L.A.B GOLF PUTTERS
All golfers have had those days when their putting stroke feels completely off. What they’re feeling is torque — the twisting of the putter head — and it’s the enemy of consistent putting. 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. Whether you’re a great putter or a golfer who frets every 5-footer, our putters and grips will help you become a better putter. That means lower scores… and more bragging rights.
WHY LIE ANGLE BALANCE MATTERS The hallmark of great putting is returning the putter face to “square” at impact, or perpendicular to the target line. That’s not our opinion; it’s science. The latest research shows that 83% of a putt’s starting direction is influenced by the direction of the putter face at impact. The other 17% is influenced by the path of the putter head. 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. With no adjustments to make during the stroke, golfers can be confident that their putts will roll exactly where they’re aiming. With a L.A.B. Golf putter, golfers will quickly see that they’re better putters than they think.
IT’S OK TO SWITCH PUTTERS! Like most golfers, we like switching putters. It’s fun to get inspired by a new shape and sound. What we hate is having to adjust our stroke to a new putter. But L.A.B. Golf putters don’t have that issue. Because all L.A.B. Golf putters are all Lie Angle Balanced, you won’t need to change your stroke when you switch to another L.A.B. Golf putter. Whether you’re using a DF 2.1, MEZZ.1, MEZZ.1 MAX, the torque profile will always be the same: ZERO. With other putters, making this kind of change is going to cause some problems because you’re going to have to adjust to a different torque profile. There’s a reason it’s hard to putt with a blade after putting with a mallet, and vice versa. This is true when you switch from a blade to another blade, or from a mallet to another mallet, too. Because the torque changes, your stroke has to change.
LINKING THE PAST AND FUTURE
So many golfers love the look of blade-style putters. Yes, they’re beautiful, but they’re not always the best for making putts. What we did with LINK.1 was honor the shape of these legendary putters but make them dramatically easier to use by adding Lie Angle Balance. Like all L.A.B. Golf putters, LINK.1 is designed to stay square to your path during the stroke. That means there’s no need to try to keep the face square like there is with other putters.
All you have to do is LET the face stay square. Think about that for a second. How many more putts would you make if you could trust your putter to be square at impact? Our goal with LINK.1 was to make it a no-brainer for blade users to make the switch. That starts with a simple blade head shape and extends to the grip, too. LINK.1 is made to be used with normal grips like our new Simple Rubber and Simple Cord. We actually DON’T RECOMMEND using a Press Grip on LINK.1 because unlike our mallet putters, the design of LINK.1 doesn’t require a forward-leaning grip. To bring Lie Angle Balance to LINK.1, we hyper-engineered it from 303 Stainless Steel. The putter head is 100% CNC Milled in the USA, and there are four screws on the heel side and six on the toe side so we can offer a wide range of length and lie angle options. Please don’t adjust these screws. They’re installed by our craftsmen in Creswell, Oregon, and our craftsmen spend a lot of time getting the weights just right in the building and balancing process. There’s magic in those screws.
LINK.1 VS. MEZZ.1
On the fence between LINK.1 and our mallet putters? If you really want to look at a blade, don’t worry about LINK.1 being less forgiving than our mallets. The most important thing about putting is having a consistent face angle at impact, and that’s what LINK.1 and all L.A.B. Golf putters are made to do. One more important note. Because all L.A.B. Golf putters have zero torque, there’s really no adjustment period when you switch to different L.A.B. Golf putter models. That’s why so many Labbers have multiple L.A.B. Golf putters. Sometimes golfers want to putt with an oversized mallet. Sometimes golfers want to putt with a mid-mallet. And now, golfers can add LINK.1 to the rotation when they want to putt with something classic.
Material: 303 Stainless Steel
Lengths: 29-38 inches (Standard)
Lie Angles: 65-75
Loft: 2.5 degrees (static)