Cleveland HiBore XLS driver review

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Cleveland HiBore XLS driver
Golf Monthly Verdict

The standard model we tested had a very solid feel off the face that was accompanied by a pretty loud impact sound. Over the ball, the head actually looked a little more compact than the size of its soleplate suggested. Where next? More On Test: - Cleveland Launcher driver review - Cleveland Halo Utility review Galleries: - Cleveland HiBore XLi irons pictures

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The new XLS driver is available in not one, not two but three versions – Standard, Draw and Tour. All boast faces 17% larger than their HiBore XL predecessor, with significantly increased moments of inertia for extra stability thanks to heel and toe "stability foils" that increase perimeter weighting. The Draw model is offset with extra heel-biased weighting to counter slice tendencies, while the Tour model has toe-biased weighting and an open face angle for a more neutral set-up and greater scope to manoeuvre the ball.

Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly. He is an expert on the Rules of Golf having qualified through an R&A course to become a golf referee. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played 1,000 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts. He reached the 1,000 mark on his 60th birthday in October 2023 on Vale do Lobo's Ocean course. Put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

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Jeremy is currently playing...

Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft

3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft

Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft

Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)

Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response