It is perhaps testament to the strength of the test that the CG Black is as low as this in the final reckoning – without doubt, the best Cleveland driver we’ve tested for years.
It really is a magnificent all round package, and it starts with glorious black aesthetics. Dave B awarded it a full house for looks, and also noted a pleasing level of feel and oodles of forgiveness. Jon G enjoyed hitting it too but both he and pro James felt it was a little closed at address. Ian said he was delighted at how well he hit and how easy it was to use because the set-up really did inspire confi dence.
Meanwhile it was the longest on test for Dave R thanks to the lightweight shaft and hot face. It is a little on the expensive side and if you’re used to Cleveland woods coming at a lower price this might initially put you off . But it shouldn’t – this is a serious piece of kit that will suit a wide range of golfers. The powerful, towering ball flight will have even the least confi dent golfers excited at the prospect of ripping this off the tee. Superbly forgiving too. All round, a classy product from Cleveland.
Looks: 4.3 Feel: 4.3 Forgiveness: 4.3 Distance: 4.3 Dispersion: 4.0