Choosing the right options throughout our bags is a vital part of getting the best clubs to suit a players characteristics. One area that often gets overlooked are a players wedges. Most players will put the effort into their irons with a custom fit and end up with the perfect game improving set that will help with speed and off centre hits but then buy a couple of bladed wedges to fill the gap at the bottom. If you demand the Tour precision and feel from a blade wedge like the Cleveland RTX line up – fire away – but if you want that same level of spin and precision but with a little more help on off centre hits, this is where CBX comes in.
For 2024 Cleveland have announced the next generation of their forgiving CBX line of Wedges with the all-new CBX 4 ZipCore. Designed to help golfers hit the sweet spot more often, the all-new CBX 4 ZipCore blends seamlessly in the bag for golfers already playing cavity back or hollow Irons, while maintaining a similar swing feel in their wedges.
“What’s great about the new CBX 4 ZipCore is that they share similar shaping and weighting to modern forgiving irons, so the transition from your irons to your wedges is going to be consistent with what you’re used to,” said Joe Miller, European Product Manager, Cleveland Golf Europe. “You’ll have that same swing feel and find more consistency around the greens.”
At the heart of these Wedges lies Cleveland Golf’s signature ZipCore technology, a feature that helps reposition mass across the toe and high/low on the face. ZipCore also enhances MOI by aligning the Center of Gravity right where the club strikes the ball. CBX 4 ZipCore features a 7% increase in heel/toe MOI and 5.8% increase in high/how MOI compared to previous generations – combining for the highest total MOI in a CBX Wedge.
To ensure a pure feel at impact, a Gelback TPU insert absorbs impact vibrations. To enhance spin, HydraZip and UltiZip work together to maximise spin from any lie and in any conditions. HydraZip uses a unique laser line and blast treatment to boost friction off the face, while specialised UltiZip grooves cut through the debris with ease. Together, these technologies promote purer spin, more control and increased consistency.
The CBX 4 ZipCore includes a variety of Dynamic Sole Grind selections optimised by loft, so players can take the guesswork out of selecting sole shapes. All three sole grinds (V-Shaped, S-Shaped, C-Shaped) feature a new leading-edge bounce chamfer to promote smoother turf interaction from various green side attack angles.
“If you’re a mid-to-high handicapper looking for a premium Wedge you can feel confident with, these Wedges are the answer,” Miller said. “The CBX 4 ZipCore is the total package, packed with performance features geared towards real golfers looking to improve their short game without limitations.”
The CBX 4 ZipCore is scheduled to launch in Ireland from the 10th February 2024 and available in Steel for £159 / €189 or Graphite for £169 / €199.
To learn more about the new CBX 4 ZipCore Wedges and to find a retailer near you, visit https://eu.dunlopsports.