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Vokey to launch new line of TVD wedges

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In March, Titleist launched its much-anticipated Vokey SM5 wedges, which offer golfers more spin through their new Spin Milled TX3 grooves, as well 21 different loft, bounce and grind combinations.

The SM5’s will cover the needs of most golfers interested in a Vokey wedge, but there’s always a few discerning players who want something a little different. For them, Vokey is releasing a new line of what it calls “Tour Van Design,” or TVD wedges, which add the new grooves and more grinds to two of the company’s most popular wedge models on tour: the TVD-K and TVD-M.

TVD-K wedges are used on tour by both Adam Scott and Jason Dufner in their lob wedges, and have soles that are wider and more cambered than other Vokey models. They’re available in lofts of 54-12, 56-12, 58-10 and 60-10.

While the 58- and 60-degree models are similar to their SM5 counterparts, the 58-11K and 60-11K, they have narrower soles and 1-degree less effective bounce than the SM5 models.

“The K grind has been a huge hit for us,” said Titleist Master Craftsman Bob Vokey. “It’s only been on Tour for a couple of years but we already have 30 guys using it. I think the secret is the cambered sole. It is wide and forgiving, but the camber keeps the club moving through the turf. So it’s playable in a variety of conditions.”

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The TVD wedges are available in two finishes: California Chrome (left) and Black Ion. 

The new TVD-M, which is available in lofts of 50-08, 52-08, 54-10, 56-12, 58-08 and 60-08, has a rounded teardrop profile that matches the shape of the TVD-K. Its moderate bounce and crescent-shaped M Grind sole makes it a great option for golfers who play courses with various turf conditions.

“We’ve had a lot of requests to match up the chassis, or shape, of the TVD-M with the TVD- K,” Vokey said. “It’s the natural progression of the series. We now have three distinct shapes in the Vokey family: the SM5 with a high toe peak, the rounded teardrop of the TVD and the compact look of the Hand Ground series. We have a look to fit anyone’s eye.”

Vokey’s new TVD wedges ($160 plus personalization packages) are available through Vokey.com and authorized Titleist accounts on May 7 as part of Vokey’s WedgeWorks lineup. They’re offered in two different finishes – California Chrome and Black Ion – and can be ordered in custom lofts, lengths and lie angles.

Golfers looking for a more personal touch can take advantage of Vokey staples such as toe engravings, stampings and laser shaft etching, as well as a variety of custom grip, shaft, shaft band and ferrule options.

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  1. Curt

    May 1, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Vokeys, in my opinion, are just as soft as forged wedges. I’ve used Mizuno, Cleveland, Ping & Scratch wedges and I keep going back! Picking up a couple of wedge works on Saturday, can’t wait!!

  2. BOBBY D

    Apr 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    new TVD-K ordered and should be here soon…can’t wait to get it into play!!!

  3. cmasty

    Apr 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Forged actually dampens the vibration… Less “feel”, if you will. Thus forged feels softer.

  4. Calvin

    Apr 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Will the SM5 be carried over to the hand ground wedges as well?

  5. The dude

    Apr 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Why do they noT offer a forged?

    • The truth

      Apr 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

      because Vokey knows that forged clubs are overrated. Titleist knows that consumers will continue to buy their cast wedges for their “feel” clubs and yet play their overpriced forged irons. LOL.

  6. Ben

    Apr 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

    one day they’ll offer forged wedges to us. one day……..

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Z1ggy16

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Z1ggy16.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: Z1ggy16

Z1ggy16 WITB

Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Accra Tour Z Xtreme 465 M4 (Tipped 3/4”)

4-wood: TaylorMade SIM (19 degrees opened to 17 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana B 80X

5-wood: Cobra Speedzone (18.5 degrees)
Shaft: Accra FX 2.0 380

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4-PW)
Shafts: Modus 120x

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (50,54,58 SS grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Toulon San Diego or Cleveland Huntington Beach #1

Putter Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout or Golf Pride Tour Tradition

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: MCC

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

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What GolfWRXers are saying about stronger players using a 7-wood

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy behind playing a 7-wood. WRXer ‘Sabzor’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“Lately I’ve been interested in possibly swapping the hybrid for a 7-wood and wanted to see if there were any stronger players who did the same? Often you hear of it going too high, but I feel that even the 4w is pretty optimal for me.

 My thought process is mainly around having 2 versatile distance woods starting around 250yds down – I figure off the tee if I need more than 250 I’m hitting driver anyway. Just curious with some of the pros we’ve seen lately doing the same thing.”

And our members have been having their say on the subject in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • demeeksDC: “Big fan of the 7-wood. Main thing is to get the right shaft — stiff enough — as they often come with softer shafts. Easy to hit and easy to stop. I have landed many 7-woods on greens that stopped dead.”
  • uglande: “I’ve got a TS2 7 wood with a Ventus Blue 7x shaft, and it’s phenomenal. Nice height but no ballooning. Shaft is important, but so is the clubhead. Brands that are more game-improvement focused have 7-woods with COG that are too low, and you can get high spinny flights. But the Titleist 7-woods (esp. TS2) have not been a problem for me. And obviously, some of the TaylorMade guys are doing well with the SIM 7-wood.”
  • VNutz: “I’ve played the 7w on and off for quite some time, SS is probably around 110 nowadays so a bit behind you. For me, it plays like a 5w and was better than a hybrid for my game as those tend to hook on me. I’ve since taken it out of the bag in favor of the modern more hittable driving irons, but I wouldn’t hesitate to put it back in the bag.”
  • L29: “I love the 4w, 7w combo. Still have the Cally xr16 in both and can’t get them out of the bag. My only issue with the 7w is when there is a significant amount of headwind. I do have a little bit of difficulty flighting it down. This problem, however, is nowhere near bad enough to have me thinking of any kind of change. That 7w lands like a raindrop on the green.”
  • Chazb: “The Callaway heaven wood has been my go-to club for over a year, and it’s been a Scoring difference. I even use it to tee off at times as it has very good distance and direction.The people I play with call it my magic club because it always puts me in a good place on the course.”

Entire Thread: “7-wood for stronger players?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (09/29/20): Raw Miura irons, lefty Ping G400, Titleist T100s blackout set

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Baroo – Titleist T100s “Blackout” irons

The theme for today is “reduced glare” and you’re certainly going to get that with this set of Titleist T100s irons. Going from 4-iron through 48 degree, the only thing more stealth than these would be a camo set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: T100s Blackout

Member Techgolfer61 – Raw Miura CB1008 irons

A little rust means no glare and a very unique look. Considering the price of these Miura’s, don’t expect them to last long on the open market.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Raw Miura irons

Member LeftyCabe – Ping G400 LST

I’m going to call this the LLST (Lefty Low Spin Technology). This driver head is in fantastic shape and ready for a shaft. Did I also mention it’s going for one heck of a price?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Lefty G400 LST

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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