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KJ Choi to Ping?


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#31 Lacey Underall

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

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

Is he going to ditch the trusty Odyssey putter?
I hope not.  I'm still pissed I sold mine.......stupidity.

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#32 Foreleft

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

View PostLacey Underall, on 12 January 2018 - 11:23 AM, said:

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

Is he going to ditch the trusty Odyssey putter?
I hope not.  I'm still pissed I sold mine.......stupidity.

Already done.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:46 AM

View PostChopper1986, on 12 January 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

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

Well, G400s have a lot of weight low and fairly wide soles, so for someone like him, they probably get the job done.

That said, are you sure it wasn't YE Yang and not KJ you're referring to?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

View PostChopper1986, on 12 January 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

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

G400 irons are hybrids!!! Lol!!!

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:01 PM

He was an Olympic level power lifter in his younger days (I donít think he competed in the olympics, but he was good enough to)


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:48 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..

What!? He's a full time PGA Tour player I'm sure he's doing quite nicely.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

Choi is a good guy, I have nothing against him.  However, he has not performed well since 2011, and last year made less than 300K, stroke average is 72.xx, driving average is less than 270 yards. If he is to have a resurgence it will be on the Senior Tour.  Best of luck to him.

Edited by Guia, 12 January 2018 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

The scorecard doesn't care that KJ is playing GI irons.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:02 PM

When you can take kj choi on the course than you can b**** about clubs he plays......some people are absolutely amazing in their thinking process...

Lets see you make the PGA TOUR for even 1 event! With blades shovels, or garden tools for that matter.....the guy been there for prolly 15 yrs.....on 7200-7500 YD PGA tracks....what guys struggling to break 80 on 6300 yd muni course say am sure he gets a laugh.....

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:13 PM

KJ played G15s at the Master's several years ago. There were pics of him hitting them that were
posted here on WRX.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

Dunn:  I like KJ.  If your best argument is that unless you can beat someone then you can't have an opinion, is without any merit.  That would follow that if you are not the President then you can't have an opinion about Trump, Congress, or who is going to win the Super Bowl etc.  I have never been in the Miss America beauty contest but I certainly have an opinion about the ladies.

I don't care what clubs any pro plays, many tour pro's play CB.  Just pointing out that Ping may not get a lot of bang for their buck.  Then again if they help him play better.......great.  As another poster said, perhaps Ping believes that sponsoring KJ will help their Korean market, I am sure they studied the impact.

KJ has simply gotten too old to compete with the guys currently on the tour.  It happens to everyone, no matter how great they were in the past.  His future lies ahead on the Sr. tour, that life.  He no longer is no longer relevant on the PGA Tour.

Edited by Guia, 12 January 2018 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:38 AM

View Postdunn, on 12 January 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

When you can take kj choi on the course than you can b**** about clubs he plays......some people are absolutely amazing in their thinking process...

Lets see you make the PGA TOUR for even 1 event! With blades shovels, or garden tools for that matter.....the guy been there for prolly 15 yrs.....on 7200-7500 YD PGA tracks....what guys struggling to break 80 on 6300 yd muni course say am sure he gets a laugh.....
so true! There are Champions Tour players using 6 hybrids who would spank the " players" on here blindfolded. Play what works. Lowest score wins.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

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.

This.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

I think when a PGA Tour veteran gets into his mid to late 40s it is all about making enough money to stay on tour and make it to the Champions Tour. See Rod Pampling. He was living on the edge and then grabbed a win last season, good for a three-year exemption.

I don't doubt KJ needs irons such as the G400 to keep up with big guns such as DJ, JT, Koepka and the like. But he is certainly no shorter than guys like Snedeker or Zach.

What's great about golf is the equipment allows guys like KJ and Justin Thomas to be decades apart in age and play on the same tour. In KJ's case, if he could convert more putts that is the area where he would be more competitive. Not a natural with the flatstick.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

View PostBlkNGld, on 12 January 2018 - 11:46 AM, said:

View PostChopper1986, on 12 January 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

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

Well, G400s have a lot of weight low and fairly wide soles, so for someone like him, they probably get the job done.

That said, are you sure it wasn't YE Yang and not KJ you're referring to?

It was both at one point. I think Yang held the 2/3/4/5 hybrids whereas Choi held 3/4/5/6. Was always a big fan of both as I also carried a 5H at the time, absolutely loved that club. Why did I get rid??


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:06 PM

Time for KJ to go back to sidesaddle!

I wonder if he'll do the G700's when they're available.

Edited by nohny noke, 13 January 2018 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:00 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 10 January 2018 - 07:18 PM, said:

Zoning in the flagstick!


Any idea what putter he is using in that pick?  Looks like a ZB of sorts, but not one I'm familiar with.  Like a ZB Redwood with TR grooves?

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

View Postkronik, on 13 January 2018 - 05:00 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 10 January 2018 - 07:18 PM, said:

Zoning in the flagstick!

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 10 January 2018 - 07:18 PM, said:

Zoning in the flagstick!

Any idea what putter he is using in that pick?  Looks like a ZB of sorts, but not one I'm familiar with.

Looks like the new Vault ZB or a custom version
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:08 PM

View Posttrhode, on 12 January 2018 - 12:06 PM, said:

View PostChopper1986, on 12 January 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

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

G400 irons are hybrids!!! Lol!!!

You've bashed Ping twice now in one thread. Why not go for a third. You're avatar says you're a fitter/builder. Of what ? Lego's ? Any club builder I've talked to over the last 30 years usually aren't into bashing a brand or a type of club.
I have a excellent short game. It's unfortunate that it starts on the Tee.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

Sure they are. You need to get out more.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:06 PM

View Postbuckeyefl, on 13 January 2018 - 07:09 PM, said:

Sure they are. You need to get out more.

Never home now as it is.
I have a excellent short game. It's unfortunate that it starts on the Tee.

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