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First Look Review: FootJoy 2019 Fury Spiked Golf Shoes

Introduction

The FJ Fury golf shoe is truly an amalgamation of sheer comfort and performance. Thorough use of latest technologies and materials has made this shoe highly stable as well as agile.

Looks

d263ad_d1e74581c54c44f5a0b4d83cf79c6e65-mv2Bold looking shoes are evergreen in golf and this shoe is no less. With a combination of – mesh materials in the toe, smooth leather uppers and the silver flexgrid MLC cage covering the midfoot, this shoe is a looker. Adding the colors to it, blues, whites and greens, the shoe actually looks like a designer sports shoe.

Globally, The FJ Fury is available in four colors: navy/white, white/grey, black, and charcoal.  The FJ Fury BOA is available in white/grey/navy.  Though the base colors are all traditional, FootJoy has added bold outlines onto each one – lime in the navy and charcoal, red in the white and black.

Comfort

FJ_51103_04The FJ Fury is a very strong structured shoe which times which wont give in easily. It will look and feel new for quite a long time due to its shell staying pretty intact and solid for a while. Even though the shell doesn’t lose its shape, the shoe is pretty soft and comfortable from inside.

The shoe is very open on the toe side with a lot of cushioning around ankle. The heel is a bit narrow, which is good as its holds the foot in place during play.

Performance

The Traditional replaceable cleats give these shoes amazing traction and grip. The grippy sole along with a perfectly sized cage in the upper, make sure, theres no room for your foot to slide around. The sole isn’t as hard as other spiked shoes in the market and is fairly flexible resulting in more comfort.FJ_51103_06

Conclusion

The FootJoy Fury is one of the most comfortable shoes in present market. With a supercomfy footbed, waterproofing and superb traction, theres nothing more to ask!

The FJ Fury is Now Available @Golfoy.com

Changing Faces: History of Lynx Golf

John Riley Sr. started Lynx in the 1970s after leaving PING, where he had helped design groundbreaking cavity back irons with Karstein Solheim. In a little more than 10 years with PING, Riley pushed club making and the game of golf in a new direction.

Lynx quickly became one of the top clubmakers in the sport in the 1970s and 1980s, Lynx featured a tour roster of major champions such as Fred Couples (1992 Masters) and Ernie Els (1994 U.S. Open), who both reached world No. 1 in their careers. While Lynx was never the equipment game’s global chart-topper, it was a well-established brand in the club wars, prompting a series of high-visibility folks to invest when Couples led the purchase of the company in the mid-1990s and moved it to Carlsbad, Calif.

The celebrity investors included actors Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson, tennis great Pete Sampras and CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Within a few years, however, Els had left for TaylorMade and Couples had begun using a Callaway driver. The company began a slow death spiral in the US,

By 1998, , the company had filed for bankruptcy protection, and finding Lynx products in U.S. pro shops became increasingly difficult for those who bothered

In fact, Golfsmith bought the brand name in 1998 and featured it in its brick-and-mortar stores, but the retailer went bankrupt and the rights were purchased by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
In 2011, Elford and his wife Stephanie Zinser, operating under the name Charles Clare LLC, became Lynx licensees for the UK and Europe. By 2017, they had most of the international rights and began expanding.

Today Lynx has a wide range of equipment and is growing steadily. The men’s range is extensive and includes four drivers—Black Cat, Parallax, Predator, and the new #BB. The #BB received a lot of attention and has been named in honour of the “Boom Boom” couple.

There are also three fairway metals, three hybrids, two wedges, five putters, and eight sets of irons.

At the beginner or high-handicap level, there’s the Predator and Parallax irons which are made with very good-quality components, and are excellent value. At the other end of the scale, there are Tour blades, Prowler Forged CB irons, and Prowler VT irons.

