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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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