Titleist SM9 Vokey wedges are coming in 2022 with the latest generation unveiled. What are the changes from the SM8 wedges?
Two years in the making, Titleist have worked hard on improving the already impressive SM8 wedges, which were released in January 2020.
The new SM9 Vokeys will debut at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui before being going on general sale in early 2022 following feedback from Titleist’s tour stars.
What Titleist say about the SM9 Vokey Wedges:
“New Vokey Design SM9 wedges (the next generation of the PGA Tour’s most-played wedges) are making their debut this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui.
“Bob Vokey, Aaron Dill, and the rest of the Vokey team have spent the past two years tirelessly testing and refining prototypes with the top players in the world.
“The introduction of SM9 wedges rolls out across the worldwide professional tours. Now it’s time to put them through their final test on golf’s biggest stage.”
Titleist SM9 Vokey Wedges Design & Features
The SM9 look to be more evolutionary rather than revolutionary in the changes from the Titleist SM8 Vokey Wedges.
The clubhead itself is very similar to the SM8s with the familiar Vokey design including the sleek and stylish curved edges.
The face is once again Spin Milled and features 16 grooves to help generate even more spin than in any previous Vokey model.
The lofts will range from 46-60 degrees with a variety of lofts available.
The wedge is expected to be available in Chrome, Raw, Black, Brushed Steel and Blue colour options, the same as what was offered in SM8 wedges.
Verdict: Are the Titleist SM9 Vokey Wedges any good?
Titleist’s SM8 Vokey model was the most played wedge on tour for a reason and a high class performer from around the greens and on approach play.
The SM9s look set to hone the performance even further with the changes from its predecessor subtle rather than drastic.
We can expect that Titleist have worked on providing even more spin, more feel and more precision from the latest generation of the Vokeys.
When are the Titleist SM9 Vokey Wedges being released?
The wedge are debuting at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui, the first PGA Tour event of the season, and will go on general sale in March 2022.
How much do Titleist Vokey SM9 Wedges cost?
The SM9 wedges are expected to retail at around £120 / $160 per wedge.
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