Best Cleveland iron set ever made? Opinions please

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  • disco111disco111 Members Posts: 986 ✭✭
    jmoore22 wrote:


    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.... image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />
  • robleighlefty89robleighlefty89 Members Posts: 120 ✭✭
    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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  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭


    Cg16 tour issue. Feel is superb




    Agree with this post! Along with CG7 Tours and 588 TC's that Keegan used to play.
    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/pierso2
  • canthitathreewoodcanthitathreewood Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
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  • ex0dusex0dus Members Posts: 500 ✭✭
    not sure about best ever but I have been played the 588 mbs for a couple of years and haven't thought about changing.
    Cobra King Ltd Pro
    Nike SQ2 13*
    Mizuno MP630 clk hybrid 20*
    Bstone J40 DPC 4 iron
    Cleveland 588 mb 5-pw
    Ping Gorge wedges 56*, 52*
    Cally Mack Daddy PM grind 60*
    Machine adjuster putter
    Bridgestone 330 ball
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,596 ✭✭
    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
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,933 ✭✭
    edited Oct 8, 2018 #68
    ... 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 players 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 thick, but the surface area is the same as most others in this category and turf interaction is excellent. That said, they are hard to find.
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    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Atmos Blue TS 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Adams LS 19* ... Kuro Kage Black 75s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* 2 iron... HZRDUS Black 85hy
    Taylor Made P790 4 iron ... Recoil 95
    5-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • morgan1819morgan1819 Official Member Members Posts: 961 ✭✭
    Players - 588cb



    Players GI - CG 16 Tour



    Slightly more GI - 588tt

    Srixon Z 785 10.2 degrees. Accra TZ5 80
    Srixon Z 785 16.0 degrees. Accra TZ5 90
    Srixon Z U85 21.0 degrees. Accra TZ5 97
    Srixon Z Forged 4-PW. TI S400
    Cleveland RTX 4 raw 52, raw 58. TI S400
    Byron Morgan DH89

  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,354 ✭✭
    edited Feb 13, 2018 #70
    chisag wrote:


    ... 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.
    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
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,933 ✭✭
    jholz wrote:


    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.
    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Atmos Blue TS 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Adams LS 19* ... Kuro Kage Black 75s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* 2 iron... HZRDUS Black 85hy
    Taylor Made P790 4 iron ... Recoil 95
    5-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • JMuhnayJMuhnay Banned Posts: 17
    Haven't played enough to know which is best, but the 588 forged CB's are phenomenal.
  • swgolf12swgolf12 Members Posts: 894 ✭✭
    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.
      • 16' M2 8.5* TPT 14 Proto
      • LTD 14.5* Matrix 8M2
      • Vapor Fly Pro 3
      • Titleist T-MB 4
      • VR Forged 5-9
      • SM5 46*
      • SSC Don White Grind 53/58
      • PM Grind 64
      • Studio Design 1.5 Circle T
  • maverick1stmaverick1st Members Posts: 44 ✭✭
    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.



    Keep having the thought that one day I will swipe those CG4's back when we are at a customer tournament...
    Callaway Rouge SZ 9* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 65g
    Callaway Rouge 15* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
    Callaway Rouge 3H 19* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 85g
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4 KBS Tour
    Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM7 53* S Grind KBS $ Taper
    Titleist Vokey SM7 58* D Grind KBS $ Taper
    Scotty Cameron ButtonBack NP2
  • ShakesterShakester Members Posts: 453 ✭✭
    I really liked the TA1 blades.
    Taylormade M3 Driver (UST Mamiya Chrome Elements Stiff Shaft) 9.5
    Taylormade M2 3 Wood 15
    Taylormade M2 5 Wood 18
    Taylormade P770 Irons (4-PW)
    Titleist SM6 Vokey Wedges (50, 55 & 60)
    Titleist Newport Platinum Putter
    Taylormade TP5 Golf balls
  • KaBoom21KaBoom21 Members Posts: 1,573 ✭✭
    TA5 were so fine.
  • 8overpar8overpar Members Posts: 188 ✭✭
    I played TA1’s 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.
    Titleist 915D3 9.5° - Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
    Titleist 915F 15° - Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
    Titleist 716CB - KBS Tour-S
    Titleist Vokey SM6 52/08 (F) - KBS Tour-S
    Scratch                   56/06 - KBS Tour-S
    Titleist Vokey SM6 60/04 (L) - TT Wedge flex
    CNC SS Xenon Element
    TaylorMade TP5X
  • EricgmciEricgmci Members Posts: 259 ✭✭
    588cb hands down!
  • Boiler0007Boiler0007 Members Posts: 193 ✭✭
    Gunmetal TA5's. my first real set.
  • CDLgolfCDLgolf Members Posts: 834 ✭✭


