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Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges: New finishes, custom grind options

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Earlier this summer, Cleveland unveiled the all-new Cleveland ZipCore line of wedges, which feature a low-density hosel core to reposition mass higher in the head to better control launch and spin.

Cleveland is excited to build on the success of ZipCore wedges by adding new finish and custom options to the already very popular line—both on tour and with consumers—with ZipCore Black Satin and Tour Rack Raw.

RTX ZipCore Technology recap

  • The low-density ZipCore in the hosel of the wedge head shifts the center of gravity higher and towards the toe to boost what Cleveland is calling High-Low MOI. What this means is you get less spin rate variance ( aka better spin robustness ) on shots hit both higher and lower on the face. This also creates greater control over launch which leads to better distance control.
  • New UltiZip Grooves are 11% sharper and 7.3% deeper than previous generations, while also being 7.4% closer together for more groove contact area.
  • New face heat treatment boosts durability and helps maintain spin performance over a longer period.

More photos in the forums.

Speaking on the new wedges, Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf stated

“The new RTX ZipCore is a technological leap forward for Cleveland wedges. We’ve inserted a low-density core inside the clubhead, allowing us to create a wedge with unprecedented consistency and exceptional feel. They also feature our tour-proven grinds and most aggressive groove technology to date–all packaged in a sleek yet traditional design.”

Custom Sole Grind program

The biggest addition to the new RTX ZipCore line, beyond the finish options, is the new Tour Rack custom sole grind program, which allows you to fully customize, trailing edge, heel/toe relief, along with a custom leading edge.

Each wedge starts off as a standard RTX ZipCore Tour Rack—the exact same heads used by Cleveland staff players all over the worldwide tours—and then one of Cleveland’s master craftsmen grind each wedge by hand to create the perfect sole for you. This results in a unique wedge customized to cater to your specific short game.

“Tour Rack gives golfers the full tour-level experience. With the raw finish and custom sole and leading edge grinds, now any golfer can get their set of wedges built just like the guys on tour.”
-Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf

Cleveland RTX ZipCore: Specs, Price & Availability

Don’t forget if customization isn’t your thing, the RTX ZipCore comes stock in a huge variety of grind and bounce options to fit any golfer and any swing.

The stock shaft is the all-new True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 wedge “Spinner” and the grip is a Golf Pride tour velvet 360. Before custom options, the Tour Satin and Black Satin wedges will retail for $149.99 each, and the Tour Rack wedges (Right hand only) are priced at $169.99.

Wedges will be available at retail starting October 2.

More photos in the forums.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Tour Edge launches new Hot Launch E522 and C522 metalwoods

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Tour Edge has today announced the launch of its new Hot Launch E522 and C522 metalwoods, featuring extreme MOI properties with a major emphasis on ease of launch, playability while correcting mishits and slices to go straighter.

Hot Launch E522 Metalwoods

The new metalwoods from Tour Edge contain Houdini Sole technology, with the design pushing weight back as much as is possible in a driver design, according to the company. 

This design creates extra mass, which helped Tour Edge engineers to position weight in the head for an ultra-low and deep CG, optimizing launch conditions in design to provide maximum forgiveness off the face.

The Hot Launch E522 metals feature Diamond Face 2.0 technology with 42 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the metals in design to offer an enhanced sweet spot.

The Diamond shapes of varying thickness create “mini-trampolines” behind the face, combining with a Cup Face construction that seeks to produce greater face flex, faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits.

The offset design of the metalwoods is combined with a sole heel weight in design to provide ultimate slice fighting technology.

In addition, the strategically placed heel draw-bias weighting of the E range allows the face to square up at impact in a bid to offer straighter ball flight that helps right-handed golfers avoid the right side of the course, and left-handed golfers avoid the left side of the course.

The super-shallow face design also seeks to produce higher launch angles with extreme ease of launch. Led by its extremely high MOI rating, the E range metals from Tour Edge are designed to be extremely stable and powerful. This increased MOI aims to both increase ball speed on mishits while keeping shots straighter, with the back and low CG positioning also helping to provide greater launch.

Tour Edge’s new E522 metalwoods also feature Control Length shafts that have been optimized with shorter shaft lengths that were designed specifically for the E range metals to greatly improve accuracy, control and to offer maxed out Smash Factor ratings for the clubhead.

Hot Launch C522 Metalwoods

The C522 metalwoods feature the same Diamond Face Technology as in the E522 woods, while a back weight is strategically placed to the extreme rear of the C522 driver, fairway, and hybrid. 

The extreme rear weight is housed in an all-new Deep CG Casing that places more mass at the extreme trailing edge of the clubhead. The back weight and Deep CG Casing creates an extremely high M.O.I. rating designed for top in-line stability, while the lower and deeper CG positioning of the club aims to affect ease of launch while offering forgiveness off the face at impact.

The C522 metalwoods offer upgraded acoustic engineering through Acoustic Resonance Channels (A.R.C.) Engineering. The A.R.C. sound channel system is a visible technology that can be seen on the sole of the clubhead. Internally, these channels bounce sound on the inside of the clubhead in design to provide excellent sound and feel.

In addition, the Power Channel on the sole of the club behind the clubface is deeper in a bid to provide better weight distribution and increased face flexing, while the Power Channel also seeks to deliver amplified ball speed, and less spin, as well as added forgiveness on shots struck lower on the face.

The C522 metalwoods from Tour Edge come stock with super-light Fubuki HL graphite shafts by Mitsubishi Chemical that range from 45-grams to 60-grams depending on the flex.

The new TourEdge metalwoods arrive at retail on October 1 and cost $249.99 for both the E and C drivers, $159.99 for both E and C fairway metals and $139.99 for the E and C hybrids.

