With its newest mallet, Cleveland’s betting it’s hip -- or at least accurate -- to
be square. Call it 23 percent more accurate, to be precise.
That’s how the company
compares the Smart Square to a certain, unnamed putter with a similar (if
rounder) set of geometric alignment aids. According to Cleveland, the parallel
and perpendicular lines formed by the pair of squares frame the ball better
than circles while providing better feedback to catch misalignment.
high-MOI design is available in heel- and center-shafted models at standard
lengths, or as an almost-belly length of 39 inches. The longer version adds 40
grams to the head (upping it to 400 total), and utilizes a 158-gram grip (about
2.5 times heavier than normal), which acts as a counterbalance to smooth out
Expect to see the putter on shelves starting November 15th. Price checks in at $139.99 for standard lengths; $179.99 for almost-belly length. (Photo courtesy of Cleveland.) For more news that golfers everywhere are talking about, follow @si_golf on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube video channel.