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Best Cleveland iron set ever made? Opinions please

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#61 jholz

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

So many great Cleveland irons. Always dirt cheap on the resale market. The best Cleveland irons have always been as good (if not better) than the other OEM's. They just don't get any street cred.

Loved the TA2/CG2's. Great players cavity backs.

Been playing the CG7 Tours for about six years and can't find any reason to switch. As good as anything out there IMHO.

If I had the funds, I would love to get some CG7 Tour Concepts, the CG16 P Stamps, or the 588 TC's. Such great players irons.

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Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
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Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
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Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:42 AM

View Postjmoore22, on 17 August 2015 - 11:53 PM, said:

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

Maybe not so much of a joke............I can't think of any other Cleveland clubs that won the U.S. Open (1995)..........Just sayin.... :pimp:

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:05 AM

Cleveland TA3 Form Forged Irons - look stunning, great feel, only JUST left my bag for some 765's; but I'll keep them for the memories...
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

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

Cg16 tour issue.  Feel is superb

Agree with this post! Along with CG7 Tours and 588 TC's that Keegan used to play.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:50 AM

These girls.  I love them with all my heart. I've only cheated on them once...

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:52 AM

not sure about best ever but I have been played the 588 mbs for a couple of years and haven't thought about changing.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:02 PM

CG16 Tours

CB VJ Blade
AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
AB TP 3HL / 757
XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
DWS 24*/ VS Proto
J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

... I am surprised, but certainly not shocked, that nobody has mentioned the 588TT's. Imo they were the best combination of playability, forgiveness and feel in a players iron. At least until the release of the P790's. The top line is a little thicker than I like but they check every box in a payers iron. Easy to control trajectory and knockdowns were as easy as any iron I have played. If you have the skill, they can be worked both ways. A nice high ball flight with no ballooning. And the feel is surprisingly good for a thin faced iron. And the beveled sole looks tick, but the surface area is the same as most others in this category and turf interaction is excellent. They are hard to find.
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TaylorMade RBZ Tour 21.5* Altus 85hys
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:18 PM

Players -  588cb

Players GI - CG 16 Tour

Slightly more GI - 588tt

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:48 PM

View Postchisag, on 13 February 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

... I am surprised, but certainly not shocked, that nobody has mentioned the 588TT's. Imo they were the best combination of playability, forgiveness and feel in a players iron. At least until the release of the P790's. The top line is a little thicker than I like but they check every box in a payers iron. Easy to control trajectory and knockdowns were as easy as any iron I have played. If you have the skill, they can be worked both ways. A nice high ball flight with no ballooning. And the feel is surprisingly good for a thin faced iron. And the beveled sole looks tick, but the surface area is the same as most others in this category and turf interaction is excellent. They are hard to find.

I always wanted to hit the 588 TTs, but could never find a set to try out. That's why I couldn't mention them. But, I agree. It is a bit surprising.

They certainly looked pretty good (in photos).

I think Morgan1819 is on to something ^^. The 588 TTs just looked a little bit "GI-ier" than the CG7 or CG16 Tours. I think at the time, most of the Cleveland users in that segment of the market probably gravitated towards the 588 CB's or another OEM, honestly.

This is all why I covet the 588 TCs as much as I do. I wish they would have released that model.

Edited by jholz, 13 February 2018 - 01:49 PM.

Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:36 PM

View Postjholz, on 13 February 2018 - 01:48 PM, said:

I always wanted to hit the 588 TTs, but could never find a set to try out. That's why I couldn't mention them. But, I agree. It is a bit surprising.

They certainly looked pretty good (in photos).

I think Morgan1819 is on to something ^^. The 588 TTs just looked a little bit "GI-ier" than the CG7 or CG16 Tours. I think at the time, most of the Cleveland users in that segment of the market probably gravitated towards the 588 CB's or another OEM, honestly.

This is all why I covet the 588 TCs as much as I do. I wish they would have released that model.


... I wanted to buy a set of 588TT's for my son and could only find a new set on Ebay with DGR300's at 1/2" short. But once I re-shafted and played a round with them before giving them to hm, I just kept 'em to play with my Fly Z+ early in the season or after a long lay off due to injury. (I gave him a set of RBZ Tours) I found they performed almost identical to my Coba's but did not feel quite as sweet or look as nice at address but were most definitely more forgiving, especially the long irons. Imo they are firmly in the forgiving players category but can see where some might put them in the GI category. And ironically, I looked for a set of 588 TC's for quite awhile before finding the TT's.
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Exotics CBX Iron Wood 17* ... HZRDUS Black 85hy
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:46 PM

Had a Raw set of 588P's in Highschool. Those were some of my favorite clubs ever. If they had conforming grooves I'd still be gaming a set.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

Had a set of CG4 Tours that i regret getting rid of. Absolutely loved them.Ended up giving them to a co worker after I had the thought that it was time to get fit into a proper set of irons vs off the rack. Juiced monitors and haywire specs led to a couple years of terrible golf. I have since moved on but i learned my lesson to get a reputable fitter vs some kid at a big box store.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

I really liked the TA1 blades.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

TA5 were so fine.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:17 PM

I played TA1ís for 15 years. Went into a CB and have improved ball striking just a touch. I could never hit that TA1 3 iron worth a toot except off a peg. Still have them hoping my son will pick up the game at some point.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:38 PM

588cb hands down!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

Gunmetal TA5's.  my first real set.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

View Postrobleighlefty89, on 13 February 2018 - 11:05 AM, said:

Cleveland TA3 Form Forged Irons - look stunning, great feel, only JUST left my bag for some 765's; but I'll keep them for the memories...
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My vote as well, loved those clubs.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:55 AM

Good to see my old thread revived!  I've always played cleveland wedges. I've never had a set of their irons. I've hit the 588 cb's and they are awesome. I've heard from a few people that the 588mbs are even better and as easy or maybe even a bit easier to hit. There's something about Cleveland irons/wedges that just make them playable for me. Much like Ping, I can grab just about any iron in from their present or past and hit them reasonably well even the mb or player versions.

My Cleveland wish list in order:

1: 588TC
2: 588TT
3: 588 cb/mb combo
4: cg1/cg2 cmm

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

Been a long time, but I remember the TA3s and CH7 Tours as being my favorites.
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