FIRST LOOK: Cleveland RTX 6 wedges debut in Las Vegas

New Cleveland RTX 6 wedges were spotted on Tour in Las Vegas.

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A new season has Cleveland launching its brand-new RTX 6 wedges this week in the desert — and the new wedges look as sharp as their grooves. As with the previous generation RTX ZipCore, the first look we are getting of the RTX 6 is of the raw Tour Rack — a raw version of the wedge that launched with the previous RTX ZipCore.

Based on the branding, it’s safe to assume Cleveland’s Tour-crafted custom program will continue into 2023 when the scoring tools hit retail.

New Cleveland RTX6 face milling Ryan Barath

The most noticeable change from the previous RTX Zipcore is the shift from a more pronounced weight pad on the toe — to help center and raise the CG (center of gravity) — to a progressive taper that’s similar to the wedge designs from several manufacturers.

Cleveland’s previous RTX ZipCore wedge. Cleveland
The progressive back design on the RTX 6. Ryan Barath/GOLF

This progressive taper creates a cleaner look on the back and for the style junkies out there, a bit more room for stamping. From a practical performance perspective, the thicker back should help reduce overall structural vibrations upon impact higher on the face and was likely made to help improve feel.

We don’t have any more technical details about a possible groove design change but we will continue to follow this story as more details become available.

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.