The Cleveland CG15 wedge has managed to combine the classic performance of the 588 wedge with the new technologies of groove design and sole grind.
The biggest change and the one you notice first is the laser milled mini grooves between the real grooves. Apparently the rules allow for a certain level of roughness on the face so Cleveland have laser milled lines between the grooves up to these limits to increase the amount of spin at impact.
These mini grooves combine with the Zip grooves that were in the previous CG12 and CG14 models to generate what Cleveland say is the maximum amount of spin possible within the rules.
In our tests this seemed to be borne out, but make sure you take the edge off the grooves with someone else’s balls.
The head also features an enhanced heel and toe grind to enable you to open the face more easily and this certainly does the job giving a real feel of confidence when you want to create more loft.
With pitching and chipping shots, this club was a delight to hit. It felt perfectly balanced and the feel from the Cleveland Traction shaft and the face at impact was excellent and whichever loft you use you will be hard pushed to find a better club from the grass.
From the sand, the 56 degree model seems to lack a little weight in the head for us, but that is a minor quibble as it still performs very well.
The standard Cleveland CG15 wedge does not conform to the new Condition of Competition rules for wedges, but amateurs will be able to use this for years to come and we would recommend you get one in the bag.
The CG15 comes in Chrome, Black Pearl and Oil Quench finishes and all three are classy looking and we think all golfers will be able to find a look that suits there eye.
Overall Rating - 4 stars: