Facing The Putting Frontline
What a week, one of my favourite weeks of the year.. AFL Grand Final. In my excitement I got the new Cleveland Frontline Putter range that arrived in store and unwrapped them and took them out to run them through their paces.
Cleveland has become a big player in the putter market in recent years and these models strengthen that claim even further with some great new features. The new range has all bases covered with models designed for all skill levels from tour pros to raw beginners.
The new Frontline range is totally different to previous designs and represents a brand new process for creating a putter, based around a new weighting system which brings the centre of gravity further forward in the head, rather than pushing it back.
I always liked Cleveland as a brand but I felt their putters always lagged behind their wedges and iron designs, but I must say this model does seem to catch up a few lost years.
The aim of the Frontline range is to create a putter which is able to minimise the negative effects on mis-hits, to provide consistently straighter putts and reduce poor putts so you improve your distance and accuracy, a strange thing to say for putting but its the same principal I guess.
They have created a new Tungsten Forward Weighting, where two Metal Injection Molded (MIM) tungsten weights are placed into the face of the putter. Most mallets have consisted of more weight placed in the rear of the head, which can increase forgiveness on off-centre strikes, and this moves the centre of gravity back. However, the Frontline range focuses on a forward centre of gravity, which generates better accuracy.
The Frontline range also features Cleveland’s Speed Optimised Face Technology (SOFT), which keeps ball speed much more consistent across the face for more reliable performance. Each putter style in the range features it’s own unique pattern for even better results.
There are three different mallet options, which include Cleveland’s 2135 Technology which helps align the putter head up no matter where your eyes are positioned over the ball.
The range is available in two different hosel types and they are at a great price point at $229.00. Overall I loved this putter and would happily keep using it. It rolls well, feels great and I seemed to whole long putts..
Come in and check them out for yourself…ow and don’t call me after 1pm today…..you know what I will be watching..
See you next week,
Shane “Chop ” Revell
House Of Golf Bundall
07 55 382 699