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Spotted: Cleveland RTX 3 wedges



Cleveland’s first-generation 588 RTX (Rotex), and second-generation RTX 2.0 wedges have been among the most popular wedges for golfers and Tour players since their release. Now, a new member of the family is preparing for its industry debut — the RTX 3 wedge line — and will most certainly be in the bags of PGA Tour players in the coming weeks and months.


On the range of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind this week, we spotted Cleveland RTX 3 wedges. Based on the photos, there are at least three grinds; V-LG, V-MG and V-FG. As predicted by a member in the forum thread, this may mean “V-Sole Low Grind, V-Sole Mid Grind and V-Sole Full Grind.”

A Cleveland representative says that the new wedges have what’s called “feel-balancing technology,” which is an “under-the-hood” type of technology that “we feel could be revolutionary.”

It’s also confirmed that there will be three different blade finishes and one cavity-back finish. For more information, we’ll have to wait until July 25, which is the embargo for the new RTX 3 wedges.

Join the conversation about the wedges and see more photos here.

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  1. Jack always

    Jun 15, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Very similar to last model very good not great

  2. Steve S

    Jun 10, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Not sure why I would spend a lot for these. Don’t appear to be that much different than the previous version. Love to see actual test data that compares various wedges. Otherwise it’s all marketing hype to me. I could care less about color and finish, until someone proves to me that it affects performance. I’d use a shovel(if it were legal) if it got me close to the pin with stopping power.

    • DB

      Sep 21, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Steve S and jack always, you don’t have to buy them if you’re happy with your current wedges, but why poo-poo on them without ever even trying it? If you bothered to read the data on these, they are in fact different from the last version, especially the sole grinds. But like I said, if you’re happy with you current setup then good for you. For those of us out here looking to upgrade or replace an old set, isn’t it OK to have new stuff to choose from? Or I guess we should all just use whatever is left on the shelves and have all the equipment mfgrs go out of business? Surely there are enough clubs in stock to keep us all playing for the next 250 years. Do you have this same opinion of car companies? You do realize they come out with a new model EVERY year, most often the same car as last year with minor “improvements” or “tweaks”? If you are not in the market for a new car, who cares? If you are, its nice to be able to get something new rather than whatever car Steve or jack are driving. I tell you what, when you are ready to get new wedges let us all know so we’ll know its OK for us to look as well.

  3. Jim

    Jun 8, 2016 at 6:53 am

    They better have a 4* bounce option this time and have a blacked out color finish that doesn’t fade as fast. Then I would be sold. Already game RTX 2.0s but plan to switch to SM5 or 6 because they have a lower bounce wedge in the 58* and 60* setup.

    • Tim

      Jun 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      You mean something more then cheap paint that wears off within weeks?

  4. Brown

    Jun 8, 2016 at 3:26 am

    WHat’s the obsession with brown colored clubs recently, everybody’s doing it, it’s weird

  5. Cwolf

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I hope there is a raw finish

  6. TheStylist

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Glad to see Cleveland still at it. Always been my favorite company for irons and wedges.

  7. Tom Duckworth

    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Love the clean look and color. Looking forward to a review.

  8. Bert

    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Going in my bag immediately – awesome.

  9. Tom

    Jun 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Hey screw in weights?

    • jnak97

      Jun 7, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Looks like just a movement of their current dot system for grind identification.

      • Peter

        Jun 8, 2016 at 12:20 am

        its their bounce dots. 1 dot lowest bounce. 2 dots mid bounce. 3 dots highest bounce.

    • Jim

      Jun 8, 2016 at 6:52 am

      Looking closely those aren’t screws. They look like punch marks.

  10. Matt

    Jun 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Dig the color.

  11. Alex

    Jun 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Simply beautiful

  12. Cu

    Jun 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This game’s getting too easy. All courses should have to have 5 inch rough on all sides as standard. And in climates that doesn’t allow for grass to grow easily, they should have to have hard-as-concrete fairways and the rough totally unkept and uncut all year.

