Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado Putter Review

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The Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado putter is designed to make alignment easy and has a familiar, proven mallet design to increase stability.

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Introduction

Golfers are inherently inconsistent which is why we spend so much damn time just trying to be able to do the same thing over and over.  Equipment manufacturers are well aware of this and do their best to make consistency easier.  The Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado putter utilizes their 2135 alignment technology and a familiar mallet design to make it easier to line up your putt the same every time.

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Looks

If the Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado putter shape looks familiar to you, you’re not alone.  This mallet shape has earned its place among classic designs like the Anser at this point.  More OEMs have introduced a similar shape into their lineups, and for good reason.  It’s a great design.  Aside from the familiar shape, the copper face and 2135 alignment system are standout elements.

“2135” is a reference to the exact radius of a golf ball – 21.35mm.  Rather than have the alignment line on the flange, Cleveland elevated it to 21.35mm to setup in the center of the ball.  This is to make it easier to aim the putter accurately on every putt.  For a great explanation direct from Cleveland, I highly recommend this video.

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Sound & Feel

The three-layered face of the Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado putter makes for a firm and responsive sound and feel.  At contact, the sound of the ball strike is a “pop,” and you feel the action in your hands.  The TFI (True Feel Innovation) face has a milled copper-infused face cap over a Copolymer insert.  The intent of this design is to give a more consistent feel across the face which I feel is a fair claim.  Though a firm feeling putter, the TFI 2135 Elevado is forgiving and responsive across its face.

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Performance

For a relatively heavy head (370 grams), the Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado feels a little light at first.  The Elevado is very well balanced, but the lighter feel had me leaving putts short at first.  Once I adjusted, I was able to find the right pace, and I found it very easy to get an authoritative roll on the ball.

Between the responsive feel and the roll off the face, distance control is fairly easy.  The biggest component to the performance of the TFI 2135 Elevado is making that initial pace adjustment.  I foresee a lot of players having success pairing this putter with a SuperStroke or some other oversized grip.

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Conclusion

In a world where golfers are looking for a silver bullet for their putting woes and don’t want to spend $400 on a prayer, the Cleveland TFI 2135 Elevado is an appealing option.  With good feel, balance, and an especially useful alignment aid, the Elevado seems like a no brainer at its $130 price point.

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