Cleveland 588 Forged Wedge Review

by   |   April 30, 2012
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Cleveland 588 Forged Wedge Review GolfWRX

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Cleveland Golf, the winners of more than 335 PGA Tour championships, including 26 majors, is extremely pleased to introduce the new 588® Forged wedge. The 588® Forged wedge, which maintains the popular, tour-proven shape of Cleveland® Golf’s original 588® wedge, offers a series of technological breakthroughs to provide added performance benefits for players of all abilities.


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Made from 1025 carbon steel, the 588® Forged wedge offers golfers an incredibly soft yet solid feel and less unwanted vibration. The advanced Precision Forging process ensures the highest level of part-to-part manufacturing consistency for supreme confidence and trust over every shot. The 588® Forged wedge’s Tour Zip Grooves™ and Laser Milled™ technology help to maximize spin in accordance with USGA regulations. Also, exclusive to the 588® Forged wedge is the Tour Concept steel shaft, co-developed and engineered by Cleveland® Golf and industry leader True Temper. With a unique stiffness profile that features a less active tip, this shaft promotes a more penetrating ball flight, increased spin and optimal distance control along with superior feel.

“The confidence-inspiring shape of the original 588 wedge remains the standard by which all competitors’ wedges have been judged for more than 23 years, and attempting to build upon that benchmark is not a task we take lightly at Cleveland Golf,” said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland® Golf/Srixon® – U.S.A. “Our 588 wedge is the most popular wedge in the history of the game, and with sales in excess of 3 million units worldwide, it’s arguably the single most successful golf club ever brought to market. Our new 588® Forged wedge not only lives up to the 588® legacy, it takes Cleveland wedges to a whole new level.”

Available in Chrome and Satin finishes, Cleveland® Golf’s 588® Forged wedges will begin shipping in November 2011 with a listed minimum advertised price (MAP) of $139.99. Available in a variety of loft and bounce options, the 588® Forged wedge can also be personalized at MyCustomWedge.com with an array of color, logo, shaft and grind options.


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The 588 Forged wedge maintains the popular, tour-proven shape of its predecessor with a series of technological breakthroughs to provide even more performance. Every wedge is Precision Forged from 1025 carbon steel for incredibly soft, solid feel and the highest level of manufacturing consistency for supreme confidence and trust over every shot. Tour Zip Grooves™ and Laser Milled™ technology maximize spin in accordance with USGA regulations. Exclusive to the 588 Forged wedge is the Tour Concept Wedge steel shaft, co-developed and engineered by Cleveland Golf and industry leader True Temper. With a unique stiffness profile that features a less active tip, this shaft promotes a more penetrating ball flight, increased spin and optimal distance control along with superior feel. Choose from two different finishes – Satin and Chrome – as well as low, standard and high bounce options.

Cleveland 588 Forged Wedges Feel the Difference of Precision Forged! Its hard to find a top player who doesnt fondly recall playing a Cleveland Wedge at some point. One of the most successful and preferred wedge shapes ever is now remade in forged 1025 Carbon Steel. The new 588 provides the incredibly soft, yet solid feel experienced players seek. Its a new spin on feel.


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7 Comments

  1. John Strathman

    June 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Well I got 588′s through the Cleveland golf ” My Custom Wedge” shop with medium bounce and NS 950 GH shafts and today had them re-gripped with Winn dri-tecs. I got a 50 ,54 & 58 which are 2 degrees lower my normal wedge set… but did this because of the higher launch angle of the 950 shafts. I played a set of CG12′s for four years, fabulous wedges, until I wore them out, and then went to Vokey’s. Of course I had these 588′s made up with badass graphics and my cat’s nicknames on them. I am still trying to dial them in so they were not a miracle club, delivered by the UPS man, like most reviews contain. I skipped the driving range and played 18 holes with them right out of the box. I find the new Zip grooves multiply the effect of a miss-hit, if it is going right…it is going right hard and fast. With me the numbers do not lie. On that round I had 23 wedge shots, two were putts, three were fringe bumps. My Vokey’s 5-round average this year is 26. I imagine the 588′s would hit longer than my Vokey’s had I had them shafted with the same KBS shafts, so I feel my shaft selection was correct. I have had to re-target my aim slightly to the right, other than that I plan on using the 588 wedges until they are worn out.

  2. Roger

    February 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I bought a 48 and 56 of the new 588 with stock shafts that have
    received a bit of criticism. First time at the range,not much accuracy. Then, i slowed down to say 60% swing speed and
    the ball is At The Pin…. Had them 3 weeks now and very happy
    with the ability to land and stop near the pin.Don’t like all the writing on the club..but i don’t see that when i’m hitting the ball…
    I have used Jaws,X Forged,mp10,11,12, older 900 and 588′s.
    A worthy successor has emerged!

  3. ben tolleson

    July 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I just bought a chrome finish today. Ive only hit a few chip shots with it, but I like what I’m seeing so far.

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  5. Exchequer

    May 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Agreed Goober. The reason they had all those nonsensical wedges is because “Cleveland” left Cleveland and went to Callaway. Now, they’ve brought back “Cleveland’s” great design and made it forged. Pretty funny if you think about it. That’s the only way they can make a great wedge now since Roger left. Hate all the writing on the wedge in different fonts too. When I want a Cleveland wedge, I’ll go to Roger anyway.

  6. Tom Duckworth

    May 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love my DSG 588s. I would love to be able to get a forged set of them.

  7. Goober

    April 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Cleveland’s back, after all those nonsensical wedges.

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