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Black, Tour Chrome, or Brushed Steel


Which Color SM8 should I get?  

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  1. 1. Which color?

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Ok, you guys talked me into some SM8’s.  I am buying them one at a time because I’ve never gamed Vokeys before and at demo days I haven’t really cared for them.  But with the T100s I am missing a PW.  The set PW is 44... so, I am starting with a 48° wedge, then getting a 54° S grind bent to 53°, then a 58° S grind... toyed with the idea of the K grind, but... maybe next time, or a 62° K grind that would be 16° of bounce... 🤔

 

Anyways, which freaking color should I get?  Leaning towards Brushed Steel, and maybe black, but Tour Chrome would match the set... what the heck do I pick?

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Ok.  I narrowed it down between Black and Tour Chrome.  The Brushed Steel is our, but I’ll leave it in for voting reasons.

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2 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Ok.  I narrowed it down between Black and Tour Chrome.  The Brushed Steel is our, but I’ll leave it in for voting reasons.

that’s a shame. i heard the brushed steel are 5 yards longer and spin an extra thousand rpm 😂😂

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

Ok, you guys talked me into some SM8’s.  I am buying them one at a time because I’ve never gamed Vokeys before and at demo days I haven’t really cared for them.  But with the T100s I am missing a PW.  The set PW is 44... so, I am starting with a 48° wedge, then getting a 54° S grind bent to 53°, then a 58° S grind... toyed with the idea of the K grind, but... maybe next time, or a 62° K grind that would be 16° of bounce... 🤔

 

Anyways, which freaking color should I get?  Leaning towards Brushed Steel, and maybe black, but Tour Chrome would match the set... what the heck do I pick?

Easy BS....works in the wedges flawless

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I just ordered a Black 48 D Grind SM8 to fill a gap between my 43 and 54. 

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10 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I just ordered a Black 48 D Grind SM8 to fill a gap between my 43 and 54. 

What gap?  43... 54... 60.  Perfect!  😃

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1 minute ago, Kenny B said:

What gap?  43... 54... 60.  Perfect!  😃

you know, I relaize you were at least partly joking.  But at my level there is a lot of truth to that, I sometimes get a kick out of reading about how us amateur golfers get all technical on things that better golfers find a way to work with.  Such as gapping, I mean does it really matter to a 25 handicap if his gaps are 4 or 6 degrees?   And while I'm not quite a 25 I'm including myself in that, as I'm not precise enough to really dial it in like that. 

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3 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

you know, I relaize you were at least partly joking.  But at my level there is a lot of truth to that, I sometimes get a kick out of reading about how us amateur golfers get all technical on things that better golfers find a way to work with.  Such as gapping, I mean does it really matter to a 25 handicap if his gaps are 4 or 6 degrees?   And while I'm not quite a 25 I'm including myself in that, as I'm not precise enough to really dial it in like that. 

Back in my SCOR days I had their wedges in 42, 46, 50, 54, and 58.  Did the nice gaps help my game; not really.  I have found that apparently I don't have the game to take advantage of precise gaps.  I had too many choices for the shot to be played.

Yes, I was partly joking!!  I know it will look nice in the bag though!!  😉

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8 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

@Shankster here’s a comparison pic for you of my jet black 56 brand new and after 3-4 rounds of use 

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Thanks.  That rules out black for me.  I believe I have decided to get the set GW anyways.  It’s mostly a full swing club.

 

I will be looking at the 53° and the 58° in chrome.... but I might be adding the hybrid first. Really wish I was closer to a fitting center.  Can’t decide on a 510 Utility or a Hybrid... 

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I'm too late to this party, but I would have voted None of the Above.  Friends don't let Friends play Titleist....   😈

Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, DGS300; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; Golden Ram TW276, DGS; Golden Ram TW282, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 56*, DGS
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4 minutes ago, NRJyzr said:

I'm too late to this party, but I would have voted None of the Above.  Friends don't let Friends play Titleist....   😈

What would you recommend ?

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11 minutes ago, Shankster said:

What would you recommend ?


Callaway, Ping, or Mizuno near the top of my list,.  For my own purposes, I'd probably look to Maltby wedges first.  They don't have the array of grind options that OEMs have, but they *do* have plenty of sole width options.  I've got a couple Maltby wedges and they're quite awesome.  I'm looking to possibly get a 58* or even a 56*, my wedge configuration is unsettled at the moment.

Side note about the Maltby wedges....  in the question section for the M-Series+ is the following:  The 60 mid is sold out and we will not be getting any more of these M-Series + black wedges in stock. We are making some minor changes to this series and changing from a black finish to a satin finish so that they will be more adjustable for loft and lie. At this time I do not have a date as to when we will see the new model. 

I like this change, as the adjustability issues with the DBM finish make me a bit nervous.  My wedges are the non-DBM Maltby Design wedges that were the predecessory to the M-Series+.

If you're looking for additional commentary about how well they work, I would check a few of the Popeye discussions; some posts in a TS1 or TS2 thread, and there's a TSW thread of its own.  There are several folks who've tried the various models, don't remember seeing negative comments.

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2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
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anything besides black...

Black is for woods and putters...

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Ok.  I narrowed it down between Black and Tour Chrome.  The Brushed Steel is our, but I’ll leave it in for voting reasons.

Black always black....


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anything besides black...
Black is for woods and putters...

Can’t help it, love the black


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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Nothing but Jet Black for me. I hate looking down at a wedge in the bright sun and getting blinded by the reflection from the face of the club.

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