Always striving for improvement, Cleveland has put out the next iteration of their most famous wedge line, known as the 588 RTX 2.0. Cleveland’s expectations from this product have been to give the players something that is versatile, has good performance and does better than its competitors. Some of the aspects that the manufacturers have laid emphasis on is the speed and the utilization of the Rotex face that the older versions were famous for.
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0
This wedge is a greatly improved version with some powerful changes in the design and the user will be able to make the most out of it.
The 588 RTX 2.0 uses the Rotex face technology that consists of the wedges having 15% sharper grooves; these are micro-milled and they give the roughest face surface out of all the other wedges. There is also the option for selecting your preferred level of bounce, either low mid or full, this adds a bit of versatility for you when you are going out into the field. In addition to that, you can also select wedges based on various other features. Cleveland gives you two basic heads to select from, which are Regular and Cavity Back, there are also three different sole grinds, each with their own loft, to choose from. Let us take a look at the powerful features of the 588 RTX 2.0 wedges.
First, let us take a look at the design and construction of the 588 RTX 2.0, we will be using the 2.0 CB wedge to give a good idea. The main part that has undergone a change in the face, which is a bit larger around the toe area and is made by 431 Steel. What it does is that it gives you an opening advantage where it creates more area for the ball to run up. The 2.0 also has a higher pitched noise to give you good feedback.
Next, let us take a look at the face grooves as Cleveland had given the wedge 15% sharper edges around them. This allows less accumulation and more avoidance of the dirt so that the club could hit the ball as hard as possible with a good amount of spin. Between the grooves, a Rotex face is created by a micro-milling process, and then a laser etch line is added to add additional roughness for creating as much friction as possible. The RTX 2.0 version maintains a fine tradition by producing a very good level of spin. making it one of the best on the market.
The Blade Wedge
Similar to the rest of the Cleveland wedges, the Blade version of the RTX 2.0 feels lightweight but the weight and strength of the swing are pretty much the same. This version of the 588 RTX 2.0 took some inspiration from the innovative Cleveland CG15 which was well known for the sole grinds on its heel and toe. A 1 or 2 dot sole will be ideal for most of the players as the bounce tends to be average.