ClubTest 2022: New Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete review of the new Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges.
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Titleist Vokey SM9
We tested: Various lofts
Our take: It’s hard enough to convince a nation of golfers to abandon their old gear in favor of the latest-and-greatest in short-game tech. But turning the opinion of a notoriously fickle pro like Jordan Spieth? A waste of time … unless you’re the SM9. The latest innovation from wedge legend Bob Vokey immediately entered Spieth’s bag upon its January 2022 launch — a sign of the performance improvements from the new line, which focused heavily on improving shot versatility and control. “It feels soft, it spins a lot,” raved one member of GOLF’s ClubTest. “It feels better than any Vokey I’ve tried in years.” If the early portion of ’22 is any indication, it would seem Spieth agrees.
Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges
The details: Sometimes the toughest changes are the subtlest ones, like in the SM9, where Titleist engineers added weight to the back toe to raise the club’s overall CG. In moving the CG further in front of the clubface, the SM9 produces shots with lower trajectory and greater spin, giving players more control. Titleist also overhauled its groove cutting process, tightening the spin tolerance to ensure sharper grooves and higher overall spin rates.