This a wedge 12 months for Titleist, which suggests golfers ought to get their first have a look at Vokey SM8 (assuming it follows the identical numbering) within the wild in about seven months. Nevertheless, for those who’re the impatient kind, you truly don’t have to attend to attain new Vokey wedges — nevertheless it’ll value you.
Titleist Japan has considerably of a cult following within the States, despite the fact that the gear producer has each conceivable possibility obtainable to golfers in North America. It’s mainly a case of wanting what you possibly can’t have. The JDM (Japanese Home Market) places a premium on high-end cast supplies and clear graphics that resonate overseas.
In different phrases, these golf equipment don’t appear to be those at your native golf store.
The most recent instance is Titleist Japan’s Vokey Cast wedge, which is at the moment producing important buzz in gear circles. The top has a clear look with solely the Titleist script and a high-polish chrome part seen on the again of the top.
Till lately, solely inventory images of the wedge have been floating across the web. They have been ample. However because of a person on Instagram, who goes by the deal with kenta_yamada0428, we’ve in-hand photographs of the wedge.
Fascinated by selecting one up? You’ve got two choices: Hop a flight to Japan and go all the way in which to choose them up (not advisable except your disposable revenue is countless), or hop on-line and shell out roughly $250 for a single scoring membership. To place that worth into perspective, SM7 goes for $150 at retail. Like I discussed on the outset, these wedges received’t be low-cost.
After all, there’s a cause for the excessive worth: In line with on-line studies, Vokey Cast apparently goes by way of a co-forging course of just like what’s at the moment discovered contained in the cavity of AP2, whereby high-density tungsten is positioned within the toe for MOI functions.
Tungsten and titanium interior weights are packed into the top to change the CG location and flight. Vokey’s SM7 has an identical design all through the whole loft vary, nevertheless it’s seen on the again of the top.
Concealing the expertise means every Vokey Cast head has the identical look, no matter loft. It’s an intriguing design. And with it being launched nicely prematurely of SM8 in one other a part of the world, it makes you marvel if we’ll see something comparable right here within the States.
For now, you’ll must make-do with Vokey Cast. Assuming you will discover one.