FACE MATERIAL: 6061 milled aluminium with soft polymer TPU backer. MODELS WITH THIS TECH: All six Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin models.
WHAT CLEVELAND SAYS: A model-specific face milling pattern means more forgiveness on mishits. Putts hit off-centre have more consistent speed, which ultimately means fewer putts missed short. The polymer TPU backer dampens vibrations and enhances feel, which along with the deeper face milling creates one of the softest feeling putters on the market.
HOW IT PERFORMED: When we say Cleveland’s Optimized Face Milling delivered the most consistent ball speeds of all the putters (just 0.1mph difference between all putts hit, most were 0.3mph), it’s got to say it does exactly as it promises on the tin, normalising ball speeds. Like the Ping, the Cleveland doesn’t make any promises about improving roll, so hats off to their engineers for producing a fraction more topspin (3rpm) than our average. Admittedly, with the exception of the Bettinardi, the Cleveland skidded putts further than any other, so what you might gain in speed consistency you might lose in skid, but let’s not forget you can get your hands on a Cleveland for a fraction of the cost of some.
AVERAGE LAUNCH SPIN
88rpm forward (3rd)
AVERAGE SKID DISTANCE 24in (6th)