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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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Logan Skinner

Birmingham, AL

Handicap

10

Current Model Wedges Played

Titleist Vokey SM7 (54 and 58)

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge

Like to play with a lot of spin around the greens. Crucial for playing high chips and pitch shots which I do a lot as I prefer that to the bump and run shot. I hit the ball far so controlled shots 100 yards and in is very important to my game. Interested to see if a raw wedge can help improve my game.

:titelist-small: 910 D3 9.5* - Pro Launch 65g X-stiff

:nike-small: Sasquatch 15* - Sasquatch stiff shaft

:ping-small: G410 3 Hybrid 19.5* - Alta CB 70g Stiff

Alpha Golf C1 Pro Forged (2* Upright) - Dynamic Gold S300

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (54*, 58*)

:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach Soft 4

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Dave F / Lancaster, CA

Handicap 12

Current Model Wedges Played: Titleist  Vokey SM5 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.07S

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge: No glare Finish, Pre-shot address ‘look’, and hopefully better results.

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Current Bag....

Titleist 913 D3 8.5* Stiff

Mizuno F60 4FW

Titleist 818 3Hyb XS

Honma TW747 4Hyb XS

Mizuno MP32s, 5-PW, TTDGS100

Titleist SM6 50, 54, 60 Wedges

TA Impact #2 

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Peter - Ogden, Utah

Calleway Jaws MD5 Platinum Chrome Wedges 50, 54, 58

 As the wedge wears over time a custom antique look emerges reminding me of the work I have put into my short game.  The rustic look provides a striking contrast to a white golf ball for improved focus on the shot  

 
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Bill

Norwalk, CT

10 handicap

Cleveland Tour Action 53 degrees, Vokey SM 56/10

Previous wedge was Cleveland gun metal.  Prefer wedges with non chrome finishes.   

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Chris; Ventura, CA

Handicap: 9

Current Model Wedges Played:  Cleveland RTX 2.0 (60*), Taylormade Tour Preferred EF (54*)

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge: No glare at address, and they make me feel like I've got a 'classic gamer'... once they get that patina it feels a little like your wedges are "the way wedges should be".

MY BAG

Driver:      Titleist 917D3 9.5, Fuji Speeder Pro Tour Spec 74 s-flex

Fairway:   Cobra Fly-z+ 15* x-flex
Irons:        Ping i25 4-PW (yellow dot), dynamic gold X100
Wedges:   Cleveland RTX 2.0 60*, TaylorMade TP EF 54*
Putter:       Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2, name stamped, II black oxide finish

Grips:        Golf Pride New Decade Midsize +2 wraps

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Santosh / Palmyra, NJ

Handicap 19

Current Models: Cleveland RTX 4 Raw

I have always been drawn to a raw finish on my wedges due to multiple factors. I find it aesthetically pleasing due to the lack of any reflection from the face. Also, it just inspires confidence that the despite my inconsistent swings and angle of attack, I can always trust that the raw finish wedge will always get me the spin I require. I consider wedges like tools, they are meant to get used and sometimes a bit dinged up. I also own Mizuno raw wedges that I have re-grooved to almost as good as new that I game sometimes. Just love using my wedges.

Driver: Cobra KING F9 SPEEDBACK DRIVER 9 Degree Stiff 

3 Wood: Cobra KING SPEEDZONE BIG TOUR FAIRWAY

Utility Iron: Cobra KING UTILITY ONE LENGTH IRON

Hybrid: Cobra KING F9 SPEEDBACK ONE LENGTH HYBRID #4

Irons: Cobra KING F9 SPEEDBACK ONE LENGTH IRONS

 

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Eric / San Francisco, CA

Handicap: 18 

Current wedges: Cleveland CG12 50, Bombtech Grenade 56 and 60

Appeal of raw wedges: I’m intrigued by the raw face as I’ve read about spin/control benefits out of the rough and in damp conditions, which we have a lot of here. I’m on the fence on whether I like the style/finish of rust forming on the club though. 

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First Name/City State - Charles/Santa Monica, CA

Handicap - 14.6

Current Model Wedges Played - Vokey SM7 (52° & 56°), Taylormade HiToe (60°)

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge - No glare and psychological mindset that it'll spin more.  

Driver: Taylormade SIM2 8.0* - Fujikura Ventes Black w/ Velocore 6x

3-Wood: Cobra King F9 Speedback 13.5* - Accra FX 2.0 300F M5

5-Wood: Cobra King F9 Speedback Tour 16.5* - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited Edition 80 X

3-Iron: Mizuno MP-20 HMB - Project X 6.5

4-PW: Mizuno JPX 919 Tour - Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 F-Grind 52*, S-Grind 56*; Taylormade Hi-Toe ATV 60* - Project X 6.5

Putter: Sik Pro Armlock - LAGolf Shaft

Ball: Bridgestone Tour BX

Bag: Nike Air Hybrid

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Scott/Austin, TX

Handicap: 9.4

Current Model Wedges Played: Ping Glide 3.0 - 54 degree w/12 degrees bounce, standard sole grind , 60 degree w/ 10 degrees bounce - standard sole grind

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge:  The potential for extra spin and they look really tough

 

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Hammer Time!! with my Ping G410 LST Driver

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First Name/City State Brock, Fort Worth TX

Handicap +1.8

Current Model Wedges Played Sub70 raw 48, Mizuno 52, Cleveland 56, Mizuno 60

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge: I love the look, and the lack of glare.

:honma: 💣Driver: Honma TR20 440 8.5° w/ Vizard FP-7X SHAFT - REVIEW POSTED 💣

:adams-small:3 Wood:  Adams TightLies Titanium 3+  - Shaft Bassara E55 x5ct

:taylormade-small:Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 2.  16.5°-  Stock Shaft- Stiff

image.png.5094bf65d200d3ff7ef5ed059993dfb4.png Irons: SUB70 639 CB 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 120 X-STIFF

:mizuno-small::cleveland-small:Wedges: GW: SUB70 Raw 48° Mizuno Mp series 52 SW: Cleveland RTX 2.0  56° LW: Mizuno JPX 900 60°

:odyssey-small:Putter: Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth- Superstroke Slim 3.0 grip

:taylormade-small:Bag: Taylormade FlexTech Lifestyle Carry bag- Houndstooth

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