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Limited Edition: Vokey “Brushed Copper” wedge finish

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Available starting on May 12, Vokey has a new “Brushed Copper” limited-edition finish for its SM6 M-Grind wedges that will sell for $199.

“Wedges are highly personal, and since many golfers prefer a specific look, Bob Vokey and his team are constantly evaluating new finish options,” Titleist said in a press release.

The “Brushed Copper” wedges have a black oxide finish that’s lightly brushed onto the club heads, which reveals an “underlying copper plating” that will wear throughout the normal course of play to show increasingly more of the copper, according to Titleist. The finish is also said to highlight the unique shaping of an M-Grind.

In our review of Vokey SM6 wedges, which we gave 5 stars, our Zak Kozuchowski said “the M Grind will work best for golfers who like to manipulate the face open or closed.” Titleist says the crescent-shaped M-Grind is Bob Vokey’s favorite grind.

The Brushed Copper versions will be sold in 54-, 56-, 58- and 60-degree options in select golf shops around the country only. They will come stock with True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shafts. For more options on Vokey wedges, head over to Wedge Works where Titleist allows golfers to fully customize their wedges.

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  1. WARLAW

    May 15, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I also think this is a ploy from the manufacturers to get us to consume more products. Lets be honest if you notice the difference in spin as your wedge gets older, (75 rounds), chances are your good enough to have someone buy you a new one, or they already sponsoring you.
    As for the rest of us, the older, the rougher, the better.
    But is it just me, or did anyone notice the examples they gave for that “test”? I measure my wedges by how much back spin I’ve gained or lost, not by how much they roll out and release? Would never have bought SM5’s if they did what the test suggests.

  2. Nico

    Apr 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    This finish looks amazing!

  3. Tony Rich

    Apr 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Vokey’s used to be $99 chrome and $109 oil can for better deeper grooves that lasted years….now it’s $200 for thinner grooves and some copper that stops spinnning after 20-30 rounds. Since the US penny is now worthless, shouldn’t copper be the cheapest priced Vokey ever?

    C’Mon Bob, you can do better than this.

    • Joshuaplaysgolf

      Apr 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      The grooves changed due to USGA guidelines as to what constitutes a conforming club. That has nothing to do with Vokey. Charging $50 extra just for a finish, that has everything to do with Vokey.

  4. Chuck

    Apr 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    lol. You could be right, and I still laugh because DG S200 shafts are absolutely perfect for me in wedges.

  5. Chuck

    Apr 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    …and still no raw wedges. The easiest thing; the most simple production finish (which is to say, none) and the thing that lots of better recreational players want, from seeing them in tour players’ bags.

    This one really stumps me. Something for which there is a clearly-stated demand (known to anybody who frequents sites like GolfWRX), and zero extra production costs.

    • IowaHacker

      Apr 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      You can get raw wedges on Vokey.com??????

  6. IHateLoveGolf

    Apr 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Dude – you are killing me.

    • IHateLoveGolf

      Apr 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Definitely. Keep ’em coming, my friend. : )

  7. Tom54

    Apr 26, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Seems to me that mfgrs are not helping the growth of the game currently. $500 drivers seem the norm now. Now a ltd Vokey wedge for $200. Not to mention the $1200 set of irons. And all of these “hot” items will no longer be current nor worth anything in 6 months when newer model debuts. Memo to all the golf honchos, How about letting us really anticipate news clubs rather than the constant carrousel of replacing something just to replace it.

  8. Fat Perez

    Apr 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Yeah, brushed copper!! Didn’t you know having manipulated steel is the wave of golf’s future world, and these make you swing faster, and you hit the ball ultra higher, and the ball loves the spin put on them, and and and and and and!!! Titleist, Titleist, it’s ok guys, WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU AND YOUR 2 YEAR PRODUCT RELEASE SCHEDULE!! Please do not fall into the trap of cramming the market with nonsensical products that cost a jillion dollars! Please relax and continue to refine your 2018 line. Sheesh.

    • H

      Apr 27, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Golf has always been that way, doofus. It’s a rich man’s game. Period.

  9. Bob

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:38 am

    No 52* wedge. I’m out

  10. JD

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Didn’t you guys have an article not too long ago about how often you should replace your wedges? Do you think the Vokey folks read it? Why would I pay MORE for the most often replaced clubs in my bag?

    • mp-4

      Apr 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Because brushed copper? 🙂

    • Brian

      Apr 27, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Um, it was Titleist that performed the “study”.

    • mhendon

      Apr 27, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      I took out my SM4’s last year and went back to my 20 year old original Cleveland 588’s. I still get plenty of spin and they just feel better to me.

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