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Crazy rumor of the day: Justin Rose to Honma?


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#1 GolfChannel

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

Hoping this isn’t old news, but I heard from someone typically reliable on insider info when it comes to club contracts, that Justin Rose has signed a deal with Honma.

Silly season or crazier s*** has happened?

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:57 PM

Hopefully he pulls a Phil and switches out the entire bag for the Ryder Cup.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:09 PM

Isn't Mark King the CEO of Honma now?  Plausible that he recruits some Tour talent to come over
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:21 PM

I hope so.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:31 PM

Would not surprise me at all.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:33 PM

Good for Honma if it’s true.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

Would be nice, Honma make some sweet hats too. About the only thing they make I can afford anyways

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:43 PM

 getair23, on 20 September 2018 - 03:57 PM, said:

Hopefully he pulls a Phil and switches out the entire bag for the Ryder Cup.

Just as I finally purged this from my memory...
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:54 PM

Tiger Woods to Benross - totally reliable source.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:17 PM

I heard this rumor from the Golf Channel.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:16 PM

A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

Edited by mallrat, 20 September 2018 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:57 PM

I’ll go against the grain and say, “No way!”

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:03 PM

To be fair to Honma, they do make a very nice mb and players cb

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:23 PM

 Hawkeye77, on 20 September 2018 - 05:54 PM, said:

Tiger Woods to Benross - totally reliable source.
Lol

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:25 PM

 mallrat, on 20 September 2018 - 07:16 PM, said:

A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

Makes sense to me.  TM exec that’s used to paying  pros is running the show.

I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.

Have they ever paid Pros?

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:26 PM

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:57 PM

 Jagpilotohio, on 20 September 2018 - 09:25 PM, said:

 mallrat, on 20 September 2018 - 07:16 PM, said:

A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

Makes sense to me.  TM exec that’s used to paying  pros is running the show.

I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.

Have they ever paid Pros?
Appears they do.

http://www.honmagolf.../en/team_honma/

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

I seen this guy with Honma clubs once at the Chelsea Piers.

They were all gold and the guy was smoking and talking on the phone a lot in Japanese.

He couldnt really play golf but

He was kinda scary, actually.



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:33 PM

 grm24, on 20 September 2018 - 09:57 PM, said:

 Jagpilotohio, on 20 September 2018 - 09:25 PM, said:

 mallrat, on 20 September 2018 - 07:16 PM, said:

A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

Makes sense to me.  TM exec that’s used to paying  pros is running the show.

I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.

Have they ever paid Pros?
Appears they do.

http://www.honmagolf.../en/team_honma/

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:14 PM

Makes perfect sense.

1. Ascend to #1 in the world

2. Change out entire bag

3. Descend from #1



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:04 AM

Wow, I think I'm fairly tuned into the golf world, and this is the first time I've ever heard of Honma Golf.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:18 AM

Rose playing the best of his carrer and wants to switch? Dumb. He doesn’t need money.
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:26 AM

View Postgunmetal, on 20 September 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

Makes perfect sense.

1. Ascend to #1 in the world

2. Change out entire bag

3. Descend from #1

So what excuse do the players that have ascended to world number 1, left all of their clubs the same, the descended from number 1 have? Another daily typical WRX over reaction to something that might happen. This place never disappoints.

Edited by grm24, 21 September 2018 - 12:35 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:25 AM

based on this: "High-end Honma has a minimal footprint in North America, but it seems King and company intend to change that. King, who oversaw impressive growth, experimentation, innovation, ever-shrinking product cycles, and glittering launches at TaylorMade says Honma is planning a major launch for January and plans to have a strong tour presence". I would expect Tour signings of some top talent asap...
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:56 AM

Makes sense. On this very site, there was an article about Honma planning to have professionals on staff as part of their new strategy with the former

View Postfly787, on 21 September 2018 - 01:25 AM, said:

based on this: "High-end Honma has a minimal footprint in North America, but it seems King and company intend to change that. King, who oversaw impressive growth, experimentation, innovation, ever-shrinking product cycles, and glittering launches at TaylorMade says Honma is planning a major launch for January and plans to have a strong tour presence". I would expect Tour signings of some top talent asap...

Yeah, makes sense with "plans to have a tour strong presence." With him playing so well, he'll be constantly on TV.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:12 AM

I imagine TM need to cut some costs but letting one of the best players on the planet go would seem a bit odd. Honma irons and hybrids are superb. Classic looks. But Rose is not the kind of player to shift hardware and Honma are a niche product outside Asia.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:27 AM

View PostDonovan84, on 21 September 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

Wow, I think I'm fairly tuned into the golf world, and this is the first time I've ever heard of Honma Golf.

Oh boy.....

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Edited by Jagpilotohio, 28 September 2018 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:00 AM

Played Honma blades in the late 80's, beautiful club, they got stolen and then with insurance money went down the Wilson Rd starting with the 51's.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:46 PM

I still have some Honma Blades from the 90’s, including a set with custom squRe grooves they made for me

Unbelievably nice clubs.......

Have a number of persimmon drivers from back then as well.....they’ve always made great stuff imo

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 03:03 PM

View Postgrm24, on 21 September 2018 - 12:26 AM, said:

View Postgunmetal, on 20 September 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

Makes perfect sense.

1. Ascend to #1 in the world

2. Change out entire bag

3. Descend from #1

So what excuse do the players that have ascended to world number 1, left all of their clubs the same, the descended from number 1 have? Another daily typical WRX over reaction to something that might happen. This place never disappoints.

Relax my man. It was mostly in jest.


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