Watch what happens during a wedge fitting with Voke
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Properly fit wedges provide players with precise distance gaps in their wedges. A well fit wedge set will enable a player to hit more full shots.
Bounce and Grind selection is a critical step in wedge fitting. Choosing the correct grind based on a golfers swing type and course conditions will improve turf interaction and shot making consistency.
Properly fit wedges will maintain or improve a players 'go to' shots, while improving the weakest shots in their short game. Leading to lower scores.
We start every fitting with a player and equipment evaluation. For wedge fitting, start with the 9-iron and pitching wedge loft, lie & shaft specs.
Tour pros call it hitting their number. The first shots during a wedge fitting will be for distance gapping and wedge set loft selection.
Bounce and Grind fitting begins with full swings during the distance gap fitting, and continues with shots around the green. We evaluate turf interaction, divots and ball flight to determine the right bounce, grind, and lie angles.
The final step is to hit all of the necessary short game shots, including pitches, chips and bunker shots with multiple grinds. These shots will validate your preferred wedges from the full swing section of the fitting.
Bob says, "Bounce is your friend." This holds true for amateurs and tour players alike.
The tour player plays in a multitude of course conditions. Each club in their bag must serve a specific purpose. This is especially true for wedge selection. Tour players select their bounce and grind to provide the most short game versatility for their game.
The TX4 groove, found on the SM6 Spin Milled wedges is our most durable groove to date, however spin decay does occur. Our research shows the average wedge will start to show spin decay after 60-70 rounds of golf. For the Average weekend golfer, this is about 12 to 14 months of normal use. This can result in shots taking longer to stop on the green resulting in longer putts and higher scores.
It is critical to be properly fit for your wedges because no two swings are the same. Some players will benefit from adding an additional wedge to help close a yardage gap. Other players may see benefit from playing a different bounce or a more versatile sole grind. Having a properly fit set of wedges is one of the fastest way to lower your scores.
Selecting the right wedges is a multiple step process, including loft and distance gap fitting, bounce & grind fitting, and testing these wedges for shot versatility around the green.
Vokey wedges, including those played on tour, are cast using 8620 carbon steel. Using softer 8620 carbon steel allows us to produce wedges with tour preferred feel while our proprietary casting process allows us to produce this superior feeling wedge consistently in a multitude of lofts, finishes, bounces, and grinds.
Vokey wedges have two standard swingweights. Vokey pitching wedges and gap wedges have a standard swingweight of D3 and Vokey sand wedges and lob wedges have a standard swingweight of D5. This heavier swingweight allows the player to feel the club head during the swing, especially on partial shots, producing smooth tempo.
Wedges are swung at a variety of swing speeds throughout a round from chip shots to full shots. Because of this, Voke recommends playing a similar flex shaft to your irons in your pitching wedge and gap wedge, and a sub-flex in your sand wedges and lob wedges. An example of a sub flex would be the Dynamic Golf S200 shaft. This shaft is often a great wedge shaft for the player that plays a Dynamic Gold S300 shaft in their irons.