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3 hours ago, Grit Golf said:

My bad, can’t wait to get the scoop tomorrow.

No worries. With the pics out there it was easy to assume it was ok.  1 more sleep 😎

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No worries. With the pics out there it was easy to assume it was ok.  1 more sleep

Oh come on man! It’s 9am somewhere! Adjustments.jpg
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Just now, B.Boston said:


Oh come on man! It’s 9am somewhere! emoji23.pngAdjustments.jpg

Touche!  I was waiting for someone to say that. Thanks for not making me waiting 👍

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Touche!  I was waiting for someone to say that. Thanks for not making me waiting

Just doing my part to stoke the fire... looks like there’s a little bit of excitement here for the release!

My first set of “real” wedges that I bought were... CG12’s and I’m pretty sure a friend of mine still has them in the bag right now.

I always liked their shape and [mention]Lacassem [/mention] is having some awesome results with his CBX2 wedges this year. Looks like we will be getting an exciting or at least interesting tech story with theses new ones!
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You guys may have gathered this, but I’m pumped for this release. I love Cleveland Wedges. When I first got into the game I bought some rusty 588’s and have been hooked since!

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You guys may have gathered this, but I’m pumped for this release. I love Cleveland Wedges. When I first got into the game I bought some rusty 588’s and have been hooked since!

Can’t blame you for liking a Cleveland wedge man. I’ll have to see what the first one I had was. It’s definitely all rusty now and my brother has it in the bag as his only wedge lower than his set PW right now.


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Here you go:

https://golf.com/gear/wedges/cleveland-rtx-zipcore-wedges-first-look/

 

Not sure I love the look, but I'll give it time!


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No problem with how they look; want to know how they perform but August release date.

Need to replace my 54* and a would like to experiment with the gap wedge.

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Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX-3, 50°/10° Nippon Modus 105S, 56°/11°, 62°/8°, Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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I have been a cleveland wedge fan for years. I am pretty excited to see these.. I think they are going to be awesome. 

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Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

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19 minutes ago, Quigleyd said:

I have been a cleveland wedge fan for years. I am pretty excited to see these.. I think they are going to be awesome. 

I have maybe three rounds in with them - very impressed. They spin very nicely and are surprisingly forgiving for a blade-style wedge.  The new shaft is pretty sweet, too...

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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9 minutes ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

I have maybe three rounds in with them - very impressed. They spin very nicely and are surprisingly forgiving for a blade-style wedge.  The new shaft is pretty sweet, too...

I am a huge fan of the DG spinner shaft. It works great around greens and on half shots. Full swings, it can get a little loose so I don't think I would play it in a lower lofted wedge like say a 50 degree. but for a 56/60 degree. You bet!


Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

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25 minutes ago, Quigleyd said:

I am a huge fan of the DG spinner shaft. It works great around greens and on half shots. Full swings, it can get a little loose so I don't think I would play it in a lower lofted wedge like say a 50 degree. but for a 56/60 degree. You bet!

Agreed, I sure hope they have a different shaft option for the lower lofted wedges.


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TXG just put up an early look/review!

 

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35 minutes ago, Quigleyd said:

I am a huge fan of the DG spinner shaft. It works great around greens and on half shots. Full swings, it can get a little loose so I don't think I would play it in a lower lofted wedge like say a 50 degree. but for a 56/60 degree. You bet!

 

9 minutes ago, txgolfjunkie said:

Agreed, I sure hope they have a different shaft option for the lower lofted wedges.

Mentioned it in the article, but this shaft is NOT the DG Spinner. It's a brand new shaft - a joint venture by Cleveland and True Temper. I made the same assumption when talking with Brian Schielke, but it's a unique shaft and does NOT have that hourglass-looking taper in the middle. It's 128 grams - about 4 grams lighter than an S400 - has a similar step/taper profile as an S400, but with a livelier tip for more stopping power. It's official name is the Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue. 

Been trying the 52-56-60 models in Mid sole grinds - versatile enough for what I need and easy to hit from most any lie. The higher and more toe-ward CG adds an interesting level of feel and forgiveness to a cast blade wedge. So far, I like them. 

