Cleveland Launcher XL Halo Fairway Wood Review

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  • Pros

    – Uber forgiving and easy to launch

    – Twin sole rails make it easier to square the face

    – All lofts available for women

    – Good left-handed options

    – Lots of tech for the price

  • Cons

    – Weighting in the grip won't suit everyone and can only be remove via custom-fitting

    – Not adjustable

    – Only one model

  • RRP £219.00

What we say...

The Cleveland Launcher XL Halo is larger than its predeccesor with the most MOI (forgiveness) ever produced in one of the brand’s fairway woods.

The Launcher XL Halo fairways have a larger overall framework than the previous generation with extreme perimeter weighting and increased MOI for added forgiveness on every swing.

The 3-wood’s 3,338g-cm² MOI is the most ever produced by a Cleveland Golf fairway wood.

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The Cleveland Launcher XL Halo fairway wood.

The new generation uses Gliderail technology, twin rails along the sole of the club, to helps deliver a square face at impact, while the new Rebound Frame club structure (also found in the XL driver) uses flex zones in the face and body, which work in sequence to help deliver more energy into the golf ball at impact for more speed and distance.

There’s a stepped crown design, which brings the height of the crown down, dropping the centre of gravity and raising the launch in the process.

The Cleveland Launcher XL Halo fairway wood comes in three lofts.

You’ll also find the ‘Action Mass CB’ introduced in the driver, with an eight-gram weight in the end of the grip providing counter-balancing.

Cleveland’s custom-fitting will also offer the Launcher XL fairways in a half-inch shorter version without the counter-balancing for players seeking the freedom to shape their shots.

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Cleveland Launch XL Halo Fairway Woods: Key Technology

The Cleveland Launcher XL Halo fairway wood has an XL Head Design and Gliderail on the sole.

XL Head Design

 The Launcher XL Halo Fairway Woods feature a larger head with extreme perimeter weighting (MOI of 3,338 g-cm² in the 3-wood), the most ever in a Cleveland Golf fairway wood.

Gliderail

Twin rails along the sole of the club help keep the face straight through impact for optimal ball striking off the tee or from the deck.

The Cleveland Launcher XL Halo fairway wood has a flex zone in the face to create more energy transfer into the ball.

Rebound Frame

A flex zone in the face and a second flex zone in the body of the club work in sequence to direct more impact energy into the golf ball, increasing ball speed and distance on every shot.

Action Mass CB

An 8g weight placed inside the end of the grip delivers better balance for more control without added effort.

HiBore Crown Step

The stepped crown shape brings the height of the crown down, dropping the center of gravity and raising the launch in the process.

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The Cleveland Launcher XL Halo fairway wood has an 8g weight in the grip to help counterbalance the club.

What Cleveland Golf say about the Launcher XL Halo Fairway Woods

“The new Launcher XL Halo Fairway Woods are the most forgiving and confidence inspiring fairway woods Cleveland Golf has ever made,” Joe Miller, European Product Manager at Cleveland Golf, said.

“With an extreme high MOI design, Gliderail technology and Rebound Frame, the Launcher XL Fairway Woods provide distance and consistency never before seen for game improvement players.”

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Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

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He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.
He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off 12.

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Product Information

Cleveland Launcher XL Halo Fairway Wood

RRP £219 
Launched February 18, 2022
Lofts 15º, 18º, 21º
Adjustable No
Women's? Yes
Left hand? Yes (15º, 18º. Custom-fit only in women's)
Stock shaft Men's Project X Cypher 55 (54g A, 54g R, 60g S); Women's Project X Cypher 40 (50.5g L)
Stock Grip Men's Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (52g, 58 round); Women's Winn Dri Tacc Ladies (35g, 59 round)

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