REVIEW: Cleveland CBX Wedges
The most important feature of the Cleveland CBX wedges is the V-sole. The area that many higher handicap golfers struggle with is turf interaction. The club bounces funny, they chunk it, they scoop it, they don’t have a consistent contact point, which the V-sole forgives. If you dig in early, the leading part of the V-sole resists going deep; if you scoop, the trailing relief doesn’t push the leading edge up into the center of the ball. The V-sole is part of the RTX line too, but much more pronounces in the CBX because of the wider sole.
The Cleveland CBX cavity back design is where even more forgiveness if found in this wedge. That stinging feeling from not catching a pitch shot cleanly is negated by this cavity back. It makes the sweet spot bigger, just like other cavity back clubs. If we like forgiveness in our irons, why not have it in our wedges. There is a real logic to this design, especially for the mid to high handicap golfer.
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Cleveland CBX 58* Wedge
- Spin: 9,833 rpms
- Launch Angle: 51.6*
- Dispersion: 2.5 yds
- Club Head Speed: 76.1 mph
- Ball Speed: 80.0 mph
- Total Distance: 88.9 yds
- Carry Distance: 85.8 yds
Cleveland only sent over a 58* wedge for this review so I can’t say how the gap or sand wedges would fit into the bag, but I actually think those two clubs would be the best options for the CBX wedge. I depends on how you use your wedges, but CBX wedges are best for full shots. When I was 85 yards out, the CBX stuck it close every single time. Full shots were perfect from the fairway or the rough. The touch/more delicate shots weren’t as easy because the ball just wanted to come out hot, no matter how I swung. It has a bigger sole which also makes it a little more difficult to open it up for flop shots. But to be fair, that isn’t really the objective of this wedges. If you want to get creative and hit fancy lob shots or more advanced wedge shots, the RTX is better fit for that.
If you need some help in the wedge department, check out the Cleveland CBX wedges, especially if you hit mostly full shots with your wedges. The Cleveland CBX wedges offer good looks, hidden forgiveness and solid feel. Read my new CBX 2 Wedges review here. It isn’t going to be for everyone, but for those that could use the forgiveness in their wedge game, these are as good as it gets.
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