PREVIEW: 2016 Titleist Vokey Design SM6 wedges
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PREVIEW: 2016 Titleist Vokey Design SM6 wedges

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Master wedge designer Bob Vokey has improved his popular SM6 line of wedges, offering a series that works better together thanks to a more systematic approach to center of gravity in each wedge.

The SM6 line offers a progressive center of gravity from the 46- to 62-degree options.


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In the lower lofts, 46-52 degrees, the wedges have a low center of gravity to improve ball speed and add 3-5 yards on the prior generation. The thinner topline and raised lower section of the wedge make the technology visible to the player. The 54- and 56-degree wedges, considered the mid-lofted clubs by Titleist, have a middle-position center of gravity. In the 58-62 degree wedges, a high center of gravity position, created by a raised upper section, tightens trajectory and distance.

The Spin Milled TX4 grooves and face texture add up to 200rpm more spin on average. The texturing, which is machine milled, sharpens the groove edges. The grooves themselves have different shapes, depending on the loft of the clubs. In the 46-54 degree wedges, the grooves are narrower and deeper, while the 56-62 degree lofts have wider and shallower grooves, each with the idea of producing more spin and improving control for the types of shots typically hit with each wedge type.

The SM6 wedges are available in five unique grinds Vokey has developed in consultation with touring players.

The 2016 Titleist Vokey SM6 wedges will be available March 11 for $169 each, and will come in options ranging 46-62 degrees, and in Tour Chrome, Steel Gray and raw Jet Black finishes.

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