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Bob Vokey Question...Do You Have One?
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January 10, 2015
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Putting together a number of interviews for the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show.  

Among them may be a chat with Bob Vokey, the master wedge craftsman from Titleist.

I've not interviewed him in a couple years but he's a brilliant guy, funny, and...Canadian.

If you had a chance to ask him a question (and you may suggest a couple) what would it be?

I'll sort through the questions and, if the interview happens, try to work it in.

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January 11, 2015
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1. How do you stay creative and relevant in a wedge market that seems saturated with offerings?

2. Five years on, what are your thoughts now on the 2010 groove change? Has your position changed at all since then?

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January 16, 2015
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Alright folks...Vokey interview confirmed.

If you want an opportunity for Bob Vokey to answer your question you better get posting.

It needs to be posted here by next Tuesday at the latest.

Best question gets asked.

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January 17, 2015
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I've been trying to come up with something good and am coming up blank. The best I can come up with is: what would be a disastrous rule change for the wedge industry? A ban on urethane balls or a 'stickiness' maximum instituted like the limits placed on driver numbers? Any rule changes besides groove rules you'd like to see?

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January 22, 2015
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Just wanted to let Rule1 that Bob Vokey answered your question on inspiration yesterday.  I'll post the answer next week and it will be part of complete interview we write up.

BTW...Bob used to come up Gatineau all the time to play broom ball.  

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January 22, 2015
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Just wanted to let Rule1 that Bob Vokey answered your question on inspiration yesterday.  I'll post the answer next week and it will be part of complete interview we write up.

BTW...Bob used to come up Gatineau all the time to play broom ball.  

Cool, thanks!

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February 5, 2015
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Rule1, just thought I would follow up and get this posted for you.  Still working on transcribing the full interview for a story.

FGM: How do you stay creative and relevant in a wedge market that seems saturated with offerings? 

Bob Vokey:  You know, maybe it comes from my dad.  Going way back my dad was a fine tool and dye maker, up in Canada, of course.  He always told me “there are no free rides in this world, you've got to work hard, all the time.”  So that was probably it, it got into my DNA at the time.....A lot of what I do comes from working with golfers and what they tell me. Look at the SM5's, that came from looking at what may not have been quite right from the SM2's and 3's, and 4's. The SM5's have been phenomenal but we're coming on a new line, probably for next year, and right now I am making adjustments on the soles. I like to improve all the time."

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