The Cleveland 588 CB fall into the category of better player irons and they retail for $999 in the steel version. When I first picked them up and took them for a test drive on the golf course, I was pleasantly surprised by their mid-sized head, which is a tad longer than the previous generation of Cleveland irons, but without too much offset, thus making them the ideal choice for better players. The compact cavity back adds to the more than adequate levels of forgiveness and feel, which is rather unusual for this type of iron. Also, the ball flight is quite penetrating and the Tour Zip comes with specially designed grooves on the club-face, offering great grip.
The design and the performance of the Cleveland Golf 588 CB forged irons is above average right through the set, as the company is consistent in delivering excellent irons and these are among the best I’ve tested lately. The face is built from 1025 carbon steel and it has a Tour inspired V-sole/shape, a minimal offset and a thin topline, for optimal spin, all these features adding to my first impression of a top rated set of forged irons. If you’re a solid striker, these babies will provide you with surgical precision and the irons are playable in absolutely any type of turf conditions. Overall distance/yardages are consistent, yet more on the average side and the feedback offered by the 588 CB is excellent and well balanced during your swing, with a clicky sound at ball impact. The square setup, clean lines and the nice chrome finish contribute decisively to the classy look of these babies, making them a fine choice for golf aficionados.