Cleveland Golf was on to something when it released its TFi 2135 line of putters, offering a raised alignment marker which any golfer can use proficiently no matter where their head is over the blade at impact. However, that initial offering came in a black-brass contrast that wasn't necessarily every golfer's cup of tea. Now, the company is offering a new Satin look in five heads to complement the original TFi 2135 look while updating it with a new face pattern.
The new face pattern, created through a technique dubbed Speed Optimized Milling, helps improve consistence across the face to make sure the ball rolls about the same length regardless of impact quality. The correction in each model is specifically tuned as each head offers a different moment of inertia profile.
"Traditional putters come up short when you hit the ball even just a bit toward the heel or toe," said Jeff Brunski, Director of Research and Development at Cleveland Golf. "We lowered ball speed on center strikes and added ball speed on off-center strikes to produce uniform distance no matter where you strike the ball."
The 2135 alignment technology offers sightlines raised 21.35 millimeters off the ground -- matching the exact radius of a golf ball -- to help with proper alignment of the blade to the target regardless of stance. The contrast of these sightlines has been increased by half to help players feel more confident with their chosen line to path.
Each putter has TFi, as the name would imply, which stands for True Fell Innovation. Plainly, that means a TPU face insert which dampens vibration and improves feel in concert with that milling which is thrice as deep as the previous generation.
The TFi 2135 Satin models include standard 1.0, Rho, Elevado and Cero heads, while two counterbalanced models come in the 8.0 and Elevado CB. Standard heads with the stock midsize pistol grip are $150, with another $10 for an oversized grip. Counterbalanced models are $180 each. All are now available.