ClubTest 2022: 2 Cleveland putters tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of two new Cleveland putter models.
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CLEVELAND PUTTER REVIEWS
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft & Soft Premier
We tested: Huntington Beach Soft & Soft Premier 3, 4, 8, 10.5, 10.5C, 11, 11S, 14
Our take: Named after where Cleveland Golf is based, the Huntington Beach putter have quietly been among our favorite models and have been for the last few years. They feel as good as they look, with specific models designed to accommodate differing putting strokes. There are blades, semi-mallets and mallets available and they don’t just come in Satin—the Soft Premier line is identical, with each model coming in a sleek Gray Satin PVD finish.
Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft Premier 8 putter
The details: Each putter in the Huntington Beach Soft and Soft Premier lines comes with Speed Optimized face Technology which normalizes speed across the entire face of the putter for a consistent ballspeed and end-over-end roll. The face is precision CNC-milled for a pure roll and soft feel across the entire face.
We tested: Frontline 2.0, 4.0, 8.0, 10.5, Elevado, Cero, Iso
Our take: We’re used to seeing putters with weight low and to the back of the putterhead, but Cleveland bucked that trend and opted to move weight forward and towards the heel and toe for a collection of putters designed to improve consistency and alignment. As far as feel is concerned, these putters are top-notch and swing very smoothly and come with a satisfying pop at impact. Good to see the Speed Optimized Face technology is on these putters as well.
Cleveland Frontline 4.0 putter
The details: Comes with two tungsten weights located forward on the heel and toe (you can see them on the putter face) to enhance weighting and improve distance control. The Speed Optimized Face Technology normalizes ballspeed across more of the putterface and the 2135 alignment technology helps you achieve perfect alignment no matter where you place your eyes at address (either inside, on or outside the target line.)