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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
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.