Vokey Adds a Familiar Favorite to WedgeWorks Catalog
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Vokey Adds a Familiar Favorite to WedgeWorks Catalog

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Vokey Adds a Familiar Favorite to WedgeWorks Catalog

If you’ve been a MyGolfSpy reader for any period of time, you know that I get unnaturally excited about Vokey WedgeWorks release.

I will not apologize.

If it were up to me (and it’s probably best it isn’t), WedgeWorks announcements would be televised. I’d host viewing parties; my Australian friend would come, and everyone would eat tacos and drink Fosters. All of the wedges would come in Slate Blue (The Best Finish™).

The point is that when Vokey drops a new grind in WedgeWorks, I’m invariably here for it.

This time around, I’m a little more chill. Y’all can still come to the party.

The Vokey WedgeWorks L Grind

Vokey is following up last month’s WedgeWorks Low Bounce K Grind with an also low bounce L Grind. It’s arguably the least exotic release in WedgeWorks history, if only because the L has been a staple of the Vokey retail lineup going back to at least SM4 (that’s as far back as the records go on the Vokey website).

The L Grind (available in 58 and 60 degrees with four degrees of bounce)  … you know it, you might love it and now you can buy it (again). Hope the two-month delay wasn’t too rough.

The refresher here is that with SM10, the Vokey team decided to swap the L Grind for the T Grind. The move made sense considering I’m more of T Grind guy but also because the T Grind has become insanely popular on the PGA Tour. In recent years, the T has been the go-to choice for nearly anyone looking for a versatile low-bounce lob wedge.

Given that there’s already enough confusion about sole grinds without having two lob wedges with four degrees of bounce in the lineup, it made sense to boot the L from the retail lineup.

The addition of the L gives Vokey three low-bounce lob wedge options. If that sounds like a lot, it kind of is, but that’s the point. There’s enough nuance between the grinds that giving golfers a choice between the three makes sense.

Also, no rule says you can only choose one.

T Grind versus L Grind (versus Low Bounce K)

It’s perhaps a simplification but you can think of wedge grinds as existing on a spectrum that runs from versatility on one end to forgiveness on the other.

Among Vokey’s low-bounce lob wedge options, you’ll find the T Grind at the extreme end of the versatility side. With a significant amount of heel, toe and trailing edge relief, the leading edge of the T sits tight to the ground in nearly every orientation.

The downside is that you don’t have to miss by much for the sharp leading edge to dig its way to Chunk City.

On the forgiving end (at least among low-bounce options) sits the Low Bounce K grind. With its wide sole, many golfers (especially steeper swingers) will find it the better choice in softer conditions and from bunkers.

It was Rory McIlroy’s lob wedge of choice during his recent win at the Wells Fargo.

The knock on the Low Bounce K (can we all agree to call it the LBK moving forward?) is that it doesn’t offer much in the way of sole relief, so if you tend to manipulate the face around the greens, it’s going to be more difficult to work with than the other options.

The star of today’s story – the L Grind – sits between the two, though I’m inclined to say it’s more T than LBK. Like the T, the L Grind’s sole trends narrow. There is relief in the heel, toe and trailing edge but it’s not as aggressive as it is in the T.

With that, when the face is open, the L doesn’t sit quite as close to the ground as the T. Distilled into a single sentence, the L Grind is slightly less versatile and a bit more forgiving than the T Grind.

Both are frequently described as being for firm conditions or for golfers with shallow attack angles.

If you’re looking for a bit more bounce and a wider sole, the M grind is also an option.

Options, Availability and Pricing

Like all Vokey wedges, the WedgeWorks L Grind is available with advanced personalization and custom options.

Those options include:

  • Eight unique toe engravings 
  • Stamping options | 10-character Straight/Freestyle stamping; 15 characters around the toe; and two lines of 10 characters each 
  • Custom paint-filled | Loft and Grind markings and BV Wings logo 
  • SM10 wedges can also be custom ordered with an industry-leading selection of shafts, grips, shaft bands and ferrules. For a complete list of options, visit www.Vokey.com.

The stock build includes a True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shaft and Titleist Universal 360 grip.

The Vokey WedgeWorks L Grind is available in 58 (RH only) and 60 degrees (RH/LH) with a raw finish.

Retail prices is $225. Available through golf shops worldwide and Vokey.com.

For more information, visit Vokey.com.

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      I have 58* versions of all three models. The LBK “fell” off he back of a TOUR truck. I did have to change the shaft. All three subtly different as pointed out though I would say at least for me are best used in firm conditions. I do got to an M or even D grind in Pacific Northwest winters. My favorite is the T grind. Though least forgiving it can get nearest to the bottom of the ball and the clubhead zips under the ball producing maximum spin.

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      glen o

      4 weeks ago

      Rory did use a LBK however he had it addition leading edge and trailing edge relief grinds on them so not really an apples to apples to say he just used a plain LBK wedge.

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