Bob Vokey Day
This week I attended a Titlelist Vokey wedge seminar at Cumberwell Park GC.
Bob Vokey the designer of Vokey wedges was there, a very enthusiastic and passionate man of 75 years who was explaining why he has different Grinds on his wedges for different swing types, and how even the top players at times have the wrong loft, bounce and grind on their wedges.
He told a story from back in 2000 when he noticed that Tiger Woods was not getting the correct loft and accuracy on his wedges. Tiger had extra stiff shafts in all his clubs, so Bob made him new wedges with Stiff shafts. Tiger then found he had a better feel from them and went on a winning run in tournaments and put it down to his improved short game.
We see a lot of golfers who only have a Wedge and Sand wedge in their golf bag and there is generally a 8-10 degree loft gap between these clubs. So it means trying to change your swing length to get the distance you require, but often it results in a miss hit.
If you want to improve your wedge play you need to get the correct loft gapping between clubs to achieve the distance you need and help to hit more greens and reduce your score.
One example of getting the correct bounce and grind on your wedge was this week when Neil Merrick came to get a 60 degree wedge. He has a problem with bunker shots, and often found he under hit shots off the fairway. After watching him hit his own wedge I selected two clubs I felt would improve this, they both had more bounce as this is what his swing type needed. After using the clubs on the short game area, we went to his least favourite bunker on the left of the 11th green, he straight away got the ball up and out of the bunker.
When you buy Wedges don't just walk in and pick one up and buy it make sure we help you get the correct loft to fill the gap you have and the correct bounce to suit your swing.
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PING Demo & Club fitting day - Friday, 17 July - 11am-3pm
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to try out the fantastic G30 Driver which has taken the industry by storm over the past few months - Turbulator Technology in the crown helps generate faster clubhead speed and ball velocity for longer, more accurate tee shots in the G30 and G30 SF Tec drivers.
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Come along with your own driver and take the 10 yard challenge to see if you can outdrive your current driver.
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