588 RTG BRZ

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 15 Aug 2013

588 RTG BRZ

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Our score:
Overall: 
5
PRICE: £90.00 YEAR: from 2012

Cleveland 588 Forged RTG, standing for Raw Tour Grind, is an attractive, classic-looking club with a sole grind designed to help create crisp contact when playing with the face open.

The wedges are packed with a 1025 carbon steel face with Cleveland's beautiful Tour Zip grooves. They come in an oil quench finish designed to rust over time.

On first appearance, the classic, retro 588 lines set up nicely to the eye and the forged weight and feel just adds to the overall confidence with the scoring club.

I also like how the sole grind aids with open faced shots and really allows you to go down and after the ball. Spin rate is very solid across full 110-yard shots with the 52-degree and those finesse shots with the 56- and 60-degree.

Bunker shots also felt easy. Just step in, open up the club and pop the ball up and out.

Verdict

With a particularly aggressive sole grind that allows players to open the face without raising the leading edge off the ground, the 588 Forged RTG is certainly aimed toward the single-digit capper.

The retro look of the 588 lines combined with the forged feel of 1025 carbon steel and the Tour Zip grooves make this wedge one sweet performer.

There's also no tricked-out shafts and grips here as Cleveland has stuck with classics in the Dynamic Gold S300 and Lamkin Crossline grip (custom options are available). A handsome oil quench finish that rusts over time completes the look.

If you're looking for a forged wedge club with stopping power as good as anything on the market, this is one to check out.

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