Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
babyworm

Cleveland CG16 irons, Black Pearl vs. Satin Chrome

8 posts in this topic

I recently had an iron fitting at my local PGA Superstore and I have decided to purchase a set of Cleveland CG16 irons.  I have found that I can purchase a new set off of Ebay (from a reputable seller with a ton of positive feedback) for a considerable discount.  My only decision now is whether I want the Black Pearl or the Satin Chrome.  From everything I have read and been told, the only difference is the look.  The prices are basically the same, so it seems like its just personal preference.

Does anybody know of any reason why I may want one over the other?  The Satin Chrome is nice and classic looking, but I kind of like the look of the black pearl for something a little different.

Thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

I bought my CG15 wedges in the black pearl for the look.  The black pearl finish does wear on the sole and leading edge of the club face and impact position.  Something to keep in mind if that would bother you after a while.  It probably wouldn't be nearly as bad on the standard set of irons mind you.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by babyworm

I recently had an iron fitting at my local PGA Superstore and I have decided to purchase a set of Cleveland CG16 irons.  I have found that I can purchase a new set off of Ebay (from a reputable seller with a ton of positive feedback) for a considerable discount.  My only decision now is whether I want the Black Pearl or the Satin Chrome.  From everything I have read and been told, the only difference is the look.  The prices are basically the same, so it seems like its just personal preference.

Does anybody know of any reason why I may want one over the other?  The Satin Chrome is nice and classic looking, but I kind of like the look of the black pearl for something a little different.

Thanks.


good question? i was wondering the same thing. anyone know if the black pearl is a tour version, or if it is just look difference

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just looks.. Black Pearl will show signs of fading in the color.. But it takes a while and I don't mind the faded look. Chrome would be your best bet if you don't want a 2 tone looking set of irons.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both CG16 and CG16 Tour irons come in Satin Chrome and Black Pearl. Satin Chrome doesn't reflect sunlight like the shiny chrome will.

My X20 Tours get the same effect with a "brushed nickel" finish. An added benefit of the satin and brush finishes: they don't show bag wear as much as the shiny chrome will.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by WUTiger

Both CG16 and CG16 Tour irons come in Satin Chrome and Black Pearl. Satin Chrome doesn't reflect sunlight like the shiny chrome will.

My X20 Tours get the same effect with a "brushed nickel" finish. An added benefit of the satin and brush finishes: they don't show bag wear as much as the shiny chrome will.


Satin chrome doesnt reflect light like a more traditional chrome will.  Personally, its satin chrome all the way for me.  Some people like the nickle will rust over time but I personally dont.

Last summer I gamed a set of Bridgestone J36s in black nickle finish and no matter how good I was about wiping the moisture off of them and oiling them after my round, they still started to rust after a while.  Nope, not a fan.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got the CG16 in Satin Chrome and my dad has the Black Pearl. The Black's are nice but I'd say Chrome all the way.

My 588 RTX wedges are Black Pearl which along with my black woods and hybrids gives the set a nice colour balance.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Here in USA, the KBS Tour S-flex shafts go for about $27 each new. If you get AP2 714 model, a 4-PW (?) reshaft would require $189 + tax to get shafts. Add $15 per club for shaft swap, and $10 per for new grips, and it's about $365 + tax. The KBS Tour stiff would be a few grams lighter and slightly stiffer than the S300 which often come as stock for the AP2. OTH is on target, consider this too.
    • I had a big long post going and lost it. The game of golf has only one set of rules per continent. The equipment used is well defined as far as legal, or illegal. The other sports you mentioned are dealing more with different age groups, physical sizes, and skill levels. Sure, golf has players of all ages, sizes, and skill levels too. Golf also has one set of rules, and one playing field with differences in length. Difference is baseball has tee ball. Football has different leagues based on age groups, and it's the same  for basketball. These sports cater to the needs of their players based on their age groups, and skill levels. This also includes the playing fields, and equipment they use. So in that respect I have no problem with what other sports are doing. 
    • 2/23: Feeling encouraged. I think I've got the (worse than usual) weight-shift/head movement mystery solved, or at least "identified" with a much better understanding of it (and a confirmation that it's always been there ). Getting better at the process I think...(1) noticing a problem but not knowing the why, (2) Slowing down and checking keys 1-3, and (3) "going back to my first lesson" so to speak by reviewing old video and my swing posts, and slowly "backing up" from the problem to try and identify the (chain of) cause(s). Today's practice: 10 minutes of good ol' wall drill, with original focus of getting my right hip away from the wall but with added attention paid to my upper body and (actually getting some) secondary axis tilt. Several slow and medium-speed reps of this pausing for feel and thinking about and practicing how I'd transition into the downswing. Then 6-8 minutes outside... Just two "reps" of 3-4 minutes slow-motion back- and downswings (hip, axis tilt, weight shift (and resulting proper better club path ) and then an easy-swing full shot with my 56o. So I only hit two shots and both were perfect, high draws.
    • Cobra Bio Cell + set at 15 degrees I am very confident with this club.  My 4 iron goes about 190 and my 3h goes 200-210.  Anything more than that (in the 220-230 range) is this club.  I have hit some very accurate shots with it and feel very comfortable with it.  In the first round this season, I have plopped one from 225 out within 15 feet from the pin.  I may change my driver this year but I get the feeling this club along with my hybrid (also a Bio Cell +) will be around for a long time
    • Make sure you bring your current driver with you and make sure u hit it on the launch monitor there.  You will want to be able to compare what it says for your current driver with what they fit u for.  All u want to see is the improvement of the new over the old.  Don't dwell on the distance the monitor says....just the improvment.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. bluebaws82
      bluebaws82
      (35 years old)
    2. g30rg35m1th
      g30rg35m1th
      (17 years old)
    3. Otis2014
      Otis2014
      (54 years old)
    4. Phil Marsh
      Phil Marsh
      (46 years old)
    5. SMOOTH1
      SMOOTH1
      (55 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon