Cleveland CG Black driver

Cleveland CG Black driver.

Cleveland CG Black driver.

Plenty of drivers are flashier than Cleveland's CG Black. However, for the average- to moderate-swing speed golfers who are in the market for a classic-looking club that packs a wallop, the CG Black has several design features that could be very eye-catching.

The CG Black features a head that is aerodynamically shaped to slip easily through the air, with a crown that slopes down in the back section more sharply than its processor, the Launcher Ultralight. Because the head creates less drag on the downswing, golfers at every level should be able to swing it faster and generate more ball speed for increased distance.

The thin face designed by Cleveland's engineers not only creates more discretionary weight in this 460cc head, it broadens the sweet spot so mis-hits travel nearly as far as well-struck shots and overall forgiveness is increased.

Cleveland put some of that discretionary weight back into the head in the form of a weight screw in the sole plate. This lowered the center of gravity in the CG Black, so the club naturally hits the ball on a higher launch angle to maximize carry distance, which is especially helpful for slower-swinging golfers who want more distance.

The CG Black comes standard with a special-edition Miyazaki C. Kua Gold 39 shaft and cost $299 when it was first introduced.

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