Cleveland Golf stirred up buzz this last week in the golf world when they announced they would be brining back their most popular wedge ever. The 588 wedge was first introduces to the golf world over 20 years ago and since then it has accumulated 355 PGA Tour wins, 26 majors, and sold over 3 million worldwide (pretty impressive stats for one little wedge). The 588 wedge design has become the standard for all Cleveland’s wedges.
How Cleveland recreated the classic was by adding a few technical innovations. Made from 1025 carbon steel Cleveland has Forged this wedge to create a soft yet solid feeling. Like all Cleveland’s current wedges the 588 will come equipped with Tour Zip Grooves and a Laser Milled face.
The shaft was a product of innovation between Cleveland Golf and leading shaft maker True Temper. Together they created a Tour Concept steel shaft that has a unique stiffness profile that features a less active tip. With this distinctive shaft it should help promote penetrating ball flight, increased spin and optimal distance control with a feel like no other wedge before it’s time.
Hopefully the new 588 wedges will live up to its predecessor because those are some pretty big shoes to wear. Their new tagline claims they are “Forging For A Better Future” instead of their previous “Year Of The Wedge” they are thinking long term this time. With plenty of options in lofts and bounces they have something for just about everyone and you can choose either a Satin finish or Mirror Chrome. Fans of the original 588 wedges are already waiting with anticipation for its mid-November launch.