Review: Cleveland Golf 588 TT irons

The new player iron engineered for Tour trajectory. GM's verdict

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Andy Roberts
Tue, 28 May 2013

The 588 Tour Trajectory irons are fully interchangeable with 588 Mid Trajectory and Altitude irons so you can build your perfect set. The 588 TT set consists of a constant blade height with progressive blade length to promote more forgiveness in long irons and controlled, penetrating trajectory in short irons.

On first inspection, the Cleveland Golf 588 TT is a much friendlier-looking iron than stablemates 588 MT and Altitude but there is certainly more heft than a true blade here. Yet that hasn't distracted a number of Cleveland Golf staff players bagging the TT for 2013.

The compact shallow cavity also appears tucked away so it’s by no means off-putting. 

Golf is no fashion show after all, and in terms of feel, the forged face in a cast head provides a hot, springy sensation, yet still maintains that element of softness in the shorter irons. It was very easy to feel the head through the swing because all the weight is in the clubhead.

Performance-wise, the 588 TT presented me with average distance on solid strikes and straight and true ball striking. Off-centre hits also travelled better than I expected.

Verdict

The TT is about as forgiving as many game improvement clubs out there, provides me with decent control in the wind and easy workability, particularly right-to-left. I believe this iron sits somewhere between the 'better player' and 'game improvement' categories.

Maybe not the most attractive looking iron to the eye with its thick topline but if you struggle to get the ball airborne and want consistent accuracy, this model will become your best friend. And at less than £500, the TT set represents cracking value for money. 

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