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Cleveland introduces wedge fitting system/app

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Cleveland Golf is making the search for the right set of wedges easier with the introduction of two new tools.

The first is the Cleveland Golf Fitting System, which features interchangeable wedge heads comes in a variety of different lofts, bounces, lie angles and models that can be placed into an array of wedge shafts.

Buying a new set of Cleveland wedges online is now easier as well, thanks to Cleveland’s Wedge Fitting Application. As part of its redesigned site, Cleveland has created a system that walks a golfer through the steps to buy a new custom-fitted wedge.

The application begins by asking a golfer for the make of his or her current pitching wedge. The app calculates its loft and then recommends what loft of wedges might work best for them. From there, golfers choose their desired model, loft, bounces, lie angle, shaft and grip, with numerous upgrades available for an added charge. Once that process is completed, golfers can purchase the wedges directly from the application.

“It’s no secret that a player’s wedge game is critical to scoring and performance,” said Todd Harman, president of Cleveland Golf/Srixon – U.S.A. “We’ve raised the bar with wedge innovations over the years such as multiple bounce options, Zip Grooves, cool finishes and now Rotex technology. With the introduction of our new Fitting System and Fitting Application, we’ve made it easier than ever for any player to use the right set of wedges and get the correct loft gapping throughout their entire set. This is a game-changer for us and the equipment industry. The way that golf professionals and retailers are now able to comprehensively fit a golfer for a wedge set is truly a breakthrough.”

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  1. chris

    Mar 10, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I tried it too and was not impressed. It does very little fitting and a lot of selling. Also, if you order more than one wedge there is n option to adjust the loft on just one wedge, you have to do the same for all wedges ordered. Stupid. Never shows the price until you fill in all the order info. The site is junk.

    I tried score a few years ago and thought the gap wedge was ok but the 56 and 60 were not good performers. The grips were cheap and not installed correctly either. They are now in my basement!

  2. Sam

    Mar 10, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Wow that’s about as pathetic fitting system as I’ve ever seen. My PW was 47 deg so it recommends gapping of 5/4/4 with a bog standard 52,62 and 60, that’s not even worth space on this page!

  3. frank

    Mar 10, 2013 at 1:25 am

    nothing new Titelist has been doing this for 10 years

  4. neverbogey

    Mar 9, 2013 at 1:25 am

    First, it took a few times to get the site to load, once I was able to actually find it. Second, why do I have to the option to change my lofts, stronger or weaker, when the purpose of the “fitting” is to properly fit my gaps. That just doesn’t make sense. I don’t get it. Why take a fitting and then have me tell them what I want. The whole reason I took the fitting was to find out what I need.

    I did a fitting online from a new company, SCOR Golf. They were on The Hotlist last year and this year, too. They actually tell you what you need.

    I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m thinking the Scor wedge fitting is better and will probably go that direction.

    Has anyone else tried Scors or their fitting online? Thoughts?

  5. T

    Mar 6, 2013 at 9:10 am

    It is a good system…BUT why not show the prices before your asked to go pay with paypal?It would nice to see a total before-hand..thanks!

    • Adam

      Mar 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Are these just for the 2012 Forged model or also the 588 RTX?

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Remembering the 2018 Wells Fargo and the Tiger Woods Phase 1 irons

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As we prepare for the 2021 rendition of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, there is no better time than to look back at some of the modern history of the event, including when Tiger Woods set the equipment world ablaze by showing up with his very first set of TaylorMade irons the TW Phase 1 in 2018.

The TaylorMade TW Phase 1 irons went into Tiger’s bag after almost a year of using the much-discussed TGR Prototype, which were confirmed to have been made by Nike before they closed up shop (but were stamped sans Swoosh or other Nike badging).

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We should note that the team at Artisan Golf including the famous man behind the grinding wheel Mike Taylor did help in the prototyping of the Phase 1 irons, which lead to the final creation: the TaylorMade P7TW.

