We all know that the Cleveland brand is synonymous with great wedge club design and manufacture. They have one of the most enviable reputations in the golf industry.
Today we're excited to get our hands on the new addition to the Cleveland wedge collection. The CBX wedge. If you're a mid to high handicapper we think that the CBX will massively help your short game.
Below you will find our hands on range testing review of the Cleveland CBX Wedge. If you are considering purchasing this golf club, we have also included a list of PROS and CONS in our standard rating table below.
You'll also find our star rating for the club on Build Quality, Control and Performance and finally, Design and Appearance
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Cleveland CBX Wedge Review
Today we're gonna be reviewing the CBX wedge from Cleveland Golf. We are going to be giving you some on course information - real time.
Just how you like it!
The Cleveland CBX Wedge Is Here,
And It Wants To Show You What It Can Do!
Today we're gonna be reviewing the CBX wedge from Cleveland Golf. We are going to be giving you some on course information - real time. Just how you like it!
We're looking forward to this! I have a 50-degree 11 bounce CBX here to start so let's go. There are four main factors that you NEED to know about:
1. The first one is the cavity back design the 'CBX' design. It pulls way off the face at a little lower down. It's going to match your game improvement irons and the forgiveness you're looking for by pulling the weight off and down a little bit...
2. The second thing is that the CBX wedge has these innovative Rotex grooves. It's the same milling that you see on every other wedge that Cleveland makes. You can't expect them to change that. They're not gonna change that at all. It's just how they do it...
3. The third thing we want to talk about is the Dual V sole, you can see the little ridge that Cleveland designers have put on this club. This is going to allow a lot of versatility so you can:
Close it, or, Lay it open, and you're still going to have the wedge workability that you've always been looking for...
4. And finally Gentlemen and Ladies they have this 'feel balance technology' built into the club (which we love). Basically, they've shortened the hosel to move the centre of gravity just a little bit more toward the middle of the face. And as a result of having that cavity back plus the centre of gravity in the middle of the face is going to 100% give you lots and lots of forgiveness.
Ps. Trust us on that.
Ok, so that's the physical part of the club done, now we want to get this baby out on the course and try it out. So what are we waiting for? Let's get this CBX out on the course...
How Does The Cleveland CBX Wedge Fair Out On The Course?
We can't wait to see how this club plays out in a real-world environment. Ok, right guys. We're out on the course, and we've set up a shot on a long par 5. I'm 102 yards away from the pin, and I'm going to give the 50 degrees CBX a hit for the first time to see how it works it's magic. Let's see how it feels off the fairway.
Looking down as I setup up to the ball the first thing I notice is that I really can't tell that this is a cavity back wedge. As I look down at the club, I can see the welcoming classic satin Cleveland on the face as it opens up to the ball. I feel like the face is just that little bit bigger than I would expect from this sort of wedge typically, but the top line is beautiful. I can't see or tell you anything about the sole because everything's hidden. I'll be honest the weight of the club feels great. It feels like just a smidgen lighter than when I expected, but that could be the shaft. It's a 115 shaft as opposed to the wedge flex which is a little heavier which I use on my other wedges.
The moment we've been waiting for. Let's hit it and see how it goes off the face.
STRIKE 1. (Fairway shot, 100 yards from the pin)
I'll be honest; it feels nice off the face. Exactly how I expected a Cleveland to feel. It's a nice shot. Nice flight. It's flown straight onto the dance floor (middle of the green). I've just pulled the shot a little bit to the left, and it feels as good as any Cleveland wedge out there. To recap I like the way it looks down by the ball.
Let's head over to the green and take a look to see how the shot landed.
Ok, so my pitch mark is a light one (it's quite hard on the greens this morning). As I said I just pulled the shot a little, and I have a 25 footer on for the putt. I'm happy with that shot. The Cleveland wedge felt tremendous so let's go try it in some bunkers.
Now I'm going to do a different couple of shots. Probably just a regular bunker shot and then I want to open the face out and try that out too. See how it feels.
Alright, so here I am in the fluffy sand. Really nice and fluffy. I'm in a great position (for in a bunker) to make a shot at the pin with the Cleveland CBX wedge.
So first off I'm going to try out a standard sand shot out of the bunker and then I'm going to open up the blade a little more and see what I can do.
STRIKE 2. (Regular bunker shot, fluffy sand, standard shot)
Ok, this felt great out of the sand. The shot was a little long, but all I can think of initially is how it moved in the sand. It was really nice. I caught it a little firmer than I wanted, but overall the club felt really good.