There’s a full ladies range too (two drivers, two fairway metals, two hybrids, three irons, one wedge, and one putter), and Dame Laura Davies and LET player Becky Brewerton are among Lynx’s female ambassadors. Juniors are well catered for too, with full sets and 7-iron/putter combos available in four different colors.

Lynx is available online in India exclusively @Golfoy.com

Guide to buying golf wedges – Lofts, Bounce and Grinds explained

When you look in the bag of a PGA Tour golfer, you will often see between three and four wedges, and in some cases, even five wedges!  The fact is, without proper bounce and loft combinations, the wedge game can become way more difficult than it should be.

For example,Jordan Spieth has a very specific composition of wedges in his bag.  As of the 2015 WGC HSBC Champions, Spieth is carrying the following wedges in his bag:

Loft Bounce Grind (another word for “depth” as described later)
46 08 F grind
52 08 F grind
56 10 S grind
60 04 L grind

As you can see, Spieth is one of those players with four wedges in the bag, and with varying lofts, bounces, and grinds.  Once you understand and learn how to apply these three elements, buying a set of wedges won’t be quite as intimidating.

Loft

Untitled-design-38Let us start with the loft.  For most players, this is going to be the only factor that you’ve ever considered when buying a wedge.

We all want to have that 64 degree wedge like Phil Mickelson, but never really understand that the gaps are more important than the lofts.

In Spieth’s set, he has gaps of 6 degrees, 4 degrees, and 4 degrees going from the pitching wedge to the lob wedge.

The gap is the difference in loft between wedges.  There are many options for you when building your wedge set, but optimally, you will want to carry four wedges, which will allow you to cover your yardage gaps, and also be able to play shots from various lies around the green.

There are just a few major factors that you must consider when purchasing your wedges:

Don’t buy your wedges purely based on the loft (“bounce” matters too)

Mind your gaps – Consider the rest of your iron set. It wouldn’t be a good idea to have a 42 degree 9 iron and a 50 degree PW! Remember, golf companies want you to hit the ball further, so they build their iron sets accordingly. It isn’t rare to see a PW playing at a loft of 45 degrees these days! This is okay as long as you take it into consideration.

Bounce

The next factor that should be considered is bounce.

So what is bounce?

I’m going to try and describe this in the simplest way possible.

Definition/Purpose of bounce– the amount of bounce describes how fast and how much the wedge repels off the playing surface when it comes into contact with it. This can be advantageous in situations where the turf/sand is fluffy because it prevents the club from digging deep into the surface and slowing the club down. It can also be disadvantageous if you are using a high bounce club on tight turf, because the club will repel off the hard ground right into the middle of the golf ball.

Untitled-design-39How it Works (2 components)– Bounce is the distance that the leading edge of your club sits above the ground when the club face is perfectly square to the target (see photo below)

But this measurement is only the beginning. The bounce on wedges also varies by the depth of the bounce or commonly known as Grind.

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The depth of the bounce determines how high the leading edge sits above the ground when the club-face is opened (for example, when playing out of the sand).

Combining the factors– Now that you understand what bounce is, and the two components that determine the bounce, you must apply it.

In order to have a diversified set of wedges, you need not only have different lofts, but different bounces AND depth of bounces. As we saw in Jordan’s set, he had bounces ranging from 4 degrees (his lob wedge – 60) all the way to 10 degrees (his sand wedge – 56).

There are hundreds of combinations that you could go with, but I want to provide you with some guidelines for choosing the bounce on your wedges (note that I am using more modern lofts – the old standard for a pitching wedge was as much as 51 degrees!):

The sand wedge (54-56 degrees) should have the most bounce, and the deepest bounce. Use this club out of fluffy sand, deep rough, soft dirt, and any other lie that it is near impossible to make crisp contact on.

The lob wedge (58-60 degrees) should have the least bounce, and the narrowest bounce. Use this club for chipping/pitching off hard and tight fairways, compacted bunkers, and even cart paths like Phil demonstrates in this video!

The “gap” wedge (50-52 degrees) should have a low bounce, and medium depth.

The pitching wedge (46-48 degrees) should also have a low bounce and narrow to medium depth.

Overall, I believe that the sand wedge and the lob wedge are the most important wedges to get the bounce right on, because they will be used most frequently around the greens.

Last thing about bounce– If you regularly play on tight turf, or regularly play on soft turf, match your wedge bounces to these conditions.

If you play in an area, where the ground is often soft and lush, it might be smart to carry a sand wedge with 12 degrees of bounce, and a lob wedge with 8 degrees of bounce (keep the recommended depths the same still).

If you play somewhere, where there is lots of hardpan and tight lies, you might carry a sand wedge with 10 degrees of bounce, and a lob wedge of 4 degrees of bounce (again, keep the depths the same).

About grind- Grinds are most specific with the vokey wedges and hence I would not miss a chance the explain those.

M Grind

The M Grind Vokey SM7 is Bob Vokey’s favorite. If you’re looking for versatility – the M Grind is for you. You can hood the face, open it up, or hit it square. It’s also great from the bunkers. Works well on courses with average or firm turf conditions. Keep in mind that the M Grind is geared towards those with a shallower angle of attack. (Unlike the D Grind which is built for those with a steep angle of attack.) Available in 54, 56, 58, 60, and 62 degree loft options.

F Grind

The F Grind Vokey SM7 is for traditionalists. Those who favor a classic design. The F Grind is the most popular choice on the PGA Tour, too! It’s an all-purpose grind that’s perfect for full approach shots into the green. It’s well suited to both normal and soft turf conditions. Come in a variety of loft options – ranging from 46 degrees up to 56 degrees.

S Grind

The S Grind Vokey SM7 is the popular middle-of-the-road option in the current Titleist wedge lineup. The S Grind is geared towards golfers that will strike wedge shots with a square club face. It’s built for those who aren’t manipulating the face or angle of attack too much. Perfect for pretty much all turf conditions. The S Grind is available in 54, 56, 58, and 60 degree options – all with 10 degrees of bounce.

D Grind

The D Grind Vokey SM7 is a new addition to the Titleist wedge lineup. It is a high bounce option with the same crescent shape as the M Grind. The D Grind is the right choice for better players often on courses with softer turf. It’s best suited to a golfer with a steep angle of attack who wants to generate a lot of spin. The D Grind comes in 58 and 60 degree options.

K Grind

The K Grind Vokey SM7 is the highest bounce option in the Titleist wedge lineup. If you’re a golfer who struggles from the bunkers (or you play a course with that deep, dry, fluffy sand) then the K Grind is for you. It’s also ideal from soft turf conditions around the green. It offers the most forgiveness of any of the grinds. That makes it a good option for a mid to high handicap golfer. Available with 58 or 60 degrees of loft.

L Grind

The L Grind Vokey SM7 is for golfers typically dealing with firm turf conditions. It’s the lowest bounce option available from Titleist and preferred by golfers who are always trying to create shots around the green. Love to hit those high flops? The L Grind is for you. Available with 58 or 60 degrees of loft – both with just 4 degrees of loft.

Conclusion

Quite a lot has been covered in the above past. Do email in case of any doubts.

You can check the wedge collection on Golfoy by clicking here.

FIRST LOOK REVIEW: 2018 Adidas Adipower Bounce Spiked Golf Shoes

F33782_04_standardA modern golf shoe with a clean look at address, the Adidas Adipower Bounce provides a secure fit, amazing traction and directed flexibility throughout the swing.

Introduction

It was about a year ago that Adidas sold off TaylorMade and left some folks wondering if that signaled a complete exit from golf.  Based on the stable of Adidas Golf professionals competing in every professional golf tournament around the world, that’s clearly not the case.  In fact, Adidas had the largest and most impressive booth in the apparel section at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show.

