Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedges Spotted

Titleist's latest wedge creation is now being seeded out on tour

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Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedges Spotted - We've got a sneak peak of the new Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges that are being seeded on the PGA Tour this week

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedges Spotted

At the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic this week, the new Vokey Design SM8 wedges will be made available to tour players for the first time and images of them have been made available.

It marks the start of Titleist’s tour seeding and validation process for the next generation Vokey Design models – the most played wedges on tour since 2004.

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It is hard to tell from the image what Titleist has done to change and improve it's wedge design, although the thicker section high on the face of the lob wedge on SM7, which created a higher CG for a stronger ball flight, looks to have been removed for a cleaner, straight-back look.

There are also some minor cosmetic changes elsewhere on the head, including a shiny chrome section.

It was January 2018 when Titleist unveiled the SM7 wedges, promising improved feel, longer-lasting spin and a wider array of loft and grind options to fit every type of player.

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The Titleist wedge team, including master craftsman Bob Vokey and Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill, will be on site at Sea Island Golf Club, working alongside Titleist’s Tour Reps, introducing players to the new SM8’s and fitting them into the best bounce and grind setups for their game.

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedges Spotted

The tour debut of the Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges follows months of iteration and testing, including the trial of early unmarked prototypes during practice rounds on the PGA Tour. Players supposedly commented on improved flight and feel, and overall better results.

It is this time of year that manufacturers begin to introduce its 2020 product lines to their tour staff, hoping to get them familiar with it before fully committing to putting it in play for the next season.

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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 87 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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x