Driver - Ping G w/ProjectX Even Flow Blue Stiff
3w - Mizuno ST180 set at 17 deg Tensei White Stiff
3H - Taylormade Rescue 19 deg Stock stiff shaft
4-GW - Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal (2 deg up and 1/2” long) Nippon Modus 120 Stiff
SW - Cleveland TA 588 56 Deg
LW - Cleveland RTX3 60 deg
Putter - Ping Scottsdale Y-Worry
Ball - Srixon ZStar
WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Get Fit Like A Pro: Win a Trip to Cleveland Golf HQ & a Full Bag of Cleveland GearBy GolfSpy Barbajo
Get Fit Like A Pro at Cleveland Golf
Win a Trip To Cleveland Golf for a Full Bag Fitting of the New Cleveland Gear
All right Golfspies, don't touch the knobs 'cause we're gonna have some fun with this one...
A Tour-Level custom club fitting truly is the Holy Grail for any avid golfer. For most of us, unfortunately, it's only a pipe dream.
For two of you, however, that dream is about to become a reality.
MyGolfSpy, along with Cleveland Golf, is looking for two lucky golfers for the golf experience of a lifetime - an all-expense-piad trip to Cleveland headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA for a full bag, driver to putter fitting featuring Cleveland's new Launcher irons and metal woods.
Oh yeah, you get to keep the whole shebang, too!
THE DETAILS:The two winners will each receive:
Round trip airfare to Southern California 1 night hotel, meals Tour level custom fitting for: Cleveland's new Launcher HB driver/FW/hybrids Cleveland's new Launcher CBX or Launcher HB irons Cleveland wedges, including the new CBX Cleveland Huntington Beach or TFi 2135 putter Srixon's golf balls A personalized Cleveland stand bag, plus a travel bag to bring your new sticks home A â€œtech-talkâ€ dinner meeting with Cleveland club designers A tour of the Cleveland facility in Huntington Beach, CA A round of golf with your new equipment And a few surprises along the way! The trip is scheduled for December 5-6, 2017
HOW TO ENTER:To be eligible, you must be a member of the MyGolfSpy Community Forum (click here to join).
In this thread, please tell us the following:
1. Your first name and home town, state/province
2. Your current handicap
3. Your dream bag of Cleveland gear (check out the new stuff at Cleveland's website)
We are truly psyched to be able to bring you this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be treated like a Tour Pro. Apply today â€“ we'll be announcing the winners in this thread October 26th!
Remember, you must apply ONLY in the MyGolfSpy Community Forum to be eligible.
An Unofficial Review of Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges
Hey guys and gals, I am new to the forums, but wanted to contribute something because I think this is a pretty neat community. I've replaced almost every club in my bag this season (and my bag, come to think of it), but the most notable improvement I've seen simply due to a club upgrade has come from my set of Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges. I purchased a 50Â°, 54Â°, and a 58Â°, all in the â€œTour Rawâ€ finish and the V-MG grind, on June 6th to replace my random assortment of wedges, the 50Â° from my iron set (Taylormade Burner â€˜09s), a 55Â° from a set of Taylormade RBZ irons, and a 60Â° Cleveland RTX 2.0 that I bought on a whim when Sports Authority was in its death rattle. I hit Cleveland RTX-3s, Vokeys, and Ping Glide wedges at the PGA Tour Superstore in Sandy, UT and just loved the look and feel of the Clevelands, so I pulled the trigger. I paid the standard retail price of $129.99 per club + tax.
I was having trouble with consistency with my original setup, probably due to my swing, but also the feel of each of the three wedges was very different. The 5Â° gaps were wide as well. I decided to shrink the gaps by 1Â° and get rid of the 60Â°. It was simply too much loft for me, and I wasn't hitting it how I wanted to. The first time I hit the RTX 3.0 set was one evening at work when I was waiting for the last carts to come in (perks of working at the course!). It sounds a bit ridiculous, but I holed out my first shot from about 75 yards with the 54Â°. I was sold! I definitely didn't hole out my next 100 or so shots, but I noticed a marked improvement in my pitching game almost immediately. I used them to chip that evening as well, and I was happy with the performance, considering my chipping was poor at best with my old set. If I struck them well, I could get the ball to check quite a bit, even with range balls when before I don't think I ever got a ball to check noticeably at all. Since I purchased these wedges, I've shot the best 3 rounds of my short golf life (1 year), with an 86, 85, and 84. Also, my putting numbers have gone down, which I think has a lot to do with the fact that I'm able to miss greens, but put myself in a position to 1 putt. I've had more 1 putts in the past few weeks than I've ever had. It's important to keep in mind that I also have been playing A LOT (5-6 rounds per week), and am getting more comfortable on the course every day. I was a little nervous about hitting these clubs out of the sand, as I was a solid bunker player with my old, wide-soled 55Â° SW. The first go with the 54Â° in a bunker was a badly bladed shot that ended up on the other side of the greenâ€¦. in another bunker. The second bunker shot with the 54Â° was great, though, and I put it about 4 feet from the pin, which is pretty good for me! I've continued the bunker success since that first round and have had quite a few sand saves with these clubs. I believe I've had a sand save with each one at least once.
Form factor is important to me, and I really like the look of these wedges. They look very nice behind the ball and the Tour Raw finish suits me. After playing a handful of rounds with these, the almost bronze finish is starting to wear off, exposing the raw metal beneath. Every round I love the look more. Rusty wedges seem to be a polarizing topic around these parts, and I fall on the side of loving the look of a well-used, trusty rusty. On the head plastic when I purchased these, it said â€œdesigned to rustâ€. The grooves have an appealing look to me as well, and the milling is interesting and seems to perform well. The stock grip is a comfortable Lamkin (not sure which model) and the stock shaft is a Dynamic Gold Wedge shaft. As a mid to high-handicapper, the specifics of the weighting and other improvements that Cleveland showcases are hard to feel for me. All I know is, whatever Cleveland did is working out for me! I believe that Cleveland offers full customization of these wedges from their website, all the way down to paintfills.
This is my first product review probably ever, so if there is anything I can do to improve it, if I'm breaking any forum rules, or I'm missing something, please let me know, and if you have any questions about the wedges, I'll try my best to answer them! Thanks for reading!
By GolfSpy Barbajo
Cleveland's New RTX-3 Wedges
While it's true that you drive for the show and you putt for the dough, few can argue that it's those 125-yard and in shots that can determine just how much dough you're putting for.
Want to sink more putts? Hit it closer to the hole. And Cleveland says its new RTX-3 wedges can help you do just that.
The Cleveland RTX-3 wedge series hits the stores next Friday. Cleveland says its new wedges help bring more consistency and better accuracy to your game, primarily by moving the RTX-3's center of gravity closer to the center of the clubface. In addition, Cleveland says the RTX-3's new sole grinds will allow you to pick just the right wedge makeup for your swing and for the types of courses you play.
MyGolfSpy is looking for 5 wedge-savvy short game savants to test these new babies out and find out if the RTX-3's are worthy members of the Cleveland family tree of wedges. If selected, you'll get to test (and keep) a 3-wedge set fit to your specifications.
How To Apply:
We take our equipment testing very seriously here at MyGolfSpy, so please read - and follow - these instructions carefully:
In this thread, tell us the following:
1. Your name, home state and current handicap
2. Your current wedge brand and lofts
If selected to test and review these wedges for MyGolfSpy, you'll be encouraged to visit a nearby Cleveland Wedge fitter and be fit using the Cleveland Wedge Analyzer. Cleveland will customize your 3-wedge set to your specs.
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