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Vokey Experts--Help Me Out, Please.
Can anyone tell me if this is a tour issued Vokey? The pictures aren't clear, but the only marking on the hosel is a 1 and looks more like this: l
I was told that this was Joe Durant's club, but I am not sure. I know we have some Vokey experts here and I would like to hear their thoughts.

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Dan




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I would like to think it is but, there are too many markings on the head. A properly Tour forged head, the grooves should last at least 5 years. the club in the picture looks a few weeks old and already has a few marks on it. I'm not sure.

 

The stamps could have been made by anyone.

 

+ where is the cool grind?

 

I'm hoping Tony is joking. Vokey's are cast, and tour wedges don't last longer than retail. Also, not every tour wedge has a grind on it.

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I would like to think it is but, there are too many markings on the head. A properly Tour forged head, the grooves should last at least 5 years. the club in the picture looks a few weeks old and already has a few marks on it. I'm not sure.

 

The stamps could have been made by anyone.

 

+ where is the cool grind?

 

I'm hoping Tony is joking. Vokey's are cast, and tour wedges don't last longer than retail. Also, not every tour wedge has a grind on it.

 

I also think that the face would wear a little more due to the amount of balls that tour players hit. I have heard that a lot of them will take their spin milleds to a bunker and beat a ton of balls to "soften" the head up. I believe this wedge to be a tour issue wedge-------Dan

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I'm not going to chime in on whether or not I think it is "tour issue", but consider these points:

 

1. The stamping / paintfill looks aftermarket to me. I've stamped and paintfilled my wedges, and they look like that. It appears that the paint has smudged outside the letters a bit, like an amateur did it. Just my opinion, mind you.

 

2. Joe Durant is a Cleveland staff player, so I'd be very surprised if he plays Titleist wedges, especially when Cleveland is famous for its wedges. I think Durant would play Cleveland wedges.

 

The fact that Durant is (and has been) a Cleveland staffer for many years makes me believe this wouldn't be his wedge. Again, just my opinion.

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I just checked The Golf Channel WITB section. Durant has played Cleveland wedges going back to 1997. The most recent bag check is 2001, but still Cleveland wedges.

 

If it were me, I'd need solid proof that this was / is Joe Durant's wedge.

 

I had thought that Joe was a Cleveland Staffer as well, but you never know with these guys. Cleveland Staff, TaylorMade Driver--you never know what these guys are going to stick in their bag. The stampings are pretty solid, just not the best picture.

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It's tour. But their std tours are just retails anyway.

Taylormade Qi10 9* Mitsubishi ZF 60TX

Taylormade Mini Driver 13.5 Mitsubishi ZF 70TX

Taylormade Qi10 5 wood 18* Project X HZRDUS Black 80 6.5
Srixon ZX5, ZX7 combo set 4-PW PX 6.0
Taylormade MG4 50.09 SB, 56.14 HB, 60.09 SBC DG S400 Black Onyx
Taylormade Spider Tour Z 
Titleist Pro V1X 2023

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[quote name='tpariff' post='208636' date='Jun 6 2006, 12:42 PM']I'm not going to chime in on whether or not I think it is "tour issue", but consider these points:

1. The stamping / paintfill looks aftermarket to me. I've stamped and paintfilled my wedges, and they look like that. It appears that the paint has smudged outside the letters a bit, like an amateur did it. Just my opinion, mind you.

2. Joe Durant is a Cleveland staff player, so I'd be very surprised if he plays Titleist wedges, especially when Cleveland is famous for its wedges. I think Durant would play Cleveland wedges.

The fact that Durant is (and has been) a Cleveland staffer for many years makes me believe this wouldn't be his wedge. Again, just my opinion.[/quote]
So someone tell me what is the big difference between a tour issued wedge and retail? It certainly cannot be the metal or paint fill. Is it more the nostalgia of having a tour issued wedge vs a retail.

P.S. I'm not knocking anyone choice to have a tour issue wedge.

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