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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

PXG Introduces New University Program Supporting Men’s & Women’s Golf Teams

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The relationship provides equal support to both the men’s and women’s golf teams and allows for up to 10 full sets of golf clubs to be custom fitted for each.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I imagine the student-athletes will still be allowed to play other brands if they choose, this is just allows them better access to PXG. I have to imagine, at their level, most of these guys get access to fitting and clubs at most if not all of the OEMs if they'd like. But this is probably a bigger deal for the women.

Other than SMU, formerly TMaG, these are the schools that have NIKE deals. Wyndham Clark (Oregon), Brad Dalke (OU), and Theo Humphrey (Vandy) are a few notables that were formerly playing PXG.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

What do you think PXG's angle is with move? Get their clubs in the hands of future PGA Tour Players?
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:18 PM

View PostCarl Spackler2, on 20 September 2017 - 04:10 PM, said:

What do you think PXG's angle is with move? Get their clubs in the hands of future PGA Tour Players?

Yeah, get some of the best players in the country playing their clubs for relatively cheap. Players get comfortable with their stuff, hopefully using them in US Am or majors they qualify for, relationships are formed, and they may be more likely to sign/play their clubs if they make it.
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

View PostCarl Spackler2, on 20 September 2017 - 04:10 PM, said:

What do you think PXG's angle is with move? Get their clubs in the hands of future PGA Tour Players?

Ping and Titleist have done this for may years so Parsons is trying to make inroads on their programs.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:28 PM

Can he be sued for stealing Ping and Titleist M.O.?

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

Attention all haters...

PXG is in it for the long haul

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:26 PM

View Postapprenti23, on 20 September 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

Attention all haters...

PXG is in it for the long haul

The long haul will probably be 5-7 years. Nike lasted ~20.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:03 AM

They need to aim younger. But they won't.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:25 AM

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View Postapprenti23, on 20 September 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

Attention all haters...

PXG is in it for the long haul

The long haul will probably be 5-7 years. Nike lasted ~20.

Well they're already almost through year three and are having great success. What makes you think only another two years?

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:33 AM

This will be a heavy recruiting tool for those colleges I think.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:09 AM

Cracks me up to watch PXG do something...anything...even something you could argue is decent, and the haters come out of the wood work like cockroaches.  Maybe not so much in this particular thread...but there certainly is an over tone on the forum as a whole.

I find it hysterical that a guy with the means to do so jumps into the golf equipment game, hires what he deems is the best talent to help him (yes, we all know they came from PING), and then comes up with a business model (people willing to spend more for quality, albeit real or perceived), and starts to gain a presence in the market.

Some people act a lot like they either forgot to take their meds in the morning...or maybe took too many.  If the guy fails...he fails.  I mean it isn't like there aren't well known equipment companies that haven't gone down the tubes before.

Am I going to spend that kind of money on golf equipment?  No!!!!  But it sure doesn't bother me in anyway when someone else does.  That's the beauty of a (for the most part) free market...you can do what you want both as a purchaser or a vendor.  All you have to do is be able to afford it, or have a successful business model that pulls in the customer base and keeps them loyal.

The fact of the matter is that anyone with a lick of common sense knows that today's equipment vendors actually have a lot of parity in terms of quality of goods.  If it were really just the equipment then you would see a statistical anomaly in terms of one brand winning a disproportionate number of tournaments.  Fact is that they all have tournament wins by people using their equipment...even PXG...although it was a non-staffer using their irons.  

It is an old saying...but it is still pretty much true...it's the Indian...not the arrow.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:56 AM

I think it will shed light on what companies will offer to their college partners. Its a good stepping stone for PXG, but who knows what the cost comparison will be to other OEMs
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 21 September 2017 - 12:03 AM, said:

They need to aim younger. But they won't.

I started to see some juniors as young as 10 play PXG clubs. These kids have won a lot of tournaments so I assume they got a deal.

I know for a fact I would never buy them and I doubt  anyone that pays for them will buy them for kids unless they like wasting money. Plenty of other options out there for similar clubs when you can buy other clubs for a lot cheaper. Why pay few thousand for irons when you can a discount and only pay a few hundred for almost any other OEM that works just as well for most kids.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:24 AM

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View Postapprenti23, on 20 September 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

Attention all haters...

PXG is in it for the long haul

The long haul will probably be 5-7 years. Nike lasted ~20.

agree.  Parson's will grow tired of losing cash and move on to something else.  Clubs are average at best (irons), Woods are below average, Wedges are solid, Putters are terrible.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:24 AM

View Posttiger1873, on 21 September 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

View PostLlortamaisey, on 21 September 2017 - 12:03 AM, said:

They need to aim younger. But they won't.

I started to see some juniors as young as 10 play PXG clubs. These kids have won a lot of tournaments so I assume they got a deal.

