CLEVELAND TFI HALO
CATEGORY: Midsize Mallet Putters
WE TESTED: 34", 35" lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The lightweight aluminum-copper alloy face is backed by a copolymer for a smooth feel.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Gets the ball to the hole with ease -- its heavier head and high MOI allow the putter to do the work for you; intuitive from every distance -- the Halo is good at lagging long ones close.
FEEL: Heavier weighting delivers a stable, fluid sensation throughout the stroke; the face imparts a similar feel at impact on center hits and mis-hits -- a substantial, metallic click.
LOOK: Distinctive, angular head is long from front to back, with two squares outlined in white on top for alignment; one of the best aids -- makes aiming your putter dummy-proof; glare-absorbing matte finish combines nicely with a deep copper face and white copolymer insert.
Not for those in the market for a traditional, fluid or curvy design; some testers don’t get enough feedback on off-center contact; you may want to swap the stock grip for a larger one.
BOTTOM LINE: Good for mid- to high-handicappers looking for a surefire way to solve alignment woes. Setup is automatic with the TFi Halo, and its extreme stability should smooth out your putting stroke, too.