We, like most others in golf, have learnt a lot about wedges from Bob Vokey.
One of the best lessons from a fitting with him last year was the importance of getting enough bounce on your wedges.
It is this idea that is behind Titleist's latest wedge, the Vokey Design V Grind, which is designed for players looking for a dual sole wedge that has enough bounce when set up square behind the ball, but offers the versatility to be played with an open face from tighter lies.
The wedge master craftsman says the inspiration came from a lot of Tour players saying they loved the shape of the current M Grind, but would like it with more bounce. This got him thinking about the V Grind that provides more bounce forward on the sole, with enhanced relief in the heel, trailing edge and toe, making it a really versatile wedge around the green.
Wedge lovers will notice that the V Grind shares a lot of the design features that Titleist brought into the Vokey SM6 range with the Progressive Centre of Gravity Design evident in the head shapes, as well as TX4 grooves.
The design of the V Grind helps players with a steep angle of attack from digging too much into the turf on full shots whilst the relief in the heel, toe and trailing edge give options around the green when hitting off firm, tight turf.
V-Grind wedges all have a bounce of 10 degrees and come in 54, 56, 58 and 60 degree lofts in the option of chorme or oil can finish for right-handed players and 58 and 60 degrees in chrome only for left-handers.
To get your hands on a V Grind wedge you will have to go via WedgeWorks on Vokey.com or custom order through Titleist stockists.