I'm also trying out the new Edison Forged wedges - will add some pix and thoughts in that thread later. 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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15 minutes ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

 

Mentioned it in the article, but this shaft is NOT the DG Spinner. It's a brand new shaft - a joint venture by Cleveland and True Temper. I made the same assumption when talking with Brian Schielke, but it's a unique shaft and does NOT have that hourglass-looking taper in the middle. It's 128 grams - about 4 grams lighter than an S400 - has a similar step/taper profile as an S400, but with a livelier tip for more stopping power. It's official name is the Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue. 

Been trying the 52-56-60 models in Mid sole grinds - versatile enough for what I need and easy to hit from most any lie. The higher and more toe-ward CG adds an interesting level of feel and forgiveness to a cast blade wedge. So far, I like them. 

I'm also trying out the new Edison Forged wedges - will add some pix and thoughts in that thread later. 

 

I did not catch that on the first reading of your article. My bad, but now I am even more interested. I really liked the OG spinner. If they have improved it. AWESOME!!

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Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

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Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

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I kinda hate this release - because Im going to have to get these and I've only had my RTX4 for a few weeks now. 🙂

All jokes aside, here's my Buy / Sell on some of the more salient claims:

1. The zip core isn't hollow, its filled with hyper-eutectic aluminum. It allows CG to move weight around to achieve performance benefits.

BUY - I'm buying that this will make a big difference in performance, 16g is a lot, thats 32 inches of lead tape for you old school guys. Its a lot a lot to be able to move around. I never would've guessed that they were going to fill that cavity in, my initial thoughts in chronological order are: Expensive! I don't think that's ever been done (at least inside the head)! and - Clever!

2. They talk about how moving weight up will help with high/low MOI in the MGS article, and while they mention that ZipCore will increase spin, its not stated as a primary advantage. This is the main claim that Edison wedges makes, and its one that appeals to higher handicaps more than low. This isn't as dramatic of a redistribution of weight as the Edison's, so maybe its not dominant, but there should be a slight increase in spin from top to bottom gear effect for all players.

BUY - Cleveland isn't shouting it from the rooftops, but I think these WILL spin more than RTX4, without adding excessive spin for the better player.

3. According to the MGS article, Cleveland is dropping the x low grind because not even tour players could get use of it

BUY - I hated the x low grind when i tried it at my local shop. Mid for me is low enough to open the face and scrape the ball of the tightest lies I see and Im not a wedge wizard.

4. Cleveland is coming out with cross reference charts to find the version of ZipCore that matches up to the vokey/titleist/callaway or previous gen RTX wedge when you switch.

SELL - Vokey has some unique grinds that aren't going to match up exactly 1:1. It's not to say that there isn't a ZipCore wedge that will work, but this one seems like a stretch (its good marketing though).

5. Cleveland has partnered up with True Temper to create the DG Spinner Tour Issue shaft.

??? - I hate the "tour issue" s400 thing, its just a sorted S400. I'd rather they came up with a new name for this new shaft then call it tour issue (especially when its not tour issued, its in fact the opposite, its a stock shaft in a retail stock offering, but I digress). How it performs though? I guess we'll find out in August! What I would buy is that they tuned this new shaft to take advantage of the change in weight distribution of the head.

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THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL HEADS UP BANK ACCOUNT BIG WITHDRAWAL COMING!

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3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

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Mentioned it in the article, but this shaft is NOT the DG Spinner. It's a brand new shaft - a joint venture by Cleveland and True Temper. I made the same assumption when talking with Brian Schielke, but it's a unique shaft and does NOT have that hourglass-looking taper in the middle. It's 128 grams - about 4 grams lighter than an S400 - has a similar step/taper profile as an S400, but with a livelier tip for more stopping power. It's official name is the Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue. 
Been trying the 52-56-60 models in Mid sole grinds - versatile enough for what I need and easy to hit from most any lie. The higher and more toe-ward CG adds an interesting level of feel and forgiveness to a cast blade wedge. So far, I like them. 
I'm also trying out the new Edison Forged wedges - will add some pix and thoughts in that thread later. 
 

The article was by the way!


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5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

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Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

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