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Believe me I've tried, but their email response times are pretty delayed and they've never picked up the phone when trying to call. So I'm hoping to get some intel from WRX'ers who have tried this before or inquired about it before.

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On 1/19/2024 at 9:33 AM, B_of_H said:

 

The issue with being 'a good putter' and switching to the lab would be an adjustment in your technique.  I 100% believe these putters are the single biggest advantage within the rules since the introduction of the solid core ball (vs wound).  That being said if you are good at manipulating a putter to stay square then you'll have to be patient in learning to let these swing on their own and trust they'll stay square.  Its more subtle than it sounds in most cases but I find myself sometimes putting too much pressure on the grip and missing putts but I immediately know that I didn't let the putter swing freely.  

 

For a putter like JT poston or brandt snedecker with handsy strokes its not a good option perhaps.  These need to be swung more like a pendulum controlled by the shoulders.  I've decided to use the tour tempo and tpm devices for the 1st time regularly to keep myself in rhythm and not using the hands with a LAB.  Previously I always had quite a bit of wrist movement and acceleration in my stroke.  

100% learning to get out of the way of this putter and let it do its thing is a process. Took me a little over a week, and trying the thumbs off technique to get it going. You have to be patient when you first get it cause you are subconsciously gonna f*** with it and it wont work out. Most of my misses now are down to reading greens or accidentally messing with the putter instead of just rocking my shoulders.

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On 2/5/2024 at 10:32 PM, TheRidge said:

First time I’ve seen this grip, the logo is all over the grip and the headcover, looks great…Fiddlers Green Golf Shop, ask for Sam…they are about 30 min from Lab…Sam is a great guy…mom and pop shop, been around forever, wonderful people

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On 2/5/2024 at 10:32 PM, TheRidge said:

First time I’ve seen this grip, the logo is all over the grip and the headcover, looks great…Fiddlers Green Golf Shop, ask for Sam…they are about 30 min from Lab…Sam is a great guy…mom and pop shop, been around forever, wonderful people

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Comparisons pics to other mallets, please…

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PING G410 5-U w/DG 105s 
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Odyssey Stroke Lab Big Seven Toe Up vs MEZZ1 vs Seemore
Precision Pro Nx7 Pro, Garmin S60 (watch)


https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1580770/recaps-the-taylormade-twistfaceexperience-7-golfwrx-members-visit-the-kingdom-for-an-exclusive-m3/p1

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On 2/11/2024 at 10:54 AM, Cwing said:

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I just picked mine up today & took some pictures... enjoy!

 

I can honestly say that it's one of the nicest head covers I've ever used!

 

 

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On 2/5/2024 at 10:07 PM, Flush-It-Fore said:

Just a question I was curious about... I've ordered my DF3 with a Press 2 1.5 grip and I'm sure I'll be more than happy with it; however, if I were to also order a secondary grip (Press Pistol 2) either through the LAB website or a certified retailer, could I have a certified fitter swap it out, and not have it mess around with the torque balance after some use if I didn't get along with the former? Or would I have to send it back to LAB to do that?

The difference in weight between the Press 2 1.5 (59g) and Press Pistol 2 (58g) is 1 gram, but looking at https://labgolf.com/repairrefurbish/ There is a $75 difference to have LAB put in a new style of grip ($125) vs stay with current style ($50) so maybe there's something there. Reaching out to LAB as I might be considering the same grip change. Will report back

 

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On 2/5/2024 at 10:07 PM, Flush-It-Fore said:

Just a question I was curious about... I've ordered my DF3 with a Press 2 1.5 grip and I'm sure I'll be more than happy with it; however, if I were to also order a secondary grip (Press Pistol 2) either through the LAB website or a certified retailer, could I have a certified fitter swap it out, and not have it mess around with the torque balance after some use if I didn't get along with the former? Or would I have to send it back to LAB to do that?

Wow, super quick response back from them! Here's what L.A.B. said:
It’s actually not the weight so much is where the weight is in the grip. I would make the switch, and if you feel the putter wiggling on you at all, send it back to be re-balanced. The amount of torque added is fairly minimal and imperceptible to most.

