REVIEW: Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 Driver
The Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 is a nice looking driver. It doesn’t scream “cheap” in any way. It has a nice 60 gram UST Mamiya shaft in stiff flex that is a made for shaft, but held up nicely to my swing. It felt pretty smooth and had a nice kick. I would call it a mid launch/mid spin shaft. The black crown looks clean with just the single alignment dot. The chrome and black sole looks good with the hint of bright yellow paint fill. All in all I don’t think a golf should be embarrassed in any way by putting this in the bag. If anything proud of the fact that it was less than 1/2 price of most other drivers on the market.
The Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 has a fairly audible sound at impact. It is on the louder side of all metal drivers. That louder sound does make the driver feel really hot. That connection between sound and feel is always fascinating to me. This one just felt like it crushed the ball at impact. The ball comes off the face with a fairly high launch angle, but has really good carry distance. It isn’t super low spin, but a nice mid range driver that can keep up with the big boys.
The Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 also comes in an offset version so if you need to help with a slice, that version will work best. If you are fighting a hook, this will be the best version for you. I was impressed by the distance, forgiveness, sound and looks of this driver. But after years of combating the right side, I hate seeing that ball flight, even if it isn’t much: I don’t want the ball to move right, even a tiny bit. It is nice to see a budget friendly drive that is anti left.
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Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 Driver
- Spin: 2788 rpms
- Launch Angle: 14.5*
- Dispersion: 7.0 yds
- Club Head Speed: 104.9 mph
- Ball Speed: 152.1 mph
- Total Distance: 270.1 yds
- Carry Distance: 256.1 yds
You don’t need to spend $500 to get a good driver. The Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3 is definitely the best bang for the buck. It has all the tech of many higher priced drivers, titanium cup face, variable face thickness and low/deep CG for forgiveness and easy launch. I was impressed to see solid distance, high flight, and anti left dispersion. They offer free fittings all around the country with a super quick turn around on your order. It is hard to beat the deal Tour Edge is offering in the Hot Launch HL3 driver.
For more information: www.touredgegolf.com
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