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...will they be coming out with one anytime soon?
i was just at the driving range today and hitting a couple of diff wedges and thought if titleist was gonna come out with a forged wedge in the future. i was hitting some nice wedges and then went back to my SM vokey 58* and though i have no real complaints, you just can't beat the forged feel and side by side the cast isn't as sweat. so does anyone know if titleist plans to come out with a forged vokey anytime soon?
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i love the feel of my nike forged wedges, but what the vokey wedges lack in feel (which isn't much especially for a cast club) they make up for ease to hit from any lie and there versatility. for the record, i use the oil vokeys and unchromed forged nike which will have some effect on feel.

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I thought I heard something about Bob saying that cast wedges are better because they don't wear as easy. I think he justified it by saying that players like to get comfortable with a wedge and when they do they like to hold onto it for as long as possible. Forging would merely shorten the life span.

 

That's kind of sort of the answer, phillypete.

 

The casting process allows you to use harder metals which are too brittle to be formed by the forging process.

 

So marginally increased durability is the result more of material used than the process.

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