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Cleveland 588 Forged Wedge

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Has anyone tried the new Cleveland 588 forged wedge, they look really nice.

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Are they re-releasing this in the US now? It was out in Japan nearly 4 years ago (forged by Miura too) as a limited edition for the Japanese market.

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I hit these at a golf fair indoors into a net that was some 7 meters in front of the hitting area. So, you could not see the flight. Unfortunatly, no launch monitor. Looked good at address but didin't care much for the feel. Did feel very clicky to me. Not the forged feeling that I expect.

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Nice looking Wedge

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There are two Cleveland wedge models, both now out of production, that I horde.

One is the 588 53-8 (Diadic). The other is the 691 58-0.

If I see one at a reasonable price, I grab it. They don't get played until they each get a cover-shredding groove job and an NV-Pro 105, but the heads are there when I need one.

Cleveland has gone all-teardrop all the time. Just the 588 shape. No more 485s and 691s.

Same with Titleist. All the Vokeys now have the old 200 Series teardrop shape. The 300 and 400 Series shapes are gone.

Mizuno still offers two shaps, and last time I checked, Scratch still offered three.

But almost everybody else has gone all teardrop all the time.

I assume than in an iffy economy, they have to go with what sells the most and can't cater to special tastes.

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hit 56 and 60 demos. they were shafted with some shimadas special wedge shafts. real nice clean heads, very good looking at address, not large at all. two demos i hit had pretty versatile grinds on them, cant remember what kinda grinds or bounce on those demos just recall i liked them. what i didnt like at all was their overall weight, too light for me, just couldnt feel them. that might be due to those shimadas tho, wasnt impressed by those shafts too. if they had s400 or similar that might have been a different story. i'm sure Miura edition, although not the same exact model/iteration would be way heavier head weight wise. any chance of still getting them Tario ?

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I am very disappointed that the OEMs cowered before the USGAs stupid "Condition of Competition" groove rule.

Nakashima Black Ninjas come in 2009, 2010 (C of C) and completely non-forming "super spin" grooves.

The Super Spins are highly recommended.

Major manufactures should blatantly market high cor drivers and super spin grooves to help recreational players put the USGA in its place. They throw the finger at recreational golf while trying to defend par from the top 1%.

I don't even bag a driver most of the time, but I'm not putting up with the new grooves. Even my classic Cleveland sets--588 53° / 691 58°--get the machine shop treatment. And for real laughs, I have a set of "Spin Doctors" as well.

I'm 65. I play for fun, exercise, fresh air, and the time with my friends. And I like to back up the ball because, even if it doesn't help my scoring, it looks cool.

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