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Best Cleveland iron set ever made? Opinions please

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#1 OrangeGravy

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:47 PM

I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a set of the newer 588 Precision Forged combo irons. They're sup er cheap and I've read nothing but good things about the CB and MB versions. I've been a cleveland wedge guy ever since the being given an old tour action 56 when I was a kid.

I have come across quite a few older sets of cleveland blades on ebay and it made me think! What is considered to be the best set of irons they ever produced? Thanks for your replies

Taylormade Burner Bubble/ S-90 Steel
Sonartec 3.5/YS-6+
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Cleveland 588 DSG 56*
Cleveland 588 DSG/RTG+ 59*
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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:53 PM

Byron nelson REG 68.3 blades.
Callaway XR Pro Attas Tour SPX X
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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:53 PM

The vas 792.... Nah just joking I really like the cg1 blades. Very clean

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:10 AM

View PostKYMAR, on 17 August 2015 - 11:53 PM, said:

Byron nelson REG 68.3 blades.

Was that the only time Cleveland ever had Kyoei forge an iron set for them?
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:35 AM

Can't go wrong with any of the tour action series

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:41 AM

TA3/5/7's!
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 03:54 AM

I had my best years on the course with the TA 2s.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:30 AM

View Postweightroom, on 18 August 2015 - 01:41 AM, said:

TA3/5/7's!
Yes especially the gunmetals.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

I play cg tours. Really good, not the longest, but feel nice and consistent.... And u can snag them for a song right now.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:34 AM

View PostKingcat990, on 18 August 2015 - 12:10 AM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 17 August 2015 - 11:53 PM, said:

Byron nelson REG 68.3 blades.

Was that the only time Cleveland ever had Kyoei forge an iron set for them?

Yep and i believe are The only true, billet forged iron they've made as opposetto form forged. I believe that changed with the 588 forged though.


I have a set of the Nelsons on tne way a friend found in the bin at a goodwill.

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Taylormade Tour issue 15* V Steel 3 wood
Hybrid undecided   
Cobra Amp Cell Pro's (All MB) 4-GW Project X Rifle 6.0   
Cleveland CG15 56 and 60   
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:36 AM

Cg16 tour issue.  Feel is superb

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

TA5 - The first set I bought for myself and my first time in a simulator. Most importantly, the first set that fit like an old shoe right out of the box. Without fear of hyperbole, I'd say I went from hacker to golfer with that set. We made that journey together and became as close as Phil and Bones over the years. It's true for me, I'll never forget my first great fit.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

Cg7 c stamps. I love mine. Great combo of forgiving, accuracy, and feel.  



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:59 AM

I like the CG RED and CG7 BP.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:02 PM

Vijays CG blades RAW of course...   pinnacle of Cleveland irons for sure!

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:04 PM

Cleveland Launchers.  They were the epitome of "automatic".
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:05 PM

Went from shooting 100s to 80s with the TA 5s loved that set.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:06 PM

Gunmetal TA3's for me.  Bought them new 12 years ago, tried a few other iron sets in between but always went back to my TA3's.  They are currently in my bag with no plans to replace them.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:13 PM

I plan on getting a set of 588's after I thin the herd a bit, I regret those not being my last purchase. I love my TA FF1's , my favorite set by far , fits me perfectly. I've contemplated getting a set of the CG1 black pearls too but those will have to wait. I really like Cleveland blades, you look at how many guys they've had on staff through the years and the legacy of Roger Cleveland, lot of great input going into their clubs.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:04 PM

CG4 Tour TC were best set of Cleveland irons I have  owned.

Edited by Mitchell, 18 August 2015 - 01:27 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:20 PM

CG1s are magnificent, I played them for the past three seasons before switching to the new Ping IE1 for more forgiveness.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:55 PM

Gunmetal TA-5's, but then the offset really started killing me.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 02:21 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 18 August 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

Vijays CG blades RAW of course...   pinnacle of Cleveland irons for sure!
I'm with you on this one. Just gotta find a set now.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 02:23 PM

Really liked my old TA-7 irons, they were a great feeling club with a lot of forgiveness.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:00 PM

I had a set of quad pros until recently. Easy to get up in the air decent length.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:12 PM

View PostMitchell, on 18 August 2015 - 01:04 PM, said:

CG4 Tour TC were best set of Cleveland irons I have  owned.


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:25 PM

The CG1s Raw finish are probably my favorite looking iron of all time.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:57 PM

CG7 Tours (with or without C stamp) and 588 CB

now if you consider Srixon Cleveland.. well just take your pic but start with the 745s
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

BeCu Tour Edition 485 blades

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:01 PM

TA7's are legendary

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