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As a not-too-distant-future L.A.B.-er (my Mezz.1 Max Broomstick is being built in Oregon, currently), what would you say are the biggest frustrations you hear from golfers making the transition to brooms from regular or counterbalance flatsticks?

Driver: PING G430LST; Fujikura Ventus Red 6X; 9*

3 Wood: Titleist TSR3; Fujikura Ventus TR Red 7X; 15*

Driving Iron: PXG 0311X Gen5; Fujikura Ventus HB Blue; 17*

4-PW: PXG 0317 ST; TT Dynamic Gold 120 X; 1.5* Strong, 1 Up

50/56/60: Vokey SM9; TT Dynamic Gold Tour X

Putter: L.A.B. Mezz. 1 Max Broom 46"; 79.5*

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond 2023/currently testing Bridgestone Tour BX

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Will L.A.B. Be releasing any additional headcovers for the DF3 anytime soon? I love the headcover I had on previous putter, but it won’t fit the center shaft of the DF3.IMG_6620.jpeg.99063c282e106434d53e8b22d2c602b4.jpegIMG_6622.jpeg.c20110c3d9fd15464d411bb6af92088a.jpegIMG_6623.jpeg.95b7686b746e4d81c7e7f7fb8e3e4e19.jpeg

:ping-small: G430 MAX 10.5º Tour 2.0 Black 65 X shaft

:ping-small:  G430 MAX 5 Wood Tour 2.0 Chrome 65 S shaft

:ping-small: G430 MAX 4 Hybrid Tour 2.0 Chrome 85 S Shaft

:ping-small: G430 5i - PW :kbs: Tour-V S shafts

:ping-small: G430 45º & 50º :kbs: Tour-V S shafts

:ping-small: Glide Pro Forged 56º :truetemper:Dynamic Gold S 300 shaft

 :L.A.B.: DF3 :accra: shaft

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15 minutes ago, musicalmedicine said:

Will L.A.B. Be releasing any additional headcovers for the DF3 anytime soon? I love the headcover I had on previous putter, but it won’t fit the center shaft of the DF3.IMG_6620.jpeg.99063c282e106434d53e8b22d2c602b4.jpegIMG_6622.jpeg.c20110c3d9fd15464d411bb6af92088a.jpegIMG_6623.jpeg.95b7686b746e4d81c7e7f7fb8e3e4e19.jpeg

I know they mentioned they are going to be restocking the limited edition Masters ones.

Driver:            :cobra-small: Aerojet 9* | Hzrdus Black Gen 4
Fairway:         :ping-small: G410 3W 13* | Alta CB 65
Hybrid:           :titleist-small: TS2 18* | Tensei AV Blue 70 S
Hybrid:           :ping-small: iCrossover 20* | Kai'li White 80
Irons:              :taylormade-small: P790 5-PW | DG S300
Wedges:         :titleist-small: Vokey SM9 | 52, 56, 60 | DG S200
Putter:            :L.A.B.: Link.1 | Accra x LAB

--- LAB Golf Link.1 Review ---

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I want to know if they're working on other color options for the Link. I know they tried their hand at a black one, which presented issues, but is that something that is still in the works?

Sincerely, a man who wants to see a cappuccino Link.

Driver:            :cobra-small: Aerojet 9* | Hzrdus Black Gen 4
Fairway:         :ping-small: G410 3W 13* | Alta CB 65
Hybrid:           :titleist-small: TS2 18* | Tensei AV Blue 70 S
Hybrid:           :ping-small: iCrossover 20* | Kai'li White 80
Irons:              :taylormade-small: P790 5-PW | DG S300
Wedges:         :titleist-small: Vokey SM9 | 52, 56, 60 | DG S200
Putter:            :L.A.B.: Link.1 | Accra x LAB

--- LAB Golf Link.1 Review ---

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9 minutes ago, TSauer said:

I want to know if they're working on other color options for the Link. I know they tried their hand at a black one, which presented issues, but is that something that is still in the works?

