REVIEW: Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection Putters
The new budget-friendly and incredibly high performing Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection putters are the latest and greatest from a company known for their attention to detail in the short game. I got a firsthand look at these exciting new putters and immediately put one in my golf bag. Not joking, folks. These putters are the real deal.
The putter model I tried -- the Huntington Beach 6 -- is a classic mid-mallet design that features a compact putter head, hefty weight (360 grams) and attractive topline at address. According to Cleveland's description of the collection, these putters are "[i]nspired by the beautiful setting of Cleveland Golf's North America headquarters, these putters feature the classic designs that have been revered for generations with modern innovations that can help any golfer improve their scoring."
After rolling a few putts with this beauty, I can say I am convinced my scores will benefit from the tech in this flatstick.
Each Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection putter features a Precision Milled Face that has a coarse, diamond-shaped milling pattern four times deeper than the previous-generation Classic Collection HB putters. The deeper milling pattern feel at impact while increasing friction for a truer, more consistent roll.
The soft, 304 Stainless Steel delivers a softer feel and is easier to bend for customization. Cleveland Golf's tensile strength testing confirms the 304 Stainless Steel is 51 percent softer than 17-4 Stainless Steel. In addition to enhanced feel, the Huntington Beach Collection can be customized to fit your stroke with an 8º range (+/- 4º) of lie angle bending.
When struck, every putt exudes a muted, soft feel that I adore and look for in any putter I buy. You can barely hear a sound when the ball impacts the putter's face, and the resulting roll is true and pure. You cannot help but have confidence when standing over the ball with these new Huntington Beach putters. They are fantastic.
The best part about these gorgeous putters? They retail for less than $100.
Yep. You read that right. You can bring one of these suckers home for a fraction of the cost of most any other club in your bag.
To learn more about the Huntington Beach putter collection from Cleveland Golf, visit www.clevelandgolf.com.