I found that I simply cannot hit this driver unless intentionally trying to cut the ball. Turned mine back in to the shop. This is one good driver. Great penetrating flight and the ball zooms out there. I am crushing my drives and they are going very straight. This driver sounds like a shotgun and I love it. The problem is that I hit the ball very high off the tee with the R and sometimes too much spin.
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I had to make contact well out on the toe or way in on the heel before I could tell where the clubface met the ball. Some still look odd to me, but for the most part I no longer chuckle when I look at one of these drivers at address. I just went out today to pick up a new driver.
The toe graphics will change from white to yellow on the real thing. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Every one of them started smacking straighter drives immediately.
I wish Cleveland would make a 17 deg fairway wood in the XLS technology; it would be a winner. So I temporarily changed my swing to fit what the driver seemed to want to do. I just got the xls today and took it out to the driving range, it was amazing 25 yards farther and tons less spin than my old ram driver.
Share this with your golf buddies: I still hit my old Launcher 4W although with a new Fujikara E shaft. Now what im trying to say is if every shot was like the first, then it would suit my game well. Everyone on the range knows you’ve ‘got hold of one’ with this baby. The XLS literally had half the spin rate of the revolutions to revolutions and maintained the same launch angle.
Cleveland HiBore XLS Driver Review – Golfalot
The hardest club dfaw me to hit has always been my driver. I have played two rounds with it already and it is a perfect fit for me. It minimizes cut sidespin substantially.
If you are interested in this club I would check out Golf Galaxy. I just bought the club there today for I draww a draw and could not deal with this club at all. The shaft also features counterfeit protection that involves using a polarized piece of plastic to verify authenticity. Cleveland also offers an impressive selection of custom shaft options, including additional models from Fujikura as well as offerings from Aldila, UST, Mitsubishi, and Graphite Design.
Cleveland HiBore XLS Draw Driver 10.5 Deg Fujikura Regular Flex Headcover 27161a
I quickly concluded that Cleveland did not have anything like a draw swing in mind when they created the XLS the XLS Tour may be a better match for those who currently hit draws or straight drives with a square or open-faced driver. Unlike the double-faced drivers that a few second-tier manufacturers Bang, among others experimented with a couple years ago, the spines in the Clevwland run perpendicular to the clubface.
The drivers were tried on a computer setup that checked launch angle, spin, carry distance, and total distance. Even a hard practicing pro like Vijay Singh had trouble with his driving once he switched over to the hibore from the launcher range.
I personally believe the technology in the hibore range is best suited to non-driver woods and hybrids.
The charcoal finish helps minimize any shock to the senses that the size of the head and its shape fleveland cause. If I need to play a draw or a fade I can also do that easily with this club. I did open the club face on a couple of drives and sliced the ball, probably about 10 to 15 yds off the target, but that drwa user error and not the club.
I have not played a ton of golf in my life, probably around 15 total rounds since I started. I clefeland moving the ball an inch back off my left heal and having the clubface slightly open at address worked well for me. I think it does setup slightly closed as some of the reviews have mentioned.
Hopefully I can carry over the range success to the real thing — on clevdland course! Even though feel is distinctly dampened in this model, compared to the original this is practically a forged muscleback. This driver sounds like a shotgun and I love it.
The head cover for the XLS is also loud, but that seems to be a trend with most of the manufacturers.