STRIKE 3. (Regular bunker shot, fluffy sand, open face)
Now I'm going to open the blade up just a little bit to see how that looks. The club head does seem a little thinner, to be honest. Wow, that feels really great out of the sand with the open face. I can't really see any problems here. The wedge has such a nice buttery feel to it. Overall, out of the sand, the club felt great. It felt just as good as the 558 clubs. I like to hit the high flop kind of shot up close to the green, and I was worried that the broader sole of on the CBX it would affect me pulling this kind of shot off. I didn't need to be concerned. Because of the really innovative Dual-V sole grind, the heel of the sole is a lot thinner than the width of the toe. That means that when the clubhead is sitting down on the ground, it looks charming on the eye next to the ball.
I'm going to try out the club some more on the next hole and see how it works out.
I'm just going to drop one right here. My rangefinder is telling me I'm 82 yards from the pin. Let's see if I can work a shot in here. At a distance of 82 yards looking down at the ball again, it seems reasonable, as with any Cleveland Club it looks like the club has a little bit of a higher toe, I mean not to the extent where it's off-putting - it just seems excellent, I like the look of the club a lot.
I could pretty much do whatever I wanted with it.
Ok, so I'm 82 yards out.
STRIKE 4. (Nice lie on the fairway)
Oh, let's go take a look. That was a fantastic shot. I caught it right out of the middle of the club bringing the centre of gravity into play - thanks to that field balancing technology. Let's go take a look and see where it ended up on the green!
I want to take a look at this because this is this is just amazing. The pitch mark for my 82 yards, 50-degree wedge shot is about 8 feet from where my ball ended up. And I'm only left with a 3-foot putt. This is precisely why you invest in good quality clubs such as the Cleveland CBX wedge. They just work. The zip back on the pitch mark was about 8 feet like I say, it's just fantastic. I'm so pleased with my hitting with this club. You would think with a cavity back wedge you wouldn't have as much spin. But this club is different!
I may end up having to get me one of these clubs it's that good!
Anyway, let's go try it out one more time on the next hole. Right, we're gonna give the Cleveland CBX one more try, and this time we're going to do a little bit of a flop shot. I'm going to hit a couple of balls out here just to see how it goes and as I say we're going to be hitting some floppers out of the rough.
Strike 5 and 6. (Flop shot out of the thick rough / Flat shot on the fairway)
I have to say it got through the thick rough nicely. Excellent strike, good trajectory, I'm happy with that.
I want to try a flat shot from the fairway now. I'm very conscious I don't want to blade it, so we'll see how it goes.
Ok, I got under it too much.
Not the best shot, but that was definitely me and not the club!
Cleveland CBX Wedge Frequently Asked Question
1. Can you tell me if I can get the 50 degree loft wedge in 10 bounce?
Answer: The CBX wedge with a 50 degree loft is only available in 11 bounce.
2. Are the CBX wedges forged?
Answer: Actually these are cast clubs.
3. Is it possible to get the loft and lie adjusted in a custom fit shop?
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The moment you've been eagerly waiting for.
Our conclusion on the Cleveland CBX wedge.
First off, it's a really versatile club, especially with the Dual V sole. It allows you to work the ball, you can open it up, but you can hit regular shots too.
You can close the face on punches.
The one thing that stays the same, regardless of the shot type is that it feels fantastic!
It feels as good as any Cleveland wedge I've ever hit. I have to say I also really like the cavity back the idea to give you even more forgiveness. It just works.
The field balancing technology whice moves the centre of gravity into the middle of the club means that overall - it's a fantastic wedge.
I would definitely say this:
It gives you forgiveness,
It's very workable,
And most importantly, it does what you're hoping it does - it is COMPLETELY controllable from a yardage and trajectory point of view.
So that's it, guys, we think this wedge is actually as good as or better than your current wedge. Quite the statement.
What Are Others Saying?
