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KJ Choi to Ping?


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#1 chadillac65

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:27 PM

KJ signs a 13 club deal how long till he wants out? Too funny

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

I wasn't even aware he was still playing. Champions Tour?
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:54 PM

KJ has played Ping clubs in the past so it's not surprising.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

Pure awesomeness.  The only thing that would make it better is if he gamed Eye 2s the whole year.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

View PostTollBros, on 10 January 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

I wasn't even aware he was still playing. Champions Tour?
He's 47

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:57 PM

The link Ping posted to his WITB showed him as playing a set of G400 irons. I saw him the other week at the Raven here in Phoenix. I saw he was hitting Ping's but didn't really think twice about it.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

Maybe Ping will actually win more than one tournament this season. Probably not.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:34 PM

I'm afraid that KJ's time has come and gone.  I doubt that he is being paid much..

Edited by Guia, 10 January 2018 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

Could be a good signing if it boosts their sales in Korea where he's regarded as a legend.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:48 PM

View PostGuia, on 10 January 2018 - 06:34 PM, said:

I'm afraid that KJ's time has come and gone.  I doubt that he is being paid much..

Spot on!


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:49 PM

View Postpt73, on 10 January 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

Could be a good signing if it boosts their sales in Korea where he's regarded as a legend.

I thought the same thing since Ping doesn't have much of a presence there.  I would imagine PXG would've been a better fit.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:18 PM

Zoning in the flagstick!

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

Let me be the first to chastise him for playing SGI irons....even though I don't really mean it...the nerve of a touring pro to play irons with wide soles and offset.  He must be an inferior ball striker.  I bet he's taking PED's too.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:05 PM

Is he going to ditch the trusty Odyssey putter?
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:50 PM

What is KJ's status? Past champion exemption for The Players, maybe some lower end PGA events? I wonder if he will even use there tour rep or dabble at a 2nd Swing/Galaxy to find the right Ping irons!

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:20 PM

G400 irons are GI irons and the GMax are their SGI irons. And I'm pretty sure he's played GI irons before. Also remember that Kenny Perry also played GI on the tour recently. Play what you think works best for you I guess.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

View Postpt73, on 10 January 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

Could be a good signing if it boosts their sales in Korea where he's regarded as a legend.
Ya...I really doubt many golfers buy clubs just because a specific pro plays them (Tiger being the exception...thought that business model died quickly due to the demise of Nike Golf).

Yes, KJ Choi is popular in S. Korea...but I think if any pro that would help Ping sell clubs in S. Korea nowadays...it would be In Gee Chun.
Women's golf is far more popular in S. Korea than men's golf.
In Gee has many die hard fans in addition to her 8,000+ Flying Dumbo fans in Korea...so I could see some of these fans buying Ping clubs just because she plays them.

On January 3rd...it seems like there were 20+ fans at the airport in Incheon giving her bags of snacks, candies and chocolates and flowers as she got ready to board a plane to Orlando.

And look at the below video.....what seemed to be 30-40 media and photographers plus 50+ fans there to greet In Gee in Incheon after she won the 2016 Evian....I doubt even Tiger had anyone waiting for him (except his "girl friends :taunt: ) at the airports in Orlando and/or Jupiter when he won his majors.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

View PostVanderslam9, on 10 January 2018 - 08:50 PM, said:

What is KJ's status? Past champion exemption for The Players, maybe some lower end PGA events?
KJ along with Ernie Els are exempt for the 2017/2018 season. They are both using their top 25 career earnings exemption. Priority category 11b. That's a high catergory to play out of. KJ and Ernie will get into many events.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

View Posttrhode, on 10 January 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

Maybe Ping will actually win more than one tournament this season. Probably not.

I wasn't aware Ping was playing in any tournaments.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

I can almost hear the tour trailer guys muttering under their breath when they heard this one.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:32 PM

View Postlawsonman, on 10 January 2018 - 10:19 PM, said:

View Posttrhode, on 10 January 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

Maybe Ping will actually win more than one tournament this season. Probably not.

I wasn't aware Ping was playing in any tournaments.

If they spent some money on guys they would have a lot more wins. Not their model. Sales do fine without big names or wins.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:37 PM

View PostForeleft, on 10 January 2018 - 10:28 PM, said:

I can almost hear the tour trailer guys muttering under their breath when they heard this one.

Nope,  both Jack and Spencer are great dudes who love their jobs. KJ is also a great guy,  sure he tinkers, but he'll do well with ping.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

Not surprising considering I saw him at the Ping HQ back in early December testing equipment. Was cool to watch him go through and work with the tour staff to get things dialed in.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:20 AM

KJ Choi to Frigidaire

The guy is 47 plays amazing golf and if you ever see him up close, he might be short but he is thick, built like a fridge.  Looks like he squats the back end of his courtesy vehicle as his pre-round workout.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:38 AM

View Post1jcwallace, on 10 January 2018 - 08:05 PM, said:

Is he going to ditch the trusty Odyssey putter?

Believe he has to - most Ping deals require playing both the driver and putter.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

View Postjimb6golf, on 10 January 2018 - 09:20 PM, said:

G400 irons are GI irons and the GMax are their SGI irons. And I'm pretty sure he's played GI irons before. Also remember that Kenny Perry also played GI on the tour recently. Play what you think works best for you I guess.

On this site anything other than a tiny blade is GI😉

And agree 100%, I believe he has played ping g's in the past.  Have always liked his game and steely demeanor.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

I've met KJ Choi and he is one of the most gracious professional athletes you could ever meet. Very nice, humble man who also is a fierce competitor and wants to win. Sure, he is closing in on Champions Tour status but he can still bust a golf ball. Legs like an oak tree and very powerful. Compact backswing, aggressive transition.

He is a multiple winner on the PGA Tour and revered in golf-crazy South Korea. I saw him get one of his PGA Tour wins and throngs of Korean-Americans flew in to give him big galleries the final two rounds. A close-knit community in the U.S. And he is hitting irons that just about any golfer in his homeland can play. Seems like a pretty good move for Ping in an attractive market.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

Playing G400 Driver and Fairways at Sony. G400 hybrid and irons. Glide 2.0 wedges. Sigma G Piper putter. According to PING.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:02 AM

Hope KJ balls out with the Ping. Love the guy.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:58 AM

was it only me who was disappointed to see he is only carrying the one hybrid (4H). I miss the days when he had a 3/4/5/6 hybrid in his setup


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