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Cleveland Launcher HB Driver

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Reviews' started by warbirdlover, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I bought this because it had a very light shaft. It feels much like the old TM Burner Superfast. Only they've really improved it from that club.

    I played it a couple days before writing this because it was not an "instant" success. Because of the light weight I was pulling everything left with my current swing. After experimenting I figured it out. I had to get more "lag" in my swing because I was swinging, well, "faster" due to the light weight (my goal). So using the same swing I used to use with the Superfast turned this driver into a magic driver.

    Now I was hitting it long and straight in the middle of the fairway. I had a couple out to 250 (my maximum these days). No slicing or duck hooks whatsoever. Straight every time. And this has to be THE most forgiving driver I've ever owned.

    Is it longer then my previous best driver, the King LTD? Nope. Is it as long? Yup. Is it more forgiving? I'd have to say yes. And that's saying a lot because the King LTD is super forgiving.

    In Cleveland's ads it sounds like this is a very high launching driver. For me it's not. Beautiful, piercing shots high enough to get maximum distance and still get some roll out. I have the 10.5° version. The Miyazaki C. Kua stiff shaft felt very nice for being so light.

    So if you're in the market for a new driver at a very fair ($300) price check this out and hit a few at a golf store. You'll be really surprised.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Oh....we're actually talking about golf stuff in here?

    I'll see myself to the door. :)
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Nice review WBL!
     
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    Pictures please...…..
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Or it didn't happen :D
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Now I gotta take some. :(
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Can't wait for your next driver review in September.
     
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    We could have a contest on what brand and model it will be. Ties could be settled by adding shaft brand, flex, etc.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure stock photos count, Jerry. Worth a try, tho. ;)
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    If this doesn't live up to my expectations there WILL be one. :D
     
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    They do not count AND carry a lifetime penalty of -10 street cred points.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    DAMN! :mad:

    The Launcher was awesome today. 16 of 16 fairways. And 230-250 yards.
     
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    ACTUAL pictures of my new club :rolleyes:

    IMG_20180809_084811303. IMG_20180809_084815617. IMG_20180809_084831774. IMG_20180809_084857192_HDR. IMG_20180809_084906055. IMG_20180809_084919872.
     
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    After figuring this driver out it's working real nice for me. I've hit it alot!!
     
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    I can now say this driver is the best I've found in years. Today I played from the white tees instead of the geezer gold and was landing the ball in the same distance. Same irons to the green. I'm talking many out to 250. It "likes" to be swung! The bad things that usually happen when I go after a ball with the driver (slices etc) don't happen with this driver. The ball just goes farther. Very confidence inspiring.
     
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    From memory the predecessors were a Titleist and a Nike. Can you give a comparison?
     
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    It was a Nike, Titleist 915 D2 and a Cobra King LTD. Cobra LTD was really good but this is even more forgiving. Nike was a fairway finder but not long. Titleist was longer. Cobra longer yet. And Launcher as long as the Cobra and most forgiving.
     
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