What we say...
The Launcher Halo returns to Cleveland's line-up, offering a versatile scoring club designed for any situation. Featuring new Gliderail Technology, the Launcher Halo is optimized for better turf interaction from the toughest of lies.
"We all hit it in the rough and find ourselves in difficult positions out on the course," said Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf. "And it's those tough places that add big numbers to our scorecards. The new Launcher Halo helps us not only get out of those tough spots, but helps us excel from them and get into scoring position. It's so much more than a typical hybrid."
While the Gliderails provide optimal speed retention, the enhanced HiBore Crown pushes the center of gravity low and deep for a low spin, high launch ball flight. Halo Weighting shifts more weight to the perimeter for increased MOI and better overall forgiveness.
A new variable face insert, utilizing HT1770M steel, allows the Launcher Halo to provide improved ball speeds for more distance, even on off-center strikes.
Key Innovations Inside the Launcher Halo:
• Gliderails: Featuring a set of three rails, the leading edge and sole geometries are optimized for improved turf interaction and speed retention.
• HiBore Crown: The redesigned HiBore Crown enables a lower CG position, promoting that ideal low spin, high launch ball flight.
• High Strength Steel Face: Constructed using high strength steel, the variable face insert provides higher COR over a larger impact area leading to increased ball speeds and distance.
Cleveland's Launcher Halo is available in both men's and women's offerings along with right and left hand options. The Launcher Halo is priced at £179 and offered in 2 (16°), 3 (19°) and 4 (22°) Halo models.
Verdict: Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrid
There’s a whole new trend growing around making equipment for more casual, less serious golfers – those who just want to play the game for fun and not bother being fitted. If that’s you, then the Halo is a brilliant option for very sensible money.
The head has a mid-width size and a matt black crown that’s really attractive. Three sole rails make it easy to flight shots out of all sorts of lies, too. What do you give up for not getting fitted? Our data suggests about five yards (against our longest hybrid), which many golfers will see as a very fair trade considering the price.
We see the Halo as a very versatile hybrid. It’s much more useful and friendly than a traditional 3- or 4-iron, and it adds fun. If the truth be known, it probably delivers just the type of performance club golfers don’t believe is possible in the long game.