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Equipment contract changes for PGA Tour Pros 2017/18


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#1 ronster

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:51 PM

Just a placeholder thread for upcoming changes in 2017/18.

Rumours I've seen around here:

Sergio to Callaway?
Rose to ?



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

No change, but Phil has re-upped with Callaway
D: TM '16 M2 9.5* - AD-DI 6x
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:13 PM

Don't see much changing?! Kyle Stanley needs new irons. Still playing Nike. lol
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:16 PM

PXG to TaylorMade....
Oh wait, that already happened:
http://www.golf.com/...und-pxg-lawsuit

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Srixon zU45 (2,3) KBS Tour 130X White Pearl 2* upright

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:48 PM

Probably need to start this thread by saying WHO IS GOING TO BE A FREE AGENT?  I don't have a clue whose contracts are up.  But I'll sure hop on the speculation bandwagon is someone has that info!

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3 Wood:  Callaway Rogue SZ 15* - Hzrdus Yellow 85 6.5
2-PW:   Callaway X-Prototype MBs - Project X 6.5 flighted
52* Wedge:   Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
58* Wedge:   Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:38 PM

View Posta_gorilla, on 26 September 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

No change, but Phil has re-upped with Callaway

.........lifetime contract

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:10 PM

Fleetwood to TM or Callaway? I'd say TM.
Callaway XR 16 (10)
Cobra Bio Cell 4W (16)

Cobra Bio Cell 3H (19)
Callaway Apex Pro (4-A)
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:03 AM

Look for lots of movement from Taylormade players if they’re not in the top 20 in world golf rankings.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

Is Brooks Koepka looking for a new contract?

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:40 PM

View PostChristosterone, on 26 September 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

PXG to TaylorMade....
Oh wait, that already happened:
http://www.golf.com/...und-pxg-lawsuit

-Chris

Then Ping should sue PXG...

Edited by lowheel, 27 September 2017 - 10:12 PM.


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#11 lowheel

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:41 PM

We can also rename this thread "who will struggle in 2018"

Edited by lowheel, 27 September 2017 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

Justin Thomas's deal with Titleist is up...I could see some big money being thrown at him

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

Dufner maybe?  On Golf.com I saw a story and some photos where after the tour championship he signed all his stuff and gave to fans, headcovers, shoes, all clubs, etc...Some guy had a 4 iron another a 7 etc...
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:46 PM

View PostGolf64, on 26 September 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

Don't see much changing?! Kyle Stanley needs new irons. Still playing Nike. lol
Fleetwood was playing NIKE except for wedges and putter all year
Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
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Hybrid: Adams IDEA Super XTD 17*; UST Mamiya Proforce VTS 100HX (240, can 260+ if needed)
Driving Iron: Titleist 712U 2 iron; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 85X
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
   4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 205) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (190, 180, 170) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (160, 145, 130)

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostRipper17, on 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Justin Thomas's deal with Titleist is up...I could see some big money being thrown at him

I can't see him moving away from Titleist. They have been good to him from his junior days on, so all 6-8 years or so.

Titleist 917 D3 9.5* Mitsubishi Tensei White 70TX
Titleist 917F3 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X black
Titleist T-MB 2i Graphite Design AD-95X Utility/Driving iron
Titleist 714 MB 4-9 True Temper TI X100 or Cally RazrX MB 4-9 True Temper TI X100
Vokey SM5, 52.08, 56.10, 60.08 True Temper TI S400
Byron DH89 or Piretti Proto

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Maybe should be a new thread, but does anyone make decisions in equipment purchases because of who is under contract to play that brand?  I could care less and make decisions on what actually makes the most sense with my swing, as well as look at address (confidence).

The manufacturers pay the pro's for marketing assuming you will buy, do you?

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

View PostEquipto, on 27 September 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Maybe should be a new thread, but does anyone make decisions in equipment purchases because of who is under contract to play that brand?  I could care less and make decisions on what actually makes the most sense with my swing, as well as look at address (confidence).

The manufacturers pay the pro's for marketing assuming you will buy, do you?


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Tries to remember even touching a Ram club much less buying one....




I'm going to have to go "NO" to this question.
swing is irrelevant, score is everything

just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 27 September 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

View PostEquipto, on 27 September 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Maybe should be a new thread, but does anyone make decisions in equipment purchases because of who is under contract to play that brand?  I could care less and make decisions on what actually makes the most sense with my swing, as well as look at address (confidence).

The manufacturers pay the pro's for marketing assuming you will buy, do you?


Posted Image


Tries to remember even touching a Ram club much less buying one....




I'm going to have to go "NO" to this question.

Nice ad pull, lol.  My point exactly.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:20 PM

kevin chappel needs a new contract...he's still gaming Nike irons.
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

View PostMidwestGolfBum, on 27 September 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

View PostRipper17, on 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Justin Thomas's deal with Titleist is up...I could see some big money being thrown at him

I can't see him moving away from Titleist. They have been good to him from his junior days on, so all 6-8 years or so.

