Cleveland Launcher HB Irons Review

Looking for a suitable iron for starting your venture into golf? Then look no further than the Cleveland Launcher HB as it has features that will help you in the start and further down the road. Golf requires a degree of forgiveness, and Cleveland has created just the thing with this set of irons. Their engineers say the hybrid/irons set offers hybrids such as tolerance and trajectory in the irons and claims they are the easiest to hit in golf. 

From a long iron to wedge-shaped hybrid design, this easy-to-hit club is made for golfers who need help. The hollow design combines a large sole with a sloping crown and backside and a high-strength steel surface insert, all of which contribute to increased flight speed and ball speed. The shape of the head is more stylish than the previous hollow iron, so the look looks more delicious.

Even a short iron is not offensive, which is no small feat in the complete hollow body. The golf irons also come with shafts which are made of Gold Steel and the famous Miyazaki Graphite, we will talk about then in detail below, let us take a look at some of the features.

Specifications

The Launcher HB irons mark Cleveland’s return to the super-game improvement category, especially for the low or medium speed swingers. Each club has the same top-line thickness on a chrome surface that enables the balls to be launched over long distances and with great spin. The hollow crown structure also helps with it being inclined rearward from the leading edge, it pushes the Launcher HB to a high position because the weight is pulled low and pushed back to the head. Here are the specifications for the clubs in the set, including the graphite and steel material:

Club

Loft

Lie

Length

Graphite

Steel

4 iron

21

61

38.8

D1

D2

5 iron

24

61.5

38.2

D1

D2

6 iron

27

62

37.6

D1

D2

7 iron

30

62.5

37

D1

D2

8 iron

34

623

36.5

D1

D2

9 iron

39

63.5

36

D1

D2

PW

44

64

35.7

D1

D2

DW

50

64.5

35.5

D2

D3

SW

56

64.5

35.5

D2

D3

Hollow Construction

Nowadays, hollow body construction is becoming more popular for irons because they are more tolerant than traditional ones. Cleveland says the Launcher HB transfers weight around the head, creating a high MOI and a stable head. For you, this means consistent ball speed and the distance between the toe and heel strikes, which can only help improve accuracy. With advanced HB technology, Cleveland HB has extraordinary forgiveness, providing more accurate shots and straight lines. These irons have a wide sole and deep weight, allowing players to adapt to the irons faster. Those slow golfers who are not able to swing will notice the rapid development of the game with the help of these irons.

HiBore Crown

Like the HB wood, the stepped crown eliminates weights above the equator of the golf ball and repositions it to lower and deeper positions to increase launch and forgiveness. It makes HB a super playable and forgiving choice. Also worth mentioning that many brands are trying to make a set of hardcore wood, but Cleveland is leading the way with the Launcher HB

High Strength Clubface

HB’s ultra-thin HT1770 face reduces the weight of the face and increases the weight of the outside, but it can also bend more during impact to provide higher ball speed and better traveling distance.

High-Performance Design

The Cleveland Launcher irons are shaped like a blend to help shoot in the air, especially at lower swing speeds and greater tolerance. There is a short iron you can get which specializes in control while the long ones are more suitable for covering long distances. However, distance is not a problem that Launcher HB has to solve, because it is a light club and you can hit pretty hard with it. It is also suitable for medium to slow swings as it increases the hitting height so that when the ball is launched, it stays in the air for a long time.

The Miyazaki C. KUA Graphite Shaft

This is one of the most prized aspects of the irons and it is also made with great precision. The graphite shaft contributes to the lightweight design which makes the club easy to swing, while a stable low-torque stiffness profile enhances control and accuracy. Made in Japan and weighing only 50 grams, this advanced, lightweight shaft promotes an easy swing and faster clubhead speed.

The Dynamic Gold 98 Steel Shaft

Dynamic Gold is the standard by which all other shafts are measured. In the Launcher HB series, this lighter-weight version was created to increase club speed and help hit the ball higher.

Pros

  • They are excellent and effortless to use with the Miyazaki C.Kua graphite shaft, which provides all the stability needed. The Dynamic Gold Steel bar gives some good stability as well;
  • These irons are considered to be the easiest to handle when launching the ball over a longer trajectory and improved accuracy;
  • An often overlooked feature is that the clubs provide a good spin, ideal for players who have problems with slow spins;
  • Feelings and sounds are iron enough to meet the requirements, and ease of use and high flight provide an excellent alternative to the game's improved iron for those who need it.

Cons

  • Cleveland does a good job in making sure that the irons look top-notch but the appearance, when compared to other clubs, is ‘chunky’. Meaning that the size is a bit big and they are not easier to carry around;
  • With the clubhead and most of the irons being hollow, the clubs don’t feel that responsive and have a soft feel;
  • The entire set as a whole is expensive to purchase in comparison to other sets.

Conclusion

These large irons are said to be similar to hybrid irons by some golfers, but one thing is for sure, they are one of the best options if forgiveness is your top priority. They have a lot of built-in stuff and features, such as the hollow body and it, in turn, gives Cleveland engineers a lot of room to work. The curved HiBore crown helps lower the CG and balances movement as we go further from the clubhead. The slim HT1770 panel adds great play, while the internal tuning ensures it doesn’t make too much sound. The manufacturer did everything they can to make the Launcher HB easy to hit with for both amateurs and professionals alike. The HB irons are ideal for beginners and people looking for game improvements, but stronger players can also choose these long irons as a good choice for traditional hybrids.
Vincent

Vincent

Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people desired to know more about golf. I have years of semi-professional golf playing. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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