I know for a fact I would never buy them and I doubt  anyone that pays for them will buy them for kids unless they like wasting money. Plenty of other options out there for similar clubs when you can buy other clubs for a lot cheaper. Why pay few thousand for irons when you can a discount and only pay a few hundred for almost any other OEM that works just as well for most kids.

Especially kids that are growing out of equipment every 2 years or so. But some people have money to burn.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:27 AM

Not dissing PXG here but Titleist has a great program for college golfers, or at least they did a few years back.  They get fit where ever they choose and send the specs to Titleist.  Whatever head/shaft/grip set up they want are $50/club.  Again, this is a couple of years old and could have changed.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:32 AM

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Not dissing PXG here but Titleist has a great program for college golfers, or at least they did a few years back.  They get fit where ever they choose and send the specs to Titleist.  Whatever head/shaft/grip set up they want are $50/club.  Again, this is a couple of years old and could have changed.
it still does have a great program - honestly, i'd choose titleist over PXG given the choice.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM

Maximum, this totals 120 fittings and sets of clubs. In the grand scheme of things, that is relatively inexpensive for PXG to get their clubs in the hands of elite amateurs for a few years before they turn pro.

I believe the bigger D1 programs have loose "partnerships" with OEMs, or their players are allowed access and product one way or another. But you will still see guys at OSU or Alabama, for example, using PING, Titleist, etc. I wonder if this PXG partnership precludes student-athletes from using other equipment. And if it doesn't, I don't think it is much different than what already happens.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM

When I played in college, we would get clubs and then turn around and sell them for beer money. A set of PXG would go a long way in the beer cave. Hopefully the NCAA clearinghouse and compliance can€™t do anything to me now. Might need to call my old athletic advisor to be sure. If this post gets deleted, you know what happened.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

When I played in college, we would get clubs and then turn around and sell them for beer money. A set of PXG would go a long way in the beer cave. Hopefully the NCAA clearinghouse can’t do anything to me now. Might need to call my old athletic advisor to be sure. If this post gets deleted, you know what happened.

What?  An enterprising youth selling something for beer money? Our guys in college subjected ourselves to every experiment in the psych department as they paid $10/program.  This is in the days at Friday Happy Hour you could buy a table of beers at $.05/beer - progressing $.05 every 30 minutes.

Ah those were the days my friend.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:13 AM

View PostDavePelz4, on 21 September 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

View PostLlortamaisey, on 21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

When I played in college, we would get clubs and then turn around and sell them for beer money. A set of PXG would go a long way in the beer cave. Hopefully the NCAA clearinghouse can’t do anything to me now. Might need to call my old athletic advisor to be sure. If this post gets deleted, you know what happened.

What?  An enterprising youth selling something for beer money? Our guys in college subjected ourselves to every experiment in the psych department as they paid $10/program.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:15 AM

I play with some D1 golfers and their access to fittings and equipment isn't as good as we think.  Seems the coach does a lot of the "fitting" and they can buy gear at wholesale that really is more like cost plus 20% especially on the latest and greatest driver, like the Epic.

Surprised me, but most aren't big gear ho' s either.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

View PostMatt J, on 21 September 2017 - 09:15 AM, said:

I play with some D1 golfers and their access to fittings and equipment isn't as good as we think.  Seems the coach does a lot of the "fitting" and they can buy gear at wholesale that really is more like cost plus 20% especially on the latest and greatest driver, like the Epic.

Surprised me, but most aren't big gear ho' s either.

I don't know what schools those D1 golfers attend, but the guys at the top programs are getting better deals than that. And what we are talking about here (Cal, Duke, OU, Oregon, SMU, Vanderbilt) are top programs and some of the best amateurs in the world.

I seriously doubt Brad Dalke, Wyndham Clark, or Theo Humphrey were paying wholesale +20% for the PXG sets they played last year in college tournaments before this "partnership." This is just marketing, and pretty easy, smart, cheap marketing at that.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:49 AM

I'm pretty sure they have to charge them and most these kids aren't hurting for money.  The top amateurs, first and second man, usually already had a relationship with a rep or two through their home club, but my point being they aren't just a kid in a candy store when they make a D1 team.  Just like a pro, they have proven equipment and are less likely to change than your average WRX'er.  Some play for a program mentioned.  Most of the freebies are clothes and shoes.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:07 AM

View PostMatt J, on 21 September 2017 - 09:15 AM, said:

I play with some D1 golfers and their access to fittings and equipment isn't as good as we think.  Seems the coach does a lot of the "fitting" and they can buy gear at wholesale that really is more like cost plus 20% especially on the latest and greatest driver, like the Epic.

Surprised me, but most aren't big gear ho' s either.

That deal is pretty much any junior that asks for it out there for OEM clubs.  All you have to do is ask and mention the junior plays in a league and they will verify it. It's a good deal for everyone involved. Even if your not an elite player they still win because they build brand loyalty. When those kids get older there going to be buying the same club they played when they were young.

