Equipment

Cleveland CG Black Irons

Photo: Schecter Lee

Cleveland CG Black

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (April, 2012)

Category: Game-Improvement Irons
Price: $899, steel (set of 7); $999, graphite

WE TESTED: 3-PW with Miyazaki C. Kua 59 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The combination of a lightweight grip and Miyazaki C. Kua 59 graphite shaft promotes greater clubhead speeds and distance for slow to moderate swingers. A high-strength titanium face bolsters ball speeds, while laser-milled “Tour Zip” grooves optimize spin and distance control.

OUR TESTERS SAY: Straight shooters. A good option for someone who struggles to break 90 and could use a more forgiving set.

PROS
PLAYABILITY: A booming trajectory that works well when attacking tight pin locations; the thick, weighty sole is a versatile performer from junk lies.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Generous sweet zone covers up big misses.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Above-average length on toe and heel hits; adequate on solid hits.
FEEL: Very soft, cushy feel at impact; lightweight graphite shaft promotes smooth, languid tempo.
LOOK: Dark finish blends seamlessly with generous game-improvement features; heavy offset and large hitting area should inspire confidence at address for slicers.

CONS
Significant perimeter weighting and offset limit shotmaking; clubs minimize feedback; light graphite shafts can be difficult to swing under control for stronger swingers.

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