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If you’re a beginner or high handicapper looking for some clubs to make the game a bit easier, these Cleveland Launcher XL irons could tick all your boxes. Let’s take a closer look…

Cleveland Launcher XL irons: First impressions

There are two quite drastically different models available here which is really nice as it allows people to go with something that suits their eye.

Cleveland Launcher XL irons

Both have a comforting oversized shaping to give you confidence over the ball and offer different levels of forgiveness and launch relative to the golfers needs.

Cleveland Launcher XL irons: The Line-Up

Cleveland Launcher XL irons
Cleveland Launcher XL irons

A game-improvement offering that are hollow in the long irons for distance and cavity backs in the short irons for more precision

Cleveland Launcher XL irons
Cleveland Launcher XL Halo irons

A super game improvement model offering a hybrid-like performance from an iron for maximum forgiveness and maximum fun

Cleveland Launcher XL irons: The technology

Both of the Launcher XL irons have an oversized head design to drive up MOI and make the clubs more forgiving.

The main frame of the clubheads have been designed using artificial intelligence. There is variable face technology to boost ball speeds on off centre strikes as well as unique weight pads to ensure maximum forgiveness across the face.

Cleveland Launcher XL irons

We also see loft-specific grooves. The longer irons have wider, flatter grooves while the shorter irons have closely-shaped, deeper, higher-spinning grooves.

The sole of the Launcher XL irons is V-shaped throughout. This helps the clubs glide through the turf with less drag to maintain power and speed on heavy strikes.

In the Launcher XL Halo the crown has a stepped shape to bring the height down. This drops the centre of gravity for higher launch.

Cleveland Launcher XL irons

The Halo model features the same V-shaped sole in the short irons but have glide rails in the long irons for more versatility. The wedges feature a three-tiered sole.

Both models are counterbalanced as an 8g weight has been placed in the grip of the club to deliver better balance and control.

Cleveland Launcher XL irons

Cleveland Launcher XL irons: The details

Available: March 25

RRP: £499 (6-piece steel); £599 (6-piece graphite)

Stock shafts: True Temper Elevate 95; Project X Catalyst; Project X Cypher Ladies

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360; Winn Dri-Tac Ladies

More info: Cleveland website

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Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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