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I keep trying new wedges but end up w/ my 588s.


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Just to keep up with what's new in wedge technology, I keep trying the new wedges like the TM RAC, RAC TP, Vokey SM, Mizuno MPs and several other brands but in the end, I just go back to my trusty Cleveland TA Reg 588s. I just buy new ones when they get worn out. I've changed from the 56* SW w/ 14* bounce to a 54* SW with 10* bounce which works like a combo gap and sand wedge for me. But my favorite is the 60* lob wedge with 3* bounce. This club seemed ahead of its time with the low bounce but now that the new lob wedges have a bit more bounce, this may be outdated. But, it still works for me and find it very versatile.

 

It's hard ho'ing wedges, I mean, I think I will try the new 588 DSGs and if those don't work, I'll go back to the original 588s. There must be a good reason why Cleveland still makes these wedges.

 

Anybody still love their original 588s?

 
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588s are the best. I'm planning to get the 588 in the 60* 3 bounce. What shaft do you have? i've got the cleveland golf true temper shaft which has a swing weight of D0. and I believe it's an s300.

 

I think the appeal of them is the fact that you can feel the head alot easier than some of other wedges, i.e., vokey, racs, and the mizunos.

 

i think the only problem with the 588s is that they don't do well in the rough, especially thick rough. head tends to twist and turn.

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I feel the same way, but I keep coming back to my 900 Gunmetals. I have SO much confidence with them. They will be in the bag untill the grooves wear down.

Titleist 915D3 | Rogue Black 70
Titleist 915F | Rogue Black 80
Titleist 915H | Diamana D+ 90
Mizuno MP-53 | KBS Tour S
Cleveland RTX | DG S200
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