Now just days from the debut of the New Vokey Design 200 Series in the Vokey Wedgeworks lineup, Master Craftsman Bob Vokey sat down with Team Titleist to share some insight on the 200 Series and discuss the options that will be available through WedgeWorks beginning next week on www.vokey.com.

Vokey Design 200 Series wedges, widely played on the worldwide professional tours, feature a classic head shape with a high toe peak and a soft trailing edge.

The New Vokey Design 200 Series will feature Spin Milled Condition of Competition (C-C) grooves and the WedgeWorks Exclusives Bright Brushed Chrome finish. They will be available in both right- and left-hand models, and in a variety of loft and bounce combinations ranging from 46º to 60º degrees (in 2º increments).

You can learn more from "The Voke" about the 200 Series wedges in the following Q&A:

Team Titleist: Why is the Vokey Design 200 Series still so popular on Tour?

Bob Vokey: It's just a classic, guys love the shape. It fits their eye. Guys like the small trailing edge ribbon in back, it keeps the club from getting stuck in the turf. 

TT: Which players use the 200 Series?

BV: We have quite a few – Rickie Fowler, Steve Stricker, Gary Woodland, Geoff Ogilvy, Tim Clark, Bill Haas and several others. Many mix-and-match their wedges with 200 Series, Spin Milled C-C and Vokey Tour Grinds. 

TT: What's the main difference between the 200 Series and your popular Vokey Design C-C wedges? 

BV:
We'll there are a lot of similarities actually because we based the Spin Milled series on the 200 Series. The shape of the heads are a bit different. The 200 Series has a higher toe peak and it's a bit taller from leading edge to the top-line. The sole profiles are a bit different as well as the loft/bounce configurations. For example, we're going to have a 46.06 in the 200 Series, which we don't have in the SM C-C series. Also we'll have a 52.12 and a 60.12, two high bounce options which should be popular. 

TT:  What did you change on the WedgeWorks version of the 200 Series?

BV:  Well, the big thing is the grooves. This version has Spin Milled C-C grooves. When we had the 200 Series a few years back we used cast grooves. We have the surface roughness and groove depth as close as possible to the USGA limit. We also tweaked the graphics on the back so that we could accommodate various toe engravings and stampings. I really like the new look – it's very clean. 



• Classic Profile: Tour-inspired teardrop shape with a high toe and shallow heel. Taller leading edge-to-topline inspires confidence around the greens.

Trailing Edge Ribbon: Slight trailing edge relief reduces turf drag and allows for touch shots with face square or open. 

Spin Milled C-C Grooves: Condition of Competition (C-C) conforming grooves produce a higher trajectory with medium spin. Approved for play in events adopting the new groove rule.

CNC Cut Grooves: The Spin Milled cutting tool pioneered by Titleist precisely cuts the groove edge radius and groove volume to the limits allowed by the Rules of Golf. 

Machined Face Texture: Machined face texture with micro edges up to the USGA limit provides additional ball gripping power for better spin retention on full and partial shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titleist Canada is pleased to announce the introduction of WedgeWorks Exclusives, a new offering of custom Vokey wedges from Titleist. At the bottom of this post you will find online links to a 2011 WedgeWorks Exclusives Brochure and order form.

WedgeWorks Exclusives Program Details

WedgeWorks Exclusives

The WedgeWorks Exclusives line is a brand new offering, with limited release Vokey Tour Van Design (TVD) and 200 Series wedges in a variety of lofts and finishes. WedgeWorks Exclusives allow for customization of toe engraving, personalisation, paintfill, shafts, shaft bands and grips. Loft, lie, length, and grip size can all be adjusted to meet the player's needs.

Package Details

WedgeWorks Exclusives are available with two personalization packages: the Tour Package and the Links Package. More information is available in the enclosed brochure. WedgeWorks Exclusives are also available with no personalisation.

Availability

WedgeWorks Exclusives are available now. Anticipated lead time is 3-4 weeks.

3 Step Order Process

1. Visit www.vokey.com and design your WedgeWorks Exclusive wedge.

2. Print a copy of the International Order Form found on the website (note we have included a pdf link to the order form below), fill it out and take it to your nearest Titleist golf club retailer.

3. The golf shop will confirm and then return your completed order form to Titleist.

For More Information

Additional information about the WedgeWorks Exclusives program can be found in the easy to download brochure below. More details on WedgeWorks and Vokey wedges are also available at www.vokey.com. Got a question about WedgeWorks? Please call the Titleist Customer Service Team at 877.928.8898 or visit titleist.ca/teamtitleist.

View & Download:
Vokey WedgeWorks Order Form
Vokey WedgeWorks Brochure

 

• Seven of the top 10 players at the 2011 Masters Tournament relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success. Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 53 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.

• So far in 2011, Titleist golf balls have been teed up in competition by 4,153 players across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 662 and more than all competitors combined.

• Eleven of the top 16 players and ties that earned automatic invitations to the 2012 Masters were Titleist golf ball players.

• Titleist was also first in Iron Sets (26); and Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (74).

Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (pictured above) shot consecutive 5-under 67s on the weekend to finish tied for second. He watched his new Pro V1 golf ball drop into the hole for birdie six times Sunday at August National, playing his final 12 holes in 5 under.

For the week, Adam finished tied for third in Putting Average (1.54), using the 49-inch Scotty Cameron Studio Select Stainless Kombi putter that he first put into play earlier this season at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Adam started practicing with the long putter at the suggestion of his coach Brad Malone while back home in Australia after the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Brad thought it might help Adam with his rhythm and short stroke.

