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Cleveland Launcher XL 2 Driver Review 2024

Both models covered in the Cleveland Launcher XL 2 Driver review

Cleveland’s Launcher series of drivers, woods, and irons has developed a reputation as one of the most forgiving lines of clubs available. With the Cleveland Launcher XL 2 driver, they look to maintain and improve upon this reputation as the go-to driver for forgiveness and launch assistance.

In this Cleveland Launcher XL 2 Driver review, we will cover:

  • Key features
  • Pros and cons
  • Who the club is for
  • How to buy it

Let’s dive into each and figure out if the XL 2 is the right driver for you

Key Features

The following are the key features of the Cleveland XL 2 driver:

XL Head Design A large head design with decreased weight and improved weight distribution provides even more forgiveness and launch assistance than the original
Mainframe XL Face A variable thickness face design enlarges the sweet spot to improve ball speed and trajectory across the entire face
Rebound Frame A flexible ring around the face provides an additional flex zone beyond the face to create as much ball speed as possible
Action Mass CB An 8-gram counterweight placed in the shaft near the grip makes the club feel lighter and provides a more stable, controlled backswing
XL 2 Draw Model The XL 2 also offers a Draw model that focuses more on slice correction, providing the draw bias and extra launch needed for high-handicappers who slice often

These features provide much of the same experience as the original Cleveland XL but with a bit more emphasis on increasing distance.

Pros and Cons

While the Launcher is a great driver, the following pros and cons are necessary to consider before buying one:

Pros Cons
  • ✔ Extremely forgiving on off-center hits
  • ✔ Impressive distance
  • ✔ Great slice correction on the Draw model
  • ✘ Nothing special looks-wise
  • ✘ Very little workability

The Cleveland Launcher XL 2 meets all of the needs of their target market, though such a forgiving driver will obviously struggle in terms of workability since it is designed to mitigate the effects of small mistakes, so the impact of small shot shaping adjustments will also be limited.

Cleveland Launcher XL 2 Driver Review: Who is it For?

Overall, the Cleveland Launcher XL 2 brings industry-leading forgiveness alongside impressive distance. It isn’t the longest driver available, but it is certainly one of the longest drivers with a similar level of forgiveness, since those with larger head shapes like these will often not allow for the same clubhead speed as more tour-focused drivers. As mentioned above, there is very little workability, but this is to be expected as an exceptionally workable driver will typically not respond well to off-center shots.

This driver is definitely geared toward high-handicappers, also making room for mid-handicappers who struggle particularly with their driver distances or a bad slice off the tee. It is made to be extremely easy to find a fairway with and a great option for golfers with slower swing speeds, as the extra flex in and behind the face will improve energy transfer at impact.

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Trevor Cigich

Trevor Cigich | Director of Retail Marketing |  Worldwide Golf Shops

I’ve been at Worldwide Golf Shops for 6 years, and I’ve been playing golf for 23 years. I have played a few mini tour events but now compete occasionally at the amateur level– currently a +2.1 handicap. I am a bit of a tinkerer when it comes to golf and golf clubs. I enjoy testing all aspects of different products, utilizing various fitting systems and learning about all the different club shafts, club lengths, golf balls, and putter styles. Not just for my game, but to help customers of all calibers.

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