DF 2.1 Putter - L.A.B Golf (2022)

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EVERY PUTT
IS NOW MAKEABLE

EVERY PUTT
IS NOW MAKEABLE

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THE LOOKS

Yes, it’s crazy looking. And… there is a legion of golfers around the world who think the Directed Force is the Mona Lisa of mallets. But they didn’t think that until they started making putt after putt with it.

THE BACKSTORY

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Our Founder is Bill Presse, a former mini-tour player who had the idea to create a putter that would allow him to drastically simplify his stroke. He wanted to be able to count on a square putter face every time, which led him to invent Lie Angle Balance.

Bill also wanted to create a putter head that would give him as much forgiveness as possible, so he developed the radical shape of the DF 2.1 as a way to maximize consistency on off-center hits. Yes, it looks like a branding iron… but it works!

OK. I NEED THIS.

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(Video) Ball Position With A L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1 Putter

THE CLAIM

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The DF 2.1 can do amazing things other putters can’t because of Lie Angle Balance, or L.A.B. for short. Lie Angle Balance gives every golfer the ability to consistently repeat the putting stroke with far less effort than with other putters. And it does this by eliminating torque.

As a side note, our MEZZ.1 and B.2 also have Lie Angle Balance. MEZZ.1 and MEZZ.1 XL look a lot like the most popular mallet putters, while B.2 is as clean and simple as can be. If forgiveness isn’t a leading concern or you prefer the enhanced feedback of a smaller putter, you might want to consider MEZZ.1 or B.2.

WHY WE HATE TORQUE

Torque is an industry problem. Golfers have been battling torque in their putters throughout the history of the game — the majority of which never realize they’re doing it at all. Most golfers have learned to adjust for torque by adding uneven hand pressure to the putter, introducing yet another variable into their putting stroke.

Even today’s largest club manufacturers have acknowledged the issue of torque, marketing putters with a variety of balance types — different levels of toe hang, counter-balance, face-balance, etc. — yet none of these products actually solve the problem. Lie Angle Balance does.

PROVING IT

Thankfully, it’s not hard for us to do. Before Bill Presse dreamed up Lie Angle Balance and the Directed Force, he developed a device called “The Revealer” to help him better understand the torque created by different kinds of putters so he could remedy the issue. If you watch the video below with our CEO Sam Hahn, you’ll see the benefits very quickly. It’s night and day.

IT (ALMOST) DOES EVERYTHING

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Lie Angle Balance doesn’t read greens. It doesn’t line you up at your target. You’ll have to figure out those things on your own. But Lie Angle Balance will help with distance control because your putter won’t want to flop around during your stroke like a fish out of water. It works with your stroke, not against it.

And if you do happen to contact your putt off-center with the DF 2.1, it won’t really affect the result. That’s the benefit of playing a putter that looks like Darth Vader.

I’M SOLD. LET’S BUILD IT.

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(Video) I've NEVER tested a golf club like this | VERY IMPRESSED

FITTING IS CRITICAL

DF 2.1 is not always an off-the-rack magic worker. If the putter sole lays flush to the ground at address and the length feels comfortable, you’re in business. Go ahead and buy it. If not, we want you to go through a fitting, which is fast and easy to do. And there are two ways to do it.

Fitting Option 1: Fast-And-Easy (And Effective!)

We developed what we call a “Remote Fitting” to make sure we’re making a putter that’s perfect for you. And you can do a Remote Fitting from just about anywhere.

So go ahead and start building your putter here, and when you get to the step about Lie Angle just select “I Don’t Know It.” After you complete your purchase, we’ll send you a video with instructions on how to make a 5-6 second smartphone video that will allow us to nail in your length and lie angle.

If you prefer to get your specs before purchase, you can watch the Remote Fitting instructional video here and submit your Remote Fitting video to [emailprotected]

Fitting Option 2: IRL

You can go through an in-person fitting at a L.A.B. Golf Fitting location near you. Find your nearest store here.

HOW WE BUILD IT

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Our craftsmen use a formula we developed to anticipate the two main factors of Lie Angle Balance:

  1. The position, angle, and depth of the CNC milled shaft hole in the putter head.
  2. The precise number of grams that need to be positioned in the weight ports of our putters.

In the case of DF 2.1, there are three weight ports. We add CNC milled weights and tungsten powder to these weight ports — a balancing process that can take up to 30 minutes or more — to achieve a putter that’s Lie Angle Balanced at a golfer’s exact requirements.

PUTTING DRILLS YOU CAN ONLY DO WITH DF2.1

(Video) L.A.B. Golf Instruction Series: One-Ball Putting Drill For DF 2.1

WANT IT STOCK?

If you’re anti-fitting for whatever reason, we do offer a DF 2.1 Stock option with our most popular build configurations. Same putter. Same everything. Just a little lower price because they’re more straightforward to build.

We sell more 34-inch, 69-degree putters than anything else. This spec often works for golfers who play clubs that are fairly standard. All DF 2.1 Stock putters come with a Press II 3-Degree grip and Alignment Aid #1.

