THE BRASS TACKS ON THE RTX4 WEDGES
Cleveland Golf has been an innovator when it comes to wedges. With technology nowadays and so many excellent clubmakers out there; you almost have to “change it up” to be relevant anymore. Cleveland did manage to keep most of what makes their wedges so popular in place, this release though; they took it next level. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new from the Cleveland website:
4TH GENERATION ROTEX FACE TECHNOLOGY
Controlling your wedge shots is only possible with ample, predictable spin. So new 4th Generation Rotex Face Technology consistently delivers more spin across all conditions, giving you better distance control, improved accuracy, and lower scores.
SHARPER TOUR ZIP GROOVES
Sharper, deeper grooves slice through grass, sand, and water for a more consistent spin on every shot.
MORE DURABLE LASER MILLING
Longer-lasting laser milling brings face roughness right to the conforming limit for more friction and more spin on all shots.
CENTERED ROTEX FACE MILLING
Milling that’s in-line with your strike pattern increases backspin on all full, pitch, and chip shots.
4 TOUR-DEVELOPED SOLE GRINDS
More options. Less Bounce. Hit every shot you’ve got. Four new sole grinds give you enough versatility to execute your most challenging greenside shots, even when the pressure’s on.
The traditional mid-bounce you know and love. Enjoy crisp pitch shots and solid full-shot performance.
This V-Shaped Sole cuts smoothly through the turf, and its trailing edge relief keeps the leading edge low on open-face shots.
A C-Shape provides heel and toe relief for ultimate versatility from any lie
Our lowest bounce wedge is perfect for tight lies and hitting with an extremely open face.
PROGRESSIVE, TOUR-PREFERRED SHAPING
Low RTX 4 lofts are more compact with a straight leading edge, blending perfectly with your short irons. Higher lofts have a traditional wedge shape for pitch and chip shots around the green.
A MORE COMPACT BLADE
RTX 4’s more compact blade shape is a direct result of extensive tour testing and feedback. Enjoy better feel and more control with this tour-developed, player-oriented shaping.
PROGRESSIVE FEEL BALANCING TECHNOLOGY
Last time, we got you closer to the hole by moving the center of gravity nearer to where you strike the ball. New Progressive Feel Balancing Technology takes that to the next level, giving you even better feel, consistency, and short game control.
DUAL-AXES, PROGRESSIVE CG
Not only did we perfect center of gravity placement on both the vertical and horizontal axes, but RTX 4’s new progressive back shaping also adjusts the center of gravity by loft. That makes it easier to hit flop shots, knock down shots, and every shot in between
I WASN’T KIDDING WHEN I SAID THE RTX4 WEDGES WERE A BRAND NEW CLUB
For the most part, the core technology Cleveland brought to the industry with RTX3 wedges is still in place. Cleveland has just amplified what is already a successful product and then cranked it up with added versatility and a much more Tour look with the head shape.
After all that information, you might be a little overwhelmed. It can happen. Not everyone is a club expert. I know I’m far from one. But, as I’ve been writing this blog and learning more about clubs, I’m starting to get a much better understanding of what all this means to the average golfer. So let’s dig into my experience with the RTX4 wedges.