Directed Force Putters: 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

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  • kronikkronik Members Posts: 549 ✭✭
    edited Jan 29, 2016 #2
    Like a weird update to the already weird Big Ben.
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  • cwolfe888cwolfe888 Members Posts: 439
    Is this years show who can bring the weirdest putter design? Who is gonna take the time to put balls on the back of the putter before putting? Is that even the purpose?
  • negolfkingnegolfking negolfking Members Posts: 332 ✭✭
    I like the forward press built into the grip,
  • RedbirdRedbird Members Posts: 2,233 ✭✭
    Looks like a kettle bell.
  • CrabDaddyCrabDaddy Members Posts: 2,034
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  • jml4jml4 Members Posts: 487 ✭✭
    I played with a guy who was a brand ambassador for them... This putter is as face balanced as I've ever seen. Very true roll, and a pretty remarkable piece of tech.



    Look isn't my cup of tea, but the putter is legit... and it didn't hurt that the guy was a scratch golfer.
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  • LoveSick666LoveSick666 Members Posts: 965
    There is actually real data behind these putters. I own one and it flat out doesn't torque at impact. Ball stays on line better then any putter I've ever used.
  • wolfpackwolfpack Members Posts: 2,636
    If you guys haven't had a chance to try these they are something else. They have a device that is basically a cage that holds the putter from the top via a hook which would allow it to spin on its own shaft axis, and a channel that supports the shaft. You hold the sides of the cage and putt with it, and the putter will not turn. It stays stable. You can hook up any other putter make and model in the same device and see the difference. My local fitter has had these for the better part of a year and they are really cool. Custom fit orders only, you won't see them on a rack.



    Don't knock it till you try it. They retail for about 350
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  • AzSuperHack76AzSuperHack76 ClubWRX Posts: 1,473 ClubWRX
    Kick X Balls, Really?????
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Kick X Balls, Really?????




    Not to thread jack, but I found one on the course last summer and played it. I don't know what those guys in the commercials are smoking, but it was NOTHING as advertised.
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  • needafourth?needafourth? Members Posts: 19
    I was at the show, they dominated the putting green ⛳️
  • TowelieeeeTowelieeee You're a towel! Members Posts: 666
    Will it open my beer bottle?
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  • Masse1369Masse1369 Members Posts: 1,596 ✭✭
    I was also amazed at how these things just sit dead square. I liked them a lot. If I didn't have such a pronounced arc I would give them a shot.
  • needafourth?needafourth? Members Posts: 19
    Masse1369 wrote:


    I was also amazed at how these things just sit dead square. I liked them a lot. If I didn't have such a pronounced arc I would give them a shot.
  • needafourth?needafourth? Members Posts: 19
    There was a 62* flat DF putter at the show and it stayed dead nuts square to the arc (probably 16-18* arc), religious experience for flat lie players. I've only seen putters bent down to 62* but this one was machined to 62 and then balanced to that arc , shaweeeet!



    Kick X Balls, Really?????
  • needafourth?needafourth? Members Posts: 19
    Kick X put their balls on the green, they felt like a top rock
  • 1iron1iron Members Posts: 459
    This totally interests me. Is this technology any different than the SeeMore face balanced at impact?
  • needafourth?needafourth? Members Posts: 19
    Found this one YouTube
  • EvningEvning Members Posts: 377
    what is that jig? can i buy one or must i build one?
  • DodoDodo Members Posts: 32 ✭✭
    edited Jan 31, 2016 #21
    I received mine 2 weeks ago but because of the weather could only play one round with it and it is very promising.

    I have for 3 years the Odyssey Back Strike in my bag and no other putter I bought could kick it out.

    I bought and sold Yar putter, Seemore, Ping Ketch,Axis-1,Q-roll etc.

    I was looking for a little flatter Lie angle then my Back Strike putter.What I like about the Back Strike and the Directed Putter is on pressure puts (my weakest point)

    I really can relax my hands and let the putter drop and it will goes straight where I aimed.

    My first impression is the Directed Putter does it better then the Back Strike it feels more balanced true the stroke.

    Like the bigger head and don't mind the look, I focus on the ball.I think it is easier to line up the Back Strike with the arrow DART on top.

    The only thing I had to get used to was the grip on the Directed putter as I was used to a bigger round Super Stroke.

    The grip is oval and smaller and my hands tried to rotated the club a little but after a few practice puts is was gone.

