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2018 Official Forum Member Review - Cleveland Launcher HB Drivers

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Brilliant Zylem, you have nailed this review. All three of you guys have inspired me to really want to review a driver (if I'm lucky enough to get another review opportunity)

 

 

Thank you, it was a blast. The staff here put together a wonderful review format that made it easy to organize all my thoughts. I would recommend anyone interested in doing a review to apply, but if you want to do it well, be prepared to hit a lot of shots with the club/s. I had three different range sessions hitting only drivers when I was working on the range performance section. I really wanted to have five but mother nature must of thought three was plenty  :P 

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MGS OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW

  • Cleveland Launcher HB Driver

 

Stage Two – Performance Review

June, 2018

By: cksurfdude

  • With a shoutout to The STUD for his helpful suggestions.

 

 

 

End Notes:

  1. Cleveland's Custom Catalog is at… https://www.clevelandgolf.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-Cleveland-Library/default/dw48f95686/pdf/2017-2018-Cleveland-Golf-Custom-Catalog.pdf
  2. It's not just Project X shafts nor their 5.5 flex – I have PX SD (San Diego) 5.5 shafts in my XR hybrids; the 4H is one of my favorite clubs (and still in the bag from last year .. which is saying something for a club ‘ho!). It's possible I might like the 65g HZRDUS Yellow better .. or maybe the HZRDUS Red? .. and I would like to try their EvenFlow Blue.
  3. It's interesting to me that my fellow testers – both 30 years younger than me, taller and stronger, life-long golfers and with swing speeds much faster than mine – are each playing lighter shafts (65g and 60g). In my testing I found it easier to swing and hit … and make centered contact with … the Bertha Fusion and its very light, 47g, and flexier shaft; so – despite the LM numbers at the shaft fitting – I'm still scratching my head about being fit into the HZRDUS Yellow 75g……. (*Also note: the fitting head used was a Srixon and not a Launcher HB)
  4. So when MGS asks, “Does the shaft really matter?” (https://mygolfspy.com/fact-the-golf-shaft-matters) … I can unequivocally answer with a very firm “YES!!”

 

And...

As always … YMMV.

 

Enjoyed your review Surf!   The shaft truly is the engine and it can make or break the performance of a good head.   Thanks for the hard work you put into this review.

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Enjoyed your review Surf! The shaft truly is the engine and it can make or break the performance of a good head. Thanks for the hard work you put into this review.

Thanks!!! Really wanted this thing to work and kept plugging away at it (even though, full disclosure, I did want to "punt" early). Almost feel a bit bad for Cleveland Golf with their driver not getting anywhere near the love that .. other brand ::wink:: ::wink:: .. driver is getting from everyone.....

 

But the good news is my long club swing has improved and I'm starting to hit the Bertha Mini nicely

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