Apologies up front if this has been addressed already in the thread, but I haven't found an answer yet...
I'm wanting to order/get some SM8s but haven't found the best way to go about it. I'm looking for a place to order, other than Wedgeworks, to get KBS Hi-Rev shafts. I realize the price is pretty set right now with a non-standard shaft request. Anyone have a dealer or suggestion? I'm also open to buying just the heads and shafts separately to take them to a local guy that can assemble, but haven't found anywhere to buy just the heads.
It may be that with everything shut down right now, its just not possible to do any customizing since it all comes from Titleist anyway. They just have the stock that is already out in the market with standard setups.
Any help/insight is appreciated.
discountdansgolf.com That shaft is available via wedgeworks so........
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Tell them what you want and ask for a quote....no ship charges/sales tax!
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Different strokes for sure. I had an SM6 and didn't care for the looks one way or another. The new SM8s are perfection in wedge form. Most of my set is SM7s and those are quite nice in brushed steel, too.
Taylormade SIM Max - Tensei Pro White 70TX
Titleist TS3 3w - GD Tour AD DI 8x
Titleist u500 3i - HZRDUS Smoke Black 90X
Titleist T100 4-9 - Modus 3 Tour 130X
Titleist Vokey SM7 46, 50, 56, 60(SM8) - Modus 3 Tour 130 X
Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M
... Exactly. I played in Phoenix last winter and my 12* D Grind SM7 had too much bounce, so I picked up a mint M Grind SM6 off Ebay to hold me over til I got back home. TheSM6 head looks larger compared to the SM8 as well as having a little more curve in the leading edge and I refer a straighter leading edge. So I picked up a M Grind SM8 and I like it much better. Literally different strokes for different folks.
@HappyGilmore22 I went with raw 58 S grind and had my clubfitter take a little off the leading edge and heel. It's kind of a modified M grind with a little more bounce which fits me perfect.
Seems like many (including myself) tried the D grind and didn’t get along with it. This is my off week of work due to covid-19 and I’ve designed some pretty sweet wedges on the Vokey site to fight the boredom when I’m not playing.
I went with the D grind as well. Not totally sold on it yet.
Looking for some input, I have a set gap wedge because I only use it for full shots so only room for two wedges, I want the sm8 raw. Do I keep it simple in the 54 and go s grind then M I’m my 58 or do I go M in both 54/58 or 54 D and m 58 M grind to give myself some bounce options
... D Grind is the best wedge I have played. Bounce is your friend and the vast majority will have success with more bounce. That said, I live in the midwest were conditions are soft and lush. After a light rain when the sprinkler system still waters greens while raining, it can be pretty soft around the greens where the water runs off. With my M Grind, it was easy to hit a chip a little fat and have the soft turf peel up and under the ball. I am talking about a very thin layer between ball and club face, not a big fat divot. With the added bounce of the D Grind the leading edge does not dig but glides across the soft turf producing a successful chip. Now playing in desert conditions with very hard fast greens and sometimes even hardpan around those greens, the D Grind has the opposite effect and can bounce off the turf creating a thin chip or pitch.
... I went to a M Grind when I winter in Phoenix. So where you play and to a lessor degree but still important, how you play makes a big difference when choosing a grind.
That’s very true on how and where you play. I’ve been better with the M vs D grind. My Pro was a 1 season and done with the D switching back to M. Club Champion actually considered putting me in the L grind so the D is probably not a good fit for me. I am thinking about going with a variety of bounce/grinds the next time I buy wedges for more versatility.
For those playing 60D would you recommend 54D or 54F grind? The M and S grinds don't have enough bounce for me.
Titleist TS3 10.5 Project x HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60X
Titleist TS2 13.5 & 18 Tensei AV Blue 65X
Mizuno MP20 HMB #3 Steelfiber 110 Stiff
Mizuno MP 20 5-PW DGS300
Vokey SM8 Black 50.12F DGS200
Callaway Jaws MD5 Tour Grey 58W DG 115 S200
Callaway PM Grind 19 Tour Grey 64 KBS Hi Rev 2.0
Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow Putter
If your 54º is used for mainly full shots with a square face, get the F. If you use the 54º around greens or with an open face, get the D.
TS3 9.5º - UST LinQ Purple 6X TS3 16.5º - UST LinQ Purple 7X 818 H2 21º - Recoil Proto Hybrid 85F5T200 #4-5 (1º Weak) & T100 #6-9 - AMT Tour White S300 HS1SM8 Raw 46.10F 50.12F @ 51º 56.12D 60.08M @ 61º - AMT Tour White S400
Special Select Newport 2 - 34"
I was going to be getting a wedge fitting during a Titleist Thursday at my local course and Corona shut down their fittings.
I want to buy a raw SM8 and getting impatient. I know “wedge works” is shut down at the moment. Does that also remove the ability for a shop to order raw wedges now as well?
I could be wrong, but I believe in the past the only way to get raw was through Wedge Works.
I have 3 in the pipeline somewhere and not sure when I'll see them. Might be a while.
You could get the black finish in years past and strip off the finish and make them raw. Did it to a set of sm7s that turned out great!
Ping G400 LST 8.5° Ping Tour Shaft Stiff
Titleist 915Fd 15° HZRDUS Smoke 70g Stiff
Titleist 816H2 19° Diamana 100X
Titleist 716 T-mb 4 Iron Project X 6.5
Titleist 690MB 5-PW Project X 6.5
Mizuno T20 52/56/61
Piretti, Scotty, Machine Who Knows!
No 54 m grind in sm8! Wish they offered it
i demoed the 56s and 60s.
They were unreal. I will purchase the 56s and 60m
Anyone have photos of what a 60K looks like with trail and heel relief from WedgeWorks now that they're offering additional tweaks to the available grinds? Just curious what the end result is
Super stoked to read your experience with the “D” grind. With the lockdown I had to order without a fitting. Ordered the 5208 F, 5612 D and 6010 S. Worse case I will give em a whirl and order something different if necessary. Selling a custom wedge at even a 50% discount after a few swings is a small price to pay during a lockdown.
I would go with different bounce and grinds to give myself shot making options. That’s what I did. There’s a fantastic video on wedge instruction that may give you some ideas. https://youtu.be/AmprwrkN81k
My Vokey Story - by XHoop
I started golfing 'seriously' around 2010, and at that time bought a set of 54 and 58 wedges with a M grind because that was cool at the time. I needed to be able to open the face and needed the wedge relief even though I generally sucked. I played terribly with those wedges and went moved to a set of Callaway MDs that worked much better. Spring forward several years and I had the chance to work with a Titleist fitter off grass in the fall of 2018. The S grind was an absolute eye opener for me and just fit. I would have never expected that or fit it myself but I cannot imagine playing another wedge after 18 months of playing the SM7 S grind in 54 and 58, jet black.
Due to sheer golf boredom, I started looking to the SM8. Debated ordering the 54 and 58 in different finishes to immediately know which was which (stealing an idea from a friend who had Vokeys in the three different finishes for 50, 54, and 58) but decided to stick with Jet Black just due to look in the bag. Again order 54/58, S grind, with the S400 Onyx, 1 degree flat from DD. Can't wait to get them.
Look at these beauties, love them. Finally received them yesterday.
TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2
Those are fire!
Do we know when vokey is opening back up yet?
Is this the brushed steel or chrome finish? Trying to decide which ones I’m going to order myself
These are brushed steel : )
FYI, I ordered on March 11 and just got an email that my wedges arrived at my office. Didn't receive any update when they shipped, but clearly the factory is up and running to some extent.
Just got my shipping info as well ordered a while ago
Were they customized?
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