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ClubTest 2014: Wedges

ClubTest 2014: Wedges

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ClubTest 2014: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 Wedges

Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 Wedges
Michael Chini
Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 Wedges

Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 Wedges
Category: Wedges
Price: $130
WE TESTED:
“F” Grind in 50°/12°, 52°/12°, 56°/14°; “M” Grind in 54°/10°, 56°/10°, 58°/08°, 60°/08°; “S” Grind in 54°/10°, 56°/10°, 58°/10°, 60°/07°; “K” Grind in 60°/11°. All with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Deeper “TX3” grooves produce added spin on shots from the rough.

PROS
PLAYABILITY:
The highest-rated club— the choice of sole grinds certainly factors in here; about as consistent as it gets; easy to execute any greenside shot; if you can imagine it, the SM5 can pull it off; excels at awkward distances and dreaded in-between shots.
DISTANCE CONTROL: The top-ranked model; it’s so easy to control shot to shot from the fairway and around greens; minor adjustments to swing length or clubface angle take care of distance concerns.
FEEL: Top-shelf response—exceptional blend of feedback and solidness at impact; weight is excellent and balance is as good as any wedge tested; seems to have a softer feel than previous Vokey models.
LOOK: Clearly a favorite among all handicap levels—a cut above the rest in appearance; nearly everyone loves the classic wedge design.

CONS
A few testers say the wide array of sole grinds, lofts, and bounce options can be overwhelming, so it’s best to work with a fitter; not the most forgiving on misses; a handful of steeper swingers hit heavy shots from time to time.

BOTTOM LINE: The best wedge model tested. It excels in every performance category and looks really good doing it.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 Wedges
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Wedge reviews

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