Quick Poll: Vokey SM7 Wedge Fitting

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By Rick V., Team Titleist Staff

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  1. Rick V., Team Titleist Staff

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    We’d like to hear from Team Titleist members who are gaming new Vokey SM7 Wedges. We’re curious how many golfers out there are getting fit for their new SM7’s. Please let us know in the following quick poll.

     

    If you did get custom fit for your current SM7’s, please add a reply below and tell us a bit more about your Vokey wedge fitting experience, including:

    1. Had you ever been fit for any clubs before your SM7 fitting? If so, what clubs?
    2. Were you playing Vokey Wedges before SM7? If so, what wedges?
    3. Where did you get fit?
    4. Please describe the process (types of shots you hit / different lofts and sole grinds you tested / how long the fitting took)
    5. How would you describe the benefits of the fitting process?
    6. What differences have you seen in your wedge game since getting fit?

    Thanks very much for your feedback!

  2. Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

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    1. I have been fitted for all my current Titleist clubs through Titleist on a Trackman

    2. Yes - SM 6.

    3. I got fit at a Titleist fitting event at my club.

    4. Since I have been working with the Titleist Fitter (Woody) for a few years, we just stayed with the same grinds that I have used in the past. I hit mostly full shots and some partial shots trying to hit various carry numbers. I then moved to the practice green and hit some greenside pitches with my ball of choice, Pro V1x.

    5. The fitting process with Trackman helped me to get the feel for the partial shots and the positions I need to get to hit certain carry distances.

    6. More confidence that I have the right equipment in my bag - which leads to all the confidence I need to hit the shots required.

    TH
  3. Scott D
    Rumford, RI

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    I used the online fitting at Vokey.com and I am very happy with what I was recommended. If I had the time I definitely would have liked to have an actually one on one fitting.
  4. Joey L
    Chico, Ca

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    1. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been fitted for my entire bag of clubs. I was fit for my driver, 3 wood, hybrid, irons 4-9, and SM6 wedges (46,50,54&58) at TPI Oceanside. In February of this year I was fitted for my SM7 wedges 46,50,54 & 58) at my home club.
    2. I was playing SM6 wedges at the time I was fitted for my SM7 set.
    3. Both of my wedge fitting experiences took about an hour. I tried several grind and loft options before deciding on my set. I hit shots around the green in rough, 25, 50 & 75 yard shots from the fairway and full swing shots from the fairway. I also tried different shaft types.
    4. The benefits of being fitted have been good gaping between wedges, better spin and control. I also got some tips and lessons during the fitting that have helped my game.
    5. The biggest difference for me being fitted has been consistency and confidence.
  5. Tim Tiger
    Bixby, OK

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    Had you ever been fit for any clubs before your SM7 fitting? I have been fitted for all of my clubs. Full Titleist bag

    Were you playing Vokey Wedges before SM7? Always a Vokey player. SM6's

    Where did you get fit? Local Titleist rep at our course. He is a friend, so it was a fun process.

    Please describe the process (types of shots you hit / different lofts and sole grinds you tested / how long the fitting took) Full shots, partial swings. Chipping, short game. We went through the fitting tool and also tried numerous combinations of loft/lie/grind

    How would you describe the benefits of the fitting process? The fitting process allows you to configure your club set-up for optimal performance. For me it has provided more shot options in my game.

    What differences have you seen in your wedge game since getting fit? Wedges fit for your game/swing provide me with confidence to hit the correct shot for the situation.



    TT
  6. Speedy
    Newmarket, NH

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    My man! I miss ya...

    Had you ever been fit for any clubs before your SM7 fitting? If so, what clubs? My whole bag; driver, woods, hybrid and irons.

    Were you playing Vokey Wedges before SM7? If so, what wedges? SM6; 52, 56 and 60

    Where did you get fit? Manchester Lane or Titleist Thursday

    Please describe the process (types of shots you hit / different lofts and sole grinds you tested / how long the fitting took): Full shots, 3/4 shots, 1/2 shots, bunker shots, outta the rough. We tried different grind/lie/loft to see which was best for my swing. Great experience. Took about 25-35 minutes.

    How would you describe the benefits of the fitting process? So many benefits. You're getting the right shaft for your game, wedges adjusted if needed and so on. Beats buying off the shelf. Will never buy off shelf again.

    What differences have you seen in your wedge game since getting fit? A lot of difference. When i need a yard, I have so much trust in my wedges to give me what i need.
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    1. Yes, everything in my bag was fit by a certified titleist fitter.

