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#1 PulpGolf

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Any updates? Rory will switch what about the rest? Players such as Branden Grace etc are they sticking with the same company? Again sorry if this topic has aready been started


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Rory, Watney, Stanley to Nike
Woodland, Ryo to Callaway

Those are the only ones that I can think of....
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

View PostSean25rp, on 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

I think because buying new shafts is not as cool as buying new clubs :D


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

^^^^ i just wish my location was......... "milano, italy"  :lol:
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

View PostSean25rp, on 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

There are also players that play a lot better after an equipment change. Its all about making the club work as a whole. So times it takes a little longer for some to put it all together than others.

The big change for all players is definently with the woods though. All irons more or less look and feel the same, same with wedges. Woods can look very different and have very different performance charactistics in regards to trajectory and spin. Some can get confortable, some can't. For example Phil just went to a RBZ three wood.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

View Postcinnepa, on 14 November 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:

^^^^ i just wish my location was......... "milano, italy"  :lol:

??

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

View Postimakaveli, on 14 November 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

View Postcinnepa, on 14 November 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:

^^^^ i just wish my location was......... "milano, italy"  :lol:

??

He must have meant Alyssa Milano
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a couple of outdated hybrids
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

JD back to Dunlop

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

View PostSean25rp, on 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

Who is to say that their struggles had anything to do with their gear?
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Callaway Xr 17*
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Rumor has it, Tiger has some Bridgestones in his bag currently.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:52 AM

View PostConrad1953, on 14 November 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

JD back to Dunlop

Clothes or equipment?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

View PostCwing, on 14 November 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:

View PostSean25rp, on 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

Who is to say that their struggles had anything to do with their gear?

Who is to say it isn't to do with their gear?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

It's only a big deal when people want to use it as ammo. Otherwise it's mostly just good business for the player/manager/agent.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

View PostSean25rp, on 15 November 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

View PostCwing, on 14 November 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:

View PostSean25rp, on 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

Who is to say that their struggles had anything to do with their gear?

Who is to say it isn't to do with their gear?

If players go south could be  psychological,a comfort and confidence level lost or altered- doesn"t take much, look at average round from the top ten to 50th

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

View Postspitfisher, on 15 November 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

View PostSean25rp, on 15 November 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

View PostCwing, on 14 November 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:

View PostSean25rp, on 14 November 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

View PostWee Man, on 13 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

I don't understand what the big deal is about switching equipment brands.

They are all playing the exact same clubs and specs with a different color and name stamped on it. Besides the fact that the shaft is the most important factor to tour players, IM surprised there's not more talk about who.plays what shaft.

This might be true of irons/wedges but not necessarily in the woods/putters. If it was so simple how come a lot of players experience a dip in form after an equipment change?

Who is to say that their struggles had anything to do with their gear?

Who is to say it isn't to do with their gear?

If players go south could be  psychological,a comfort and confidence level lost or altered- doesn"t take much, look at average round from the top ten to 50th

I agree with all you mentioned. But I don't think an equipment change can also be completely ruled out when a player loses form after a change. In fact changing tools could induce the problems you mentioned.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

View PostConrad1953, on 14 November 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

JD back to Dunlop

Where did you hear this?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

I Still have a Dunlop 56* wedge actually in use

I love it, for real.
run of the mill driver with stock shaft
a couple of outdated hybrids
shovel-ier shovels
wedges from same shovel company
some putter with a dead insert and
a hideous grip

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

View PostConrad1953, on 14 November 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

JD back to Dunlop

He last won on the PGA Tour when he was using Dunlop, so maybe not such a bad move.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:40 AM

i think the main reasons why the top pros switch equipment is money and performance..

they're not happy with what they're presently using or their equipment deal...or both!
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TEE XCG7 16.5* 4W/XCG7 21* 7W
Adams V4 3H/4H/5H/6H/7H
Adams V4 forged irons 6-PW,GW,SW,LW
HEAVY PUTTER mid-weight K4 putter
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