OUR TAKE: In GOLF’s testing, respondents focused less on sound and feel than they did on ball flight, which is fitting, since that is the Launch Pad’s main selling point. With a slightly offset hosel, a weighted heel and an upright lie angle, the club’s prime purpose is slice-prevention. Our testers found that it achieved exactly that.
THE DETAILS: Few problems in golf are more common—or more stubborn—than the slice. Intended for beginners and high-handicappers, the Launch Pad takes aim at the dreaded banana-ball with an arsenal compensatory features, including an offset hosel, an upright lie angle and 13 grams of added weight in the heel. Not that the club itself is heavy. At 272, it ranks among the lightest drivers on the market, which allows for greater club head speed—and straighter shots.
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