    • Johny Thunder

      Jun 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      I agree with Jack Nicklaus – it’s far too easy now and the ball goes too far.

      I would suggest making the ball square. That should protect Jack’s records and precioussss par at his courses.

      • Mark Moser

        Jun 15, 2016 at 11:06 pm

        Protect Jacks record from who?? Never has been any threat to it.

    • DB

      Sep 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      What does this have to do with new wedges?

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Z1ggy16



Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Z1ggy16.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: Z1ggy16

Z1ggy16 WITB

Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Accra Tour Z Xtreme 465 M4 (Tipped 3/4”)

4-wood: TaylorMade SIM (19 degrees opened to 17 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana B 80X

5-wood: Cobra Speedzone (18.5 degrees)
Shaft: Accra FX 2.0 380

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4-PW)
Shafts: Modus 120x

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (50,54,58 SS grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Toulon San Diego or Cleveland Huntington Beach #1

Putter Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout or Golf Pride Tour Tradition

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

Grips: MCC

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

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What GolfWRXers are saying about stronger players using a 7-wood



In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy behind playing a 7-wood. WRXer ‘Sabzor’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“Lately I’ve been interested in possibly swapping the hybrid for a 7-wood and wanted to see if there were any stronger players who did the same? Often you hear of it going too high, but I feel that even the 4w is pretty optimal for me.

 My thought process is mainly around having 2 versatile distance woods starting around 250yds down – I figure off the tee if I need more than 250 I’m hitting driver anyway. Just curious with some of the pros we’ve seen lately doing the same thing.”

And our members have been having their say on the subject in our forums.

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.

  • demeeksDC: “Big fan of the 7-wood. Main thing is to get the right shaft — stiff enough — as they often come with softer shafts. Easy to hit and easy to stop. I have landed many 7-woods on greens that stopped dead.”
  • uglande: “I’ve got a TS2 7 wood with a Ventus Blue 7x shaft, and it’s phenomenal. Nice height but no ballooning. Shaft is important, but so is the clubhead. Brands that are more game-improvement focused have 7-woods with COG that are too low, and you can get high spinny flights. But the Titleist 7-woods (esp. TS2) have not been a problem for me. And obviously, some of the TaylorMade guys are doing well with the SIM 7-wood.”
  • VNutz: “I’ve played the 7w on and off for quite some time, SS is probably around 110 nowadays so a bit behind you. For me, it plays like a 5w and was better than a hybrid for my game as those tend to hook on me. I’ve since taken it out of the bag in favor of the modern more hittable driving irons, but I wouldn’t hesitate to put it back in the bag.”
  • L29: “I love the 4w, 7w combo. Still have the Cally xr16 in both and can’t get them out of the bag. My only issue with the 7w is when there is a significant amount of headwind. I do have a little bit of difficulty flighting it down. This problem, however, is nowhere near bad enough to have me thinking of any kind of change. That 7w lands like a raindrop on the green.”
  • Chazb: “The Callaway heaven wood has been my go-to club for over a year, and it’s been a Scoring difference. I even use it to tee off at times as it has very good distance and direction.The people I play with call it my magic club because it always puts me in a good place on the course.”

Entire Thread: “7-wood for stronger players?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (09/29/20): Raw Miura irons, lefty Ping G400, Titleist T100s blackout set



At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Baroo – Titleist T100s “Blackout” irons

The theme for today is “reduced glare” and you’re certainly going to get that with this set of Titleist T100s irons. Going from 4-iron through 48 degree, the only thing more stealth than these would be a camo set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: T100s Blackout

Member Techgolfer61 – Raw Miura CB1008 irons

A little rust means no glare and a very unique look. Considering the price of these Miura’s, don’t expect them to last long on the open market.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Raw Miura irons

Member LeftyCabe – Ping G400 LST

I’m going to call this the LLST (Lefty Low Spin Technology). This driver head is in fantastic shape and ready for a shaft. Did I also mention it’s going for one heck of a price?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Lefty G400 LST

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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