A new range of Cleveland HB SOFT Milled putters have been released with 10 models in the updated Huntingdon Beach series.
The new series features the 1, 4, 5, 8, 8P, 10.5S, 10.5C, 11S, 11 and 14 putters in an all encompassing range that caters for the needs of golfers of all abilities.
Cleveland have include three key technologies in the latest putters, most notable the Speed Optimised Face Technology (SOFT) as well as CNC milling for precise weighting and a Stroke-Fit alignment scheme.
What Cleveland says about the HB SOFT Milled putters:
“Every stroke is unique. That’s why we’ve chosen model specific putters grips that will work in conjunction with your putting stroke to help bring out your best putting performance.
“Sleek aesthetics, proven technologies, and new shapes to fit everyone’s stroke. With Huntington Beach SOFT Premier, experience a premium quality putter without the premium price tag.
“The HB SOFT Milled putter line delivers milled precision at a remarkable value.
“With a variety of head shapes, alignment options, and fitting system to match any stroke type, there is an HB SOFT Milled putter to help upgrade your putting performance.”
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 1 Putter Review
The number 1 putter in the Cleveland HB SOFT Milled range is a standard blade design in the series with a plumbers’ neck shaft.
Weighing 345g, it is the lightest putter head of the 10 options and is ideally suited to a moderate arc putting stroke with a moderate toe hang.
The putter head is CNC Milled and has optimal weighting, while the SOFT face produces consistent ball speeds from across the face for guaranteed speed control.
The #1 putter is only available in right-hand and comes in either 34-inch or 35-inch shafts. It also comes with a Stroke-Fit alignment and grip.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 4 Putter Review
The Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 4 putter is almost identical to the 1 model, but has a marginally heavier club head at 355g.
This is another blade putter with a plumbers’ neck shaft. Like the number 1, it is is suited to a moderate arc putting stroke and has a moderate toe hang design.
The putter is CNC Milled to be ideally weighted, and the SOFT face is incredibly consistent in the speed and distance control it offers.
The #4 putter is available in both right-hand and left-hand options and in either 34-inch or 35-inch shafts. It also comes with a Stroke-Fit alignment and grip.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 5 Putter Review
The only mid-mallet in the range is the number 5 putter, which is a classic half moon shape in terms of head.
The model has a slant neck shaft, giving a full view of the face over the ball to inspire confidence even over the most tricky of putts.
The CNC Milled putter head, which is designed to save weight and reduce the cost, is a key design element along with the SOFT face technology.
The 355g putter, available in just right-hand and with 34-inch and 35-inch shafts, has a moderate toe hang and is suited to a slight arc putting stroke.
It also comes with a Stroke-Fit alignment and grip.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 8 Putter Review
An oversized blade putter, the HB SOFT Milled 8 model generates maximum confidence on the putting greens.
A face balanced putter with a single bend shaft, the number 8 is the ideal choice if you have a straight back and through stroke style.
Maximum weight savings have been made in the design of this CNC Milled putter, which weighs 370g, while the SOFT face is a key element to help you hole more putts thanks to improved control.
The #8 putter is only available in right-hand and comes in 34-inch and 35-inch shafts and with a Stroke-Fit alignment and grip.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 8P Putter Review
The 8P putter is identical to the number 8 in all but a couple of design aspects, the most noticeable the shaft used in this model.
The P in the name is due to the fact that this putter has the same plumbers’ neck style shaft that is also used in the #1 and #4.
The Cleveland 8P putter is almost marginally lighter than the 8 at 365g and has a moderate toe hang balance and is suited to a slight arc stroke.
Like the other putters in the HB SOFT Milled range, the 8P has a CNC Milled head and SOFT face technology for consistent ball speeds and control.
The putter is only available in right-hand and 34-inch and 35-inch shafts. It also comes with a Stroke-Fit alignment and grip.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 10.5S Putter Review
One of five mallet models in the range, the 10.5S is likely to be one of the most popular options with incredible forgiveness on offer.
The square-headed putter is the lightest of the five mallets at 360g and is suited to a slight arc putting stroke.
With a slant neck shaft and a moderate toe hang design, it has the hallmarks of a traditional mallet in performance.
The CNC Milled steel club head is contrasted by a large, confidence-inspiring black body to the mallet and large alignment line.
The SOFT face is designed to help you hole more putts and become more consistent on the greens. It also comes with a Stroke-Fit alignment and grip.
This is the only model with a specific women’s size as well as right-hand and left-hand options, coming in 32-inch, 34-inch and 35-inch shaft lengths.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 10.5C Putter Review
Identical to the 10.5S putter in looks and performance, the 10.5C model is the centre-shafted option available in the range.
This face balanced putter suits golfers with a straight back and through putting stroke, giving an ideal alternative option to the 10.5S.
It is 5g heavier than the 10.5S at 365g but features the same CNC Milled club head and a large, black body to the mallet and large alignment line.
The SOFT face helps provide more consistency on the greens, while there is Stroke-Fit alignment and grip technology.
The 10.5C is only available in right-hand 34-inch and 35-inch shaft lengths.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 11S Putter Review
One of two fang design putters in the HB SOFT Milled range, the 11S comes with a slant neck shaft.
With a moderate toe hang design to a club head weight 365g, the 11S putter is suited to a slight arc putting stroke.
The SOFT face technology produces consistent ball speeds and excellent control, while CNC Milling means the weighting on this model – like the others – is top notch.
The putter has Stroke-Fit alignment and grip technology as standard and is available in 34-inch and 35-inch lengths in right-hand only.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 11 Putter Review
Identical to the 11S in terms of putter head shape, the 11 is marginally heavier at 370g and has some slight design tweaks.
This version is built with a single bend shaft, which can purchased in right-hand and left-hand with 34-inch or 35-inch lengths.
The result is that the 11 model, which is face balanced, is best suited to a straight back and through putting stroke.
The CNC Milled putter head is supremely weighted, the SOFT technology offers consistency from across the face and Stroke-Fit alignment helps you hole more putts.
Cleveland HB SOFT Milled 14 Putter Review
The last of the Huntingdon Beach SOFT series is the Cleveland 14 putter, the largest mallet of the 10 options.
This model has a more rounded head that the other mallets and will suit golfers who like a confident looking putter head while standing over the ball.
Built with a single bend shaft, the putter is face balanced and suits a straight putting technique or stroke.
The face is also the SOFT element for consistent ball striking and the entire putter head is weighted to minimise material and increase affordability.
Verdict: Are the Cleveland HB Soft Milled Putters any good?
The new Cleveland putters are very pleasing on the eye and the performance levels more than match the looks.
The milled face is similar to what you will find on Scotty Camerons, with Cleveland coming up with a very reactive SOFT technology coming in at a fraction of the cost on the Scotties.
With a variety of blades, mid-mallets and mallets to choose from, this is a pretty complete range. Grab some performance gains on the greens with very reasonably priced new putters for 2022 and 2023.
What is the Cleveland HB SOFT Milled putters release date?
The new putters are being released for general sale on November 1, 2022.
How much do the Cleveland HB SOFT Milled putters cost?
The putters are available for purchase from £199 / €249 / $249.
Which is the best HB SOFT Milled putter from Cleveland?
All 10 models are impressive performers and are available at very reasonably priced. The variations in putters come in the head shape and shaft with options to suit all golfers.
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