Putting has a lot to do with consistency. If you can repeat the same strokes over and over again, you will get those low scores that you are looking for. In order to help you achieve this consistency, the Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 has an improved, milled face that delivers more consistent rolls, along with the 2135 tech that helps you aim more accurately and consistently. In short, the putter is all about consistency and in this Cleveland Satin 1.0 review, we will be covering its key features and benefits.
Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 Review:
The Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 follows on from the Cleveland TFI 2135. While the newer model does have a satin finish, that is far from the only difference.
The face comprises a three-degree loft, and is still perched in front of a Polymer insert. The body, too, is still made of 17-4 stainless steel. The difference, however, is that the Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 face has grooves with varying levels of depth.
The TFI 2135 Satin 1.0’s milling is three times deeper than that of the previous model, and the pattern will also depend upon the head size. The deep milling (which Cleveland refers to as ‘optimized milling’), adds a really nice roll on the golf ball.
Essentially, the centre has more grooves than the toe and the heel. This means that when you hit the ball, it will come off faster to compensate for the loss of speed brought about by the lack of mass behind the golf ball at the time of impact. For this reason, centre and off-centre hits should travel approximately the same distance, increasing the probability of getting a few putts or at least ending up closer to the holes.
However, no two Satin 1.0 heads have the same shape or mass, which is why Cleveland has come up with a distinct milling pattern for each head, so that players can enjoy the optimal speed-control level. This approach is quite ingenious, since a wider blade head (like the 1.0) would have toe-hangs, while narrower mallets are more face-balanced and therefore perform in a different manner.
Another key feature is the TFi alignment, which helps reduce the number of side-to-side misses that you endure. As far as aesthetics are concerned, you would naturally prefer to see the entire putter wrapped in satin, instead of the blackout cavity. However, the contrast in the design is understandable.
For our readers who are curious about the digits 2135: they refer to sightline on every model, which has been raised up to a level of 21.35 millimeters above the ground to make sure that it is in line with the midpoint of the ball. What this means is that regardless of the eye position, the center of your putter will be in line with the ball, allowing you to increase the number of center strikes you make even without the face-groove technology.
This feature is smart and well-thought-out, even though it might make the putter look a bit odd from the sides.
Moving on, every putter allows you to choose between the mid-sized typical pistol grip and a non-tapered, oversized, 63 grams flat front grip. There is no right or wrong option here as either grip feels great to hold.
The Satins, meanwhile, come in shafts stretching 35, 34, and 33 inches, along with a 70-degree lie. For a couple of mallet heads, it is also possible to get a longer shaft (38 inches) so that you can place the hands wherever you need to on an oversized, longer counterbalanced grip.
Speaking of counterbalanced grips, each one weighs 148 grams – 85 grams more than the typical oversized grip – and the weights of the head adjust according to the grip weight. It is safe to say that in terms of overall balance, the Cleveland 2135 Satins are some of the best putters you will ever come across.
The Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 is the typical, Anser-style putter, consisting of a longer-than-average blade, thicker top line, and a considerably high hosel.
Since it is a blade, the Satin 1.0 has the lightest head out of all the five Cleveland Satin 2135 models, weighing in at 345 grams. It also has a bit of toe-hang, which is good for shots having a slight arc on them.
Owing to the head style, we felt that the Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 was perhaps the best feeling and sounding putter in the entire range. If you prefer a classic-shaped putter, the 1.0 is an option worth considering.
Our Final Thoughts:
All in all, Cleveland has put a lot of thought behind the designing and construction of the 2135 Satin putter range and comes across as considerably more premium than the brand’s previous copper faces and black heads.
The feel and sound will vary across the range, mainly due to the differences in the insert and head sizes. The key is to find a shape that sits well with your ears, eyes, and stroke.
The milling on the face increases the degree of forgiveness, and the 21.35-millimeter sightline also makes a great deal of sense. Another thing that makes sense is the range’s highly competitive price, which makes the Cleveland 2135 Satin a high-value product regardless of the level that you play at.
The 1.0, in particular, is suitable for players who tend to hit the ball beyond the holes, as well as for those who struggle with alignment problems that lead to both left and right misses. The soft feel is pleasantly surprising and provides a consistent and straight role. The alignment aid can be easily set up, helping you putt right down the middle of the golf ball. Like we mentioned, consistency is the key to putting – and, with the Cleveland 2135 Satin 1.0 offers tremendous consistency in terms of both aim and distance.