    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.
    Cobra F8
    Ping G25 3 wood
    Ping G25 20 & 23 hybrid G30 26 hybrid
    Ping i e1 6- uw
    Ping Tour Gorge 56 & 60
    Odyssey
  • OrangeGravyOrangeGravy WAMembers Posts: 1,158 ✭✭
    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
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,669 ClubWRX
    Been a long time, but I remember the TA3s and CH7 Tours as being my favorites.
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • morgan1819morgan1819 Official Member Members Posts: 961 ✭✭


    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




    Agree. As amazing as the 588CB's are, the 588TT offer a more playable choice for the majority of golfers, especially on less than perfect, softer turf conditions most of us play.



    ...

    Srixon Z 785 10.2 degrees. Accra TZ5 80
    Srixon Z 785 16.0 degrees. Accra TZ5 90
    Srixon Z U85 21.0 degrees. Accra TZ5 97
    Srixon Z Forged 4-PW. TI S400
    Cleveland RTX 4 raw 52, raw 58. TI S400
    Byron Morgan DH89

  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    There is super clean set of CG 1 black finish irons at dunns in seal beach now for $169 (I think).....really clean almost got em



    588 cb and mb from few years back was such a nice head, didnt get credit it deserved until few years after release....such a good looking head at address and I played em for while (should have kept em)
  • RamminMoparRamminMopar IllinoisMembers Posts: 125 ✭✭
    588cb are the only clevelands ive played but wow checks all the boxes

  • Sir edward of putternutSir edward of putternut DARTH SMUG Members Posts: 1,365 ✭✭
    588 precision cb/mb. Endo forged. Rogers last design. Ive owned three sets and still have a cb and mb set "in the closet". If i didnt suffer from chronic ho disease it would be pretty hard not to choose those. Ive played more irons than id like to admit, but the mp14 and 588 are the two best feeling clubs ive hit.
    Mizuno mp-5(px 5.5, 4-pw)
    Adams Pro 19'
    Hogan 51,55
    Callaway 60 pm grind
    Byron Morgan 007
    Callaway EpicSZ 9.0
    Mizuno JPX 900 3w


  • Air23Air23 Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    Only regret of selling any club is selling my CG16 Tours. They were great. Just didn't like the black finish on them.
  • vinprun71vinprun71 ConnecticutMembers Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Loved my TA7s.
    TaylorMade R15 460cc (10.5)
    Callaway FT 3 Wood (15)
    Cobra F9 Speedback (18.5 & 21.5)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 56-F
    Titleist Vokey SM7 60-S
    Ping Karsten Anser
  • FlopperFlopper Members Posts: 194 ✭✭
    Played my best golf with the cg2 tour issue irons. Night and day difference between the tour issue and retail heads. Workability was blade like but with some forgiveness
  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,890 ✭✭
    TA1 gunmetal...



    my dream irons as a broke junior golfer playing clone clubs lol
    Cobra LTD PRO 7.5F* Aldila Phenom NL 60X
    Callaway XR16 Pro 14* Graphite Design PM902X
    Taylormade M3 17* Fujikura 869 Speeder Tour Spec X
    2012 TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 4-PW X100
    Wilson FG Tour TC 52,56,60
    Ping TR 1966 Anser 2
    #vietnameeh
  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX Posts: 1,500 ClubWRX
    CDLgolf wrote:



    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.




    Probably biased because they were my 1st set of real irons and also because they were my only set of Clevelands. However, I loved those irons and they were so solid.

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    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9°, Project X Even Flow Blue 6.5 65 gram
    TaylorMade '17 M2 Tour 15°, Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi
    TaylorMade P790 UDI 17°, Project X HZRDUS85 6.0
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3 Fli-Hi | 4-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno T7 52-09 | 58-12
    TaylorMade TP Mullen

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