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Review: Cleveland TFi 2135 putters



Pros: The sight line on the 2135 putters is elevated to the equator of the golf ball — 21.35 mm — helping golfers consistently line the ball up with the sweet spot. The technology proved to be effective, and feel off the face is incredibly soft.

Cons: Multi-color look at address could scare away interested golfers. The 6.5 and 8.0 models are not available for lefties.

Who they’re for: Any golfer, but especially those who know their putting setup isn’t perfect every time. This putter will help hedge inconsistencies at address.

The Review

For generations golfers have been taught that their eyes should be directly over, or just slightly behind the ball at address. This allows them to properly see the line, and line up the center of the putter with the center of the ball.

The problem is, it doesn’t always happen. When the pressure is on, or maybe just from the lack of practice (no judgements here), golfers set up either too far away or too close to the golf ball.

How big of a problem is this? Well, if you don’t align the center of the ball to the center of the club face, you greatly reduce your chances of striking a solid putt, and even further reduce your odds of making a putt — let alone putting well consistently.

My tendency is to crowd the ball and line it up on the heel, which means I’ll contact the ball off-center if I don’t make an adjustment somewhere during the stroke.

Cleveland’s new 2135 putters are designed to solve those issues, or at least help you live with your faults. The number “2135” refers to the radius of a golf ball, which is 21.35 millimeters.

I’ll let Cleveland explain it in the video below.

So does the alignment feature work? Yes. Will golfers still misalign the putter? Also, yes.


The putter doesn’t completely eliminate user error, but the raised sight line will help eliminate a faulty setup causing poor visual angles when aligning the putter. While the sight line of Cleveland’s new putters do eliminate the issue of where your eyes see the line, it won’t guarantee a perfect setup. Sorry, but you’ll still have to hit the practice green on occasion.


But the nice thing about the raised sight line? You won’t notice any difference from over the ball. The alignment system is engrained into the design. So it’s not perceptibly goofy, or any different than your current putter from address. The design just inherently helps you line the ball up more consistently.

Beware of putting false hope or promise into the raised sight line — you still have to hit a good putt. But Cleveland’s new technology does do what it claims to do.

ClevelandTFiFaceAside from sight lines, Cleveland’s “TFi” putters — which stands for True Feel Innovation — pack an incredibly soft feel. Their Milled Copper Infused faces cover a Copolymer layer of cushioning behind the face.


The result is a melt-to-the-putter feel at impact with a low-pitched, dense sound that players will find soothing. You can see the gold and white layers from address, which some players may find distracting. Others will think it frames the ball nicely and looks cool.

Below are more details about the three available Cleveland TFI 2135 putter models, as well as the company’s new TFI Halo putter.

TFi 2135 1.0 ($129.99)



  • Available in left- and right-handed
  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Head weight: 345 grams
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Lie angle: 70 degrees
  • Toe hang: 4 o’clock

TFi 2135 6.5 ($129.99)



  • Available in right-handed only
  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Lie angle: 70 degrees
  • Head weight: 360 grams
  • Toe hang: Face-balanced

TFi 2135 8.0 ($169.99)




  • Length: 36 and 38 inches (it’s a counterbalanced putter)
  • Head weight: 406 grams
  • Grip weight: 135 grams
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Lie angle: 70 degrees
  • Toe hang: 4 o’clock

TFi Halo SmartSquare


Also in the TFi line is the Halo SmartSquare putter. While it doesn’t have alignment lines that sit 21.35 mm above the surface, it does have dual axis alignment lines in the form of two squares that sit parallel and perpendicular to the line.


This putter won’t be for everyone, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t stable and easy to align.


It’s not, however, designed for a stroke that has much arc in it (mine does). If you have a straight-back and straight-through style putting stroke, I’d say give this a try. It’s far from the classic looks of a 8802 or Anser putter, but who cares. The goal is to make putts, after all.

Specs for the Halo, which is also available in a counterbalanced model:

  • Length: 33, 34 and 35 inches
  • Head weight: 370 grams
  • Available in left- and right-handed
  • Lie angle: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
For more photos of the Cleveland TFI putters, click here.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



  1. other paul

    Oct 31, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Putters look sexy looking.

  2. Lunchbox

    Oct 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Is it just me or has this already been done before.

    • Pingaling

      Oct 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      I have a Ping putter from like 2 years ago with pretty much this exact raised sight line setup. I like it. I don’t like that I can’t flick the ball up to myself anymore. I didn’t even think of that in the store dammit.

      • Lunchbox

        Oct 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

        Yeah I can remember using my grandfathers old ping with a design like that, and that was 15 plus years ago. Nothing like reinventing old tech.

  3. LB

    Oct 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Like the copper face and the contrast with the white backing. These look good from address.

