CLEVELAND GOLF®, focused on Where Scoring Matters™and a global leader in wedge innovation since 1979, is proud to introduce new RTX®-3 wedges.
This is the latest line of advanced, high-performance wedges from Cleveland, a brand which has sold more than 10 million wedges globally and garnered more than 350 Tour victories since 1988. RTX-3 wedges, available in a Blade (two finishes), Cavity Back, and Women’s Cavity Back modelto suit a widerange of golfers, feature three key technologies proven to help you get closer to the hole than any wedge Cleveland Golf has ever made.
NEW Feel Balancing™Technology. This patent-pending technology shifts the center of gravity closerto the center of the wedge face – the impact zone –to decrease vibration and maximize head stability atimpact. By adding a microcavity inside the hosel andshortening the hosel, nine grams of mass areoptimally redistributed in the head for a morecentered CG location. This improves feel and tightensshot dispersion, giving you maximum control.
NEW V Sole Grinds. Three tour-proven grinds feature a V shape with more leading edge bounce tohelp get the club head through the turf faster at impact. This promotes crisper feel and more consistenthead speed for increased spin and control.
The V-LG is Cleveland’s narrowest low bounce sole formaximum versatility, the V-MG has mid bounce suitable for a wide range of players and turf conditions, and the V-FG is a forgiving full sole design with trailing edge relief.NEW Rotex™Face.
Three innovations combine to maximize spin with more consistency. New Tour Zip Grooves™ have a deeper, narrower U shape with a shar pedge radius in all lofts to enhance contact across a wide variety of conditions.
The advanced, 2-pass micro milling pattern increases friction and is directionally enhanced by loft: low lofts (46°- 52°) have a straighter pattern to accommodate full shots and high lofts (54°- 64°) have a more angled pattern to optimize open-face shots. Laser Milling precisely roughens the face surface to the conforming limit.Cleveland Golf is globally recognized for industry-leading research & development put into every wedge.
The extensive testing for RTX-3 compared to both the previous-generation 588 RTX 2.0, our older wedge models and select leading competitors proves that it has the tightest dispersion. It is more accurate than any wedge Cleveland Golf has ever tested*, showing the impressive performance gains when combining new Feel Balancing Technology, the new V Sole Grinds and the Rotex Face.
*Full test results in Cleveland Golf RTX-3 Product Manual, available to the media via email request.“After spending more than two years developing these wedges, Cleveland Golf is very proud with the finished product,” said John Rae, VicePresident of Research & Development for Srixon / Cleveland Golf / XXIO.
“Our testing proves the three key technologies in RTX-3 can help golfers get the ball closer to the hole, a tremendous benefit for any player that supports Cleveland Golf’s unmatched commitment to the short game.” Scott Carlyle, Sr. Vice President of Global Marketing, added: “I’m privileged to have been involved in developing Cleveland Golf wedges for most of the past decade, and theRTX-3 represents some of the biggest steps we have taken in what we consider our three key wedge factors: shape, feel and spin performance.”
The RTX-3 Blade, Cavity Back and Women’s Cavity Back are all available in the Tour Satin & Black Satin finish. For the Blade, Black Satin finish has been developed with significant enhancements:Black Satin.This new finish has been enhanced through a proprietary process that not only gives it a sleek look, but makes it ultra-durable and longer lasting than previous black finishes.
The Cleveland Golf RTX-3 wedge line, which launches Friday, September 16, is available in lofts from 46° to 64° in both right-handed and left-handed options.
There are key differences between the two models: RTX-3 Blade. The Blade provides the most versatility and is ideal for maximizing all-around wedge performance. Available in three different grinds –V-LG, V-MG and V-FG –in two different finishes: Tour Satin and ultra-durable Black Satin.
The standard shaft is True Temper Dynamic Gold steel (wedge flex) and the standard grip is the Cleveland Blue Cap by Lamkin. RTX-3 Cavity Back.The Cavity Back has a slightly larger shape that promotes confidence and increases forgiveness. Available in Tour Satin & Black Satin in three different grinds: V-LG, V-MG and V-FG.
The standard steel shaft is True Temper Dynamic Gold (wedge flex); Graphite shaft (wedge flex) is also available. The standard grip is the Cleveland Blue Cap by Lamkin. Women’s RTX-3 Cavity Back.The Women’s model features the same large cavity back shape with the lightweight Action Ultralite 50 graphite shaft, which promotes a high, easy launch. Available in V-MG grind.