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I played today and hit my HBs really well.  My cart partner kept telling me how well I was striking the 4 iron.  I told him if there was a 2 or 3 iron available I would be all over them.   Seriously Cleveland for future models please add  2 & 3 iron options.! 

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Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
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I played today and hit my HBs really well. My cart partner kept telling me how well I was striking the 4 iron. I told him if there was a 2 or 3 iron available I would be all over them. Seriously Cleveland for future models please add 2 & 3 iron options.!

Yep, the 4 iron is the money club and I would buy a 2 and 3 as well.

 

 

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:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

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Yep, the 4 iron is the money club and I would buy a 2 and 3 as well.

 

 

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I've never bagged a 4 iron that I have so much confidence in.  It's a real pleasure to have in my arsenal.  

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Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

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Wow sounds like these clubs are not only inspiring confidence but also real performance gains! Is there any lies that you struggle off or are they consistent everywhere?

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Wow sounds like these clubs are not only inspiring confidence but also real performance gains! Is there any lies that you struggle off or are they consistent everywhere?

My Launchers haven't found a lie they didn't like to be honest. My big concern going in was lies in the rough but they have out performed any other iron I have used in this area. I will be a bit more in depth on this very topic in stage 2.

 

 

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Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-L

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

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Wow sounds like these clubs are not only inspiring confidence but also real performance gains! Is there any lies that you struggle off or are they consistent everywhere?

 

 

My Launchers haven't found a lie they didn't like to be honest. My big concern going in was lies in the rough but they have out performed any other iron I have used in this area. I will be a bit more in depth on this very topic in stage 2.

 

 

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Wedgie has more of an upright (proper) swing plane than I do so he can get down after the ball in the rough. In fact, I don't remember him hitting anything off center with the HBs.  Myself on the other hand,  I have a flat swing (picker) therefore those shots in the thick bermuda rough are a bit of a challenge.  I have come out with some great shots out however I have hit some very heavy too.. 

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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I was having some problems chipping yesterday with distance control using my PW, 7I..  Most likely it was my technique however next week I will work on my greenside chips and then keep up with how many up and downs I can achieve.   I took my specialty wedge (square strike wedge) out of the bag so I could put the HBs under a little game time  money pressure . I put the SSW back in yesterday for when I play the money games. 

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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That SSW is going to take some beating. Would be nice to see a straight comparison between that and the new wedge...

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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That SSW is going to take some beating. Would be nice to see a straight comparison between that and the new wedge...

 

 

And you will once our greens heal up.   They recently punched and sanded them and once they do that it takes several days for the greens to return to form. 

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Excellent, I look forward to seeing your thoughts

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Excellent, I look forward to seeing your thoughts

 

You haven't seen nothing yet!  Just wait until my co testers post their stage 2s.  This thread is gonna light up like a bass gulping down his first june bug.  :D

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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The Honeymoon is over and the lifetime commitment is on!  Today, I sold my beloved Callaway Steelhead irons. Without a doubt, the Cleveland Launcher HB irons are my golfing soulmates.  :wub:   I'm so thankful for the opportunity to test these irons and after all the hard work,be able to game them from here forward.  Thank you MyGolfSpy and Cleveland Golf!

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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The Honeymoon is over and the lifetime commitment is on! Today, I sold my beloved Callaway Steelhead irons. Without a doubt, the Cleveland Launcher HB irons are my golfing soulmates. :wub: I'm so thankful for the opportunity to test these irons and after all the hard work,be able to game them from here forward. Thank you MyGolfSpy and Cleveland Golf!

Ut oh you loved those things and you sold em. These must really fit your need hoss

 

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The Honeymoon is over and the lifetime commitment is on! Today, I sold my beloved Callaway Steelhead irons. Without a doubt, the Cleveland Launcher HB irons are my golfing soulmates. :wub: I'm so thankful for the opportunity to test these irons and after all the hard work,be able to game them from here forward. Thank you MyGolfSpy and Cleveland Golf!

Wow, now that is a massive endorsement!!

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Ut oh you loved those things and you sold em. These must really fit your need hoss

 

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Yes sir boss man they are the cats meow!

 

Wow, now that is a massive endorsement!!

 

Yea the HBs make golfing easier for this ole boy and since all my joints are acting up, trust me, easier is good!  To put it into proper perspective, it's like coming off a skateboard  hauling arse down a steep driveway(conventional irons) to a bicycle with training wheels (HBs) on a smooth ride. 

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Anything that makes playing easier and means you can enjoy playing for longer is a winner in my books

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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The Honeymoon is over and the lifetime commitment is on! Today, I sold my beloved Callaway Steelhead irons. Without a doubt, the Cleveland Launcher HB irons are my golfing soulmates. :wub: I'm so thankful for the opportunity to test these irons and after all the hard work,be able to game them from here forward. Thank you MyGolfSpy and Cleveland Golf!

WOW, that's a statement !

 

 

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Driver; PXG 0311XF Cypher 50 gr Senior  
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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The Honeymoon is over and the lifetime commitment is on! Today, I sold my beloved Callaway Steelhead irons. Without a doubt, the Cleveland Launcher HB irons are my golfing soulmates. :wub: I'm so thankful for the opportunity to test these irons and after all the hard work,be able to game them from here forward. Thank you MyGolfSpy and Cleveland Golf!

