The CJ Cup @ Summit

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Cleveland

Launcher HB Turbo • Draw

Silver

Our Review:

These drivers are dedicated to the principle that if you strip away the sexier technologies of recent years (adjustable hosels, movable weights, channels, slots and bars), you have a lot more mass to play with to produce the kind of forgiveness that regular golfers need. Lose those non-essential features and Cleveland’s team says it saves some 35 grams in this design, resulting in a stable, lower-spinning head. The key is a large internal weight pad that is placed low and deep against the back of the head. Further lowering the center of gravity is the way the crown steps down from the topline. This design makes the head more rigid so that the face rebounds more effectively on mis-hits, especially higher up. In addition, using a cupface design that wraps around the crown and sole creates a larger trampoline for extra spring on mis-hits. Rather than creating an anti-slice version that pushes excessive weight into the heel at the expense of overall off-center-hit performance, the draw version tweaks the face angle closed while still keeping the CG deep for forgiveness. Read more >>

Price: $350
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Ratings
  • 4 1
    performance

    45%*

  • 4 1
    innovation

    30%*

  • 4 1
    Look / Sound / Feel

    20%*

  • 3 1
    demand

    5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
  • low

    It looks good and traditional from top to bottom. Feels good even on mis-hits, higher-pitched sound. Easy to swing and high flight.

  • mid

    Sleek, strong looking club. Very light and quick club, really felt like I smashed the ball, and it was plenty forgiving on mis-hits, too.

  • high

    Serious and mean in look and results—metallic without sounding tinny. Consistent distance and trajectory even on less-than-ideal swings.

Club Specs

Lofts

9, 10.5, 12 (HB Turbo); 10.5 (Draw); non-adjustable

Club Specs

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