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Cleveland Gives New TFi 2135 Satin Putters A Face Lift

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Cleveland has launched its new TFi 2135 Satin putters that combine model-specific face milling with its familiar raised sightline to help golfers achieve better speed and alignment.

The original TFi 2135 putters used a raised sightline that was 21.35 millimeters off the ground, which is also the height of the equator of a golf ball. According to Cleveland, the technology helps golfers better align their putters, see their line more easily, and address the ball in the center of the putter more consistently. Here’s a video to explain how it works.

That “2135” technology is back again, but with a whole new look. Compared to the original TFi 2135 putters, the most noticeable difference is a new satin finish that has a greater contrast with the sightline. The milling on the face is where these putters have really changed, however, and why they’re built for better speed control.

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As you can see in the image above, the milling lines are condensed near the center of the putter faces and spread out progressively as they move toward the toe and the heel. That’s to help the ball come off a bit faster when it’s struck off-center. Since fewer milling marks will create less friction, the ball will bounce off the face faster where the milling marks are more spread out.

But that’s not all.

Each separate head model — since they have a different moment of inertia (MOI, a measure of forgiveness) and a different center of gravity (CG) — has specially designed face milling. More specifically, the higher MOI models (re: mallets) have a more gradual variation of mill marks, while the lower MOI models (re: blades) have a more rapid variation. For golfers, this simply means more forgiveness on off-center strikes with each of the putters, hopefully leading to better consistency, speed control, and fewer three putts.

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For the familiar soft feel of the TFi 2135 putters, Cleveland uses a TPU (thermoplastic urethane) insert to dampen vibrations at impact. This combines with three-times deeper milling on the face to create a softer feel then the original TFi 2135 putters and previous iterations of Cleveland putters.

Cleveland’s new TFi 2135 putters will be in stores September 15 in six different head models. The mallet and blade putters will sell for $149.99, and the counter-balanced putters (8.0 and Elevado CB) will sell for $179.99. The putters come stock with either a Lamkin TFi 2135 blue grip or a Cleveland Oversized grip. Cleveland Oversized Counterbalanced grips are also available for a $10 upcharge.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the 2135 Satin putters

TFi 2135 Satin 1.0

  • Head Type: Blade
  • Hosel Type: Plumber’s Neck
  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Head Weight: 345 grams
  • Grip Weight: 85 grams
  • Dexterity: RH/LH

TFi 2135 Satin 8.0

  • Head Type: CB Blade
  • Hosel Type: Single Bend Heel
  • Length: 35 and 38 inches
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Head Weight: 405 grams
  • Grip Weight: 148 grams
  • Dexterity: RH Only

TFi 2135 Satin Elevado 

  • Head Type: Mallet
  • Hosel Type: Single Bend Heel
  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Head Weight: 370 grams
  • Grip Weight: 85 grams
  • Dexterity: RH Only

TFi 2135 Satin Rho

  • Head Type: Mallet
  • Hosel Type: Single Bend Heel
  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Head Weight: 370 grams
  • Grip Weight: 85 grams
  • Dexterity: RH Only

TFi 2135 Satin Cero

  • Head Type: Mallet
  • Hosel Type: Single Bend Heel
  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Head Weight: 370 grams
  • Grip Weight: 85 grams
  • Dexterity: RH Only

TFi 2135 Satin Elevado CB

  • Head Type: CB Mallet
  • Hosel Type: Single Bend Heel
  • Length: 35 and 38 inches
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Head Weight: 405 grams
  • Grip Weight: 148 grams
  • Dexterity: RH Only

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the 2135 Satin putters

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  1. Mat

    Aug 31, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Ping is going to sue over this one…

  2. Chris C.

    Aug 29, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    In a world increasingly populated with $400.00 putters, I think that it is great that this line of putters will be selling for less than half that amount. I look forward to testing the Rho. I only wish that it had come with either a plumbers neck or flow neck. Alas! there are some limitations when one is charging less than half the other guys.

  3. Cleveland

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:52 am

    BEST PUTTERS EVA.

  4. DB

    Aug 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    These are great putters for the money, and these look even better than the original.

    • ooffaa

      Aug 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Oh ya…. “the looks”…. that’s what really matters …. are you a child?

      • DB

        Aug 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

        You seem like a stable person.

        • GG

          Aug 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm

          And you obviously work for Cleveland. Keep on lying.

          • DB

            Aug 29, 2017 at 12:29 am

            Wrong.

            I’m a guy who rolled one at a GG and liked it. But yes, I’ve noticed that anyone here who likes these putters has been accused of working for Cleveland. That’s nice.

