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I am in love with my Directed Force putter!


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#1 Obee

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

24 putts today. 11 on the front and 13 on the back. Even par round of 72 at my home course: 73.8/141.

I've never had a putter that felt as connected to me as this one. The relationship between my backswing and the distance I hit the ball is uncanny. And short putts are absolutely automatic.

It is the first and only putter I have ever had where I feel like I have to do absolutely zero manipulation with my stroke, my ball position, my stance, anything. The putter simply wants to swing straight back and straight through.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:54 PM

It's a cool looking putter (though, nowhere near as cool as my Tuttle).

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:17 PM

Where did you get fit? I must say its a putter that has me intrigued, the concept makes sense...
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:37 PM

Agreed, I love mine too and I've only used it indoors so far.  

Let's have a beer, thankfully I have a bottle opener.  

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:51 PM

Branding iron!


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:54 PM

View PostHawkeye77, on 24 March 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

Branding iron!

It does have that 'fireplace tool' look about it, but I'd use it.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:57 PM

What? You must have hit just six greens?
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:02 PM

I have had one for over a year, longest a putter has ever stayed in my bag!

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:04 PM

View PostObee, on 24 March 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

24 putts today. 11 on the front and 13 on the back. Even par round of 72 at my home course: 73.8/141.

I've never had a putter that felt as connected to me as this one. The relationship between my backswing and the distance I hit the ball is uncanny. And short putts are absolutely automatic.

It is the first and only putter I have ever had where I feel like I have to do absolutely zero manipulation with my stroke, my ball position, my stance, anything. The putter simply wants to swing straight back and straight through.

Do you have the Press grip on it still or did you swap something else in?
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

View PostGamble Gamble, on 24 March 2017 - 11:04 PM, said:

View PostObee, on 24 March 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

24 putts today. 11 on the front and 13 on the back. Even par round of 72 at my home course: 73.8/141.

I've never had a putter that felt as connected to me as this one. The relationship between my backswing and the distance I hit the ball is uncanny. And short putts are absolutely automatic.

It is the first and only putter I have ever had where I feel like I have to do absolutely zero manipulation with my stroke, my ball position, my stance, anything. The putter simply wants to swing straight back and straight through.

Do you have the Press grip on it still or did you swap something else in?

Press Grip.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:11 AM

View PostShilgy, on 24 March 2017 - 10:57 PM, said:

What? You must have hit just six greens?

Hit 9 greens:

1) 1 putt 2-footer for par

2) 1 putt 1-footer for bogey

3) 2 putts from 6 feet for par

4) 1 putt from 18 for birdie

5) 1 putt from 2-feet for par

6) 1 putt from 4-feet for double-bogey (water ball)

7) 2 putts from 22 feet for par

8) 1 putt from 4 feet for birdie

9) 1 putt from 9 feet for birdie

10) 2 putts from 30 feet for par

11) 1 putt from 12 feet for par

12) 2 putts from 45 feet for par

13) 2 putts from 6 feet for bogey

14) 0 putts. Holed out birdie from fringe

15) 2 putts from 8 feet for bogey

16) 1 putt from 4 feet for par

17) 2 putts from 30 feet for par

18) 1 putt from 6 feet for birdie

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

View PostPetunia Sprinkle, on 24 March 2017 - 10:54 PM, said:

View PostHawkeye77, on 24 March 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

Branding iron!

It does have that 'fireplace tool' look about it, but I'd use it.

Oh, I have one!

Did online fitting which came out perfect with some extra consultation with Bill.

Still not nice enough to putt outside here. :-(

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:40 PM

View PostObee, on 25 March 2017 - 12:11 AM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 24 March 2017 - 10:57 PM, said:

What? You must have hit just six greens?

Hit 9 greens:

1) 1 putt 2-footer for par

2) 1 putt 1-footer for bogey

3) 2 putts from 6 feet for par

4) 1 putt from 18 for birdie

5) 1 putt from 2-feet for par

6) 1 putt from 4-feet for double-bogey (water ball)

7) 2 putts from 22 feet for par

8) 1 putt from 4 feet for birdie

9) 1 putt from 9 feet for birdie

10) 2 putts from 30 feet for par

11) 1 putt from 12 feet for par

12) 2 putts from 45 feet for par

13) 2 putts from 6 feet for bogey

14) 0 putts. Holed out birdie from fringe

15) 2 putts from 8 feet for bogey

16) 1 putt from 4 feet for par

17) 2 putts from 30 feet for par

18) 1 putt from 6 feet for birdie

I hope those measurements are approximations, unless your bringing a tape measure to the green.

That is an interesting head. Makes me want to try one.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:48 PM

View PostGamble Gamble, on 24 March 2017 - 10:37 PM, said:

Agreed, I love mine too and I've only used it indoors so far.  

Let's have a beer, thankfully I have a bottle opener.  

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:56 PM

Is it possible to put a headcover on it?

