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Crazy rumor of the day: Justin Rose to Honma?

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GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, Florida 2290WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,290
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Hoping this isn’t old news, but I heard from someone typically reliable on insider info when it comes to club contracts, that Justin Rose has signed a deal with Honma.



Silly season or crazier s*** has happened?
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Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
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  • getair23getair23  2150WRX Points: 333Members Posts: 2,150
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    Hopefully he pulls a Phil and switches out the entire bag for the Ryder Cup.
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  • mosesgolfmosesgolf  6926WRX Points: 254Members Posts: 6,926
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    Isn't Mark King the CEO of Honma now? Plausible that he recruits some Tour talent to come over
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 28983WRX Points: 5,476Members Posts: 28,983
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    I hope so.
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    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
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  • MitchellMitchell  5588WRX Points: 429Members Posts: 5,588
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    Would not surprise me at all.
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    Titleist 962b 2-pw s400 (dependent upon course, hybrid and fairways used)
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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, California 2097WRX Points: 299Members Posts: 2,097
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    Good for Honma if it’s true.
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  • ezpzezpz  478WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 478
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    Would be nice, Honma make some sweet hats too. About the only thing they make I can afford anyways
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, Florida 2290WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,290
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    getair23 wrote:
    Hopefully he pulls a Phil and switches out the entire bag for the Ryder Cup.




    Just as I finally purged this from my memory...
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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Bridgestone XS
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Iowa 19260WRX Points: 3,242ClubWRX Posts: 19,260
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    Tiger Woods to Benross - totally reliable source.
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  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey  6073WRX Points: 425Members Posts: 6,073
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    I heard this rumor from the Golf Channel.
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  • mallratmallrat  3097WRX Points: 301Members Posts: 3,097
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    A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.



    Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA
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  • oz dee ceeoz dee cee  507WRX Points: 93Members Posts: 507
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    I’ll go against the grain and say, “No way!”
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  • mallratmallrat  3097WRX Points: 301Members Posts: 3,097
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    To be fair to Honma, they do make a very nice mb and players cb
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  • nyrican52884nyrican52884  97WRX Points: 13Members Posts: 97
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
    Tiger Woods to Benross - totally reliable source.
    Lol
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OH 7259WRX Points: 562Members Posts: 7,259
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    mallrat wrote:


    A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.



    Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA




    Makes sense to me. TM exec that’s used to paying pros is running the show.



    I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.



    Have they ever paid Pros?
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  • DrudershDrudersh  2971WRX Points: 239ClubWRX Posts: 2,971
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    Drudersh to whatever catches his eye on the BST that week. Heard it from a friend who is 32% reliable.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3899WRX Points: 1,011Members Posts: 3,899
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    mallrat wrote:


    A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.



    Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA




    Makes sense to me. TM exec that’s used to paying pros is running the show.



    I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.



    Have they ever paid Pros?
    Appears they do.



    http://www.honmagolf.co.jp/en/team_honma/
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct  27823WRX Points: 3,918Members Posts: 27,823
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    I seen this guy with Honma clubs once at the Chelsea Piers.



    They were all gold and the guy was smoking and talking on the phone a lot in Japanese.



    He couldnt really play golf but



    He was kinda scary, actually.



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  • gunmetalgunmetal Idaho 1906WRX Points: 180Members Posts: 1,906
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    Makes perfect sense.



    1. Ascend to #1 in the world



    2. Change out entire bag



    3. Descend from #1



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  • Donovan84Donovan84  19WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 19
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    Wow, I think I'm fairly tuned into the golf world, and this is the first time I've ever heard of Honma Golf.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses  10712WRX Points: 580Members Posts: 10,712
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    Rose playing the best of his carrer and wants to switch? Dumb. He doesn’t need money.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3899WRX Points: 1,011Members Posts: 3,899
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    gunmetal wrote:


    Makes perfect sense.



    1. Ascend to #1 in the world



    2. Change out entire bag



    3. Descend from #1


    So what excuse do the players that have ascended to world number 1, left all of their clubs the same, the descended from number 1 have? Another daily typical WRX over reaction to something that might happen. This place never disappoints.
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  • fly787fly787 Las Vegas, Nevada and Europe 148WRX Points: 83Members Posts: 148
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    based on this: "High-end Honma has a minimal footprint in North America, but it seems King and company intend to change that. King, who oversaw impressive growth, experimentation, innovation, ever-shrinking product cycles, and glittering launches at TaylorMade says Honma is planning a major launch for January and plans to have a strong tour presence". I would expect Tour signings of some top talent asap...
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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy  2095WRX Points: 144Members Posts: 2,095
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    Makes sense. On this very site, there was an article about Honma planning to have professionals on staff as part of their new strategy with the former
    fly787 wrote:


    based on this: "High-end Honma has a minimal footprint in North America, but it seems King and company intend to change that. King, who oversaw impressive growth, experimentation, innovation, ever-shrinking product cycles, and glittering launches at TaylorMade says Honma is planning a major launch for January and plans to have a strong tour presence". I would expect Tour signings of some top talent asap...




    Yeah, makes sense with "plans to have a tour strong presence." With him playing so well, he'll be constantly on TV.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/525620/former-taylormade-ceo-mark-king-is-taking-over-at-honma/
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  • elwhippyelwhippy  3325WRX Points: 299Members Posts: 3,325
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    I imagine TM need to cut some costs but letting one of the best players on the planet go would seem a bit odd. Honma irons and hybrids are superb. Classic looks. But Rose is not the kind of player to shift hardware and Honma are a niche product outside Asia.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OH 7259WRX Points: 562Members Posts: 7,259
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    Donovan84 wrote:


    Wow, I think I'm fairly tuned into the golf world, and this is the first time I've ever heard of Honma Golf.




    Oh boy.....



    Come my little Newbie, and take Uncle WRX’s hand and let him lead you down the rabbit hole to the world of unknown, exotic, and obscure equipment.



    Soon you will discover all sorts of wonderful brands and boutique makers that you never knew about but suddenly have a need to explore and own.



    Be careful along the way, as your quest for the best and most interesting equipment will surely lead to your wallet becoming mysteriously lighter and your basement becoming full of “perfect” clubs that didn’t quite work out as expected.



    It’s an adventure....prepare yourself for the ride.
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    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
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    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
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  • notsohardnotsohard  735WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 735
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    Played Honma blades in the late 80's, beautiful club, they got stolen and then with insurance money went down the Wilson Rd starting with the 51's.
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  • rangersgoalierangersgoalie  1898WRX Points: 347Members Posts: 1,898
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    I still have some Honma Blades from the 90’s, including a set with custom squRe grooves they made for me



    Unbelievably nice clubs.......



    Have a number of persimmon drivers from back then as well.....they’ve always made great stuff imo
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  • gunmetalgunmetal Idaho 1906WRX Points: 180Members Posts: 1,906
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    grm24 wrote:

    gunmetal wrote:


    Makes perfect sense.



    1. Ascend to #1 in the world



    2. Change out entire bag



    3. Descend from #1


    So what excuse do the players that have ascended to world number 1, left all of their clubs the same, the descended from number 1 have? Another daily typical WRX over reaction to something that might happen. This place never disappoints.




    Relax my man. It was mostly in jest.
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  • miboymiboy  670WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 670
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    If they are trying to break into the US market should be a good move.

    Honman has some players in the LPGA under contract.
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