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Who's still in the directed Force putter?

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After watching the recent TXG vid I am intrigued again. Now that you can get the stability shaft in this thing... with the high moi of that head club ultra low torque shaft, could this be the most forgiving putter overall?

To be honest, I tried the torque balanced Edel putters and did not like them. This seems to be a very similar principal so I'm not sure it's for me.

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D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
818H1 Tensei White 90
Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
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  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics... Members  6644WRX Points: 322Posts: 6,644 Titanium Tees
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    It feels nothing like the Edel or an Axis1, which feel like they’re hooding on the back swing. The DF swings very nicely. I did not like the look or the feel, but the balance is great.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9752WRX Points: 1,652Posts: 9,752 Titanium Tees
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    You rolled the new one or old one?

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    D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
    818H1 Tensei White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
    Ball - BXS


  • Treyball344Treyball344 Members  194WRX Points: 64Handicap: 2Posts: 194 Fairways
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    Had the pleasure of doing a fitting with Sam, the CEO of Directed Force today. Was such a valuable experience - he helped me get in the correct positions to allow the putter to work as intended.

    I loved everything about it. He recommended a certain alignment aid that would help with the way my eyes align to the ball and even gave me drills to work on distance control with the putter.

    If you have an opportunity to test this putter (especially with Sam), definitely do it. I'm shocked more people aren't using it as this putter feels like cheating..

    Ordered mine immediately after the fitting and couldn't be more excited to get it. If anyone has any questions about the putter let me know!

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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8495WRX Points: 319Handicap: 6Posts: 8,495 Titanium Tees
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    When properly fit they are point and shoot.

    Agree on the Edel comments this feels NOTHING like other so called balanced putters. Nothing.

    They are hideous, but not as hideous at 3 putts....and thats all I care about.

    I am saving up my monies :)

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9752WRX Points: 1,652Posts: 9,752 Titanium Tees
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    I'm hoping I'm one of the winners from wrx. I just can't pay that much to buy blind...there's no fitters near me.

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    D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
    818H1 Tensei White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
    Ball - BXS


  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8495WRX Points: 319Handicap: 6Posts: 8,495 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Z1ggy16 said:

    I'm hoping I'm one of the winners from wrx. I just can't pay that much to buy blind...there's no fitters near me.

    If you are facebook reach out to Bill Presse, he can do a remote fitting with you if you already know your preferred length and lie

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    On -, @Z1ggy16 said:

    I'm hoping I'm one of the winners from wrx. I just can't pay that much to buy blind...there's no fitters near me.

    +1.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9752WRX Points: 1,652Posts: 9,752 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @PixlPutterman said:

    On -, @Z1ggy16 said:

    I'm hoping I'm one of the winners from wrx. I just can't pay that much to buy blind...there's no fitters near me.

    If you are facebook reach out to Bill Presse, he can do a remote fitting with you if you already know your preferred length and lie

    Meh still not sure id buy something without hearing it, feeling it, etc. At least, not for the $400 or whatever they charge brand new.

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    D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
    818H1 Tensei White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
    Ball - BXS


  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8495WRX Points: 319Handicap: 6Posts: 8,495 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Z1ggy16 said:

    On -, @PixlPutterman said:

    On -, @Z1ggy16 said:

    I'm hoping I'm one of the winners from wrx. I just can't pay that much to buy blind...there's no fitters near me.

    If you are facebook reach out to Bill Presse, he can do a remote fitting with you if you already know your preferred length and lie

    Meh still not sure id buy something without hearing it, feeling it, etc. At least, not for the $400 or whatever they charge brand new.

    Completely understand.

    I will say, they aren't pretty, the sound odd, ect.

    But they make putts, so I dont care lol

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    Taylormade Original One Mini 9.5° - Fuji Fit on 11 Pro 95 BT_30x
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Srixon z765 5 iron S300
    Wilson Staff FG62 6-PW - S300 Hard Stepped
    TM Milled Grind 52° - HiToe 56°/62°
    PXG Gen2 Closer - P2 Classic Grip
    2016 RZN Platinum (15 dozen in the garage)
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9752WRX Points: 1,652Posts: 9,752 Titanium Tees
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    I'm not as caring about looks to be honest, I've used a variety of putters over the years. Sound and feel probably make a lot more difference to me as far as the enjoyment I get from putting. Then again, I'll enjoy draining more putts than a feathery feeling face.

    I'd just need to test one first to see if it was for me. I'd be willing to buy a used one blind at the right lie angle and length at a good price.

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    D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
    818H1 Tensei White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
    Ball - BXS


  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2212WRX Points: 390Handicap: 0.1Posts: 2,212 ClubWRX
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    I'd love for them to make a "mini" version of the mallet putter with the same shape but a more normal size. I think that would be ideal. The branding iron size of the current version is just unwieldy. I've run into a few situations where I was up against a fringe and it's just impossible to use from there.

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    Must be going on 3 years with my DF putter. I still try different putters at the PGA Superstore near me but nothing comes close to knocking it out of my bag. I keep hearing about how ugly , big, etc. it is but if performs, who cares?? I only wish it came out 20 years ago and it would have saved me a lot of $$$ that I spent on putters every year.

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  • kemkem Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1 Starters
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    Looking at the blade with stability shaft. Is this overkill or would the compliment each other.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9752WRX Points: 1,652Posts: 9,752 Titanium Tees
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    Not a direct answer but I got fit for an ER5 and I used the stab shaft during the fit, and I also used a stock shaft. There was very little in it. My face conditions were within the same margin of error so I didn't find it worth it. Perhaps with heavier heads (maybe 370g+) that could change or maybe the newer tour version could get things a little better. But, with both shafts my face angle was always within about .6* of target line.

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    D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
    818H1 Tensei White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
    Ball - BXS


  • bobgeorgebobgeorge Members  423WRX Points: 64Posts: 423 Greens
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    I just got a DF Reno 2.1 with the stability shaft. I did the remote fitting. It is a too cold out now for any rounds, but I plan on practicing inside and trying to get to the putting green when I can.

    Any tips on ball placement or practice tips?

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9752WRX Points: 1,652Posts: 9,752 Titanium Tees
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    I was told you'll likely need to play the ball more forward in the stance.

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    D - SIM Max 9* Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105
    818H1 Tensei White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
    Ball - BXS


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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8495WRX Points: 319Handicap: 6Posts: 8,495 Titanium Tees
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    I have read forward also.


    Start with placing the shaft where you normally place the ball in your stance. Since most putters have off set the ball and shaft are usually in the same spot, keep the shaft there and move the ball forward.


    I didnt know this when I first tried one so I sold it because I couldnt get the speed down, now that I do know it Im on the hunt for an other DFP lol

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  • kylesilkkylesilk PXG & Yeti Members  701WRX Points: 134Posts: 701 Golden Tee
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    Is there any kind of reasoning for picking a certain alignment aid on these putters? I'm a left eye dominant RH putter.

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    Welcome to the DFP family!

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