Snoopy, on 28 February 2013 - 01:57 AM, said:
Well, let start by saying , this is not absolute , but I would pretty much believe it.
I work at a country club in Michigan.
I am the evening manager at said club
The Golf Operations manager is with Nike, and has been for quite sometime. We always get every limited run Nike golf thing available. I believe there still are some left overs from all the majors editions from 2012 in the shop now.
I asked him about the new TW's, because like most of you buy or wait?
He said in June, a new version will come out. But it is just more of a modified version of the current shoe. With the main changes being a mod done to the sole , and in more colors. Very similar to the lunar controls. And then most likely in the fall a shoe line based of the TW Free concept , but without the TW branding.
He went on to say that the TW13 is still in production because of its popularity. He expects a price drop of maybe 15-20% of what it is at now. He also went on to say that Nike will reduce the amount of shoe models it carries going forward. They want to be looked at as a "pro" club and apparel producer. Then only selling the pro gear and marketing it as you using the exact same stuff as the Nike golf staff does. Very clever.
So believe me or not, this is all true
Ok so exactly what is said here is what I was saying all along in other posts for the most part....the TW 13's are still selling like hotcakes! There is no TW 14 coming in june, and minor changes and color adds are not a new shoe that will be a TW 14 Label. Then in Fall....most likely mid fall like i said, you will see a new shoe....now your theory of it being not a branded TW is different then the sources I have spoke with. So you have pretty much said the same thing I have been trying to say, The authorized dealer I spoke with who met with his Nike rep though I must say are a way bigger Nike account then a country club, no offense, they are carrying 600-900k dollars worth of inventory at all times! I do not know of any country club carrying that or even having the capability to do so! Your facts though are very similar to the Nike rep that told my authorized dealer I get equipment from, as well as the People I know in Nike. If only I could say names some arguing with me would be quick to not say a peep! Simple though .....TW 13's....selling still very very well, adding colors or changing an insole would be the smartest thing to do before ever changing the shoe as many have requested different colors to drop in the TW 13! I will say this though to someone who made a comment, there are some people that are members on here that are not your average people and you may think someone is just talking, but I have already met some people that are on here as members, and you would never guess how plugged into the TOUR world they are and the inside world of stuff most normal people have no clue about! I could tell you about a new Taylor Made putter that is Forged milled faced based off of a Japanese Ghost putter that will be released in the next 3 months or so and what it will retail for but it is nothing compared to the forged process the Japanese version is and not made the same! A lot of people on here are pretty connected from my findings is you find the right people....they are not going to put a sign up stating that though!
Edited by Str8Shot, 28 February 2013 - 03:26 AM.