Fast Facts Cleveland Launcher XL HALO Irons
Super game-improvement irons
Hybrid-style iron design high MOI
V-shape sole short irons
Sole rails long irons
Action Mass CB counterbalance grip
Loft specific grooves
Lofts: 5-iron 23°, pitching wedge 44°
Graphite shafts 7-iron set $899.99
Steel shafts at retail Sept. 17, 2021 7-iron set $799.99
Cleveland Golf recognizes the need for women, beginners, and seniors to have an easy-to-hit iron with design features that help clubhead speed in a confidence-building head size. The new Launcher XL HALO irons, an update of the Launcher Halos from 2019, fits that description nicely.
“From head to grip, Launcher XL HALO Irons just make golf easier and more fun,” said Brian Schielke, General Manager at Cleveland Golf. “Most of us don’t have much confidence standing 170 yards out with a long iron in hand and needing to carry a bunker to make the green. But with Launcher XL HALO, you’ll swing easier, feel confident, and be shocked at how forgiving they are. These irons will become your go-to clubs.”
The heads are slightly larger and have a very high MOI, for example in the 7-iron, 2,908 g-cm2, to maintain the greatest amount of ball speed possible when impact is off center. The lower lofts, the long irons, have rails on the soles to ensure smoother turf contact and the higher lofts have V-shaped soles for a solid strike to the ball. Each has an 8-gram weight in the butt end of the shaft under the grip to improve swing speed without making the club too light. Cleveland offers the option of an “Accuracy Build” without the counterbalance weight in the butt with shafts that are one-half inch shorter.