Bob Vokey, Titleist launch new HandGround program

Bob Vokey, Titleist launch new HandGround program

Master Craftsman Bob Vokey is now offering the tour grinding experience to all golfers through the introduction of the new HandGround program on

Who wouldn't want to have a wedge hand-ground for them by Bob Vokey?

Knowing that's something plenty of golfers would love to purchase, Vokey and Titleist have teamed up for their new HandGround program. The HandGround program is about as close as the average person can get to having Vokey do the job at the wheel himself. Vokey has spent a year training a pair of grinders on the variety of adjustments and changes he's been able to invent and perfect in two decades of working with some of the world's best golfers.

While Vokey isn't doing most the work himself, he is overseeing the operation at Titleist's golf club headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. Occasionally, however, Vokey will be handling orders on his own.

The HandGround program offers customizations including extra heel relief, a more-square leading edge or one of Vokey's popular tour grinds.

Golfers will be able to pick two adjustments to go on the SM7 Raw wedge, and Vokey categorizes them as either performance adjustments or profile adjustments.

On the performance side, golfers can pick from a pre-worn leading edge, smoother grind lines, heel relief or trailing-edge relief.

On the profile end, potential changes include a semi-square leading edge, a thinner top line or the tour grind, which smooths profile lines and makes the overall profile slightly smaller.

Further, golfers can made additional adjustments to F, K and L Grind HandGround wedges, turning an F Grind into an S Grind, a K Grind into a J Grind for more heel and trailing edge relief, or turning an L Grind into an A Grind by smoothing the grind lines.

Vokey HandGround wedges are now available on all SM7 Raw models through The base charge is $195 per wedge for an SM7 Raw wedge which includes the BV Wings grip and 10-character stamping. HandGround services are $75 more, for a total cost of $270 per wedge.

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