Cleveland Golf has introduced the next generation of the CBX line of wedges, the CBX ZipCore. that will launch at retail in North America on Dec. 17.
Now in its third generation of the CBX family of wedges, CBX ZipCore continues the legacy of Cleveland’s cavity-back wedges.
“If you play cavity back irons, you should be playing a CBX wedge, plain and simple,” said Jeff Brunski, vice president of research and development at Cleveland Golf. “The sole is more forgiving, the face is more forgiving and it’s easier to swing.”
The foundation of CBX ZipCore is a unique, low-density core that sits at the heart of the wedge. ZipCore shifts the centre of gravity, while also boosting high-low MOI for more stability high and low on the wedge face.
The result is a 26 per cent improvement in high-low MOI compared against the previous generation and a 10 per cent improvement in heel-toe MOI.
The Hollow Cavity Design features a hollow chamber near the heel with added weight in the toe to maximize MOI and perimeter weighting for short game forgiveness. In addition, a Gelback TPU Insert dampens vibrations to provide pure feel at impact.
Similar to RTX ZipCore, the CBX ZipCore features Cleveland’s UltiZip Grooves. Compared to previous generations, UltiZip Grooves are 11 per cent sharper and 7.3 per cent deeper, while also being 7.4 per cent closer together. With the grooves being closer together, Cleveland added two more grooves to each wedge face for more groove contact and more spin.
CBX ZipCore adds three Dynamic Sole Grinds, optimized by loft. Simply choose the desired loft and the grinds take care of themselves, including a purpose-built 44 degree wedge that is designed to outperform many set-matching pitching wedges.
“We’ve included all the same technology and spin performance that we offer to our tour staff and put it into the CBX ZipCore,” Brunski said. “It’s no wonder the entire line of CBX wedges has been so successful – it’s tour technology built into a wedge made for real golfers.”