Cleveland 588 Custom

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The Drivers Test 2014: Cleveland 588 Custom

Cost: £279

Tech: A variable thickness “MAX COR” face boosts ball speeds away from the sweetspot. Sole weight, loft, lie and face angle are all adjustable. Now has a 460cc clubhead.

What we said... James Ridyard: “The classic look stands out from the more common shapes. A very light feeling shaft increased speed and produced good distance.” Joel Tadman: “The black with gold trim really works. The shaft feels too long and the grip too thin – both contributing to a lack of control. Felt like it came off the face fast.” Stephen Kidd: “It wasn’t overly forgiving, but I like the adjustability; adding 0.75°of loft got me 8 more yards!” Steve Milnes: “The adjustability reduced my curve and upped my launch. Impressive performance.”

Pros: Great look, feel and lots to adjust.

Cons: Stock shaft a touch weak. Not long.

The numbers: Looks: 7.5 Feel: 7 Sound: 7.5 Forgiveness: 7 Performance: 7

TG Rating: 7/10. 

Details: Lofts: 9°, 10.5° adjustable Contact: www.clevelandgolf.com

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