In 2010 the Japan Only Titleist TVD was one of our top selling wedges no doubt. This is the new 2011 model. What makes it so cool? well first it’s only offered to Tour players as well as on rare occasions sold in very limited numbers at Vokey Wedgeworks to the public. The Japan TVD-R CC features a slightly different stamping but the best part is it’s sold all year around. This in my opinion is their best wedge to date. A word that describes them that comes to mind is refinement. It’s not forged or even made in Japan It’s just a solid wedge and that makes it a must for any vokey fanatics collection.
The new TVD-R features a new grind from Bob Vokey called the “R” Grind. The R Grind is a modified TVD grind featuring a pre worn leading edge which allows for easy in and easy out clearance through the turf. The new TVD-R features a spin milled face and C-C grooves (Condition of Competition conforming grooves). The crescent shaped bounce surface is narrowed and cambered for shot making along with tour proven heel toe and trailing edge relief to create more pure impact. The leading edge grind is what I would call perfect.
The TVD-R is available in 8 loft/bounce options 48/8, 50/9, 52/10, 54/11, 56/12, 58/10, 60/9, and 62/8. The 62* sounds nice doesn’t it? You can custom order it with a variety of different shaft options and swing weights. Graphite, KBS Tour, DGHL & SL and other NS Pro offerings. The standard shafts are the usual S200 & NS950 and with those you can achive a D1-D3 balance but depending on what optional shaft you select it can go as high as D5.
I think the grind is standout, it’s got everything I want just wish it was forged of S20C. I have the previous TVD and it IMO isn’t as sexy. Which leads me to the question and today’s poll:
The new Titleist Japan 2011 TVD-R C-C Wedge will be part of our 12 wedge shootout soon to come. stay tuned to see which top wedge makers get honors.