34″ / 69º / Press II 3

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PRESS GRIPS

With DF 2.1, we absolutely recommend that golfers use a Press Grip. Press Grips work on any putter, but they’re most effective with DF 2.1 because they allow golfers to position their hands directly over the ball at address, a setup most golfers prefer.

(Video) L.A.B. Golf Instruction Series: Two-Ball Drill For DF 2.1

When choosing a Press Grip for the DF 2.1, we generally recommend the Press Grip II 3 Degree. It has a flat front section that most golfers feel comfortable using.

The Press Grip 1.L (barrel-shaped) and the Press Grip OG 3 Degree (all rubber) are also great picks and are available on the DF 2.1 Custom.

If you have questions about our grip models, visit our grips page or drop us a line here.

CUSTOM SHAFTS

We offer a ton of different shafts with the DF 2.1 Custom: some cost extra, some don’t. Not sure about your shaft? This article might be helpful.

ALIGNMENT AIDS

We offer 36 different alignment aids for DF 2.1 Custom, and we can put them on all three DF 2.1 putter colors (black, red, and blue). You can build your putter with your custom alignment aid here.

Have an idea for your own alignment aid? We often get these requests from golfers, and we may be able to add them to your putter for an added charge (it takes a lot of work!) Contact us about that here.

WE KNOW… THE PRICE

Every Lie Angle Balance putter has to be made by hand. There’s just no way around it. Building a Lie Angle Balance putter requires an incredibly high level of precision and a lot of time. And the DF 2.1 is made from the good stuff: 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum that’s 100% CNC milled.

We wish we could sell the DF 2.1 Stock and DF 2.1 Custom at a lower price, but we simply can’t. Lie Angle Balance is influenced by just about everything that makes up a putter: putter head shape, putter head material, putter length, and a golfer’s desired lie angle. That’s why each of our putters is built by hand by one of L.A.B. Golf’s skilled craftsmen at L.A.B. Golf Headquarters.

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FAQs

Is a lab putter worth it? ›

golf's best-looking putter. It's arguably the best feeling putter they've produced too. Consistent feel and consistent roll instill a great sense of confidence which leads to accuracy on the greens. While it started as only a prototype, the MEZZ.

Do any pros use lab putter? ›

As we write this, there are several players on the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour who are using or testing L.A.B. Golf putters. They became world-class players with a different putter, which makes any equipment change a big deal to them.

Are lab putters face balanced? ›

Lie Angle Balance (L.A.B.) Technology makes it effortless for golfers to deliver a square putter face at impact because, unlike other putters, it keeps the putter face square to the arc throughout the stroke. It makes putting as easy as picking the right line, the right speed, and making your natural stroke.

How do you putt in a lab putter? ›

In general all we got to do is scoot the ball. Forward a good rule of thumb is that rather than

How much does the lab putter cost? ›

The newest custom putter from L.A.B. Golf, an acronym that stands for “Lie Angle Balancing,” is about 20% larger than its predecessor. It also starts at $559, a price tag that rivals many of the top new drivers on the market and is about 30% more than the latest Scotty Cameron putter release.

How long does it take to get a lab putter? ›

Please Note: Expect delivery 3-4 weeks from the time of purchase for ArmLock and Broomstick putters. Standard-Length putters will ship in about 6-8 weeks.

How long is Adam Scott's putter? ›

His Scotty Cameron Xperimental Rev X11 features a slightly smaller head than his putter from eight years ago, and Scott explains the reason for that is his putter length is 45 inches, 4 inches shorter than his 2013 putter.

Why does Adam Scott use a long putter? ›

Obviously, that's why I'm using it. I like what it does for me.” The winged shape of the putter helps to enhance forgiveness across the face, and the sole of the head comes with 20 weights to ensure the head is properly weighted for Scott's longer build. “The whole concept is lie-angle balanced,” Scott explained.

What putter is Adam Scott using? ›

While Scott has spent most of his recent years with the same Scotty Cameron prototype putter in the bag, he switched into an L.A.B. Golf “Mezz. 1 Proto” putter ahead of the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Where are lab putters made? ›

MADE IN THE USA

All L.A.B Golf putters are manufactured and assembled in the USA. DF 2.1 is 100% CNC milled from 6061 aircraft aluminum.

How long should a broomstick putter be? ›

How long should a broomstick putter be? A men's broomstick putter is typically between 48-52 inches long. A women's broomstick putter is usually between 46-50 inches long.

How do you use a face putter for balance? ›

Golf Tips: Face or Toe Balanced? - YouTube

What is the standard lie angle for a putter? ›

Lie angle is the angle in which the shaft intersects the head relative to the ground. Most off-the-rack putters come standard at approximately 70 degrees.

How much is the LA golf putter? ›

The LA Golf Putter comes in 33-, 34-, 35- and 36-inch lengths. Its $1,500 price includes custom engraving.

Does Callaway make a putter? ›

Discover PGA Tour-level performance with a precision-ready golf putter from Callaway Odyssey, or shop all putters from DICK'S. Experience the soft feel of Odyssey's insert technology and make putting fun again.

