CLEVELAND GOLF INTRODUCES RTX 4, OUR MOST TOUR AUTHENTIC WEDGE EVER

Cleveland Golf is at it again. The Huntington Beach, California golf giant in my estimation has the best all-around wedge selection in the industry. Ranging from last year’s awesome RTX-3 (see my review here) to the versatile CBX wedge and the super game-improvement Smart Sole wedge golfers of all abilities have an option to help them with their short game needs,

Yesterday, Cleveland Golf announced their latest creation. Introducing the RTX 4. Their latest iteration is being touted as Cleveland Golf’s “most tour authentic wedge ever”. The RTX 4 will feature their fourth generation Rotex face, Tour-developed sole grinds and more.

For more details please see the full press release below as shared by Marketing and Communications Manager Noelle Zavaleta.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2018 – Cleveland® Golf is proud to announce RTX 4, the most tour-authentic wedge Cleveland Golf has ever made. Enhanced with fourth generation Rotex, experience your best short game performance with the all-new RTX 4. Cleveland’s RTX 4 will launch in North America on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Cleveland Golf remains at the forefront of wedge design, producing short game innovations and technologies since 1979. With the RTX 4, Cleveland Golf held nothing back during development, creating a made-for-tour wedge in its purest form. Utilizing our latest face technologies, tour-preferred shaping, expanded grind offerings, and the most popular components used by Tour professionals, the RTX 4 is our most tour-authentic wedge of all time.

“With the new RTX 4, we spared no expense in trying to achieve the best possible wedge for the best players in the world, and then bring that wedge to the consumer,” said John Rae, Vice President at Cleveland Golf. “We worked tirelessly with our tour staff to refine every detail of the wedge and its shape to fit their needs.”

The foundation of RTX 4 is the 4th generation of Cleveland’s proprietary Rotex Face Technology. Following four life cycles, years of research, and millions of data points, the tolerances were tightened to help provide ultimate short game control. RTX 4 generates more spin through the sharpest Tour Zip Grooves, most aggressive face milling, and more precise laser milling.

“It feels like the ball is really spinning off the face,” said Shane Lowry. “There are extra little grooves in there, which makes it spin more and it definitely does spin more.”

Following extensive tour feedback, RTX 4 features a more compact blade shape, with less offset and a smaller overall profile to provide that classic blade design that tour players prefer. Additionally, RTX 4 offers four new sole grinds, including an all-new XLOW grind, to provide the versatility to execute the most challenging greenside shots.

“I mean it’s got that soft feel which is so nice,” said Graeme McDowell. “I really love the bounce profile here. I like the feeling of using the back bounce on the wedge so, when I look at that, it’s something that really appeals to me.”

“What I love about this wedge is the sole in the bunker,” said Keegan Bradley. “It doesn’t dig in too much, and I’m able to really clip the ball and put a lot of spin on it. We are all very excited to play this wedge.”

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Key Innovations Inside RTX 4:

  • Rotex Face Technology: The 4th generation Rotex Face features Cleveland’s sharpest grooves and most aggressive face milling pattern.
  • Tour-Developed Sole Grinds: Four sole grinds, deliver enough versatility to execute every short game shot imaginable.
  • Progressive Feel Balancing Technology: Next-generation Feel Balancing Technology is optimized by loft for even more short game control.
  • Tour-Authentic Components: RTX 4 comes standard with the #1 wedge shaft and #1 wedge grip on the PGA Tour.
  • Tour Shaping: Tour-driven compact shaping uses less offset to provide more workability and confidence at address.

“Having something that you can mishit a little bit and still see the results of what you’re trying to accomplish is amazing,” said Sean Crocker. “Cleveland wedges have already been the best wedges in the game, and this just makes it even better because to improve on their wedges is something hard to do, but they’ve done it with RTX 4.”

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Cleveland’s RTX 4 wedges are offered in a variety of different degrees and grinds. The FULL Sole grind is offered in 56 through 60 degrees, the ●●MID Sole grind is offered in 46 through 60 degrees, the ●LOW Sole grind is offered in 56 through 64 degrees, and the XLOW Sole grind is offered in 58 and 60 degree lofts. The wedges are available in three different finishes, (Tour Satin, Black Satin and Tour Raw) and left and right-handed options. Cleveland’s RTX 4 wedges are priced at $139.99 MAP.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

ANDREW PUTNAM WINS FIRST PGA TOUR EVENT, BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH Z-STAR XV GOLF BALL

A very nice week this past weekend for Srixon/Cleveland Golf Staff Players. Victories by Sepp Straka on the Web.com Tour and Andrew Putnam had the Huntington Beach, CA golf manufacturer very much in golf industry news this weekend. Congratulations Andrew on your breakthrough win on the PGA Tour. Enjoy the drive down Magnolia Lane on the way to the 2019 Masters Tournament.

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He Shoots… He Scores! Putnam walking at The Rink during the 2018 RBC Canadian Open.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – August 5, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Andrew Putnam wins his first PGA TOUR event at Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. With a near-flawless final-round, 68, Putnam capitalized with his short game to a 4 point victory.

Entering the final-round as the solo leader by 3 points (PGA TOUR’s only modified Stableford scoring event), Putnam the 29-year-old native from Tacoma, Washington, continued to capitalize on his lead with two early birdies in his first four holes.

