LAB Golf (Directed Force) BLADE PUTTER! PHOTOS ADDED

 herbygolf21 ·  
herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
Joined:  edited Jan 10, 2019 in Putters #1
LAB Golf (Lie Angle Balancing), the makers of the Directed Force putter have something new in the making! I saw the new prototype blade yesterday and it is sweet! Bill Presse said they would be releasing it at the PGA show later this month. I am betting this club will be in the bag of a few PGA Tour pros this year, and perhaps in a couple Major winner’s bags.



The company is up and running with a fury! The blade is going to be a game changer for those who could use the benefits of lie angle balancing (all of us!) yet do not like looking down at a mallet putter. I have had the Directed Force Mallet in my bag since August of 2014. Before Directed Force I used to be a guy that would switch putters 5-6 times per year looking for some type of magic. I even switched putters between rounds in a USGA qualifier one year because I was so bad. Well, with the blade coming out, I may switch 1 more time, but I am never going away from Lie Angle Balancing.



Bill told me the feel and distance control with the blade are going to be amazing. This is great news as one of the only complaints (other than the looks) I heard about the Directed Force putter was the distance control. The look of the new putter is pretty awesome. I can’t share many details yet, but when I get approval I will try to upload a photo of the new blade from LAB Golf. Bill also showed me a couple other things they will be releasing, but I can't disclose any info on those yet. Very exciting year for this up and coming company!



Update, looks like I can mention the new generation Press grips as well. They are awesome!





Posted:
Post edited by Unknown User on
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
«1
2

Comments

  • golfpro2007golfpro2007 Members  32WRX Points: 55Posts: 32 Bunkers
    Joined:  #2
    Finally!!!! Been waiting on this for a long time! Can't wait to see pics!
    Posted:
    Callaway XR Pro 9.5, Whiteboard Diamana 75g X
    Callaway XR Pro 3 and 5 wood, Speeder 757x
    Mizuno MP32, Dynamic Gold X100
    Callaway MD3 56*, 60*
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern CaliforniaMembers  2384WRX Points: 414Handicap: 2.0Posts: 2,384 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #3
    I feel like I’ve heard the “here comes the blade version” announcement six or seven times.
    Posted:
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Sightline
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1 
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #4


    I feel like I’ve heard the “here comes the blade version” announcement six or seven times.




    As soon as they say it's ok to post photos I will do so. I'm positive it will be released at the PGA show. Can't wait to get my hands on one.
    Posted:
    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
  • hendog39hendog39 Members  118WRX Points: 50Posts: 118 Fairways
    Joined:  #5
    Facebook page says photos tomorrow
    Posted:
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members  1511WRX Points: 307Posts: 1,511 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #6
    Is it the one that looks like a SeeMore? There were some pictures of a prototype a year or so ago. Looking forward to seeing what the final putter looks like.
    Posted:
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #7
    Maximilian wrote:


    Is it the one that looks like a SeeMore? There were some pictures of a prototype a year or so ago. Looking forward to seeing what the final putter looks like.




    The final one has some similarities to the proto from a year ago.
    Posted:
    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
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members  3506WRX Points: 169Posts: 3,506 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #8
    Cool, look forward to seeing it. Now, Bill, how about a mini-mallet?
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 9*, Fujikura Ventus 6-S finished 44.5"
    Honma 737 13* 3 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Honma 737 18* 5 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Taylormade UDI 2 iron, 18* KBS C-Taper Lite

    Taylormade P790 4-PW, Dynamic Gold 105 S300 with ProSoft inserts, Pure Wrap grips
    Ben Hogan 2018 Equalizer 48* and 52* Forged wedges
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 56* wedge
    Directed Force Reno "2.05" (Presse IV tweaked) Putter with BGT Stability shaft


    Ball: Srixon XV, 2019 Taylormade TP-5x
    Swing: PPGS, a Surgite !!!
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9311WRX Points: 1,469Posts: 9,311 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #9
    Was always interested in the original but could never get over the looks (or the price). I'm pretty much a blade guy (or smaller mallet) so that's good news.



    Can you give specs? Comes in LH?
    Posted:
    Epic SZ 9* set to 10* | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    16* M1 | Tour Z Xtreme 475
    19.75* M1 | Diamana B70
    818H1 23* | Tensei CK White 90
    5-PW P760 | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/12, 54/12, 58/10 | S400 Ti
    Directed Force 2.1 or Custom EVNROLL ER5
    Tour BXS "TIGER"
  • zzyzxx33zzyzxx33 Members  1172WRX Points: 151Posts: 1,172 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #10
    Have they released the photos to the public yet? I don't have facebook.