Cleveland CBX Wedge
[Music] right guys like crossing here with Zach from Cleveland and Cleveland Strickland tricks in Cleveland eating citrus appearing time here including a few tricks in Cleveland that's been told from behind there and he's going to talk to us about the cbx cleveland wedges now quite cheek with these because they're run well we'll talk about them let's show you and also that you're going actually it's my Shore game expertise that shows that how we do it UK style around the Greeks oh my god let's get stuck in [Music] all right Zach what have you got for me so we've got the Cleveland CVX wedge this is a brand new offering from Cleveland golf and a brand new wedge category so this is a cavity back wedge this is a little bit different than the other cavity back wedges we've made in the past in the past the cavity back wedges were made after the tour blade wedge these have been made from scratch and are going to fit the cavity back golf ER golfers that play cavity back irons this is the wedge for you you can see here the first thing you'll notice is that wider sole it gets a little bit wider out towards the toe so you have that forgiveness but it's narrow towards the heel just like a blade wedge so you can have a little bit of versatility around the greens and open that face up it's also got the Rotex face so you're going to get the same spin and groove that you get with the blade wedge going to help that consistency with your span around the greens it's also got the seal balancing technology where we take weight from the hosel those heavy hovels and we move them out towards the toe two incidents a nice cup there where you're moving the CG more out towards the toe but you told me that the CG still isn't in the toe is it no little slightly heels low but it kind of shows you how healy other wedges CG must be yeah a lot all the wedges that are currently out there right now they're they're CG is really on that toe or the heel portion yeah and so really what we've done is we've taken that weight we've shortened the hosel and moved it over towards the toe you can see here you know with that the dual V soles we call it as it gets out towards the toe it gets a lot wider and that's where we put a lot of that weight because I mean lots of amateurs my experience teaching amateurs they hang out at Oh more than laying out the heel ya know that's where you know especially golfers that are that are playing cavity back irons you're playing cavity back irons because they're more forgiving yeah so why are you playing a blade wedge yeah and that's exactly what this is doing absolutely and they are cavity back there is a cavity in the back yeah well I play down this way I'm seeing quite good looking wet yeah we work really hard to get the shaping right you know and cavity back irons into the computer right I was a good one we good one chichi we skinned cavity back irons in the computer the leading cavity back irons and we've created a shape based on that so you're going to see in your business you're going to see that in your lower lofted wedges that they're going to look more like your iron set so there's not as much of a transition it needs to be made we have in your wedges your higher lofted wedge is going to look more like wedge wedges okay so this picker toe and there's a cavity in the neck isn't there yeah which is moving that CG out and I've seen that a little bit in the r-tx Roger I use have this neck but obviously not the fitness of this sole makes sense to me cuz lots of you are hitting them out the toe certainly in wenches all day long the fact that they've bought the same grooves and milling on the face that you see in all the other wedges kind of makes a lot of sense to me like why why would you not deliver that form and exactly has to be given to everyone exactly just the fact that you're trying to blend your cavity wedge with that set oh my goodness is there even a hole there you know it's almost what you're trying to say I feel like you're trying to say that a lot of people are using bladed wedges when maybe they shouldn't be yeah when you look at tore wedges or blade wedges they're going to be you know that obviously they're a lot less forgiving they have a heavy shaft in them they're just really hard to hit because these have a lot of Shaston they do they actually have a dynamical 115 wedge shaft which is about 15 grams lighter than the stock wedge shaft and a blade wedge won't so it kind of doesn't make a lot of sense you're going from cavity back irons that you know are easy to hit lighter off yeah exactly going from that to a blade wedge it doesn't make a lot of sense you know we said well let's come out with a wedge that is going to help those golfers that play cavity back oh yeah absolutely let's see how versatile this club is say in a bunker this is a 60-degree I use a 60-degree you go remember the sole is thick and toe but thinner in the hills so when Zacks talking about relief what he's saying is that we can actually lay the club open because the soil isn't thick in the heel we can still get that Club kind of on the ground in a bunker shot let's say there was less sadness plenty in this one and I really wanted to twist that face to point it up to the sky I'm going to need relief here so you're getting chunkiness you're getting cavity back you can help but you also get a bit of versatility that's quite unique is that now when I put this club down by the ball 60 degree knack running a face there but I still feel like it's really really gain about the ability of you who doesn't feel that dissimilar to the Wegener's I've got our blade and then when it comes to help with the cavity bat you go remember like I say in lots of it is your plenty a lot the plane is going to be your biggest friend here rather than so much in the cavity back but what I like is the blend so the blend in how it looks compared to your chunky ions coming down to this because obviously you bladed wedges will be filling in this but this still looks close to them and then obviously you've got the weight of shaft ideas getting lighter just make sense it feels similar to your other clubs it's that blend there's nothing worse I hate sets and always have