Sincerely, a man who wants to see a cappuccino Link.

PURPLE???… Asking for an overly shy mod. 

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What made them go with this iconic,  weird, head shape and size?

WITB-Foremost 551's - 3w, 5w, 5-SW (circa 1998), Top Flite 460cc Driver, Adam's 7w, Warrior GW and 60⁰, Odyssey AI-One DB putter.

Just an old newbie golfer, trying to learn and improve 1 club at a time.

 

 

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How long does it usually take before they get back to you after you’ve sent your video and measurements?

Also is there a magic way to decide on a model if you can’t try them before?

Cobra woods - Callaway irons - Odyssey putter all soon to be replaced. 

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3 hours ago, LimeTime said:

As a not-too-distant-future L.A.B.-er (my Mezz.1 Max Broomstick is being built in Oregon, currently), what would you say are the biggest frustrations you hear from golfers making the transition to brooms from regular or counterbalance flatsticks?

Today was my first 9 holes with a broom.  It wasn’t great.

While the greens are in WNY spring condition, lagging distances was super difficult.  Anything inside 4’ felt really easy once I had my alignment down.  I did make a 15’ for par which felt nice.  

Speed control will certainly be my biggest priority this next several weeks and months. 

  • Titleist TSi3 Fujikura Speeder NX Blue 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • PING S159 50-S 55-H 59-T DG X100
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2024 PING S159 wedges…

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/63483-testers-announced-ping-s159-wedges/

Was testing, still loving the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/60456-titleist-t-series-irons-2023-forum-review/

 

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5 hours ago, musicalmedicine said:

Will L.A.B. Be releasing any additional headcovers for the DF3 anytime soon? I love the headcover I had on previous putter, but it won’t fit the center shaft of the DF3.IMG_6620.jpeg.99063c282e106434d53e8b22d2c602b4.jpegIMG_6622.jpeg.c20110c3d9fd15464d411bb6af92088a.jpegIMG_6623.jpeg.95b7686b746e4d81c7e7f7fb8e3e4e19.jpeg

Classic.

WITB

Cobra Radspeed 10.5 driver

Cobra 3 wood

Nickent hybrid

PXG 0311 3-PW 

Cleveland zip core wedges 52,56,60

Odyssey/Goodwood  putters-models works 7 for odyssey and Goodwood custom putters switch out from time to time.

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2 hours ago, bens197 said:

Today was my first 9 holes with a broom.  It wasn’t great.

While the greens are in WNY spring condition, lagging distances was super difficult.  Anything inside 4’ felt really easy once I had my alignment down.  I did make a 15’ for par which felt nice.  

Speed control will certainly be my biggest priority this next several weeks and months. 

Interesting - I've heard the speed control can get a little dicey. Thanks!

3 hours ago, JoeCool said:

How long does it usually take before they get back to you after you’ve sent your video and measurements?

Also is there a magic way to decide on a model if you can’t try them before?

It only took about three days for me.

Driver: PING G430LST; Fujikura Ventus Red 6X; 9*

3 Wood: Titleist TSR3; Fujikura Ventus TR Red 7X; 15*

Driving Iron: PXG 0311X Gen5; Fujikura Ventus HB Blue; 17*

4-PW: PXG 0317 ST; TT Dynamic Gold 120 X; 1.5* Strong, 1 Up

50/56/60: Vokey SM9; TT Dynamic Gold Tour X

Putter: L.A.B. Mezz. 1 Max Broom 46"; 79.5*

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond 2023/currently testing Bridgestone Tour BX

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1 hour ago, LimeTime said:

Interesting - I've heard the speed control can get a little dicey. Thanks!

It only took about three days for me.

Of course!  And definitely worth trying to solve. Hope yours arrives soon 👍🏼

  • Titleist TSi3 Fujikura Speeder NX Blue 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • PING S159 50-S 55-H 59-T DG X100
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2024 PING S159 wedges…

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/63483-testers-announced-ping-s159-wedges/

Was testing, still loving the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/60456-titleist-t-series-irons-2023-forum-review/

 

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1 hour ago, LimeTime said:

Interesting - I've heard the speed control can get a little dicey. Thanks!