            • alan b

              Aug 30, 2017 at 2:03 am

              Your original comment was about the price and the looks as reasons to buy it. Now you claiming you “rolled one” and you liked it. Sounds like a “doobie” putter… lol

  5. Jiminy

    Aug 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    same old, same old stuff… at high prices.

  6. Boss

    Aug 28, 2017 at 11:02 am

    They look sexy

    • ooffaa

      Aug 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      you are gender confused

      • Oppai

        Aug 30, 2017 at 1:52 am

        You would know, from experience, of course

        • alan b

          Aug 30, 2017 at 2:04 am

          Anybody who calls golf clubs ‘sexy’ is confused and needs help but not for golf.

  7. birdy

    Aug 28, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Not even close….these putters are far and away the best putters for the money. ignore price and these compete with every high dollar putter. great feel, looks, and performance. now just wish more retail stores carry them.

    • ooffaa

      Aug 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      thank you Cleveland Golf

      • tom

        Sep 2, 2017 at 12:16 am

        Ridiculous comments like this are why I rarely come to this site anymore.

        • Realist

          Oct 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

          Keyboard warriors are destroying the very fibers of this country. Forum quality is diminishing as a result.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Oldest club in the bag that you use regularly?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from 14max who asks WRXers what’s the oldest club in the bag that they regularly use. Our members list the clubs that have been playing the longest and their reasons why – with trust often playing a significant role behind their decision.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • el_rousso: “I’m still regularly playing an old (about 25+ years old) American Open 56* wedge, the grooves on it are likely too worn to be of any use but it’s still pretty much the club I trust the most around the greens, the rest of my bag is around 2005ish (irons) or 2011ish (woods and other wedges), but I recently pulled the trigger on a driver upgrade…”
  • SecondandGoal: “Odyssey White Steel Tri-Ball SRT. Made in 2007, got it for $25 on Craigslist about 4 years ago. I’ve changed every other club in the bag at least twice since then. Going to be hard-pressed to get this out of the bag.”
  • lefty1978: “I don’t always bag this club anymore. But I have a 17° Controller driving iron from around 1999. I like it because it hits low running bullets.”
  • James the Hogan Fan: “Putter- 65ish years old, Irons from 2003, Woods from 2008, Driver from 2014, Wedges from 2016, but, one from 2002. Quite the mix I’d say.”
  • ChipNRun: “A few years ago, it was a Ping Pal putter from circa 1973. I sent Ping a photo of the clubhead for verification: they said it was legit, they just couldn’t tell what batch it came from due to primitive data markings. Until about a year ago, I played Callaway X20 Tours (2008 origin); CPreO sold me a display set in 2011. Right now, the Tour Edge XRail 7W (2012) – and sometimes its brother 4W – hold the record.”

Entire Thread: “Oldest club in the bag that you use regularly?”

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2020 Odyssey Golf launches new Bird of Prey and Stroke Lab Ten putters

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Odyssey Golf is taking Stroke Lab technology and innovation further with the release of the all-new Stroke Lab 10 putters along with the introduction of the Bird of Prey putter for 2019 and 2020.

Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten Bird of prey putters golf 2020

2020 Odyssey Bird of Prey, Stroke Lab Ten putters: The details

To say Odyssey Stroke Lab putters, along with the revolutionary mass-shifting Stroke Lab shaft, have been a success both on tour and with regular golfers would be a huge understatement. On the professional side—since their introduction at the beginning of 2019 as a prototype product, Stroke Lab putters have become the number one putter on all tours and won more professional tournaments (65 to be exact) than any other brand on all tours combined.

Now, Odyssey’s General Manager Sean Toulon and his design team are looking to advance designs again with what many would call familiar shapes but with unconventional advantages.

Odyssey Stroke lab ten putter golf 2020

First off, we have the Stroke Lab Ten. And, yes, even Sean Toulon himself is willing to admit it shares similarities to a particular arachnid-style putter that he helped originally design at another OEM many years ago. But, as a modern equipment historian, I believe it’s important to point out that as much as the “arachnid” style has been popular for quite some time.

There was another putter that predates it (released in 2005), which offered an extremely high MOI design but without the catchy name: the Ping UG-LE. The UG-LE pushed mass way back and to the corners of the head to create (at the time) the highest MOI putter on the market.

But here’s the thing: Putters and material design have come a long way since the introduction of the UG-LE and the original arachnid designs, and Odyssey is here to prove golfers just how much better with the Stroke Lab Ten.

