MEMBER TESTING: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Putters! See What Members Are Saying!

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We have 5 GolfWRX members testing out the new Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT putters! They will be putting the putters through their paces and reporting back to you here. The members testing are...



pappaf2

Ivyguy

Wedge Ninja

SCOTT4099

mnuemann





They will be posting their reviews shortly and make sure you ask them any questions you might have on the new Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT putters!
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  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099 Members Posts: 996 ✭✭
    edited Jan 1, 2019 6:41pm #2
    Putter arrived.



    Out of the box it looks good. I ordered it 1 degree upright as I have noticed the past several years that many OEMs putters standard lie angles have been 70 degrees.



    I have putted with this on the practice green at a local range for three half hour sessions. The first thing that stood out was the distance control, very consistent off different areas of the face. Easy to predict with a soft click.



    I will report back after I have a few rounds of use but so far this is an excellent putter for the price point. The only knock I have on it is the oversized grip is too round for my liking. I may put on a smaller pistol style golf pride grip soon.
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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    I rolled that yesterday at golf galaxy. Only Cleveland they had. EXTREMELY nice putter for $129! Felt good and had a nice roll. If I didnt love my SC studio style newport 2 gss i would be very tempted go add this to my Srixon irons.



    Kudos to Cleveland, great putter at a fantastic price!
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  • Damenace613Damenace613 Sunny San DiegoClubWRX Posts: 621 ClubWRX
    SCOTT4099 wrote:
    I have putted with this on the practice green at a local range for three half hour sessions. The first thing that stood out was the distance control, very consistent off different areas of the face. Easy to predict with a soft click.




    How does the "softness" of the face compare to your existing Odyssey putter?
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  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099 Members Posts: 996 ✭✭

    SCOTT4099 wrote:
    I have putted with this on the practice green at a local range for three half hour sessions. The first thing that stood out was the distance control, very consistent off different areas of the face. Easy to predict with a soft click.




    How does the "softness" of the face compare to your existing Odyssey putter?




    Sorry I just updated that......forgot what was on there. Face face is noticeably harder than an odyssey white hot but it seems less adjustment time is needed to get to know how hard to strike it, if that makes sense. I hit some off the toe and distance/ direction was very predictable. I do this with downhill putts with a blade to get the ball to come off slower than hitting it in the center. These putters look high end due to the finish. I think they will be good sellers....
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  • Damenace613Damenace613 Sunny San DiegoClubWRX Posts: 621 ClubWRX
    SCOTT4099 wrote:


    Face face is noticeably harder than an odyssey white hot but it seems less adjustment time is needed to get to know how hard to strike it, if that makes sense. I hit some off the toe and distance/ direction was very predictable. I do this with downhill putts with a blade to get the ball to come off slower than hitting it in the center. These putters look high end due to the finish. I think they will be good sellers....




    I appreciate the feedback. Predictability is always a good thing when it comes to putters.
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  • pappaf2pappaf2 Members Posts: 3,471 ✭✭
    edited Dec 29, 2018 #7
    I was selected to test and review a Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT putter. I want to say I am extremely grateful to Cleveland and GolfWRX for the opportunity to be selected. I chose the Cleveland 8.5 in 34" length and 73* lie and a Iomic midsize grip. I was really interested in the milling tech on this putter and the promise of the consitent distance control on putts hit on different portions of the face. I had just had a SAM lab putter fitting while my path and face angle were very consistent the issue I had was inconsistent face contact. This putter seems like it could do a world of good.



    Face Contact image from recent SAM lab.

  • DrewmunDrewmun Is that my ball? Members Posts: 376 ✭✭
    pappaf2 wrote:


    I was selected to test and review a Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT putter. I want to say I am extremely grateful to Cleveland and GolfWRX for the opportunity to be selected. I chose the Cleveland 8.5 in 34" length and 73* lie and a Iomic midsize grip. I was really interested in the milling tech on this putter and the promise of the consitent distance control on putts hit on different portions of the face. I had just had a SAM lab putter fitting while my path and face angle were very consistent the issue I had was inconsistent face contact. This putter seems like it could do a world of good.



    Face Contact image from recent SAM lab.





    Great review. Thanks for taking the time, please keep us updated with your progress RE: counter balanced grip install. I hope this helps.



