Titleist Vokey SM9 Wedge Review
When somebody mentions they “need new wedges” then you instantly think of Vokey. Titleist Vokey wedges are undoubtedly the market leaders when it comes to the wedge industry and are fan favourites across the globe.
Vokey’s first wedge was in the bag of tour player Andy Bean in 1997 at the St Jude Classic in Memphis. Since then it has seen an enormous growth on and off tour with Bob Vokey himself being considered the best wedge manufacturer.
The latest wedge release was the SM8’s in 2020. But, was there a difference between the SM7 and the SM8’s? The CG location was relocated so far forward that it hovered at the very front of the face which made it a lot easier for the face to be square at impact and ensured a greater strike.
With the new introduction of product releases closing in, can we expect Titleist to release a brand new wedge? Perhaps the Vokey SM9’s? Well, it sure seems the most logical thing to happen as for many years this is what Titleist has done, however, Titleist could change up their strategy.
Will Titleist change the CG location once again on the SM9 wedges? It definitely seems to be a part of the wedge that is never 100% mastered so I can definitely see Titleist changing this ever so slightly. Another aspect that is forever changing is the grooves. You can never produce too much spin, can you? Certainly at club golf level, any sort of check on the green is a massive positive so if Vokey can improve this then it is a huge plus.
One thing we can guarantee is the wedge finish. Vokey has been very consistent in their wedge releases are almost certain to keep the range the same. Chrome, Raw, Black, Brushed Steel and Blue are the current colour finishes available but could Titleist introduce and brand new colour for 2022? We will have to wait for updates from Titleist in the near future.