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Testers ANNOUNCED Cleveland Zipcore Raw Wedges


How Do You Use Your Most Lofted Wedge  

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  1. 1. Tell Us The Type of Shots You Most Often Hit With Your Most Lofted Wedge..ie 58, 60 or Higher?

    • Full Shots From Anywhere
      137
    • Any Shot Inside 60 Yards
      322
    • Lob Shots Over a Hazard-water or bunker
      496
    • Short Sided Chips
      456
    • 20 to 30 yard Chips to Get Maximum Spin and Stopping Power
      378
    • All of The Above
      380

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Bill Amesbury MA

3.2 index

Titleist Vokey Wedges - 50, 56, 60

Raw Wedges eliminate the glare and look good

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Let's get RAW, shall we? The new raw/tour rack finish of the RTX Zipcore wedge is made of unplated 8620 carbon steel that will patina and rust after a few weeks of regular use, giving you that signa

Testers Wanted (5)   There’s something about RAW wedges that elicits a mixed bag of reactions from golfers. Some swear it gives them more spin—that’s a topic for another day—some say they pr

Can't wait to get to work with this test!!  

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Brock / Cary, NC

Handicap is 28

Currently have old Cleveland 990 BRZ TA

The raw wedge appeals to me for the spin factor.  My understanding is that the groove edges can be sharper without the finish coating allowing for more bite.  At least initially before the grooves wear and the face rusts.  

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Howard 

Kennesaw, Ga

15

Vokey 56-12, 60-10

Don’t like the shine of chrome, the raw gives the appearance Of performance 

XR16 Driver, Cobra AmpCell 3 wood, Adam’s Idea 3-4 hybrid, Nike Vrs Forged irons 5-A, vokey 56,60, Oddessy Marksman

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Mike Marietta

Handicap : 12

Current Model Wedges Played : Bettinardi

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge Look and feel

Safety First. Stay in play!

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Les Richardson/ Hampton, VA

Handicap 26

Titleist Vokey and Cleveland RTX

The raw finish looks great.  Since I'm not a long hitter, my wedges get most of the work.  It will be interesting to see the ball to green reaction within 60 yards...

Cobra F Max Airspeed irons

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Ken - Ontario NY

11.2

Cleveland RTX 3 VM

I like the "DULL" look about them.  Unobtrusive and distinct

Ken "Cruise" Mancini

 

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18 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Testers Wanted (5)

 

There’s something about RAW wedges that elicits a mixed bag of reactions from golfers. Some swear it gives them more spin—that’s a topic for another day—some say they prefer the look of shiny chrome, tour satin or jet-black finish. Remember the days of one choice? 

At one time the options were so few, many took to the home version of RAW by soaking wedges in Coke and other methods to get them to rust. The last few years have seen many OEM’s offer a RAW version of their wedges. With Cleveland Golf having successfully launched the new RTX Zip Core wedges in the summer, it now is offering the wedge in the popular RAW or it is officially called Tour Rack finish.

So, we’re going to let you tell us if raw is better.   

RTX ZIPCORE TOUR RACK (RAW) WEDGE,

Testers Wanted

We are looking for FIVE dedicated golfers who will  receive two wedges in the loft they choose to provide an in depth 4 to 6-week commitment to testing the Tour Rack Zip Core wedges.  Testing is open to  Right Hand golfers who reside in the US. 

To Apply please provide the following information:

First Name/City State

Handicap

Current Model Wedges Played

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge

We'll be choosing the testers next week, so check back to see if you have been selected.

 

DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST WHEN APPLYING, APPLY IN A SEPERATE POST IN THIS THREAD

 

 

Frank / Jerome MI

8

Titlest SM7

Nothing appeals to me about a raw wedge.  I would like to quantify the difference if there is any.

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First Name/City State: Brandon/Dayton OH 

Handicap: +.5

Current Model Wedges Played: Cleveland RTX 4 

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge: Latest and greatest from a long line of wedges from Cleveland 

Brandon Johnson, MBA
Capt (Sep.) US Air Force 

Ohio State Executive Director
 
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Josh  / Edgerton, Ohio

9.4

48/56 Callaway Jaws MD5, 52/60 Cleveland CBX2

Raw wedges flat out look cool.  And lack of coating giving them a dull appearance would probably help with any glare.  When I see other golfers playing a raw wedge I always tell them how cool it looks, and they reply that it performs well and it will be in the bag a long time.

Thanks for opportunity!

Tour Edge EXS 220  driver, Sub70 699  irons, Titleist TS2 and Wilson Staff FG5 fairway, Wilson Staff FG5 hybrid,

Cleveland CBX2 wedges,  Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

Psalm 73:26 🙏

 

 

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First Name/City State - Frank - East Amherst, New York

Handicap - 6

Current Model Wedges Played - Vokey SM8 - 54.12 D, 58.12 D

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge - The ability to add spin to the ball and also the look of a tour type wedge

 

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Clayton/Corinth TX

12

Callaway MD 4 and Cobra MIM

I like the look of a raw wedge and I think in some cases you can get more spin

Driver:  Taylormade '16 9.5* M1 Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH

3 Wood: Cobra F7 14.5 Degree Aldila DVS Fairway 75X

5 Wood: Taylormade R15 17 degree Fujikura Speeder 67 S

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie and 1* strong

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Oddysey White Hot #7 Fang, Scotty Cameron Futura Phantom Mallet, Callaway S2H2

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Terry / Atlanta, GA

15.3

Cleveland RTX-3 56/12 and 60/09

A Raw Wedge has that bite that is, or appears to be, less impacted by morning dew between the club face and ball. 

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