“I don’t know if you ever expect a win coming off a season on the Web.com Tour,” Putnam said. “You’re just trying to keep your card. But I’ve been playing really good the last couple months and I felt I was one of the favorites coming into this tournament. I felt like if I played my game I had a chance.”

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Besides the $612,000 first-place check, Putnam’s first victory on the PGA TOUR earns him a spot in the PGA Championship next week at Bellerive Country Club. Including 300 FedExCup points and a 2-year exemption on the PGA TOUR.

At the Barracuda Championship, Putnam was T1 in birdies (24), first in Strokes Gained: Putting (8.495), first in Strokes Gained: Total (19.003) and first in Scrambling (88.46%).

In Andrew Putnam’s Bag:

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
  • Cleveland Launcher DST 13° with Miyazaki Black 83x
  • Srixon Z 745 irons (3, 5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
  • Cleveland RTX-3 wedges (46°, 50°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
  • Srixon staff bag, hat, glove

 

Other News:

Srixon Staffer, Sepp Straka won the KC Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour.

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In Sepp Straka’s bag:

  • Srixon Z 765 irons (4,5) Z 965 irons (6-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

  • Cleveland RTX-3 Proto wedges (46°, 50°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball

  • Srixon staff bag

Until The Next Tee!!

Bag Boy Launches Electronic Tech Accessories

Bag Boy. For a long time this brand has been known for its high quality products to golfers worldwide. Products ranging from push carts, travel covers, golf bags and more. In a recent release Bag Boy announced that it was releasing a series of electronic accessories.

Accessories include a fan complete with a misting option to keep you cool during your walk around the course during these “dog days of summer”.  To an electronic hand warmer that is perfect for keeping your hands warm when the weather is less than hospitable. Is music your “thing”? Look no further than two options including a soundbar or their Universal Bluetooth Speaker.

Have you ever run into a situation where you were on the golf course and your electronic devices lost their charge and went dead? Bag Boy has an answer for that as well with their Universal Solar Charger,

All of these products are priced very reasonably and would make a great gift for yourself (the golfer) or as a gift for that special golfer in your life. Please see the press release below for more details.

Richmond, VA –  The Bag Boy Company is proud to announce a new line of five electronic tech accessories featuring the Mini Soundbar, Electronic Hand Warmer, 3-in-1 Fan, Bluetooth Speaker and Solar Charger. “Our goal was to transform our push cart into the ultimate walking machine,” said Pat Gallagher, Dynamic Brands Product Manager. “Then, we took it a step further and made universal attachments, so these accessories are portable and can be used in any setting.”

The Mini Soundbar is a durable Bluetooth speaker capable of playing music or streaming any audio during outdoor activities. The convenient power bank feature also recharges USB compatible devices to stay connected while enjoying the outdoors. Wireless pairing allows for hands-free phone use with a range up to 32 feet. The Mini Soundbar includes a built-in powerful 2400mAh battery that runs up to 8 hours with a rubberized water-resistant exterior. An oversized metal carabiner clip is included to attach the Mini Soundbar to just about anything. Available Oct. 1 at retailers nationwide or www.bagboy.com for $49.95.
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The Electronic Hand Warmer heats up hands in cold weather in seconds, without any fuels or burners. At the press of a button, heat radiates from both sides in a sleek, ergonomic design. The rechargeable hand warmer heats up to 131°F and stays warm up to 2.5 hours of run time. The built-in rechargeable battery also acts as a power bank; can recharge USB compatible devices to stay connected while enjoying the outdoors. Keep in a jacket pocket or the Bag Boy Cart Mitt while using a push cart. Available Oct.1 at retailers nationwide or www.bagboy.com for $29.95.

The 3-in-1 Fan is an energy-efficient, adjustable fan, mister and power bank with built-in, rechargeable battery. This versatile fan features an on/off misting spray option and powerful 3-speed, 2-inch fan blades. Utilizes a detachable 4000mAh charging power bank handle for complete portability. The secure cart mount affixes easily to existing umbrella holder ports on any Bag Boy cart. Includes universal adapter clip for other attachment uses. Battery life lasts up to 5 hours which makes it perfect on the golf course, at the beach or in the office. Available now at retailers nationwide or www.bagboy.com for $39.95.

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The Universal Bluetooth Speaker is a lightweight and ultra-portable wireless speaker that streams audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Wireless range extends up to 32 feet. All it takes is 3-4 hours of charge to provide 5 hours of battery life. The built-in volume adjustment allows for simple volume control from any Bluetooth device or directly on the speaker. A secure cart mount affixes easily to existing umbrella holder ports on any Bag Boy cart. Includes universal adapter clip for other attachment uses. Available now at retailers nationwide or www.bagboy.com for $29.95.

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The Universal Solar Charger is a lightweight 2-in-1 charger and power bank to charge tech devices through sunlight or incandescent light. Includes a powerful 5000mAh battery capacity that can charge two devices simultaneously via USB. All it takes is 5 hours to fully charge the solar charger. Includes a handy built-in LED flashlight. The perfect way to make sure any tech or mobile devices are charging while enjoying the sun in the outdoors. A secure cart mount affixes easily to existing umbrella holder ports on any Bag Boy cart. Includes universal adapter clip for other attachment uses. Available now at retailers nationwide or www.bagboy.com for $34.95.

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Until The Next Tee!!