September 24, 2016
Bob Vokey the undisputed champ of Wedges
If Scotty Cameron is the coolest guy in golf, then Bob Vokey (Vokes to all of the Titleist team) is the world heavyweight champion of all that is associated with wedges.
As part of the Golf Monthly team on location at the Titleist headquarters in Carlsbad California, we were privileged to spend a complete day with the great man finding out what makes this legendary icon the best in the business.
It’s quite simple, his passion for the game comes over in every word and syllable he gives to every question answered.
In front of camera he even looks like a golfing hero.
It’s this combination of appearance and knowledge of the game that keeps you glued to every word he speaks about Golf, his experience with players and of course Wedge design.
His Knowledge is unparalleled, he is still very much hands on and goes to work every working day of the week.
I was very envious of GM’S Digital Editor Neil Tappin who had a complete customised wedge fitting with Vokes.
I witnessed first hand the expertise of how his eyes and ears analysed the swing, contact, flight and control of every shot Neil made. It really underpinned the all important role of Wedge Custom fitting.
It’s no wonder that there’s a waiting list of two years to have a one-on-one fitting with the Champ.