Cleveland Launcher XL Halo woods are new for 2022 as part of a major launch from the manufacturer with forgiveness the big promise from these fairways.
The woods have a bigger club head than in previous models, are more forgiving and offer maximum distance from your game.
What Cleveland says about the Launcher XL Halo Fairway Woods:
“Get off the deck with the new Launcher XL Halo Fairway. We gave it Gliderail to ensure quality contact through the turf. And it’s really big and full of MOI, just in case the XL name didn’t tip you off. That means it’s really forgiving.
“A bigger head means an MOI of 3,338 g-cm² – our most ever in a Cleveland Golf Fairway Wood. Add that forgiveness to a high launch from low-and-deep weighting, and you’ll enjoy maximum distance with maximum fun.
“Twin rails along the sole of the club help keep the face straight through impact for optimal ball striking.
“Alternating zones of flexibility and rigidity direct more energy into the golf ball for increased ball speed and distance on every shot.”
Cleveland Launcher XL Halo Woods Design & Features
The new fairway woods get their XL name due to the fact that Cleveland have opted for a larger club head in the new range.
The big head has enable Cleveland to take the MOI to 3,338 g-cm² and make this an incredibly forgiving fairway option. In fact, the MOI is the highest Cleveland have manage to take any woods.
The weight in the XL Halo is low and deep to help improve forgiveness, while the CG is perfected thanks to a stepped crown which helps produce a high launch angle.
The face features alternating zones of flexibility and rigidity that work in harmony to increase ball speeds and distance, while an 8g weight in the grip helps balance the woods.
Cleveland have followed a similar design path to Cobra’s baffler rails by adding Gliderails to the sole to help keep the club face square through all turf conditions and improve balls striking.
The XL woods are available in 3-wood (15 degrees), 5-wood (18 degrees) and 7-wood (21 degrees).
Verdict: Are Cleveland Launcher XL woods any good?
Cleveland have brought something different to the party in a sense of moving to a larger, more forgiving club head and everything about the XL woods is about getting the most from your game.
They aren’t the most technologically advanced fairways woods on the market, but they do have a fair amount of interesting design elements as part of their make up.
The Halo XL fairways are priced competitively and you will find they are value for money in terms of the gains they can offer to your game.
What is the Cleveland Launcher XL woods release date?
The XL woods are being released for general sale on March, 2022.
How much do the Cleveland XL fairway woods cost?
Each fairway wood will retail at around $230 / £175.
What are the Cleveland Launcher XL woods specs?
The XL woods are available in 3-wood (15 degrees), 5-wood (18 degrees) and 7-wood (21 degrees). Only the 3-wood and 5-wood are available in left-hand options.
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