The latest short-game offering from Cleveland Golf, a brand which has sold more than 10 million wedges globally, features their most high-performance technologies yet. Continual development and innovation from Cleveland Golf’s R&D team has resulted in the new RTX-3 wedges.
The RTX-3 Blade provides versatility and is ideal for maximising all-around wedge performance. Available in three different grinds – V-LG, V-MG and V-FG and in two different finishes: the classic Tour Satin, and ultra-durable Black Satin. The standard shaft is True Temper Dynamic Gold steel (wedge flex) and the standard grip is the Cleveland Blue Cap by Lamkin.
The RTX-3 wedges are built around three new key technologies proven to get the ball closer to the hole:
- Feel Balancing Technology – this patent-pending technology shifts the centre of gravity closer to the middle of the wedge face, decreasing vibration and maximising head stability at the point of impact. This new level of consistency and stability has been achieved by adding micro-activity inside the hosel, and shortening the hosel meaning nine grams of mass are optimally redistributed in the head for a more centred CG location.
- V Sole Grinds – three tour-proven grinds feature in a V shape with more leading edge bounce to help get the club head through the turf faster, and with less resistance at impact. Promoting a 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.
- Rotex Face – to maximise with even more consistency, three new innovations have been combined. New Tour Zip Grooves have a deeper narrower U shape 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. For example 46°- 52° have a straighter pattern to accommodate full shots and high lofts 54°- 64° have a more angled pattern to optimise open-face shots. Cleveland’s proven laser milling precisely roughens the face to the conforming USGA limit, allowing golfers the maximum amount of spin possible.
“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.”