Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands


Launcher XL HALO

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Golfers have two choices in this category: an all-iron set or one in which the irons are mostly hybrid-like. Few do the latter better than Cleveland. This model keeps the longer blade length and hosel from its previous version and increases forgiveness across a wider area of the face by borrowing technology from sister-brand Srixon. Specifically, the Launcher XL Halo uses variable-thickness patterns milled into the back of each face to increase ball speed and forgiveness, just what golfers in this category need. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: Think of the name for a moment. Launcher: The wide soles push weight down low to help get the ball in the air with amazing ease. XL: Although the oversize hybrid-style irons might not appeal to everyone, the technology can benefit just about anyone because the size and hollow body allow weight to be placed where it’s needed most—low and back. Halo: The increase in moment of inertia (less ball speed loss on mis-hits) is 17 percent higher compared to the previous version, offering the kind of forgiveness you would expect from a club with this name. Add it all up and using these will make you feel better about yourself than an episode of Ted Lasso.  Read more>>>

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Price: $114 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


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Player Comments
“They’re like a fountain pen with an eraser. Forgiveness is exemplary as mis-hits are mostly covered up. Plenty of distance. You can hit this as high as you want.”
Handicap, 8
Black cavity fill reduces the visual appearance from the top down. Clean badging and the port on the toe looks cool. Aggressive distance. The 7-iron tremendous and the shorter irons have nice flight and distance."
Handicap, 15
"I really like the beveling on the edges and the front. Looks like it'll be super forgiving in a comforting way with the rounded and soft leading edge. The sound is loud without being a shout. Just the right amount of feedback."
Handicap, 15
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Launcher XL HALO Left Hand / Right Hand $114

Launcher XL HALO

Name Loft Length
5I 23.00 38.50
7I 30.00 37.25
PW 44.00 36.00

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