It only took about three days for me.

It’s been a week and no news. I even sent an email asking the same question and no answer. I’m afraid they didn’t get the video. 

Cobra woods - Callaway irons - Odyssey putter all soon to be replaced. 

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11 minutes ago, JoeCool said:

It’s been a week and no news. I even sent an email asking the same question and no answer. I’m afraid they didn’t get the video. 

Joe - they actually did have an error in processing videos - the testers experienced the same thing. I’d recommend going ahead and sending it again along with a note saying you submitted last week but wanted to double check they got it. 

Driver - PXG 0811 XF - Gen 5, 9 degrees (+1 setting), Oban Devotion TR 65 04
3/5 Wood - Cobra LTDx Max (Blue Colorway)
Utility - Caley X01 Driving Iron (3 = 18*)
Irons (5-PW) - Caley 01T
Wedges (48, 52, 56, 60) - Indi Wedges FLX 48 / ATK 52, 56, 60
Putter - L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 - 65*
Ball - Chrome Tour Triple-Track

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I'd love to know how the original, spaceship-esque design came about. Every big golfing company is pouring millions into R&D for their clubs to come up with more and more forgiving designs, but the giant mallet with the loop and notch seems to wholly unique in the industry. 

Driver - :cobra-small: King SZ 1w 7.5° w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 60x

Woods - :cobra-small:King SZ Big Tour 3w 13.5° w/ Fujikura Pro 65, King SZ 5w 20° w/ Tensei CK White 70

Driving Iron - :cobra-small: King Utility 2i 16° w/ Project X Hzrdus Black 85

Irons - :callaway-small: Apex '24 Combo set - 4i Pro, 5i-8i CB, 9i-10i MB w/ KBS Tour V 120 X-Stiff

Wedges - :callaway-small: MD5 Jaws 52° - S 10° grind, 56° - C 8° grind, 60° - C 8° grind w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue 115

Putter(s) - :odyssey-small: :callaway-small: :scotty-small: :titleist-small: :ping-small:  :nike-small: :wilson-small: O-Works 2 Ball Black, Big Bertha Warbird, Special Select Squareback 2.0, Red X2, Bullseye Original Flange SC, Bullseye Standard Flange SC, OG Bronze Anser, Method Midnight 007, R.Mendralla 8802

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What comes into play with the grips being "offset" certain degrees, as well as offering some with standard grips.

How do you make a determination as to which one would best for a certain player?

Driver & Fairway: :titleist-small: Titleist TSR3 10 degree - :Fuji: Ventus TR Blue & :titleist-small: TSR3 15 - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4 

Hybrid: :titleist-small: TSR2 21 degree - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4

Irons: :titleist-small: Titleist T200 3G (4) & T150 - (5-G) - :projectx: Project X LZ 

Wedges: :vokey-small: Vokey SM8 54, and 58

Putter: :cameron-small: Cameron Phantom X 7.5

Ball: :titleist-small: Pro V1 & :maxfli: Maxfli Tour

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Are they going to do any intermediate / advanced videos for broom putting? It was asked on the broom feed a while back 

 

 

I am THE worst putter in the world… I will not have you try to take what is mine

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Does he see a risk with copytition and other brands copying L.A.B  based on their increased success?

When is the DF3 broom coming out?

TSR2 9° with Tensei AV Xlink Blue 65 TSR Stiff  
TSR2 15° HZRDUS Black Stiff
TSR2 18° HZRDUS Black Stiff
2 Iron T200 Utility HZRDUS Black Stiff
4 Iron T200 Utility HZRDUS Black Stiff
T150 5- PW (44) Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
Vokey SM9 48.10 F Grind, 
Vokey SM9 54.10 S Grind, 
Vokey SM9 60.08 M Grind, 
L.A.B Mezz Max Broomstick
Grip Master Tour Wrap Grips
Taylormade TP5

 

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How much difference in feel is there between colors? I can recall the white and black LINK being said to be firmer or softer than each other. 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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How many iterations were mocked up before deciding on this design? Were there other prototypes that were close to making it into production?

