New Grooved Vokey's Announced
By Kickntrue on 9/28/09
The new Vokey Spinned Mill wedges are soon available with new grooves to conform to the USGA's new regulations.
The company says that, in general, the new Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C wedges will produce higher launch, less spin and more run-out than previous generations of Spin Milled grooves.Well, that certainly inspires me to run out and get them. Seriously, I do wonder- how many amateurs either won't know and go out and get them because they are the newest? Plus- is there a group of weekend hackers who actually WANTS to switch to the "lesser" equipment so they are playing with the same stuff as the pros? That group to me- is probably the most interesting.
Please do let me know if you'll be switching and why. In the meantime, I'm going to keep my wedges spinning.
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until i turn pro (dont laugh it could happen) i will use every technolgical advantage i can get my amatuer hands on!
The USGA announced that even as an amateur if you progress beyond the first stage of any Open qualifier, you must have conforming grooves. I got the letter last week...
I got '09 52, 56, and 60 degree spin milled Vokeys this year. I was in need of new ones anyway but I partially used this as an excuse for purchasing a new set of wedges.
does this also apply to the US am qualifier?
I want to play again but i don't want to buy a whole new set of clubs for 1 or 2 rounds
I need more spin... Sell me a wedge with sand paper or spikes on it's face.
Tim Horan says:
Why would any serious amateur want to play with an illegal advantage? Surely the only way you can judge how your game is doing is to compare apples with apples. Anything else is just cheating yourself. I have only just replaced my irons and only a few months earlier replaced my wedges. When in three years (or so) time I replace them again it will be with conforming grooves. I don't envisage taking part in any competitions requiring me to change in the interim.
I so totally agree with jessehunt85 and khorton01. Why in the world would anyone not engaging in tournament play want to play equipment that makes the game harder? I have been stocking up on wedges Vokey and others so that I have every advantage possible. I just started to be able to back the ball up nicely on wedge shots with my large groove wedges. I AM NOT GIVING THAT UP!
I would dare to say 99.9% of people usually want the equipment or product they buy to be better than what they have purchased in the past. If you use the "cheating" yourself logic all the people who have bought new LCD or Plasma TV's should throw them out and go back to CRT or even tube TV's. Maybe give up your new BMW`s or Lexus for a first generation model Corolla then too. Throw away the IPOD`s and go back to 8 track tapes! That`s crazy talk. I really feel sorry for all the manufacturers who have to produce an inferior product and then expect us to buy it. I can`t think of another industry that works that way? I am sure I am not alone in wanting to have fun golfing and everything that helps me play better makes it more fun. Is that wrong??? I don`t think so!
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