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Cleveland to launch new MyCustomWedges

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Cleveland is set to launch a new custom wedge website in late February that will allow golfers to customize the company’s newest line of wedges.

Cleveland’s “My Custom Wedges” site launched in 2013, and allowed golfers to personalize paint fills, stampings, finishes and skins of the 588 RTX Forged wedges to their liking. The new microsite will feature new grinds and customization options for the company’s new RTX Custom wedges, which use the same technologies as 588 RTX 2.0 wedges.

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The wedges will be available in two finishes: raw, which will rust, and black satin, which won’t. The personalization system will also have more skins, paint colors, engraving options, logos and custom shaft options than the original MyCustomWedges website.

The new wedges will be available in 11 different models and lofts from 48-to-60 degrees. The 56- and 58-degree wedges have two grind options, standard and low bounce, while 60-degree wedges are available in the three grind options below:

  • Low bounce: Sole is 0.75 inches wide, 6 degrees of bounce
  • Standard: Sole is 0.75 inches wide, 12 degrees of bounce
  • Wide sole: One-inch wide, 8 degrees of bounce

The low-bounce grind is for golfers who play in firm conditions or have shallow angles of attack, while the wide-sole grind will work best for golfers who have steeper angles of attack or play in soft conditions. The standard sole grind takes the middle ground.

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Even though it’s a niche-design, Cleveland’s wide-sole grind may prove to be the star of the line. According to Patrick Ripp, Research and Business Solutions Engineer for Cleveland, many golfers have found that wide-sole wedges can create more consistency around the greens.

The wide-sole grind was created with feedback from Cleveland Tour players, some of whom wanted a wider sole with more bounce, but still wanted the leading edge to sit close to the ground, especially on open-faced shots.

How do you know which grind is right for you?

Cleveland’s wedge analyzer, which works in conjunction with SwingByte, helps simplify the process for any golfer, and offers wedge recommendations based on a golfer’s angle of attack and typical course conditions.

Aside from the new wide-sole grind, most of the grinds and bounce options from Cleveland’s custom wedge line are available on the wedge analyzer.

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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. RH

    Feb 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Really wish there was a chrome satin type finish.

  2. Nathan

    Feb 17, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I wonder if Scratch Golf is going to be upset that Cleveland is ripping off their model?

  3. Brian Williams

    Feb 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Much like coors light who uses gimmicks like lined cans and mountains that turn blue when cold, because they make an inferior product. If you want good wedges buy some vokeys

    • Teaj

      Feb 17, 2015 at 8:33 am

      your one of those eh!

    • christian

      Feb 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Yeah, because Cleveland doesn’t have any legacy or tour presence at all when it comes to wedges..Practically a cocky newcomer. Riiight

      • John

        Feb 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

        Cleveland doesn’t have a Legacy? Haha Im guessing you think Cleveland copied Vokey too huh? Finding educated comments on this site is becoming rarer everyday.

        • Justin

          Feb 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

          John I think your sarcasm detector is off…

  4. Jamie V

    Feb 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Of course it says sold out, that’s from last years model. This years model doesn’t open until late February.

  5. Lane

    Feb 16, 2015 at 3:27 pm

  6. Mike

    Feb 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This is awesome! I would love to swap my RTX 2.0s for the raw version. SWEET!

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That one time Tiger switched driver shafts and NOBODY noticed

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It seems like pretty much everyone on the planet has an idea of what clubs Tiger has in play at any given moment. Especially now in the age of social media. However, his bag was still analyzed and tracked immensely from the beginning of his arrival on the golf scene. Point is, when the guy switches anything out, the world will know.

But did you know that, during the 2002 and into the 2003 season, he switched driver shafts? It was a pretty substantial switch too, but it fell completely under the radar. As a Tiger junkie myself, I noticed it, but in those days 1) The internet wasn’t what it is today and 2) I was bartending in Newport Beach and didn’t have access to info like I do today. So, it went in my Tiger vault…until now.

