Cleveland CBX wedge
Web: www.clevelandgolf.co.uk Price: £109 per club Tested by: Nick Wright THE STORY
For the first time, Cleveland has designed a wedge specifically for the average golfer. Given that 85% of golfers use cavity-back irons, the company felt the jump to blade-style wedges was too far for many to make.
CBX wedges feature the same Rotex face used in the company’s blade-style RTX3, but the head design is more forgiving and blends better with the look and feel of a cavity-back iron set. A new Dual-V sole grind makes it easier to play shots from a variety of lies.
The cavity-back design delivers a slightly harder feel on longer shots, but this is only noticeable when comparing strikes with the softer RTX3 side-by-side. Around the green, the club gives all the versatility you need. The sole grind lets you open up the face without the leading edge rising too far off the ground.
At address the head profile is similar to that of the Tour-style RTX3. It’s not until you flip the club over and see the wide sole that you realise the wedge is designed to give you help as well as feel. Purists may blanche at the styling, but expect to see many good players using this club.
‘The slightly harder feel of the CBX is only noticeable when compared side-by-side with the RTX3’