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Best Cleveland iron set ever made? Opinions please

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#31 fujiman.757

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:13 PM

TA1 gun metal

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:39 PM

Now I'm flirting with the idea of scooping up a set of 588P's or older cleveland blades for dirt cheap and waiting til xmas to treat my self to the newer 588's. If I'm not careful I'll end up with a mostly cleveland bag. I recently reintroduced the original cleveland launcher 3 wood with the gold shaft. It's the best shaft I've played in a fairway so far. I'm not much of a shaft ho though. I have a list I'd like to try,but I'm a cheap SOB!

Off topic, but does anyone know what current shaft has a similar profile to that original launcher gold shaft? Has anyone gamed that launcher driver in that shaft? The profile fits my swing so well. It seems to play stiffer to flex, specially at the tip.
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 18 August 2015 - 07:54 PM

Ta5's are awesome irons. I've got a set with release shafts put back..they'll be my old man set when I need the help.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

View Postfujiman.757, on 18 August 2015 - 07:13 PM, said:

TA1 gun metal

+1
Highly underrated, very sexy irons!
Titleist 983K 8.5*
V-Steel 15*
Cleveland Halo 22*
Adams MB2 4-P
Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP 54* & Ping Eye 2 BeCu 60*
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

TA2 for me.  It was my first non SGI iron.  I miss them from time to time.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:03 PM

588CB's are about as soft at impact as anything. Almost as forgivinfg as AP2 or MP 53's too. Available for us lefties,I've owned three different sets. Wish I could find another set of CG-16 "P" stamps too.
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:04 PM

View PostLlefty, on 18 August 2015 - 09:03 PM, said:

588CB's are about as soft at impact as anything. Almost as forgivinfg as AP2 or MP 53's too. Available for us lefties,I've owned three different sets. Wish I could find another set of CG-16 "P" stamps too.


CG16's look an awful lot like AP2's to me
Taylormade Burner Bubble/ S-90 Steel
Sonartec 3.5/YS-6+
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Cleveland 588 DSG 56*
Cleveland 588 DSG/RTG+ 59*
Odyssey White Hot 6

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:18 PM

My gunmetal TA5's were awesome. I kept them pristine, I wd40'd them after every round. They looked brand new at 11 years old. I replaced them with a set of CG16's in black pearl. They are also great irons, But the ta5's will always be the best to me. They were in such good shape, I got $180 for them when they sold on eBay.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 01:04 AM

I've had an all Cleveland bag top to bottom a few times. They honestly make great gear that doesn't get much love so it's cheap. My fav's in order.
Cg16 p stamp
588cb
Cg7 c stamp
F7+
G15 3w
MMB-17 3-G
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Posted 19 August 2015 - 07:40 AM

I loved the look of the Ta3 form forged but truth be told the Ta7 suited my game better.
I thought the Ta series was their best series of irons.
Combine them with the launcher woods ( the ones with the gold shafts ) and some Cleveland wedges of your choice and you have a great set of clubs .

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 08:36 AM

TA3 gunnys  - loved these and won my college matches with a lefty x100 set.....ahh the memories. Had 4 sets over time TRULY loved these
ALL LEFTY -
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:08 AM

Does aynone know anything about these? Cleveland Tour Action, 588P. I just got them @$2.99/club at Goodwill, 5 through pitching wedge

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Edited by Joe85, 19 March 2017 - 09:09 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

CG1 Tour Micro Milled MB or split set

If we're taking orders, black pearl, lol

The 588's are as sweet as any modern blade out there-

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:27 AM

OG TA3's would be that club for me.
Kyle

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

1st generation TA3's were probably my favorite irons I've ever owned. Traded for GM TA5's but too much offset, especially in the lower irons.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

Another vote for TA7s.  Had both the steel and gunmetal versions.  Very forgiving clubs, almost point and shoot.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

I loved the TA-2, just hated how fast the faces wore out. Knocked my i3 blades out of my bag for a season then started to lose their chrome and were out.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

TA5, obviously.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

View PostJoe85, on 19 March 2017 - 09:08 AM, said:

Does aynone know anything about these? Cleveland Tour Action, 588P. I just got them @$2.99/club at Goodwill, 5 through pitching wedge

View PostJoe85, on 19 March 2017 - 09:08 AM, said:


Does aynone know anything about these? Cleveland Tour Action, 588P. I just got them @$2.99/club at Goodwill, 5 through pitching wedge

These were my first set of cleveland irons got them new 20 + years ago loved them. Playing the CBS 588 for the last 5 years ...going to upgrade to the 765 or the 565 srixon irons..under rated irons...IMHO


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:55 PM

The TA-7 Tours (one with less offset).  I had my only hole in 1 with them.  And I'm an idiot for trading them off...

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

Old thread, but I'll weigh in anyway. For me it was hands down the 588 forged CB's from a couple of years ago. I tried the blades as well ,but preferred the full cavity set. Endo forged and in my opinion, they still stack up to everything out today.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:15 AM

CG Black Forged Irons
Srixon (asian specs)

Z545 10.5* Driver
Z F45 15* 3W
Z H45 19* 3 Hybrid
Z745 3-PW

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

View Postdog flog, on 18 August 2015 - 11:14 AM, said:

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.
Me as well, TA-5 in Gunmetal. I still would play them if I had them. It fit my game perfect and I threw up some of my better shots/scores. They fit perfect for me.....sure miss them. Wish more manufacturers' would come out with gunmetal irons.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:11 AM

CG2's were money.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:39 PM

My CG2's are still money, but my brother talked me into keeping a full bag in North Carolina at his house, so a new-to-me-never-played set of 588 MB/CB combos now live at home . . . 5 irons for comparison.

I'm unsurprised at the significant similarities between these two designs.  The 588 is only slightly smaller in a couple of areas, but ultimately a forged and improved version of the awesome cast CG2.  Looking forward to many years of enjoyment here.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:18 AM

View PostHateTheHighDraw, on 18 August 2015 - 10:36 AM, said:

CG16 Tour issue.  Feel is superb
It was this one or my X20 Tours, which narrowly won out.

A close second was the 588 MT irons, but I decided to reshaft the X20 Tours instead.
What's In The Bag *...

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FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
  or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
Hybrid:  Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
Irons: Calla X20 Tour 4i-9i / NS Pro 8950GH R-flex 97 gr.
Wedge:  Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +  
MD.PM 60°/10 / KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |      
Putter:   Ping B60 / 34" w. Winn ProX 1.8 grip
Bag:   Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:10 AM

588s. If i wasnt such a stupid slut theyd be all i game. God i hate myself
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Cleveland 588 forged
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:23 AM

588 CB or MB. Absolute perfection.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:50 AM

For us mid handicappers - TA7
Ping G400 LST
Callaway Rogue 3w
Exotics CB5 18
Callaway Rogue Hybrid 21
Titleist 818 AP1 5-6, AP3 7-GW
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:37 AM

I've been a Cleveland fan-golfer for a number of years.  Personally, I've always felt that their irons, woods, and putters were severely underrated in comparisons to their wedges as that is what really put them on the map way back when...  I've hit irons from the TA1/TA3/TA5/TA7 and the various CG lines.  The TA5s and TA7s were about automatic as a club could be without factoring in swing variables.  In recent years have gamed their 588MT irons, the 588CB, and an old set of CG1 CMM blades.  They all perform depending on what you are looking for.  I actually prefer the CG1 CMM irons over the 588 CBs but my preference is almost negligible as both sets provide plenty of feedback and feel great.

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