done I remember when I first went to a big-headed driver I would then pick up my free wood and it felt so small I never wanted to hit it until they got bigger and I think the same thing can happen with wedges you're all out there trying to get your bladed wedges when maybe something with a bit of help and that blends but gives you versatility it's a better option [Music] right sixty yards out let's go benefiting the finish of it a standard one I'm going to try and throw one up with my 6v so I'm going to use that versatility and see what it feels like now I understand why glady wedges are so appealing and then they feel like cutters they're specialized for people like doing that specialized kind of Club we've got to remember it's not just the specializing in the looks there needs to be some specializing in the performance or what I mean by that is it's got to be blending with the performance of your of a club you can't have massive strike gaps so cavity back wedge low spinning usually because you've got CDs off the face which go x distance then you jump to a bladed wedge where as soon as you stop missing the middle you get the big drop-offs and changes in spin this is going to give you such a better blend option if you are being put your hands up out there now if you've got cavity backside don't put your hands up yeah most of you now put your hands up if you've got cavity back specialized wedges I can't see any of you do you see what I mean you're all going to be putting hands up if I say you've got some specialized fancy legs from other companies but this makes sense to me if I was selling clubs there I would have a lot of these around if I was selling this brand a club to try and mix it in with their set because it would be such a seamless change I think two people right caught that first on a little screen which I just love this one up down a pins right at the front from opening twisting that Club open and I'm glad that heel is not too big heavy though throwing a half no problem actually done very well and then one more standard one sound feel to be honest review they feel the same as any other club they feel nice the looks are good almond food as good as I put in there learn that a little too far that the stripers fine yeah the other thing to bear in mind here is you're not going to get your range of bounce and lot off my lost options that you might get from other ones but again you've got plenty of relief in this sole and the bouncers are pretty standard this is one lots of you should maybe try and check out next time we testing clubs [Music] you [Music]
Cleveland CBX Wedge Review from Mr. Short Game!
see buddy hit the the picker I missed him he was there alright guys in this video we're checking out some secret wedges let's do it okay so Cleveland yeah they make some wedges some good ones by the way so what I'm gonna do right now is check out their new CB X wedges they make a full line everything from a 50 all the way up to a 60 degree 2 degree loft increments this is a cavity you don't see this very often or ever nobody's doing this a cavity back wedge so you play cavity back irons but then you go to blade wedges sometimes it just doesn't make any sense right sometimes we need a little extra forgiveness so they have just the bounce options that come with it here's the sole beautiful-looking Club Cleveland you trust the name I'm gonna see if these actually perform as good as well good or well whatever as you know the other guys and you know me I like I like my wedges okay just a little review I'm using the 60-degree wedge we're on a tight lie cavity back cleveland cbx wedge things look beautiful ah I don't know what hole there's a there's a hole here with no flag in it we'll go to that one it's the shortest one probably a hard a shot not bad good feel so one of the challenges for me with you know cavity back wedges is really opening a face so let's really open that puppy up and see if we can have good feel with with the cavity back nice open I'm really opening that face as much as I can not bad even I kind of miss hit that miss hit that one that's okay it's gonna happen these tighter lies way that I'm good all right now I'm gonna back it up in my stance see if I could just bump it up there that felt good okay chunk one that's okay gives me something to aim at I'm not done all right I'm gonna go to this flag back here I don't know yeah I don't know if we're gonna get any spin but so you can get a little check on it I checked up nice again that's one of my concerns with the cavity back Club is really getting a good check and release on the ball I want to be able to control that that roll out and I want to be able to feel the club you know in my hands it's one of the benefits of a I'd say a blade wedge is feel but if I can get feel alpha cavity back how much more forgiveness will I have well that's nice yeah I can hit my spot and know the check and roll out on that whoo I haven't played with a Cleveland wedges in some time years ago obviously they were really the leader in wedges so things have kind of changed but they're they're trying to make get back there they're standing in the wedge category look at that I could clip that really nice these greens are super fast so it's hard to control that but I want to just see I'm kind of in control and consistency I get out of that oh that's good I love it okay we just had to hit a few of the 60 cavity back wedges at the range to see what kind of distance we'd get out of here because I want to know if they really do go farther okay you do get good distance off this thing solid out with a full shot obviously it was great around the Greens but with a full swing now I know a lot of you are hitting full swings with your 60 you know I don't approve but it's something that if you're going to you might want to go cavity nice cavity back here feels pretty good I'm getting typically I only hit my 60 about 70 75 yards with that swing that's probably there's a lot of wind up here so it's hard to tell exactly how far it's going because there we're getting a little wind carry but it's going a hundred yards so I'm getting more distance out of it it's very very consistent very easy to hit feels good