Cleveland CG7 Black Pearl Irons Game Improvement Irons Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating 4 out of 5
  • RRP £499.00

What we say...

The look of this club might suggest that the CG7 Black Pearl beauties wouldn’t be that forgiving. They are certainly sleek, but this was at no detriment to the performance – something we loved! Our team rated them highly in the feel stakes too, which is thanks to the Gelback technology that Cleveland have developed. Essentially, it quietens vibrations on the entire face, even in the extremities of the club. As you would expect from a gameimprover iron, the CG7s feature a low centre of gravity to give you that allimportant higher ball trajectory and, according to the manufacturer, the clubs also boast an MOI that is 6% higher than traditional irons in this category. Colin announced that these were his favourite on test and said that he loved the look of the zip-grooves on the head. Craig immediately thought that the slightly more compact head might mean a lack of forgiveness, but our man would have nailed 6-irons all day had time allowed. And finally to our smooth-swinging pro Alex, who said it felt great for a game-improver club and commented that the smaller head would
appeal to better players too. Stats-wise, the CG7s turned in a brilliant performance too, with only distance letting it down marginally.But where it mattered, in the dispersion and forgiveness stakes, it proved itself to be a worthy champion in what is traditionally the most difficult category of irons to win, simply because there are so many excellent options out there. If you fancy a set, we’d recommend you get yourself properly fitted at Cleveland’s new Centre of Excellence in Maidenhead.

Rating (out of 5):

Distance: 3.5   Dispersion: 5   Looks: 4.5   Feel: 4.2   Forgiveness: 4.2

The Cleveland CG7 Black Pearl Iron is the most advanced irons Cleveland has ever made, offering improved feel and forgiveness thanks to their Laser milled face and Zip grooves, plus added distance through Dynamic Micro-Cavity Technology. The dark black finish reduces glare.

Precise Laser Milled face texture increases surface roughness than alternative methods. This produces an optimal surface roughness for maximizing spin.

The breakthrough technology involved in the Zip grooves features consistent milling of each groove to maximum conforming dimensions. The absolute integrity of these grooves is maintained by the application of a proprietary coating to each groove for protection during the face sandblasting process. The resulting Zip Grooves are pristine, shiny and Cleveland Golf's biggest, most precisely milled grooves ever.

A one piece injection molded lightweight visco-elastic insert covers the entire perimeter of the cavity and the base of the head. This provides vibration dampening across the entire face for superior feel, even on off center hits.

Cavity back, steel (£499) and graphite (£575) shafts, gents, LH, RH.

Available 3-SW

The Cleveland CG7 Black Pearl Irons not only won a gold award in Today's Golfer but won the 'Best on Test' award as well, all which can be found in issue 270.

Graphite: Yes, £575

Contact: or 01420 541 709

Product Information

Left Handed availableYes
Custom-Fit available
Forgiveness levelMedium
Graphite shafts availableYes
Iron typeCavity

Your Reviews

Cleveland Irons User Reviews

  • 4 out of 5 Great set of clubs

    By Justasocailgolfer

    I brought these last christmas time after i sneakly noticed that they were priced up wrong. I had already tried them out previous and even though they arent the biggest hitters. I get the most consitent strike with them. Have seriously helped me lower my score down and carry on enojying the game. Only bad point is after about a month of playing and washing you soon relise why clubs are silver.