CLEVELAND RTX-3 BLADE/CB
PRICE R1 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ★
VERDICT Getting the centre of gravity just right in a wedge has always been a challenge, Cleveland says, because the hosel is longer than with other clubs. As a result, the head’s balance has favoured the heel side. This wedge line – which includes 34 models in blade and cavity-back – moves the CG towards the middle of the face by shifting weight from the hosel to the clubhead. The idea is to produce more consistent spin, distance and feel. COMMENTS
(L) I was able to lay open the compact head with ease, keep the trajectory down and dial in my distance. (M) Nice turf interaction. The milling feels like Velcro. Fantastic spin. (H) The sweet spot is buttery, muted and subtle.