Cleveland 588




The Hybrids Test 2014: Cleveland 588

Cost: £129

Tech: Cleveland’s first hybrid with variable face thickness to create fast ball speeds from the middle and on off-centre hits.

What we said… James Ridyard: “Feels light and long in the shaft, which reduced control. It looks a little busy around the hosel and has a shiny finish. I like the sole design but it wasn’t overly powerful.” Joel Tadman: “I got quite a high flight. Carry numbers were decent and I like the contrast between the face and the crown. The curved bottom edge helps when hitting from poor lies.” Peter Ward: “I don’t like the glossy finish but it feels really hot out of the middle.” Ross Nichols: “The grip felt thin, was hard to control and I curved the ball a lot. But when I did catch it, I got a strong trajectory.”

Pros: Easy to align, powerful from the centre.

Cons: Light feel reduced clubface control.

The numbers: Distance consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8 Looks: 7 Feel: 7 Forgiveness: 7.5 Versatility: 7.5

TG Rating: 7.5/10

Details: Lofts: 18°, 20.5°, 23°, 26° Contact:

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