It also seems that his dad is a Titleist guy too. So I would assume he and his family have been surrounded by Titleist for decades. Money talks thiugh

Driver - Callaway EPIC SZ 10.5*
Fairway Wood - Titleist 917 F2 16.5* and 21*
Irons - Titleist AP2 4-PW
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:48 PM

View Postjmvargas, on 27 September 2017 - 08:20 PM, said:

kevin chappel needs a new contract...he's still gaming Nike irons.
same story for Kyle Stanley

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:57 PM

Just hear me out.... should be an interesting offseason with some of these moves...
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:58 PM

Serg to Cally, Matsuyama still unsigned....
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16* Adams Red w/ DG X100
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 27 September 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

View PostEquipto, on 27 September 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Maybe should be a new thread, but does anyone make decisions in equipment purchases because of who is under contract to play that brand?  I could care less and make decisions on what actually makes the most sense with my swing, as well as look at address (confidence).

The manufacturers pay the pro's for marketing assuming you will buy, do you?


There was a time when Ram made some high quality forgings..........that were enjoyed by many!

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I'm going to have to go "NO" to this question.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:04 PM

View PostMidwestGolfBum, on 27 September 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

View PostRipper17, on 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Justin Thomas's deal with Titleist is up...I could see some big money being thrown at him

I can't see him moving away from Titleist. They have been good to him from his junior days on, so all 6-8 years or so.

The list of world class players that left Titleist after gaining fame is quite long!


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

View PostEquipto, on 27 September 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Maybe should be a new thread, but does anyone make decisions in equipment purchases because of who is under contract to play that brand?  I could care less and make decisions on what actually makes the most sense with my swing, as well as look at address (confidence).

The manufacturers pay the pro's for marketing assuming you will buy, do you?
Remember when Nike made golf clubs?  Those were great days, Tiger, Rory, Michelle, man, those clubs flew off the shelves.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:29 PM

View Postfarmer, on 27 September 2017 - 09:15 PM, said:

View PostEquipto, on 27 September 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

Maybe should be a new thread, but does anyone make decisions in equipment purchases because of who is under contract to play that brand?  I could care less and make decisions on what actually makes the most sense with my swing, as well as look at address (confidence).

The manufacturers pay the pro's for marketing assuming you will buy, do you?
Remember when Nike made golf clubs?  Those were great days, Tiger, Rory, Michelle, man, those clubs flew off the shelves.

Ha!...

probably one of the greatest fails of all time..

i like their apparel and accessories though..
Giga XF0710* driver/Hirohonma twin marks 355 10.5* driver
TEE XCG5 16.5* 4W, Giga XF-11 17* 4W
Daiwa New Super Lady 21* 7W
Mizuno Intage 27* 9W
Giga U3 21* hybrid
Tourstage Viq U5 25* hybrid
Adams V4 6H/7H
Adams V4 forged irons 8-PW,GW,SW,LW
HEAVY PUTTER mid-weight K4 putter
Sun Mountain H2N0 stand bag
Wilson Harmonized  55*/60*wedges
Cleveland 588 56/60

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:46 PM

View PostNight train, on 27 September 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

View PostMidwestGolfBum, on 27 September 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

View PostRipper17, on 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Justin Thomas's deal with Titleist is up...I could see some big money being thrown at him

I can't see him moving away from Titleist. They have been good to him from his junior days on, so all 6-8 years or so.

The list of world class players that left Titleist after gaining fame is quite long!

I can't disagree with that, but theres the fact that JT's father and grandfather either were or are active Titleist staffers and I would guess that the brand loyalty runs pretty deep there. I mean, money certainly talks, but it's not really like JT is really in need of the added money that he would get from some big contract with another OEM. Spieth stayed, and, in case you haven't heard, they are good buddies, so I'm guessing they talk about that kind of thing.
Titleist 917 D3 9.5* Mitsubishi Tensei White 70TX
Titleist 917F3 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X black
Titleist T-MB 2i Graphite Design AD-95X Utility/Driving iron
Titleist 714 MB 4-9 True Temper TI X100 or Cally RazrX MB 4-9 True Temper TI X100
Vokey SM5, 52.08, 56.10, 60.08 True Temper TI S400
Byron DH89 or Piretti Proto

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:50 PM

I disagree with nothing you say..........but the lure of a $50 million contract is VERY difficult for anyone to pass up..........and that's probably about what he'd be in line for.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

View PostRipper17, on 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM, said:

Justin Thomas's deal with Titleist is up...I could see some big money being thrown at him

Titleist doesnt work that way never has. he wont make more than spieth. same guys that left Tiger,Phil, Ernie and Rory walk when their demands were high. they dont need them, they laugh all the way to the bank on ball sales alone..

Edited by lowheel, 27 September 2017 - 10:17 PM.


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