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The Adidas Adipower Bounce is a wonderful blend of classic and modern looks.  Looking down at your toes, the shoe has a clean, rounded appearance reminiscent of a classic leather golf shoe.  From the side, the exposed Bounce sole makes the shoe look sporty.

The sole is minimalistic with 6 cleats on a fortified plastic base.

Comfort

Being able to get a firm grip on the large tongue made slipping the Adidas Adipower Bounce very simple.  Instantly it had the feel of a fine leather shoe that’s snug and ready to conform to your foot.

There’s moderate padding around the ankle with a slightly higher cut.  Midfoot, the sung nylon laces offer plenty of adjustment to comfortably lock in the fit.  The toe box has some wiggle room with spot on sizing.

F33782_02_hover_frvPerformance

Look no further than the power DJ generates if you’re wondering about the Adidas Adipower Bounce’s on course performance.  What I appreciated was being able to leverage a steady base on my backswing, then having some flexibility in the shoe while transitioning through impact.

Traction is as good as it gets.  It’s nice to have your feet feel secure no matter what ground conditions or body positions you find yourself in.  I ran into a brief shower during my first round of testing and the rain beaded up on the leather.

Conclusion

It’s amazing to learn what can happen when designers blend advanced materials with good old premium leather.  The Adidas Adipower Bounce may be built for performance, but it also comes with a look that should appeal to most golfers.  Give your feet a chance to mingle with the leather before heading out for a long golf weekend.  After that, make sure to bring your A game – these shoes deserve your best.

Adidas Adipower Bounce Golf Shoe is available Golfoy.com

 

ECCO Cool Pro Golf Shoes Revealed

ECCO Cool Pro Shoes Revealed – For excellent grip and comfort with Gore-Tex breathability and waterproof protection

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Leading European footwear brand, ECCO Golf, has introduced its latest creation in the ECCO Cool Pro, which combines several of the company’s flagship technologies.

This includes combining the SPYDR-GRIP outsole, which debuted on the ECCO Cage Pro, with the pioneering Gore-Tex Surround first introduced on the original ECCO Cool, this new design represents the ultimate combination of form and function.

The Gore-Tex Surround membrane upper facilitates an advanced air channeling system within a grid-shaped sole structure, providing 360° breathability without compromising on waterproof protection.

This combination of grip, waterproofing and breathability innovations provides walking comfort, stability in all conditions and exceptional protection from the elements.

ECCO’s Freedom Fit design mixes a snug heel setting with a roomier forefoot area that allows toes to move naturally.

A perforated, performance ECCO Dritton leather upper that provides breathable and durable properties while a washable, removable inlay sole offers the option of extra width

As is the case with all of the golf shoes in ECCO GOLF’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, ECCO COOL PRO is crafted at company-owned factories that utilise FLUIDFORM technology to bond the upper and outsole unit, creating a one-piece shoe without the use of glue or stitching. Benefits include flexibility, durability and a lightweight construction.

ECCO Cool Pro Golf Shoes are available for Pre Booking @Golfoy.com

BUY THEM Before They’re Gone!!

 

NEW EQUIPMENT: TaylorMade 2017 Spider Tour Putter

Jason Day and Dustin Johnson finished the 2015-16 PGA Tour season ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, and they used the same model putter, a TaylorMade Spider Tour. The mid-sized mallets used by the Australian and the American were based on TaylorMade putters that had been available to the public, but they were slightly different than retail models.

TaylorMade introduced the exact Spider Tour used by Day and Johnson, in retail since 2017.

There are two technologies at the heart of the Spider Tour putters: a multi-material frame and a unique face insert.

“Creating a putter that is more stable for certain strokes is key,” said Bill Price, TaylorMade’s director of development for putters and wedges. “Golfers often buy putters based on looks. ‘I like that look,’ they’ll say. But does that putter fit them? Maybe, maybe not. But today, there are also putters that are all about performance. This is one of those putters, and the performance putter category is growing.”

