Titleist Vokey SM8 Slate Blue Wedge

We give our verdict on the Titleist Vokey SM8 Slate Blue Wedge

Golf Monthly Verdict

The SM8's continue to be the some of the best wedges on the market, with the slate blue only adding to the already great looks.

Reasons to buy
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    Fantastic performance. Easy controllability and adjustability with flight and distance. Great design and finish. Available in several options to suit game.

Reasons to avoid
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    Bunker shots affected wear on face and sole.

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We give our verdict on the Titleist Vokey SM8 slate blue wedge.

Titleist Vokey SM8 Slate Blue Wedge Review

Titleist Vokey wedges are some of the most recognised in golf, with many Tour players using them in their setup.

With the SM8, you can see why that is, with the wedge providing simply outstanding performance from all lies and conditions.

Titleist Vokey SM8 Blue

Featuring a centre of gravity that is pushed forward from the face, the SM8 certainly produced an extremely consistent strike.

Another positive was just how easy it was to control and adjust both the flight and the distance, with the Vokey offering exceptional feel capabilities.

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The reason as to why is due to the Titleist's fitting system. By answering a number of questions about your game, it will work out the loft, bounce, and grind you need.

With 23 loft, bounce, and grind options available, you are guaranteed to find the right fit.

Whilst having the choice of what finish you would like on your wedges, you can also customise them with WedgeWorks' stamping canvas, something that can make your wedges even more personal.

One last example of the Vokey's quality, is how durable it was with shots from the rough and fairway, with the finish barely being marked after a number of shots.

The finish on the Vokey involves an intensive process which is designed for extreme durability. A factor we could clearly see on the course, as well as on the range.

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If we were to find any negativity with the wedge, it would be shots from the sand, with the face and sole partially scratching and wearing with strikes.

Titleist Vokey SM8 Blue

Vokey face before and after

Titleist Vokey SM8 Blue

Vokey sole before and after

However, despite the slight marking, the Vokey held up very well, with the performance not being affected in any way.

Overall, the Vokey's still remain the best wedges out there, with the performance, looks and attention to detail of the SM8's completely unmatched.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x