Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

Having established the 588 brand as a market leader in wedges, Cleveland are now taking the name across an entire range. The 588 fairway woods and hybrids are being launched along with the 588 Custom driver for 2014.

Originally the 588 name was used to commemorate the 5th generation of Cleveland's wedge which was launched in 1988. Now the trusted 588 name can be on almost every club in a golfer's bag (no plans for Cleveland 588 putters... yet!).

The 588 fairway is Cleveland's longest fairway wood. A low profile shape and rear sole plug help create a club that will launch the ball higher. Along with a thinner wall construction, the weight in the sole helps bring the centre of gravity away from the face and lower in the head which increases the dynamic loft, thus producing a higher ball flight.

Cleveland 588 Fairway

Much like the driver, the weight screw is adjustable but will be sold with the standard 3-gram weight already installed. Additional weights can be can be bought as optional extras or fitted by a Cleveland fitter.

Cleveland's latest variable thickness face creates a large sweet spot, designed to produced hotter strikes both off the tee and the turf. The design helps deliver faster ball speeds on off-centre hits giving the 588 fairway its forgiveness.

Cleveland 588 Fairway Face

Offered in lofts of 14, 15.5, 18 and 20.5 degrees, the Cleveland 588 fairway wood will be available from February 7th with an RRP of £159.

As for the hybrid, the 588 is the first hybrid to feature Cleveland's Gliderail and variable face thickness. Both work together to improve forgiveness and playability.

The simple, tour-proven look at address has been minimised giving the 588 a more compact look behind the ball. As with the fairway wood and driver, it also features a rear sole plug to better position the centre of gravity in the head for a higher launch.

Cleveland 588 Hybrid

Cleveland's Gliderail technology refers to the two subtle rails featured on the sole. When the club comes into contact with the ground, the rails work to decrease the amount of drag or interaction, which creates a faster impact and more lift.

Four different loft options of 18, 20.5, 23 and 26 degrees are available in the 588 hybrid designed to replace your 2, 3, 4 or 5 iron. Each comes fitted with a Matrix OZIK Altus shaft in either a senior, regular, stiff or extra stiff flex.

Cleveland 588 Hybrid Options

The Cleveland 588 hybrid will be available, alongside the fairway wood and driver, on February 7th with a starting RRP of £129.


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