The Stroke Lab Ten’s frame is made from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene…don’t worry, I had to look it up too). Here’s a further explanation

“It is an amorphous polymer comprised of three monomers, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. ABS is most commonly polymerize through the emulsification process or the expert art of combining multiple products that don’t typically combine into a single product. When the three monomers are combined, the acrylonitrile develops a polar attraction with the other two components, resulting in a tough and highly durable finished product. The different amounts of each monomer can be added to the process to further vary the finished product. The versatility of ABS plastic properties contributes largely to its popularity across several industry sectors.” (Thanks, Adreco plastics)

According to Sean Toulon, what the ABS material allows is maximum distribution of metal (heavy) mass parts to the back and extreme perimeter of the putter to blow past other putters’ MOI (Moment of Inertia: a measurement of forgiveness) but also in sound and feel.

“The sound and feel of this putter is special (thanks to the material advantage of ABS)”  Sean Toulon, Odyssey Putters General Manager

Beyond just the shape of the putter, the sole has been meticulously crafted to help the head aligned square when grounded towards the target in the playing position. Sean continues

“We got these putters to the point where ( with the alignment on top ) they have become point and shoot” 

There truly is a lot going on to make sure these putters do everything they can to help both regular golfers and touring professionals align properly and get the best possible result when putts are not hit absolutely perfect.

The Stroke Lab Advantage

Considering the MOI of these designs, you would think that the highest of high handicappers would be the target market, but in that assumption, you couldn’t be more incorrect. The designs of both the Stroke Lab Ten and the Bird of Prey were entirely driven by the tour and player desire to get every last bit of performance out of their putting games.

These putters will all come stock with the Stroke Lab shaft, which pulls mass from the shaft and redistributes it under the grip and into the head for even greater stabilization. Odyssey has proven that the shaft alone can help stroke consistency across the board, and the most notable stat is the 13 percent increase in face angle delivery at impact. This increases the make putt percentage, which when you think of a round of golf, equates to strokes saved.

If there is one more thing Odyssey knows about putters, it’s roll and inserts. With the new Stroke Lab Ten and Bird of Prey designs, the company is using an all-new Microhinge Star insert to increase the sound for better player feedback. Generally, inserts are used to decrease the sound, but in the case of the New Microhinge Star, engineers at Odyssey wanted to recreate more of the original sound and feel of the White Hot putter but with the added benefit of the Microhinge to increase forward roll.

Odyssey Stroke Lab Putter Insert roll Ten Bird of prey

This new Microhinge Star insert improves the correlation between the sound and expected distance a player will hit the ball—firmer means further. This is just another step in the design process put in place to help players of all abilities putt with greater consistency since without audible feedback, all players will have a more difficult time controlling distance.

The new Stroke Lab Ten and Bird of Prey putters will be available starting November 1. For more information check out OdysseyGolf.com

 

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2020 Cobra Golf T-Rail iron hybrid set

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Cobra Golf T-RAIL

New for 2020, the Cobra Golf T-Rail (Transitional Rail) super game improvement iron—the company’s first all hollow iron hybrid set.

Cobra T Rail irons fuse a hollow, hybrid shape with an iron face and topline, with the iron-hybrid design aiming to provide golfers with the perfect blend of distance, forgiveness, and accuracy.

According to the company, the hollow body construction creates a lower, deeper CG than traditional cavity-back iron designs. The lower, deeper CG aims to aid golfers in getting the ball in the air and on line easier than conventional cavity-back irons.

Speaking on the new T-Rail irons, Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D, Cobra Golf, stated

“T-Rail irons make it easy for beginners and golfers who have lost some distance and control to gain the confidence needed to play better and have more fun. Players who need max forgiveness and are looking for more distance will be amazed at how far and straight they hit these, even being able to get them airborne from tough lies.”

The irons feature the brand’s Baffler Rails technology which seeks to provide players with more speed and stability out of every lie through its turf interaction.

The irons also contain a high-strength, forged steel face designed with E9 technology, which includes a thin pocket from heel to toe which is intended to offer maximum ball speed and forgiveness on off-center hits.

Cobra Golf T-RAIL

The new additions from Cobra arrive in a hollow, iron-hybrid construction in the 5-PW with a 4-hybrid to make a 7-piece set. The irons, which come in a black/blue colorway for men and black/lilac colorway for women, come equipped with Cobra Ultralite 50g graphite shafts (Stiff, Regular and Lite) and Cobra Lamkin REL midsize grips.

Both the Men’s and Women’s T-Rail sets will be available beginning November 1, 2019, and cost $899.

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