ClubTest 2018: Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 fairway wood review
SPECS: 15 °, 17°, 19°, 22°, with UST Mamiya for Tour Edge stock shaft.
RECOMMENDATION: Targets higher-handicap players who want easy launch at a nice price.
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Maraging steel face with variable thicknesses to deliver more distance on off-center hits; a trough in the sole increases face flex, especially on low contact; rear sole-weighting shifts the center of gravity deeper in the clubhead for added forgiveness and a higher launch. Also available in an offset model.
The HL3 is designed to be an easygoing ally in the top end of your bag. A shallow face and a low, deep CG help get the ball in the air. And the flexible hyper-steel face employs variable thicknesses to make sure it stays there, regardless of where you catch it.
“These fairway woods provide the launch and lift desired by any player seeking a higher trajectory. Makes hitting it off the turf seem like the ball is on a tee. Designed for any player who tends to hit it on the lower side of the spectrum and has difficulty getting enough trajectory.”