Cleveland Golf Men's 588 RTX 2.0

Cleveland Golf Men’s 588 RTX 2.0 Muscle Back Standard Bounce Satin Wedge

Golf wedges are the clubs that are going to give you the best results for your short game. They are designed to have ultra high lofts so that they launch the ball high into the air but don’t let it fly to far.

This combination of high loft and short distance is perfect for handling trickier shots and especially ideal for getting out of the bunker, the rough, or any other less than ideal place that your ball happens to land.

Cleveland Golf Men's 588 RTX 2.0 Muscle Back Standard Bounce Satin Wedge

When shopping wedges, you want something with a solid construction and a firm shaft. For that, you will be well served by the wedges made by Cleveland.


The steel shaft offers greater control and more durability and you can get wedges with lofts ranging from 46 to 62 degrees. We recommend buying all your wedges together from one brand and in successive, complementary degrees.

Get a professional wedge fitting before you buy to determine which combo is best for you.

One of the things we really like about this wedge is that the face has very deep grooves. Cleveland notes that they are about as deep as the USGA regulations allow. Deep grooves help to filter away moisture, grass, and dirt so that there is nothing interfering as your club face meets your ball.

We find that the 56 degree loft wedge is particularly well suited for getting out of bunkers and generally using as a sand wedge. All versions of this model help kick the ball up and out of trouble spots.

The design is perfect for maximum spin. And as far as aesthetics go, the satin finish on this gives it a very sharp looking and sleek wedge that will look great in your bag.


The forged clubheads are better suited to a more advanced player but the solid construction and other features on this wedge make it manageable for a less skilled player as well. While a beginner would be better suited with a cast iron wedge, it is not completely impossible for them to learn to use this wedge.

Cleveland Golf Men's 588 RTX 2.0 Muscle Back Standard Bounce Satin Wedge

It’s also worth mentioning that this is not the cheapest club on the market so if you are really just beginning and not even sure you will play much golf, you might hold off on this club and opt for an affordable starter set.


In short, you do have to pay a bit more to get this wedge but you do get your money’s worth, especially if you are a low handicap player who will have the skill to get the most out of it. But, don’t let that deter you. This is also a good wedge for high handicap players who are dedicated to the game and want to improve.

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