Pics: GolfWRX goes inside Vokey WedgeWorks

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GolfWRX goes inside Vokey WedgeWorks<br />
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Photos by Zak Kozuchowski<br />
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Enjoy theses photos from inside Vokey WedgeWorks, located at Titleist's Club Assembly, R&D and Sales location in Carlsbad, Calif. Golfers can build a custom wedge or have their current Vokey wedges pimped out in the facility by visiting Vokey.com<br />
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Click here to read an in-depth interview with Bob Vokey and his team about the importance of wedge fitting that includes more insider photos.<br />
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When you work in a custom-wedge plant, you need custom gloves.<br />
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The toe-engraving machine hard at work on a custom design.<br />
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The paintfill process in action.<br />
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Need a sticker?<br />
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WedgeWork's shaft-etching machine.<br />
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Step 1.<br />
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Step 2.<br />
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The finished product.<br />
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Custom stamps.<br />
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A custom stamp being put to use.<br />
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This will make Greg happy.<br />
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The milling machine WedgeWorks uses for swing weight adjustments. Special algorithms are employed to drill holes to the exact depths necessary to remove the right amount of weight.<br />
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Before.<br />
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The team Vokey member is finding a flat spot on the wedge that will accept the drilling. The holes need to be evenly spaced to keep the CG neutral.<br />
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Enjoy the high-speed photography.<br />
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After.<br />
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A shipment going to Kapalua.<br />
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New wedges for Jason Dufner for 2013.<br />
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New wedges for Zach Johnson. Look closely at his 54-degree, and you'll see that the grinding process removed the BV wings.<br />
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The heavy heads used for custom grinds for tour players.<br />
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Every wedge Vokey makes for prominent player is archived here.<br />
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Recognize any names?<br />
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Europe gets love, too.<br />
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Any familiar names here?<br />
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Don't forget Japan.<br />
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More heavy heads.<br />
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Here's one that was taken to the grinding wheel.<br />
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It's starting to come together.<br />
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These wedges have been tapped for sand blasting.<br />
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More custom stamps -- these are for the tour.<br />
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Custom-made replicas ready to be shipped.<br />
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Do you see any differences?<br />
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The final step before a wedge finishes the grinding process.<br />
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Click here to read an in-depth interview with Bob Vokey and his team about the importance of wedge fitting that includes more insider photos.
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  • Dscvrr St LouisDscvrr St Louis #CALLAWRX 12/12/12 & HOGAN Ft Worth ClubWRX  5439WRX Points: 189Handicap: 3.9Posts: 5,439 Titanium Tees
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    Very cool! Interesting to see the process's in order for doing adjustments in the weight to the wedge!!! Thanks for the photo's!!
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  • Boogs2Boogs2 Turbulence is caused by air fish Members  8489WRX Points: 160Posts: 8,489 Titanium Tees
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    *passes out from excessive drooling.<br />
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  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Members  16483WRX Points: 360Posts: 16,483 Titanium Tees
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    That is really cool and unbelievable access. Love my current Vokey's and cannot wait for my next custom set.
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  • Johnny TJohnny T Wait for me guys! Members  4018WRX Points: 272Posts: 4,018 Titanium Tees
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    Super cool! That is some serious skill by the guy on the grinder! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' />
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    I think my jaw finally came off the floor. That's just cool.
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    Thanks for the tour. Great stuff.
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    I just want a few of those heavy heads to play around with.....
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  • FairwayGolfUSA.comFairwayGolfUSA.com Sponsors  1610WRX Points: 38Handicap: 0.0Posts: 1,610 Platinum Tees
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    Those are some awesome pictures. That pre-finished raw wedge looks great, wish we had the chance to buy it like that.
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    That article is very good, it is just talked about the things that the guys from Scratch have been saying for years. They started their company based off these ideas when the started to produce their first wedges. In the future it would be nice to see if any of the large OEM'S can figure out a better way to fit players and get the proper grinds in the hands of the most golfers. It can only help the avg. player. I still don't really see this when you look at a rack of Vokeys at your local golf shop, just a couple of grinds. To top it off the people who own these shops will tell you that any of those wedges will work for you no matter what. It just isn't true and never has been.
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  • espressooespressoo Members  170WRX Points: 0Posts: 170
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    Nice inside scoop on the process.
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  • hayzoooshayzooos Madison, WIMembers  6778WRX Points: 170Handicap: 4 kidsPosts: 6,778 Titanium Tees
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    Nice article Zak, great pictures outlining the process from start to finish.
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  • golfwaregolfware Members  4796WRX Points: 161Posts: 4,796 Titanium Tees
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    Very cool indeed. Thanks Zak for sharing this with you. Quite impressive to see it from cradle to grave like that...
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    The high speed photography rules.
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    TheDarkOne wrote:
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    The high speed photography rules.<br />
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    Very much so. Man, what a place.
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    Really a terrific job!<br />
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    ps: I also liked the first picture: sunshine, leaves on the trees: it looked warm. :-)
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    Thanks for the inside look, great stuff!
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    Love wedges and this all access pass was awesome!! Great job Zak.
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    Doc420 wrote:
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    That article is very good, it is just talked about the things that the guys from Scratch have been saying for years. They started their company based off these ideas when the started to produce their first wedges. In the future it would be nice to see if any of the large OEM'S can figure out a better way to fit players and get the proper grinds in the hands of the most golfers. It can only help the avg. player. I still don't really see this when you look at a rack of Vokeys at your local golf shop, just a couple of grinds. To top it off the people who own these shops will tell you that any of those wedges will work for you no matter what. It just isn't true and never has been.<br />
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    i would just follow the sage advice of "buy more bounce "...it won't hurt 99% of us....
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    Very nice wedges fo sho!
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  • deckdeck Off The Deck Members  3850WRX Points: 51Handicap: 8.7Posts: 3,850 Titanium Tees
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    Great pictures and article. Love watching the process
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    Great story and pics Zak!
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    Great pics and looks like a very cool tour. <br />
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    So what is the weight difference between one of the "Heavy" heads for tour players and a regular OTR head?
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    Wow! Awesome write-up. Thanks so much for all of the insight.<br />
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    I'm getting more and more comfortable with my new Vokey Black Onyx TVD gap wedge with the M grind - it's solid on full shots and it has an awesome feel around the greens on chip shots.<br />
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    Thanks again for the article!
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  • mcalettemcalette Members  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Great article. Seeing the process of wedge creation was cool. I would love to go and spend a whole day at that place watching the entire process from start to finish.
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  • freddyottawafreddyottawa Members  2807WRX Points: 1Handicap: 36Posts: 2,807 Titanium Tees
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    Awesome writeup and pics Zak. You have to love inside access to places like this. Great stuff.
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    This is the second time we've seen inside Vokey from WRX, and it never gets old. I like the fact that my buddy who used to play on the NW Tour years ago, still has his wedges resting against TW's. I could look at golf operations like that for hours, it's very fun and the HO in all of us, thoroughly enjoys it! Thanks!
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    WOW, definitely one of the coolest stories that I've seen yet. Makes me want to buy new wedges! Have to keep reminding myself that I don't need any yet...right?
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    Lasers, CNC, lathes, Bridgeport mills, carbide bits, high speed buffers, hand stamps, magnetic vises and clamps, it doesn't get any better until you see the finished products. Then you forget the shop and can't wait to get to the course!
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    That looks like a great way to spend a day
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    That is wicked awesome. Wow.
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