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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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First Name/City State  —  Doug; Langhorne, PA

Handicap — 13.7

Current Model Wedges Played — Vokey SM8 or Ping Glide 2.0

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge? — First and foremost, the looks; also, the added “bite”once the face of the wedge gets some rust on it.


Driver: Tour Edge Exotics E722, Ventus TR Blue 6R, tipped 1/2"

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Titleist TSi3, 18* set to 19.5* loft; Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard 7S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Sub 70 949X 24* 5-hybrid (and matching 18*, when I don't play the TSi3 FW wood) - both with HZRDUS Black 85 6.0 shafts

Irons: Cobra King Forged Tec X 6-PW, KBS TGI Tour 75 (custom firm flex) shafts

Wedges: Edison Forged 49*, 54* and 59* with KBS TGI 90/100 shafts

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: PXG XTREME or OnCore Vero X1



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Jeff in Black Diamond Washington


Handicap 26

Current Model Wedges: Nike VR Forged

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge the look and to see if the feel is different and to see if I can stop the ball more and bring it back.


Driver: Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo

3W: Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo

Irons: Cleveland UHX 3-PW

Wedges: Still looking...

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle

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Rory Eastvale CA


Vokey sm8 60 48

Taylormade MG2 52 56

Love the look and spin of raw wedges

and cant wait to see how beautiful that raw finish looks i stare at black wedges all day

Rory A Gaddy

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I am retired and a regular player at Torrey Pines. I play from the forward sets of tees which allows me the opportunity to reach greens in regulation therefore putting for birdie. I currently hit D-300 wedges as I like the looks of them, but would love the opportunity to hit your test clubs and provide honest feedback from a senior.


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Randy/Hillsboro OR


Ping Tour S 54/60

Would be interesting to play something new, but not made to look new and see if the rust really helps performance. My current wedges also have a ton of glare so having the rust makes them more playable. 

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Follow my journey to enjoying golf and going low

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS :Fuji:Ventus Black 6x 44.5" 

3wHL: :callaway-small: Rogue ST LS 75x  Tensei AV Blue w/ xlink

7w: :callaway-small:Apex UW 21* MMT 80S

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 3/4" long, Soft stepped, MOI matched

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore 

Putter: L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 69*/35" in blue 


Ball:    :srixon-small: Z Star XV (back up balls :titleist-small:ProV1 Left Dot,  :OnCore:Vero X1, :titelist-small: proV1)

Shot Tracking: :ShotScope:

Bag: Vessel VLX 2.0

Grip: Lamkin Sonar +  Midsize 

My Reviews:

Max Swing Speed Training and Speed Progress: Current Speed 120 in the MGS Speed Challenge (updated 3/15/23)

 :1332069271_TommyArmour:TAIII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter )

 :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  2019 Unofficial Review




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Brian from Salt Lake City, Utah


Tour Edge TGS Wedges (and yup, I can generate backspin even with those cheap, amazing little guys).

What appeals most about raw wedges is the idea that you're essentially encouraged to use them more and more to let them develop. Like a wine, the concept is to let them age and breathe. I think that's a great mental concept for golfers to remind us that setting up comfortable final shots into the green of 120 yards or less is the ideal. So with raw wedges, the more you use the wedge and let it rust, the more spin you get, and your wedge game essentially grows with the club. 

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Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Ping G400 3 wood.

Cleveland Halo Launcher 3 hybrid.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons (5-PW). 

Assorted wedges (48, 52, 58).

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 putter.

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Tyson Shoemaker
Woodland Hills, Utah, USA


Taylor Made sim p wedge and a milled grind 60* wedge

Get better spin and a newer chipper I would also like a 54* or 56* wedge instead of just a pitching and a 60* wedge.

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Forrest, Georgetown, TX 78633

Volkey 50/54/58

HDCP 9.0

Have not used Cleveland wedges since forever - would like to try the raw finish on the 50/54 wedges and see if it increases spin.  Maybe they will make me look like a Playa!

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First Name/City State: Ron / Surrey, BC

Handicap: 9.4

Current Model Wedges Played: Taylormade tour preferred ATV grind 50, 56, & 50

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge: I switched to bridgestone Tour XS and want wedges that will also help me get more spin on green side shots

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Grant/ San Francisco California

Handicap 6.8

Current Model Wedges Played:  Ping Glide 2.0

What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge:  Potential for additional spin. 

Callaway Epic Flash SubZero Driver & 3 wood with EvenFlow Black 6.0 shafts

Callaway Apex 19 2 & 3 Hybrids

Srixon 565-765 Irons 4 - PW DG AMT White S300 shafts

Ping Stealth Wedges 50-54-58 DG S300 shafts

Odyssey Stroke Lab 7 Tuttle Putter

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