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Slideshow: New Prototype Titleist Vokey Design SM4 Wedges Debut on PGA Tour

 Early Monday morning at The Barclays, long before any players had arrived for the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the only sounds heard in the locker room at at Plainfield (N.J.) Country Club were from the opening and closing of lockers.

It was delivery time for the new Prototype Titleist Vokey Design SM4 wedges, signaling the official start of the seeding and tour validation process critical to the development of all Titleist golf equipment.

"It was a great surprise today when I opened the locker and I saw three new wedges in there," said Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Karlsson.

Later in the day, Karlsson spent about 45 minutes on the range with Master Craftsman Bob Vokey, testing the new Prototype SM4 wedges and giving Bob feedback on the new SM4 groove technology with three additional scoring lines.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings hadn't planned on going to the course Monday until he found out what was waiting for him in his locker.

"I wanted to try out the new wedges," Scott said. "I couldn't wait."

Check out the slideshow below for pictures from Day 1 of the seeding and tour validation process. And stay tuned to the Tour Blog for more updates, video and pictures from The Barclays.

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14 Replies

  1. jason p

    When is Titleist going to offer these in the RAW finish to us, the PAYING customer?  It seems to me that would be the highest earning finish since its a raw head no finish would be needed.  In 2012 Titleist will be providing us with more than just 3 additional grooves on their wedges but they are also raising their prices, pretty cool huh?  Come off it already let us get a shot at the private stock without breaking our banks.

  2. Mike T

    Superb attention to detail, can't wait to get fitted !!

  3. deon r

    when will the new wedges be available in south africa

  4. Seth H

    beautiful, sharp, eager to try them

  5. Will M

    Cool

  6. Ben F

    What can lefties get out of the new line for a long time we are neglected with lofts and degrees. Are you going togive us some more options to well with?

  7. Kitty Lo

    How can us mere mortals get our hands on one to try?  I would love to test them out against the new wedges I just bought.  I will even give them to the next person to try out when I am done with the....  I was part of a program called Play It Forward for Cleveland Golf CG16 clubs.  They sent me one iron to try out (7 iron), it turned out to be the sweetest club in my bag, so I went out and bought the whole set.  I bet if other club makers had something like this you would get  more sales.  

    Oh yeah..  can you please put a few boxes of Pro V1x and some gloves in my locker too?  (Cadet small).  ;)

  8. David Browning Titleist Club Fitting Professional

    As always, Mr. Vokey and his team did a great job with the new wedges. Maybe we'll get some feedback from the players after they try them out, compared to the "old" C-C wedges, lofts/bounces.

  9. Brent T

    when will we get a shot at the SM4 wedges?

  10. Dave17

    will the oil can finish be avalible in a left handed model?

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