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  • mneumannmneumann Members Posts: 352 ✭✭
    Thanks to Cleveland and GolfWRX for allowing me to test out this new putter.



    I'm coming from a Odyssey White Ice 2 ball center shaft with the 370g weight. I really have never liked the look of my putter, too big and bulky, but I make putts with it and no one seems to make a center shafted mallet putter anymore, so I've stuck with it. When I saw the Cleveland 11c, I was in to give it a shot because its exactly what I want but much smaller. Maybe I'm not in my own boat though because the putter was originally backordered, but Cleveland still got it to me nice and quick. Hopefuly this style starts to catch on again.



    I would describe my putting game as overall above average, usually will make a long one 25 feet or so once a round, lots of good lags to inside 3-4 feet otherwise. I have always struggled with alignment all the way through the bag which seemed to be helped by this style of putter, and when I get lazy I will absolutely miss a 3-4 3 footers or a 2 footer on a bad day.



    Without further ado, here are some pics of the putter and cool headcover which I like a lot. One bonus in the last pic, the teeth or fangs or whatever on the back of the putter are just the right size to pop the putter right down on top of the ball and pick it up, useful for all those gimmes, lol.



  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,874 ✭✭
    I posted in another thread that I bought the Soft 11 model sight unseen, the only club I’ve bought full price in 10 years, because of the slant neck in the “flagship” 11.



    Imagine my surprise when my left handed 11 model shows up and instead of a slant neck, it’s just a double bend shaft like every other fanged putter on the market. Then I go onto Cleveland’s website and there’s an asterisk, clearly added after release, that says left hand models are “double bend hosel only”. Every retailer site I’ve been to doesn’t have this after-the-fact asterisk and is selling left hand 11 models marketed as having slant necks.



    Why in the world would you advertise the 11 as being offered in lefty, when clearly it isn’t? I can’t tell you how disappointing and flat out frustrating this was to me. Needless to say, I returned the putter because it wasn’t what you said it was. Seriously, there are no pictures or advertising showing an 11 type model with a double bend shaft, not that I’ve seen anyways. So disappointing.
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  • UnteachableUnteachable North MississippiBST Volunteer Mods Posts: 1,067 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 10:03pm #11
    mneumann wrote:


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    At this point I'm not sure whether to attribute the distance control issues to 1) getting used to a new putter, especially one without an insert, 2) playing 2 courses this week I don't play a lot, one that was drenched wet and the other that still had some frozen spots on the greens, so possibly I was just inconsistent with my normal speed control, or 3) something with the putter I don't get along with.



    I'm absolutely keeping the thing in the bag for a bit to try and get this distance control sorted out as I love the confidence I have from short range and love that I no longer have a giant ugly behemoth on a stick to putt with. Should get a few more rounds in in the next couple weeks and will report back with results or to answer any questions. Bandon trip end of month so if the distance control isn't sorted out by then I may have to give it a break for a bit cause that could be ugly.




    I have 3 rounds on the 11c myself and had real trouble with distance the first round but it improved greatly in rounds 2 and 3 and after I put a counter core grip on it. I have really felt like i am aiming well and better on the short putts with it so I am giving it more time in the bag. Its the first center shaft I've used in a long time and i have a hard time looking down at my other putters with offset right now



    Also I can definitely feel the difference between center face contact and off center. It is mushy ( almost in a bad way) on center and more firm heel and toe
  • 57Seve57Seve Members Posts: 110 ✭✭
    Chiming in here. Thanks to GWRX, I felt compelled to visit my local golf bazaar, just to roll the Huntington Beach 4 (the $99 offering).



    I game a 1995 SC Laguna. Love it. But, ****, for under a ton, Cleveland has really hit on something. The ball rolls off that milled face

    in such a way that I was scratching my head in mild amazement. Plays like a much pricier offering. Golf clap for Cleveland. Bravo.

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  • pappaf2pappaf2 Members Posts: 3,471 ✭✭

    mneumann wrote:


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    At this point I'm not sure whether to attribute the distance control issues to 1) getting used to a new putter, especially one without an insert, 2) playing 2 courses this week I don't play a lot, one that was drenched wet and the other that still had some frozen spots on the greens, so possibly I was just inconsistent with my normal speed control, or 3) something with the putter I don't get along with.