"There's only positives for me to take (about this week). I don't think there's anything negative about it," Scott said of his best finish to date in a major championship. "And as far as the putting goes, you know, it was just so solid all week. You know, I expect to make those putts. That's how I feel out there and it feels like I was putting at my best."

• Fellow Australian and Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy also closed in 5-under 67, rolling in his Pro V1 golf ball for five consecutive birdies from Nos. 12 to 16.

"It's nice to finish the week with my best nine holes," he said.

Geoff shared the clubhouse lead for almost an hour Sunday along with Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald, who chipped in for birdie on No. 18 to finish with a 3-under 69. Both players eventually tied for fourth at 10-under 278.

Geoff also tied for third (1.54) in Putting Average, using a Scotty Cameron 009 putter.

• Rounding out the top 5 was 2009 Masters champion and Pro V1x loyalist Angel Cabrera, who now has five top-5 finishes in 12 starts at Augusta National. He closed in 1-under 71 for a 9-under 279 total.

Angel's new Pro V1x golf ball hit 48 of 56 fairways for the week, which tied him for first in Driving Accuracy (85.71 percent).

• Five of the top 10 players in Driving Distance at the Masters relied upon Titleist 910 drivers, including three of the top four: Titleist Brand Ambassadors Rory McIlroy (303.1 yards), Robert Karlsson (298.8) and Gary Woodland (293.9):

Titleist Brand Ambassador Bo Van Pelt enjoyed his best finish at a major, shooting a final-round 2-under 70 to tie for eighth at 8-under 280.

Bo's Sunday charge included two eagles on the back nine on the par-5 13th and par-5 15th, set up by approach shots with his Titleist MB 5-iron and 6-iron, respectively.

"You know, I just felt like my long game had kind of been coming around and my putting stroke had gotten a little bit better," he said. "So I was pretty confident coming into the week that I would play well. I didn't know how well, but I felt like my game was in good enough shape that I could do something if I just stuck to my game plan, which I did."

• Also tying for eighth was Pro V1x loyalist K.J. Choi, who closed in even-par 72, his ninth consecutive par-or-better round at Augusta National.

Pro V1x loyalist Ryan Palmer played his final five holes in 4 under, rolling his new Pro V1x golf ball in for birdie on No. 18 to finish with a 2-under 70 and 6-under 282 total. He finished alone in 10th place.

 

Here's something to think about the next time you dig into your bag for another golf ball: Changing the golf ball changes every shot.


And if you're looking to lower your scores (who isn't, right?), one of the first steps is knowing what to expect out of your golf ball on each and every swing.

This is also a key to developing a more consistent golf game, as it's impossible to gain such feel and understanding while playing different golf ball models from round to round (or even hole to hole).

"We've met a number of golfers who do not buy the same golf ball each time they purchase golf balls, and play whichever ball gets pulled from the bag," Titleist Golf Ball Fitter John Fizer said. "They don't think playing different golf balls has any affect on their game, but that's not the case. They're not giving themselves the best opportunity to shoot lower scores."

Since golf balls have meaningful performance differences, especially on scoring shots into the green, golfers need to know what the golf ball will do when they hit their shot correctly.

During the R&D process we gather feedback from golfers of all levels regarding the performance characteristics they want in their golf balls. Such information is crucial in the creation of the different models of Titleist golf balls.



“Once a golfer has been properly fit into the Titleist golf model that is best for their game, they are one step closer to a more consistent game,” said Mike Gibson, Manager of Titleist Golf Ball Fitting.


“Through our extensive player testing, we’ve seen that eliminating the variable differences in golf ball performance by playing the same golf ball model every round will help improve your chances of hitting more greens in regulation and hitting the ball closer to the pin. Whether you're a professional or amateur, shorter putts go in more often. Every golfer is looking to maximize those opportunities.”

Added Titleist Golf Ball Fitter Michael Collins: "Once you start to learn how your golf ball performs you will see the benefits immediately, especially on the scoring shots to and around the green.”

"For example, when you hit the green with a 7 iron, the ball is going to land on the green and perform in a particular way. Does it hit and stop? Does it bounce a couple times before checking up? That sort of reliance and that confidence in your golf ball can really start to alter the rest of your game."

Titleist's green-to-tee ball fitting methodology is based on the fact that most scoring opportunities are created by shots into the target, and improving your game in those areas will have the most game-changing affects.

There is a reason Titleist golf ball loyalists on the worldwide professional tours go through an extensive fitting process in order to find and trust a single type of Titleist golf ball: When you consistently play with a golf ball that is properly fit for your game, your shot execution will improve and you will give yourself the best chance to lower your score.

You can take full advantage of those benefits by consistently teeing up the best golf ball for your game.

To begin the Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting process yourself, click here.

TO SAY THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING YOUR GAME TO PRO V1, PURCHASE 3 DOZEN OR MORE PRO V1 OR PROV1x AND RECEIVE 1 DOZEN FREE.

All dozens custom imprinted for you at no additional charge. 

Offer valid April 8th - April 26th.

See your local golf shop or retailer to order.  Click here to locate the Titleist Authorized Golf Shop or Retailer nearest you.

Dozens are available with standard play numbers (1-4) or (5-8) All dozens must be personalized with the same imprinting and ink colour. All dozens must  be the same model.  Maximum 1 free dozen per imprint/customer. Restrictions Apply. While Supplies Last.

 

 

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