Titleist’s Vokey Design SM8 wedges, which are the most used wedges on Tour, are now available in a new slate blue finish.
As with the rest of the other finishes in the SM8 range – chrome, brushed steel, jet black and raw – the new slate blue model is offered in 23 loft, bounce, and grind options, for both right and left-handed golfers, and features the same design specifications, including a progressive centre of gravity that is pushed forward of the face for increased MOI, improved consistency and softer, more solid feel, as well as precision spin milled grooves that maximise spin.
The finish is applied like a PVD finish, but with a unique material and more time intensive process that combine to provide a deep, rich slate blue colour that is extremely durable.
Titleist wedge designer Bob Vokey has always stressed the importance of players having confidence in their wedge at address, and finish plays a key role in that. “A player has to love their wedge when they look down at it,” he said. “Also, very often wedge finishes can be beautiful, but they won’t last. At the same time, the most durable finishes often aren’t stunning. Slate Blue combines the two. Not only will golfers love their wedge when they see it in the shop, the finish will last through the course of normal play.”
The standard shaft option is True Temper’s Dynamic Gold S200 with a blue/white BV Wings New Decade Multi Compound grip. Most custom shafts and grips are included at no additional charge. Additional customisations, such as character stamping, are available for an additional fee.
Vokey Design SM8 wedges in slate blue have an RRP of £179 and will be at retail from March 19.