Cleveland Golf will launch its new Launcher XL Driver, Launcher XL Lite Driver, Launcher XL Lite Draw Driver and Women’s Launcher XL Lite in North America on Aug. 20.
“The Launcher XL drivers hit the ball long and straight – plain and simple,” said Jeff Brunski, vice president of research and development at Cleveland Golf.
“This is the most forgiving driver line we’ve ever made. More than anything, you’re going to see straighter drives more often. We’re introducing a standard model with adjustable loft and lie settings, a lite model that’s longer and faster and a draw model that corrects for a slice. There’s something for all game improvement players with Launcher XL,” said Brunski.
The Launcher XL Driver is about 6.7 per cent longer front to back and features an 11 per cent increase in MOI, compared to the previous generation.
The added MOI is for more forgiveness with a higher launch and provides a 27 per cent tighter dispersion area when compared against the previous generation.
The Launcher XL Driver also features Rebound Frame, which provides alternating zones of flexibility and rigidity to direct more energy into the golf ball.
An adjustable hosel allows golfers to optimize launch angle, distance, and shot shape with up to 12 different potential loft positions.
The Launcher XL also comes standard with Action Mass CB, an 8g weight that is placed inside the end of the grip to help square up the ball more consistently for better accuracy and control.
Alongside the Launcher XL Driver, Cleveland Golf developed the new Launcher XL Lite model for those players who prefer a lightweight option in order to add speed to their swings.
The Launcher XL Lite features the same XL Head Design and Rebound Frame structure and combines it with the new Lite-Weight Design. This driver helps moderate swing speed players dial it up for more distance by saving 12g of weight compared to the standard Launcher XL Driver, while maintaining forgiveness.
For those players fighting a slice, the Launcher XL Lite Draw helps take the right side out of play, while the Women’s Launcher XL Lite is tailored to the needs of female golfers.
The Launcher XL is available in nine,10.5 and 12 degree lofts and retail at $529.99.The Launcher XL Lite($469.99) comes in 10.5, 10.5 degree Draw and 12 degree lofts and the Women’s Launcher XL Lite is available in 12 degree lofts.