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37 minutes ago, Slowstriker said:

Just got Vokey SM9 in 54 F Grind and 58 D Grind. They replaced 2 CBX 2 wedges that were too ‘bulky’. They will go with my Titleist T300 irons and have the same Mitsubishi Fubuki MV shafts. 8” of snow today, so I won’t know if this was a good switch until either in a simulator or Spring.

33 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

You have the SM9 already?   

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My suggestions to customers is if you have the 7's, switch to the 9's. If you have 8's, unless they are beat up, hold until the next release.

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14 minutes ago, HDTVMAN said:

My suggestions to customers is if you have the 7's, switch to the 9's. If you have 8's, unless they are beat up, hold until the next release.

Or if you like having new clubs then buy the 9s even if you have the 8s

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1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

You have the SM9 already?   

I've seen them and swung them but didn't hit a ball;  so some people do have them already. 

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35 minutes ago, SlowNLow said:

Just wait unti they get to 11....

(sorry couldn't help myself)

 

Exactly. My 56 & 60 Mizuno S18’s are beautiful and effective, I wouldn’t part with them.

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I wouldn't get too excited over the SM8's price dropping. 
From what I've heard around the camp fire, the remaining stock on SM8's is much lower than usual.
Which means either much less of a price drop, or if there is a price drop you may not be able to get the grind, loft bounce combination you are interested in.

I got a bag full of Cobras.... Well, not the putter... yet.

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13 hours ago, Middler said:

Exactly. My 56 & 60 Mizuno S18’s are beautiful and effective, I wouldn’t part with them.

Ditto. I hava 2 sets of Mizuno r12's that i intend playing for the next couple years at least. But im always keen to see how the vokeys feel

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On 1/3/2022 at 3:48 PM, HDTVMAN said:

My suggestions to customers is if you have the 7's, switch to the 9's. If you have 8's, unless they are beat up, hold until the next release.

I was trying to avoid switching, but my 7s are worn out (and replaced by other less expensive wedges), so I am sadly looking at dishing out some serious coin for 3 of these wedges.  I think they look okay to me.

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I am confident I am in the minority but I liked my 7’s better than my 8’s and I like the new CBX Zipcore better than all of them. 

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I've played SM4, then SM8 and have clearly seen better performance from the 8's. Will give the 9's a tke 9's a test drive, but also thinking of trying out the Mizuno's. Any other that would be worth comparing? 

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Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM9 54D (KBS 610) & 58M (KBS 610)

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On 1/7/2022 at 10:07 PM, Billy-Bo-Jim-Bob said:

I've played SM4, then SM8 and have clearly seen better performance from the 8's. Will give the 9's a tke 9's a test drive, but also thinking of trying out the Mizuno's. Any other that would be worth comparing? 

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4 hours ago, in4par said:

Many wedges out there better than Vokey...

Better for who? 

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The L Grind 58-04, a fixture in the Spin Milled series since its inception, was left out of the SM8 lineup.

I'm curious to see if the SM9s still left it out or not.

I can have an SM6 version completely rebuilt by The Iron Factory, but it will be significantly more expensive than a brand new club.

Still, that may be the only way to get the wedge I need (or at least want).

 

 

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12 hours ago, BostonSal said:

The L Grind 58-04, a fixture in the Spin Milled series since its inception, was left out of the SM8 lineup.

I'm curious to see if the SM9s still left it out or not.

I can have an SM6 version completely rebuilt by The Iron Factory, but it will be significantly more expensive than a brand new club.

Still, that may be the only way to get the wedge I need (or at least want).

 

 

I think there are maybe 7 people in this hemisphere who have a recurring need for a 4* bounce LW 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, bens197 said:

I think there are maybe 7 people in this hemisphere who have a recurring need for a 4* bounce LW 🙂

 

At the very inception of the concept, circa 1978/79, the original lob wedges were low bounce.  

Later, the highly popular Cleveland 691  58° was advertised at 0 bounce.

The idea was to avoid hitting the belly of the ball which is what happens when the trailing edge hits the ground first at a slow swing speed from just off the green.  If your hands are well ahead of the ball to avoid doing that, you're delofting the club.

I can't imagine a high bounce lob wedge.  That's a sand iron.

 

 

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Does anybody know when the complete specs for the SM9 line will be available?

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Titleist T100S___48°;     Edison 2.0___53º;     Titleist SM-9 (T)___58º;   Tad Moore Otto Hackbarth___putter;   

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13 minutes ago, BostonSal said:

At the very inception of the concept, circa 1978/79, the original lob wedges were low bounce.  

Later, the highly popular Cleveland 691  58° was advertised at 0 bounce.

The idea was to avoid hitting the belly of the ball which is what happens when the trailing edge hits the ground first at a slow swing speed from just off the green.  If your hands are well ahead of the ball to avoid doing that, you're delofting the club.

