Cleveland Golf have announced the launch of the all-new RTX 4, which is their most tour-authentic wedge yet.
Created after extensive feedback from the tour, Cleveland's new RTX 4 wedge features a more compact blade shape, with less offset and a smaller overall profile to provide that classic blade design that tour players prefer.
Utilising the latest face technologies, tour-preferred shaping, expanded grind offerings and the most popular components used by Tour professionals, Cleveland say the RTX 4 is their most tour-authentic wedge of all time.
Enhanced with fourth generation Rotex Face technology, Tour Zip grooves, more precise laser milling and the most agressive face milling yet, the RTX 4 generates more spin and Cleveland say they held nothing back and no expense was spared in their attempt to create a made-for-tour wedge in its purest form.
"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 right 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.
Cleveland's new RTX 4 wedge will launch in the UK & Ireland on September 14th 2018 with an SRP of £129
The 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.
They are also are available in three different finishes, (Tour Satin, Black Satin and Tour Raw) and left and right-handed options.
Cleveland RTX 4 Wedge: Key Technology
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 optimised 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.
Cleveland RTX 4 Wedge: What the Tour Pro's say
"It feels like the ball is really spinning off the face," said Shane Lowry. "There are extra little extra grooves in there which makes it spin more and it definitely does spin more."
"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"
"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"