Today’s RTX 4 model ($140 each) carries on the tradition exceptionally well with fourth generation Rotex face technology which features the most aggressive face milling and sharpest grooves of any Cleveland wedge to date.
As is the case with all Srixon models the Soft Feel features an Energetic Gradient Growth Core that produces low spin and high launch for outstanding distance. The Ionomer cover on the new Soft Feel is softer and thinner than in the previous model allowing for improved spin rates on short shots around the green as well as an overall more pleasing short-game feel.
And for those who like to root for the Euros there’s also a Chrome Soft European Truvis model complete with a European-themed white blue and yellow design. All three models will retail for $44.99/dozen.
The Spider Tour Black mallet putter that DJ has been gaming features a flow hosel and isn’t face-balanced since most pros prefer a putter that releases freely. The Pure Roll Surlyn insert provides a firmer feel than that in the Red version.
The reigning PGA champion uses a Cameron X5 fang-style mallet prototype. This custom model features a flow neck rather than a double-bend face-balanced design which allows the putter to more easily swing on a slight arc. He also favors a SuperStroke grip in this case the Pistol GT Tour.
Beginning on August 24 2018 the Stars and Stripes version of the Chrome Soft Truvis as well as a Chrome Soft X Truvis with the same Stars and Stripes pattern will be available at retail.
In case you’re wondering the Pro V1 offers a slightly higher launch angle off the tee with medium compression while the Pro V1x produces the highest launch with the firmest compression of the group.
One big difference is the addition of a new four-model structure with Tour (T) Players (P) Extreme Forgiveness (XF) and Super Game Improvement (SGI) now offered. But the real design difference has to do with the a new material used in the clubs that produces more speed and distance among other things.
The new RTX 4 also differs from the previous RTX 3 by offering less offset a more compact profile and four new sole grinds all of which were designed via significant input from Cleveland Tour staff members like Keegan Bradley Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry.
The four new sole grinds include FULL sole for the most bounce MID sole for medium bounce LOW sole for low bounce and XLOW for players who want the most versatility when it comes to pulling off extra challenging greenside shots.
In addition a redesigned 338 Speed Dimple pattern helps reduce drag for improved consistency and wind performance for more accurate overall long shots. The Soft Feel is available now in both white and yellow color options.
Phil has always favored heel-shafted putters like the old 8802 and his current Odyssey Versa putter is no exception. A heel-shafted flange blade that offers more MOI and stability than a standard blade the Versa also features a white-black-white alignment aid White Hot insert and SuperStroke grip.