IN THE DESIGNER’S WORDS…
Cleveland’s Jeff Brunski explains the new putter technologies
Tell us what’s new in the 2018 version of the TFi 2135 line?
There are three key technologies in the putters, although two of them were present in the previous version. First, you have the TPU insert behind the aluminium Face Cap. That’s there primarily for feel. You’ve also got the 2135 sight line, which brings the alignment guide right up to the radius of the ball. We improved that feature last year by changing the finish to make it more visually noticeable. But the big change is the new Face Cap. We’ve now got speed optimised face milling for each individual head shape in the TFi 2135 line. Even though the patterns might look pretty much the same on each head, they’re totally different and unique for each model.
Why does the milling pattern change from putter to putter?
“The putters have been designed to reduce the disparity of roll between pure strikes and off-centre hits. So we lowered the ball speed on centre strikes and added ball speed on off-centre strikes to produce uniform distance, no matter where you strike the ball. The exact magnitude of these changes varies based on the shape and weight of the putter, so we’ve produced a different face for every model within the family to make sure each one provides perfect distance control.”