Titleist’s Vokey wedges, designed by noted wedge guru Bob Vokey, have long been extremely popular with both touring professionals and recreational golfers alike.
But with the new SM6 line, never have players of all ability levels had so many options in terms of meeting their needs and so much in the way of technology and performance.
From a technological standpoint, the SM6 lineup features a new progressive CG placement in each model that aligns the center of gravity exactly with the desired impact position, with the result being improved distance and trajectory control, as well as enhanced feel.
Additionally, the TX4 grooves utilized in the design feature a new parallel face texture that improves consistency and creates more spin, and there are three unique finishes available in each model, Tour Chrome, Steel Gray, and Jet Black.
Of course, what really sets the SM6 line apart are the five tour-proven grinds that are available, each designed for players with different swing characteristics and/or to play different types of shots.
Here’s a quick look at each of the different grind options:
Available as a lob wedge in lofts of 58 and 60 degrees, the L Grind has just four degrees of bounce at each loft and was designed for players with shallow angles of attack or to be played from firm turf and sand conditions. It features a narrow sole and is great for players who like to open or close the clubface to play different types of shots around the green.
The M Grind is best suited for players with shallow or moderate angles of attack and to be played from firm or medium turf and sand conditions. It was designed for maximum versatility and can be played easily when manipulating face angle. It is available in lofts of 54, 56, 58, 60, and 62 degrees, with each of those loft options featuring eight degrees of bounce.
Designed for players with moderate or slightly steeper angles of attack, the S Grind is a full sole wedge that features a relieved trailing edge, making it ideal for shots played with a square clubface. It will work best from medium or softer turf and sand conditions and is available in lofts of 54, 56, 58, and 60 degrees, with each loft option having 10 degrees of bounce.
The F Grind was designed to be utilized most effectively on full shots from the fairway or rough thanks to a full sole design that features a moderate amount of sole camber. It will work well with all turf and sand conditions, as well as different swing shapes, and is available in lofts of 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, and 56 degrees, with the bounce varying based on the chosen loft.
A higher bounce (12 degrees) lob wedge that’s available in lofts of 58 and 60 degrees, the K Grind features a wide sole and is especially effective from greenside bunkers. It will also work well for players with steeper angles of attack and for players who play on courses that tend to have softer turf and sand conditions at times.