Cleveland Golf unveil Forged 588 wedges

Former US PGA champion using updated version of his old wedges

Golfmagic
Thu, 20 Oct 2011

David Toms was a junior at Louisiana State University when Cleveland Golf released its popular 588 wedge.

More than 23 years later, and this season’s Crowne Plaza Invitational champion has decided to return to the 588, albeit in an updated model.

The 44-year-old Toms was spotted at last week’s McGladrey Classic using Cleveland’s new Forged 588 wedges, as well as the company’s new 588 CB Forged Irons.

The wedges and irons are constructed using Cleveland’s precision forging process that the company says creates a higher level of manufacturing consistency. They also feature Cleveland’s Zip Grooves, which produce a larger groove volume, as well as laser milled faces that increase surface roughness.

Made from 1025 carbon steel, the 588 Forged wedge maintains an incredibly soft feel and less unwanted vibration. The advanced Precision Forging process ensures the highest level of part-to-part manufacturing consistency for supreme confidence and trust over every shot.

Cleveland’s new wedges, expected for release next month, maintain the aesthetics of the original 588, and also add snazzy black-and-gold painted stampings.