The 355-gram head incorporates a high-density stainless steel frame wrapped around a lightweight aluminum core. This design pushes more of the overall weight to the perimeter and greatly enhances stability, especially on off-center hits, according to TaylorMade. As a result, the sweet spot of the Spider Tour expands and should help players improve distance control.

TaylorMade previously released putters with a True Roll face insert, but it has been updated. The insert itself is trapezoid-shaped and is made from aluminum with thermoplastic urethane (TPU). The grooves point downward at a 45-degree angle and help the putter grab the ball at impact to get it rolling more quickly instead of hopping or skidding.

TaylorMade said it’s the combination of increased stability with a quicker roll that will help players get more consistent results.

Golfers will notice that both the red and the black versions of the Spider Tour putters feature a round crown devoid of alignment lines.

“If you talk to Jason Day, he’ll tell you that he does not use a sight line because it is one less thing for him to concentrate on,” Price said. “He’s very methodical, but we think there is something to it because when Dustin Johnson switched to this putter (at the Barclays Championship), he went without an alignment line, too. It frees up their minds, so they don’t have to line up the ball and the alignment line.”

Aside from the color, the only other distinction between the Spider Tour Red and Black is the crimson’s insert is made using Surlyn and is softer. Price said Day likes its muted sound and softer feel.

The Spider Tour Red and Black both will cost nearly Rs.19990/- and come in 34-inches model.

You can find the same @ Golfoy.com – TaylorMade’s Authorised Online Retail Partner in India

Guide to choosing the right equipment for Juniors

The following article has been written with an aim to help junior golfers choose the right equipment when they are just getting into the game of golf.

For a normal everyday golfer and including tournament golf professionals the maximum golf clubs you can have in your golf bag is 14 clubs, there is no need for a junior to lug a full set of golf clubs around the golf course, we want to make it enjoyable for them and don’t want to scare them off whilst they are just setting out do we.

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Ideally a junior should just start off with a Driver, a hybrid golf club of some shape or form just to enable them to get the golf ball airborne, a 7 and 8 iron, a wedge plus a putter would be an ideal number of clubs for a junior golfer to start off in the game, as they progress and improve then you can always add additional clubs to their sets of Club.

When I get asked what are the best clubs for juniors to get them into the game, I always point them in the direction of either a set of U S Kids Golf half and full sets or alternatively get them using a 2nd hand ladies club which is nice and light for their age and also enables them to try out the clubs also on the driving range – but the main thing I drum into parents is that they need to buy very light clubs for kids under 10 until they develop stronger muscles enabling them to swing a heavier golf club.

Suggestions on sets for kids to consider, CLICK HERE to see more on Golfoy

When should parents consider getting their kids professionally custom fitted for golf clubs?

They say that until the child reaches approx. 60 inches or 5 feet in height then it would be a waste of money because they change so rapidly below that height, so just stick with stock standard off the shelf kids golf clubs until they start showing some real talent and steady growth in body size.

What type of golf ball should a junior use?

Unless your child swings the golf club faster than 80 miles per hour, so go for a golf ball that compresses at slow swing speeds, the reason professional and good amateur golfers hit the golf ball so far and straight is that they are using a golf ball that compresses perfectly to their swing speed – if your child wants distance then go with say a Dunlop DDH golf ball or if your child is a dab hand around the green and loves the short game go for something like a Srixon Tour Special golf ball, great feel around the green and a nice ball to putt with – but there are many options to choose from and these are just a couple of suggestions.

In closing, don’t get drawn into making the mistake of getting sets of expensive golf clubs at too young an age because the child will grow, change, develop and mature so quickly in their younger years that you will be forever changing their golf clubs to suit – so go the kids ideal starter set option until they are ready for the next level.

I hope that this article about Junior Golf was of use and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.