That's awesome OG! Glad they are working out so well for you

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Anything that makes playing easier and means you can enjoy playing for longer is a winner in my books

 

Absolutely!

 

WOW, that's a statement !

 

 

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I'm so confident in my HBs that it was not hard letting go of the Callys.  With that said, I hope they find a good home because they're well made and solid hitting irons. 

 

That's awesome OG! Glad they are working out so well for you

 

Thanks buddy!   Yea I'm a happy and satisfied old coot who has found his Mother Lode of irons.  :wub:  

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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I joined three guys yesterday and played in a little points game.  Throw two bucks in the pot and winner takes all.  Well thanks to my HB irons, I took home $6.00!   :wub:   Heck I'm playing with a really sore back and my irons kept bailing me out. 

 

One question I was asked earlier was how do they perform in gusty wind?  We had a thunderstorm approaching yesterday that caused some gusty conditions.   I saw virtually no difference between the HB irons and my prior Steelhead irons with wind interaction.   I hit the HB irons a bit higher however there was no significant drop off with distance in windy conditions vs the Callaway Steelhead irons.  Perhaps this is because I have more center strikes with the HB irons as they are easier for me to hit. 

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Brilliant OG, you are just getting better and better with these irons 👏👏😎

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 

 

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Ok guys, sorry it has been a bit of radio silence.  Started a new job and my wife and I are expecting our first baby so life is a little crazy right now! But I have this little gem for you all before my stage 2 goes up! 

 

Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

2-Iron- :Sub70: 699-U

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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Bag: BagBoy ZTF Stand Bag (REVIEW HERE)

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Ok guys, sorry it has been a bit of radio silence.  Started a new job and my wife and I are expecting our first baby so life is a little crazy right now! But I have this little gem for you all before my stage 2 goes up! 

 

 

Looking forward to your Stage 2!  I had to get mine in early because there was no guarantee my back would hold up for long term testing. I'm totally in love with the HB irons as they couldn't have come at a  better time in my golfing life.   

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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well, I tried to put in all of my pictures for my stage 2 and the files are all messed up... Stage 2 will be up this week after I retake all of the pictures... so sad. Hope y'all had a great weekend! 

Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

2-Iron- :Sub70: 699-U

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

Bag: BagBoy ZTF Stand Bag (REVIEW HERE)

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My stage 2 is up.

 

whoa..... EPIC final sentence!!  great write up...

 

And - for anyone wondering - I have witnessed first hand what these things can do on multiple occasions.  These are as "point and shoot, walk in a straight line to your ball for the next shot" as clubs get.

 

If you're serious about shooting lower scores these should definitely be on your try-it list - at the very least - if not in your bag.  

DriverPING G425 Max
Woods- PING G 3w, Sub70 pro 4w, 
Callaway UW 19*, TourEdge C721 22* 
Irons- XXIO X

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw 

Putter- Cleveland HB Soft #1 w/UST
Ball- Maxfli Tour X

Interested in an in-depth review of  the Callaway Paradym driver? Click ➡️ here

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Stage 2 Review – Cleveland Launcher HB Irons

 

Final Score – 97 out of 100

 

Conclusion

 

The Cleveland Launcher HB irons are hands down the best irons for a golfer of my caliber than any irons I have ever played.  By changing nothing else I have gone from being in the top 57% of golfers that keep a handicap to the top 30%.  Will you have the same results?  I don't know but if you want to score better I am very confident that at least 70% of you out there would benefit by playing these clubs.  The sad thing is I'll bet only 10% of you have the balls to try them.

 

Great job Wedgie!   I love me some  :cleveland-small:  HBs  :wub:  and everything you said about them is up to snuff.   You talked about getting fit for a backup set, I can see myself doing the same thing.   I would freak out if my irons were stolen or loss.  :o  

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Thanks guys!  I feel bad that these clubs have kind of been lost in the shuffle of all the other reviews going on but they really have been great clubs for me.  

Wedgie

 

Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-L

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

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Thanks guys!  I feel bad that these clubs have kind of been lost in the shuffle of all the other reviews going on but they really have been great clubs for me.  

 

Yea I am surprised how much people overlook game improvement irons when in fact, they can do soooooooo much to help folks enjoy the game more.  If golfers overlook these irons, they are doing themselves a grave injustice.  The HBs flat out perform!

Ping G430 Max Driver 10.5 Degree
Titleist TSR1 4, 5, & 6 Hybrids 
Titleist T350 Irons 7 - W48 
Cleveland
CBX ZipCore  52 56 & 60 Degree Wedges

LAB Mezz Max Broomstick Putter / TPT Shaft  (Platinum @ 45/78)

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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My stage 2 is up.

Awesome Stage 2, and what a score. I'm not surprised these are the real deal for you, the previous Altitudes were highly praised and it seems like the HB are even better. I wish I didn't have a mental block on hybrid clubs, otherwise I'd definitely give these a shot.

 

 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:mizuno-small: ST-X 10.5* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 15* Kai/li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 4h Linq Blue R Flex
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:cleveland-small: Launcher CBX 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
CURRENTLY TESTING - Mizuno Long Game

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