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  1. My 5-8 XL Halo irons were delivered today. The 4 iron and 9 iron are back ordered due to the shafts I wanted (Dynamic Gold S300). I immediately took them to the range and was so impressed. High and straight. Won’t know about the distances until I get them out on the course. The offset was basically the same as the turbos. The only difference to my eye was the blade seems a bit longer. But to me that’s a good thing. Struck it really solid, great turf interaction. Perhaps it was just a good day. Time will tell but these XL Halos were awesome at first blush.
  2. My 5-8 irons were delivered today. The 4 iron and 9 iron are back ordered due to the shafts I wanted (Dynamic Gold S300). I immediately took them to the range and was so impressed. High and straight. Won’t know about the distances until I get them out on the course. The offset was basically the same as the turbos. The only difference to my eye was the blade seems a bit longer. But to me that’s a good thing. Struck it really solid, great turf interaction. Perhaps it was just a good day. Time will tell but these XL Halos were awesome at first blush.
  3. I have zero thoughts about how this putter does what it does. I used to think about my backstroke, impact, follow though etc. with other putters. Now my routine is to stand behind the ball and see the speed first and then the start line. I then carefully place the putter head perpendicular to that start line and think only of the speed as I hit the putt. So much easier now and I make so many more putts. The beauty of this LAB putter is it takes all thinking of the stroke out of it which is a big help to me. Hope this makes sense to anyone struggling and if it doesn’t, do what all good golfers do and ignore this advice!
  4. Nice! I just ordered the 4-9. But I went with an upgraded shaft and grips so I may get them around Xmas!
  5. Let us know how they are if you pick them up. Always played steel because I like them a bit heavier. Tempted though to try the stiff graphite shafts.
  6. 100%. My putter is the LAB broomstick for the same reason. Why make golf harder than it needs to be when you can make it a bit easier?
  7. Myself and another player in my Sunday league game the HB Turbos and we are both single digit players. None of the higher handicaps play them and it’s a shame. I will definitely be picking up the 4-PW in steel when it comes out. I also play the previous generation 2 halo hybrid and love the rails. I don’t even carry any fairway woods. Too large of a dispersion pattern. That’s the secret sauce to these hybrid irons. If you miss, it’s a reasonable miss and you can still make par.
  8. Same for me with my broomstick. I still 3 putt sometimes but it’s always because I misread the speed and then pick the wrong line. But it always starts where I want it to and I honestly have never had a putter that did it until this one.
  9. I don’t understand why more pros and top amateurs who use the long putter don’t use it. It’s a different stroke than the conventional way and it’s literally point and shoot. It has improved my putting exponentially.
  10. I bought the current 4-9 turbos this summer and love them. Will absolutely look into the new models when they come out. A side note I use the Cleveland smart sole chipper as my wedge and it’s money. Smart sole SW too. Used to be a Titleist snob back in the day. How the turn tables!
  11. Which 2nd swing? Hopefully the one in Scottsdale. I love my long LAB putter but would like to demo a few shorter versions.
  12. I love my broomstick as well. Only issue I had was finding the right grip. I putt face on so I found that if I put my thumb at 9 o’clock and my first 2 fingers at 3 o’clock, all I had to do was aim and let it swing. Love the putter.
  13. I putt so much better since I went to sidesaddle. I have a LAB long putter that’s great inside of about 18 feet. Outside of that it takes too big of a swing and my lag putting goes to hell. I’ve started carrying a second long putter, a Ping Craz-E with sand down the shaft. Way better distance control. A bit strange carrying 2 putters but we’re a bit different anyways!
  14. Welcome to the broomstick club! Love mine. The only issues I have with it is when I increase the grip pressure, it also increases my misses and decreases my speed control. When I hold it gently with the lower hand, it’s deadly. Good luck with yours!
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