Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Revealed

The new SM8 wedges are more accurate and forgiving than any prior Vokey model

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Review

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Revealed - a dramatic reallocation of weight means the Vokey SM8 wedges want to square up naturally for more accurate wedge shots

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Revealed

Titleist says the SM8 is the most accurate and forgiving Vokey wedge to date. This is thanks to a forward shift of the CG to a position that actually hovers in front of the wedge face.

This boosts MOI (up to a 7 per cent increase in the higher lofts) producing a more solid feel, improved ball flight and a club face that wants to square up at impact for more consistent results. This has been achieved by lengthening the hosels and counterbalancing that weight with high-density tungsten low in the toe.


The progressive CG system aligned with the impact position from SM7 continues – lower in the low lofts, higher in the high lofts – for better trajectory and distance control.

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SM8’s patented Spin Milled grooves are meticulously engineered and cut to the edge to maximize spin and shot control. Micro-grooves are individually cut in between grooves, which maximize spin on partial shots, while a proprietary heat treatment increases durability.


Golfers can choose from six Tour-proven sole grinds – F, S, M, K, L and D –to be precisely fit for their swing type, shot making style and course conditions as well as four finishes - Tour Chrome, Brushed Steel and Jet Black, plus the tour-preferred Raw finish (custom order only).

“The first time I had guys hit SM8 was on the range at Riviera. I always listen to the sound they’re making at impact, and it was phenomenal. ‘Solid but soft’ was how they described it. They loved it.” Bob Vokey told GM.

“They also talked a lot about the flight. It’s in a better window, it’s more consistent, and they have more control of it. Overall, guys just kept telling me how easy it was to hit every type of shot they wanted to hit.”

The Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges go on sale March 6th with an RRP of £160 per wedge.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x