Meet the Cleveland Launcher CBX Irons

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Cleveland is no stranger to the irons market. They began producing irons in 1993 and, over the years, have released irons for players of all abilities. The Cleveland Launcher CBX irons, the company’s first new iron since 2012, continues the tradition of high-quality products. Some readers may remember the original Launcher and Launcher LP irons. These easy-to-hit game improvement irons launched the ball high and were very forgiving. The Launcher CBX irons are a nod to its predecessors, emblazoned with the latest technology. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know about the Launcher CBX irons.

Cleveland Launcher CBX Irons: Notable Features

Launcher Cup Technology

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As the “Launcher” name suggests, CBX irons give you more ball speed. Launcher Cup Technology, found on the 4 iron through the 7 iron, wraps the face around the head. The “U-shaped” face is attached to the club head with high-strength steel. The resulting stability and strength let engineers make the face thinner to increase ball speed and forgiveness on off-center hits. The lower irons focus more on precision and control, hence why they don’t have the Launcher Cup Technology.

Progressive Shaping

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The Launcher CBX irons also have a progressive shaping to them. The longer irons are thicker with a lower CG to give you the most distance and forgiveness. As you move down the set, the club head gets more compact and the top line thins out, giving you more control. The CBX irons also progress perfectly with the CBX wedges.

Laser Milling/Tour Zip Grooves

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Laser milling and Tour Zip grooves appeared on previous Cleveland clubs. As a refresher, tiny groove-like lines are laser milled on the face, in between the Tour Zip grooves. The laser milling gives the ball more to “grab” onto at impact, increasing spin and control. Tour Zip grooves give you clean contact on the ball, no matter what kind of lie you have. Fairway, rough, or sand are no match for these grooves.

Dual V Sole/Feel Balancing

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The Launcher CBX irons, like the CBX wedges, have a Dual V sole and feel balancing technology. If you didn’t catch our review of the CBX wedges, here’s what these features do. The Dual V sole gives you better turf interaction thanks to the “V” shape on the sole. The shape eliminates fat and thin shots by helping the club easily enter the turf and forcing it to exit without getting stuck. The second “V” runs from heel-to-toe, allowing you to confidently hit shots with the face open.

Feel Balancing technology takes weight out of the hosel and redistributes it around the club. As a result, the CG is moved more toward the center of the face for better feel at impact.

Summary

The Cleveland Launcher CBX irons deliver what you’d expect from a modern game improvement iron; distance and accuracy. Gaming these good looking clubs will give you confidence and help you lower your scores.

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What To Take On Your Golf Trip

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You finally booked that dream golf trip and the time to depart is rapidly approaching. As your excitement builds, it comes time to pack. What you will be taking with you? Besides your golf clubs and bag, here are a few things to remember to bring on your golf trip.

Golf Trip Needs

Travel Bag

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The Vault

If a plane, train, or bus are part of your travel, you need a solid travel bag. A hard travel case, like “The Vault,” is highly recommended when taking a plane. Nothing is worse than arriving at your destination and finding them damaged or broken. You’ll be worry free using a hard travel case.

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Club Glove Last Bag

Taking the train or a bus? A good, sturdy, softer travel bag, like the Club Glove Last Bag, is a great choice. These bags have plenty of pockets for your clubs and clothes. Built in wheels make transporting them a breeze too.

Remember this trick if you’re using a simple, soft travel bag. Pack some of your clothes around your club heads at the top of the bag. The clothes provide some padding to prevent the clubs from banging together in transit.

Golf Basics

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You’ve booked a golf trip at your favorite 5-star resort. A logo ball from that resort is a nice souvenir. However, you don’t want to have to buy 2 dozen or more of said logo golf balls for twice the price. Pack enough golf balls for your trip and you’ll avoid this added expense. The same goes for other golf basics, like tees, gloves, and even an umbrella. I’m sure you can think of better ways to spend that money.

Proper Clothing

It’s likely your golf trip is a multi-day trip with multiple rounds of golf. Having proper clothing for the conditions you’ll play in is important. Starting at the bottom, you’re going to want to take at least two pairs of golf shoes. Rotating between rounds goes a long way to keeping you dry and comfortable for the duration of your trip. Make sure the shoes you bring are broken in. If they aren’t, the risk of painful blisters increases. Pack enough socks to have 2 pairs available for each round, again, just in case.

If your location and timing are somewhere that’s typically warm, it’s always a good idea to pack a pair of pants and a pullover wind shirt. Doing so prepares you for the possibility of an overcast day with heavy winds that can be a bit chilly. If you have a rain suit, always a good idea to take that as well.

Your Bag’s Packed, Time To Go

These seemingly simple but often overlooked items go a long way towards making your golf trip fun and memorable. Now get your friends or family, find that magical spot, and book that dream golf trip with the full confidence that you have everything you need.

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Cleveland CBX Wedges Change The Game

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In their research, Cleveland found 84% of golfers play cavity back irons. This large group benefits from the added forgiveness of perimeter weighting of the cavity back. So, why do many wedges not carry over this forgiving design? Cleveland engineers answer that question, releasing the CBX wedges. These wedges blend seamlessly with any cavity back irons you currently play. Add that with the latest tech and you have a wedge that truly changes the game.

What’s So Great About Cleveland CBX Wedges?

Cavity Back Design

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Cleveland has released cavity back versions of wedges in the past. The designs, however, were based on their blade offerings and adapted to the cavity design. The CBX is their first cavity wedge designed from the start to be a cavity wedge.

The biggest goal with these wedges was to increase the MOI, giving forgiveness to players on wedge shots. Designers take 76 grams of weight from the back of the club and redistribute it to the perimeter of the club. This placement results in greatly increased forgiveness and moves the sweet spot closer to the center of the club face.

Feel Balancing Technology

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Consistent performance is provided thanks to Feel Balancing Technology, a technology also featured in other new Cleveland wedges. Designers bore out weight in the hosel, forming a microcavity. The microcavity shifts the center of gravity closer to the middle and creating a sweet spot where the ball (usually) hits the face.

Dual V Sole Grind

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The Dual V sole on the CBX wedges gives you better interaction with the turf in all conditions and lies. As you make contact, the sole gets through the turf, helping eliminate fat and thin shots. As the name suggests, the Dual V sole runs in 2 directions. It goes not only from front-to-back but also from heel-to-toe. The heel-to-toe V lets you play a variety of shots without losing the beneficial turf interaction.

CBX Wedge Specs

  • Lofts: 46-60, in 2-degree increments
  • Shaft: Dynamic Golf 115-gram; gives a lighter feel while still making them easy to play
  • Bounce: Only available in Standard Bounce

 

All in all, the Cleveland CBX wedges offer players the latest in wedge performance with a more forgiving sole and modern cavity design. If you play cavity back irons, this wedge will blend seamlessly with your set.

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