Cleveland 588 RTX Wedges
By Torleif Sorenson on 2/27/13
Following the USGA's implementation of groove-size limits, golf club manufacturers and engineers have taken to using laser-milling on wedge faces. But the men and women of Cleveland Golf have introduced an interesting new wrinkle on that idea: The "Rotex" face.
In addition to 16% larger grooves, Cleveland engineers have included curved laser-milling into the face for increased friction when the clubface meets the ball. The curves are in an "arc" pattern, which can inspire additional confidence on off-center impacts.
Two different versions have been released — the 588 RTX is a traditional muscle-back available in both RH and LH with 18 (!) different loft-bounce-weight combinations from 46° to 64°, in both a satin-chrome finish and an attractive "black pearl" finish designed to minimize glare.
Meanwhile, the 588 RTX CB (below) is a cavity-back model with perimeter weighting for additional forgiveness on off-center impacts. The 588 RTX CB is available in RH and LH in eight versions, from 46° to 60° in 2°-increments, again in satin chrome and black pearl finishes.
Cleveland Golf "Rotex" video
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Kurt the Knife says:
the video. puuuuke. Complete with crappy dubstep.
I need a spin-milled HOSEL surface for when I shank one into the creek - I like it to be spinning at the rate & trajectory that most faithfully recreates the sound of the Cleveland VP Sales & Mrktg shouting the word "Sucker!" Note that to obtain the best results, a 2-piece ball is best - other balls create a loud stage whisper that sounds almost like "Ebay", but it takes you two years to hear it.
weird, isn't that the same milling that my 2+ year old eidolon wedges have?
How long before it's stamped "non-conforming" by the USGA/R&A? What's the over-under?
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