WITB-Foremost 551's - 3w, 5w, 5-SW (circa 1998), Top Flite 460cc Driver, Adam's 7w, Warrior GW and 60⁰, Odyssey AI-One DB putter.

Just an old newbie golfer, trying to learn and improve 1 club at a time.

 

 

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8 hours ago, GolfSpy SAM said:

Joe - they actually did have an error in processing videos - the testers experienced the same thing. I’d recommend going ahead and sending it again along with a note saying you submitted last week but wanted to double check they got it. 

Oh well, thank you. I’ll do that. Appreciate it. 

Cobra woods - Callaway irons - Odyssey putter all soon to be replaced. 

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10 hours ago, GolfSpy SAM said:

Joe - they actually did have an error in processing videos - the testers experienced the same thing. I’d recommend going ahead and sending it again along with a note saying you submitted last week but wanted to double check they got it. 

I had a hard time getting my video to a low enough resolution to fit their request. When I take a video with my iPhone, it comes out way too big! Do you have an easy solution for that?

Cobra woods - Callaway irons - Odyssey putter all soon to be replaced. 

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compare and contrast LAB to other no-torque/zero-torque putters. what makes LAB unique?

also - what is Sam's best score at Emerald Valley CC? (I graduated from Creswell HS)

Driver-  Cobra  Aerojet LS 9.5
Woods-
Cobra  LTD 3w 15*, 5W 19*,  F9 24* 
Irons- Titleist 718 AP2 (6i-50*)

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw (54/58)

Putter- Axis1 TourHM
Ball- Maxfli Tour X
Buggy- Motocaddy M7 GPS Remote Electric Caddy
Bag- Motocaddy Dry-Series

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Love the lineup and the customization options. My biggest qualm is the final cost. I know, I know, but north of $500 for a flat stick is a little insane. Are they looking at lower cost of entry options? I would be highly interested around $300 to $400. Plus that would equate to only a few nights on the couch versus a full car payment. 

D-  Titleist  TSR2 w Mitsubishi Tensei 50g Stiff 

5w - Titleist TSI w/ Mitsubishi Tensei 65g Stiff

HYB - Titleist TSi 21* w/ Mitsubishi Diamana 65g Stiff

Irons - 4-PW Takomo 101T w/ KBS Tour Stiff 

Wedges - Cleveland RTX ZipCore 52/10 56/12 60/8 w/ TrueTemper T100

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S

Ball - Sirxon Z Star XV

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If someone purchased a LAB putter off the shelf and love it would they still be able to do a virtual fitting to see if the length and lie angle are correct and if not would they be able to send in the putter to have it adjusted?

Driver:   TSR3 8°, set to B1, Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Blue 6TX 

3 Wood: SIM 3 Wood 15°, Aldila Rouge Silver 7X

3 Hybrid:  CLK 18°, Ventus Blue 9X

2 Utility:  ZX Utility, LA Golf Tour AXS Blue, (15th club)

4i-AW:  ZX7, Tour Issue Dynamic Gold 120's S400

56°:  TAIII, Dynamic Gold S400

60°  TAIII, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  Mezz1 Max

Ball:  Tour BX

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Do you anticipate releasing any new Pistol grips for the LINK 1 anytime? Are press grips recommended for LINK putters? Why or why not? 

WITB: 

Driver: Cobra Speedzone Extreme :cobra-small:

5W: Callaway Big Bertha B21 :callaway-small:

4H: Callaway Rogue ST :callaway-small:

5i-PW: Cobra Radspeed :cobra-small:

52°: Vokey BV52 :vokey-small:

56°: Cleveland CBX2 :cleveland-small:

Flat Stick: L.A.B Link 1 :L.A.B.:

 

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