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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:51 PM

What is the deal with the titleist M grind wedges and how do they differ from the retail Vokeys?

I have never had any luck what so ever with Vokeys wedges......

Seem to be a bit overrated IMO....,
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:55 PM

I like the idea of custom making your wedges with stamps etc. its a nice idea, and vokey makes great wedge, very nice.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:25 PM

I like the idea of custom making your wedges with stamps etc. its a nice idea, and vokey makes great wedge, very nice.

No custom grinds just personalization..... The grinds can't be altered from the mold like say the Miraflore rout but just got one today and the M grind 60 ( 2 degrees week ) is a serious weapon of attack..... Unbelievably versatile and maybe the best wedge if ever played ( and I'm not a vokey fan)

The conforming grooves made absolutely no difference to me except maybe trajectory on mid range shots but the grind of the wedge allowed me to stop the ball from the short side with loft rather than spin which is much more predictable IMO......

I give the wedge an A+

It's filthy and I'll probably game it day one
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:14 AM

No custom grinds just personalization..... The grinds can't be altered from the mold like say the Miraflore rout but just got one today and the M grind 60 ( 2 degrees week ) is a serious weapon of attack..... Unbelievably versatile and maybe the best wedge if ever played ( and I'm not a vokey fan)

The conforming grooves made absolutely no difference to me except maybe trajectory on mid range shots but the grind of the wedge allowed me to stop the ball from the short side with loft rather than spin which is much more predictable IMO......

I give the wedge an A+

It's filthy and I'll probably game it day one


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:14 AM

Pics?????

Try to get some up today
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:26 PM

Pics?????


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:02 AM


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:15 AM



What....you mean Bob Vokey doesn't do all these custom grinds himself....not even for Tour players? :lol:

Why, looking at the Titleist ads, I thought he did 'em all!

Great find Zinger...thanks!

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

What....you mean Bob Vokey doesn't do all these custom grinds himself....not even for Tour players? Posted Image

Why, looking at the Titleist ads, I thought he did 'em all!

Great find Zinger...thanks!

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I think that Titleist is very smart to bring on a young guy like Aaron Dill. Vokey is still very hands on, but he can't stay out on tour working for Titleist forever. Having a young guy who can spend years training under a guy like Bob Vokey so that he can take over the reins one day is really smart on their part. Otherwise, you end up like other companies who die a slow death on tour when a long time veteran leaves or you are like others who have no stability because they change or never have a "wedge guy" on staff that the players really come to know and trust. With Titleist, they have that in Vokey and are building that with Dill to pass on someday when needed. There are several reasons why Titleist is the #1 wedge on tour and this is a pretty big one. As much as Titleist is known for their golf balls or Cameron putters, the wedge really IMO is what they do the best of all their offerings.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:26 PM

I think that Titleist is very smart to bring on a young guy like Aaron Dill. Vokey is still very hands on, but he can't stay out on tour working for Titleist forever. Having a young guy who can spend years training under a guy like Bob Vokey so that he can take over the reins one day is really smart on their part. Otherwise, you end up like other companies who die a slow death on tour when a long time veteran leaves or you are like others who have no stability because they change or never have a "wedge guy" on staff that the players really come to know and trust. With Titleist, they have that in Vokey and are building that with Dill to pass on someday when needed. There are several reasons why Titleist is the #1 wedge on tour and this is a pretty big one. As much as Titleist is known for their golf balls or Cameron putters, the wedge really IMO is what they do the best of all their offerings.

Absolutely right on the money here.

If you guys like to see some more nice grinding, check out James Harrington, right here out of Minnesota.


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:24 AM

What....you mean Bob Vokey doesn't do all these custom grinds himself....not even for Tour players? Posted Image

Why, looking at the Titleist ads, I thought he did 'em all!

Great find Zinger...thanks!

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At no time was i under the illusion that Bob Vokey would be within 2500 miles of the wedge they built for me.... I do however believe that at some time Vokey ground a wedge for a tour player and it was well received and gained popularity with other players.... He probably then called it an M grind for whatever reason and gave the basic specs to titleist to machine them out by the thousands.....

Like I said never been a Vokey fan but they got it right with this grind....

Funny thing is I first found out about the M grind from a buddy who played them in college I think and said he was getting them from Japan?? I wonder why Titleist would release the good stuff (IMO) in Japan but not the states???

Anyone know where to get the M grinds other than Wedge Works???
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:49 AM

At no time was i under the illusion that Bob Vokey would be within 2500 miles of the wedge they built for me.... I do however believe that at some time Vokey ground a wedge for a tour player and it was well received and gained popularity with other players.... He probably then called it an M grind for whatever reason and gave the basic specs to titleist to machine them out by the thousands.....

Like I said never been a Vokey fan but they got it right with this grind....

Funny thing is I first found out about the M grind from a buddy who played them in college I think and said he was getting them from Japan?? I wonder why Titleist would release the good stuff (IMO) in Japan but not the states???

Anyone know where to get the M grinds other than Wedge Works???



The M stands for "most favorite" grind I believe because of the fact that it is used by a lot of players since it works for a wide variety of players under various conditions. Some of the standard retail Vokey wedges now feature the M Grind in particular loft and bounces. Other than that, you can only get them through the Vokey Wedge Works program or on a tour issued wedge of course. The other option is to just have any wedge that you prefer custom ground that way by someone like Jose.