ClubTest 2013: Cleveland Classic Collection HB 1 Putter

Cleveland Classic Collection HB 1 Putter
Schecter Lee
Cleveland Classic Collection HB 1 Putter

Cleveland Classic Collection HB 1 Putter
Category: Blade Putters
Price: $90
WE TESTED:
35" shaft length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Heel-toe weighting aids performance on off-center hits. A deep milling pattern promotes a softer feel than its predecessor.

PROS
DISTANCE CONTROL: Like most good, basic designs it produces solid distance on center hits; testers have little trouble getting it right on lag putts; mis-hits don't kill you, especially from shorter range.
FEEL: Nicely balanced and steady throughout the stroke; crisp and lively feel on center hits; soft grip is a bonus.
LOOK: Basic style that testers can relate to -- it's reminiscent of an older Cameron or Ping; sets up square with a simple alignment aid.

CONS
Mis-hits feel a bit dead to some testers; not a lot of pizazz in the looks department; the soft Winn grip doesn't agree with everyone.

BOTTOM LINE: A traditional design that gives predictable performance with a pleasing feel.

NEXT REVIEW: Nike Method Core Weighted #1 Putter

 

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