Wow! Is my Titleist Vokey SM4 56 degree that worn out? Or are the new grooves on the SM5 that much better?
I don't ever recall being able to get my ball to really one hop check. True, I am playing these premium Callaway SR1 balls that have more greenside spin, but still, I was never able to really get my chips to really check up with my old 56 SM4. But today I had some really impressive chips and pitches around the greens with the SM5s.
The other thing I'm really like is the bounce/grind. Frankly, no really what they really are, but it seems like the bounce/grind combination I chose is more forgiving. Less digging, able to glide through. I never liked the way the sole on my old wedge looked, these looks much better and instills more confidence. Apprently the "S" grind is named after Steve Stricker. The raw black finish looks mean. We'll see if I still like them when they start to rust.
Overall, very happy that I picked up these wedges.