Rumors of new Cleveland products have now been confirmed as the company has officially introduced a new Launcher driver, Launcher fairway woods, the Niblick, the HiBore XLi irons and a new Cleveland Classics putter line.
The new Launcher driver is being touted as "the longest and straightest Launcher that Cleveland Golf has ever produced." The club features a larger face, a thin crown and a high MOI. This combination is designed to create a mid-trajectory and low spin. The new Launcher comes stock with a Fujikura Fit-On Flightspeed shaft and will be available in 3 lofts (9, 10.5 and 12 degrees).
The new Launcher fairway wood has a slightly larger face than previous models. The club will be offered in 5 lofts (13, 15, 17, 19 and 22 degrees) and 2 shaft options (standard and tour trajectory).
The HiBore XLi irons are the next generation HiBore offering. The most noticeable difference between the old and new versions is the new modified sole.
We've talked a bit about the Niblick in previous posts. The Niblick is being called a "short iron hybrid". Think of it as a wedge and a hybrid mixed into one. The club allows golfers to hit a variety of shots… including chips, pitches, approach shots and recoveries. The club features a Gelback insert and Zip Grooves… the same technologies found in the CG14 wedges. The club will come stock with a steel shaft.
Cleveland is also launching a Classics putter line. These stainless steel putters feature milled faces and an attractive price tag. The company will offer 3 models… all with heel/toe weighting.