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The Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons are seriously forgiving, high launching and straight. Hollow progressive shaping and unique HiBore profile.
Recording our 2019 year end podcast [listen HERE], Matt Saternus and I agreed Cleveland Golf has been producing high quality clubs at attractive price points – something most golfers appreciate. Having found noteworthy forgiveness across the Launcher products I had tested, this declaration from Cleveland really caught my attention: “Launcher HB Turbo Irons are big, fast, and forgiving as forgiveness gets.”
I appreciate that Cleveland Golf didn’t shy away from stating the irons are big in the quote above, and for golfers in the SGI category, that size may offer you an air of confidence. That said, there’s no denying the topline is thick, but the mix of polished and matte chrome finish keeps it from feeling overwhelming.
As a progressive shaped set, the size of the distinctive HiBore Crown diminishes as the loft goes up. The sole has a similar look to its predecessor with simple branding and clean lines that break up the large surface.
Sound & Feel
Although the Launcher HB Turbo Iron head has a bulky look, the club had a well balanced feel with only a hint of head weight. At impact, the solid feel in my hands matched the deep thwack my ears heard. It took an enormous mishit to feel any significant feedback.
True to the bold forgiveness declaration from Cleveland, the Launcher HB Turbo irons are indeed super forgiving. Any decent contact sent the ball high and straight. This can be attributed in a large part to the HiBore profile which, along with being hollow, positions weight low and deep in the head.
With low spin and modest offset, the irons are also well suited to golfers trying to alleviate a slice. Although the irons share the Turbo moniker with other clubs in the Launcher family, I did not find the face “hot” or “explosive”. Distances were very consistent, but not attention grabbing.
The Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons make it easy to keep the ball in play. Golfers with slower swing speeds will enjoy getting the ball high in the air no matter how solid the strike. The wide soles offer versatility for the non-tour conditions we all face on a routine basis. Very, very forgiving.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons Price & Specs