Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Cleveland Launcher XL 2 Draw

Why We Like It

The slice-fighting version incorporates all the ball speed enhancements of the standard model, especially its off-center-hit stability through its large front-to-back size and its expansive face area. Another benefit carried over from the standard model is an eight-gram weight in the butt end of the grip. This helps to counterbalance the club’s weight, making it easier to control the downswing and build more speed. The heel-biased shaping and internal weighting on the heel side help counteract a slice.

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Characteristics

  • A slightly extended area toward the heel, along with internal heel-biased weighting, helps slicers find more fairways.
  • The alternating flexible and rigid sections in the perimeter of the face and body offer a ball-speed boost.
  • An eight-gram weight in the butt end of the grip enhances control and speed in the downswing by helping the club feel lighter on the takeaway.
  • Loft is adjustable between 9 and 12 degrees.

Highlights

  • Top 5 most-forgiving drivers, all handicap groups
  • Top 5 largest drivers front to back

Price

$450

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

4.5
Performance
4.5
50%*
Innovation
4.5
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
4.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Ball Flight
Lower, More Rolling
Higher, More Carry
Sensory
Quieter
Louder
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

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