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First Look: Cleveland Golf RTX-3 Wedges

Cleveland RTX-3 Black Pearl (Blade)
Cleveland RTX-3 Black Pearl (Blade)
Cleveland RTX-3 Black Pearl (Blade)

The latest generation of wedges from Cleveland Golf have arrived on tour and will be available at retail soon.

The Cleveland Golf RTX-3 wedges will be available in a Blade (three finishes), Cavity Back, and Women’s Cavity Back model.

The variety will allow them to be fitted to suit a wide range of golfers. They each incorporate three key technologies.

As described by the company –

NEW Feel Balancing Technology. This patent-pending technology shifts the centre of gravity closer to the centre of the wedge face – the impact zone – to decrease vibration and maximize head stability at impact. By adding a microcavity inside the hosel and shortening the hosel, nine grams of mass are optimally redistributed in the head for a more centreed CG location. This improves feel and tightens shot dispersion, giving you maximum control.

NEW V Sole Grinds. Three tour-proven grinds feature a V shape with more leading edge bounce to help get the club head through the turf faster at impact. This promotes crisper feel and more consistent head speed for increased spin and control. The V-LG () is Cleveland’s narrowest low bounce sole for maximum versatility, the V-MG (••) has mid bounce suitable for a wide range of players and turf conditions, and the V-FG (•••) is a forgiving full sole design with trailing edge relief.

NEW Rotex Face. Three innovations combine to maximize spin with more consistency. New Tour Zip Grooves have a deeper, narrower U shape with a sharp edge radius in all lofts to enhance contact across a wide variety of conditions. The advanced, 2-pass micro milling pattern increases friction and is directionally enhanced by loft: low lofts (46°- 52°) have a straighter pattern to accommodate full shots and high lofts (54°- 64°) have a more angled pattern to optimize open-face shots. Laser Milling precisely roughens the face surface to the conforming limit.

“After spending more than two years developing these wedges, Cleveland Golf is very proud with the finished product,” said John Rae, Vice President of Research & Development for Srixon / Cleveland Golf / XXIO. “Our testing proves the three key technologies in RTX-3 can help golfers get the ball closer to the hole, a tremendous benefit for any player that supports Cleveland Golf’s unmatched commitment to the short game.”

Scott Carlyle, Sr. Vice President – Global Marketing, added: “I’m privileged to have been involved in developing Cleveland Golf wedges for most of the past decade, and the RTX-3 represents some of the biggest steps we have taken in what we consider our three key wedge factors: shape, feel and spin performance.”

The RTX-3 Blade, Cavity Back and Women’s Cavity Back are all available in the Tour Satin finish. For the Blade, two additional finishes have been developed with significant enhancements:

  • Black Satin. This new finish has been enhanced through a proprietary process that not only gives it a sleek look, but makes it ultra-durable and longer lasting than previous black finishes.
  • Tour Raw. Back by popular demand, this new finish rusts over time for a distinctive look. The Tour Raw models available to consumers are the same models in the bags of Cleveland Golf tour staffers.

The Cleveland Golf RTX-3 wedge line, which launches to retail on Friday, September 16, is available in lofts from 46° to 64° in both right-handed and left-handed options.