The Cleveland CBX 2 wedge is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

Cleveland CBX 2

Cleveland is famed as one of the great wedge manufacturers of recent decades. The CBX2 is a cavity back wedge that could help the average amateur get the very most from their short game.

Editor’s Choice 2020

Most amateur golfers use cavity back irons, but few will use cavity backed wedges. There might be a perception that only a classic style, bladed wedge will deliver the feel and versatility needed for shorter shots.

The CBX2 demonstrates this is not the case. Not only does the extra forgiveness inspire confidence but also, across three sole grinds and a wide loft range, there’s more than enough choice to create a set-up that will execute all the shots you need around the greens.

Related: Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge Review

Maximum forgiveness

A hollow chamber towards the heel and a heavy weight strategically placed in the toe help maximise MOI in the CBX2 wedges to improve forgiveness.

With loft options from 46-60°, Cleveland’s fourth-generation Rotex Face combines sharp yet legal grooves with aggressive face milling to increase backspin. We were impressed by how quickly these clubs get the ball to check up.

The feel off the face is great and this is enhanced by a Gelback TPU insert that reduces vibration.

Confidence inspiring

At address, the larger profile inspires confidence, especially on full shots, without looking chunky. The clubhead feels very stable at impact, controlling both direction and distance consistency admirably on slightly mis-struck full shots. The wide sole design increases forgiveness on the strike and is especially helpful from the sand, allowing the club to glide rather than dig downwards with minimal interference.

If you lack confidence on pitch and chip shots, the Cleveland CBX2 wedges could be a game-changer. With increased forgiveness, we feel they give you the belief you need to make a positive, aggressive strike.

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