About a week ago, I received 3 wedges direct from Vokey WedgeWorks and was asked to provide an honest review and my personal experience with the SM6 wedges. The wedges I received were 48-08, 54-10 and 60-04 in Tour Chrome. These were the exact loft, bounce and grind as my current SM5’s.
The very first thing I noticed different about the SM6’s was a slightly thinner topline, which I really prefer. Vokey has maintained the typical pear shape profile that we have all become accustomed to in the years past. Upon close inspection of the grooves, it was apparent that the new TX4 grooves were crisp and clean as new grooves should be. The surface texture on the face of the wedges was also slightly different than my old SM5’s and I was excited to test the performance of this feature.
Off to the range like a little kid on Christmas morning with a new toy! I warmed up with my old SM5’s until I was ready to hit full shots. Hitting my SM5’s also refreshed my memory on current performance. As soon as I hit the 48 degree SM6, I immediately fell in love. The ball came off the face with what seemed like more speed, slightly higher launch and easily more distance. The amount of spin imparted on the ball is night and day difference from my SM5’s. The feel was soft and the ball flight was perfect! Shot after shot, I could not believe the accuracy and consistency of these wedges. I believe that the progressive center of gravity (CG) had a lot to do with this performance. I love how the CG changes location depending on the loft of the club. I think that to maximize the full potential of the progressive CG, you need at least 3 wedges in your bag.
The real test is on the course. I have played 6 rounds with my new SM6 wedges. From 120 yards and in, my short game has seen tremendous improvement. I can now go for the pin and be confident that my ball will drop and stop or spin back, depending on the shot. Playing new wedges with new grooves is absolutely critical in my game. These are my scoring clubs and I need them to perform accurately and consistently without fail. The new Vokey Design SM6 wedges are masterfully crafted by a Master Craftsman. Mr. Vokey, you have truly designed the best wedges in the game. Absolute amazing wedges!
Special thanks to Braedon Armstrong at Vokey for sending me these wedges and to Bob Vokey for his wedge design and dedication to make this game better. I will always be a Titleist fan and member of the Vokey Nation. Also a reminder to members of Team Titleist, be sure to complete your player profile and participate in the discussions here. I’m sure that’s how I received these new wedges. Titleist cares about us and the game we all love. @vokeywedges, #teamtitleist, #titleist