NEWS: Mizuno Expands Footwear Range With New Wave Cadence And Nexlite BOA Models

Mizuno, the Japanese golf equipment manufacturer long renowned for its beautiful, industry-leading forged golf clubs, also boasts a long and rich heritage in footwear. Building on the success of 2017’s NEXLITE SL, the brand is launching two new shoes for Winters 2017-18 in India – NEXLITE 004 BOA and Wave Cadence.

Last year, Mizuno decided to go aggressive in golf footwear market in India, and the success of the ultra-light NEXLITE SL has prompted further expansion in this sector for Winters 2017-18 with the launch of a next-generation NEXLITE shoe plus an all-new Wave Cadence model, a stylish fusion of golf and running shoes that draws heavily on Mizuno’s expertise in the world of track and field. Both shoes have been engineered by Mizuno’s award-winning running team and feature the patented Wave platform technology to make walking the course as pleasurable and comfortable an experience as possible.

Wave Cadence is the ultimate long distance golf shoe, designed to go 36 holes and beyond.  Based on Mizuno’s award-winning running platform, Wave Cadence blends the comfort and support of a high-end running shoe, with the lateral stability and traction needed in golf.

Mizuno’s headline Wave platform technology provides a unique midsole design that delivers both cushioning and stability. Its unique shape, which is inspired by nature, helps to absorb and disperse the forces as the foot hits the ground, producing a smoother, more cushioned feel on every step.

“The Mizuno Wave platform is trusted by marathon runners the world over,” says Motohiro Jinno, Mizuno Footwear Division. “But it’s just as effective to walk 36 holes on the golf course. The corrugated sole plate gives a firm cushioning and stability designed to reduce foot fatigue, which makes the last few holes that much easier.”

A newly configured plate allows Wave Cadence to handle uneven terrain with ease while providing a secure foundation for the golf swing. Added durability and traction come via Mizuno’s extremely hardwearing X10 carbon rubber, which allows high-impact areas in the heel to last longer and perform better, as well as Silver Tornado Tour Lock soft spikes.

Wave Cadence also features: U4ic, a unique, extremely light midsole compound engineered for high comfort and performance as well as water-resistant uppers to keep unexpected showers or morning dew at bay.

The next-generation NEXLITE shoe features the Boa closure system instead of traditional laces, which makes it easier to put the shoes on and take them off. The Boa dial tightens and releases a durable Nylon-coated stainless steel wire lace that won’t stretch, with the tightening system also improving the fit for longer-lasting comfort as the whole foot is secured more evenly within the shoe. NEXLITE Boa are extremely lightweight, weighing just 275 grams, and remain one the lightest shoes in their category in golf.

A key golf-specific technology added into the shoe is the IG Multi Technology (Impact Grip System), which is engineered to deliver added grip and stability throughout the swing in firm conditions, and specifically through impact.

NEXLITE 004 Boa is available in three colourways: Black, White/Red and White/Lime for men with a one-year waterproof warranty. While the water-resistant Wave Cadence is available in three colours: Lime/Silver/Navy, White/Black/Lime and Red/Silver/Navy. Both models are available on retail Now @Golfoy.com

For further information on Mizuno’s full range of golf clubs, balls, apparel, accessories and footwear, or to find out why #nothingfeelslikeamizuno, visit: www.golfoy.com – Mizuno’s official online partner in Golf.

FIRST LOOK REVIEW: Viper Golf 2017 Freestyle 2.0 Handcrafted Spikeless Golf Shoes

IMG_20171004_234009Introduction

The Freestyle 2.0 is the new spikeless shoe from Viper Golf. While Viper Golf is currently a newbie in shoes, the shoe still does stand out in the course and makes a point.

Comfort

Even though they don’t quite rise to the level of the FootJoys and Mizunos, the Viper Golf Freestyle 2.0 Spikeless Golf shoes are quite comfortable.  When you slip them on, there’s a very cushioned, pillow-y feel.  As you walk, the shoe moves with you without any bunching or pressure anywhere on your foot.  The shoe is fairly light, and the weight is well distributed, so walking a long distance is quite comfortable.

