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Vokey adds High Bounce M Grind to WedgeWorks offerings

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Available today through WedgeWorks on Vokey.com: the High Bounce M Grind. Titleist tells us the call for a high bounce (10 degree) M-grind wedge came right from the pros, and eight staffers are currently gaming the wedge on the PGA Tour.

The 60.10 M offers players more bounce than the SM6 60.08 M, and the difference is most noticeable on full shots, Titleist says. “Diggers,” or players with a steeper angle of attack on full shots, who are looking for versatility around the green will be pleased with the new offering.

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As can be gleaned at a glance, the 50.10 M features Vokey’s Progressive Center of Gravity and TX4 groove technology, as well as a brushed chrome finish.

Here’s what wedge-making royalty Bob Vokey had to say about the High Bounce M:

“The High Bounce M is an incredible tool for Aaron (Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill) to have on the van to help those players who have a steep angle of attack and need a high bounce wedge, but at the same time want that versatility of the M grind around the greens. We started to hear the same type of request from a bunch of guys. They’d say, ‘I love the M Grind, but I’m catching my full and three-quarter shots heavy. The wedge is digging in the fairway.’ We took that feedback and made this wedge for them.”

And since we’re talking about WedgeWorks here: These wedges can be customized, including personalized stamping in up to eight characters and one of 12 paintfill colors. Golfers can also choose from a selection of shafts, grips, shaft bands and ferrules.

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Available through WedgeWorks on Vokey.com or by custom order, the High Bounce M retails for $195 — a price which includes custom BV Wings grip, custom shaft band, and up to 8 character stamping.

 

 

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  1. SV

    Sep 3, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I know I am dense, but how is anyone to make any sense about what you need with all of the different lofts and bounce options? I know, get fit, but I am not sure a fitter can make much sense of it either.

  2. JuNiOR

    Sep 2, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Offer the J Grind if possible WedgeWorks….you can make one with a K grind with trailing edge smoothed out 1/8 inch around the heel relief area.

    Si Woo Kim has an awesome one in the bag freaking phenomenal versatile tool to use for a 60

  3. Chad Bourne

    Sep 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    So they bent a 58 degree M grind two degrees, slapped new stamps on it, upcharged $45

  4. George

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    just buy non OEM wedges you wont regret it

  5. 3PuttTerritory

    Aug 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I did an edel wedge fitting and was fit for 22 degrees of bounce. Real talk.

    • Charlie

      Aug 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Do you play the ball behind your back foot? What in the world?….

      • 3PuttTerritory

        Aug 31, 2016 at 7:08 pm

        A golf professional did once describe my swing as steep and angry, but this is not an outrageous number for an Edel wedge.

  6. Charlie

    Aug 31, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    So they took a 2* stronger wedge and bent it 2* weak? Couldn’t a player already order that?

  7. Joshuaplaysgolf

    Aug 31, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Can someone please offer some sort of explanation on why grinds are slow-released through Titleist…and why in the world some grinds are more expensive than others? It makes no sense to me. These can’t be new grinds they are developing, and it sure as heck can’t cost $45 more to make an M grind rather than an S grind. I’ve played a bunch of Titleist equipment for years, and for the most part, like the company, but this has always felt like an underhanded way of getting extra money out of their customers for really no reason.

    • Charlie

      Aug 31, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      That’s the industry now. Thin margins. Gotta get all they can, when they can.

  8. Nick

    Aug 31, 2016 at 11:53 am

    So….it’s basically the SM4 or SM5 which previously had more bounce and now it’s going to cost $195? Am I missing something?

  9. M-Dizzle

    Aug 31, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Team Titleist makes some great stuff but it’s getting a little ridiculous lately. Putters that run $410 because of a new name and 1 inch shorter and $195 wedge because “stampings”.

  10. Double Mocha Man

    Aug 31, 2016 at 10:13 am

    They don’t make a wedge that I can’t dig with… my divots are a greenskeeper’s nightmare.

