Revamped Launcher XL 2 Drivers by Cleveland

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Cleveland Golf used artificial intelligence software to redesign the two new Launcher XL 2 drivers resulting in added forgiveness and more energy delivered at impact.

Fast Facts Cleveland Golf Launcher XL 2 Drivers
Adjustable hosel
Mainframe XL variable thickness face
8-gram shaft counterweight
Available Jan. 19, 2024
$449.99
Launcher XL 2 Driver
Game-improvement category
Mid to high launch
Stock shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Series Blue, Aldila Ascent PL
Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline 360
Launcher XL 2 Draw Driver
Super game-improvement category
High launch
Draw bias
Stock shaft: Aldila Ascent PL
Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline 360

WYNTK
The Launch XL 2 has the highest MOI of any Cleveland driver and according to their testing against the Launcher XL from 2022 there is a 2% increase in MOI heel to toe and 12% high to low on the face. Part of the improvement comes from the Rebound Frame design which gives two flex zones on the head rather than one as most drivers.

Dustin Brekke, Director of Engineering said in the announcement, “Using a multi-step AI process and emphasizing impact locations in areas where avid golfers tend to strike the ball, we were able to evaluate performance characteristics and manipulate face geometries based on those results. With the MainFrame XL Face design golfers will see more powerful ball speeds, distance, and consistency no matter where contact is made.”

Cleveland also has a Launcher XL 2 custom Accuracy Build with a shaft that’s a one-half inch shorter shaft for those wanting needing help making consistent impact.

Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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