How do you use putt Mezz 1? ›

To optimize the performance of a MEZZ. 1 Custom, we recommend it be paired with the Press II 1.5 degree putter grip. For golfers that prefer to have their hands more forward of center at address (more shaft lean) or golfers who add too much loft through impact, we recommend the Press II 3 Degree or Press 1.

How long is Bernhard Langer's putter? ›

The loss of the 45-inch putter is no small inconvenience as Langer has used the long putter to great effect, even after the tour outlawed anchoring in 2016.

Does Tiger Woods use the same putter? ›

Tiger's putter situation, after having changed a few times over the years usually goes back to the same model - a Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2.

Are broomstick putters legal? ›

On the contrary to what some may think, broomstick putters (or long putters) are perfectly legal on the greens. However, what is now illegal on the greens is anchoring; and broomsticks putters are the best alternative.

Did PGA ban long putters? ›

The new rule does not ban the long putters, only the way they commonly are used. Golfers no longer will be able to anchor the club against their bodies to create the effect of a hinge. Masters champion Adam Scott used a long putter he pressed against his chest.

Should I switch to a long putter? ›

Golfers who really struggle to strike the putter and this suffering from the dreaded yips could benefit greatly from a longer putter. Even with the new rules, resting the longer putter against your lead forearm can really help you develop consistency in your stroke and rebuild your confidence.

What putter does Bryson DeChambeau use? ›

Bryson currently uses a SIK Pro C-Series Armlock putter. It's a rare model to be seen on the PGA Tour and it allows Bryson to putt in his very particular way.

What putter is Aaron Wise using? ›

The TaylorMade Ghost putter has a history in the U.S. Open, as Martin used it a decade ago when he qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. According to Golf.com, the only modification Wise has made to the putter is cutting it down from 49 to 46 inches since the putter can no longer be anchored.

Who uses long putter on PGA Tour? ›

Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Carl Pettersson and Tim Clark had all won on the PGA Tour with some form of an anchored putter, and their putting statistics took nose dives when the ban went into effect.

What kind of putter does will zalatoris use? ›

But it was the putter, an oversized Scotty Cameron T-11 armlock style mallet, that carried Zalatoris home to his first title since he won the TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020.

What kind of putter is Adam Scott using? ›

While Scott has spent most of his recent years with the same Scotty Cameron prototype putter in the bag, he switched into an L.A.B. Golf “Mezz. 1 Proto” putter ahead of the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

How long should a broomstick putter be? ›

How long should a broomstick putter be? A men's broomstick putter is typically between 48-52 inches long. A women's broomstick putter is usually between 46-50 inches long.

How much is the LA golf putter? ›

The LA Golf Putter comes in 33-, 34-, 35- and 36-inch lengths. Its $1,500 price includes custom engraving.

What is lab golf? ›

Lie Angle Balance (L.A.B.) is a patented technology we developed that simplifies putting. It eliminates torque from the design of a putter, giving all golfers the ability to consistently repeat their stroke — especially when the pressure is on.

What putter is Aaron Wise using? ›

The TaylorMade Ghost putter has a history in the U.S. Open, as Martin used it a decade ago when he qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. According to Golf.com, the only modification Wise has made to the putter is cutting it down from 49 to 46 inches since the putter can no longer be anchored.

Does Tiger Woods use the same putter? ›

Tiger's putter situation, after having changed a few times over the years usually goes back to the same model - a Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2.

What kind of putter does will zalatoris use? ›

But it was the putter, an oversized Scotty Cameron T-11 armlock style mallet, that carried Zalatoris home to his first title since he won the TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020.

How do you hold a broom stick putter? ›

How to Putt with a Long Putter Without Cheating - YouTube

How long is Adam Scott's putter? ›

His Scotty Cameron Xperimental Rev X11 features a slightly smaller head than his putter from eight years ago, and Scott explains the reason for that is his putter length is 45 inches, 4 inches shorter than his 2013 putter.

What is the best lie angle for a putter? ›

LIE ANGLE. Lie angle is the angle in which the shaft intersects the head relative to the ground. Most off-the-rack putters come standard at approximately 70 degrees. Testing shows that best performance comes when both the toe and heel sit evenly at impact.

What putter does Bryson DeChambeau use? ›

Bryson currently uses a SIK Pro C-Series Armlock putter. It's a rare model to be seen on the PGA Tour and it allows Bryson to putt in his very particular way.

Who uses LA Golf putter shaft? ›

Available in five different weights, this putter will give you a distinct look on the green. LA Golf Shafts is a California-based company and is partnered with the likes of Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson.

Who makes LA Golf putter? ›

DeChambeau is also a partner with LA Golf, and as a result, the partnership between DeChambeau, LA Golf and SIK Golf quickly led to the development of an all-new LA Golf Putter that is not only mega-expensive at $1,500, it's possibly a game-changer in terms of putter construction and design.

What is a balanced putter? ›

A face balanced putter is one where the face of the putter points towards the sky when you rest it on your finder. This is opposed to a toe balanced putter, which is one where the toe points down when you rest it on your finder.

What is arm lock putting? ›

The arm lock putting grip has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years because more and more famous PGA Tours are using it. Armlock putting is a different style that helps take the hands and wrists out of the putting stroke by resting the putter grip against the left forearm.

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