By The Modern Golfer
December 4, 2009

Cleveland Golf recently introduced its new CG15 Wedges with Zip Grooves and Laser Milled Face. These technologies push the absolute limits of USGA/R&A club specifications, producing maximum ball-to-face friction for increased spin. The new CG15 Wedges are available in a wide range of loft, finish and bounce angle configurations, ensuring you get the exact setup for your playing style and ability, matched with course conditions. Cleveland wedges have over 300 PGA Tour wins and 25 Majors to their credit, and with over 7 million wedges sold they are a confident choice for any golfer.

CLEVELAND CG15 WEDGES

The new Cleveland CG15 Wedges are the latest wedges to complete the Cleveland iron clubs lineup. The new CG15 wedges are available in three distinct finishes — oil quenched, satin chrome, black pearl — and are available in lofts ranging from 46-64° and bounce angles from 8-16°. The CG15 wedges are also available in a Dynamic Sole Grind (DSG) model for advanced players looking for even greater control in challenging high-level play.

LASER MILLED FACE

USGA Equipment Rule 5B in Appendix II regulates the surface roughness “crest to trough” roughness to a limit of 0.001″ (one one-thousandths of an inch). By using the precision accuracy of a laser, 4 perfectly calibrated texture lines are milled between each groove exactly to the conforming roughness limit. This breakthrough surface roughness application optimizes ball-to-face friction and maximizes spin under the Rules of Golf.

Laser milling is importance because:

  • New groove rules are meant to create more challenging iron play, meaning golfers must improve their skills or look elsewhere for a competitive edge, usually a golf ball or new club design. Laser Milled clubs maximize friction, thereby maximizing spin. Less ball slippage up the clubface equates to better and more consistent shots.
  • Wedges wear faster than other clubs because they’re used more frequently and encounter adverse conditions such as rough grass, sand and other debris typically absent from drives, fairway and iron approach shots. But Laser Milled clubs provide more surface roughness, meaning wedges provide greater and longer-lasting performance even when debris is present.

ZIP GROOVES

Cleveland uses exacting CNC milling to create Zip Grooves, revolutionary grooves that are at the limits of RulesLaser Milled Face and Zip Grooves on Cleveland Golf CG15 Wedges conformity. By maximizing depth, width and sharpness, the grooves act like a good snow tire, latching on to the slick golf ball surface. And as the golf ball flattens against the clubface, the laser milled roughness further enhances grip. This all produces greater control for you.

 SOLE CHOICE

The CG15 Wedges are available in a “standard” C-Shaped sole or the Dynamic Sole Grind (DSG) sole. The C-Shaped sole maintains a constant sole width from heel to toe, and has less bulk at the toe for reduced drag through turf. The DSG sole is fashioned for advanced players, or those wanting greater flexibility for creative shots and diverse playing conditions.

LOFT DEGREE and BOUNCE CHOICE

The CG15 Wedges come in a wide variety of configurations, ensuring the perfect setup for your golfing needs and abilities. With lofts ranging from 46-64° and bounce angles ranging from 8-16°, you will be able to fill gaps left by other inferior clubs and iron sets or have additional wedges to swap out as courses and course conditions change.

With so much emphasis on drivers and exotic hybrids, golfers sometimes forget that the short game often means the difference between a win or loss, and between a great day or a bad day on the links. Wedges become an afterthought, a club you need but aren’t too concerned about. Fortunately greater awareness is growing and golfers are realizing how important wedges are, especially as errant drives require more iron shots and green-side wedge rescues. The Cleveland CG15 Wedges push the limits for performance, customization and affordability. They are the ultimate club value!

Posted in Buyers Guide, Equipment

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