Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges launched

Titleist has announced the launch of a brand new set of Titleist Vokey Spin Milled 5 wedges - or Vokey SM5 wedges - with TX3 grooves, Tour-Proven Bounce and a Grind Matrix

Vokey SM5

Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges launched

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Titleist has announced the launch of a brand new set of Titleist Vokey Spin Milled 5 wedges - or Vokey SM5 wedges - with TX3 grooves, Tour-Proven Bounce and a Grind Matrix.

The new Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges have been designed by renowned wedge-maker Bob Vokey, in conjunction with Titleist players including Adam Scott, Steve Stricker and Jason Dufner.

The new Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges produce more spin on more types of shots through Spin Milled technology and deeper TX3 grooves.

New TX3 grooves on the Vokey SM5 have a seven percent larger groove volume and two performance configurations, delivering maximum spin and channeling away grass and sand for improved contact between golf club and ball.

Spin Milled technology also enables effective trajectory and distance control through precisely-milled grooves and machined face texture.

Each groove on the Vokey SM5 is milled to the tightest tolerance in golf and individually cut to the maximum dimensions allowed by the Rules of Golf.

What's more, a high-frequency heat treatment provides increased durability for longer spin retention and wedge lifespan.

Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges are available in 21 different loft, bounce and grind combinations and six sole grinds that fit into low, mid and high bounce categories to fit all players and conditions.

"I've always said I have the best R&D facility in the world - the PGA Tour," said Bob Vokey.

"I worked closely with our team of engineers to apply everything I've learned from the best players in the world to the Titleist Vokey SM5.

"We've increased the spin, we've given players more control and we've got a bounce and grind matrix that will provide the versatility and confidence to hit a variety of shots around the green and get up and down more."

Vokey SM5 wedges, with a more compact and balanced profile, are available in Tour Chrome, Gold Nickel and Raw Black finishes.

Every Vokey SM5 wedge features new graphics with the grind designation named on the club, as well as space for a five-character personalised stamping.

Titleist Vokey Spin Milled 5 wedges are available in golf shops worldwide from March 14, 2014 - with a SRP of £103 - from 46-62 degrees.

Images: Vokey SM5 wedges

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