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Exclusive: Cleveland Classic Black Platinum Putters

Cleveland Classic Black Platinum PutterCleveland Golf clearly has a winner on its hands with the value-priced Cleveland Classic putters, as they are expanding the line once again this fall to include four models with a new Black Platinum finish.

When the original Cleveland Classic putters were released in late 2008, we called them “a screamer of a steal” and ultimately gave them “Best Buy” honors in our annual Power Picks.

Shortly thereafter, Jerry Kelly picked up a Cleveland Classic putter off the retail rack and promptly won the Zurich Classic for a prize of $1.1 million. ‘Nuff said.

Earlier this year, Cleveland added the gorgeous BRZ bronze putters to the Classic line, and now they are set to release the new Cleveland Classic Black Platinum putters in a few weeks. The original Classic putters are also getting a bit of a makeover, with two new models under the designation of “Platinum.” Following is a breakdown of the expanded Cleveland Classic line:

Cleveland Classic Platinum Putters ($79, to be released late September): The familiar 1, 2, 3 and 4 models are now joined by the 5.5 center-shafted mid mallet and the 6 scoop-flanged mid mallet. The Platinum putters replace the original silver-finish Cleveland Classic putters.

Cleveland Classic Black Platinum Putters ($79, to be released late September): The 1, 2, 4 and 6 models now come in a sleek black finish with an included oil-treated cloth for protective cleaning and polishing. The Black Platinum and Platinum putters have the phrase “Classic Collection” engraved in the sole.

Cleveland Classic BRZ Putters ($89, currently available): The 1, 2, 4.5 and 5 models come with an oil-treated cloth, and are the only putters in the Classic line to feature a copper-infused aluminum insert.

Each Cleveland Classic putter is composed of hand-polished 17-4 stainless steel. The faces are CNC milled for added precision.

In earlier reviews of the original Classic putters and Classic BRZ putters, we found them to offer remarkable bang for the buck in terms of feel, performance and looks. The new Cleveland Classic Black Platinum putters should fit right in. Stay tuned for PutterZone.com’s Cleveland Classic Black Platinum putter review.

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  1. Two things I wish they'd add to this line is a center shafted version of #5 and a "Rossie" type mallet.

  2. I'm gaming the Black Platinum 1. I can't believe the feel on this putter. The confidence I have using this putter shows up on the greens.

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