Wilson Golf vs Harry Arnett & Callaway

bermele123bermele123 Members Posts: 1
edited Jan 23, 2015 in Golf Balls #1
Saw this on twitter... Its interesting that Callaways SVP of Marketing would attack Wilson publicly on Twitter. If you ask me it is not very classy and sounds like Callaway is scared of Wilson.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,306 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 23, 2015 #2
    Interesting. I do say I have both balls. The Wilson folks were nice enough to hand me plenty of samples. I'll compare them against each other on a warmer day. But I'm a little surprised. Harry doesn't usually jump into the fray in this manner. There has to be more to it than meets the eye. But fear? No. Competition for dollars from two marketing directors? Absolutely.
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  • trapsmv15trapsmv15 Plattsburgh, NYMembers Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Nobody should ever copy the Warbird, Harry. I wouldn't use that rock as my bragging point.

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  • TigerStrongTigerStrong Ack...Ack...Go Mr. McIver Banned Posts: 2,894
    I didn't read an attack...I read why the Callaway is better



    Guy loves his product...
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  • jwclubbiejwclubbie Members Posts: 1,180 ✭✭
    edited Jan 23, 2015 #5
    He is defending his product and company, no harm done here. This post is an exact example of how soft a$$ this world has become. Someone speaks his mind in a response, people call for his head.

    Get a grip.



    Oh, and welcome to golfwrx OP. Interesting that calling someone out like that is your first post. SMH.
  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJMembers Posts: 1,537 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The competition is great for the rest of us.
  • VNutzVNutz Members Posts: 6,270 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like he's taking the "any publicity is good publicity" approach. Doesn't surprise me given the amount of advertising they've had for this ball so far.
  • golfdad907golfdad907 Play fast, have fun Members Posts: 3,101
    jwclubbie wrote:


    He is defending his product and company, no harm done here. This post is an exact example of how soft a$$ this world has become. Someone speaks his mind in a response, people call for his head.

    Get a grip.



    Oh, and welcome to golfwrx OP. Interesting that calling someone out like that is your first post. SMH.




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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,306 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    VNutz wrote:


    Sounds like he's taking the "any publicity is good publicity" approach. Doesn't surprise me given the amount of advertising they've had for this ball so far.


    Bingo. They're both getting something out of it.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,785 ClubWRX
    NJpatbee wrote:


    The competition is great for the rest of us.




    As consumers of products, we benefit greatly from the "competition" between OEM's. If this pushes them to create new products that can help us as golfers, have at it. There wasn't anything personal in it. Back in the MCI days, AT&T was the target and nothing was off limits competitively.
  • double or triple?double or triple? Members Posts: 1,994 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it's great that Harry did not back down. He was prompting his company's new line of golf balls. Why isn't anyone posting against the Wilson Staff player? The guy mentions price consideration but he's on staff per his twitter description.
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    Twitter needs to die in a fire.
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  • abel88abel88 Members Posts: 86
    So what's better the duo or ss?? Duo spin looks interesting!
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,306 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    abel88 wrote:


    So what's better the duo or ss?? Duo spin looks interesting!


    Hopefully I'll tell you soon if we break 50 degrees! LOL
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,785 ClubWRX
    tbowles411 wrote:

    abel88 wrote:


    So what's better the duo or ss?? Duo spin looks interesting!


    Hopefully I'll tell you soon if we break 50 degrees! LOL




    TB are you going to share your experience from the PGA show?
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,306 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    tbowles411 wrote:

    abel88 wrote:


    So what's better the duo or ss?? Duo spin looks interesting!


    Hopefully I'll tell you soon if we break 50 degrees! LOL




    TB are you going to share your experience from the PGA show?


    Typing now!
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  • KYMARKYMAR Members Posts: 13,257 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    How is that exchange "Wilson golf vs Harry/callaway"? Looks like some fella named, appropriately enough, Dick trolled Harry's tweet and He responded accordingly. How did you possibly get "publicly attacking" out of that? People are so soft.
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  • Ping PantherPing Panther Members Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
    Looks like Wilson instigated...Harry simply defended his product. A couple good one liners from both sides. All in good fun. I prefer e6 anyway.
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  • Dscvrr St LouisDscvrr St Louis #CALLAWRX 12/12/12 & HOGAN Ft Worth ClubWRX Posts: 5,398 ✭✭
    KYMAR wrote:


    How is that exchange "Wilson golf vs Harry/callaway"? Looks like some fella named, appropriately enough, Dick trolled Harry's tweet and He responded accordingly. How did you possibly get "publicly attacking" out of that? People are so soft.




