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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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Che / New Jersey

13 hdcp

Cleveland 900 RTG 54 and 60

Cleveland CG 10 black pearl 50, two dot

What I love best about my current RTG raw wedges is the look, no glare on sunny days. Originally got them b/c I heard it improved spin, but have since seen studies that debunked this.

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Terry, Moore, OK


SM8 Raw

I have always preferred the aesthetics of raw wedges and anecdotally, I think they spin more. 

Ping G400 LST 8.5* Graphite Design DI 6 stiff 45"

Taylormade RBZ Proto 14.5* Oban Kiyoshi 85 04 42.5"

Adams 4555 19* Matrix Ozik Altus 80 S/X 42"

Ping G410 Crossover 2 Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0 40"

Ping i500 4-8 Modus 105 Stiff

Ping Blueprint 9-P Modus 105 Stiff

Fourteen RM-12 53* and 58* Tour Issue Black Onyx s400 

Odyssey Tour Black Series 9 35" Flatso 1.0 

Srixon Z Star XV

2018 Ping Hoofer 

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Taylormade ATV wedges here ande enjoying them...


Good luck testing!

Driver:           :PXG:0811 XF GEN4 10,5 Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Blue 60 regular shaft.

Wood:           :taylormade-small:   RocketBallz stage2 Tour 3, rocketfuel70 regular shaft.

Hybrids:        :cobra-small:  FLY-Z 3/4/5 , VLCT ALTUS R-flex 75gr. shaft.

Irons:             :cobra-small:  Speedzone One Length Irons 5-GW - KBS Tour 90 Regular shaft.

Wedges:        ST8TS Tour T Wedges 52-56-60 + 1,5cm KBS regular shaft.

Putter:            MLA Tour XDream 'Black Edition' Superstroke 3.0 slim (standard 34")

Ball's:             :honma: D1 for the moment till i can find a better deal 😉

Rangefinder:  Garmin Fenix 6X Pro, ZIYOUHU Chinese laser, Garmin Approach X40.

privileged to been testing the MLA Tour XDream BLACK EDITION SuperStroke 3.0 slim for MyGolfSpy!


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Chris / New Haven, CT

Handicap: ~16

SM8 52, 56, 60

Just got into golf this year and recently began experimenting with adding more spin to my wedge shots. Would to test the difference in spin over time as the clubs rust and the amount of control I can generate with these raw wedges.

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   Matt / Chapel Hill, NC



Current Model Wedges Played

  Titliest SM 7

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge

  the publicity around increased control and spin... my swing speed is average and I’m hoping it is beneficial to the more “average” golfer

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On 10/1/2020 at 6:56 PM, Shankster said:

Sign up for this one you will. - Yoda


On 10/1/2020 at 1:25 PM, 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.






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Greg - Knoxville, TN

9 HI

Ping Glide 3.0 54/58

Play 3-4 times/week and use my wedges a lot as I’m not a long hitter and must get up and down to score. I’m not as interested in coating/color as I am performance. Always wanted to try Cleveland wedges. 



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Great looking wedges. Haven’t tried a Cleveland in years. 

Currently gaming TM M3 driver, Rocketballz 3 wood, TM Sim 3 hybrid, TM P790. 4-A, Vokey SM5 54, Voley SM 60, Odyssey Toulon Azalea

Ball pretty much anything with a decent urethane cover - Pro V, Snell Mtb x, Tm Tp5

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On 10/1/2020 at 1:25 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:


Reading Ma  01867 

14.3 hdcp - play 27 a week and 5/6 range hours attempting to drop that handicap. I play Titleist SM7 wedges now 54/58 and a Mizuno gap wedge at 49  

I had an old Cleveland 56 that was the trusty rusty and loved the feel of the raw wedge with the action of the ball coming off of that face.  There is no better feeling than seeing your approach spin back to the hole and cozy up! 






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Chicago IL

Handicap 11

Current Wedges - Cleveland 52, 56, 60. Trusty Rusty Wedges. I've played these for about 8 years. I've always liked the feel of the unfinished metal. I've sharpened the grooves as much as possible and it's time for a new set. I'd love the opportunity to try the new RTX Raw and see how they compare to my old tried and tried set.

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Jeff - Nesbit, MS

Handicap is around 8

Currently play Mizuno Blue wedges - 55 deg S5 and 6 deg S18.

I love the Non-Shiny look of the Raw wedges but have never tried them. I am currently looking to replace wedges and would like the Zip Core since I play Cleveland D, 3W, 3H and putter.

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Dave/Allen Park, MI


Titleist Vokey

I used to play Cleveland wedges before I won some free Vokeys, so I like Cleveland a lot. Specifically, I like what they have done with these wedges to bring consistency to the set of wedges. This is the next step in improving my scores, so I’d love to give this a run. 

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Dan/Naples Florida

Handicap is 8

Ping Glide 54, Vokey 58

Like the wedges to look different, ie dark or raw finish.  Due for new set.  Would love to try the Clevelands.  thanks

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