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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Ashraf Nasser


This service is not offered. Since you seem to be satisfied with the specs on your current wedge, we recommend replacing it with a new wedge that has the same specs.

Ashraf Nasser


No, not all.

Ashraf Nasser


Voke doesn't spend a lot of time doodling with stamps on wedges...he's too busy at the grinding wheel!

Ashraf Nasser


Thanks for the great views on BV's shop.  Wondering how many guys on Tour use a wedge with more than 60° loft?  Also what tournament requires the most attention to wedges due to unusual turf conditions?

Ashraf Nasser


We can't speak for everyone on Tour, but none of our Titleist ambassadors uses a wedge with more than 60° loft on a regular basis. Wedges receive a lot of attention from the players leading up to the major championships, both because of the significance of the events and due to the fact that course conditions are different from what they typically see week-to-week on Tour.

Ashraf Nasser


What are the specs on the stamp set? How deep are the letters?

Ashraf Nasser


I love my Spin Milled Oil Can wedges -- I have three -- but I'd really like one at 47°. Is there any way to have one custom made? And if not, why don't you make a loft lower than 54°? Thanks for the ever beautiful work!

Ashraf Nasser


Many of the players we work with find that they derive maximum benefit from <a href="www.titleist.com/.../vokeyspinmilled.asp" rel="nofollow">Spin Milled</a> grooves on shorter shots from around the greens.

Ashraf Nasser


What happens to all of the wedges after the Tour players are done with them?  Are all Vokey heads made with the same metal?  What is the difference between having a DG Wedge Flex vs. an S400 installed assuming they are the same length?  Voke must be very passionate about his work, right?  If Voke was told he could only design 2 final wedges to be remembered by, what would the finish, grind and other specs be?  Thanks for your time and I really enjoy reading this blog!

Ashraf Nasser


Do you make a Spin Milled 50° wedge and sell it to the public? If not, could I special order one through a Titleist Sales rep in Australia?

Thanks,

Roger