Cleveland Golf engineers say the new RTX ZipCore wedges are “both radically new and ultra-familiar.” On the inside, these officials explain, is a new core that boasts “unlocked design freedoms.” Yet on the outside, golfers will find a “sleek yet traditional” look that is made to inspire confidence at address.
“Cleveland wedges are just beautiful looking clubs, and this one is no different,” said Shane Lowry, winner of the 2019 Open Championship. “They are very traditional, and I just love them. You need to be able to trust what your wedges are going to do, and RTX ZipCore does everything I need it to do. I couldn’t ask for anything else in a wedge.”
Company officials describe the foundation of these clubs as a low-density core that sits at the heart of the wedge. That optimizes the center of gravity and boosts high-low moment of inertia, promoting in the process more consistent spin, distance and feel on shots.
The RTX ZipCore wedges also have Cleveland’s new UltiZip grooves, which are sharper, deeper and closer together than those of the previous generation. That combines to produce more spin and more consistent spin performance no matter what course conditions may be. A new heat treatment process also is included to increase ZipCore’s durability.
Cleveland Golf is offering these sticks in a wide variety of lofts and sole grinds, with the Mid Sole grind available in 46 through 60 degrees, the Low Sole from 56 to 62 degrees and the Full Sole grind from 54 to 60 degrees. Initially, ZipCore is being sold with only a tour satin finish, but other options will be out later this year.