    2. I’ve been playing vokey wedges since I was kid. Before my sm7’s, I played a sm5 54 (m grind) and sm5 58 ( m grind).

    3. I got fit at the golf course I work at in Texas. Every May, we have our titleist rep come out with the new gear and have a fitting for our players. I usually test everything and get fit there.

    4. The entire process went well. We started off with wedge shots I would consider outside green side shots. So a variety of full swings and half swings. Then we moved to the short game area, where we hit every shot imaginable, chips, pitches, bunker, buried bunker, deep rough. The big thing for me, was me telling the fitter exactly what shots I like to play and want to keep and what distances I want better gapping in, and him listening to my feedback as a player, and helping me to achieve that and more. I tested just about every grind, excluding the K grind ( in Texas, our turf and bunkers are pretty firm and tight, and all the bounce on the K grind doesn’t suit my swing or course conditions, I’m also partial to less bounce on my wedges, just personal preference). As for lofts, we tested 46 and 48 for my pitching wedge, 52 and 54 for my sand wedge, and 58 for my lob. Ultimately decided on 48 F grind ( bent to 47), 52 F grind, and 58 L grind and all my wedges have the lowest bounce that grind offered, which I believe is 8 degrees on the F and 4 degrees on the L. Overall the fitting took maybe an hour.

    5. The benefits have really been some better turf interactions, and really just confidence in what I had already thought for my wedge game. As a plus my gapping got a little bit tighter, moving from my old 54 to the new 52.

    6. The differences have been tighter gapping with all my wedges, better flight, better spin control, and more confidence in my wedges knowing they’re exactly what I need for my game right now.

    All in all, amazing experience as always, Team Titleist forever.
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    I was fit in May at the Titleist Performance Institute, Oceanside, Ca. I have always played Titleist Vokey wedges (Bob Vokey is a member of my golf club) and thought it time to upgrade my SM5 series. The wedges were getting well used and I wanted an expert to help me with bounce and grind. I carry 4 wedges.

    Glenn Mahler was my instructor. I hit full wedges and also spend time pitching over bunkers and actual bunker shots. I had confessed to Glenn that bunker shots were a weakness.

    Glenn helped me a great deal. As a result two weeks ago I entered my club's Senior Club Championship and finished Second.

    I am currently an 11 HCP. and am 71 years old.
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    1. Yes, I h
    ave been fit when I purchased my 2016 Titleist irons, 915 D2, 917 3 Wood & my new 2018 irons.

    2. Was playing SM5’s

    3. Was fit at Golf Galaxy by PGA Professional.

    4. Tested several lofts at full shots and short chip shots. 48, 50, 54, 56, 58. Settled on 54 & 58 M grinds with A flex shafts.

    5. Fitting helps you see the choices and get valuable input on the decision.

    6. With the new wedges, I am able to spin the ball more effectively, especially on short green side shots. I’ve chipped in more times this year than any year previous.
  10. N Anthony S
    Portland, OR

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    I was fitted for all my Titleist clubs. I was first fitted for my SM 5’s. I used the same set up for my SM6’s. I will get fitted on my next set of wedges though. I have put in a lot of work both on the range and the course to hone in my swing. I am sure my set up will need changing.
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    A rep worked with me at Squaw Creek in Willow Park. I hit full wedge shots and 20 yard chip shots. This was my first time to be fitted for wedges. It was a great experience.
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    1. Yes, I've been fit for all my clubs now. Full bag of Titleist. 2. I have played Vokey for at least 15 years. Last played SM5. 3. I was fit at a local Titleist Thursday event this spring. 4. Mostly hit full shots and half shots. Tried many lofts, grinds, and shafts. Spent near an hour. 5. I found that adjusting the lie made a big difference. Tried several shafts. I now have the feeling that I have the right wedges for me. 6. I will say my new SM7s have been worth about 2 strokes. My full wedge shots are closer to the hole. All in all, I love my new SM7 wedges. Thank you Titleist for making these fine products, and providing a great fitting process for me to get the most out of them.
  13. Thomas Y
    Wenham, MA

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    I ordered mine from the fitting specs when I purchased 716 AP2s. Same shafts as the irons - Nippon NS Pro 105T - standard length, 1* flat. Probably could have gone 2* flat just as easily. I've always had stock shafts (S400 in Cleveland wedges) in the past but wanted to try a lighter, softer set up (like the tour custom 8-iron shaft idea). No complaints about it so far, but I seldom hit full shots with the 60* and only a bit more often with the 54*. I did make a mistake with the 60* D grind - too much bounce for my conditions - so I've modified the sole to be more M Grind-like.

