back-spinner to the low-flighted pitch. Terrific spin rates aided by the new and improved grooves. Small sweetspot makes this wedge more suited for the better player. 9.5

Verdict: Pure trajectory, hearty sound at impact, as well as impressive spin rates and tight dispersion across the board. Solid distance, too. One of the best. 23.5

If you want to make the most of the Vokey wedge, it’s best to get yourself custom fit like we did recently at the Titleist National Fitting Centre at St Ives. Click here for the feature.

Pro Verdict: Great streamlined look and it’s attractive at address. One of the best looking wedges out there. Solid performer and feels lovely in the hands. Head isn’t too heavy, it feels just right. I wouldn’t expect anything else from a Vokey. 

Titleist

Average Carry (yards)

Average Spin Rate (rpm)

Andy (7 hcap)

110

7,500

Charlie (12 hcap)

106

7,300

Tom (pro)

120

9,400

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