Cleveland 588 MT irons
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Mid- and high-handicap golfers are looking for some basic things from their irons. They want forgiveness because they don't hit the ball in the center of the face every time. They want some extra power, too. However, they aspire to become better players so they want good feel. For those players, Cleveland created the 588 MT irons.
The 588 MT (Mid Trajectory) irons have a hollow-bodied design that allows Cleveland to drive the center of gravity (CG) low to increase forgiveness and make hitting the ball high in the air easier. The clubs also feature a wide sole and beveled trailing edge, so they should work in and out of the turf more easily, helping players avoid hitting the ball fat.
The forged face insert is made from hardened stainless steel and is thin to help increase ball speeds. While the long irons have a relatively shallow face, the face height gradually increases through the mid- and short irons to create a consistent trajectory.
To enhance feel, Cleveland designed the 588 MT irons with a multi-material badge behind the hitting area. The polymer and aluminum backing dampens vibration and enhances sound at impact.
The 588 MT irons are designed to work well in combination sets alongside Cleveland's 588 TT and 588 Altitude irons. The 588 TT (Tour Trajectory) irons produce a more boring flight, so accomplished golfers who are looking for forgiveness might tinker with 588 MT long irons and 588 TT mid- and short irons.
When first released, the 588 MT irons sold for $699 with steel shafts, and $799 with graphite shafts.