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New E522 and SuperSpin Vibrcor wedges from Tour Edge

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Tour Edge has today introduced its new E522 and SuperSpin Vibrcor wedges which will hit retail on October 1st.

Hot Launch E522 Wedge

The extreme game improvement Hot Launch E522 wedge features a super-wide Houdini sole that puts more weight below and behind the ball in design to make it extremely easy for players to get the ball into the air and out of tough lies.

With its curved leading edge, the Houdini sole is designed to reduce turf interaction by 35% in order to promote a “no-dig” design leading to significantly cleaner contact.

The super-wide sole and heavier head weight of the E522 Wedge aims to also help to eliminate flubs for superior contact while providing versatility by adding performance benefits to all types of shots around the green from all turf conditions.

The wedge features a “super-deep” undercut cavity that lowers the Center of Gravity in design for enhanced forgiveness, while mass has been redistributed for enhanced flight control and to create a higher launch with increased spin from the rough and sand.

An oversized face design on the E522 wedge offers a greater striking area for enhanced consistency and accuracy while also raising the MOI for tight precision around greens and enhanced playability.

The full-face coverage grooves of the E522 Wedge are maximized to USGA depth and sharpness and are designed to provide enhanced spin and control across the entire face of the wedge.

Hot Launch SuperSpin Vibrcor Wedge

The new Hot Launch SuperSpin wedge is an extremely forgiving wedge for every level of golfer looking for more control in their short game. 

This cavity back wedge will be available in six lofts (50-60 degrees) featuring Vibrcor technology that is designed to provide a soft feel at impact that will also provide more control around the green.

Vibrcor is a high-grade TPU strategically placed in the deep undercut pocket that is a new speed-inducing and feel-enhancing internal technology.

The technology creates a distinct feel of the clubhead at impact that dampens sound and shock while also creating perimeter weighting around the entire clubhead in a bid to provide maximum forgiveness, power, and ball speed enhancement off the face.

The new wedge contains a beveled leading edge that seeks to reduce digging, making for a versatile design for every type of wedge shot. 

A cambered sole on the SuperSpin wedge aims to offer a glide across the turf, with the more rounded sole designed to help especially from tough lies and bunkers. Extra weight is centralized behind the top portion of the face, with the added weight in the upper center of the face expanding the sweet spot vertically, so shots struck higher on the face maintain control and feel.

In addition, the wedges feature computer-milled grooves that are at the maximum depths allowed by the USGA, which are designed to provide excellent control and spin around the greens. 

The E522 and SuperSpin wedges will be at retail from October 1st and are priced at $89.99 per wedge.

 

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Tour Edge unveils new E522 and C522 irons 

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Tour Edge has introduced its new E522 and C522 irons in its new family of 522 clubs which the company describes as “The easiest clubs you’ll ever hit”.

Hot Launch E522 Iron (Iron-woods)

The E522 irons feature a new Houdini Sole in conjunction with a super-shallow face, slice-fighting offset design, and heel weighting in design for added draw bias.

The raised steel mass area of the Houdini Sole at the rear of the iron head reduces the amount of sole area in a bid to reduce drag and turf interaction. Per Tour Edge, the Houdini Sole design element has proven to be one of the most effective technologies at getting balls out of tough lies by reducing turf interaction by 35%.

The hollow-body perimeter weighting aims to provide players with distance properties of a metalwood in an iron design for maximum ball speed, while the hollow body design makes for an extremely low and back Center of Gravity, which seeks to create a very forgiving and robust face.

The E522 irons feature a super-shallow Cup Face design which is designed to produce higher launch angles and extreme ease of launch. This super-thin forged face design seeks to offer the ultimate in enhanced launch characteristics, with extreme ease of launch, increased apex heights, hang time and distance all targeted.

In addition, the offset design of the E522 irons aims to work in conjunction with the heel weight in the clubhead to help players avoid hitting slices and increase launch conditions.

The E522 Iron comes stock with a Fubuki HL graphite shaft by Mitsubishi that ranges from 50-grams to 60-grams depending on the flex. It is also available in a KBS MAX 80 steel shaft.

Hot Launch C522 Iron

Constructed of 431 stainless steel, the C522 irons are designed to offer maximum distance, forgiveness and soft feel in a traditional cavity back design.

At the heart of the C522 iron is the new Vibrcor technology that comes to the Hot Launch line for the first time with this iron.

Vibrcor is a high-grade TPU strategically placed in the deep undercut pocket in design to create a new speed-inducing and feel-enhancing internal technology.

The technology creates a distinct feel of the clubhead at impact that dampens sound and shock while also creating perimeter weighting around the entire clubhead in a bid to offer maximum forgiveness, power and ball speed enhancement off the face.

In addition, the deep 360 degree Undercut Cavity bids to promote a myriad of game-enhancement benefits in a classic iron design. The expanded undercut cavity is designed to provide maximum forgiveness and consistent performance. At the same time, it also seeks to offer an increased repulsion effect for high-speed power off the face and a higher launch angle and enhanced forgiveness.

The C522 irons feature a wide sole design that lowers the Center of Gravity in design to offer excellent bounce and increased launch for cleaner, high-flying shots. The wide sole design also seeks to provide cleaner turf interaction for more consistent shot-making.

The advanced toe weighting technology in the C522 Iron aims to maximize stability on impact and provide better off-center hit distance from the face of the iron, while the strategically placed toe weight is designed to elongate the sweet spot and provide a pure feel off the face of the irons.

The lower and deeper Center of Gravity allowed the C522 irons to be power-lofted for added distance and lower spin with the same launch characteristics as a standard lofted iron to complete the irons.

The Hot Launch E522 and C522 arrive at retail on October 1 and are priced at $79.99 per iron for the C522 irons, while the E522 irons will retail for $99.99 per iron.

 

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