    I'm absolutely keeping the thing in the bag for a bit to try and get this distance control sorted out as I love the confidence I have from short range and love that I no longer have a giant ugly behemoth on a stick to putt with. Should get a few more rounds in in the next couple weeks and will report back with results or to answer any questions. Bandon trip end of month so if the distance control isn't sorted out by then I may have to give it a break for a bit cause that could be ugly.




    I have 3 rounds on the 11c myself and had real trouble with distance the first round but it improved greatly in rounds 2 and 3 and after I put a counter core grip on it. I have really felt like i am aiming well and better on the short putts with it so I am giving it more time in the bag. Its the first center shaft I've used in a long time and i have a hard time looking down at my other putters with offset right now



    Also I can definitely feel the difference between center face contact and off center. It is mushy ( almost in a bad way) on center and more firm heel and toe




    Good call on the counter core. I just put about 55-60g of back weight into the butt of my 8.5 via lead tape wrapped lag bolt. Haven't hit any putts with it yet but it felt nice with the waggle test.
  • mneumannmneumann Members Posts: 352 ✭✭
    pappaf2 wrote:


    mneumann wrote:


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    At this point I'm not sure whether to attribute the distance control issues to 1) getting used to a new putter, especially one without an insert, 2) playing 2 courses this week I don't play a lot, one that was drenched wet and the other that still had some frozen spots on the greens, so possibly I was just inconsistent with my normal speed control, or 3) something with the putter I don't get along with.



    I'm absolutely keeping the thing in the bag for a bit to try and get this distance control sorted out as I love the confidence I have from short range and love that I no longer have a giant ugly behemoth on a stick to putt with. Should get a few more rounds in in the next couple weeks and will report back with results or to answer any questions. Bandon trip end of month so if the distance control isn't sorted out by then I may have to give it a break for a bit cause that could be ugly.




    I have 3 rounds on the 11c myself and had real trouble with distance the first round but it improved greatly in rounds 2 and 3 and after I put a counter core grip on it. I have really felt like i am aiming well and better on the short putts with it so I am giving it more time in the bag. Its the first center shaft I've used in a long time and i have a hard time looking down at my other putters with offset right now



    Also I can definitely feel the difference between center face contact and off center. It is mushy ( almost in a bad way) on center and more firm heel and toe




    Good call on the counter core. I just put about 55-60g of back weight into the butt of my 8.5 via lead tape wrapped lag bolt. Haven't hit any putts with it yet but it felt nice with the waggle test.




    I've never tried a counter weight grip, but it makes the head weight feel lighter right? At least that's how it makes sense in my head.



    Not sure I'd be on board with that as this putter at 370 already feels light to me, but maybe I am not getting it.
  • skralyskraly ClubWRX Posts: 1,549 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 5, 2019 6:02am #15


    I posted in another thread that I bought the Soft 11 model sight unseen, the only club I've bought full price in 10 years, because of the slant neck in the "flagship" 11.



    Imagine my surprise when my left handed 11 model shows up and instead of a slant neck, it's just a double bend shaft like every other fanged putter on the market. Then I go onto Cleveland's website and there's an asterisk, clearly added after release, that says left hand models are "double bend hosel only". Every retailer site I've been to doesn't have this after-the-fact asterisk and is selling left hand 11 models marketed as having slant necks.



    Why in the world would you advertise the 11 as being offered in lefty, when clearly it isn't? I can't tell you how disappointing and flat out frustrating this was to me. Needless to say, I returned the putter because it wasn't what you said it was. Seriously, there are no pictures or advertising showing an 11 type model with a double bend shaft, not that I've seen anyways. So disappointing.


    That's weird. Because I am also a lefty and I have an 11 Soft Slant neck. I ordered it when they first became available.(I have way more putters than is good for me!)

