Martin Hopley

The Cleveland CG16 irons are aimed at mid-handicappers but we think a few single figure golfers will like them too.

The thick top line may give the feel of game improvement irons but they don’t feel that chunky, even though the sole is wider than the CG7s they replace.

The offset is there but again is not too great and even though you can just see the back of the cavity on the longer irons, it is still quite subtle.

The face features Cleveland’s excellent laser milled face grooves and the lightweight steel shaft makes them very easy to swing.

The lofts are stronger than normal with the wedge coming in at 44 degrees, but Cleveland say that this is to facilitate ‘gap fitting’ so that you add the right combination of their excellent wedges into the set.

The large thin face and undercut cavity design makes then effortless to hit and very forgiving. Indeed compared to the CG16 Tour irons which you could shape at will, the CG16 were arrow straight and a joy to hit.

Well worth a try.

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Cleveland CG16 Iron

Cleveland CG16 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch01 December 2010
USA Launch01 December 2010
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexStiff, Regular
Set Makeup3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Manufacturer's WebsiteCleveland Website

User Reviews

pardie danser
October 2018

I have had a set of CG16for 4 or 5 years now, and while they are rather hideously chunky, they feel great, and provide a good amount of spin/control. Black pearl finish does wear quite nicely, only wish I could have got the tour version instead :)

June 2018

Best irons I’ve ever had. So light, but hit far and straight. The zip grooves are great, give great control

March 2011

Fantastic clubs. Played with my CG16's for the first time yesterday and they feel so sweet, no mishit shots and they are long. Having used Ping i3's for the past few years I really noticed the difference. Recommend these clubs to anyone.

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Media Reviews

Golf Monthly
April 2011
Perfect for mid handicapper who doesn't want chunky look

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