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#1 jtkgolf

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

Check out this link...I think he may be trying to avoid letting it out that he would like to try for one of the tours eventually. Pretty interesting. A little annoyed because I am still waiting for the G25 irons and 3 wood that i ordered.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

looks like a nice set of irons there Posted Imagehttp://ping.com/abou...g.aspx?id=15441

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

View Postron lefthanded holmes, on 30 January 2013 - 07:42 AM, said:

looks like a nice set of irons there Posted Image

Pouring salt in my wounds. They are nice tho.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Ewwwwwwwww. PING.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Phelps is a machine in the pool but I can assure you that the only "tour events" he will be playing are pro am's.  If he really wanted to get good he would skip this Haney nonsense and hit up Iteach ;-)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

View Postjtkgolf, on 30 January 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

Check out this link...I think he may be trying to avoid letting it out that he would like to try for one of the tours eventually. Pretty interesting. A little annoyed because I am still waiting for the G25 irons and 3 wood that i ordered.

http://www.usatoday....x-open/1875865/

I think he just really likes golf

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

Justin Timberlake is signed with Callaway, I see this as no different.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Just looking at those gives me the munchies.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

View PostJosh L., on 30 January 2013 - 09:38 AM, said:

Justin Timberlake is signed with Callaway, I see this as no different.

Agreed. Outside of the Haney Project,  he will play the role of the ambassador.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Too cool.  Great looking sticks.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

I like the red/white/blue theme. I can't wait to see the full WITB today when he plays in the Pro-Am.

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Just looking at those gives me the munchies.

lol, well played sir
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

View Postjtkgolf, on 30 January 2013 - 07:18 AM, said:

A little annoyed because I am still waiting for the G25 irons and 3 wood that i ordered.

Yeah, the dude strolled right up to the front of the line ;)
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

View PostHiSpeed48, on 30 January 2013 - 10:05 AM, said:

I like the red/white/blue theme. I can't wait to see the full WITB today when he plays in the Pro-Am.

That does look sharp. I imagine it is for special people only?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

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View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)

This post reads bitter.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

View PostBrianm423, on 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM, said:

View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)

MJ plays PING clubs.  It really chaps the Nike crew....

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

View Postmws92, on 30 January 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

View PostBrianm423, on 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM, said:

View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)

MJ plays PING clubs.  It really chaps the Nike crew....

Also how is it ridiculous?  It's part of marketing.  Visibility is never a bad thing.  It couldn't possibly be bad.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

View Postmws92, on 30 January 2013 - 11:33 AM, said:

View Postmws92, on 30 January 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

View PostBrianm423, on 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM, said:

View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)

MJ plays PING clubs.  It really chaps the Nike crew....

Also how is it ridiculous?  It's part of marketing.  Visibility is never a bad thing.  It couldn't possibly be bad.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Just another perk of being rich? and famous!!!


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

View Postmws92, on 30 January 2013 - 11:33 AM, said:

View Postmws92, on 30 January 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

View PostBrianm423, on 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM, said:

View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)

MJ plays PING clubs.  It really chaps the Nike crew....

Also how is it ridiculous?  It's part of marketing.  Visibility is never a bad thing.  It couldn't possibly be bad.

I understand the marketing aspect of it.  I just think it's silly since Phelps isn't making a living playing golf.  Why does he need an equipment sponsor?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Phelps was a great swimmer similar to how Charles Barkley was a great baller. I don't think Tiger is worried about Chuck overtaking him on the tour. Phelps may love golf, but golf loves no one. Just another pretty rich boy trying to occupy his time. Good luck to him, and I hope the door doesn't hit him on the butt. Lol.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

I've never been a fan of the way ping irons look, but these look very sharp. 👍

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

I know most on here thinks it's strange and dumb, but I get what Ping is doing here.  He is a world class athelete that has been compared to Michael Jordan in his sport.  He is recognized all over the world.  If he plans to play a lot of golf and play in Pro-Ams, it makes sense to have a guy like him sponsored. Especially now that the Pro-Ams are getting air time on the Golf Channel, and oh by the way the Haney Project,  This makes sense.  And I highly doubt Ping is shelling out a ton of money to Phelps like they are Bubba or Mahan.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

View PostMB Dirtyy, on 30 January 2013 - 04:00 PM, said:

I've never been a fan of the way ping irons look, but these look very sharp. 👍

Yeah, they do.

Wouldn't have known about them were it not for this. Phelps seemed very nice when I saw him eating with his friends at a place after 08. Very well mannered for a young crew.

Good job Ping marketing, I will hit them for sure.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

He is going to be shown for weeks on the golf channel with the Haney Project (that a lot of people watch).  Plus, he will play in most of the Pro/Ams that he can.  Smart move by PING, they will get a good bit of exposure.

It isn't about the person so much as it is about the presence.  I see a lot of tour players playing XXX club.  I don't drool over the person hitting them, I drool over how beautiful their clubs are and this will be no different.  I am not a huge PING fan, but those look fantastic.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Awesome!  I don't like Phelps that much.  Can't deny his success, but his overly large facial features make me wince. So this Ping signing is perfect, as their clubs make me wince.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

View PostBrianm423, on 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM, said:

View Posteyewipe, on 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

Unless there is an elite tour which rewards precision duck hooks it would appear he's just one of those fortunate celeb. types that walks into all the good stuff!

Good for him (insert sarcasm now).  I think it's kinda ridiculous that because you are a celebrity-athlete, you get all these perks like signing with a golf company because you happen to enjoy playing the sport.  Will Ping benefit from Michael Phelps having a Ping bag when he plays in random Pro-Ams?  Probably not, in my opinion.  I can understand former athletes who play golf recreationally, ie. Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, who probably get free clubs from their long -time sponsor, NIKE.  I highly doubt they are getting paid to PLAY Nike clubs.  I'd love to see what this Ping deal involves for Phelps.  Hey Ping, my HC is a million times better than Michael Phelps...how 'bout you pay me to play Ping when I play for fun on the weekends :)

Funny story about the Nike clubs and long time sponsors.  

Half of those guys pay for clubs.  They order them from the employee store and go over to a local pro shop to get fitted.  Good friend of mine has a pretty cool collection of signed stuff from pro athletes.

I thought the Phelps equipment deal was a joke.  Something that drives me nuts is why do all these celebs get free stuff? They've got the money to pay for it, give it to some kid who needs it. Why not take the money that they spent on Phelps and give that amount worth of clubs and balls to the 1st tee?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

NBC Sports signed Phelps to long term deal after the London Summer games. Phelps has always had a interest in golf so his presents at The Golf Channel was not much of a surprise. Phelps swims like a fish and is a likable celebrity but the part that will become tiresome is at every tournament that NBC airs we will see a short clip of Phelps playing in the Pro-Am where they will say Phelps has only been playing the game for a year and is a scratch handicap. He will be the equivalent of a male Holly Sonders.

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