Cleveland has been on a bit of a role when it comes to launching wrenches recently. Their CBX 2 wedges kicked it off, followed by their amazing Frontline Putters and the Huntington Beach range. Now, two years on from their return to the woods and irons market they are releasing the Launcher HB Turbo woods which they say are “sleeker, faster, and more forgiving” which is exactly what you want!
The second generation of the Launcher is designed to take all that its predecessor stood for, launching the ball high in the air and straight down the fairway but making it faster by incorporating a lighter hosel, improved crown, and deeper weighting.
“The Launcher HB Turbo is engineered to help you hit long, straight drives,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf. “We’ve squeezed discretionary weight out of every corner of the club head in order to produce one of the most forgiving drivers we’ve ever made.”
The Launcher features a Turbocharged Cup Face, which offers a unique variable thickness pattern that delivers more speed across the entire face. It stretches along the crown and sole, flexing at impact and reflecting that energy back into the ball for increased ball speeds.
The redesigned HiBore Crown features a prominent step that lowers the centre of gravity, while the Ultralight Hosel is even lighter to remove mass from a poor position. All of these weight savings culminate in the Deep Weighting sole pad.
The result is a centre of gravity that’s 4.4mm deeper and 2.2 mm lower, increasing launch at impact and maximizing distance off the tee.
The range comes as standard with with the new Miyazaki C. Kua shaft, which pulls weight from the length of the shaft and repositions it on the grip end. This makes the shaft feel incredibly easy to swing and allows for extra mass in the club head for increased momentum and more speed on every swing.
The same speed-enhancing technologies that define the Launcher HB Turbo Driver are featured within the Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods, delivering more speed and distance off the tee or when going for the green in two.
Key Innovations Inside Launcher HB Turbo range:
Turbocharged Cup Face – Enhanced with a new variable face design, provides higher COR (Coefficient of Restitution a number which represents how “hot” the face of their clubhead is, or in simple terms how big a club goes Kaboom) over a larger impact area for increased ball speeds and more distance.
HiBore Crown – Redesigned to lower the center-of-gravity (CG) by 2.2mm, enabling a lower CG position for optimal launch conditions.
Deep Weighting – Discretionary mass savings positioned for significant increases to MOI, delivering more forgiveness.
Ultralight Hosel – External and internal weight reduction, redistributed low and deep for a higher launch and more forgiveness.
Counter Balanced Shaft Design – Specifically designed for the Launcher HB Turbo, the Miyazaki C. Kua’s center-of-gravity is relocated higher toward the grip, enabling additional head mass for increased MOI.
Launcher HB Turbo Driver is available in two different models: standard (9°, 10.5°, 12° options) and DRAW (10.5°) at an RRP in the UK of £309.
Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods feature a 3-wood (15°) and 5-wood (18°) at an RRP of £199 each.
Both will be available in stores from 18th October 2019.
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