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Titleist introduces new limited-edition Vokey Design AD-siXty wedges

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Aaron Dill, the PGA Tour rep for Vokey wedges, was hand-picked for the job by Master Craftsmen Bob Vokey, according to Titliest, and he has spent the last 10 years learning from Bob Vokey himself. Dill, or “AD,” has also established a cult-like following among equipment aficionados for his one-off wedge stampings on the wedges of tour players, most notably for the popular hip-hop lyrics on Justin Thomas’ wedges and cult-classic movie quotes on Morgan Hoffmann’s wedges.

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Now, Dill created his own limited-edition “AD-siXty” Vokey wedges, which were inspired by conversations with Geoff Ogilvy, and they will sell for a starting price of $250 on September 20 through WedgeWorks.

“I spoke with Geoff (Ogilvy) and we got on the topic of Australian golf courses and how they related to courses in America,” Dill said. “I asked him some questions and came up with an idea to complement the firm, links-style conditions that players face. Geoff was always a low-bounce player in his 60 (degree wedge). Originally, he used a T-grind, then was introduced to the L, and that has remained a good friend since. I used original chassis that he had in the L and removed the ribbon, taking the bounce down.”

The AD-siXty wedge has four degrees of bounce and it’s most similar to the L grind, according to Dill, but the AD-siXty has a lower bounce angle in the front of the wedge helping it sit closer to the ground, and it’s designed for a higher flight. It’s especially made for those who play from firm conditions and for bunker play, and the grind has heel, toe and trailing edge relief. The wedges will also be equipped with Vokey’s TX4 groove technology for maximum spin, progressive center of gravity for distance and launch control, and they have a Brushed Nickel finish.

“The AD-siXty will be very different than the low bounce 60-06K,” Dill said. “It will flight higher and be less bounce in most situations, which makes it a great option for firm conditions and bunkers. This wedge is most similar to the L Grind (60-04), but it has lower bounce angle in the front, which makes it sit closer to the ground. With the ribbon removed, players may also notice a somewhat smoother feel and a faster glide through the rough.”

Dill’s limited-edition wedges can be personalized with stampings up to eight characters and with one-of-12 paintfill colors, as well as custom grips, shaft bands and ferrules. They will come stock with BV Wings grips. Click here for more information and purchasing.

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  1. Lars Jolt

    Nov 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This screams MIZUNO! NO wonder they are better looking and more refined tham the ugly Titliest wedges.

  2. MrWolf

    Sep 21, 2017 at 9:45 am

    $250 for a cast wedge? No thanks.

  3. Irma

    Sep 21, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Seriously. Titleist is on a losing slide, and they know it. All they do it copy what others are doing, and not even doing that very well.

  4. The dude

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Still not forged…..Fu Off!

  5. Mike

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    More sausage machine wedges from Vokey. Ho Hum.. Must be Christmas bonus time

  6. Jack

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    This grind might be fine for the sandbelt courses of Australia. Not so much in the US, where even scratch players would have problems using them effectively.

  7. Sam

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I’d rather have a JP than an AD

  8. Andrew

    Sep 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Sorry. No address pics and the grind is a ripoff from the old Cleveland 588s.

    • BIG STU

      Sep 21, 2017 at 3:14 am

      I was thinking the same thing myself Andrew since I am a big fan of the OLD 588s

  9. Boss

    Sep 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Shank! What’s with the Mizuno copy of the “AD” in the circle?

  10. Old Gaffer

    Sep 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I love the rusty Titleist wedges, they look naturally awesome!
    Why don’t they leave the other irons as raw forgings and let them rust too?

  11. C

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

    A limited edition Vokey? You don’t say.

  12. Chris B

    Sep 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I love the “sixty” stamp and the colour.

  13. Joe

    Sep 20, 2017 at 9:07 am

    what’s ‘introdcued’? Sounds interesting.

  14. carl spackler

    Sep 20, 2017 at 8:54 am

    i’d pay $250 if it was a raw wedge arron dill ground himself. but not for some cast copy

    • Caddy

      Sep 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      I understand, but grinding can take awhile. That’s really why they only personally grind for tour pros. He will effectively make a prototype and then they semi-mass produce them. The heads prepped for grinding are likely cast from carbon steel just like the mass produced models and the final shape is literally the same. It will glide through the turf the same too. When Ogilvey gets a replacement, it may very well be the production model.

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Hideki Matsuyama testing new Piretti putter at the Memorial

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Hideki Matsuyama is testing an all-new blade ahead of this week’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, less than two months after winning the 2021 Masters.

The Japanese star used a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS at Augusta but could change things up this week with a new Piretti blade which you can see below (as well as its awesome headcover.)

Here’s what our members have been saying about the potential change-up from Hideki in our forums.

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We’ll keep our eyes peeled to see what putter Matsuyama puts in play for the first round today.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/3/21): Ping “Bubba Watson” Staff Bag

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of 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 we all love – buy and selling equipment.

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From the seller (@pingman4): “Mint condition, used for 2 rounds, Ping “Bubba Watson” Staff Bag. This bag is a great bag and a classic staff bag. It has a ton of pockets and does come with the rain hood. These sell for $499.00 plus tax. Shipping will cost a small fortune but let’s go $335.00 shipped.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Ping “Bubba Watson” Staff Bag

This is the most impressive current listing 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

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How much do you spend on equipment each year? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their annual equipment spending habits. WRXer ‘Shanker84′ says he has spent far too much over the past few years and wants to see if fellow members’ spending is comparable – with plenty of different buying strategies displayed.

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.

  • MtlJeff: “On average now, maybe 2000-3000$ Canadian. I’ll get a new driver every year plus a hybrid or 3 wood usually. Every couple of years new irons. It probably averages out to 2000-2500.”
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Entire Thread: “How much do you spend on equipment each year?”

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