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Cleveland Aims For Accuracy

By John Steinbreder – Global Golf Post

56 StdBounce Satin CB MoneyCleveland Golf engineers say they have employed three key technologies in the company’s new RTX-3 line, which they describe as the most accurate wedges they have ever made.

First is “feel balancing,” which entails the shifting of the center of gravity closer to the impact zone to decrease vibration and maximize head stability. Then, they produced a trio of V-shaped grinds with more leading-edge bounce to get the club through the turf faster and promote a crisper feel and more consistent head speed.

56 Std BS Blade HeroFinally, the technicians endowed the Rotex face with new Tour Zip grooves that have a deeper, narrower U shape with a sharp-edge radius to enhance contact no matter what the conditions. They also designed a micro-milling pattern to increase friction, with the lower lofts (46 to 52 degrees) boasting a straighter pattern to accommodate full shots and the higher lofts (54 to 64 degrees) having a more angled one to optimize open-face shots.

“After spending more than two years developing these wedges, Cleveland Golf is very proud with the finished product,” says John Rae, vice president of research and development for Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO. “Our testing proves the three technologies in RTX-3 can help golfers get the ball closer to the hole.”

The RTX-3 comes in three models: Blade, Cavity Back and Women’s Cavity Back. The Blades are geared to be the most versatile, and the slightly larger Cavity Back more forgiving. As for the Women’s version, it utilizes an Action Ultralite 50-gram shaft for higher and easier launches.

All models are offered with a Tour Satin finish, and the Blades also come in Black Satin and Tour Raw.

Republished with permission by Global Golf Post.

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