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Vokey SM8s Wedges - Horrible Tin Metal Sound


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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

Isn't there tape at the end of the shaft already?


I would assume so, I just re-gripped my SM8’s and they had tape at the end of the shaft. And for what it’s worth, I haven’t noticed any tinny sound, and that’s with TT DG Wedgeflex, which I believe is the S300.

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Hit a friends 56 anc 52 today at the range.  Pure sweetness, really great sounding and feeling.   Can’t wait for my 3 to come in.  My SM7 grooves are getting a bit worn. 

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I've had this same experience with a set of Nike Pro Combo irons.  The 9 just felt tinny and awful while the entire set was pure sauce.

If what you've described is the same then I would bet it's a bad bond.  Someone posted about this a year or so ago with a custom grind Vokey and it was the same thing.  Send it back, no reason you should not get what you paid for.  

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This is interesting because this is the first time I'm seeing this post but I got a set of T300's with the added on W1 and W2 fitted (53* and 48*) and have experienced the same thing with them. Every other club in the set has a very satisfying click sound through contact but never get that with those clubs and most of the time it's a very twangy sound, even on short swings like pitching and chipping. Did you figure anything out? I just reached out to my fitter after giving it some time and am going to try to get through there sometime soon to have him take a look. 

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On 5/31/2021 at 4:33 PM, cnosil said:

Isn't there tape at the end of the shaft already?


Mine didn’t have any.  That’s the problem

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47 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Mine didn’t have any.  That’s the problem

Interesting.  No tape at all or just none covering the opening in the end of the shaft.  

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5 hours ago, cnosil said:

Interesting.  No tape at all or just none covering the opening in the end of the shaft.  

Just over the end.  Reminds me of my old clubs.  I popped all the tape sticking tees in them as a kid.  They all sounded hollow and garbage can like.  My cobra wedges did this, and that Hi Toe Taylormade with TT shafts.

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