Cleveland Launcher HB Irons Review

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  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
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  • RRP £570.00

What we say...

The Cleveland Launcher HB irons have been created for players who need a little more forgiveness

Just in case you prefer hybrids over irons or your game really needs another level of forgiveness Cleveland have created the Launcher HB just for you. Their engineers say the hybrid/iron set deliver hybrid like forgiveness and trajectory in a set of irons - and claim they are the easiest set to hit in golf.

Brian Shielke, Marketing Director at Srixon Cleveland says: "The Launcher hB Irons are the most forgiving, easiest iron sets to hit in golf, and it starts with the full hollow construction."

"Each iron is full hollow with hybrid construction to create a lower, deeper centre of gravity so that it’s easier to hit the ball up in the air and more forgiving for better distance control and better shots in to the green."

In the video below, Brian Shielke, Marketing Director at Srixon Cleveland, explains why the new Cleveland Launcher HB irons could be the easiest to hit in golf. 

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons Review: You Should Know

Hybrid forgiveness for a whole set of irons. A hollow-body increases stability to higher levels than cavity back irons which Cleveland say means toe and heel hits fly higher, straighter and longer. A HiBore crown positions mass low and deep, a high-speed face insert flexes at impact to maximise ball speed and internal strengthening ribs improve acoustics over any hybrid iron of the past.    

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Cleveland Launcher HB Irons: We Say

There's no doubt in our mind that wider body hybrid heads offer extra forgiveness over traditional irons, and that explains why the HB is the only model here to receive a forgiveness rating of five. The head is stretched from toe to heel and there's a wide sole with low and deep weighting which contributes to ultimate forgiveness.

A super forgiving hybrid iron that would help many golfers find more greens, more often. Sadly, experience tells us only a small proportion of golfers will actually put a set in play...

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Cleveland Launcher HB Irons: Key Details

➤ Hollow construction

Hollow body constructions are more and more popular nowadays for irons as they’re more forgiving than a traditional cavity back. Cleveland say the Launcher HB moves weight to the perimeter of the head, creating a very high MOI and stable head. For you it means consistent ball speed and distances on both toe and heel strikes, which can only help improve accuracy.   

➤ HiBore Crown

Just like with the HB woods a stepped crown removes mass from above the golf balls equator and repositions it lower and deeper to increase launch and forgiveness. Making the HB a super playable and forgiving option.  

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➤ Thin high strength face

The HB’s ultra-thin HT1770 face frees up more mass from the face to increase perimeter weighting but it's also able to flex more at impact to deliver higher ball speeds and improved carry distances.

➤ Progressive shaping

The long irons have heads shaped like hybrids  to help launch shots into the air, particularly with lower swing speeds and for improved forgiveness. The short irons are much more iron-like to promote control.  

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Product Information

    Iron forgiveness rating
  • RRP: £570 (s) £648 (g)
  • Availability: 4 – SW (stock set 5 - PW)
  • Stock shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold DST 98 (s) Miyazaki C Kua (g)
  • Seven iron loft and length: 30° loft / 37” length


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