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A highly personalized wedge

By E. Michael Johnson

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Wedge issue: Vokey's TVD-K has many, many options.

Want to look like a tour player but lack a PGA Tour card? Titleist's new Vokey Design TVD-K wedges ($160 and up) let you add a variety of personal touches. The wedge comes in three loft/bounce combinations (56/12, 58/10 and 60/10) as well as two new finishes: California Chrome and Graphite Ion (pictured). The coolest feature of the TVD-K is the sole.

The design is based on Bob Vokey's work with Adam Scott, Jason Dufner and Ben Crane. The 56-degree has a wider, more cambered sole (better for use in the sand) than any wedge in Vokey's SM4 line. The 58- and 60-degree models have more bounce to help those who tend to dig into the turf. Everything from the aesthetic (toe engraving, personalized stamping, paint fill, shafts, ferrules and shaft bands) to the practical (grip, shaft and length/lie options) can be customized, leaving your inner tour player completely satisfied. More info.