really good okay it's just another something for you to uh to consider in the wedge category you know with your short game what are you doing are you just going for the traditional you know blade wedges because everybody else is doing that or are you really looking at your game what's specific for you and getting the maximum you know benefit for your abilities in your skill set if you're playing a cavity back iron you might want to go with a cavity back wedge something to look at and you will get a little bit more distance on your fuller shots with these as well so if you're struggling with you know 60-degree wedge not going anywhere from let's say the fairway this will give you a little bit more or that 50 that's full set of wedges you want them to match so you don't want to go one blade one cavity back you really want all your scoring clubs to be the same and so this might you know check it out I'll leave links below in the video for Cleveland you can look at the CB axe irons or the CB X wedges and see if that's something that'll work for you because if you're playing a cavity back you might want to go with the cavity back wedge it just might help your game a little bit in your short game and and these tight lines around the green perform really well thumbs up from mr. short game mr. short came approved wedge right here love it alright thanks for watching hope you guys liked 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Cleveland CBX Wedge Review
hi guys I'm down here from goal shake calm in my hands got brand new Cleveland cbx which so guys Cleveland obviously known for their wedges they have been for many years very very popular on tour and very popular in the amateur ranks as well I personally actually play the RT x3 wedges at the moment absolutely love them then they're a fantastic wedge to play with but new for 2017 and in 2018 they've got the new CB X range of wedges now these are noticeably different from the RT X the RT x3 is an all-out blade very much a player's word very much a traditional wedge but clima never looked at this and said well why should you be playing a bladed wedge if you're a cavity back player so they've introduced this range of cavity back wedges you can see this in the CB x it's really quite obvious the deep and a cavity in there there's actually a a black lug in the back and see what says Cleveland a lot of perimeter weighting making it very very easy to hit and what I've done and actually by by putting that black here then log in the back they've actually moved some of the way out of there and put it around the perimeter so it's really designed to be is easy to hit as possible much easier than a traditional bladed wedge so if you're an improvement player maybe a big handicap to a high handicapper once a little bit help especially with the full shot and this could be a wedge for you so what else have they done well they've got actually taken quite a lot of way out the hosel and and out of this load at the back and being able to move the center of gravity more towards the toe so traditionally on a wedge always the center of gravity is behind just where the club's designs bhai is almost towards the heel so you're quite often you won't be hitting it on the sweet spot a good player often will be but if you're an improving player you tend to hit it more towards the center of the face and you don't get that help from the center gravity and even behind sweet spot so I'm gonna hit a couple now and just see if I can feel that PAP test this wedge before and I was very impressed with it so look for to hear this again like I say before I feel this is really really a grave wedgie you can you can really feel that for me that that central gravity behind the sweet spot it feels very solid on impact very easy to hit compared to a normal red and interestingly looking down on it you can't tell the difference you can't see that cavity you wouldn't know it's there the thick the top light's still very thin so really a great wedge for the full shots on me okay I really do like it it does come out the middle and does just get this solid impact that you might not do with a bladed wedge so in addition they've also got new grooves so much like the RTI x3 they've taken that fruits and energy across so we're going to go now to the chip and green and hit some around the green see if we get the ball spinning with those grooves see what it's like see what the souls like the turf interaction with the soul and see how it warms out the bunker as well [Music] so guys we just finished up testing the cbx wedge here on the chipping green outside absolutely love this word I think it's fantastic especially for the full shots it really does provide something different all the what other wedges that I've tested on the market the bladed wedges if it's something if you're you know if your County back player and you want some continuity through you set you want some additional help with the distance control with the wedges which everybody really wants you need to go and try this wedge just here on a chip and ring behind us I thought it was really good as well they it span nicely the grooves were doing their job the B Sol as well that they put in here certainly helped with the turf interaction there's obviously different bounce options different sole options so if you're someone who struggles with your chip in really needs a bit of bounce to help you in and around the Greens they have those options as well it was also very good at the bunker so definitely one worth checking out so go to your local clean and a stockist they'll be able to talk to you about the differences between the RT x three ways to the brady Wade's or other brady wedges in the market this cavity backs wedge maybe you can go out and test it see for yourself and I don't think you'll be disappointed so guys if you enjoyed this video just just please hit the thumbs up if you're watching on youtube if you've got a comment you're asked question about the wager you know if you need an opinion from us feel free to comment below we'll do our best to answer that and if you haven't subscribed please do so and we'll see you next time
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