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Vokey WedgeWorks adds 2022 T Grind to SM9 wedge lineup

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Vokey WedgeWorks has today announced the launch of its long-trusted T Grind.

Played by tour pros such as Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, the T Grind was designed for great hands and vivid short-game imagination and is designed for a shallow angle of attack in firm conditions with low bounce and a narrow crescent surface.

Compared to Vokey’s L Grind, it has a wider back flange which aims to allow for lower measured bounce, and it arrives in 58 and 60 degree loft options.

“Wedge play is an art, and the T Grind brings out the best in the artist,” Bob Vokey said. “The leading edge stays low to the playing surface as the wedge is rotated, which allows you to hit a variety of shots from tight lies. This is the wedge that really made Vokey Grinds an important part of our process –and still to this day is a great option.”

As a reminder, the SM9 wedges contain a CG that has been raised vertically by adding weight to the topline design, where a tapered pad at the back of the toe helps align the CG properly without being visible from the playing position.

Specs, Pricing & Availability

  • Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S200; Grip: Tour Velvet 360 White
  • Lofts: 58 and 60 degrees in RH/LH
  • Finishes: Tour Chrome (RH only), Raw (RH/LH)
  • Bounce: 4 degrees 
  • Availability: June 8, 2022
  • Price: $225
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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  1. jgpl001

    Jun 23, 2022 at 3:50 am

    At LAST, well that only took a few years…..I’ve been playing the T grind in a Wedgeworx SM8 for quite a while and it is the best of the best in terms of versatility
    This will be a great addition to the lineup

  2. Bob

    Jun 8, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Can we see some useful pictures such as address or sole profile. Only clowns buy a club based on the badge.

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Rounding out the lineup: Fujikura Ventus TR Red, Black

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What you need to know: Fujikura introduced the second-generation of its Ventus line with Ventus TR Blue in January. As expected, and as was the case with the original Ventus Blue, Fujikura is now adding Ventus TR Red (mid-high launch), and Ventus TR Black (low launch) to the family.

What’s new

Spread Tow: Improving on the original Ventus Red and Ventus black design, and like Ventus TR Blue, TR Red and TR Black feature “Spread Tow” fabric in the butt-end section to increase torsional stiffness. Spread Tow, essentially, is a checkerboard-like design that weaves fibers together to increase strength and reduce weight. According to Fujikura, the torque is 10 percent stiffer in the section that uses this design.

Additional technology

The Ventus family’s secret sauce is still “VeloCore,” which is a multi-material construction that uses ultra-stiff Pitch 70 Ton carbon fiber to increase stiffness. This enables players to hit the center of the face more often due to a reduction in twisting and droop on the downswing.

Per Fujikura, Enso analytics continue to shown one of the highest stress points of the shaft is the mid/handle section during the transition and downswing. Accordingly, engineers focused on this section of the shaft in the development of Ventus TR with the goal of minimizing twist and ovalization — and maximizing consistency and stability.

In terms of feel, Fujikura says feel is similar to the original Ventus Red and Black but with increased stiffness and lower launch/spin.

What Fujikura says

Fujikura’s Product Marketing Manager, Spencer Reynolds, explains exactly what Spread Tow is and why it’s effective:

“Essentially, there’s a standard carbon weave and then there’s a Spread Tow carbon weave. What a Spread Tow does is it takes all these individual strands of carbon and irons them flat into a tape, and then weaves those over-under, over-under almost like a checkerboard pattern. So there’s very little space for resin to accumulate, you get super low resin content, and then you also get a lot of strength in varying directions. It can take pull and load in multiple directions. Another benefit is that it’s super lightweight. You’re getting an incredible amount of strength, in an ultra-lightweight package.”

Read much more about Spread Tow and the Ventus TR profile in our Ventus TR Blue launch piece.

Regarding the line extension, Reynolds said:

“Any time we incorporate a new technology into a shaft offering, it’s always in the conversation to expand and integrate that technology into additional profiles. The immediate adoption, success, and performance gains we saw from VENTUS TR Blue led us to enhance the line with additional profiles. Expanding VENTUS TR offerings provides fitters more options in the VENTUS line to fit, and ultimately help a wider range of players improve the performance of their drivers and fairway woods. With six VENTUS profiles available with varying performance characteristics, the VENTUS line is truly firing on all cylinders.”

Pricing and availability

MSRP: $350 through 600-plus authorized Fujikura Charter Dealers and select OEM custom programs

Available at retail: End of August

Flexes: TR Red (R2-X flex, 59 grams – 89 grams), TR Black (S-X flex, 59 grams – 89 grams)

 

 

 

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Sungjae Im WITB 2022 (August)

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 (8 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (48-10F @47, 54-08M @53, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion 1.0PT

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Joohyung Kim’s winning WITB: 2022 Wyndham Championship

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  • Joohyung Kim what’s in the bag accurate as of the Wyndham Championship. Kim’s decision between 2-iron, 3-iron, hybrid is course dependent. More photos from the event here.

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (13.5 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (2-3), Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX (2), Project X 5.5 (3), Project X 6.0 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-A)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour 2.0

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC, Golf Pride MCC Align (2-PW)

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