The Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons are uniquely designed to help golfers generate more ball speed to create extended carry that translates into more length.
The irons also provide a healthy amount of forgiveness on mis-hits while avoiding hitting the ball with a lower trajectory than other clubs.
In the game improvement category, the HB Turbo iron offers entertaining golf play for beginners plus either junior or senior golf fans.
In this article, we’re sharing our Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons review.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons Review
Most Forgiving Iron Set for High Handicappers
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons Features
Each golf club in this set features a long, low profile with a powerful hitting area that boosts length and velocity. The broad hitting area also remains very forgiving throughout the round.
Hollow Body Construction
These irons stay lightweight with the hollow body construction, helping you hit shots with maximum swing velocity to increase yardage, something every golfer needs on the course.
Progressive Hollow Shaping
Each Launcher HB Turbo iron in the set offers a different shape based upon its loft. Although the long irons in the set take on a hybrid-like shape, the other golf clubs begin to look similar to traditional short irons.
Cleveland Launcher Hb Turbo Irons In Depth Review
The progressive shape of each of the HB irons does help golfers that are worried about playing with a full set of irons that look like hybrids. In reality, only the long irons are shaped like hybrids. From the mid-irons to the sand wedge, you’ll find the Launcher HB irons begin to mimic the shape and look of a traditional iron set.
I really loved the look at address of each club in the set. Cleveland has long carried a reputation for building sophisticated clubs and the HB iron set is no exception.
For Cleveland irons, the Launcher HB Turbo iron set offers a nice increase in feel with all clubs, including the longer irons. With the low profile, the face slides along the lower half of golf balls to help increase flight with premium feel.
The clubs are also incredibly solid throughout the swing. They never vibrate at impact or feel thin, helping you gain confidence with each attempt.
While I had these HB irons on the driving range, I immediately noticed how solid they sound at impact. They never sound thin or weak, instead offering a muscular sound as shots are hit. Even with Cleveland hollowing out the center of each iron, the sound maintains a tour-level performance that won’t distract or cause your playing partners to reach for their ears.
Let me say first that these clubs are addictive to hit. Regardless of your handicap, you’ll undoubtedly love how effortless the shot rises into the air behind crisp, clean contact.
The wide sole of each long-to-mid iron provides pure turf interaction that meets golf balls first. But even if you hit behind the intended impact point, the sole will carry you through the zone for smooth contact.
When it comes to forgiveness, I’m giving the HB irons high marks as the long hitting area keeps the shot along the target on off-center hits.
In my honest opinion, the Launcher HB Turbo irons are great for senior golfers or higher handicappers that need help getting the ball into the air and maintaining the distance average they already bring to the course.
What do other golfers think?
On PGA Tour Superstore, golfers have given the set a 4.5/5 star rating with 10 5-star reviews out of 16 total reviews. On Amazon, the set received a 4.5/5 star rating from 243 reviews. The set also was awarded a Gold Medal on Golf Digest’s 2021 Hot List.
What Golfers Like
- The effortless higher launch angle
- How easy the long irons are to hit
- More spin from the short irons
- Excellent forgiveness on off-center hits
What Golfers Don’t Like
- The bulky body and wide soles make it hard to work golf ball
- Different shape from traditional irons
- Need to add additional clubs to set like gap wedge
With their wide club head and low profile, the Cleveland Launcher HB irons aren’t for everyone. But for most golfers that don’t hit irons well, these game-improvement irons offer progressive shaping that deliver solid feel, long distance, and outstanding forgiveness on off-center strikes.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Launcher HB’s delightful feel and how they provided enjoyable play from tee to green. You don’t need tour-level swing speed to produce high ball flight that translates into long distance even with the long irons in this set.