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Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge Review

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Huge excitement about our Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge Review and just how superb this range is!

Question is: What exactly makes Titleist stand out in terms of wedges so well?

There is just something about the Titleist brand that is so special. So classy. They offer both immaculate and superior clubs in every department and are undoubtedly leaders in the industry in terms of quality. This is epitomized in the Vokey SM6. Key features, which we love include:

  • The three finishes – Tour Chrome, Steel Grey or Jet Black – and it must be said the Jet Black looks absolutely superb in our opinion and confident you will be in awe when viewing it in person.
  • The TX4 grooves impart exceptional spin on the ball at impact and being able to attack any pin even if only having a few yards of green to work with is an amazing advantage for ANY golfer.
  • The Center of Gravity (CG) is in different places in different wedges, the lower the loft the lower the strike on the club-face in general so the CG needs to be lower… the higher the loft the higher the CG.

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Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge

Our Assessment

9.3 Total Score
Excellent (A-)

Bob Vokey has created something special here and in his opinion on behalf of Titleist "are the best wedges we've ever made". Let’s be honest here, they are pricey that’s a given. BUT it is well worth the money if you are a low handicapper that loves your wedge game and sees that as your strong point in your game makeup. This will bring out your maximum potential possible and will have you rethinking the way you approach certain shots. Merely because you have that much more under the hood to tackle any challenge. Available in three finishes and look and feel absolutely superb. Oh and one last thing... the backspin - on full shots especially - is UNBELIEVABLE.

Design / Appearance
9.5
Build Quality
9
Control / Feel
9.5
Performance
9.5
Value for Money
9
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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Buttery soft feel on what feels like the entire clubface of the Vokey
  • Bucket loads of backspin – just incredible and huge advantage when playing firm greens
  • Precise distance control
CONS:
  • You are going to struggle to find any con about this particular wedge, but if we had to be nit-picky it would be the price, being slightly on the expensive side!

Key Facts

Product Details Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge
Launch RRP $159.00
Gender Mens
Handicap Range Low to Medium
Hand Availability Right and Left
Right Handed Lofts 46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 62°
Left Handed Lofts 46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 62°
Lie 64°
Material Finish Tour Chrome, Steel Chrome, Jet Black
Club Length 35 – 35.75″
Shaft Type and Name True Temper Dynamic Gold
Grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet
Manufacturers Website Titleist

Official Video

Awesome video of Bob Vokey describing his new wedge design and manufacture.

Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge Review

An insight into the technology behind the SM6 discussed by Bob Vokey himself

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Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge Detailed Review

Design & Appearance

An absolutely stunning golf club that will catch anybody’s attention. Clean lines that have an added ‘minor muscle’ at the rear of the club in the lower lofts i.e. 48 & 50 degrees.

As the loft increases the slight muscle diminishes into a slender blade. The hosel has been shortened slightly in the lower lofted wedges due to the added muscle and to equalise the weighting having it as similar as possible to it’s predecessor.

The club-heads are also slightly smaller than before, which in our opinion is perfectly fine – in fact better than they were before.

The Vokey SM6’s are offered in either a matte Tour Chrome, Steel Grey or Jet Black option.

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Build Quality

Bob Vokey has built up an impeccable reputation in the golfing industry with his craftsmanship in regard to Titleist wedges. The Center of Gravity (CG) has been altered slightly in the head, but most players won’t even notice that.

One of the reasons for this change is that Tour players in particular prefer having the ball ‘fall to the left’ on their wedge approaches and this is for better control particularly in windy conditions.

The CG is in different places in different wedges, the lower the loft the lower the strike on the club-face in general, so the CG needs to be lower – the higher the loft the higher the CG.

Control / Feel

With the CG having been adjusted in the club-heads, what we noticed is that the feel and sound of the club at impact is fantastic. Exceptionally soft yet ‘strong’ and the sound is slightly muted as though the softest piece of metal possible has gripped into the back of the ball.

Control is top drawer – being able to work the ball in from either way and control trajectory at the drop of a hat.

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Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge Review

Performance

They hardly come any better than this and it’s no wonder most tour professionals use these as their first choice where possible.

The general trajectory and flight of the ball after being struck out the center of the club is majestic and the ball just seems to hang in the air for that half a second or second longer.

This is obviously due to the TX4 grooves imparting exceptional spin on the ball and being able to attack any pin even if only having a few yards of green to work with. I’ll go as far as to say it spins even more that the Cleveland 588 RTX.

Distance control is also brilliant due to the progressive CG through the wedges and that is what the better player seeks the most. Precise each and every shot you hit, which is a huge factor in wedges. Even just one yard makes a difference in this department.

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Value for Money

Look let’s be honest here, the Vokey SM6 Wedges are pricey that’s a given.

BUT it is well worth the money if you are a low handicapper that loves their wedge game and see that as your strong point in your game makeup.

This will bring out the maximum potential possible and will have you rethinking the way you approach certain shots because you have that much more under the hood to tackle any challenge.

Mike fell in love with the game from a very early age – a passion that hasn’t diminished ever since. He earned provincial colors throughout his junior years, but by the time he reached Varsity, the realization set in (thanks largely to some cold ales) that it was time to favor the pen rather than his clubs. He now writes for GA along with a few other sources.

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