Martin Hopley
By Martin Hopley

The Cleveland 588 Altitude irons, like the name suggests, are hybrid-irons designed to get the ball higher and further for players with slower swing speeds.

Much like the previous Cleveland HB3 irons, the progressive hybrid-iron set blends in size throughout the set to offer better playability and performance. Each club features a Full Hollow Construction that allowed Cleveland to move the weight of the clubs to position the centre of gravity 13% lower and 121% deeper than a typical game-improvement iron. This produces a better, easier launch for players with slower swing speeds looking for more distance and forgiveness.

To maintain feel and enhance ball speed, Cleveland have used a forged face on the 588 Altitude irons. Each club has a forged face to offer that soft forged feel in a game-improvement iron. The Altitude irons are further benefited by a bendable hosel that allows each irons to adjusted as much as 3 degrees upright or 2 degrees flat, to better suit different swing types.

Cleveland have launched the 588 Altitude irons along with 588 MT and TT models. Players can customise or mix-and-match their set to suit their game, perhaps favouring more compact, traditional shorter irons (TT) with more forgiving, higher launching long irons (Altitude or MT).

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Cleveland 588 Altitude Irons - Product Details

UK Launch16 November 2012
USA Launch16 November 2012
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, GW
Additional Clubs3, SW
Manufacturer's WebsiteCleveland Website

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