Cleveland HiBore XLS Tour
We tested: 8.5°, 9.5° and 10.5° in Fujikura Fit-On M Red and Fujikura Fit-On M Gold graphite shaft. Shaft length: 45"
Company line: "The club is designed to produce a lower flight, and has more of a fade bias. Its clubface is 2° open, for workability, with a traditional compact pear shape, and a high MOI of 5,000 g/cm2."
Our Test Panel Says:
PROS: Large, forgiving sweet spot provides good distance on mis-hits; promotes a fade and keeps a hook at bay; mid-trajectory is sweet in windy conditions; fans appreciate the tight dispersion pattern; a stout, head-heavy feel; an upgrade over HiBore XL.
CONS: A good club, but it doesn't stand out in any one
area against its competition; clubface elicits less feel than anticipated; recognizing that form follows function, the group still doesn't embrace the look of a concave crown.
"Hard swingers that fight the hook should do well here." Doug Lair (8)
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