Titleist 2009 Vokey Wedges

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Does anyone know where to get them from? Best prices etc? Or are they even out yet?

I love the look of the new ones and the two vokey spin milled wedges I have now are about done in!

medwayjon - I noticed you have them? Where did you get yours from?

Slightly different issue - does anyone know the best way to bring wedges "Back to life"?!! Mine are a bit worn now and thought if I can't get hold of the 2009 model just yet i'll try something to get a bit of zip back!!

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Why dont you have them re-grooved?

Check with your local pro to see if he has the tool to do this.

If not, you could always pick one of the tools up off the net and do it yourself.
 

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Why dont you have them re-grooved?

Check with your local pro to see if he has the tool to do this.

If not, you could always pick one of the tools up off the net and do it yourself.

The trouble with the re-groved option, is that manufactures already take the groves to the optimum width, depth, face radius etc, it's generaly only the shape that changes. So the re-sharpening tool you can buy for your groves, might render the club illigal.

You could always take the club to a machine shop, have the clubs face re-machined, and then new groves put in......but then this would'nt be as cheep as a new club.
 

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Thanks for the help,

I've already spoken to my club pro and he doesn't want to do them? Didn't say why but said he has never offered the service before so won't do them?

I'll have a look on ebay for a tool or something and try have a go myself, and i'll also have a look at the New Vokeys as they do look really nice!!

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The regrooving tool cant be used on spin milled faces it will mess things up big style and prob be illegal

Online golf sell the new ones all the lofts and lies so can get a direct match to your old ones
 

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Why? The tool doesn't alter the face of the club, only the inside edges of the actual grooves. The tool effectively removes the material that has bent into the groove (narrowing it) due to the constant battering of golf balls/stones/dirt. Once used the grooves will be back to regulation sizes.
 

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If the tool removes the bent material not puts its back to where is was wont it make the grooves bigger

I was only talking about the spin milled versions with the milled face with u grooves.
It can only be done on v grooved clubs properly, they would have to be taken away and done on a machine then have the spin milled face put back on them as it will disturb it.

Its onlt what i got told when i looked into doing it so not 100% on it
 

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i just ordered the new vokeys 3 of them and i traded in my own vokeys i have and got £30 each for them so means am only paying £49 each for the new ones but i have to wait till march for the 48 degree wedge as on back order from titleist
 

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Why? The tool doesn't alter the face of the club, only the inside edges of the actual grooves. The tool effectively removes the material that has bent into the groove (narrowing it) due to the constant battering of golf balls/stones/dirt. Once used the grooves will be back to regulation sizes.

No it doesn't alter the face of the club, but it does alter the groves. The groves have to fall within specified sizes.
The width 0.035 inches and the depth 0.020 inches.

So when using this scraping/broaching tool how do you know your keeping your groves within those dimensions?
 

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Dont quote me on this but the tool I refered to I beleive has an implement that doesn't allow you to groove any wider or deeper than what is allowed.
 

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ts cutting edge will slice through stainless steel and titainium effortlessly, its unique shape ensuring compliance with the R & A & the USGA regulations on grooves size by controlling the width & depth of cut, when it bottoms out its shape prevents it going deeper, it will not cut deeper or wider than is allowed by the rules of golf.

An extract from the first one I came across on ebay.

The link for anyone who wants to take a look
 

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But if the grooves start out at legal maximum, there will be no material to remove, without going illegal. Unless, if by wear, the grooves close up. Through hitting a plastic golf ball, I think not. Obviously you could remove stone damage, but that is about it. To me, if this tool removes any material, to sharpen the grooves, then it must make the club illegal. Obviously, if you had a very old wedge, where the face has worn significantly, such that the grooves were begining to disappear, then you could legitimately put them back, but this sort of wear takes 20 years, not one season.

To me, the only use for this tool would be to clean the grooves, not sharpen them, as tool which 'fits' the grooves will clean them better than a brush, which must leave debris in the corners.
 
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