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Spin Control Is What the New Cleveland Wedge Offers


cleveland golf's new wedgeHere is something new from Cleveland Golf. The newest wedge by Cleveland, the 588 RT XTM CB, offers the combined features of the original 588 line of wedges and Rotextm technology.

The superb performance of the 588 wedge fused with the forgiveness provided by the Rotextm technology make up the new 588 RT XTM CB. Rotextm is the most modern spin technology developed by Cleveland Golf.

Aside from these prominent features, the 588 RT XTM CB wedge also has grooves which is 16% larger among its class. The strictly defined manufacturing process allows its U-grooves to be larger than the Tour Zip Grooves. This enhancement gives better contact and maximum spin during hits.

The newest line of wedges is created from heavy-duty laser milling. The rougher surface of the wedge is sturdier and has better spacing to provide more friction during shots. Its face pattern is milled directionally to add more roughness which helps deliver the maximum spin after an impact.

The back of the wedge is designed with undercut cavity to enhance perimeter weighting that provides more forgiveness in case of a mishit. The reverse C sole of the wedge helps improve bunker and deep shots. Reverse C sole is the evenly spaced sole originally inspired by the CG14TM and CG16TM wedges, also by Cleveland Golf.

The 588 RT XT CB wedges are available in eight different lofts, from 46-degree to 60-degree loft angles. You can also find them in two colors, Satin Chrome and Black Pearl and cost around $119.99.

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Cleveland’s New Wedge: The 588 RTX CB


cleveland rtx cb 588 wedgeCleveland’s new added product, the 588 RTX CB wedge, was put to test by some company staff and professional players at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at a golf course in Las Vegas. Professional golf players who tested the new product include Charlie Beljan, Vijay Singh and Jerry Kelly.

RTX CB, short for Rotex Cavity-Back, features different technologies that intend to boost the ball spin at different playing circumstances. The new line of wedges resembles the company’s earlier models, the CG14 and CG 16 wedges, which feature also the wide Reverse C sole and a cavity back design.

The Tour Zip-U technology makes the groove approximately 16 percent bigger than the other 588 wedges. The face pattern is directionally-milled in semi-circular and downward marks that provide more roughness for greater friction and maximum ball spin during and after impact. The cavity back design of the wedges spread additional weight giving more forgiveness during mishit.

One Cleveland staff that tested the wedge gave feedback and said, “In most situations, around the green side was where the benefit shined. The slightly more aggressive groove was able to give staffers and players the one hop check they have been searching for.”

Other personalities who also put the wedge to test and experienced the new product in Las Vegas were Stephen Gangluff, Boo Weekley, Vaughn Taylor, Gavin Coles, Tim Herron and Bart Bryant.

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