Cleveland Golf: RTX 6 Zipcore Wedge

Cleveland Golf, an undisputed trailblazer and longtime Wedge design innovator, has launched a new wedge called RTX 6 ZipCore. (Cleveland Golf)

ORLANDO, Florida – Cleveland Golf, known as a maker of first-rate wedges, has an addition to their lineup, the RTX 6 ZipCore, featuring redesigned grooves and their low-density core construction.

Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Wedges

  • Lofts: Available in 2° increments 46° to 60°
  • Sole: Four sole grinds
  • Bounces: Four loft-dependent bounces
  • Grooves: Three loft-dependent groove patterns
  • Construction: ZipCore construction
  • Finishes: Tour Satin, Black Satin
  • MSRP: $169.99

The ZipCore construction has proven itself in the previous RTX models and in the RTX 6 Cleveland says it has been upgraded. ZipCore consists of a hollow area extending from inside the hosel into the heel and filled with a very low-density material. This shifts the center of gravity more towards the toe and topline of the head. The goal is to make the wedge more responsive to the needs of the particular shot being hit and more forgiving.

The sole grinds available are: Low with 6° bounce for firmer playing conditions and shallower attack angles in the 58° and 60° loft, Low+ (8° bounce, firm turf, shallow angle, 54° and 56°), Mid (10°, all conditions, neutral attack angle, 46° through 60°), Full (12°, soft turf, steep angle, 54° through 60°).

“The RTX 6 ZipCore Wedge may have the classic look on the outside, but inside it’s packed with three technological breakthroughs that give the advantage to the golfer and not the conditions,” says Pat Ripp, Tour Engineering Manager of Research and Development.

“All the work put into this wedge, we really focused on finding the perfect balance of versatility and consistency,” Ripp said. “UltiZip is a notable example. Without grooves you don’t have a wedge, so we equipped the RTX 6 ZipCore with our sharpest groove radii ever, imparting more spin and control, and now golfers won’t have to worry how their wedge is going to react in certain conditions, they’ll know.”

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