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Charles Howell III gives L.A.B. Golf Link.1 its first tour win

CRESWELL, OR -- Charles Howell III is known as one of the nicest guys on tour. And last week, he was one of the best putters in the world. 

Howell III put on a clinic at the LIV Golf Mayakoba to win for the first time since 2018. And there was never a doubt on Sunday, as he recorded just 22 putts in the final round with his L.A.B. Golf LINK.1 Custom putter to finish at 16-under par, four shots clear of the field. 

With the win, Howell III became the first tour player to win with LINK.1, L.A.B. Golf’s new heel-toe weighted blade that earned a Gold Medal in Golf Digest’s 2023 Hot List – Best Blade Putters. 

“What’s different about LINK.1 compared to any other blade putter on the market is that it has Lie Angle Balance and zero torque,” said L.A.B. Golf CEO Sam Hahn. “So while it looks like a blade putter, it’s a lot easier to use. 

Most golfers feel the absence of torque immediately, and the positive benefits multiply over time. With a Lie Angle Balanced putter, golfers generally see their setup and path improve – all because they’re no longer fighting torque in their stroke.”

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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