The thing is you can still better on eBay if you are buying last years model.  If you made it to D1 college I would bet that you find a better deal if you looked hard enough and made some contacts.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

Was at the Mason Rudolph tournament this weekend.  Vandy sporting PXG bags and umbrellas.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:31 PM

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View PostDavePelz4, on 21 September 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

View PostLlortamaisey, on 21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

When I played in college, we would get clubs and then turn around and sell them for beer money. A set of PXG would go a long way in the beer cave. Hopefully the NCAA clearinghouse can’t do anything to me now. Might need to call my old athletic advisor to be sure. If this post gets deleted, you know what happened.

What?  An enterprising youth selling something for beer money? Our guys in college subjected ourselves to every experiment in the psych department as they paid $10/program.


That explains a lot DP!!����

Yeah they had this one where you got cheese at the end.  Little did I know I'd have to go through this maze and there was no wine with the cheese.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

View PostMatt J, on 21 September 2017 - 09:49 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure they have to charge them and most these kids aren't hurting for money.  The top amateurs, first and second man, usually already had a relationship with a rep or two through their home club, but my point being they aren't just a kid in a candy store when they make a D1 team.  Just like a pro, they have proven equipment and are less likely to change than your average WRX'er.  Some play for a program mentioned.  Most of the freebies are clothes and shoes.

They don't have to charge them. I personally know of one arrangement that a lower-ranked D1 school has with Taylormade and Titleist. The student-athletes do not pay for their clubs. And this school is not even close to the caliber of any of the 6 above.

I believe with NCAA rules, they may be loosely considered school property. At the end of their eligibility, they can give that property back or pay what it is worth at that time (think about golf club depreciation).

I'm speculating, but maybe this "partnership" is different than normal in that PXG is now a club sponsor like NIKE is an equipment sponsor. And they can keep their clubs after like they can keep their NIKE shoes and apparel.
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:58 AM

View PostQMany, on 21 September 2017 - 03:54 PM, said:

View PostMatt J, on 21 September 2017 - 09:49 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure they have to charge them and most these kids aren't hurting for money.  The top amateurs, first and second man, usually already had a relationship with a rep or two through their home club, but my point being they aren't just a kid in a candy store when they make a D1 team.  Just like a pro, they have proven equipment and are less likely to change than your average WRX'er.  Some play for a program mentioned.  Most of the freebies are clothes and shoes.

They don't have to charge them. I personally know of one arrangement that a lower-ranked D1 school has with Taylormade and Titleist. The student-athletes do not pay for their clubs. And this school is not even close to the caliber of any of the 6 above.

I believe with NCAA rules, they may be loosely considered school property. At the end of their eligibility, they can give that property back or pay what it is worth at that time (think about golf club depreciation).

I'm speculating, but maybe this "partnership" is different than normal in that PXG is now a club sponsor like NIKE is an equipment sponsor. And they can keep their clubs after like they can keep their NIKE shoes and apparel.

I think you're on the right track as far the NCAA rule. Our program the equipment was charged to the school and then given to us as "gifts" when we graduated. I only changed my bag once in college. Once I had the equipment dialed in, took a day at whatever fitter I wanted just had to have the spec sheet to send the reps. Anyways long story short I got to keep all of my equipment from college.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:07 AM

View PostSlowRain, on 21 September 2017 - 06:09 AM, said:

Cracks me up to watch PXG do something...anything...even something you could argue is decent, and the haters come out of the wood work like cockroaches.  Maybe not so much in this particular thread...but there certainly is an over tone on the forum as a whole.

I find it hysterical that a guy with the means to do so jumps into the golf equipment game, hires what he deems is the best talent to help him (yes, we all know they came from PING), and then comes up with a business model (people willing to spend more for quality, albeit real or perceived), and starts to gain a presence in the market.

Some people act a lot like they either forgot to take their meds in the morning...or maybe took too many.  If the guy fails...he fails.  I mean it isn't like there aren't well known equipment companies that haven't gone down the tubes before.

Am I going to spend that kind of money on golf equipment?  No!!!!  But it sure doesn't bother me in anyway when someone else does.  That's the beauty of a (for the most part) free market...you can do what you want both as a purchaser or a vendor.  All you have to do is be able to afford it, or have a successful business model that pulls in the customer base and keeps them loyal.

The fact of the matter is that anyone with a lick of common sense knows that today's equipment vendors actually have a lot of parity in terms of quality of goods.  If it were really just the equipment then you would see a statistical anomaly in terms of one brand winning a disproportionate number of tournaments.  Fact is that they all have tournament wins by people using their equipment...even PXG...although it was a non-staffer using their irons.  

It is an old saying...but it is still pretty much true...it's the Indian...not the arrow.

I agree. It's not like people are forced to purchase PXG clubs.

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