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L.A.B. Golf Link.1 blade putter earns gold in 2023 Hot List

CRESWELL, OR -- L.A.B. Golf’s new LINK.1 putter earned a Gold Medal in Golf Digest’s 2023 Hot List Best In Blade Putters Category. 

“It’s validating to see L.A.B. Golf mentioned in the same breath as companies that have been winning these awards for decades,” said L.A.B. Golf CEO Sam Hahn. “There’s no question that the familiar shape of LINK.1 played a role in getting us this award because of the way this testing is done. It shows that lots of golfers are interested in our technology but were not necessarily on board with the weirdo shapes we came up with in the past.”


LINK.1 was a multi-year project based on a simple premise. The company aimed to create a putter that looked like the classic blade-style putters golfers know and love but also have it leverage the company’s Lie Angle Balance (L.A.B.) Technology, which eliminates torque so that a putter can stay square by itself throughout the stroke. 

To bring Lie Angle Balance to LINK.1, the company hyper-engineered it from 303 Stainless Steel and developed a multi-material hosel connection that allows the putter to have a relatively traditional look while still being torque-free. 

LINK.1 is 100% CNC Milled with four screws on the heel side and six on the toe side to offer a wide range of length and lie angle options. It’s 100% Made In the USA and built and balanced by L.A.B. Golf Craftsmen in our factory outside Eugene, Oregon.


LINK.1 is available in two models: LINK.1 CUSTOM and LINK.1 STOCK. LINK.1 CUSTOM (starting at $559) offers L.A.B. Golf’s full range of industry-leading customization options. The putters are available in lengths of 29-38 inches and lie angles from 65 to 75 degrees. It also offers golfers the choice of eight different alignment options, as well as multiple upgrade shaft and grip options. 

LINK.1 STOCK ($469) is available in L.A.B. Golf’s most popular lie angle of 69 degrees and lengths of 33, 34, and 35 inches. It’s equipped with a Matte Black Steel Shaft and L.A.B. Golf’s new Simple Rubber putter grip.


LINK.1 CUSTOM and LINK.1 STOCK are now available at They will be arriving soon at golf retailers across the world including PGA Tour SuperStore, Club Champion, and Golf Galaxy. 


Rolling a golf ball into a hole shouldn’t be complicated. Yet for golfers around the world, putting is the most challenging part of the game. L.A.B. Golf was created to simplify things. The company believes it’s possible for all golfers to be excited about putting.

L.A.B. Golf putters and its Press Grips are available at, PGA Tour SuperStore, Club Champion, and other fine golf retailers.  

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