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  • playaplaya Members Posts: 8,744 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 25, 2015 #20
    VNutz wrote:


    Sounds like he's taking the "any publicity is good publicity" approach. Doesn't surprise me given the amount of advertising they've had for this ball so far.


    I think Robert Allenby has put paid to that well worn approach.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,306 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    KYMAR wrote:


    How is that exchange "Wilson golf vs Harry/callaway"? Looks like some fella named, appropriately enough, Dick trolled Harry's tweet and He responded accordingly. How did you possibly get "publicly attacking" out of that? People are so soft.




    So nice to see the Clown back...except for 5 year olds...nightmare central or those with Coulrophobia!!


    I does not like the clown!
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  • xxioxxio Members Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    KYMAR wrote:


    How is that exchange "Wilson golf vs Harry/callaway"? Looks like some fella named, appropriately enough, Dick trolled Harry's tweet and He responded accordingly. How did you possibly get "publicly attacking" out of that? People are so soft.




    People think this is such a big thing.



    My picture of Harry is a normal internet guy, who is a VP of a company who posts what he likes. People see him as a target, when he jabs back, People take it out on Callaway.



    If someone wanted to compare a ProV to a Wilson Duo of course the guy/guys playing the proV would be up an in arms, when in performance (if you need it) it really is comparing a Porsche to a lower level automobile.
  • YepyukonYepyukon Hinge + Hold Members Posts: 4,128 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I think it's great that Harry did not back down. He was prompting his company's new line of golf balls. Why isn't anyone posting against the Wilson Staff player? The guy mentions price consideration but he's on staff per his twitter description.




    That is what I don't get. The guy is on staff with Wilson, so he must be a decent player. Why the **** is he so worried about what he can afford ($20 v $40) when he is likely getting them for free...and why is he playing the duo as he alluded to in his post? It is a good ball, but if he is on staff I doubt it is the best Wilson ball for him.
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  • xxioxxio Members Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 25, 2015 #24
    Maybe that's why he's not on Tour. I bet he switches to the FG Tour and suddenly cracks the Top 50 OWGR.



    Wilson guy forgot to mention forged blades, wedges, woods, bags, shoes, gloves as things that Wilson made first.
  • tdk8180tdk8180 Members Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wilson balls are good, I just don't buy them.
  • The BeavThe Beav Members Posts: 430 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't see an attack here. Just an executive pumping his product... Nothing wrong with that.
  • nmanoles3nmanoles3 Members Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭
    The Wilson guy instigated the interaction. Harry's initial response was very respectful and frankly, correct. Once it was apparent Wilson guy was trolling, Harry kind of seems to not care.
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    I'm all for spirited debate...but the term "vs" in the title just doesn't fit...I was actually hoping for something much more adversarial based on the title...but alas - not much to see here...
  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,488 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    This just seemed like a back and forth ribbing from my point of view. It wouldn't even surprise me if these two guys know each other. I guess we all "read into people's comments" what we want to see. This wasn't anything more than a mild exchange. I give my friends a much harder time than that, and get it right back. I think "tone" and "intent" are really lost with typing/texting. I also have a very hard time understanding twitter; it is just not for me. I guess I am a little old school for a 44 year old.
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  • ladahlladahl Members Posts: 6,880 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wilson DUO will sell to the old Preceipt Laddy crowd and many more. I, personally, don't care for the DUO or the SuperSoft. THe Chrome Soft is not in the same catagory.
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,734 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 26, 2015 #31
    61 Majors!!



    No company, regardless of industry, product or service, has ever drop kicked and mishandled such a rich & storied legacy. I have used Wilson/Staff in grad business school cases and non-golfers who have researched the company for the case have come back and basically said, "WoW, how could a company with this history so badly drop the ball."



    LMAO, the best was a young Gal(non-golfer) who said, "WoW, Wilson makes the IBM of the '80s look like Berkshire Hathaway," lol.



    Yep, they sure did and these guys aren't much better.



    It's a **** shame!!



    Have a great week Gals & Guys image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



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