    Cavity design looks cheap but that’s nitpicking. Would also need a #9 head design like KC above!

  4. KC

    Oct 30, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I like the concept a lot and I’d be willing to try it out. However, I game the Odyssey #9 head shape exclusively so the only one of these heads that slightly appeals to me would be the 6.5.

  5. Dervarious

    Oct 29, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I have the Halo model. Very easy to line up, very easy to stroke on your line, nice feel too. Highly recommend it

  6. The dude

    Oct 29, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    So true….even the pros don’t play enough break. I’ve recently took stats on missed putts that PGA pros miss on the low side (that got to the hole)…and its staggering …like 75% of the time!

    • graymulligan

      Nov 22, 2015 at 11:57 am

      This is by design. Which put would you rather have if you don’t make the first one…uphill (missing on the low side) or downhill?

      Pros miss low because it leaves a better second putt

  7. Golfraven

    Oct 29, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    They say don’t judge a book by its cover but this butter is really not appealing to me. So would not make it near my bag

  8. Cliff

    Oct 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    If you hit the center of the putter the ball will get closer to the hole. Don’t be an idiot!

  9. Jafar

    Oct 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    what you’re just a hater….

  10. Todd

    Oct 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I have a Smart Square putter and it’s fantastic for alignment and confidence – I just felt good over the putter from the very beginning with this in my hands. I thought it would help on short putts more, and it does, but it’s actually my lag putting that has improved the most since I started using it which I guess makes a lot of sense as well.

  11. Jafar

    Oct 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Very interested in this putter, glad to see it reviewed on here.

  12. Clarence

    Oct 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Any indication on how that copper infused face ages?

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WRX Spotlight Review: T Squared TS-713i Standard Series putter



Product:  T Squared TS-713i Standard Series Putter

About T Squared: T Squared Putters is a small putter manufacturer just south of Buffalo, New York. The company was founded by Tony Tuber who created his first prototype putters, after hours, in his father’s machine shop. Since then Tony and his father have been creating high-quality putters in the same facility that creates high precision instruments for the medical field. They pride themselves on creating the highest quality, most precise putter they can offer. They offer a few different head shapes from small traditional blades to high MOI mallets and even a custom program to get exactly what you want.

The Ts-713i Standard Series is based on the Ts-713, the first prototype that Tony created. It is a blade-style putter with a slightly longer flange and a unique face insert milled from 6061 aluminum. The body of the Ts713i is milled from a solid block of 303 stainless steel that is produced in the USA and has a Teflon backing between the body and face insert.

This Teflon backing helps give the putter a softer feel at impact and reduce any unwanted vibration. Details are what T Squared is all about and the neck of the putter shows off their milling expertise. The neck is similar to a plumbers neck, built with multiple pieces and offering some cool texture on the section bonded to the head. Another great detail is that all the silver markings on the putter are not filled with paint, they are milled into the head. T Squared finished the head in a sharp matte black and then milled all the markings on the putter for a unique, shiny silver look that really stands out. Ts-713i putters are built for customizing and have a ton of options that you can select if you would like to build something totally unique

On the green, the T Squared TS-713i really performs fantastic. I found the feel at impact very solid without any unwanted vibration. The impact produces a muted click and soft feel that I wasn’t expecting from this aluminum insert and thin face. The deep milling and Teflon coated back to the insert really work together to produce a great, responsive feel that I enjoyed. Deep milling usually makes me a little worried because it can soften the putter too much and lose that feel we all demand.

The TS-713i has no issues and transmits impact feel back to your hands with ease. Mishits are a little louder and harsh, but nothing even close to unpleasant. I have used putters that don’t feel as good on perfectly struck shots as the TS-713i feels on mishit putts. Distance and accuracy on those mishit putts are not as drastic as you would expect with a blade putter. I often just missed the cup by small margins when I struck a putt on the toe or heel of the TS-713i. There aren’t too many blade putters that have shown this level of forgiveness on the green for me.

The “T” alignment aid on the flange of the putter is large and easy to use. Not only do you get a straight line from the face to the back edge for alignment, but the back of the “T” also helps you square the putter up to your target. The Pure grip is not my thing, and it would be great for T Squared to offer a few more options, but that is an easy fix and a very minor criticism.

Overall, the T Squared TS-713i is a great putter from young Tony Tuber that exceeded my expectations. His attention to detail, precision milling, and take on a classic head shape offer golfers something different without sacrificing any performance. If you are looking for a great feeling putter that is made in the USA, you should take a look at T Squared and see what they can make for you.

