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Bob Vokey with Zach Johnson

I had a good chat with Zach Johnson and his caddie when we were at Doral a couple of weeks ago. Zach was looking to tweak his wedges a little bit in preparation for the Masters, especially his 60°. He is going to experience a lot of tight lies and fast greens at Augusta National, so he was looking for a lob wedge with a little less trailing edge and a little less bounce that he could more easily slide underneath the ball. I also made him a couple Spin Milled backups for all his wedges and sent them to his home so he could practice with them during his off week. His current wedges were getting worn and he wanted a little more bite this week. Zach had a Top 10 finish at Doral. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get another one at Augusta. -- The Voke


Voke and Zach.


Discussing Zach's lob wedge in preparation for Augusta.


Zach setting up to hit some wedge shots.


Zach's practice on the range at Doral led to a Top 10 finish.

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13 Replies

  1. Robert Sellman

    Aha!  I have some older wedges, and have long thought I had too much bounce, as they have a propensity to skip off the sand and tight lies of my home course. Seems that a pair of new Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges are in my future!

  2. Robert Sellman

    A general rule of thumb: for firm conditions (sand and turf), less bounce is recommended.  For soft conditions, more bounce is required. We recommend working with an <a href="www.fittingworks.com/FindaFitter.aspx" rel="nofollow">Authorized Titleist FittingWorks Partner</a> to determine the correct wedges for your set.

  3. Robert Sellman

    Looks like the wedges were set up just right seeing that Zach made 11 birdies on the par 5s.  Good work Zach and Voke.

    Voke, what are your recommendations for changing wedge grind given certain conditions?  Do you have certain things you like for tight playing conditions compared to softer conditions?  If you can't answer it here, how do I go about getting fitted for the right wedges?

    Thanks again for a great site.  Josh.

  4. Robert Sellman

    Nice job on Zach's wedges for the Masters.

  5. Robert Sellman

    If the chip on 18 is any indication, it looks like Voke should feel proud about helping Zach win the Masters!

  6. Robert Sellman

    I guess it worked!!!

  7. Robert Sellman

    Please see Voke's note above with regard to special wedge grinds. These grinds serve as a kind of developmental testing process that often help shape our in-line offerings but are rarely brought to market in their prototype form. As Voke noted, we are working on providing more information on these grinds through our websites in the future.

  8. Robert Sellman

    Please see the notes above regarding special wedge grinds.

  9. Robert Sellman

    Can you explain what the T-grind does vs the V-grind?  Any chance on the ability to get a T-grind Spin Milled for retail?  I live in Texas and we believe in many a tight fairway.  Thanks for the help and keep up the great work on this great blog site.

  10. Robert Sellman

    I have been playing golf for 41 years and have never had access to any of this grinding technology. It is cool that you can do this for the Tour pros, but what about the rest of us?

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