    Thanks
    Posted:
  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Members  1250WRX Points: 162Posts: 1,250 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #11
    hendog39 wrote:


    Facebook page says photos tomorrow


    But I want to see it now!
    Posted:
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #12
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Was always interested in the original but could never get over the looks (or the price). I'm pretty much a blade guy (or smaller mallet) so that's good news.



    Can you give specs? Comes in LH?




    Yes, will be available in lefty.

    zzyzxx33 wrote:


    Have they released the photos to the public yet? I don't have facebook.

    Thanks




    Updated in first post.

    SwingBlues wrote:


    Cool, look forward to seeing it. Now, Bill, how about a mini-mallet?




    Stay tuned...
    Posted:
    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
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #13
    Posted:
    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
  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members  3506WRX Points: 169Posts: 3,506 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #14

    SwingBlues wrote:


    Cool, look forward to seeing it. Now, Bill, how about a mini-mallet?




    Stay tuned...




    teaser... teaser... teaser... image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Back to the blade... to be honest, it's very Seemore-ish but it's a **** sight better performing with it's lie balance. Can't wait to see this on the Revealer tool vs a Seemore vs Edel. Any idea on pricing?
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 9*, Fujikura Ventus 6-S finished 44.5"
    Honma 737 13* 3 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Honma 737 18* 5 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Taylormade UDI 2 iron, 18* KBS C-Taper Lite

    Taylormade P790 4-PW, Dynamic Gold 105 S300 with ProSoft inserts, Pure Wrap grips
    Ben Hogan 2018 Equalizer 48* and 52* Forged wedges
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 56* wedge
    Directed Force Reno "2.05" (Presse IV tweaked) Putter with BGT Stability shaft


    Ball: Srixon XV, 2019 Taylormade TP-5x
    Swing: PPGS, a Surgite !!!
  • wolfpackwolfpack Members  2636WRX Points: 2Posts: 2,636 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #15
    Looks like a see more
    Posted:
    Cobra Bio Cell 11*
    F6 Baffler 17.5
    Hibore Hybrid 22*
    850 Forged 5-GW
    MP-T10 54, EYE 2 61
    Odyssey 7
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3648WRX Points: 576Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,648 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #16
    Something inbetween the Reno and the blade would be nice.
    Posted:
    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
    Evnroll ER1TS

  • TinkerGolfManTinkerGolfMan Tinker Golf Man Members  1408WRX Points: 256Posts: 1,408 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #17
    Reminds me of SeeMore Putters
    Posted:
    TaylorMade 2020 SIM 9°, UST Elements F6 Proto, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Midsize
    NIke Golf Vapor Speed 3 Wood 15°, Diaman RF-Series 60, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Nike Golf Vapor Speed 5 Wood Fairway 19°, Fujikura 73 Tour Spec, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Mizuno JPX 919/ 4-6 Forged Irons /7-PW Tour Irons, KBS C-Taper, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Artisan Golf ★ custom 50°, 54°, 58°, Nippon Modus 120 Wedge, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Titleist Scotty Cameron 2016 Select Newport 2, SC Custom Shop work: Black Refinish, High-Buff shaft band, Yellow School Bus SC Matador, Face/Weight Stamps.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #18
    SwingBlues wrote:


    SwingBlues wrote:


    Cool, look forward to seeing it. Now, Bill, how about a mini-mallet?




    Stay tuned...




    teaser... teaser... teaser... image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Back to the blade... to be honest, it's very Seemore-ish but it's a **** sight better performing with it's lie balance. Can't wait to see this on the Revealer tool vs a Seemore vs Edel. Any idea on pricing?




    Not sure on the price yet, but should know very soon. Yes, very seemore like, but actually balanced. I can't wait to try it on the course.
    Posted:
    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
  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball Members  545WRX Points: 75Posts: 545 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #19
    These look interesting!
    Posted:
  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members  3506WRX Points: 169Posts: 3,506 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #20


    Not sure on the price yet, but should know very soon. Yes, very seemore like, but actually balanced. I can't wait to try it on the course.




