The saying ‘work smarter, not harder’ jumps to mind when thinking about hitting wedges in summer, but from which of these would you fancy taking on the pin?
Fast, undulating greens like those at Augusta National require pinpoint wedge accuracy to find the right landing spot, just to make sure the ball stays on the green and avoid mistakes. If you can add this skill to your game, playing on greens that aren’t Augusta, it does more than avoid mistakes; it gives you scoring chances.
The image above is a perfect example of how you can do this. Leaving a wedge short leaves you a long, difficult uphill putt. However, executing a good shot that finishes pin-high sets up a fantastic one-putt opportunity. That can be the difference between saving pars instead of doubles and even making birdies!
You’ll see the likes of Brooks Koepka and reigning champ Hideki Matsuyama doing this at The Masters, but it’s obviously a really tricky skill to execute, particularly on a consistent basis. How do they do it? It helps that they’re both among the world’s best golfers, but their Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges are critical to allowing the Major Champs to pull those shots off.
The ZipCore design shifts the centre of gravity to your impact location while raising the MOI to put more spin and control in the player’s hands than anybody thought possible. This is only enhanced by the UltiZip grooves, which are sharp, deep & narrow to maximise contact with the ball; the longer the ball's on the face on the club for, the more spin that will be generated!
But Brooks and Lowry aren’t the only ones who can benefit from these wedges. You can experience them for yourself if you get in touch with us or visit us in the pro shop to set up a one-on-one fitting session.