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Cleveland CG Black and CG Black CB irons



Like Cleveland’s CG Black drivers, the company’s new CG Black and CG Black CB irons are designed for golfers who don’t have pro-caliber swing speeds and don’t hit the center of the face on every shot.

CG Black CB irons 


Cleveland’s CG Black CB irons, which replace the company’s 588 MT irons, are designed for golfers who swing between 85-to-105 mph and want more workability than the CG Black irons can provide.

The 588 MT irons were long, forgiving and quite attractive at address, which is why they could be spotted in the bags of Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell and many other Cleveland/Srixon Staff players as long irons replacements.

Cleveland says the CG Black CB irons are even longer and more forgiving. They use high-strength HT 1770 steel faces in the long and mid irons to create a wider and hotter COR (coefficient of restitution) area.


The COR area of the CG Black CB irons is 20 percent larger and as much as 0.2 percent higher than the 588 MT irons.

CG Clack CG sets (4-SW) available on retail for $699.99 with a Nippon N.S. Pro 1050 GH steel shaft, or $799.99 with a UST Recoil 660/760 graphite shaft.

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CG Black irons


The CG Black irons are game-improvement irons aimed at golfers who swing less than 90 mph with the driver and are looking for higher launch and more carry.

They’re designed with lower, more rearward CG (center of gravity) for golfers that need maximum speed and forgiveness.


The irons use a progressive design, with a hollow hybrid chassis in the 4 and 5 irons for a higher launch and a thinner face on the 6 and 7 irons to drop CG and raise launch angles.

Cleveland’s CG Black irons (4-PW) sell for $699.99 at retail.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



  1. Mariano

    May 1, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Estoy interesado en comprar un set de Cleveland CG Black grafito regular, nuevos o usados.

  2. Bob V.

    Feb 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Loft gaps are stupid. Only 2* difference between 4 and 5 irons, yet 6* gap between PW and DW. There is absolutely no sound scientific justification for that.

    • Carl Spackler

      Feb 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      From article:The irons use a progressive design, with a hollow hybrid chassis in the 4 and 5 irons for a higher launch and a thinner face on the 6 and 7 irons to drop CG and raise launch angles.

      So different club designs throughout the same set need different loft spacing to achieve consistent distance gaping.

      A muscle back(blade) set uses identical club head design so lofting would be equally spaced.

  3. leftright

    Feb 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    It’s every manufacturer, not just Cleveland. I hear they might get out of the iron business. They make great clubs it’s just people are brand crazy, the people who are left that are actually golfers or play golf. Except at some of the high end clubs, golf has taken a beating and retailers are going out of business. In Tampa Florida of all places, there are 2 retail golf stores in the whole area, Edwin Watts and Golfsmith, actually, make that the whole county. If you play golf and voted for the current bunch then I hope you get the yips.

  4. 4pillars

    Feb 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Hope the black stands up better than my CG16’s Black Pearl’s which look like they have leprosy.

    No resale value

    • leftright

      Feb 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      I experimented with the black irons like I did the yellow golf ball and went back to standard colors. I do like the satin irons better than chrome though, especially on the wedges.

  5. j.a.

    Feb 8, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Comparing the lofts to my old CG clubs, shorter clubs have more loft while longer had less. Anyway, I look forward to trying those CBs.

  6. frendy

    Feb 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    What a sad replacement for the MT’s.

  7. Tom

    Feb 6, 2015 at 11:26 am

    For the CG irons the 7 iron has a stronger loft than my 6 iron!

    I’m sure they are designed to get the ball up in the air, but for most amateurs with a driver speed under 90mph as they say they are aimed at, I would think with lofts that strong they’re going to struggle to hit anything under a 7 iron consistently. A 24* 5iron they’re gonna have no chance regardless of how hollow the clubhead is!

    • Eli Yates

      Feb 8, 2015 at 6:22 am

      exactly… so theyll have to take the irons they cant hit out of the bag and replace them with hybrids. its kind of important for golf club companies to do this so they can wring every little cent out of their customers.

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Whats in the Bag

Rory McIlroy WITB: 2020 Farmers Insurance Open



Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max (19 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (2), TaylorMade P750 (3, 4), TaylorMade P730 (5-PW)
Shafts: Project X Rifle 7.0

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper

Ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5 (#22)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

*Obviously, McIlroy has more than 14 clubs in the bag in practice and will reduce the number prior to competition. 

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Phil Mickelson partners with premium headwear brand melin; will wear the brand’s A-Game Hydro hat in 2020



melin x Mickelson hydro hat

Premium headwear brand melin has announced a partnership with Phil Mickelson, which will see the five-time major champion wearing the company’s A-Game Hydro hat on-course in 2020.

The melin A-Game Hydro hat contains a water-resistant exterior, and sweat-wicking interior lining, as well as Thermoflex snapback closure, and an anti-microbial sweatband.

As Mickelson’s on-course hat for 2020, it will also feature KPMG and Callaway branding while the 49-year-old is in action.

melin x Mickelson hydro hat

Speaking on his new partnership with the company and the new hydro hat, Mickelson stated

“Whether it’s my equipment, apparel, or my headwear, I’m always looking for products that look good, feel great, and perform at the highest level on the course. melin’s attention to detail in how their hats are constructed and commitment to quality, will give me a hat that helps me excel on the course and look great off of it.”

melin x Mickelson hydro hat

Mickelson and melin are also working closely on design innovations for a hat to be released in the future, and on adding Lefty to their team, Brian McDonell, Co-founder and President of melin said

“Over the last decade our team has put so much effort into building a higher quality headwear experience and it is an absolute honor to have Phil join our team. We’ve always had the intention of elevating headwear in the sport of golf and Phil is one of the most detailed oriented and hyper competitive people I’ve ever been around. It’s inspiring to work side by side with him, improving our products down to the most finite details. You see a lot of sweat stains on the hats out there on the golf course and with Phil’s help, we’re excited to change that together.”

melin x Mickelson hydro hat

The melin hydro hat is available in eight different color codes and is available to purchase now at for $59.


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Justin Rose signs putter deal with Axis1 Golf



On Monday, Axis1 Golf announced the signing of Justin Rose who will game the Rose Proto putter for 2020.

The Englishman began using the Rose Proto last year and went on to post career bests in Total Putting (13th), Putting Avg. (5th), Overall Putting Avg. (3rd), One-Putt Pct (3rd) and 3-Putting Avoidance (8th).

Speaking on the signing of Rose, Luis Pedraza, Founder and CEO of Axis1 stated

“We couldn’t have a better ambassador to represent our brand. Justin is incredible to work with and immediately recognized the difference this technological innovation can make – for every golfer. We worked with him to fine tune our putters and created the Axis1Rose. The synergy of our relationship is paying off, helping to create a new global brand of putters.”


Per the company, who claim to be “the creators of the worlds only perfectly balanced / torque-free putters”, the Axis1 putter places the center of gravity exactly in the center of the striking face and in-line with the Axis of the shaft in a design to create a perfectly balanced putter.

On the new deal, Justin Rose said

“I had great success using the Axis1 last year and am excited to partner with the most innovative brand in the field. While helping to create this putter, I saw the technology that sets it apart from the rest and I believe it can revolutionize the market.”


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