    I just checked the Cleveland web site. That disclaimer about the LH only being available in double bend wasn't there when I ordered mine. Perhaps they are just temporarily out of the LH slant necks. It does seem quite strange.
  • DeacLaw05DeacLaw05 Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    I haven’t had a chance to roll any of the new Soft line yet, but from the time they were released I’ve wanted to try the 11. After looking at some of the photos of the 11C, I’m every bit as intrigued by it. I already have 4 putters in the original Huntington Beach line (2, 3, 6C, and 8). Whenever my putting gets out of whack, I usually turn to the 6C to get straightened back out. There is something about that center shaft that makes everything seem simple. I have had it back in the bag for my past couple of rounds (including two this weekend), and made a bunch of putts both days. The 11C photo at address posted above just screams Straight Back and Straight Through to me. Going to have to find a way to get my hands on one to test out before too much longer.
  • J. B. Cobb IIIJ. B. Cobb III Members Posts: 106 ✭✭
    I tried a couple different models of the Huntington Beach Soft putters the other day. Felt great! Hit them side by side with a couple Scotty Camerons. I would take the Cleveland putter on feel and price every day!
  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members Posts: 6,082 ✭✭
    A few of you have noted that there is a different sound and feel between centerface and off center strikes, but have you noticed what they call "Speed Optimized Face Technology"? They say the ball speed is constant all across the face. Are you guys finding off center hits to go the same distance as you'd expect center face contact to go?
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  • Wedge NinjaWedge Ninja Members Posts: 1,150 ✭✭
    Hello. I just want to start off by saying thanks to GolfWRX and Cleveland Golf for the opportunity for the chance to enter in (and win) their member testing contest. I am extremely grateful and have enjoyed the process very much. Now on to the review.



    Right out of the box the putter looks absolutely beautiful. It came in exactly at my requested specs (33" length, 1 degree flat lie, Rosemark putter grip). When I was selected to test out a putter I went online to try and decide which model I liked best and I have to say that none of the online pictures does this putter justice. It is an absolute beautiful putter in person and sets up perfectly. Upon opening it I immediately rolled it on the carpet a few times and was immediately impressed with the feel as well. Very soft feel with a good amount of forgiveness. This putter was checking several boxes right out of the box. As someone has mentioned before, the only thing that seemed off was the weight. This putter does not feel like a 370 gram head. Definitely not a deal breaker for me, but just something that I thought I would note. Going back to the feel, I will also say that my previous putter was a Tour issue Scotty Cameron 5w with a welded neck and all. Let's just say that putter didn't last long because I didn't care for the feel and sound. This putter does everything I had hoped my previous putter would do and has a somewhat similar head shape at a fraction of the cost. Great job Cleveland!



    In between the holidays and rainy days I was able to get a total of 5 rounds under my belt with this putter and let's just say it has definitely made its way into my bag. This is an EXTREMELY nice putter especially for the price! The feel is just as good or better than just about anything out there. Cleveland Golf really nailed it with this line. It offers great feedback on center and off center strikes. I honestly can't say one way or the other if the Speed Optimized Face Grooves have an effect on distance control, but I had absolutely no problems adjusting to this putter. It really shines on short putts for me, those seem to hold their line very well and rolls really true, which I guess some of that can be attributed to the Speed Optimized Grooves. Longer lag putting has not been better or worse than other putters, but it gets the job done without having to think about it too much. All in all I don't think that you can go wrong with this putter line. It offers a premium look, a milled putter feel with optimized grooves for added forgiveness, and different models to choose from. All at a great price! I'm not sure there's anything not to like.



    I will be checking back periodically to answer any questions that you guys may have and also to update my review as things change. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need any questions answer or would like to know any other specifics about my experience with this putter. Thanks again GolfWRX and Cleveland Golf!!

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  • trying2scratchtrying2scratch Members Posts: 1,053 ✭✭
    Great pics thx.



    Any chance you could take a pic of the toe hang?
  • Wedge NinjaWedge Ninja Members Posts: 1,150 ✭✭
    edited Jan 9, 2019 5:36pm #21
    Toe hang pic

    Driver--------Taylormade M5 Tour 9-----Diamana LTD D+ 70s
    3 wood------Callaway X2 Hot 15
    -----------Diamana LTD D+ 80s
    5 wood------Taylormade M2 18-----------Diamana LTD S+ 70s
    Irons---------Taylormade P790 4-PW-------KBS Tour 120s
    Wedge------TM Milled Grind Raw 50
    -----S300
    Wedges-----Vokey SM6 54* Vokey SM7 58*----S300
    Putter--------EvnRoll ER5

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