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:05 PM

$400.

Worth it?

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

View PostFade, on 25 March 2017 - 10:05 PM, said:

$400.

Worth it?

Every penny. Like nothing you've ever putted with.

View Post17tjs, on 25 March 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostObee, on 25 March 2017 - 12:11 AM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 24 March 2017 - 10:57 PM, said:

What? You must have hit just six greens?

Hit 9 greens:

1) 1 putt 2-footer for par

2) 1 putt 1-footer for bogey

3) 2 putts from 6 feet for par

4) 1 putt from 18 for birdie

5) 1 putt from 2-feet for par

6) 1 putt from 4-feet for double-bogey (water ball)

7) 2 putts from 22 feet for par

8) 1 putt from 4 feet for birdie

9) 1 putt from 9 feet for birdie

10) 2 putts from 30 feet for par

11) 1 putt from 12 feet for par

12) 2 putts from 45 feet for par

13) 2 putts from 6 feet for bogey

14) 0 putts. Holed out birdie from fringe

15) 2 putts from 8 feet for bogey

16) 1 putt from 4 feet for par

17) 2 putts from 30 feet for par

18) 1 putt from 6 feet for birdie

I hope those measurements are approximations, unless your bringing a tape measure to the green.

That is an interesting head. Makes me want to try one.

I tape-measure every putt. Don't you?

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:33 PM

I think it's safer for some of us to leave our tape measure in the tool box.

Happy to read that you've found a partner on the greens Obee.  Makes the dance so much more enjoyable.
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:49 PM

Obee is a very good player. I still have to see if the honeymoon lasts ......

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:59 PM

From my experience, well balanced onset putters are just so nice and so smooth. Distance control is so easy. As is directional control. Until you try to force the issue. Just say smooth and you'll love this putter!

The technology behind this putter is something. I wonder if it will ever make it's way to the other clubs in the bag?

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:07 AM

Would it be a bad idea to buy one of these used without a fitting?

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

View Postwobgon, on 26 March 2017 - 12:07 AM, said:

Would it be a bad idea to buy one of these used without a fitting?
They have remote fitting if you're not near a fitter. If you're paying that much for a putter that is designed to be fit, I would make the effort...
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

Had anyone had an issue with the elliptical forward press grip setting up open? I could not get comfortable that this putter was setup on line.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

View Postcinderellaboy, on 26 March 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

Had anyone had an issue with the elliptical forward press grip setting up open? I could not get comfortable that this putter was setup on line.

The putter works best if you do not push your hands forward at address. That I can tell you for sure.

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    Why don't we just wait here awhile...see what happens...

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:29 AM

Congrats! How long did it take you to get it? I remember a thread where people weren't getting their putters, canceling orders, and owner having health issues.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

View Posturkslaven, on 27 March 2017 - 01:29 AM, said:

Congrats! How long did it take you to get it? I remember a thread where people weren't getting their putters, canceling orders, and owner having health issues.

I got mine within a week of fitting/ordering and their customer service was perfect.  They may have had an issue before but from my experience they were really good at getting back to me and making the process easy.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

Obee, I'm glad the DF is working so well for you!

I respect Obee and his game a TON, and his initial review was what convinced me to get fit and purchase one of these bad boys.  

In the interest of objectivity, I have to say that  my mileage varied, that's for sure!  Not a good putter for me, especially where distance control was concerned.  I'm back to the Daddy Long Legs, waiting for a Spider Platinum to arrive, and while I'm still not able to practice my putting as much as I would like right now, things have improved quite a bit after getting rid of the branding iron.  

I'd encourage people to try it and get fit, but know it's not a miracle worker for everyone.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:15 PM

I'm a sucker and I bit.  I was fitted online over the weekend and the order went through yesterday.  I hope this putter helps.  I usually have decent touch and come close a lot but ultimately miss the 8+ footers.  Where I feel I lack consistency and miss almost as many times as I make are the dreaded 5-foot putts.  I'm really hoping this putter can help with those by squaring up the putter face.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:38 PM

I was almost embarrassingly excited to get mine.  Never could get any reasonable degree of distance control.  Great at the short ones, but turning a long one into a short one was problematic at best.  

The grip is interesting, but as someone who already forward presses, it felt like I was hooding the club.

Get fitted if you're going to try it; at that price you should give yourself the best chance of making it work.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 28 March 2017 - 07:38 PM, said:

I was almost embarrassingly excited to get mine.  Never could get any reasonable degree of distance control.  Great at the short ones, but turning a long one into a short one was problematic at best.  

The grip is interesting, but as someone who already forward presses, it felt like I was hooding the club.

Get fitted if you're going to try it; at that price you should give yourself the best chance of making it work.

I definitely had to stop forward pressing with this putter. I played my hands in a very neutral set up, almost feel like they are behind the ball, kind of like Zach Johnson. The moment I started putting that way with this putter, I was automatic.


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