I can't imagine a high bounce lob wedge.  That's a sand iron.

 

 

People should learn better technique and how to use the bounce instead of the extra shaft lean which is where most amateurs destroy their short game because they end up sticking the club into the ground.

1 minute ago, BostonSal said:

Does anybody know when the complete specs for the SM9 line will be available?

The embargo date is sometime next month. Once the embargo is over we will all get to see the specs 

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46 minutes ago, BostonSal said:

At the very inception of the concept, circa 1978/79, the original lob wedges were low bounce.  

Later, the highly popular Cleveland 691  58° was advertised at 0 bounce.

The idea was to avoid hitting the belly of the ball which is what happens when the trailing edge hits the ground first at a slow swing speed from just off the green.  If your hands are well ahead of the ball to avoid doing that, you're delofting the club.

I can't imagine a high bounce lob wedge.  That's a sand iron.

 

 

Correct.  I am well-versed in history of golf clubs as someone who graduated high school as the GBB, 975D and DCI were all common among golf gear heads.

Re-read what I said from the original post 🙂

 

 

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1 hour ago, bens197 said:

Correct.  I am well-versed in history of golf clubs as someone who graduated high school as the GBB, 975D and DCI were all common among golf gear heads.

Re-read what I said from the original post 🙂

 

 

Sorry. Maybe I missed something.

The original post didn't address what I hadn't brought up yet.

The post in response to what I did bring up suggested that very few of us are still  looking for that club---probably true, although I am.

The last post indicated that you were aware of the original lob wedge concept.

No major disconnect so far.

It appears the issue is that the original concept of the lob wedge is no longer viable among most players, with a few folks like myself being the holdouts.  Is that it, or am I missing something?

 

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On 1/9/2022 at 7:00 AM, in4par said:

Many wedges out there better than Vokey...

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Hybrid - TSR1 19.0* - Fujikura Atmos Red Tour 75  

Hybrid - TSR1 23.0* - Fujikura Atmos Red Tour 75

Irons - T350 (2023) - 5-48W - True Temper AMT Red 95g-107g

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22 hours ago, BostonSal said:

The L Grind 58-04, a fixture in the Spin Milled series since its inception, was left out of the SM8 lineup.

I'm curious to see if the SM9s still left it out or not.

I can have an SM6 version completely rebuilt by The Iron Factory, but it will be significantly more expensive than a brand new club.

Still, that may be the only way to get the wedge I need (or at least want).

 

 

I wonder if that new A grind that popped up on a Wedgeworks i saw at a local shop might fill this spot?

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In a few months I'll probably move to SM9s and move my SM8s to the practice bag. I like to have a practice set of wedges; and a gamer set. I will probably buy a Vokey gap wedge to compare to the Mizuno gap wedge too. 

Driver: :titelist-small: TSR3 w/ LA Golf DJ Signature Series (65-4)

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5w: :srixon-small: ZX MKII w/ Graphite Design AD DI-7 XS

7w: :srixon-small: ZX MKII w/ Graphite Design AD DI-7 XS

4i-GW: :mizuno-small: JPX921 Forged w/ Nippon Modus Tour 105 S

54º: :vokey-small: SM9 D Grind w/ Nippon Modus Tour 105 S

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5vB w/ LA Golf P-Series SOHO 

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58 minutes ago, Dog Faced Pony Soldier said:

In a few months I'll probably move to SM9s and move my SM8s to the practice bag. I like to have a practice set of wedges; and a gamer set. I will probably buy a Vokey gap wedge to compare to the Mizuno gap wedge too. 

Have you noticed any issues with swapping between different wedges?

i personally couldn’t use two different types of wedges for practice and play. Irons and drivers no issues but with partial shots I need to know how my wedges will perform and if the designs between practice and gamer are different it’s going to impact on course play 

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Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

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They stopped making the L grind in a 58*, so I have not moved on. I keep checking eBay and if I find a SM6 (which I think was the last model that offered this) I try to buy it as a backup. 

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Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: MacGregor MT-86 Pro

Wedges: Vokey 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

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2 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Have you noticed any issues with swapping between different wedges?

i personally couldn’t use two different types of wedges for practice and play. Irons and drivers no issues but with partial shots I need to know how my wedges will perform and if the designs between practice and gamer are different it’s going to impact on course play 

Considering I am using the practice wedges with range balls and a mat… Zero issue. 😆

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3w: :srixon-small: ZX MKII w/ Graphite Design AD DI-7 XS

5w: :srixon-small: ZX MKII w/ Graphite Design AD DI-7 XS

7w: :srixon-small: ZX MKII w/ Graphite Design AD DI-7 XS

4i-GW: :mizuno-small: JPX921 Forged w/ Nippon Modus Tour 105 S

54º: :vokey-small: SM9 D Grind w/ Nippon Modus Tour 105 S

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5vB w/ LA Golf P-Series SOHO 

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