Cleveland Launcher DST Hybrid

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From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, May 2010)

Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids

We tested: 2i (18°), 3i (20.5°) and 4i (23°) with Mitsubishi Ultralite Diamana Red 74 graphite shaft

Company line: "The dual rail sole design has a center recess section that reduces turf drag for better playability from poor lies. The leading-edge bevel has a progressive transition to help the clubhead slide across the turf instead of dig into it."


PROS: One of the top performers; solid, dependable clubs; smooth, soft, muted feel on good hits—positive feedback is instantaneous; very good sticks from the thick stuff and hard to beat from tee or fairway; shots fly with uncanny repeatability—these are accurate hybrids that you can hit all over the face with above-average results; nicely balanced sticks; picks balls easily off tight lies; fine option for those who never pull out their standard 3- or 4-iron; traditional, compact, appealing hybrid look; some guys might purchase it.


CONS: A small group of testers expects more carry distance; a few higher handicappers find other models easier to hit on a consistent basis.

$140, steel; $150, graphite;

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