Live Chat with Master Craftsman Bob Vokey! Your Questions Answered

Posted: November 5, 2010

Do you ever wonder what inspires Master Craftsman Bob Vokey while behind the wheel working on the perfect grind for his next wedge?

After sticking a shot close with your trusty Vokey wedge, do you ponder how all of the elements of club design worked in perfect harmony with your swing?

Do you want to know how “The Voke” comes up with his masterpieces?

Well, we’ve got some great news for you…

The one and only Bob Vokey will be answering questions during a live webcast on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. EST (3 p.m. PST), with our friends over at GolfWRX. (Click here to go to GolfWRX for more details.)

And before “The Voke” goes live, we are giving members of Vokey Nation and Team Titleist the chance to have their questions answered first.  

Next week, we’ll be stopping by WedgeWorks, our high performance custom shop in Carlsbad, Calif., for a little fireside chat (minus the fire) with Bob, made up entirely of your questions and his answers.

He won’t be able to answer them all, so make sure your question is a good one – Bob is going to handpick the ones he answers.

And by the way, if your question is picked, you’ll also receive a special gift from Bob and the Vokey Wedges Team. (Hint: You can wear it on your head.)

Simply post your question in the comments section below we’ll take care of the rest.*

*Please note: The Voke has finished reading all of your questions and has chosen the ones he is going to answer. He thanks everyone for the overwhelming response and looks forward to answering more of your questions in the near future. Stay tuned for Bob's answers later this week right here on Team Titleist!


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Matthew S

Mr. Vokey,

A long time Vokey player and fellow Canadian, my question relates to an article about fitting a Vokey PW/GW for Rory McIlroy. It was discussed that the higher bounce helped him keep the ball flight down and gained a little yardage. How does bounce influence trajectory? Thanks. Matthew S

Robert Sellman

My home course has tight fairways and very powdery sand.  What bounce angles should I look for in my sand and lob wedges?

Richard M

Does steel or graphite make a difference  when picking one or your wedges.   I  know that doesn't sound like much to most golfers,  But to me it seems a lot different  to me.

Robert Sellman

I carry a 1 handicap and have played golf for 24 years and I still do not  understand bounce and how to know what degree of bounce is right for me. Could you please explain this so the everyday golfer understands? By the way I love your spin milled wedges!!

                                                Thanks, Ward Jackson

Denny W

Mr Vokey,  I currently play 2 Vokey wedges but have always wondered why you choose to use cast wedges instead of forged?  Are there any advantages to this?  I also would like to know how a wedge shaft flex is determined and why?  I know of some players who like their wedge shafts to play a little softer and some who like them to play firmer.  Which is better?


Robert Sellman

Mr. Vokey, the Titleist Vokey spin milled oil can wedges are by far the best wedges I have ever had the privilege to play, and I deeply admire your craftmanship that has been put in to these great clubs. I am a senior in high school still discerning where i want to take my life, and my question to you is where and or how you figured out that making golf clubs was your passion?

Harry B

Dear Mr.Vokey, I am a massive fan, and I was wondering when and why did you start making wedges, what was you inspiration?  

Robert Sellman


Robert Sellman

Please explain bounce. I have been playing for 25 years and carry a 1 handicap and really do not understand how to determine what bounce is right for me. What is most important in determining what bounce to use, course conditions or players swing?

Jerry M


Why did you go to 11 degree loft instead of 10 on new wedges?

Jerry Martin