Golf News – August 19, 2021

Cleveland Golf Introduces Launcher XL HALO Irons

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Cleveland Golf is proud to announce the all-new Launcher XL HALO Irons, hybrid-style super game improvement irons designed to make the game of golf more fun. The Launcher XL HALO Irons officially launch in North America on Aug. 20, 2021 for graphite irons and Sept. 17, 2021 for steel irons.

“From head to grip, Launcher XL HALO Irons just make golf easier and more fun,” said Brian Schielke, General Manager at Cleveland Golf. “Most of us don’t have much confidence standing 170 yards out with a long iron in hand, and needing to carry a bunker to make the green. But with Launcher XL HALO, you’ll swing easier, feel confident, and be shocked at how forgiving they are. These irons will become your go-to clubs.”

The foundation of these new irons is the XL Head design, which increases MOI for improved forgiveness and shots that launch high and find their target. In fact, the Launcher XL HALO Irons feature a 17% increase in MOI compared to the previous generation of hybrid-irons.

For faster shots that travel far, we developed a new MainFrame iron face that harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence to create the optimal club face for these irons. The variable thickness pattern maximizes COR and ball speed to help generate more distance than previous generations.

Launcher XL HALO Irons help develop a better, consistent strike. Gliderails on the long irons deliver excellent turf interaction, while the mid-to-short irons feature our V-Shaped Sole to cut through the turf more effectively for cleaner contact. Meanwhile, a new 8g weight placed inside the end of every grip delivers better balance, control, and a smoother swing without extra effort to help square up the ball at impact.

If precision is what is desired above all else, we’re offering a new Accuracy Build, a custom configuration that is half an inch shorter without counterbalancing to focus on maximum control.

Key Innovations Inside the Launcher XL HALO Irons:

  • XL Head Design: The Launcher XL HALO Irons feature our highest MOI ever in a Cleveland Golf hybrid-iron. It’s maximum distance with maximum fun.
  • Rail to V-Shaped Sole Design: Gliderail in the long irons gradually transitions to a V-Shaped sole in the short irons and ultimately, a three-tiered sole on the Dual and Sand wedges.
  • MainFrame: Designed using Artificial Intelligence, MainFrame variable face technology increases ball speed while unique weight pad designs ensure maximum forgiveness across the face.
  • Action Mass CB: An 8g weight placed inside the end of the grip delivers better balance for more control without extra effort.
  • HiBore Crown Step: The stepped crown shape brings the height of the crown down, dropping the center of gravity and raising your launch in the process.
  • Loft Specific Grooves: The 4i-7i lofts have wider, flatter grooves, while the 8i-SW lofts have closely-spaced, deeper, and higher spinning wedge grooves.

Visit Cleveland Golf HERE

Club Champion Signs Jim Furyk

WILLOWBROOK, IL – Jim Furyk is joining the Club Champion team as a brand ambassador! The Ryder Cup vice-captain, Major winner, 17-time PGA Tour winner, 3-time Champions Tour winner, FedEx Cup Champion, and “Mr. 58” himself will partner with the top custom fitting brand in a multi-year partnership.

Furyk brings more than a laundry list of golf successes to the Club Champion ambassador team — he also brings a vast knowledge of golf equipment and understands the benefits of custom fit golf clubs for every level of golfer.

“I couldn’t be where I am in my golf career if it weren’t for properly-fitting clubs that work with my swing and not against it,” said Furyk. “Club Champion is the best at what they do and I’m proud to work with a place that can give any golfer the ability to improve their game through better-fitting equipment.”

Furyk joins fellow Major winners Jordan Spieth and Lexi Thompson on the Club Champion ambassador team. Cameron McCormick, David Leadbetter, Paige Spiranac, Michael Breed and Louise Ridderström are also part of the Club Champion crew.

For over a decade, Club Champion has been the nation’s top club fitter, builder, and retailer of the best brands in golf, offering over 50 brands and more than 50,000 hittable club combinations in every store. By the end of 2021, they will eclipse 90 locations with more growth on the way.

“Adding Jim to our impressive roster of ambassador talent is amazing,” said Nick Sherburne, founder of Club Champion. “Jim has been a dominant force for over 30 years and he’ll continue to be a great advocate for the game and for the benefits of club fitting.”

Visit Club Champion HERE

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