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Rory to start 2017 with Callaway in the bag!


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#1 gentles

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:04 PM

Hot off the press - no laying up blog confirms Rory will be in Callaway gear in the new year. Cally woods irons and putter, titleist wedges and ball

http://nolayingup.co...ilroy-callaway/

"Rory McIlroy will make his 2017 debut at the BMW South African Open on January 12, and will be making equipment changes through the entire bag. No Laying Up has confirmed that Rory will be playing the new Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero driver, Callaway Custom Apex MB irons, and reuniting with an old (but improved) friend in the Titleist ProV1x ball."

"In addition to the aforementioned changes, McIlroy is opting for Titleist Vokey wedges and will put an Odyssey prototype putter in play – one that features a new insert that recently made its way into Phil Mickelson’s gamer. "

Soly was on the mark with his Tiger calls a few months ago, for me this is as good as 100% confirmed.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:05 PM

Wow.........

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:06 PM

EPIC news!

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:08 PM

Wow.  I thought he stockpiled a few years of Nike balls.  What a get for Callaway AND Titleist!
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM

Except it's not Rory to Callaway anymore than it was Rory to TaylorMade in the fall. He's not signing a contract, he's tinkering... Nowhere in the article does it say he's signing with Callaway.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM

Epic!
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:10 PM

Huge 'get' for Cally!
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:11 PM

Interesting.  Can't wait to see what Rory will do with the new Epic SZ driver.  Solly seems to have a good relationship with Rory, so I would be surprised if he didn't end up gaming the new gear

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:11 PM

Ditching the SC??? That is hard to believe. I will believe it when I see it.

Edited by cz13X4, 31 December 2016 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

Wow I would have bet major dough he would be back with titleist. I wouldn't think it would be bc of money either since he has plenty, cally stuff just must have won out. Good for them, after this and recent wrx trip I'll definitely be giving them a better look for my next equipment purchase.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

View Postmixxedbag, on 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

Except it's not Rory to Callaway anymore than it was Rory to TaylorMade in the fall. He's not signing a contract, he's tinkering... Nowhere in the article does it say he's signing with Callaway.

Contract or not, he's going to get paid by them.   He's not playing their clubs for free.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

View PostQMany, on 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

Epic!

You should take full credit for this.  You gave their management the hard sell on Rory during the roundtable haha
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

View Postmixxedbag, on 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

Except it's not Rory to Callaway anymore than it was Rory to TaylorMade in the fall. He's not signing a contract, he's tinkering... Nowhere in the article does it say he's signing with Callaway.

if he's playing 12 Callaway clubs. Including an Odyssey putter, and he's genuinely doing so because it's what works best AND they aren't forking over big money for him to do so, isn't that a bigger win for them than if he was merely fulfilling contractual obligations?

Edited by KYMAR, 31 December 2016 - 04:16 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:15 PM

View Postmixxedbag, on 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

Except it's not Rory to Callaway anymore than it was Rory to TaylorMade in the fall. He's not signing a contract, he's tinkering... Nowhere in the article does it say he's signing with Callaway.

I'll bet some of your good American dollars that a contract will follow shortly - seems a bit "all-in" to be tinkering
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:16 PM

Wow... I didn't see this one coming!

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:18 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 31 December 2016 - 04:16 PM, said:

Wow... I didn't see this one coming!

Can we please get an LPGA avatar out of you at least?  I don't even know you anymore.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:19 PM

View PostKYMAR, on 31 December 2016 - 04:18 PM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 31 December 2016 - 04:16 PM, said:

Wow... I didn't see this one coming!

Can we please get an LPGA avatar out of you at least?  I don't even know you anymore.
It is a new year.  I'll get on it! :)
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

thats big news, hope i can still get an epic driver before they are sold out
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:25 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 31 December 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 December 2016 - 04:18 PM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 31 December 2016 - 04:16 PM, said:

Wow... I didn't see this one coming!

Can we please get an LPGA avatar out of you at least?  I don't even know you anymore.
It is a new year.  I'll get on it! :)
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:25 PM

View PostKYMAR, on 31 December 2016 - 04:14 PM, said:

View Postmixxedbag, on 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

Except it's not Rory to Callaway anymore than it was Rory to TaylorMade in the fall. He's not signing a contract, he's tinkering... Nowhere in the article does it say he's signing with Callaway.

if he's playing 12 Callaway clubs. Including an Odyssey putter, and he's genuinely doing so because it's what works best AND they aren't forking over big money for him to do so, isn't that a bigger win for them than if he was merely fulfilling contractual obligations?

Didn't see anything saying he was playing the fairway woods.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:26 PM

View Posthurricanes7, on 31 December 2016 - 04:20 PM, said:

thats big news, hope i can still get an epic driver before they are sold out
I believe getting an epic driver will not be much of a problem.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:31 PM

I can't wait to see the irons.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:33 PM

When I went to ECPC after Nike had closed down shop Rory was referenced a few times. Wouldn't be surprised if he's been testing Callaway for a while and getting ready to move into a full club deal.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:38 PM

Callaway payed him the most the use their products.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:47 PM

View Postmixxedbag, on 31 December 2016 - 04:25 PM, said:

View PostKYMAR, on 31 December 2016 - 04:14 PM, said:

View Postmixxedbag, on 31 December 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

Except it's not Rory to Callaway anymore than it was Rory to TaylorMade in the fall. He's not signing a contract, he's tinkering... Nowhere in the article does it say he's signing with Callaway.

if he's playing 12 Callaway clubs. Including an Odyssey putter, and he's genuinely doing so because it's what works best AND they aren't forking over big money for him to do so, isn't that a bigger win for them than if he was merely fulfilling contractual obligations?

Didn't see anything saying he was playing the fairway woods.

First paragraph says "Callaway woods " but fair enough I realize that was the ops comment. But you said it wasn't any different to him using one TM club, I don't think that holds up even if he's using "only" 10 Callaway clubs.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

Take that Roger Cleveland!

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:54 PM

View PostTwo_Putt, on 31 December 2016 - 04:38 PM, said:

Callaway payed him the most the use their products.

How muches does you think thay payed?

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:12 PM

Is it strange that he is swapping out clubs to better work with a specific ball? Or is that common for pros with unlimited resources?

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:17 PM

View Postrob.sym, on 31 December 2016 - 05:12 PM, said:

Is it strange that he is swapping out clubs to better work with a specific ball? Or is that common for pros with unlimited resources?

I'm sure it's the latter. Imagine having unlimited time to test every possible combination of clubhead, shaft and ball, where money is literally never even considered?  

Actually stop, don't imagine that.  It's just too painful.

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