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Final Reviews: L.A.B Putters

Equipment Type: Putter
Vendor: L.A.B

 

 

 

*Note* Follow along in the new threads for each model *Note*

Please help us congratulate the following testers:

@Shankster @EasyPutter @Bulldog @B_R_A_D_Y @Lmerrick @Samsonite

@bens197 @Dragon3 @revkev @Grand Stranded @thechrisgibbs @GolfSpy_CS

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Ever wanted to be a part of the data MyGolfSpy collects over the course of the season? Welcome to Testers Wanted, where we recruit readers like you for objective feedback on products that roll into HQ throughout the year!

You can say a lot of things about L.A.B. Putters but you certainly can’t say they’re boring. Or conventional. Or even unoriginal. Even the owner calls them "absurd."

Leveraging an approach called "lie angle balancing" (hence L.A.B. Golf) the brand feels it has a technology to help you make more putts.

That said, we need testers like you to assess, and report back to us here at MyGolfSpy!

Important: Each tester will be required to submit a fitting video per L.A.B.'s fitting process and be prepared to provide as much detailed feedback as possible
Want to learn more about MGS Forum tests and how we select our testers? Check out this thread as it has everything and anything you need to know all in one place: MGS Forum How to Become a Tester

 

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Congrats everyone!! I'll go hide my disappointment on the course 😜

Don't disappoint me!!

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WOW what a list! This is going to be one heck of a solid review thread for sure. Congrats all, and looking forward to your thoughts!!

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Congrats everyone hope you start holing it from everywhere this summer

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An awesome group of dudes who get this opportunity. I can wait to see how your builds and performances come together

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And if anyone needs an appropriate quote from Princess Bride while writing your review, you know who to ask. 😜

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2 minutes ago, Samsonite said:

And if anyone needs an appropriate quote from Princess Bride while writing your review, you know who to ask. 😜

I would almost think that between everyone in that thread, we could enact the entire movie in a thread dedicated to PB, but yeah I think we got the quotes covered.

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Congrats boys on being selected. I am really looking forward to following your reviews, and with so many different opinions it should give a good idea of LAB's putters

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

Honored.  Thank you!  Time to get those safety glasses out.

Which model are you going with?

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Congrats to all of the selected testers! I can't wait to see how this test unfolds!

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Congrats! Bonus points for whoever has the best outcome from the ugliest putter. Ugly Duckling Award perhaps?

Very excited to see the results of this test!

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In all honesty, the builds for everyone are what I'm most intrigued in. In DF 2.1 alone there are three heads, three grips, eight shafts and 36 lineup lines for a total of 2592 potential builds at base level, not including length and lie. B.2 has 160 different possibilities and Mezz.1 has 72.

In total, folks have the selection of over 2824 different builds, at standard length style putting, not counting potential armlock or broomstick builds as well.

Let's get weird...

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Congratulations to the testers. As a bit of a scientist, the idea behind these putters intrigues me. Looking forward to everyone's thoughts. 

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37 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

In all honesty, the builds for everyone are what I'm most intrigued in. In DF 2.1 alone there are three heads, three grips, eight shafts and 36 lineup lines for a total of 2592 potential builds at base level, not including length and lie. B.2 has 160 different possibilities and Mezz.1 has 72.

In total, folks have the selection of over 2824 different builds, at standard length style putting, not counting potential armlock or broomstick builds as well.

Let's get weird...

That was my plan my plan going in @Berg Ryman! Hopefully it plays out the way I hope after the fitting process. If it’s left up to me, I’d like to go completely off the reservation here, and go with something that I’ve never done before.

My first choice would be the broomstick, then the armlock would be second. Either one of those in a 2.1 head would be a lot of fun to try.

 

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I am a strange putter aficionado.  I loved my Backstryke and this putter has elements of that.  I would be glad to participate.

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2 hours ago, edingc said:

Huge opportunity! I love my L.A.B. This might be the test of the summer!

After testing the ER11v last year I’m very curious how the two match up. In the last week I became very interested in this technology. It was triggered by the MGS John Barba article and listening to Sam Hahn on the Club Junkie podcast on GolfWRX.

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The sick face combined with the LA golf shaft is really next gen. This might be a revolutionary step in putting for us duffers!

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I would love to test one of these. I am a scratch golfer and very good putter. Put in a lot of hours of putting practice to finally cure a push miss, but feel like simplicity is best and this could be it. I have used a Seemore putter with great success and love the idea of L.A.B.

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At this point, I an desperate to find anything that will help my putting. A few years ago I won a Scotty Cameron putter iff of a YouTube contest and although it is a piece of art, my putting confidence has failed to match up to the caliber of putter. Although these things look off the wall, i have always been curious of if this company was finally able to break the age old saying of “its not the arrows, its the archer”. Always exciting to see new technology. 

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46 minutes ago, cnosil said:

I don’t have a problem with the looks but I am not seeing the performance improvements that others cite in their use.  I am not any worse but not any better.   It is definitely a change to the way I have putted for years.  I never forward pressed and now my setup is completely different because of the built in forward press.    I don’t like the large grip but don’t know if I can swap to one of the smaller grips or will that mess up the lie balance aspect of the putter.  Ball speeds seem slower off the face so I now have to make longer strokes to get distance I am used to.   I am able to better feel face angle/path mistakes and can immediately tell if I pushed or pulled a putt….my guess based on my research is that LAB would say it is because I am getting my hands to engaged in the stroke.  I move the putter with my hands so is that my problem and something I need to change my stroke to be more shoulder driven?  My practice on my ExPutt shows that I have good face and path numbers but not making any more putts in that 6-15 foot range.

