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Vokey Design SM9

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The SM9 builds on the SM8’s center-of-gravity position in front of the face that assists squaring the club at impact. This version slightly raises the CG vertically by adding weight higher in the clubhead. Progressive hosel lengths also raise the CG, which promotes a lower, more controllable flight. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: The SM9 features the first groove revision in a Vokey wedge since the SM6. A new “spin milled” cutting process creates the entire scoreline instead of just part of it. The result is a more consistent scoreline edge radius, allowing the grooves to be sharper and closer to the USGA limit. Confused by all the options? Here’s some advice from designer Bob Vokey: Go with more bounce in the sand wedge and less bounce in the lob wedge.  Read more>>

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Price: $180
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Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper
"Beautiful turf interaction with the full wedges. It doesn’t dig. The bounce and the sole sort of glide across the dirt with shallow divots."
Handicap, 2
Medium-Handicapper
"It shines on little finesse chips. Creates a lot of spin without much speed through the ball. It's a low checker speciality. Great feel on full shots and on bunker shots you can create a lot of spin."
Handicap, 8
High-Handicapper
“The sound and feel are the standard in this category. A nearly perfect wedge with an exquisite subtle crisp pop.”
Handicap, 12
Club Specs
Models Finish Price
Vokey Design SM9 Tour Chrome. Brushed Steel, Jet Black, RAW $180

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