Looks

IMG_20171004_233748The Freestyle 2.0 shoe are a pretty tame take on the golf/street shoe.  This shoe comes in full brown color with a white casual sole lined up along. The shoe has a very casual look from the top while the sides look really contemporary. The contrasting stitching adds to the look and the shoe is great choice on as well as off the course.

Performance

IMG_20171004_233931The sole has a very aggressive spike pattern to it, and the result is somewhat good traction. For smooth, balanced swingers, the grip is amazing, but players who rely on spikes to maintain stability and drive from the ground would need to adjust a bit.

Conclusion

At INR 2990, the Viper Golf Freestyle 2.0 Spikeless Golf shoes are hard to argue with from a value perspective.  They’re undeniably comfortable and look amazing. Hence, they should serve your purposes on and off the golf course.

 

FIRST LOOK REVIEW: Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges

Cleveland’s 588 range of wedges started in 1988 and were the fifth model they created, hence the name. Since then they have sold over 10 million of them culminating in the Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 wedge that has now been superseded by the Cleveland RTX-3.

Introduction

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Wedges are not clubs that make you think “technology.”  We expect new materials and visible technology in our drivers and even our irons, but we expect new wedges to give us little more than a new finish or sole grind.  Cleveland’s new RTX-3 wedges buck that expectation with meaningful improvements to the face, sole, and center of gravity.

Looks

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The Cleveland RTX-3 wedges come in a variety of flavors: Blade, Cavity Back, and Women’s Cavity Back.  However, only Blade, Cavity Back are available in India. Also, the RTX-3 blade has three different finishes that you can see here: Tour Satin, Black Satin, and Tour Raw.  The Black Satin, Cleveland’s most popular finish, has been made more durable than ever.

The difference between the RTX-3 Blade and the RTX-3 Cavity Back is small but noticeable.  On its own, the CB isn’t an oversized wedge, but next to the Blade, it’s just a little bigger in every dimension.

Overall, the Cleveland RTX-3 is a very solid-looking wedge that will please most golfer.  The leading edge is a bit rounded, the head has a slight teardrop shape, and the toe is neither too square nor too bulbous.

Sound & Feel

Using a quality ball, the Cleveland RTX-3 wedge produces a satisfying, soft “tock” when you hit the sweet spot.  The feedback is very good as the sound gets louder when you move off center.

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Feel is key to one of the RTX-3’s major upgrades – Feel Balancing Technology.  In short, Cleveland has moved the sweet spot of the wedge closer to the center of the face.  You may not be aware of this, but some major OEM wedges have a sweet spot that is as much as 10 mm closer to the heel!  For players that suffer from the occasional hosel rocket, this change is hugely important because you’ll no longer be playing a wedge that rewards you for flirting with disaster.

Performance

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In addition to Feel Balancing Technology, the RTX-3 has new V-Sole Grinds.  As with past Cleveland wedges, there are three sole options: One Dot for low bounce, Two Dots for medium bounce, and Three Dots for high bounce.  Having tested all three, I can speak to the importance of getting fit for the right grind.  When your wedge matches your swing and the turf conditions, you get better results from both good and bad shots.  Good results beget more confidence which begets more good results.

Finally, Cleveland has given the RTX-3 wedges a new Rotex Face.  The grooves are deeper and narrower with a sharper edge radius.  What does that mean for you?  More, and more consistent, spin.

You can evaluate all of Cleveland’s testing data about the new RTX-3 wedges here.

Conclusion

Overall the RTX-3 is a significant improvement on the 588 RTX 2.0 and it sounds and feels better and the benefits of the CG placement should result in an increase in accuracy. It is probably the start of things to come from Cleveland as more resources go into wedges now that they have stopped making irons and woods.

The most popular model among them i.e. The Cleveland RTX 3 CB VMG (Mid Bounce) wedges are available online @Golfoy.com. Click Here to Browse.