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10 hours ago, bunta said:

so someone just threw a wrench into my wedge plans. I was pretty sure on a T-grind until i was introduced to a V-grind earlier. Im essentially buying a $225 club blind. I need some convincing, and more importantly some experienced V-grind users tell me their own perspective in real play.

 

I currently bag a 58M. My ball loves rolling into shallow divots when im around the green, or sitting on a tight enough lie to make me uncomfortable. I want something that sits lower than an M-grind when i open the face.. Im not the most savvy wedge player, but i do have a pretty reliable chipping routine. Its important that a new grind does not require me to change my chipping technique.

 

I play in normal conditions most times with the occasional drought over the summer but normal conditions mostly. My other wedge is a 54*S-grind. That is not changing. I need another wedge to compliment the 54. My 60 is also my bunker club. Is the V a good bunker club ?? Once again, i play in normal conditions. Bunkers i run into are usually pretty good to decent to meh, rarely ever pristine/fluffy unless im at a nice place.

 

Im wondering if the V-grind is better suited for me ? Id like to think i can handle a T-grind, but if i can essentially play a V-grind just like a T-grind with considerably more forgiveness then im not sure why i wouldn't just play a V. See my conundrum here lol ?

 

 

I play a 48°F bent to 49°, 54.10S, and 60.10V bent to 59°. Previously, I had played an M grind in both the SM6 & SM8 wedges since 2016. I live in NC and play most of my rounds on Bermuda grass.  I wouldn't describe any of the courses I play as overly firm (i.e. Pinehurst) or overly soft (courses slightly north or west where Bent Grass fairways are an option). My main complaint with the M grind was that it had a tendency to dig for me. I've had the V grind since May and I'm happy to say it completely removed that fear of mine. Hope this helps!

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On 11/7/2023 at 3:28 AM, rustown said:

I emailed Vokey on this, and they didn't indicate whether or not it would be included as a standard offering.

Adding this grind to a retail release is way way overdue. A good percentage of those that try this grind really get along with it. 

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On 12/25/2023 at 10:35 PM, bunta said:

so someone just threw a wrench into my wedge plans. I was pretty sure on a T-grind until i was introduced to a V-grind earlier. Im essentially buying a $225 club blind. I need some convincing, and more importantly some experienced V-grind users tell me their own perspective in real play.

 

I currently bag a 58M. My ball loves rolling into shallow divots when im around the green, or sitting on a tight enough lie to make me uncomfortable. I want something that sits lower than an M-grind when i open the face.. Im not the most savvy wedge player, but i do have a pretty reliable chipping routine. Its important that a new grind does not require me to change my chipping technique.

 

I play in normal conditions most times with the occasional drought over the summer but normal conditions mostly. My other wedge is a 54*S-grind. That is not changing. I need another wedge to compliment the 54. My 60 is also my bunker club. Is the V a good bunker club ?? Once again, i play in normal conditions. Bunkers i run into are usually pretty good to decent to meh, rarely ever pristine/fluffy unless im at a nice place.

 

Im wondering if the V-grind is better suited for me ? Id like to think i can handle a T-grind, but if i can essentially play a V-grind just like a T-grind with considerably more forgiveness then im not sure why i wouldn't just play a V. See my conundrum here lol ?

 

 

 

I've only got a couple rounds in on my V and to me it's great out of the bunker.

 

I also use my 60 as a primary bunker club as I also play a 54.10S in the SW (which also is never going anywhere 😂)

- so I ask A LOT from my 60. 

 

The V grind might just be able to do it all 

 

Coming from the D grind - that thing was automatic out of the bunkers and a truly great wedge in 95% of all situations - it just couldn't pull off the flop shot from a tight lie, which in the end was it's downfall for me 

 

M grind previous to that was super versatile - could hit any shot around the green but that thing was brutal out of bunkers and soft conditions- I'm just not good enough to use it there 

 

So far it appears the V grind does everything really well that I ask it to do.  Might have the holy grail time will tell 

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With the announcement this morning and the photos, it look like T grind will now be standard offering. 

