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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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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Flybyublue

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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 Flybyublue.

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

Member: Flybyublue

Handicap: 1.8

Flybyublue WITB

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Subzero Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Tour AD DI-6x

3-wood: TaylorMade ’16 M2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75g 05

Driving iron: TaylorMade UDI Tour Preferred (19.5*)
Shaft: Tour AD AD-85 x

Irons: Srixon Z545 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 Tour105 x

Wedges: Vokey SM8 (50-08F, 54-10S, 58T raw)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White S400

Putter: Odyssey O-works Black 3T (WH Insert)
Grip: Odyssey SX Black

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Grips: Golf Pride MCC Midsize

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!

Share your WITBs here.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best small 3-woods

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 3-woods. WRXer ‘ewaldbeukes’ is on the hunt for a small-headed 3-wood to hit low bullets with, and our members have been putting forward their 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.

  • 03trdblack: “Still, to this day, hard to beat the Tour Edge Exotics CB2 fairway wood for looks, size, performance, etc. Are you looking for something current? The Cobra SZ tour you mentioned is quite small by today’s standards and is a fantastic option. You may also want to look at the Exotics EXS Pro 3 wood.”
  • Mitchell: “Find yourself an old TaylorMade 300 tour fairway- Titanium construction with tungsten sole weight and small rails/relief to sole- more recent alternatives would be anything from the Tour Edge Exotics CB model series or Cobra F7 and F8 plus models.”
  • half lung: “Taylormade M2 tour. Love that club!”
  • MPAndreassi: “The Callaway XR16 Pro line was great to me and very under-appreciated.”

Entire Thread: “Small 3-woods”

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Ben Hogan adds GS53 MAX driver to lineup

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Ben Hogan golf is throwing its Hogan flat cap into the ring and entering the MAX driver-category with the introduction of the all-new 460cc GS53 MAX driver.

The GS53 MAX creates extra forgiveness, thanks in part to its multi-material construction and a 22-percent larger and 11-percent taller face than the current GS53. For those that love the original GS53, don’t worry it will continue to remain in the line, with the new MAX being a line extension for those looking to get extra help on shots missed around the face.

The driver is constructed from 4 distinct pieces

  • Carbon composite crown to reduce mass around the top of the driver’s head and to push more mass low to increase MOI.
  • Forged face for precision, and ball speed
  • Titanium soleplate with perimeter mass
  • Tungsten weight at the rear of the sole to further increase MOI and help increase launch while reducing spin.

Thanks in part to the weight savings from the crown, the titanium soleplate has more mass positioned away from the face and around the edges to increase the stability of the head, and to acoustically tune the driver for a solid sound at impact.

“The combination of the lightweight composite crown and tungsten sole weight allows us to position the Center of Mass so that we maximize launch while decreasing the amount of ball spin. This provides a higher ball flight, especially for players who don’t have Tour-caliber clubhead speeds for increased carry and roll out. “
– Scott White, CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Company.

The GS53 MAX driver will initially be available right-handed and come in lofts of 9° and 10.5°. It will be adjustable using their proprietary hosel adjustment system known as “flight control”, which offers the ability to add or decrease loft by 1° and lie angle all while never having to worry about realigning the shaft/grip.

The last part of the driver puzzle is the shafts options and to increase the value to consumers the GS53 MAX comes with the choice of three premium aftermarket shafts including:

  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black for golfers seeking a lower trajectory
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Blue for golfers seeking a mid trajectory
  • UST Mamiya Helium for those seeking a higher trajectory

Price, specs, and availability 

Thanks to Ben Hogan Golf’s direct-to-consumer model, the new 460cc GS53 MAX, is available starting today fior $355.00 with the choice of the 3 premium shaft options.

For more information on other Ben Hogan clubs including fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters or to purchase the GS53 MAX Driver visit www.benhogangolf.com.

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