Is the new Vokey SM6 better than the SM5.... Yes! But let me explain...
I get asked the question all the time, "Is the new model really better than the previous?". More often than not, I usually say "No, not really". Why? Because from year to year, there really isn't "new" technology introduced to make it better. This year is one of those exceptions...
Not every year, but every 5 years (or so) there will be a big difference in technology, and the OEM's can introduce something that they couldn't do previously. Having said that, this is one of those times... The new SM6 has introduced the next big leap in golf wedge technology, out-performing the new SM5 in many ways. Im not saying you need to throw away your SM5's to the corner of your garage or basement. Like any new club, they are not going to make you a better golfer overnight like magic, you still need to practice to get better... But the SM6 will help minimize mis-hits for hopefully a more consistent short-game.
"I didn't know how Voke could improve on what he did with the SM5s but somehow he's done it again, he and his team. These are amazing. I can't wait to put them in my bag."-Jordan Spieth
Below I will explain what is new with the SM6 wedges that the SM5 does not offer. Two of the three main design features are new to the SM6 wedge. Only one is featured on the previous SM5, the grinds.
Titleist Vokey SM6 Review:
a. Improved Distance Gapping - Progressive CG (Center of Gravity)
b. Shot Versatility - Custom Fit to Swing Type and Course Conditions (SM5 features this)
c. TX4 Grooves - Maximum Spin and Control
Progressive CG Design - Exact Control with Exceptional Feel
Center of Gravity is behind the ball at impact to flight shots better. This aligns CG of each loft to ideal impact position.
Custom Fit to swing type and course conditions via 5 unique grinds.
•Sweeper / Firm Conditions
•Neutral / Normal Conditions
M, S, F-Grind
•Digger / Soft Conditions
Maximum Spin and Control
|•Narrower, Deeper grooves on lofts 46º - 54º|
•Wider, Shallower grooves on lofts 56º - 62º
•Groove Comparison between high lofts and low lofts
|•Parallel Face Texture for more consistent groove edges.|
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