Cleveland CG Black Fairway Wood
Michael Chini
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cleveland CG Black Fairway Woods

Category: Game-Improvement Fairway Woods
Price: $200
WE TESTED:
15°, 18° with Mitsubishi Bassara E-Series graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Four distinct face thicknesses—thickest in the middle and thinnest in the extreme heel and toe—offer more consistent distance on mis-hits.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: The light weight makes them easy to swing, and the clubs reward a smooth tempo; workable for a variety of shots; good results from the tee, fairway and out of tough lies.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: One of the tops in the test; the center of the club finds its way back to the ball; misses aren’t heavily punished for distance or directionally.
DISTANCE: The CG Black woods are decent performers, given the solid rollout; misses yield more yardage than testers expect; slower-swinging players seem to get the most out of these sticks.
FEEL: Nicely balanced, light heads make these fun to swing; the CG Black is stable at impact, with a soft pop when hit well; the feel on mis-hits is also soft but telltale.
LOOK: These live up to the name, with a traditional head and deep face covered in matte black—no logos or alignment aids; a nice, clean look that cuts glare in sunny conditions.

CONS

Not the longest clubs in the field; some testers lose track of the light head during the swing; the clubhead is larger than others prefer and lacks a useful alignment aid.

BOTTOM LINE: Best suited for smooth-swinging players looking for a lightweight fairway wood that delivers a penetrating ball flight. It’s no sweat to swing, good contact comes easily, and the clean design will appeal to minimalists.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Cleveland CG Black Fairway Wood

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