The revamped Cleveland Launcher driver has a 21 % larger clubface than previous Launcher models to increase forgiveness and keep even off centre hits flying long and straight. A horseshoe shaped weighting system in the sole of the club combines with a 23 % thinner crown to improve the moment of inertia and lower the centre of gravity to increase the stability of the club.
We have enjoyed following the progress of the Launcher range as each new driver has improved on the previous model and this new offering is no exception. In our tests, the increased forgiveness was evident on off centre hits and the traditional design helps mask the size of the clubhead, which is large and deep. Compared to the Cleveland HiBore Monster XLS range, the Cleveland Launcher driver is more of a players club as the higher moment of inertia means it is easier to work the ball with this club. It is also priced a little cheaper than its sibling and with the excellent Fujikura shaft it is a very competitive driver for the price. The Cleveland Launcher driver comes with the Cleveland Eee Zee Grab headcover as standard and these not only look great but are much easier to get on and off than many of the headcovers on the market today.
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Cleveland 2009 Launcher Driver - Product Details
Brilliant club, good looks,sound and feel off face at impact. Low spin means straighter drives for me. Well thought out headcover protects shaft and is easy to get on and off. With free fairway wood offer at the moment it has to be a sound buy!
If the HiBore Monster is all about aggression then this is for the more refined player. It's still forgiving enough though and looks good. Another classy Launcher offering - as we've come to expect from Cleveland.
I would highly recommend this golf club, bought it for my husband and he loves it.
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“Cleveland have brought back a legend..traditional ball flight.” – April 2009
“Impressed..impressive stats..great value for a top club.” – June 2009
National Club Golfer
“A sure hit across the broad range of handicaps” – May 2009
“Looked superb without loss of forgiveness..extremely solid performer.” – January 2009
“Great looking head..extremely impressive performer..consistently flew long.” – November 2008