Best Cleveland iron set ever made? Opinions please

OrangeGravyOrangeGravy WAMembers Posts: 1,163 ✭✭
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


  • KYMARKYMAR Members Posts: 13,257 ✭✭
    Byron nelson REG 68.3 blades.
    Callaway XR Pro Attas Tour SPX X
    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
    White Hot 6 Long Neck
  • jmoore22jmoore22 Unregistered Posts: 503
    The vas 792.... Nah just joking I really like the cg1 blades. Very clean
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭
    KYMAR wrote:

    Byron nelson REG 68.3 blades.

    Was that the only time Cleveland ever had Kyoei forge an iron set for them?
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Titleist_242Titleist_242 ClubWRX Posts: 1,620 ✭✭
    Can't go wrong with any of the tour action series
    917D3 8.5 Oban Kiyoshi Tour Ltd 60-04
    915F 15 Speeder Evo 661S Blue
    716 T-MB 2 Project X LZ 6.0
    716 T-MB 4 Modus3 125S
    714 AP2 Modus3 125S
    SC Buttonback Newport 34"
    TVD M 50/54
    TVD V 60
  • weightroomweightroom Mediocre Shots Made With Exceptional Gear Members Posts: 69 ✭✭
    [font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Callaway Epic, HZRDUS Red 6.5[/font]
    2017 M2 3HL, Oban Kiyoshi Purple
    Srixon U45 23* w/ Recoil Proto 125
    Mizuno MP18 Combo Set w/ Oban CT-115 S+
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Cleveland RTX 3 50*, 54*, 60*[/font]
    Toulon Garage Custom Austin
  • cthoendcthoend Members Posts: 389 ✭✭
    I had my best years on the course with the TA 2s.
    Epic SZ Oban Kiyoshi Purple
    Epic SZ Oban Kiyoshi Purple
    Apex Hybrid AD DI
    MP-4 3 - PW KBS C-Taper
    Vokey SM6 50* & 56* KBS
    SC Golo 6 Heavy
  • HackerD  HackerD Student of the game Members Posts: 3,150 ✭✭
    weightroom wrote:


    Yes especially the gunmetals.
    Ping G30 12°
    Adams Tight Lies Ti 3w
    Cally X2 Hot 3-4H
    Mizuno JPX-850 5-GW
    Vokey SM 54.14
    Cally MD PM 58.10
    SC Studio Select Newport 2
  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,444 ✭✭
    I play cg tours. Really good, not the longest, but feel nice and consistent.... And u can snag them for a song right now.
  • KYMARKYMAR Members Posts: 13,257 ✭✭
    Kingcat990 wrote:

    KYMAR wrote:

    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.
    Callaway XR Pro Attas Tour SPX X
    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
    White Hot 6 Long Neck
  • HateTheHighDrawHateTheHighDraw Members Posts: 2,434 ✭✭
    Cg16 tour issue. Feel is superb
  • dog flogdog flog Members Posts: 1,364 ✭✭
    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.
    Driver: Ping Anser 12°
    7 wood: Srixon Z 355 22°
    4 hybrid: Cleveland Classic 23°
    5 hybrid: Srixon Z355 26°
    6 hybrid: Cobra Fly-Z XL 28°
    Irons: Callaway X2Hot 7-A
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX cavity 52° 58°
    Putter: Ping Ketsch Cadence Heavy
  • progolferchprogolferch Members Posts: 498 ✭✭
    Cg7 c stamps. I love mine. Great combo of forgiving, accuracy, and feel.

