In the golf club world, where most companies insist on renaming or launching a new name after one or two iterations of a club, to see a company stick with a name into the 4th generation....well that must say something about the winning formula they have. Below is a video from Cleveland Golf on it's RTX4 wedge.
Then we have four members of our forum who are in the process of testing these wedges to see how they perform for their games. See their initial thoughts in the Stage 1 posts below, and follow their on course and on range experiences with them in this thread over the next 4 weeks or so.
The Four Member Testers are:
@goaliewales14 Stage 1 Stage 2
@Apes44 Stage 1 Stage 2
@MDGolfHacker Stage 1 Stage 2
@Smellis745 Stage 1 Stage 2
Here's the bag, June 2019
Callaway Rogue SZ 9*, PX Even Flow T1100 white 6.5, 68g
Callaway Rogue SZ 15* 3W, PX Even Flow T1100 white 6.5, 76g
TM P790 3 iron, PX 6.0
Titleist 690.MB 5-P, PX 6.0 - old school lofts. Plays 6-G in modern lofts. I've actually taken the 3,4 irons out after a few rounds. Don't really need them.
Cleveland RTX4 54*, DG S400
TM HITOE 58*, KBS
Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport 2
Jones Golf Utility Stand Bag, Navy
Follow along as four members of our forum will be putting the Tommy Armour TA3 Impact Putter to the test on the course and putting green. This is a My Golf Spy Most Wanted winner, so see if it performs as well for them as it did the Most Wanted testers and how it might work for your game.
Alright, so after playing for 25ish years, I finally got fit for clubs. I’m 32 years old. I don’t have the shaft information on me at the moment, but I hope you find it interesting nonetheless.
Driver: Wilson C300 Stiff Flex 9 degrees, but I’ve got it adjusted to 10
Fairway Wood: Cobra F8 Regular Flex 5-6 wood. It’s set to 18.5 degrees
Irons: Wilson Staff D7 Regular Flex 5-GW
Wedges: Cleveland CBX 52, 56, 60
Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No.3
Ball: Cut Grey
So I consider myself a middle handicapper. I can easily shoot low to mid 80’s. However, I recently was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my back. So in order to extend my playing time I’ve taken quite a bit off my swing. Because I’m still adjusting to a new swing, I wanted clubs much more forgiving but I wouldn’t lose too much distance. The brand new D7 irons have offered me the best combination of long distance and good accuracy. I know their lofts are jacked but since I slowed my swing, I technically haven’t lost any distance off the iron number. I have the same philosophy with the wedges. My fitter handed me the CBX wedges and I was blown away by how consistently I was hitting them the same distances. As little as I’m getting to play, once a month, I’m not looking to shape too many shots, I just want to go straight. I’m always kinda an underdog guy so you’ll pretty much never find anything Taylormade/Callaway/Ping/Titleist in my bag. I can’t stand the elitist attitude in golf that knocks statistically proven great clubs because they’re not made by a big 4 OEM. My favorite club in the bag is the Tommy Armour putter. I hit hundreds of puts that day and it even blew away the Evnroll for me. I’m not a tall guy either, barely 5’7”, so everything is shaved down 1/4 of an inch to 1/2 an inch. You’ll notice I only have 13 clubs. I’m very satisfied with my 5 wood and 5 iron as my long clubs so I’m considering adding a PM Grind 64 degree wedge for lobs once the new model comes out in February (I know it’s made by Callaway lol). Let me know what y’all think!