New SM5

I am looking to replace my current Vokey wedges and have a question on the grind for my 54. My first Vokey 54 was an original SM I believe from 1997 and stamped SM54.10. What current grind would be closest to this? My next Vokey wedge was from the '08-10 line and is 54.11? Which grind would this be closest to? Of the two wedges, I liked the '97 better. I have a pictures of both, but am not sure how to post them. Thanks in advance for your help!

Hi Chris, 

Thanks for your question. 

With regards to the first wedge you mentioned, it is tough to determine the grind because I am not sure what model it may have been. As for your current 54.11, if it was the '08-10 line, it was likely the F grind.  If this is the case, the 54.14 would be a similar grind, whereas the 54.10 M or S grind would be similar bounces.

I hope this answer was helpful.  Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Take care,

Bubba

Thanks for the reply Bubba. I do have a picture I could send you. I can't figure out how to post it to this discussion.

Chris M
Thanks for the reply Bubba. I do have a picture I could send you. I can't figure out how to post it to this discussion.

If the image is saved to your computer, you can click on the "insert image" tab on the tool bar and upload the image to your post. 

Hope this helps.

Bubba

Just got an email from Titleist and you guys are doing a Trial Event in my community (Mt Pleasant,SC) tomorrow from 11-3.  Think I will just check it out after I play 18 holes in the am and see what the new SM5s are all about.  This should answer all my questions regarding grind.  Thank TT.  Chuck

Chuck Z

Just got an email from Titleist and you guys are doing a Trial Event in my community (Mt Pleasant,SC) tomorrow from 11-3.  Think I will just check it out after I play 18 holes in the am and see what the new SM5s are all about.  This should answer all my questions regarding grind.  Thank TT.  Chuck

Hi Chuck,

Glad to hear you will get the chance to check out the new SM5's. I'm sure you will be impressed. Have a great time and please let us know if you have any further questions.

Take care,

Bubba

Chuck Z

Just got an email from Titleist and you guys are doing a Trial Event in my community (Mt Pleasant,SC) tomorrow from 11-3.  Think I will just check it out after I play 18 holes in the am and see what the new SM5s are all about.  This should answer all my questions regarding grind.  Thank TT.  Chuck

 
Our rep will be there as well as his tech rep to answer any questions you have on the wedges.  He will also have all the new 714 irons, and new Scotty Cameron putters.  It should be a good day and fun event!

Thanks Cathi....purchased 714 AP2s when released in November......mainly looking for wedges at this time and a 915 driver when released...am good on SC putters as well, but will try them out.....you know the saying, it's the indian not the arrow.....always check out all the reps when in town......do my part to support TT.......was fitted for my PROV1s last fall thru Patrick out of Greenville at our club.....I really appreciate the information......cz  

Have a good time and let us know what you decide on the wedges!

Met with Bobby A, the sales representative, who also lives in Mt Pleasant.  Said that he had met Bubba K here sometime in the past.  Told him Bubba sent his regards from TT.  Tried out the new SM5s after listening to all the meanings of all the letters on the grinds and hitting a couple of styples on the driving range.  My new 56.10 will be here in about 10 days.  Chrome.  Actually forgot if I got the S or the K grind, but I hit it pure and looking forward to putting it in play.   I hit it on target everytime and effortlessly....same shafts as in my SM4s but am hitting this one higher and do not have a problem with it.......He said Mr Vokey is big on bounce.  Tried the M bounce as well but not with the same consistency and in the sweet spot everytime.....  I ordered a longer shaft from the factory +1 inch......said the new grinds have 400 rpms of spin more that the SM4s.....really nice club.....great experience with TT today....chuck

Chuck Z

Met with Bobby A, the sales representative, who also lives in Mt Pleasant.  Said that he had met Bubba K here sometime in the past.  Told him Bubba sent his regards from TT.  Tried out the new SM5s after listening to all the meanings of all the letters on the grinds and hitting a couple of styples on the driving range.  My new 56.10 will be here in about 10 days.  Chrome.  Actually forgot if I got the S or the K grind, but I hit it pure and looking forward to putting it in play.   I hit it on target everytime and effortlessly....same shafts as in my SM4s but am hitting this one higher and do not have a problem with it.......He said Mr Vokey is big on bounce.  Tried the M bounce as well but not with the same consistency and in the sweet spot everytime.....  I ordered a longer shaft from the factory +1 inch......said the new grinds have 400 rpms of spin more that the SM4s.....really nice club.....great experience with TT today....chuck

Hi Chuck,

I have worked with Bob a couple times in the past. Great guy and great representative of the Titleist brand.

He is absolutely correct in the Bob Vokey is a big proponent of bounce, as long as the player needs it.  Bounce in many ways equals forgiveness. The new TX3 grooves also add quite a bit of bite over the previous SM versions.

Enjoy the new sticks.

Bubba

Bubba,

Chuck's experience in Mt.Pleasant sounds great.  Any possibility that something like this will be held in the Upstate of South Carolina?  Thanks.

Mark F

Had to be the S grind to be a 56.10....all I know is that it worked well or me......a happy camper....if you a cosidering purchasing a new SM5, go to one of these events and hit them on the range and get the true feel......personally, I do no like hitting off matts........  :-)