I am mixed in my opinion because this putter is forcing me to change a lot about how I putt and I am not sure the juice is worth the squeeze.  I have tried all three models but picked the 2.1 because it was supposed to be the most automatic   
 

this is strictly my personal findings and shouldn’t influence anyone else as the putter may be perfect for them   

 

Great Response!  I completely see how, based on your response, it would be frustrating to change so much. I am a very minimal hands putter. In fact I game and have been for 6 years the Fatso 6.0 grip to quiet my hands.  Really enjoyed your clear and thorough explanation. Thanks.

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Super pumped to see what the reviews say. I've been in the market for testing out new putters and saw this at a golf galaxy. wonder if it's worth the price and the looks you'll get on the green for whipping this out! 

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I have always been a safe putter....been using my Ping putter for more than 20 years.....about time I tried something different.

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It looks like somebody put a frying pan on the back end of that thing. But if the ball goes in the hole, "What the heck!"

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I'm really looking forward to this. I've been following the L.A.B. guys for a long time but have not been able to test their equipment. Anytime I see a video reviewing their stuff or an article on it, I'm clicking. I don't know why, but I love anything putter technology! It's the same reason I love those new cobra putters

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I like that the shaft is in the center of the putter. The putter I use now is also in the center. It would be great to get a chance to test one of these out 

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LAB Putters are awesome!  Whoever gets selected are going to be pleasantly surprised ... "Point & Shoot" type of putter.  

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Putting is one of the weaker parts to my game.  I would probably think I was average but when I look at my Arccos stats it shows me I’m losing 2.9 Strokes to my target handicap to putting, and it is my weakest aspect to my game the past 25 rounds by far.   I was just at Club Champion and was fitted for a Scotty Cameron X5 and I’m anxiously waiting for its arrival.  While waiting I for it, I tried the DF 2.1 with the broomstick shaft when I was out of town and lucky enough to be near a PGA Superstore.  I tried several putters and this was sooo easy to putt where I was aiming.  I’ve got a Ping Ketsch that I’ve been using which I like but not using well obviously.  

I love to research things to death before I buy so as soon as I returned home to Oregon I got on the L.A.B. Website and was impressed with the videos and the concept of removing the torque.  The description of the putter as “The putter formerly known as Prince” was so true and made me laugh.   I also watched some YouTube reviews and like my experience the summery was if you can get over the unconventional looks it might be the putter for you.  With the high price, its worth some research to be confident its the right one.   I just retired and I’m starting to golf a lot more and would to love to compare this to my gamer and the new Scotty coming, and hopefully find the putter that fits my stroke.  I haven’t posted much to this point but will post about my experience at Club Champion and how the new Scotty works soon.   

I’m also close enough I could drive to their facility in Eugene Oregon and to get fit there.  I like to compare it to my fitting at Club Champion and I’d like to see how they do things there and try different shafts etc. 

Thanks for the opportunity.

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This would be a great test to be a part of. I have never used a putter with an above average sized head. I think it would be quite a learning experience and it might just improve my putting! Thanks for the opportunity to apply for this test.............Golfguy

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I have only become aware of L.A.B. Putters within the past 6 mos and have played with a couple of people who have the DF 2.1 in play. I have been amazed at watching how well it rolls the ball end-over-end.  Just tried their’s on some do-over puts and really like the feel of it.  I would really enjoy being able to put this putter through an extensive in-depth test!
 

 

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I literally have one specced out in a shopping cart on their site - just debating on pulling the trigger. Absolutely LOVE the tech, the company, and would love the opportunity to put this thing through the wringer and annoy my wife and kids with more golf-talk 😜

I was JUST thinking that these should be tested. I'm clearly a genius. Hah. 

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Would love to be chosen for this.  Tried out the B.2 a few weeks ago while chatting with a fitter at Club Champion.  I'm intrigued by their design philosophy.  I'm a mallet kind of person so would be really interested in testing the DF 2.1 (not concerned about the head size).

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I bought an indoor putting green (4' X 12') last Sep and have been using it every day since my course closed here (London, Canada) in the second week of November. Usually, it was for 10 - 15 minutes, but I made an excuse every single day to get to the basement. I have 2 PING blade putters, 1 Mizuno blade putter, and 1 Taylor Made mallet putter. Each varies by weight, length and feel. Every week or so I would find myself switching to a new 'favourite' putter. I finally know exactly what I am looking for : something that feels 'right', that moves effortlessly, that connects squarely every time (even on slight 'mishits'). That putter would be my Holy Grail. I went to a local indoor golf facility a few weeks ago to inquire about an LA Putter. After fitting, etc, it would cost  about $700 CDN. I would love to be chosen as a tester of this new innovation in putter design. After spending all winter experimenting with several putters on a daily basis, I think that I really have an idea how to evaluate something like the LA putters. Thanks for giving this opportunity to hopefully be chosen to test it out.

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Looking forward to this.  Have had a few unique putters before.  Most notably a STX envision which I regret selling.  Hopefully this will bring back some of those vibes 

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