2020 Vokey SM8 wedges (in-hand photos of all 3 finishes)

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  • JbigdaJbigda JWB Members  39WRX Points: 17Handicap: 14Posts: 39 Bunkers
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    These look so so good.

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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers  6073WRX Points: 1,766Handicap: 2.7Posts: 6,073 Titanium Tees
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    Don’t these have some sort of alien technology that will change wedge play forever?

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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1699WRX Points: 400Posts: 1,699 Platinum Tees
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    Forward CG that is literally floating out in front of the face.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10339WRX Points: 3,539Handicap: 8Posts: 10,339 ClubWRX
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    wait, for real? how is that even possible?? haha.

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  • maxpeckmaxpeck SwedenMembers  172WRX Points: 65Posts: 172 Fairways
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    Brushed Steel looks nice.

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    why don't they offer the 50° with 10° of bounce? it really bugs me

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  • rwhitlockrwhitlock Members  40WRX Points: 42Handicap: 5Posts: 40 Bunkers
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    What did (do) you have to compare them against? SM6, SM7, Callaway, Cleveland?

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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1699WRX Points: 400Posts: 1,699 Platinum Tees
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    Start watching around the 5 minute mark. You'll see the original prototype which is interesting to say the least.



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  • arobbins3arobbins3 MichiganMembers  163WRX Points: 102Handicap: 3.5Posts: 163 Fairways
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    Did the article say that the SM8s will be available for custom order at no upcharge??

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  • powerplay007powerplay007 Members  19WRX Points: 36Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    Those are really nice looking. Tough decision now between those and the Callaway Jaws! 🤔

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10339WRX Points: 3,539Handicap: 8Posts: 10,339 ClubWRX
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    Thanks, I love the shape. I think that is much improved.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
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  • codylowrygolfcodylowrygolf Members  373WRX Points: 103Handicap: 0.8Posts: 373 Greens
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    I'll go ahead and be the first guy to ask... Any word on if they will be coming out with a raw finish?

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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2 Members  871WRX Points: 288Handicap: 7Posts: 871 Golden Tee
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    really impressed with the looks here. usually not draw towards Vokey's, but these are clean. finish options are great too. going to go with 38/42/46/50/54/58/62 to combo with my t400s.

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  • danielwkelliherdanielwkelliher Members  244WRX Points: 91Posts: 244 Fairways
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    Yep, Raw is confirmed. Its still unknown if its Wedge Works only.

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  • jas904jas904 Members  1563WRX Points: 212Handicap: 1.4Posts: 1,563 Platinum Tees
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    From all of the media releases I have read I am assuming that raw is a "stock" offering at no upcharge but has to be special ordered as you won't find them in the stores ready to be bought off the shelf. If this is true this is a huge leap forward, IMO. I am really a fan of the raw but in the past I have been hesitant to pay Wedgeworks prices for a wedge, as I consider it a disposable item because of groove wear.

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  • codylowrygolfcodylowrygolf Members  373WRX Points: 103Handicap: 0.8Posts: 373 Greens
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    Awesome.... Thanks! I will sit and wait patiently :)

    My guess is if they have it, it would be released like the SM7 in WW. Would love to see it as a standard option, but I'm sure it was a decent money maker for them.


    Thanks again!

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  • danielwkelliherdanielwkelliher Members  244WRX Points: 91Posts: 244 Fairways
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    For sure. I bet its WW only. The brushed steel looks 10 times better than last year. I was a big fan of the steel gray finish in the SM6's.

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    Thanks for posting this. I am pumped for these. Pre-order date can't get here soon enough.

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  • towncryertowncryer Members  469WRX Points: 249Handicap: 5ishPosts: 469 Greens
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    Grab a 52/12 and strengthen the loft 2deg. BOOM! 50/10

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  • Jeff58Jeff58 Bend OregonMembers  280WRX Points: 172Posts: 280 Greens
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    IMO Titleist/Vokey made a marketing decision based on the idea that the number of clubs sold in a continuation of the prior (SM7 and before) appearance would be generally limited to those who already owned them. The new appearance was aimed at a slightly different population who have shown the greatest propensity to spend cash on new clubs.

    To me, the great advantage of the SM8 is that they dropped the price of SM7’s to $119.

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  • wely324wely324 Members  335WRX Points: 149Posts: 335 Greens
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    The raw is not wedgeworks only but available through custom order.

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  • danielwkelliherdanielwkelliher Members  244WRX Points: 91Posts: 244 Fairways
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    Confirmed? SM7's said custom order only as well but that turned out to be WWs. I would love to get Raw and not have to pay $200 per wedge, plus shaft upcharges, plus shipping.


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    Spider X Custom and T22 NP2

  • sociedsocied GameCocks2011 Wilmington NCMembers  1268WRX Points: 128Posts: 1,268 Platinum Tees
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    Was really really hoping the T grind was coming to retail....Guess that isn't happening

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  • wely324wely324 Members  335WRX Points: 149Posts: 335 Greens
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    This is from the golfwrx article. I guess we will have to see once we can order them.

    "The new SM8’s will come stock in Jet Black, Brushed Steel, and Tour Chrome, with the option for Raw available through custom order. Raw is the biggest news since it is normally reserved exclusively for tour and Wedge Works—and at an upcharge."

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  • danielwkelliherdanielwkelliher Members  244WRX Points: 91Posts: 244 Fairways
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    G410 LST - Diamana 60TX, Smoke Green 60 TX
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    919 Tours 4-PW - Project X 6.0
    RTX4 - 50/54-60 - S400 TI
    Spider X Custom and T22 NP2

  • AppGatorAppGator Members  7WRX Points: 11Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    Read an article on the Ping Glide Forged wedges

    They also use tungsten in the toe (13g) for centering CG purposes. While they didn't add weight to the hosel, it makes me wonder where is the CG from front to back on this club?

    Anyone from Ping measure this?

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  • Mpettus19Mpettus19 Members  8WRX Points: 14Handicap: 18Posts: 8 Bunkers
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    Hit these today at pga superstore, absolutely loved the feel and consistency of these

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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX  3554WRX Points: 431Handicap: +1Posts: 3,554 ClubWRX
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    So my sm7 are flawed? LoL

    I get trying to innovate to sell others, but this marketing is a stretch.

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  • wely324wely324 Members  335WRX Points: 149Posts: 335 Greens
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    I did a quick search, and compared to the Glide 2.0 wedges, the CG of the glide forged is at the same height but .030"- .040" forward, which doesn't really seem like much.

    Curious as to the reasoning of why Vokey only added the tech in the lob wedges.

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  • jjljjl Members  1353WRX Points: 161Handicap: 11.3Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    The raw finish is a $15 upcharge on Wedgeworks.

    https://www.vokey.com/product/WM114.html

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