Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands


Launcher XL Halo

Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Asking a fairway wood to solve all the problems of an average hack is like asking the parents of quintuplets to change their diapers at once: too many messes, not enough wipes. But this line of fairway woods makes the game’s messiest club a little easier to use through smart and effective solutions. First, a shallower face height lowers the center of gravity. Then, the mass is lowered just a bit more thanks to a step-down feature in the crown. Finally, the face—a variable-thickness, high-strength steel alloy— is supported by flexible and stiff regions in the crown and frame to direct more energy to the ball at impact. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: Golfers in need of game-improvement performance cannot be helped by a lower center of gravity or a faster face if the clubhead strikes the ground before reaching the ball. That’s why the sole rails play such an important role on these clubs. A lot of golfers tend to have an upward angle of attack. With a fairway wood, that often means the club is bottoming out well before reaching the ball. The rails here allow the club’s leading edge to glide through the turf, reducing the detrimental effects of fat shots. Read  more>>>

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Price: Launcher XL Halo $230
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"The rails are intriguing. I've always been a fan with how those will interact with the turf. So clean off the face. You know right off the ball is not going to spin. Extremely tight dispersion. So easy to launch."
Handicap, 9
"Sits nice on the turf, not too closed, not too open. Sound was loud off the face and aggressive."
Handicap, +4
“You could get the ball up in the air without any extra effort. Liked the forgiveness. Took right side of the course out of play. Very lightweight.”
Handicap, 15
Club Specs
Models Price
Launcher XL HALO $230

Launcher XL HALO

Name Loft Length Dexterity Adjustable
3W 15.00 43.13 No
5W 18.00 42.63 No
7W 21.00 42.13 No

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