Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid Review
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The Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid retails for $199.99 (MSRP) and it’s optimized for the average golfer, being perfectly capable of delivering towering distance while staying true to a hybrid’s main goal: to be easy to hit. On short, this baby was designed for mid to high handicappers, seeking for a faster launch and a higher trajectory flight. The Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid is built utilizing the same technologies as the wood and the driver in the Launcher HB series. The lesson to be taken home about this hybrid’s main features is: high and straight. Okay, these are actually two lessons, but let that go.

The Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid delivers a firm metallic crack at impact, which sounds more like solid steel rather than thin aluminum, due to the face’s width, which is ample, and this clever engineering trick makes for the face hitting the ball to sound full and consistent. However, there’s a price to pay for this feature: your mishits will be hard to detect by your ears and hands, before your eyes do. On the turf, the Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid is very easy to hit and there’s ample forgiveness built-in with off center strikes, both in terms of direction and distance. The high launch of this hybrid is ideal for landing the ball softly on the greens, as the philosophy behind creating the Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid is to deliver a straight ball flight. Bottom line, this hybrid is a solid product which comes with a very affordable price tag, and if you’re contemplating the possibility of replacing your long irons with hybrids, the Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Hybrid is definitely worth considering.