    In the past, I've had a higher bounce 54* wedge and a lower bounce 60*, but as I couldn't get a 54* D, I went in the opposite direction. Let's just say high bounce 60* wedges don't suit me!
  14. Rachel M
    San Rafael, CA

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    Rick V., Team Titleist Staff said:

    We’d like to hear from Team Titleist members who are gaming new Vokey SM7 Wedges. We’re curious how many golfers out there are getting fit for their new SM7’s. Please let us know in the following quick poll.

     

    If you did get custom fit for your current SM7’s, please add a reply below and tell us a bit more about your Vokey wedge fitting experience, including:

    1. Had you ever been fit for any clubs before your SM7 fitting? If so, what clubs?
    2. Were you playing Vokey Wedges before SM7? If so, what wedges?
    3. Where did you get fit?
    4. Please describe the process (types of shots you hit / different lofts and sole grinds you tested / how long the fitting took)
    5. How would you describe the benefits of the fitting process?
    6. What differences have you seen in your wedge game since getting fit?

    Thanks very much for your feedback!

    I would love to have been fit, but unfortunately, the quality of fitting where I live is extremely lacking. If you are lucky, you get to try between 2 shafts. Trying to find anyone that knows about grind is darn near impossible. Fittings for the rest of the clubs is just as bad.
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    I had previously been fitted for AP3 irons and for Hybrids. All of my fittings were done at Titleist Thursdays at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, NH. The SM7 fitting was 45 minutes, I hit full wedges and various partial shots. I also hit out of sand. Being fitted for any club makes a tremendous difference, I was using cally wedges, I feel more confident and am consistently closer to the pin now. I took 3 strokes off my game with the new wedges.
  16. AntD
    Hampshire, UK

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    1. I'd been fit for Driver and 3wood about 10 years ago before the adjustable hosel tech. The I got fit for AP1 716 in 2017. Since the SM7 fitting I've been fit for all my bag except the putter.
    2. I was playing off the rack 588 Rotex
    3. Woburn Gc
    4. Range first to find the correct gapping to my irons and bounce and grind options for my swing. Then to the short game area where these were put to the test on different lies and trajectory types and finally the bunker. Job done
    5. Knowing these were fit to my swing made spending the money a lot less stressful and I was also able to spec the grips I wanted.
    6. Improved my confidence in hitting full wedge shots something I didn't have before. I can utilise the bounce better knowing the grinds are right. How about a 9 putt front 9 which included a sand save and a pitch in birdie....
  17. Phil G
    Orlando, FL

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    1.Had you ever been fit for any clubs before your SM7 fitting? If so, what clubs?
    I was fortunate enough to have been fit for my entire bag of Titleist from Driver, Fairway Wood, Hybrid, Irons (AP3) 5-PW, Wedges (48* bent to a 47*, 52*, 56*, 60*.

    2.Were you playing Vokey Wedges before SM7? If so, what wedges?
    I was playing SM6 wedges before I got my SM7s.

    3.Where did you get fit? I have been getting fit for 3 years now by Jake down in Orlando on Titleist Thursdays. The guy really knows his stuff!

    4.Please describe the process (types of shots you hit / different lofts and sole grinds you tested / how long the fitting took) Pretty much used the same lofts/lies from my previous fitting for my SM6s.
    5.How would you describe the benefits of the fitting process? The best example of getting fit for my wedges was after I purchased my AP3s I didn't know that every club was basically one club stronger. I mentioned to Jake about airmailing the green from 135 yds out. He looked at the numbers and determined another wedge (48 bent to a 47*) was what I needed for my stock 135yd club.
    6.What differences have you seen in your wedge game since getting fit? The biggest thing that I noticed was the ball flight with the changing MOI.
  18. dennis n
    San Diego, CA

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    1. I have participated in several Titleist Thursday's and have been to TPI Oceanside early this year.

    2. I used SM6's, TVD, and Wedgeworks in differing combinations.

    3.Golf shops, Teaching and and Head Pro's at the course I work for in Coronado and around my area, and Titleist fitters and reps. At TPI I was lucky to have Aaron Dill for half a day along with Travis Ordonez, whom I had at a Titleist Thursday also.

    4. Started with full shots with trackman info, following by 40 yard pitching and moving in. Next came bunker play greenside and some longer. This was following by irons and shafting workup and matching.

    5. Improved full shot distance and accuracy, better low trajectories mid range pitching without digging in and stopping short.

    6. My wedges became lower lofted, easier to play full shot distances. Now I have shots I've never had and need to learn to think all over again. There's worse problems to have.

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