 

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I was on the putting green the other day and saw a dude with a DF3. We chatted a bit and he let me roll it a couple of times. Feels a lot like the Mezz (for better or worse), and maybe a touch less "L.A.B. Magic" than the DF2.1 (my current gamer). I also found the little "wings" on the sides of the face to be slightly distracting during the stroke, although I'm sure I would get used to it in time. The ball pickup is cute, although I've gotten adept at using the back of the DF2.1 to snatch up balls, so I'm not sure how much of a selling point that is.

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I spoke to the guys at LAB yesterday and they are probably going to be getting the DF3 out in the next week or two. I just received my DF2.1 and the Mezz1 Max is in production. 

 

All I can say, is I absolutely love the DF2.1. I am seeing exactly what others have said in this thread that I immediately notice that I am able to hit my intended start line more often. 

 

For the DF3, I am getting counterbalanced at 40” and they are installing a wrist lock grip (that I sent them) so that it’s in balance with that grip. It’s going to be interesting to see which LAB putter will go in my primary bag this year. Any bets? 

 

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23 hours ago, Drrussell said:

I spoke to the guys at LAB yesterday and they are probably going to be getting the DF3 out in the next week or two. I just received my DF2.1 and the Mezz1 Max is in production. 

 

All I can say, is I absolutely love the DF2.1. I am seeing exactly what others have said in this thread that I immediately notice that I am able to hit my intended start line more often. 

 

For the DF3, I am getting counterbalanced at 40” and they are installing a wrist lock grip (that I sent them) so that it’s in balance with that grip. It’s going to be interesting to see which LAB putter will go in my primary bag this year. Any bets? 

 

Very much looking forward to a review with the Wrist lock grip.

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5 hours ago, Cwing said:

Very much looking forward to a review with the Wrist lock grip.

I spoke to the guys at LAB yesterday. They put a rush order on the DF3’s for the review. My Mezz 1 Max shouldn’t be too far behind. Honestly, just from putting on my green at home I think the 2.1 is going to be really tough to beat. It really is the best putter I have ever tested. I am always shocked if I hit a putt that’s not rolling true end-over-end. 

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2 hours ago, Drrussell said:

I spoke to the guys at LAB yesterday. They put a rush order on the DF3’s for the review.

 

 

Well that's GREAT news to my ears as I was one of the VERY LUCKY ones picked.

 

 

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I rolled the DF3 for a few minutes and it feels markedly different than the 2.1. Seems closer to the Mezz. 
 

My 2.1 is the safest club in my bag. I don’t care what it looks like. It’s money for me. I doubt I’m the intended audience for the 3, as I love the 2.1 as is and want the most out of it. 

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On 2/25/2024 at 6:03 PM, SEP1006 said:

 

 

Well that's GREAT news to my ears as I was one of the VERY LUCKY ones picked.

 

 

Actually, I got a message today that my Mezz1 Max has already shipped. The DF3’s should be in production. I had to ship them a wrist lock grip and it’s supposed to arrive tomorrow. He told me that was good timing. So those should be in production this week and probably shipped sometime next week. 

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3 hours ago, Golfcrzy said:

I rolled the DF3 for a few minutes and it feels markedly different than the 2.1. Seems closer to the Mezz. 
 

My 2.1 is the safest club in my bag. I don’t care what it looks like. It’s money for me. I doubt I’m the intended audience for the 3, as I love the 2.1 as is and want the most out of it. 

I was just notified my Mezz1 Max has been shipped. Should be here on Friday. I have been putting with the DF2.1 for the past couple weeks on my home putting green and it’s really amazing. it’s going to be tough to beat that putter, no doubt. 

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19 hours ago, Drrussell said:

I was just notified my Mezz1 Max has been shipped. Should be here on Friday. I have been putting with the DF2.1 for the past couple weeks on my home putting green and it’s really amazing. it’s going to be tough to beat that putter, no doubt. 

I’d be interested in your thoughts when you get your Mezz, a putter pretty much designed specifically to overcome the looks of the DF2.1. If you’ve never used the 2.1, you would never know what you’re missing out on. I don’t find them similar. They feel much closer to a big brand mallet for my taste. 

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