Cleveland Wedge CG15
The impressive looking 2009 CG15 Cleveland Wedge series comes available in three finishes, Black Pearl, Oil Quenched and Chrome, pictured above.
In terms of manufacture these wedges are very well made and very advanced. Not to go too much into the technological side of things, but a laser milled face is matched with zip groove technology, with the aim of giving the golfer the best possible amount of control and spin.
A very good and well informed article on the full technological process involved in the manufacture of this Cleveland Wedge can be found at Golfalot.com, which you can view following this link.
The lofts available range from 46 to 64 degrees, with various bounce angle combinations also. A full list of the exact specifications on offer can be found at the Cleveland Golf website.
We tested the 56 degree Black Pearl version, combined with 10 degree of bounce. The wedge was fitted with the standard Cleveland Traction Wedge flex steel shaft. Though various alternative shaft options are available.
The club overall was quite light in weight, and on first impressions looked pretty good at address. The Black Pearl finish does go really well on this wedge in our opinion.
On the longer shots from say 60 yards and further, we didn't really see the CG15 wedge produce much more spin than a lot of the other new wedges available just now.
But we did find it to be very forgiving from longer range. As usual when making fuller swings with any golf club, there's always the increased possibility of a miss-cue. But when you do miss-strike a shot with the CG15, the golf ball still holds the line well, and doesn't really give up much distance either.
With hitting the pitch and chip shots from decent lies on the fairway. The CG15 did perform very well and produced great spin, but generally this wasn't really any more, or any easier than with many other new wedges out at the moment, from brands such as Titleist and TaylorMade.
However from tougher lies such as thick or heavy rough, this CG15 Cleveland Wedge was fantastic. The face on this wedge is so easy to open, and the grooves on the face are so good for stopping the ball quickly out of tricky and bad lies.
This CG15 Wedge is also a very versatile club. Both the low spinners and the high lobs can be played with equal ease by the capable player.
It's difficult to tell how long the face and grooves of one of these wedges would last before signs of wear begin to set in. It really would depend on how often the club is used, but certainly coming from a quality manufacturer like Cleveland, a CG15 wedge should be quite durable.
Overall the CG15 Cleveland Wedge is a club that could be used and used well by most golfers. But in the hands of a good single handicapper or scratch golfer, this is an excellent weapon to have in your bag.
With the vast amount of loft and bounce options on offer, almost everyone should be able to find a CG15 wedge that works for them.
For the better golfer, depending on what level of tournament you are playing in, you may not be allowed to use this wedge. However club golfers and amateurs will be fine for using a CG15 wedge in local medals and events.
The CG15 is admittedly a little pricey, but that is what most golfers would expect for a quality wedge from a top manufacturer.
As of 2012 you can purchase a brand new CG15 for around £72 or $109.
|Easy To Hit ||9/10|
|Distance Control ||9/10|
|Value For Money ||8/10|