In our recent 2009 Power Picks, PutterZone.com gave top honors to the Cleveland Classic 1 blade in the category of “Best Buy” putters, calling it “a complete steal.”
Now comes word that PGA Tour professional Jerry Kelly actually purchased one of the Cleveland Classic putters at the standard retail price of $69 and put it into play at the Sony Open last week. He ultimately tied for 23rd place.
Kelly’s model of choice was the Cleveland Classic 3 blade, a Zing-style putter and one of three models in the Classic line. The other two are the aforementioned Anser-style blade and a half mallet.
In an earlier review, PutterZone.com concluded that “the Cleveland Classic 1 putter is a screamer of a steal at $69, boasting a smooth, buttery feel that far exceeds its price point…Cleveland Golf has set a new standard for value with the Classic 1 putter.”
No word on whether or not Kelly will continue to put the Cleveland Classic 3 putter into play, but it says a lot for a $69 putter when a guy who won $1.6 million on tour last year puts it into play to start the new season.