Cleveland CG4 Iron Review

The CG4 is the newest iron offering from Cleveland as they continue to gradually shift from the TA (Tour Action) naming of their clubs to the new CG line. The CG4 comes in to the line basically as a replacement for the TA6/TA7.


The TA6 has sold really well, in part because it is a fairly decent iron and in part because of the great price point it comes in at. There are only a few irons that can compete with the TA6 for the dollar value including Cobra who has made that market their niche. The TA7 sold well because it was a fairly forgiving iron but still had a classic look with clean lines. The CG4 is a bit of a combination of both of these. It is a larger club head with a fairly wide sole and thick top line, ala the TA6. The head shape and offset are more similar to the TA7 iron. The big change with the CG4 iron is the CMM metal that the clubheads are made from. Like the other irons and wedges in the CG family the CG4 is extremely soft. The CMM metal has a much higher concentration of carbon giving it the feel of a forged club. With the CG4 they have made a club for the higher handicap player that feels great. The Action Lite steel and graphite shafts are decent but should be upgraded for players with a higher club head speed.


I think Cleveland will have a tough sell on their hands with the CG4. Although it feels great, the bulky size and large offset will turn-off the better player as will the Action Lite shafts. Upgraded shafts are available but for a price. The price tag on the CG4 iron is way too high for the average player. These are a premium priced iron that lack a lot of the technology that competitors game improvement clubs have. They do have a great feel but in my experience this is low on the list of priorities for a lot of mid and high handicappers. The biggest challenge with the CG4 iron is trying to figure out just who it is designed for.


Overall Rating – 50%


Target Handicap: 10 and above


Ball Flight: Mid-High


Offset: Progressive


Finish: Satin


Construction: Carbon Metal Matrix


Stock Shafts: True Temper Action Light steel, Action Lite graphite

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