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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
    • Any Shot Inside 60 Yards
    • Lob Shots Over a Hazard-water or bunker
    • Short Sided Chips
    • 20 to 30 yard Chips to Get Maximum Spin and Stopping Power
    • All of The Above

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Tom from Norwich, CT


Cobra 54° and Cleveland RTX4 60°

My 60° is a raw wedge. The look and feel is amazing. I love the patina on the wedge and I feel like the ball sticks to the face that extra millisecond for a little more control and bite. Nothing better in my opinion.

Thanks for the chance, guys!

Cobra F7+

Taylormade Aeroburner TP

Mizuno MP-18 Fli-Hi 2i

Bridgestone J15cb 3-P

Cobra MiM 54°

Cleveland RTX4 60°

RIFE Rival

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Tom / Malden, MA


Vokey SM6 Raw 52F and 58K

My first wedges were the Cleveland 588 RTG. Raw wedges are just what they're supposed to look like for me.

Ping G400 10.5* Tour 70s
Taylormade Rescue 11 TP 18* GD Tour AD UT 95x
Mizuno MP-25 5-6i Project X LZ 6.5
Mizuno MP-4 7-pw Project X LZ 6.5
Vokey SM6 Raw 52F-58K DG s200
Scotty Cameron Te3 Santa Fe
Srixon Z-Star

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Kyle/Phoenix, AZ

Handicap: 1.7

RTX 588 50 and 55 and RTX 3 60

I've had Cleveland wedges all my life always heard the raw finish gives more spin and that is something I would love to get more of out of my higher lofted wedges. 

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Kevin-Appleton, Wisconsin


Current Model Wedges-Testing RTX 4 wedges but currently game SM7 Tour Black 

Appeal- I love the reduced glare from raw wedges and the lack of blemishes when they are beat up. They also remind me of the vokey oil can days which were my favorite wedges. 

Epic Flash 9* w/Tensei Blue 70TX
Epic Flash 15* w/Tensei Pro White 70TX
TM SIM Max Rescue 19* w/Tensei Pro White 90X

TM P7MC 3-5 w/DG AMT X100
Wilson Staff Model 6-PW w/DG AMT X100
Cleveland RTX4 52*, 56*,60* w/DG TI S400
Odyssey O-Works Black 3T

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Steve - Durham NC

7.5 HC

Current wedges: RTX 3, 54 and 60 (play them from 115 and in, bunker and chip shots around green)

Currently play satin finish but curious about raw as I do not like the wear pattern on face and sole as the satin fades over time. Bounce on the 60 is essentially raw now anyway and has rusted over

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Dave/Chicago, IL

Handicap: 7

Mizuno T20 50 degree Gap wedge/Cleveland RTX4 Tour Raw 54 degree sand wedge/Titleist SM7 Blue Slate 60 degree lob wedge

I discovered my Cleveland RTX4 sand wedge this season when I was replacing my worn out wedge. Honestly I just grabbed the usual suspects off the rack at pga ss, and the Cleveland gave me the numbers, and most importantly, the elusive feel that none of the others had. I’m hoping the new Zipcore maintains that same Cleveland feel, but gives next level “zip” that can last through a season of use. 

Current Clubs: 2017 Taylormade M1 460 (12° w/ Fujikura XCL8R Stiff Shaft), '14 Callaway Apex Pro 5-AW Irons (KBS Tour V Stiff shafts), Callaway XR 5 wood, Mizuno MP-5 54° wedge, Titleist SM6 57° & 59° wedge, Odyssey Works Two Ball Fang putter (Superstroke Mid 2.0 XL counterbalanced grip)

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Josh / Ft Wayne IN
Cleveland RTX 3.0 - 50,54&58

Love the look of the raw

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Titleist 917D2 10.5

Ben Hogan GS53 3 Wood

Cobra Fly-Z Hybrid 18.5

Titleist 816 H1 23


Cleveland RTX 3.0 50/10 V-MG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 54/14  V-FG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 58/12 V -FG


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Zach / Indianapolis, IN


Callaway Mack Daddy 4 - 50, 54, 58

The biggest appeal to me is the look. That look that makes them seem like they’re 100 years old and have seen 500 rounds of golf. 

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- Driver - Callaway GBB Epic

- 3 wood - Mizuno ST190

- Irons - Mizuno MP20 HMB

- Wedges -Callaway Mack Daddy 4s

- Putter - TaylorMade Spider

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Aaron / Asheville, NC

Handicap: +1

Current Model: Cleveland RTX 4 

I really like how the Raw finish gets better with time. More rust allows the shorter shots to generate a bit more spin. I also enjoy the reduced glare with raw wedges.  

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21 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.   


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


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.




Dick Lafayette, California Hdcp 18 Vokey 54 and 58. I like the natural look and feel of raw.


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Cory Williams/Yorba Linda, CA


Taylormade Milled Grind 2

Besides the looks of a nice RAW wedge I believe that RAW wedges can offer a softer feel with most shot types.

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