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Ummm... Rory's new big Nike endorsement

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#1 6thFairway

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

"I think all the manufacturers make great equipment nowadays and it's all very similar - a lot of them get their clubs made at the same factories. I don't think it will make any difference."

http://sports.yahoo....9246--golf.html

Hard to say they won't make a difference, then come back in a commercial and talk about what a difference they will make.   ha ha ha.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

View Postjwrogers, on 20 November 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

"I think all the manufacturers make great equipment nowadays and it's all very similar - a lot of them get their clubs made at the same factories. I don't think it will make any difference."

http://sports.yahoo....9246--golf.html

Hard to say they won't make a difference, then come back in a commercial and talk about what a difference they will make.   ha ha ha.

He has a point. The guys that know that are WRX members and the ones who don't, likely will never read that anyway. The general public has a short memory. Sheeple effect I guess.

Edited by jon2, 20 November 2012 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

I'd like to know what clubs he will be bagging going into 2013.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

He is right you know...  Everything tour wise is only coming out of 2 or 3 places.  It comes down to some design, but mainly the skill of the golfer.  That being said, this will probably blow over the heads of about 99% of golfers anyway.  I wouldn't have known what he said until I read the article.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Mt. Doom churns out a lot of blanks, you guys.

Edited by Vindog, 20 November 2012 - 01:05 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

Come on man......

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

all clubs are made in same factory?  i've never known this.....is there any links - proof?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

I think he said 2 or 3 factories. Its hard to figure out what the names of them are by just doing an internet search though. I think its something you have to be "in the know" about.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

View Postsaggysag, on 20 November 2012 - 01:13 PM, said:

all clubs are made in same factory?  i've never known this.....is there any links - proof?

View PostVindog, on 20 November 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

Mt. Doom churns out a lot of blanks, you guys.

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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 20 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

But... but... new Srixon ball brought Bradley to the next level right??

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

Yeah, you probably aren't correct.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

ENDO, MUIRA, KYOEI.....and CHINA, lol.  Endo and Muira are still considered the top of the heap though....

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

View Postslicktry, on 20 November 2012 - 01:59 PM, said:

ENDO, MUIRA, KYOEI.....and CHINA, lol.  Endo and Muira are still considered the top of the heap though....

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Truth. Though Kyoei is up there too.  The end all be all IMO?  Endo.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

Do you really believe this stuff you write?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........
wanna bet?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Muira does not forge clubs for other companies any more. Actually have not for a while now.  At least according to him.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Rory plays 712MB's, it won't be too hard for Nike to source custom forged blanks and a milling machine.  Seriously.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

Stewart Cink, to the courtesy phone please.   Stewart Cink to the courtesy phone.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

View Postjwrogers, on 20 November 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

Stewart Cink, to the courtesy phone please.   Stewart Cink to the courtesy phone.

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Stewart Cink never won a major.
He simply was the only player who did not understand that everybody else wanted Tom Watson to win another one.

Edited by avrag, 20 November 2012 - 03:29 PM.

I see a gap. There definitely is a gap.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

I can see it with everything...but not the putter. Scotty Cameron makes the best in the world for the best in the world. We saw it with Woods, same with Rors. Anything can happen, but I would be honestly shocked to see the Cameron dismissed.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

I would go so far as to say for $250 Million I could play a driver with a red swoosh on the crown too.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

View Postavrag, on 20 November 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:

View Postjwrogers, on 20 November 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:

View PostBirdman of Alcatraz, on 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:

He'll never win a Major if he bags 14 Nike Clubs, a career is about to spiral into nothing. Even Tiger ain't the same without his Scotty.........

Stewart Cink, to the courtesy phone please.   Stewart Cink to the courtesy phone.

http://blogs.golf.co...golf-clubs.html

Stewart Cink never won a major.
He simply was the only player who did not understand that everybody else wanted Tom Watson to win another one.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

View PostTheDarkOne, on 20 November 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:

Scotty Cameron makes the best in the world for the best in the world. We saw it with Woods ... Anything can happen ...

I know. Like how Woods' putting went totally in the crapper with the Scotty Cameron before he switched to something else. Who wouldda thunk?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Forget the clubs ... I bet his main problem will be the ball switch ... Ask ANY "real TOUR" rep how hard a ball change is

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

View PostROBOPTI, on 20 November 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

Forget the clubs ... I bet his main problem will be the ball switch ... Ask ANY "real TOUR" rep how hard a ball change is

That would be true if it was any other company but nike has about 20 different prototype golf balls that aren't released to the public, and will custom make a ball for him if needed.  That's is what they do for Tiger.  He plays a older nike core with a softer cover.

As for equipment: Nike irons are endo forged in general. A blade is a blade and nike's are very good.  Wedges, he will get what ever he wants for shape and grind (nike wedges are also very good but no one plays them so no one knows this).  Woods will be the harder part.  He will be force to change the driver but I don't see that being such a big deal as he just changed to the 913, so a quick change won't do much.  I could see an issue with the 3 and 5 wood as they are older model Titleist clubs so nike may let him keep them in the bag.  As for the putter probably the same deal as Tiger.  He can use his current one as long as he want but once he switches it has to be to nike.  And even that isn't a big deal because the methods are pretty good and he will get what every head shape he wants.

Prediction, slow start, pulls it together by the masters for a top 10, wins 4 or 5 times and 2 top threes at majors with maybe 1 win.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

View PostTheDarkOne, on 20 November 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:

I can see it with everything...but not the putter. Scotty Cameron makes the best in the world for the best in the world. We saw it with Woods, same with Rors. Anything can happen, but I would be honestly shocked to see the Cameron dismissed.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

"I think all the manufacturers make great equipment nowadays ..."

I've been saying this for a long time, but no one ever started a thread about it. :-)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

View PostSean2, on 20 November 2012 - 07:08 PM, said:

"I think all the manufacturers make great equipment nowadays ..."

I've been saying this for a long time, but no one ever stared a thread about it. :-)
You're vindicated. ;)

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