Launcher XL Driver
Launcher XL Driver
This driver is big—like, really big—so it’s easy to send drives right down the middle. With the most MOI ever in a Cleveland Golf driver, Launcher XL will have you thinking less about the club in your hands and more about carrying bunkers, clearing hazards, and finding the fairway.
XL HEAD DESIGNThis is huge: a bigger head means an MOI of 5,200 g-cm2–their most ever in a Cleveland Golf driver. Add that forgiveness to a high launch from low-and-deep weighting, and you’ll enjoy maximum distance with maximum fun.
A bigger club head gave them more freedom to place discretionary mass as far from Launcher XL's center as possible. This matters because when you strike a golf ball on the toe or heel of the golf club, that golf club will start to rotate. And the degree to which your club’s face opens or closes directly affects how offline your ball flies. Translation? Less rotation on off-center impacts equals straighter drives.
REBOUND FRAMEWhat’s better than one flex zone? Two (duh). Alternating zones of flexibility and rigidity direct more energy into the golf ball for increased ball speed and distance on every shot.
Around the perimeter of Launcher XL’s fast and flexible face, Cleveland thickened the titanium to create a rigid frame that supports the face. But, as you move farther back along the crown and sole of the driver, behind that rigid frame, they’ve thinned out the titanium wall as much as possible. This creates a ring of flexibility in the body of the driver, located behind the driver face. That ring is then supported by additional stiffness at the back of the driver.
When you strike the ball, both of these flexible zones are activated, increasing the amount of energy that subsequently propels the golf ball off the face of the driver. It’s all a bit complicated, we know, but it’s easy to think of it as a spring within a spring–a bounce within a bounce.
ACTION MASS CBLots of shafts claim to be “Counter Balanced.” But a few extra sheets of graphite slapped onto one end of a golf shaft won’t have much effect on something as dynamic as a golf swing.
In contrast, Action Mass CB is an 8g weight placed at the very top of the grip, right behind your hands as you hold the club–it ain’t fairy dust. Think of it as the pommel of a sword: it helps your swing feel more controlled.
The benefits start in the backswing. As you bring the head of the golf club up from address, Action Mass CB’s grip weight makes it feel lighter and more controlled. And that added control on the takeaway makes you more stable so that, by the time you reach the top of your swing, you’re hitting the same position over and over. (Consistency. It’s, like, a good thing.)
Once it’s time to begin your downswing, Action Mass CB brings your hands straight down. This is great because that keeps your arms close to your body as you swing through the ball. Ultimately, it’s a better swing plane that avoids the dreaded casting motion. And with a less ‘over the top’ swing, you’ll have a squarer club face through impact, which means straighter shots with less slice.
ADJUSTABLE HOSELAdjust your loft from 9 to 12 degrees to optimize your launch angle, distance, and shot shape. Loft can be adjusted at 0.5 deg increments with 12 positions in all.
ACCURACY BUILDIf precision is your top priority, this custom configuration is an inch shorter without counterbalancing for max control off the tee.
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