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DIRECTED FORCE 2.1

EVERY PUTT
IS NOW MAKEABLE

DIRECTED FORCE 2.1

EVERY PUTT
IS NOW MAKEABLE

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

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!

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THE CLAIM

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 BLāD.1 putter models also have Lie Angle Balance. They’re clean and simple and look a lot like the classic Bullseye putters you know and love. If forgiveness isn’t a leading concern or you prefer the enhanced feedback of a blade, you might want to consider BLāD.1.

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

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 Vadar.

I’M SOLD. LET’S BUILD IT.

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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 fo 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 [email protected]

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

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.

WANT IT STOCK?

If you’re absolutely against fitting for whatever reason, we do offer a “stock” option. We sell more 34-inch, 69-degree putters than anything else. This spec often works for golfers who play clubs that are fairly standard. Just throw a Press 2.M grip on it and Alignment Aid #1 on it, and you’ll be good to go.

34″ / 69º / #1 / 2.M

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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. 

When choosing a Press Grip for the DF 2.1, we generally recommend the Press Grip 2.M. It has a flat front section that most golfers feel comfortable using. The Press Grip 1.L (barrel-shaped) and the Press Grip OG 3.0 (all rubber) are also great picks for the DF 2.1. If you have questions about our six grip models, visit our grips page or drop us a line here.

CUSTOM SHAFTS

We offer a ton of different shafts — some cost extra, some don’t — as well as options for Arm Lock and Broomstick putters. You’ll see all of those options in our Custom Builder. Not sure on your shaft? We’re ready to answer any questions you have here.

ALIGNMENT AIDS

We offer 36 different alignment aids for DF 2.1, and we can put them on all three DF 2.1 putter colors (black, red, 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!)

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. Forged 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum that’s heat-treated for consistency and 100% CNC milled. 

We wish we could sell the DF 2.1 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 in Reno, Nevada.

You’ve come this far. You might as well start building a putter.

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