    Nice herby! can't wait for your comments/feedback. I'll stick with mine for the time being as I don't have the war chest funds to play with here but a mini-Reno, I'll go flip some burgers after work to pay for that one image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 9*, Fujikura Ventus 6-S finished 44.5"
    Honma 737 13* 3 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Honma 737 18* 5 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Taylormade UDI 2 iron, 18* KBS C-Taper Lite

    Taylormade P790 4-PW, Dynamic Gold 105 S300 with ProSoft inserts, Pure Wrap grips
    Ben Hogan 2018 Equalizer 48* and 52* Forged wedges
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 56* wedge
    Directed Force Reno "2.05" (Presse IV tweaked) Putter with BGT Stability shaft


    Ball: Srixon XV, 2019 Taylormade TP-5x
    Swing: PPGS, a Surgite !!!
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern CaliforniaMembers  2384WRX Points: 414Handicap: 2.0Posts: 2,384 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #21


    Reminds me of SeeMore Putters




    SeeMore had a baby with a Plop.
    Posted:
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Sightline
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1 
  • zzyzxx33zzyzxx33 Members  1172WRX Points: 151Posts: 1,172 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #22
    Thanks for posting the photos!
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • nova6868nova6868 Members  4910WRX Points: 290Handicap: 2.1Posts: 4,910 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #23
    Doesn't look like it would be very forgiving, tbh

    Posted:
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members  1344WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #24
    nova6868 wrote:


    Doesn't look like it would be very forgiving, tbh




    That's where the lie angle balancing comes in handy. You'd be very surprised.
    Posted:
    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
  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers  3682WRX Points: 611Handicap: 6Posts: 3,682 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #25
    Big nope for me. To each their own though.
    Posted:
    Mizuno ST-190G Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno CLK 19* 3 Hybrid Speeder Evo HB 95X
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4-P C-Taper 130X (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno S18 50, 55, 60 C-Taper 130X soft stepped (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno TP Mills #5
    Titleist Pro V1 X

  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Members  6262WRX Points: 1,043Handicap: 8Posts: 6,262 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #26
    Hope this makes a lot of putts, because it’s sure not winning any beauty contests. I’d like to say I’d try it, but I doubt I’ll ever see one in the wild.
    Posted:

    Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max 9° | Ventus Black Velocore 7
    3wd: Titleist TS2 15° (C1) | Diamana D+ LTD 70
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18° | AD-DI 95
    Irons: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD-DI 105/ MP 20 MMC 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 raw 50°F (Handground S), 54°S, 58°M (Handground A) | DG Black Onyx
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89

  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members  2558WRX Points: 371Posts: 2,558 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #27
    It looks like the logo and lettering on the bottom are photoshopped in.. I think it looks better than their other putter but still does not win any style points..
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members  3506WRX Points: 169Posts: 3,506 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #28
    Just noticed the grip is a forward Presse Forward grip as well (unless the photo was taken crooked). Very Nice! I need to text Bill to tell him he's not stealth anymore, too much "verbiage" on the grip, not as clean and stealth as his original Presse grip.





    For those unfamiliar with the lie balance, go youtube "directed force" and you wonder why you pull and push those short putts. these lie balance putters literally swing themselves and stay square to the path. Other heel shafted putters spin like a top. watch the vids with the "revealer" and see how you favourite putter will fare image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 9*, Fujikura Ventus 6-S finished 44.5"
    Honma 737 13* 3 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Honma 737 18* 5 wood, Vizard A 50S shaft
    Taylormade UDI 2 iron, 18* KBS C-Taper Lite

    Taylormade P790 4-PW, Dynamic Gold 105 S300 with ProSoft inserts, Pure Wrap grips
    Ben Hogan 2018 Equalizer 48* and 52* Forged wedges
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 56* wedge
    Directed Force Reno "2.05" (Presse IV tweaked) Putter with BGT Stability shaft


    Ball: Srixon XV, 2019 Taylormade TP-5x
    Swing: PPGS, a Surgite !!!
  • dmac4gdmac4g Members  1335WRX Points: 215Posts: 1,335 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #29
    Looks like PLOP is making a comeback.
    Posted:
  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8409WRX Points: 277Handicap: 6Posts: 8,409 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #30
    I want to see Bryson demo this
    Posted:
    PXG 0811x 9° - Hzrdus Smoke 75x 
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Wilson Staff FG62 - S300 Hard Stepped
    TM Milled Grind 52° - HiToe 56°/62°
    Edel E-3 - P2 Classic Grip
    2016 RZN Platinum (15 dozen in the garage)
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • dan040286dan040286 Members  336WRX Points: 78Posts: 336 Greens
    Joined:  #31
    Is this similar to a toe up putter like Odyssey had or Edel does?
    Posted:
2

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.