Cleveland Golf

Company profile and equipment

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The logo of Cleveland Golf. © Cleveland Golf; used with permission

Cleveland Golf is an independently operated subsidiary of Japan-based SRI Sports. SRI Sports also owns the Srixon, Never Compromise and Cleveland Classics brands.

Cleveland's origins are unusual for a major golf brand: Many of its original products were replicas of golf clubs from the 1940s and 1950s. The company's namesake, Roger Cleveland, founded it in 1979.

Roger Cleveland's ownership of the company ended in 1990, when Cleveland Golf was acquired by Rossignol, the world's largest ski manufacturer.

(Roger Cleveland would later go on to design clubs, primarily wedges, for some of Cleveland Golf's rival companies.) In the early 1990s, Cleveland introduced VAS woods and irons and got them into Corey Pavin's bag. Pavin won the U.S. Open in 1995 playing these clubs, but consumers weren't impressed with their unorthodox appearance.

So Cleveland returned to more classic designs, and also began building brand awareness through tour player sponsorship.

Vijay Singh hooked up with Cleveland in the late 1990s, and through the late '90s and early 2000s Cleveland Golf emerged as a major brand. In 2003, Cleveland purchased the previously independent Never Compromise, adding a respected putter brand to its offerings.

In 2005, Quicksilver, a maker of surfing equipment, acquired Rossignol, and along with it Cleveland Golf. Another new corporate parent arrived in 2007, when Japanese company SRI Sports Limited - owner of the Srixon brand - acquired Cleveland (and along with Cleveland, the Never Compromise brand).

Cleveland is known as a leader in the wedge market, and its popular driver and iron lines include the Launcher and HiBore names. Cleveland Golf also makes putters under its own brand, as well as accessories including bags and apparel.

Cleveland Golf Web Site:

The Cleveland Golf Web site is located at www.clevelandgolf.com.

Visitors to the site from outside the United States can navigate to the bottom right of the homepage, where a drop-down menu allows for viewing the company's regional Web sites for the United Kingdom or Japan.

Visitors can also peruse the English-language Web site of corporate parent SRI Sports at www.sri-sports.co.jp/en/.

Cleveland Golf Contact Info

The toll-free customer service number of (800) 999-6263 is answered in the United States from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (Pacific time) Monday through Friday.

Mailing Address
Cleveland Golf
5601 Skylab Road
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone numbers and addresses for the UK and Japan offices of Cleveland Golf can be found by navigating to those regional Web sites from the clevelandgolf.com homepage.

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News/Reviews of Cleveland Golf Equipment

These links are to articles about Cleveland Golf on About.com Golf, including news about club releases and reviews of Cleveland Golf equipment. (Articles are added to the top of the list as new Cleveland club news/reviews become available.)

Review: Cleveland Smart Sole 2.0 wedges

Cleveland TFI SmartSquare putter

Review: Cleveland 588 RTX CB wedge

Cleveland 588 Altitude irons

Cleveland 588 RTX CB wedge

Cleveland Classics HB putters and T-Frame Belly

Review: Cleveland Mashie irons combo set

Review: Cleveland Classic driver

Review: Cleveland Launcher TL310 driver

Review: Cleveland Mashie

Review: Cleveland CG16 irons

Cleveland Launcher Ultralite driver series

Launcher FL fairway woods

Cleveland Mashie hybrids

CG16 and CG16 Tour irons

Cleveland CG16 wedges

Cleveland Niblick (2011)

Cleveland Classic Platinum and Black Platinum putters

Never Compromise NCX-Ray Series putters

Review: Cleveland HiBore XLS Monster driver

Cleveland HiBore XLS Monster driver

Review: Cleveland VP509 putter

Cleveland VP109 and VP509 putters

Review: Cleveland CG7 irons

Cleveland CG7 and CG7 Tour irons

Review: Cleveland Launcher driver

Review: Cleveland Niblick utility club