What we say...
This received solid marks across the board other than forgiveness, where the deep face often preferred by better players didn’t give much help on off-centre strikes. The talking point is the looks where the retro-Persimmon design was loved by some and not by others.
Performance also split opinion. It was Dave B’s second longest on test – although interestingly he didn’t think it felt all that explosive off the face. Dave C said he loved the shape and low-spin nature of the head but would prefer a heavier shaft than the stock option while pro James said he could see why this would likely be a favourite with good players because of the head shape and the unique styling.
However, like Dave B both James V and Scott said the face felt a bit underpowered, even though in distance terms it performed pretty well overall. Our team were quick to applaud Cleveland for trying something different but thecombination of low-spin head, deep face and lightweight shaft wasn’t suited to all.
Looks: 3.9 Feel: 3.4 Forgiveness: 3.1 Distance: 4.0 Dispersion: 4.0
Cleveland have combined old and new for their Classic driver. While it looks like the smaller headed persimmon woods of yesteryear, the Classic weighs just 270g (290g
and Tour model available), delivers long tee-shots and boasts Cleveland’s largest ever face for a huge hitting area and increased forgiveness. And it’s no gimmick – G-Mac has one in his bag.
Lofts: 7.5°, 9°, 10.5° & 12.5°
Tel: 01420 541 709