    They have a bigger 3.5 grip I'm gonna test but because of the weight they did not recommend it some people has issues with distance control because of the swing weight change.I have to say the distance control and roll of the ball is perfect.
  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,320 ✭✭
    edited Jan 31, 2016 #22
    These look very interesting. Not the most visually appealing, but it's really all about the performance.



  • Sikk50Sikk50 Members Posts: 51
    Looks like it should have a built in bottle opener
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  • aue21aue21 Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    I was at the show as well and the roll put on this was awesome .. It might not look the best but cool tech though
  • OHBHOHBH Members Posts: 1
    edited Jan 31, 2016 #25
    negolfking wrote:


    I like the forward press built into the grip,




    That's the funny thing. I had heard about the grip and finally tried it the PGA show this year only to find they install the grip in the opposite direction of what I would have assumed. So instead of promoting a flat lead wrist it actually forces you to bend the wrist. Make the stroke feel that much more handsy. Putter would be better off with a normal pistol grip or a SuperStroke 2.0.
  • LoveSick666LoveSick666 Members Posts: 965
    These putters are especially good for folks who have very upright or very flat lie angle needs. I work in a golf shop and we sell these putters. Fit 2 people to 79* and another to 78* and i myself am a 66* lie angle. The designer (Bill Presse) reweights the heads based on what lie angle they drill the head to. So the putters are actually heavier the more upright lie angle you need and lighter the flatter you go. Most OEM's can bend their putters 2-4 degrees from their standard lie angles. Not like i can order an Odyssey or Scotty at a 66* lie angle.
  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members Posts: 8,048 ✭✭
    Wow, looks like a branding iron but if it works, it will be in the bags of many.
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  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members Posts: 1,337 ✭✭
    edited Jan 31, 2016 #28


    These putters are especially good for folks who have very upright or very flat lie angle needs. I work in a golf shop and we sell these putters. Fit 2 people to 79* and another to 78* and i myself am a 66* lie angle. The designer (Bill Presse) reweights the heads based on what lie angle they drill the head to. So the putters are actually heavier the more upright lie angle you need and lighter the flatter you go. Most OEM's can bend their putters 2-4 degrees from their standard lie angles. Not like i can order an Odyssey or Scotty at a 66* lie angle.




    Lie angles from 61* to 79.5. Each one perfectly balanced to the arc that the lie angle creates.
    WITB:

    Driver: PING G400 LST 8.5* at 7.9* w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75X
    3 Wood: Cobra F8+ 3 w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 7.2X)
    5 Wood: VACANT
    Driving Iron: TM Tour Preferred 18* UDI with KBS Prototype 105X
    Irons: Testing...
    Wedges: Callaway MD4 50 & 54 raw w/ Tour Issue S400 and a Callaway PM Grind 58* (with DG Spinner shaft)
    Putter: Directed Force Reno at 34 inches and 66* lie angle (Stability Tour Only blacked out putter shaft)

    Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,320 ✭✭



    These putters are especially good for folks who have very upright or very flat lie angle needs. I work in a golf shop and we sell these putters. Fit 2 people to 79* and another to 78* and i myself am a 66* lie angle. The designer (Bill Presse) reweights the heads based on what lie angle they drill the head to. So the putters are actually heavier the more upright lie angle you need and lighter the flatter you go. Most OEM's can bend their putters 2-4 degrees from their standard lie angles. Not like i can order an Odyssey or Scotty at a 66* lie angle.




    Lie angles from 61* to 79.5. Each one perfectly balanced to the arc that the lie angle creates.




    I assume they do custom lengths too?
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members Posts: 1,337 ✭✭
    Yes sir, from 28 inches and up.
    WITB:

    Driver: PING G400 LST 8.5* at 7.9* w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75X
    3 Wood: Cobra F8+ 3 w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 7.2X)
    5 Wood: VACANT
    Driving Iron: TM Tour Preferred 18* UDI with KBS Prototype 105X
    Irons: Testing...
    Wedges: Callaway MD4 50 & 54 raw w/ Tour Issue S400 and a Callaway PM Grind 58* (with DG Spinner shaft)
    Putter: Directed Force Reno at 34 inches and 66* lie angle (Stability Tour Only blacked out putter shaft)

    Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
  • white03white03 Members Posts: 693 ✭✭
    edited Feb 1, 2016 #31
    Wish they had more fitting locations in the US
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