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged, 919 Forged, and 919 Hot Metal hit USGA’s conforming list

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As alerted by our always investigative GolfWRX Forum Members, three new Mizuno JPX irons have shown up recently on the USGA Conforming Clubs list; JPX 919 Forged (there is no image of the RH version, but there is of the LH), JPX 919 Hot Metal (and LH), and a JPX 919 Tour Forged iron.

Although still unannounced and unreleased by Mizuno, it’s likely these JPX 919 irons will be the replacements for the previous JPX 900 series. If you remember, Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens using JPX 900 Tour irons; now, it seems there may be a replacement for that iron on the way, judging by the USGA Conforming List.

Check out the Mizuno JPX 919 irons below, as listed on the USGA Confirming list.

Mizuno JPX 919 Forged

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the USGA photos.

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SPOTTED: Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons

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Photos have recently popped up in our GolfWRX Forums of Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons. It’s been nearly two years since the company released it’s previous Z565, Z765 and Z965 irons, so it’s possible (if not likely), based on nomenclature, these could be the replacements for that series.

The photos in our forums show Z785 short irons (5-PW) and Z785 long irons (4 and 3), but it does not appear that the Z785 irons shown in the photos are driving irons, so it’s likely these photos come from a mixed set.

We do not have any official tech or release information about new irons from Srixon at this time, so we’re left to speculate for the time being. What do you think about the photos of these Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons?

Check out the photos of each below, and click here for more photos and discussion.

Srixon “Z785” irons

 

Srixon “Z585” irons

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Michael Kim on why he switched to a Titleist TS2 driver, and the change he’s making for The Open

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Michael Kim set a tournament scoring record at the John Deere Classic last week, so, needless to say, the UC Berkeley alum was firing on all cylinders.

With respect to one of those cylinders, Kim, historically not a great driver of the golf ball, was 34th in Strokes Gained off the tee and tied for second in driving accuracy with a new Titleist TS2 driver in his bag last week. For reference, he’s 192nd in Strokes Gained off the tee and 183rd in driving accuracy for the season. In other words, while Kim’s incredible putting (+13.51 strokes gained: putting) helped, the Titleist TS2 driver he began experimenting with at the FedEx St. Jude Classic also played a role.

We caught up with Kim by phone from Carnoustie and asked him about the decision to put the new TS2 in play.

“When I hit it, I liked it right away. I noticed the biggest difference on mishits. On my old driver, the ball speed would drop a little bit on a toe or heel hit, but with the new one, you barely saw any [drop in ball speed]. And it was definitely going straighter off the mishits. Straighter and longer, honestly.”

“Generally, I don’t make a switch, especially with the driver mid-year, but I put it right in play. And I’m working on some new things with my swing…I kind of turned the corner at the Quicken Loans…obviously hit it great at the Deere.”

“I tried the TS3, but it was a little too low spin for me. So we kept the same shaft [Aldila Rogue Black 60X] and I think it’s the same setting.”

Kim also mentioned he’s putting a steel-shafted driving iron in play for The Open this week–on the recommendation of a guy who knows a thing or two about playing well at the British Open.

“Zach Johnson told me on the plane ride here that I should maybe try a driving iron. So…I got out here and I asked to try a couple of different driving irons…On Tuesday, I tried out a couple of different T-MBs…2-iron, 3-iron. The 2-iron was going way too far, so I tried the 3-iron on the golf course. The way the course is set up, it’s just so firm…It’ll be great if there’s some wind. Exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll put it in play and I’ll probably use it a decent amount throughout the week.”

With respect to Kim’s wedge setup, Vokey Wedge rep, Aaron Dill, offered this comment

“Michael Kim has a really good short game that shows tremendous confidence. Michael uses a great system with his gap wedge having higher bounce, this help with flight and consistency, his 56 is high bounce for bunker and all shots needing extra bounce, and his 60 is a low bounce L for all tighter conditions and shots that need easy and fast lift. The beauty of this setup is it covers multiple shot window and types.”

We’ll see how it works out for him. Kim is competing in his first Open Championship. He tees off at 9:04 a.m. local time with Ryuko Tokimatsu and Chez Reavie.

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