  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,567 ✭✭
    I like the CG RED and CG7 BP.
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,843 ✭✭
    Vijays CG blades RAW of course... pinnacle of Cleveland irons for sure!
    TM Tour M6 11.2 * KK Tini XTS 70X
    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    TM Tour M5 19.8 * Aldila Synergy Blue 70TX  
    Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,115 ✭✭
    Cleveland Launchers. They were the epitome of "automatic".
    **Bag Construction in Progress**
    Mizuno ST190 G 9.5 (Lofted to 10)
    Mizuno ST190 3TS
    Mizuno CLK 2 Hybrid
    Mizuno Fli-Hi 4 Iron Replacement
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal (5-PW)
    Mizuno S18 Wedges - Blue Ion (50-7, 54-12, 58-16, 62-8)
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X12
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
  • Afraid2goLowAfraid2goLow Members Posts: 698
    Went from shooting 100s to 80s with the TA 5s loved that set.
  • Helm CaminitiHelm Caminiti Members Posts: 177
    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.
  • HandsomeMattHandsomeMatt Chapel HillMembers Posts: 655 ✭✭
    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.
    Hagen Ben Crenshaw 1BlockW  w/s400
    Cobra BioCell w/Diamana Blueboard 17*
    Cleveland 588MB w/ KBS Tour-V PW,8,6 Hogan FtWorth hi 24*, 20* ,Hogan TK 52*, Scratch EBN 58*
    Bettinardi BB1F 
    Eliott Alistair bag
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,471 ✭✭
    edited Aug 18, 2015 #20
    CG4 Tour TC were best set of Cleveland irons I have owned.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji TS 8.0
    Taylormade V Steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • SVTmikeSVTmike Members Posts: 151 ✭✭
    CG1s are magnificent, I played them for the past three seasons before switching to the new Ping IE1 for more forgiveness.
  • wbondwbond S.E. MichiganMembers Posts: 601 ✭✭
    Gunmetal TA-5's, but then the offset really started killing me.
  • MalcMalc Members Posts: 218 ✭✭

    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.
  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,527 ✭✭
    Really liked my old TA-7 irons, they were a great feeling club with a lot of forgiveness.
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members Posts: 1,595 ✭✭
    I had a set of quad pros until recently. Easy to get up in the air decent length.
    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Speedline Super LS
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Adams XTD 4-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • oldschoolrockeroldschoolrocker Members Posts: 5,095 ✭✭
    Mitchell wrote:

    CG4 Tour TC were best set of Cleveland irons I have owned.
  • NavyGolfNavyGolf Members Posts: 111
    The CG1s Raw finish are probably my favorite looking iron of all time.
  • Russ757Russ757 Members Posts: 7,654 ✭✭
    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
    WITB Link
    Bag 1
    TM 2017 M2 10.25 * Tour Ad DI 6
    TM 2017 3HL 16.5* Tour Ad Di 7
    TM M1 Rescue 19.5 Tour Ad Di 85
    Srixon U65 22* Tour Ad 95
    Srixon 565/765 5-9 110 Fibers
    Cleveland RTX 4 47*, 51*, 55*, 59* 125 Fibers
    Cameron Del Mar

    Bag 2
    Cobra F6+ 10.5 * Fubuki Alpha 70
    Cobra Baffler 16* Fubuki Ax 85
    Cobra F7 19.5* Fubuki Ax 465
    Cleveland 588 MT 4 95 Fiber
    Srixon ZTX-2 5-PW 110 Fiber
    Cleveland RTX2 51*, 55* 59* 125 Fiber
    Odyssey X Milled 9ht
  • stage1350stage1350 If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything. Members Posts: 10,238 ✭✭
    BeCu Tour Edition 485 blades
    Tour Issue Bridgestone J715 B5 9.5° / Project X T1100 75g 6.5 flex ___OR___ TC Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9° / Graphite Design P9003 TX
    TC Callaway XHot 3DEEP 13° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5 flex ______________ TC Callaway XHot 3DEEP 13° / Graphite Design DI-10 TX
    TC Callaway X2Hot 5DEEP 18.5° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5 flex____________ TC Callaway Epic hybrid 18° / Graphite Design DI-105 X
    DLC Black Bridgestone J15CB 3-PW / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7_________ Scratch AR-1 v2 3-PW / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7
    DLC Black Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 54°&60 / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7___ Scratch FIT DS 54°&60° / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7
    Bettinardi BB2 Prototype Copper Plated _______________________________ Scratch McCoy 8802 handmade

    They can keep erasing this. They simply prove my point... censors.
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,366 ✭✭
    TA7's are legendary
    Ping G400 Max 9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC Northwood Center Shaft 400g
  • fujiman.757fujiman.757 Members Posts: 2,856 ✭✭
    TA1 gun metal
    M1 440 8.5 Oban Kiyoshi white 65 05 flex
    915f 15* Oban Kiyoshi white 75 05 flex
    915h 19* Oban devotion 85 05 flex
    Srixon 745 4-pw Nippon modus 120x
    Titleist vokey sm5 TVD 50* dynamic gold tour issue s400
    Bettinardi 54* and 60* s200 dynamic gold
    Scotty Cameron limited button back 2008 edition
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