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WRX Spotlight: Toulon Design San Diego Stroke Lab putter



Product: Toulon Design San Diego Stroke Lab putter

Pitch: From Odyssey/Toulon: “The Odyssey Toulon San Diego Stroke Lab Putter is our take on on another classic putter. It’s an expertly crafted, premium milled blade, with our multi-material Stroke Lab Shaft, deep diamond milled cross hatch grooves, and a new Charcoal Smoke finish.”

Our take on the Toulon Design San Diego Stroke Lab putter

Toulon is the line of all milled putters from Odyssey, originally started by club designer Sean Toulon and his sons. Toulon putters have always featured their Deep Diamond Mill face, adjustable sole weight, and brazed (instead of welded) necks. That combination has created a great putter line that has become popular on tour as well as us amateur players. For 2019, there are some new head shapes, Charcoal Smoke Finish, Deep Diamond Milling across the whole face, and the Stroke Lab putter shaft.

I got my hands on the Toulon San Diego, a more squared-off blade shape, for this review. The shape, milling, and finish on the San Diego are great and really show off what a high quality piece it is. The biggest change visually is the full Deep Diamond Mill face, making the view from address more uniform. The face used to have the milling only in the center of the face and to some that was a distracting look while others liked the way it framed the ball. The new finish also looks great. I always have liked darker finishes and this looks high end while still reducing glare in the brightest conditions.

The Stroke Lab shaft goes well with the finish on the San Diego and the head cover is a plush synthetic leather that feels like it will hold up for years of use.

On the green the San Diego SL has a crisp sound and feel. If you like a little more click to your putter, then the San Diego SL will be right what you are looking for. And don’t take that as a negative thing, that crisp feel gives great feedback on face contact. You know exactly where the putter face and ball met by the sound and feel. The Deep Diamond Mill gets the ball rolling quickly on line with very minimal hop and skid, providing very consistent and repeatable distance control.

This is blade, so shots off the toe to tend to stray from your intended line a bit, the face does seem like it wants to rotate open a bit. Heel strikes defiantly stay online better, but tend to lose more steam and net get the roll out you might expect. The simple alignment line on the flange of the putter is easy to align, even for a guy who has been using mallets for years.

Like I have said before, I think there is something to the Stroke Lab tech, the lighter shaft and weight in the butt of the shaft do affect tempo for me; I noticed a slight calming of my backstroke and stroke through the ball.

Overall, the San Diego is a great putter for those who like a little firmer feel and more audible click on their putter. It is very responsive and putts a great roll on the ball. This isn’t a cheap putter ($450) and the fit and finish let you know that you are getting what you paid for.

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WRX Spotlight Review: Miura MGP-NM1 Putter



Product: Miura MGP-NM1 putter

Pitch: Limited to 300 pieces, the Miura MGP-NM1 is Miura’s first 303 stainless steel putter. Its appearance is in keeping with the bolder designs of the Miura Giken family.

Our take on the Miura MGP-NM1 putter

Miura Giken has become the brand where Miura can push some limits and try out designs and technology not really fit for the standard Miura line. And if doing something new and different is what Miura Giken is about, then the MGP-NM1 fits like a glove. When most people think of Miura, they think forged carbon steel and traditional, old school shapes. The MGP-NM1 is a long ways from that, being milled from 303 stainless steel, having adjustable weights and milled stepped pockets in the sole.

If you love mill marks, then the MBG-NM1 will fulfill all our needs because the head is covered with them. I really liked the top line where the mill marks go front to back but then get much finer around the alignment line. If you look close the milling is still there, but just much finer. It works great along with the alignment lines on the “fangs.” The MGP-NM1 is a great size: large enough to give you confidence that a mishit will stay online, but not too big to be distracting. Like most putters with this (Odyssey No. 7)  shape, it frames the ball really well and looks great to my eye. The way the shaft goes into the head is for sure unique, it is straight from address but does drop down into the head.

I will get my one con on this putter out of the way early: the way the shaft goes into the head from address. I love the shape of the head, but the way the shaft enters the head makes it harder for me to line up. At address you can see the the top line of the putter on both sides of the shaft and for some that might be helpful, but it took me a long time to get comfortable with my alignment. Also, the head cover isn’t up to standard for a putter in this price range.

But the good of this putter really outweighs that bad. The putter  feels and sounds great, much like the Miura KM-009 reviewed previously. Feel is very solid with, to me, the perfect amount of click on impact. There might be just a slight bit of vibration on contact, but very minimal and will probably vary with the ball you play. Contact on the toe and heel really stay on target well; you can tell this mallet has a fairly high MOI. Like any responsive putter should do, this really provides good feedback on mishits. Toe and heel shots are not punished as much as you would think, the ball still rolls out well with minimal distance loss. That solid, soft Miura feel really does come through with this putter.

Overall, I think the Miura Giken MGP-NM1 is a really great way for a mallet user to put a Miura putter into the bag.

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