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Are these the new Titleist Vokey SM8s?

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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers Posts: 3,717 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Not feeling that design. The 6s and 7s were so classy. These are a bit techy for my > @dmeeksDC said:

    SM6 still gets my vote overall. F grind is my top choice, M grind from bunkers. But have to say I still like my RTX4 58 low grind for tight lies. The leading edge is just right for pitching.

    I like your style, and agree completely.

    The SM6s and 7s were very classy looking. These are a bit too techy for me. That said, RTX4s all day every day based on performance. The low bounce lob wedge is absolute money greenside, and the mid bounce options in the pitch, gap, and sand are perfect full swing clubs.

  • SUPERGSUPERG Members Posts: 166 ✭✭✭

    Might have to hoard some SM7 sets for sure lol

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  • buntabunta Members Posts: 675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Santiago Golf said:
    Yes because what the back of club looks like really matters

    uumm yes, the back of the club matters.

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  • mrmikeacmrmikeac Members Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭

    Here ya go.








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  • TrueWRXTrueWRX Members Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Look good to me > @mrmikeac said:

    Here ya go.








  • bjmdobjmdo SCMembers Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭

    I think these look great. I love the clean look of them. I am surprised how many do not like these. I guess because they look very different than previous models.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough crowd, They seem like a pretty simple design to me... I dunno, it all comes down to how they play.

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  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX Posts: 639 ClubWRX

    They look good to me... plus a lot of room for customization

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  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members Posts: 463 ✭✭✭✭

    I really think they look fine, I'll definitely buy them. I kind of liked having the saw thing on the older models though I liked the look of it. Think the jet black will look great in these which I plan to get, otherwise maybe order raw and add some customization stamping to them.

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  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Omaha, NebraskaMembers Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 4, 2019 2:55pm #41

    I like the different look. Can easily tell them apart from SM5, 6 & 7. That ridge sort of looks like a Ping.

    • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
    • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
    • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
    • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
    • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
    • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
    • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB Black Yellow & Srixon Q-Star Tour Yellow
    • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
    • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
    • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7 Pro
    • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

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  • cmb71cmb71 ClubWRX Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Initial reaction was "woof", but now I have flipped based on those photos. I like them a lot.

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  • Trying4BetterTrying4Better Members Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    forged or cast?

  • Tourplaya21Tourplaya21 DetroitMembers Posts: 22 ✭✭

    Sexi Time

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    Cleveland 2i Putter

  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington OntarioMembers Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Doubt the performance will be significantly better on these than the 7s. Might order a set in jet black once they go on sale now. Love the 7s, not liking the look of the 8s at all.

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  • timbo08timbo08 Members Posts: 2,145 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Not overly dissimilar to the new Callaway JAWS wedges.

  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 2,084 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Trying4Better said:
    forged or cast?

    I at least understand now why cast is preferred to forged with wedges per the Voshall interview.

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  • taylor2325taylor2325 Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    edited Sep 4, 2019 4:40pm #48

    Any info on whether or not they've abandoned the moving CG based on loft? Hard to believe that the tech they've had the last two generations is now in the past?

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    Vokey SM7 Raw 46* - Project X 6.0
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  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 6,060 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Am I the only one that’s more concerned about the shape of the grinds more so than the design of the back of the club? I think it’s curious how we’ve really only seen the S grind in all the leaked pictures. Shots of the new M, L, D, and K grinds would be more telling.

  • SlothofDespondSlothofDespond Members Posts: 45 ✭✭
    edited Sep 4, 2019 5:22pm #50

    @Llortamaisey said:
    Am I the only one that’s more concerned about the shape of the grinds more so than the design of the back of the club? I think it’s curious how we’ve really only seen the S grind in all the leaked pictures. Shots of the new M, L, D, and K grinds would be more telling.

    Limited info but this looks more like a visual refresh than some sort of major functional design change. The SM6/7 look is a few years old at this point.

    Also not a fan at all given how great the SM6/7 look but it’s just the back of the club. I kind of feel like we’re in an awkward era of golf style...

  • tleadertleader Members Posts: 580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While not my favourite, I don’t despise them. Plenty of life left on my SM7 Raws, so no intention to change.

  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members Posts: 1,040 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    If you could do a blind hitting test, I bet the sm2-sm8 would all give similar results. There's just not a lot to adjust from perfection. Basically the raw finish is what people want, so naturally titleist tries to not give that in their regular releases.

  • chriswchrisw Members Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    Lots of haters on this wedge but I don’t mind it. Doesn’t have a lot going on, simple. I like it.

  • golfinguru11golfinguru11 Bay AreaMembers Posts: 267 ✭✭✭✭

    A wedge is a wedge. Chill bros

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  • TurboFadeTurboFade CaliforniaMembers Posts: 47 ✭✭

    @chrisw said:
    Lots of haters on this wedge but I don’t mind it. Doesn’t have a lot going on, simple. I like it.

    Totally.... "OMG the lettering on the BACK of the wedge is too modern for me!!!! Better load up on SM 6s and 7s!!!!" LOL

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  • azkaevolutionazkaevolution Members Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I miss the spin milled logo on these. They may look clean, but the back looks naked without the logo

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  • SUPERGSUPERG Members Posts: 166 ✭✭✭

    Bag appeal is a real thing, especially to a majority of the golfers on this site. I know some folks wouldn't care if they played a different shaft in each iron, or they stamped "moron" on the back of their wedges BUT some do give a **** about looks. I've been using Vokeys for years, and mainly for the consistent look and feel. Many here are loyalist of a specific look, so yea there's going to be some moaning about it when they basically re design the wedge itself.

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    Taylormade M5 15* - Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 8 TX
    Taylormade P760 3-PW - KBS Tour X
    Taylormade MG 2 50* 54* Hi Toe 60* KBS Tour S
    Taylormade TP Patina Soto
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  • tocinotocino Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Im not a big fan of this new look but I'll probably upgrade eventually. LOL I'm still rocking an SM4 along with two SM6's

  • vrnynvrnyn CanadaMembers Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭

    Not liking the looks, but bet they are typical Vokey performance.

    M5 9.0* 
    915d 18*
    915d 21*
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  • jjrussell12jjrussell12 Members Posts: 449 ✭✭✭✭

    I wonder what finish options we will see in these.

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