Cleveland Golf is again targeting recreational players with their latest club introduction of Launcher HB Turbo driver and fairway metal woods designed with features to aid ball trajectory and provide forgiveness.
“Reintroducing Cleveland Golf Woods and Irons two years ago has been very successful,” said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. “However, the new Launcher HB Turbo woods represent a huge step up from the previous generation. They’re sleeker, faster, and more forgiving – exactly what all of us avid golfers are looking for off the tee.”
The new Launcher HB Turbo driver has a fixed hosel because adjustability adds weight which must be compensated for and the head forgoes sliding sole weights using instead a large weight pad (35 g) towards the rear. The familiar HiBore stepped crown means the crown can have fewer grams plus the design reduces drag for more head speed on the downswing.
Because the driver clubhead has more mass for the same swing speed momentum is higher which means more distance but to retail keep the proper feel something had to be done. That something is the counterbalanced Miyazaki C. Kua shaft, a made-in-Japan feat of engineering that makes a heavier head feel easy to swing. That’s a best-of-both-worlds scenario that adds distance to all your drives.
“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. We’ve paired it with a high-balance point shaft that’s easier to swing fast. Authentic technologies such as the Turbocharged Cup Face, the Ultralight Hosel, and a more aerodynamic crown help the Launcher HB Turbo earn its name.”
Using many of the speed-enhancing ideas from the driver Cleveland also announced the Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods they are promoting as delivering more speed and distance off the tee or when going for the green in two.
Key Features of the Launcher HB Turbo:
-Turbocharged Cup Face with new variable face design for higher COR over a larger impact area for increased ball speeds and more distance
-HiBore Crown lowers the center-of-gravity (CG) by 2.2 mm giving a lower CG to optimize launch conditions
-Deep Weighting of repositioned grams saved in hosel and crown mass for significant increases to MOI, delivering more forgiveness
Ultralight Hosel external and internal weight saving redistributed low and deep for a higher launch and more forgiveness
Counter Balanced Shaft, the Miyazaki C. Kua’s center-of-gravity is relocated higher toward the grip, enabling additional head mass for increased MOI.
The Launcher HB Turbo Driver is available in two different models: standard with loft choices of 9°, 10.5° or 12° and Draw (10.5°) retailing for $349.99. Launcher HB Turbo Fairway Woods offer a 3-wood (15°) and 5-wood (18°) at $229.99 each. Both will be in shops Oct. 4.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo