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Posted Ian 72 on 04 August 2013 - 03:47 PM
Posted golfpros1 on 08 February 2014 - 08:11 PM
Pros and Cons
If you go all Taylormade, you can also pretend to sign a clothing deal with Adidas Golf, which really ups your poser game. You can also be young and edgy and rock the Ashworth stuff, so the options are really endless for you. Throw in the white three striped belt and you're practically a touring pro. For all their marketing, the clubs are actually really good, so it could be a win-win this season.
The ball is great, but not for everyone, which could really mess up the relationship with your pretend sponsor, and you're also subject to those things they call wedges. Also, their staff bags and hats change every 6 months, so this is an ongoing investment that you have to consider to maintain your poser level.
If you go all Titleist, you have a nice transition from woods to putters, cause it's all pretty quality stuff. The staff bag also doesn't change often, so you can maintain your level of poser for quite a while before reinvesting. And let's face it, there's a million of these guys, so you could fly under the radar and pull this off too. You also have Footjoy to round out your look, which isn't too shabby I might add.
It's hard to find a pretend clothing deal. Sure, you can go with Oakley, Polo, UnderArmour or someone, but it feels like your poser game has lost some street cred. You also lose out on all the fuzzy feelings you get with Taylormade and Callaway marketing hype. I mean, how fun is it really to say you're hitting a <insert number> versus a JetSpeed? The models also don't really change each year, so it loses some poser edge unless you go with the story about Titleist letting you bag what you want as long as it's theirs (which requires some acting skills).
If you go all Callaway Golf, you've got some quality stuff throughout the bag. Some woods are hook central, but nothing the pro model can't fix, or a story about some custom fitting sessions in Carlsbad. Staff bags also get a big bonus, cause collecting the bombs is kind of cool, and tells you're playing parters that you're 250 yard drive is really a 320 bomb. Also, you could maybe pretend you're a professional long driver, but that really comes down to whether you can swing the club 115mph to pull off the look to unsuspecting ams that think 300 is long.
Sure, you can wear Callaway clothing, and it's pretty decent stuff, but it's not as easy to find or on sale. Those golf ball dimples also take some getting use to, but I'm sure you can work it out. Also, the endless questions about Phil could get to be too much, depending on whether you're a fan or not.
If you're a cast guy, you've found your home. These guys have lots of great options, and even touring pros will play the i series so you might be able to pull the whole thing off. Plus, you can also get your putters dipped in gold (spray paint might work), and start a room in your house. This is for the serious poser, however. Another good thing, you can pretend to sign a deal with any ball maker and still be legit.
Not everyone loves cast, so this could be an issue. You also have no clothing deal options to complete the full poser effect, though you might be able to pull it off with Oakley (especially if you say you're truck is bullet proof (don't test it out, no matter how many beers on the course you drink)).
If you're a forged guy, this is really a great way to go. Irons, wedges, and putters are top notch stuff, and you can tell stories about how samurai swords are made. Bags and hats don't change often, so you can maintain your poser level for some time. You can also pretend to be sponsored with any golf ball, but I'd stick with Titleist on this one.
Woods are not at the top of peoples list, and although their own pros will bag a TM driver, it lowers your ranking. You have no clothing deal options either, which really limits you to Oakley, Polo, UnderArmour, etc.
If you go all Nike, you have some great Nike swooshed options. Pretty quality throughout the bag overall. And when you sign a pretend deal with Nike, with it comes apparel, shoes, hats, street wear when you're not playing, etc. You can pull off the best poser image, behind TM, in the game. This is also the best option for the PLAYAS... you know who you are (no need to insert a cheap Tiger waitress joke).
You live in the shadow of Tiger, and it's creating friction with your pretend sponsor. You also would never bag anything but their blades, so you better bring your A game.
A long history of winners and majors, you follow in great footsteps. They are also a general sporting company, so you can mix in other sporting equipment to round out your pretend sponsorship. Also, they don't sponsor many people you've heard of, so in the US you have a higher chance of pulling this off (unless they are hardcore golf fans). Plus, you could make your own funny youtube commercial if you're the type.
Seriously? No, really, seriously? Where do we even begin? You have no pretend clothing deal associated with this sponsorship, let alone shoes or ball, but I suggest you're a journeyman that likes to march to the beat of your own drummer (may require acting skills) to pull this off.
You're best friends with Watson... just go with it. Besides, you were also instrumental in Els leaving Callaway. This could win you an oscar this year. BTW, their stuff is actually really good, and the shaft upgrades alone make this a smart pretend sponsorship for any poser (especially on a budget). Also, you're inside knowledge about TM owning AG makes you not only the real deal, but gives you the ability to fulfill your dream of wearing yellow shoes.
These guys are associated mainly with Champions Tour players. I know what you're saying, it's only bad for the guys under 50, but it's still a major issue to consider to pull this off.
You are the coolest kid on the block! I mean, you sip red bull all day, and party all night with the hot ladies! If you're young, this is THE pretend sponsorship this year. You got some great options with the equipment as well, and you can even COLOR COORDINATE with your other pretend sponsor, Puma.
Only for the young. Seriously, no one needs to see a 40 year old guy in orange pants. 'nough said.
Still one of the top wedge makers, and a solid overall choice. This is a nice sleeper sponsorship. You also won't have to worry about all the pressures of shooting commercials or marketing materials since they never do it. You can also link your pretend sponsorship with Srixon, which is a huge selling point if you prefer a yellow ball.
Let's be honest, this sponsorship is home for the insane. VJ is spraying antler urine or something on himself, Beljan is laying all over the course with panic attacks near death, and where do we even start watching Keegan hit a ball. You'll also have to work on a clothing deal here, and if Srixon isn't your deal, you will have a tough time pulling this one off.
Fred Couples. Yeah, that's what you're getting here, and it's a good thing. OK, everyone likes some Kuch (don't say that with your wife around), but it's all about Couples here. The equipment is actually pretty good, particularly the forged stuff. You also have a great ball selection to fit anyones game with this pretend sponsorship, and all of them are totally legit options with Lee hanging on to the lower ball speed models. You also have a lot of flexibility with this sponsor, so it could be a win-win if you're a tinkerer.
It's been a while, but didn't the woods look like something Austin Powers would use? It took some serious wind out of this sponsorship in the driver department in the past, which is why you saw some other options in the bag. Couples or no couples, Bridgestone Golf just doesn't seem to carry the kind of poser power of the others, so you have to really figure out who you want to pretend you are.
Posted PhilMickFan on 21 July 2013 - 04:27 PM
Posted MtlJeff on 23 June 2013 - 04:27 PM
Posted Thrillhouse on 31 October 2013 - 04:14 PM
I actually went through something similar earlier today when the subway kid cut my sandwich diagonally instead of straight across.
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Posted Sean2 on 24 November 2013 - 11:34 PM
Taylormade has taken a lot of hits for doing something similar.
Last year it was Nike that many people like to excoriate.
I sincerely hope this doesn't become the norm around here. C'mon folks, all the OEM's make fine golf equipment. If you don't like their equipment, if you don't like how often they release equipment, or if you don't like their commercials, that's fine.
However, that is no reason to call them names, refer to their equipment as "crap", or simply post inane, vituperative posts that are filled with nothing but venom.
How about taking the high road and leaving that nonsense at home?
Posted goloworgohome on 22 July 2013 - 07:58 AM
I actually think Phil is the one that sounds ridiculous when he spouts off his "gosh darn it" or "shoot"...he sounds like a child
Posted RJRJRJ on 28 June 2013 - 02:51 AM
Posted jerryo on 02 February 2014 - 10:24 PM
Posted BrianL99 on 22 January 2014 - 09:36 AM
The only people who profit from growing the game, are those who are in golf to make a profit or grow their organization: OEM's, golf courses, PGA, USGA, groups like First Tee, TV, Press, etc.
The people who lose as a result of growing the game, are the serious golfers who have played the game we love for many years and like it perfectly fine just the way it is.
The "game" TaylorMade and all the above mentioned special interests are promoting, is not golf ... it's a hybrid they're trying to create to line their pockets and expand their sphere of influence.
Posted Chief Illiniwek on 31 October 2013 - 03:19 PM
Posted TVGM on 31 October 2013 - 02:48 PM
Posted Forged4ever1 on 09 February 2014 - 04:20 PM
"Someone better've died of cancer for you to have a bag like that"
I'll remember those words as long as I live, LMFAO-
Back in 1998, I was headed to Charleston, WV, to play in a week-end Invitational with a good buddy from HS. I had had him up a few years before, and though family(they had a little girl) had interceded, he had invited me down. So I'm cruisin down 79S in my SUV with my clubs, shag bag(the original, well constructed bag, which I still have, though I hardly ever use it, lol) and my travel bag.
Well, about 40 minutes south of Morgantown my coolent light goes on, then smoke starts to seep out of the side of the hood and my temp guage went to red. I slowed down, pulled off on the burm, and stopped. I opened the hood, and when the smoke cleared, I saw that the hose had blown off of the radiator. As I had nothing to fix this with, I called AAA. Well, when I told em the vehicle make/model, they said a flatbed was needed and while they could send one down from Morgantown, all of the local stations, only had the older, regular trucks, so it would be an hour to an hour and a half.
Well, I had stopped by a field that had a fence, though parts of it were down. The first 20' or so was mowed, say 2nd cut length, then for as far as I could see to a tree line about 4-450 yards out, it was about knee high.
So I figured that I'd "donate" about 20 balls from my shag bag and pass the time. I was propping my third ball up when I heard the distinctive rumble of motorcycles, and I looked up and 6 guys went past me and two looked over at me and they kept going. Well, I had just hit my 6th ball when I happened to look up and one of the bikers was on the median, facing me, waiting to come across the highway.
I walked back through the fence to my bag as he pulled up. As I'm 6'2", and at the time 215lbs, when he kicked the stand down and got off the bike, I judged him to be 6'4", 250-260, slight paunch, though by no means an obese biker, lol. He had a denim vest on with no shirt underneath. He had what I took to be his initials stitched over his heart, "BB."
He had goggles on and seemed to be looking at me, then he looked down at my bag, then to his left, and spit some chaw juice(I chewed Copenhagen), though the wind caught it and it didn't get past his beard. He didn't seem to notice as he looked back at me.
His first words:
"Someone better've died of cancer for you to have a bag like that."
And he spit again, this time facing back down the highway and this time his wad cleared his beard, lol.
"She didn't die. She's beaten it twice and is still here(My Mother hadn't had her third bout, which she also won)."
"Well, God Bless Her. Whatcha hittin?"
I handed him a 7i and he flipped it and looked at the number.
"Mind if I hit a few?"
"Not at all," I responded and we walked back through the fence, him in the lead.
On the back of his denim:
"Pagan's" on top, their logo in the middle and "M" "C" beneath it.
He propped a ball up and I was surprised that he handled the club like a "Player." It was light in his hands, in his fingers, and he moved the ball with ease with my club(Mizzy 14's). He took a few practice swings, then addressed the ball, and "swoosh," a beautiful high ball, probably 180-185 yards. I know, because my 7i was 172-175, and he was easy 10 yards past where mine had landed. He hit another, and though shorter, it was still 170-175.
He turned, handed the club to me and said, "hit a few."
So I did.
Same direction as his, more in line with his second ball distance-wise.
He dropped his goggles, put out his hand, and said, "My name's Big Balls, but you can call me BB, that's what my friends call me."
I introduced myself, then I asked him when he quit playin. He laughed and asked how I knew he ever played, and I just said that he had the swing of a player, a swing that very few golfers have.
He looked down the highway, south ways, and just said, not really to me, "Ah, that was a lifetime ago."
He then told that he was the son of a doctor, and he was the Junior Club Champ at a CC in Maryland, and his mother and father died in a car crash when he was 16yo, when they got hit head on by a drunk driver.
Though his grandparents took him in, and he spoke very highly of them, he said that he was bitter, angry and wanted to either die or kill someone. At 17yo, he bought a bike, hit the road, and never looked back.
Later Ed: Another thing that he told me that I neglected to include in my initial post is that he basically went from NYC to FLA on "club business." He would break away from his fellow Pagans 2-3 times/month to go to a range and hit a bucket or two of balls, to "get away and decompress."
Well, as he was finishing, one of the guys who was with him earlier had ridden back and was in the middle burm, waiting to cross over to us.
BB put out his hand and said, "Well, you take care Bro, and travel safe," and he turned to walk to his bike.
I stood there watching him, and he got on the bike and his last words prior to putting on his goggles,:
"You keep rockin that pink & God Bless your Mother."
And his last words to me:
"Fairways & Greens My Friend"
And his bike roared into the highway.
This is the first time that I've told this story, and yes, this is where my salutory sign off comes from.
However, as I watched him ride off, it hit me that we really didn't have that different of a child hood-
His father was a doctor-
So was mine.
He worshipped his mother-
So do I.
He was a Jr. Club Champion.
So was I.
He was dealt an incomprensibly tragic blow as a teenager.
I am blessed to still have my parents here.
Knowing myself and my personality, if things had been different, I could see myself riding off on that bike.
And as different as we and our worlds were, the common denominator was a golf club and a ball.
Back to the story, lol.
That's the only time someone's ever made a comment about my bag, lol.
Fairways & Greens My Friends
Posted Hack Daddy on 25 January 2014 - 07:42 PM
So we get there, grab our credentials and hop two holes and wait for Tiger at nine. This was great cause my son was so excited to actually see Tiger in person.
So my son is riding high, just saw his favorite golfer IRL. We skipped nap time, so he was on fumes. Head over to the media tent, grab some lunch and decide to head out. I was tired from carrying him, so I took a detour through the players parking lot. As we're walking, I look up and see Tiger at his car packing up, talking to his caddy. And then this happened…
Never seen my son so excited.