CLEVE­LAND RTX-3

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www.cleve­land­golf.com Lofts: 46° / 48° / 50° / 52° / 54° / 56° / 58° / 60° /

62° / 64°

Head op­tions: Sole; V-LG Low bounce, V-MG Mid bounce sole, V-FG For­giv­ing full sole. Fin­ishes; Black Satin, Tour Satin

Shaft: True Tem­per

Dy­namic Gold

TECH: A shorter hosel re­moves 9g of weight and by re­dis­tribut­ing this mass engi­neers have po­si­tioned the CG closer to the cen­tre of the face, which means bet­ter feel and a tighter shot dis­per­sion.

WE SAY: We par­tic­u­larly liked the straighter lead­ing edge which gives the sense of be­ing able to nip shots cleanly and con­fi­dently from tight lies and makes it eas­ier to set up square to your tar­get. Our testers gen­er­ated over 10,000rpm of back­spin (the magic tour player bench­mark) with 44% of full shots, well above our 28% test av­er­age. It means you’ll have no dif­fi­culty nestling shots by the flag.

VER­DICT: Cleve­land ob­sessed over the RTX-3, im­prov­ing ev­ery as­pect. Tiny things like the di­rec­tion of the face milling to max­imise grip when open­ing the face, and pro­tect­ing ev­ery face groove from the fin­ish­ing process

(so it’s ra­zor sharp) means the RTX-3 is right at the top of the pile.

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