In the Workshop with Bob Vokey

Posted: July 5, 2007

We visited with Bob Vokey recently as he went to work in the Titleist Tour Department workshop in California. Voke can be found here most days when he's not out on Tour working with players. Be sure to check out these photos from our visit...


Voke chooses a head as he prepares to make another wedge for play on Tour.

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Evman1023


Just curious as to what the numbers mean that are written with a Sharpie on the bottom of the wedges?

Evman1023


Thanks for sharing more of Mr. Vokey's work.  Will the TVD wedges ever be sold in golf shops, or is it more likely to be part of the rumored Vokey Custom Shop service?  Thank you.

Evman1023


Any plans to release a new version of the Spin Milled wedges?

Evman1023


Those numbers indicate the weight of the head (in grams).

Evman1023


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Evman1023


Great pics!  What is the finish on Johnson Wagner's wedges?  Maybe it's the light but those appear to have a different look than most Vokey Design wedges I've seen.

Evman1023


The wedges in the photos are in an unfinished state.  Johnson prefers a Tour Chrome finish, which will be applied after the grinding process has been completed.

Evman1023


Just wondering if there was anything similar to "Scotty's Custom Shop" where I could send a wedge in to be refinished and put through the spin milled process as I could with a Scotty Cameron putter. I have a 60° Vokey that I love. It looks great at address and I can work wonders with it, but the face is just getting too worn down and I'm not getting any spin. Just wondering if there's anything I can do, thanks!

Evman1023


Thank you very much for giving us an inside look at Bob's studio!  His impressive pro wedge collection shows his dedication to his craft by having examples available for everyone he's ever worked with in order to make suitable backups.  Just amazing stuff. One question:  Are all of Mr. Vokey's hand grinds done pre-finishing, then finished over after shaping?

Evman1023


Great studio photos. Especially like the rack with all the taped wedges for pros -- a who's who. Also love the finished photo with stampings, like Cameron snow. What is the X stamp? Does Mr. Vokey doodle/customize wedges with stamping for his pleasure and artistry or because others request it? Will there ever be a registry/authentication of the special wedges, like Cameron? Thanks!