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4 hours ago, ilikegolf26 said:

I thought T grind had been a standard offering already?

Thanks. I wasn’t aware it was.

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I bent my 60-10 V to 62-12, and it is fantastic as a lob wedge in our "winter" conditions here in SoCal. It doesn't play with nearly 12* of effective bounce, imo.  It still plays as a low-mid bounce wedge, especially when opened, so it still performs well from tight fairway lies, compacted bunkers, etc.  But the high-bounce angle on the forward surface makes it reasonably forgiving for square shots off of soft turf.  I will probably go back to the T (bent to 62-06) when the courses firm up.  

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On 2/28/2024 at 10:54 AM, DaveGoodrich said:

I bent my 60-10 V to 62-12, and it is fantastic as a lob wedge in our "winter" conditions here in SoCal. It doesn't play with nearly 12* of effective bounce, imo.  It still plays as a low-mid bounce wedge, especially when opened, so it still performs well from tight fairway lies, compacted bunkers, etc.  But the high-bounce angle on the forward surface makes it reasonably forgiving for square shots off of soft turf.  I will probably go back to the T (bent to 62-06) when the courses firm up.  

 

 

Does the V-grind sit as low as the T-grind when opened up ?? i play a 60 M-right now. I just want something to sit LOWER than the M-grind but not dig too much like the T (when wet).

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9 hours ago, bunta said:

 

 

Does the V-grind sit as low as the T-grind when opened up ?? i play a 60 M-right now. I just want something to sit LOWER than the M-grind but not dig too much like the T (when wet).

 

The V is the same basic grind as the T, just with more bounce. It should sit lower than the M when opened, but not as low as the T.  

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V grind is in the bag for me this year

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I'm coming back to this thread to say that, after playing the V extensively, that it really ought to be a stock offering vs. the T.  I find that it is way more forgiving off of normal to soft turf conditions than the T, but still is very, very good off of firm/tight lies.  IMO, the T just requires too much precision from softer lies to avoid digging.  But the high bounce on the forward bounce surface makes the V usable from softer lies.  But that forward bounce surface is narrow, and combined with the heel relief, still allows the leading edge to get under the ball easily from tight/firm lies.  As a result, I find that I use the V a lot more that I did the T.  

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14 minutes ago, DaveGoodrich said:

I'm coming back to this thread to say that, after playing the V extensively, that it really ought to be a stock offering vs. the T.  I find that it is way more forgiving off of normal to soft turf conditions than the T, but still is very, very good off of firm/tight lies.  IMO, the T just requires too much precision from softer lies to avoid digging.  But the high bounce on the forward bounce surface makes the V usable from softer lies.  But that forward bounce surface is narrow, and combined with the heel relief, still allows the leading edge to get under the ball easily from tight/firm lies.  As a result, I find that I use the V a lot more that I did the T.  

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On 3/28/2024 at 3:10 PM, DaveGoodrich said:

I'm coming back to this thread to say that, after playing the V extensively, that it really ought to be a stock offering vs. the T.  I find that it is way more forgiving off of normal to soft turf conditions than the T, but still is very, very good off of firm/tight lies.  IMO, the T just requires too much precision from softer lies to avoid digging.  But the high bounce on the forward bounce surface makes the V usable from softer lies.  But that forward bounce surface is narrow, and combined with the heel relief, still allows the leading edge to get under the ball easily from tight/firm lies.  As a result, I find that I use the V a lot more that I did the T.  

I don’t agree. While the V has its place for some people I think the T would and is a better seller. I didn’t like the V as much as I thought I would. Felt sluggish through the turf for me and just didn’t work for me and shots I like to hit. The T and M work better for me and if it gets sloppy wet I may swap in the M but I don’t really do that much anymore.

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