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What is your favorite Vokey SM4 finish and why?


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Poll: Favorite Vokey SM4 finish (86 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite Vokey SM4 finish and why?

  1. Tour Chrome (27 votes [31.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.40%

  2. Black Nickel (28 votes [32.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.56%

  3. Oil Can (31 votes [36.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.05%

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#1 jerryo

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

I am looking to buy new wedges to go with my MP-64s. I am looking to Vokey and wondering what your favorite finish is.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Mine are tour chrome...classic look
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

black nickel.....easy!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

oil can....no doubt!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

I personally like the oil can.  It seems that is what a lot of tour pros use, which probably affects my opinion.

My second choice is tour chrome.  Those look very nice too.

The black nickel is then a very, very distant 3rd place, in my opinion.  I don't see any pros use this color, or anyone at the courses I play.

You could always do the ultimate ho job, and buy one of each color.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

The Brushed Chrome on the TVD wedges is stunning!  Much better than the tour chrome on the std. SM4..... I have both.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

View PostBirdieBob, on 26 February 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

The Brushed Chrome on the TVD wedges is stunning!  

+1

tour chrome is the next best imo
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

View PostHit em good, on 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:



You could always do the ultimate ho job, and buy one of each color.

Yup I have a 52 in Black Nickel, 56 in Tour Chrome and 60 in oil can. My favorite is actually the Black Nickel (possibly because I'm deadly with my Gap wedge and terrible with the other two lol).
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

View PostHit em good, on 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:

I personally like the oil can.  It seems that is what a lot of tour pros use, which probably affects my opinion.

My second choice is tour chrome.  Those look very nice too.

The black nickel is then a very, very distant 3rd place, in my opinion.  I don't see any pros use this color, or anyone at the courses I play.

You could always do the ultimate ho job, and buy one of each color.

i've done exactly this. ive got a 52.08* (bent to 51.07) in oil can, a 56.11* (bent to 55.10*) in tour chrome with a KBS tour black nickel shaft, and a 58.09* (bent to 59.10*) in black nickel finish
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

It's probably all in my head, but the Oil Can finish just feels softer to me. I love it!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

OC for sure...the perfect tweener color...and wears well (maintains the color for a long time).

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

View PostArpeggi, on 26 February 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

View PostHit em good, on 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:

You could always do the ultimate ho job, and buy one of each color.

Yup I have a 52 in Black Nickel, 56 in Tour Chrome and 60 in oil can. My favorite is actually the Black Nickel (possibly because I'm deadly with my Gap wedge and terrible with the other two lol).

That's not ho'in enough....
I'm talking a 52 in all three, 56 in all three and 60 in all three.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

I have always been a fan of the Black Nickel. Just love the way they look.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I like the tour chrome finish, because as mchamden1 mentioned, I like the classic look.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

View Postlettucebcereal, on 26 February 2013 - 02:35 PM, said:

I like the tour chrome finish, because as mchamden1 mentioned, I like the classic look.
+1   -my favorite as well- that clssic look can't be beat.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

I have a 52* in tour chrome and a 58* in oil can. Like them both, plus it makes it easier to grab the right wedge from the bag.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Love my brushed chrome TVD

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

I like the oil can finish because its easy to take off and give the wedge a raw finish.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

TVD Bright Brushed Chrome

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Brushed Chrome


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Heads up: Carl's Golf Land has SM4's on sale for $110 plus free shipping and no tax. Hard to find these things on sale bc I think Titleist doesn't allow it.


Black Nickel was my choice

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

I'm sort of torn between Oil Can and Tour Chrome. I hit a ton of practice shots with wedges and I am all about making them last as long as I can. Tour Chrome shows wear a lot faster for me, but seem to keep spinning a lot longer than oil can, which don't have the plating. Oil Can are more pleasing aesthetically though after a lot of practice balls. I just don't really like the way that Black Nickel look after the top coat wears off.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

The TVD brushed chrome is so much better looking than the standard tour chrome.  I also find the tour chrome to wear out very quickly compared to other chrome wedges I have used such as Nike and Callaway which were much more durable.  The black nickle looks ok but I still prefer the oil can, I remove the finish as soon as I get them and just play them raw.  I also feel that they are softer because they don't have the plating that the other finishes have.  This is especially true of the vokey's for me because they aren't forged.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Tour Chrome.

No glare and I've not found the finish to wear out so fast like oil cans and black nickel will.    At least that's my experience.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Chrome.....though I like my brother's black nickel sm4's now that they have that beaten / used look.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

I really like the black nickel look, especially when it gets a little wear on it. I can't stand the full rust that comes with the oil can, though.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

View PostThunder Dan, on 26 February 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

Heads up: Carl's Golf Land has SM4's on sale for $110 plus free shipping and no tax. Hard to find these things on sale bc I think Titleist doesn't allow it.


Black Nickel was my choice
thanks for the heads up on this deal! just bought myself  a 54 and 58 OC, can't wait to hit them

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

Just picked up the 50*, 54*, & 58* for this year in black nickel !!!
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:08 AM

Oil can.

I strip off the finish in a bucket of vinegar and get them rusting right away.  

I play 52 / 56 / 60



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

I have always like Oil Can because each wedge ends up with it's own unique look. I probably would not like it on all irons but do on my wedges.

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