The PH1 set was a collaboration between TaylorMade and Mike Taylor with a new cosmetic design we created. We didn’t want to change any significant performance attributes because the immediate goal was to get TW into a TM iron. We partnered with Mike Taylor to help with the creation of PH1 as well as the learning process required for the development of P7TW. For us, it was a learning experience as TW went through his testing protocol for a new set. Making sure everything was dialed in and felt right.

– Matt Bovee, Taylormade Golf

With all the equipment news, it was a big week and for Tiger. The new irons resulted in a T55 (+2) with the highlight being a 68 on Saturday. As for the winner, it was Jason Day at 12 under. The Australian notched a two-shot win over Aaron Wise and Nick Watney. It was J-Day’s last win to date.

Jason Day’s winning WITB from the event

Driver: TaylorMade M3, set two clicks low (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf Prototype 67 grams

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (3-iron), TaylorMade P-730 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50, 56), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Loft and lie: 2.5 degrees, 70 degrees

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R (one wrap of tape)

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GolfWRX Spotted: Ping i59 irons (exclusive in-hand pictures)

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This week, GolfWRX is on-site at the Wells Fargo Championship getting all of the inside equipment scoops from the tour vans, and early this morning we got the scoop of scoops with in-hand pictures of the highly anticipated new Ping i59 irons.

GolfWRX forum: Ping i59 irons – 2021 Wells Fargo Championship

We first spotted these i59’s in the bag of Viktor Hovland a couple of weeks ago from a distance, and now, thanks to in-hand pictures (including some comparison shots) we can take a closer look.

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Even with access to taking images, we don’t yet have any details of the technology from Ping, although there are a few things that can be deduced from the images we captured from the Wells Fargo.

GolfWRX forum: Ping i59 irons – 2021 Wells Fargo Championship

  • They are clearly an “i” iron: The name alone gives us a lot of insight into the golfer this iron is targeted towards, and the i-Series has always been a “better players” iron with added forgiveness. The i59s clearly looks the part with a compact profile and medium to thin sole width.
  • It looks hollow: Based on the head geometry combined with the toe screw, I am willing to bet that these new i59 irons ( at least in the longer irons) are hollow.
    Hollow irons aren’t new for Ping but a player’s centric hollow iron is, which is part of the reason I believe Ping has chosen to go a little off-menu with the name—this is not like any iron Ping has released before.

Beyond speculation, we don’t have any further details about a potential release date, but we will follow this story closely. It’s very rare for Ping to release an iron out for tour use without a release date on the horizon, but with 2020’s impact on OEM logistics, it’s anyone’s guess at the moment.

For all the images, and to join the discussion check out the GolfWRX forum: Ping i59 irons – 2021 Wells Fargo Championship

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WITB Time Machine: Anthony Kim’s 2012 Wells Fargo Championship WITB

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It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years since the dynamic Anthony Kim’s last PGA Tour start at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship. AK withdrew from the event in Charlotte citing pain in his left thumb, right wrist, and right elbow and hasn’t teed it up as a pro since.

Driver: Nike VR Pro LTD (9.5 degrees @10, 3 degrees open)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Attas RK Proto 7 X (44.75 inches, tipped 1.75 inches, D4)

3-wood: Nike VR Pro LTD (15 degrees @15.5, 3 degrees open)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Ahina 80 X (43 inches, D4)

5-wood: Nike VR Pro LTD (19 degrees @17, 4 degrees open)
Shaft: UST Mamiya AxivCore Tour Red 89 X (42 inches, D4.5)

Irons: Nike VR Pro Split CB (3), Nike VR Pro MB (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (D3, standard length)

Wedges: Nike VR Pro “MT Grind”: (54, 59)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (D4, D4.5)

Putter: Nike Method

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 60R (logo down)

Check out our deep dive interview with then-Nike club tech Ben Giunta here. 

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