CLEVE­LAND 2135

Golf Asia - - GOLFING GEARGUIDE -

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)

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