Always known to have a True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft in his driver, Tiger and the Nike team wanted something a bit lighter, all while maintaining the stiffness profile of his X100.

We now introduce you to the 118-gram DGSLX100 Tiger Proto (a stock Dynamic Gold X100 shaft is 130 grams).

UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 28: Tiger Woods (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA)

A complete one-off made specifically for Tiger Woods. If you look at the pictures you will see an unfamiliar step pattern that starts off a bit wide towards the handle but gets progressively closer down towards the tip section. Basically, the step pattern (diameters) dropped lower to keep stiffness across the board.

“That’s the shaft we used to get him out of Titleist 975D and into Nike Blue 275cc driver in 2002.” – Anonymous Nike source

In theory, this was Tiger accepting the fact that he was going to have to get used to the feeling of a lighter shaft to begin the inevitable transition into graphite, which ultimately happened for good in 2004.

With the mystery of his bag completely gone these days with minute-to-minute reporting, I thought it kind of nice to still have a couple of nuggets to discover.

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope rangefinder

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If you are looking for a premium full-feature laser range finder at a price normally reserved for more entry-level units, the PrecissionPro NX7 Pro Slope is exactly what you are looking for. Clear optics, easy-to-use, pulse vibration targeting, and last but not least: Free batteries for life. You heard that right, for as long as you own the rangefinder, Precision Pro will make sure you never run out of juice on the course.

NX7 Pro Slope features

Generally, a product that fits into the affordable category has to compromise along the way to meet a certain price point. With the NX7 Pro Slope from Precision Pro, you don’t have to compromise to get everything you would want from a top-of-the-line rangefinder at a less-than-top-of-the-line price.

The NX7 has pulse vibration, which notifies the user the laser has locked onto the target. Having used a lot of other rangefinders in the past, I always thought of a “pulse” as being a bit of a redundant feature to someone with experience using a rangefinder. I was completely indifferent but was quickly proven wrong! To me, the pulse is just the extra reassurance to know that I am locked onto the flag instead of something behind. The NX7 Pro Slope does this with a priority target acquisition process to make sure you are getting the flag and not a tree behind the intended target.

As the name would lead you to believe, the NX7 Pro Slope comes with a slope feature that can be turned on and off for casual mapping of a course or competition—just be sure to check with any tournament committee for conformity during an event. It’s easy to see both the measured and calculated distances in the viewfinder without ever being cluttered.

The extras

Each rangefinder comes with a well-made protective case that allows you to store the unit either on the outside of your bag or tucked away for safekeeping during travel to and from the course. Although it seems like a small feature, details matter, and having the case latch with a mini elastic cord makes getting the rangefinder out just that much easier—no need to zip and unzip 40 times per round.

The rangefinder also comes with a cleaning cloth, pre-installed battery—and don’t forget those batteries for life. All you need to do is register your rangefinder and go through the form on the Precision Pro website.

For $289, it’s one of the best buys in the rangefinder market.

 

 

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Bettinardi collaborates with Scottie Pippen to create limited-edition authentic jersey putter covers

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Bettinardi has collaborated with six-time NBA Champion and Chicago Bulls Legend, Scottie Pippen to create limited Home, Road, and Alternate authentic jersey headcovers ahead of this weekend’s NBA All-Star game.

Pippen is the only NBA player to have won an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year twice (1992, 1996), and just 33 of the covers have been made by Bettinardi – which are constructed from the NBA star’s own authentic jersey collection making each cover unique.

The covers feature the seven-time NBA All-Star’s iconic number 33, his signature stitched across the underbelly and also the Hex B logo.

The covers will be available to purchase in the Hive at Noon CST on Saturday. Bettinardi will also have a special USA “Dream Team” 1992 cover (only 8 made) due to release at the same time.

Also look out for a special “All-Star”  giveaway which will be unveiled on Bettinardi’s Instagram page on Sunday.

 

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