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Cleveland releases limited-edition Tour Rack wedges

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Cleveland Golf has announced the release of its Tour Rack wedges, which are very limited-edition prototypes. How limited are we talking? Only 300 of each model were produced and they are only available at limited locations.

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Aesthetically, the design takes “cool” to the next level, with an icy back flange that looks frosted over. The wedges, which carry an MAP of $249.99, come available in two lofts (56 degrees with 11 degrees of bounce and 60 degrees with 9 degrees of bounce), a trailing edge grind, a True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge Shaft and a Golf Pride Z-Cord Grip. See below for additional specs.

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Call Cleveland Golf at 800-999-6263 or send an email to customerservice@clevelandgolf.com to see if there’s a retail location near you. If you’re interested in purchasing a Tour Rack limited edition prototype, you shouldn’t wait – they’re expected to go fast.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. RAT

    Jul 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Cleveland is a better weighted and balanced club than any other.

  2. nikkyd

    Jul 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I wonder if the hosels break as easily as the regular retail versions.

    • RMB3

      Jul 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Only reason you would break a Cleveland hosel is if you don’t know what your doing. I remember my first time bending clubs.

  3. Cleveland Golf

    Jul 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Yes, they are forged from 1025 Carbon Steel.

  4. KK

    Jul 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Customized, this could make an awesome gift for a Cleveland wedge fan.

  5. dunn2500

    Jul 24, 2014 at 12:25 am

    And these are different from retail wedge how?…lol, $250 for same wedge I can get for under $100….no thanks

    Love cleveland wedges but just don’t see where extra money is going….you can keep em

    Or buy em in 6 months on closeout

    • Cleveland Golf

      Jul 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Dunn2500, these will NEVER go on closeout because there are only 300 pieces in the world.

    • Tom

      Aug 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

      I guess you are paying for the limited finish and rarity of the model. All the golf companies seem to be pushing cool finishes for a higher price since you really should replace your wedge every 2 or so years. It is the only club I would regularly replace.

  6. Jason P.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Stupid crazy price but somebody will fork over the money to show how little brain power they have. I’ll just keep my Mizuno MP T-11 Wedges until the head cracks in half which will never happen.

  7. joro

    Jul 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    250 a bit steep? Downright over the hill.

  8. Kev Jones

    Jul 23, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Cleveland wedges,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,most played wedge on tour for a reason ,,Awsome .

  9. Christian

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Forged?

  10. D

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    $250 is steep but man these wedges look sweet!

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Tiger Woods opts for lead tape on his Newport 2 rather than a heavier putter: Here’s why it makes sense

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After days of speculation about which putter Tiger Woods might end up with an attempt to tame the greens at Royal Portrush, we now officially know he settled on his old faithful GSS Scotty Cameron but with a twist—some added lead tape.

The whole reason the speculation was in high gear early in the week was because of Tiger was spotted with a new custom Scotty that had the Studio Select weights in the sole to increase head weight to help with slow greens, something Tiger has talked about in the past—especially when it comes to the greens at The Open Championship.

We can even look back a few years ago when Tiger finally put a Nike putter in play, the original Method (those were nice putters) and talked about both the increased head weight and the grooves on the face to help get the ball rolling on slower greens.

The decision to stick with the old faithful with added lead tape goes beyond just a comfort level, even if the two putters look the same at address, it’s about feel and MOI around the axis.

Let me explain. Sure the putter heads weight the same, but depending on where the mass is located it will change the MOI. The putter with the Select weights vs. lead tape in the middle will have a higher MOI because there is more weight on the perimeter of the head—it’s like a blade vs. cavity back iron. Sure, two 7-irons can weigh the same but the performance will vary significantly.

For a player with such deft feel like Tiger Woods, any change like that can could cause doubt. Tweaking an already great putting stroke and on the eve of the last major of the year is not really something you want to do, which is why it isn’t surprising he stuck with his legendary Newport 2.

Lead tape in the middle allows Tiger to increase the head weight with very little change to the natural rate of rotation for hit putter and hopefully manage the slower Portrush greens better.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ClevelandKyle who brings up the subject of wedge set-ups. In the thread, our members discuss what wedges they like to carry as well as answering ClevelandKyle’s question: “If you had to carry two wedges for the rest of your life, what would they be (degree, make, model) and why?”

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • SEP1006: “PW / GW – 0311P PXG GEN 2, same as irons. 54/12 and 58/06 – Ping Glide Stealth 2.0: best wedges I’ve ever played by far, very versatile.”
  • cardoustie: “Like the OP, I keep going back to old school Vokey sm2’s .. 50/54/60. TVD m grinds. No wedge spins it as well or feels as good. I am ordering a Glide 3.0 eye 2 58 though.”
  • manoagolfer: “Vokey 48, 54, 58 and 62. Just added the 62 for the short stuff around the greens and steep faced bunkers.”
  • BCULAW: “RTX4 Raw 46 mid, 50 mid, 56 full, 60 low. After playing Vokeys almost exclusively for the last ten years or so, these Clevelands have been a real eye-opener. Spin is greatly increased, and the grind on the 60 is stellar. Highly recommended.”

Entire Thread: “Your optimal wedge set-up?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Afor1991 who is on the hunt for a 1 or 2-iron after having no luck with hybrids. With a swing speed in the low 100s, Afor1991 is confident he has the speed and consistency to make a 1 or 2-iron work for him, and our members have been giving him their best suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • boggyman: “1st generation TM UDI 16* hard to beat with right shaft for a 1-iron, IF you could find one. Used mine in a set of OL Cobras for a while. Need to re-shaft it now though.”
  • Pepperturbo: “I have been effectively using T-MB 17* 2 iron since it was introduced. Now and again put my old Mizuno Pro 16* 1 iron in the bag to remind me those clubs require a good swing. Good luck with your choice.”
  • joelsim: “It depends on how much you value consistency over distance. And of course what your handicap is. I don’t have an official handicap but am regularly scoring in the 70s at my home club, at most 85 if I have a really bad day. And I tried a UDI #2 a couple of weeks ago and sold it a day later. Will stick to my G400 #4 Iron at power spec 19*. Gives me 195y carry consistently with run out according to ground hardness. So far it beats G and G400 Crossovers, Cobra King Utility and TM UDI #2 hands down.”
  • wam78: “Currently playing Mizuno mp h5 2 iron and I absolutely love it! Feels good, easy to hit high and low and can be found for a good price.”

Entire Thread: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

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