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DIADIC was a term that Cleveland put on their 53 degree 588 wedges, back before the term gap wedge had even been invented. I always thought it was a term to mean "dual", as in-between a P and S wedge. They put it on all the 53 degree 588's, regardless of finish (chrome, raw, gunmetal) so I don't think it has anything to do with rusting.

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"rust over time" - ??? let's just make things up for fun, huh?

 

 

Perhaps he confused Diadic with "RTG" (which does rust over time), which was also stamped on some of the 588 models. With all the random stuff Cleveland stamps on their wedges, it can get hard to keep track.

 

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it means it will rust over time

 

I gently disagree. The term diadic is a slight variation in spelling to dyadic. A dyad, generally, is a pair. The term describes two paired chromosomes during cell division, and in music, it refers to a pair of notes. I'd suggest that Cleveland meant to use the term to designate that the wedge would possible have two uses, one as a regular full shot wedge and another as an all purpose club for around the green...chipping, sand, pitches. "Dual Purpose" is most likely what they meant.

 

By the way, I've had a chromed one for years...and it hasn't rusted yet.

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There are some smart players on this site, going to the latin root & everything. Well done. My answer is diadic is ancient Irish Gaelic for "gap wedge". I also don't believe it has to do with rusting. I'v had 588's for years they don't rust. Enjoy your 588, it's a great choice.

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