Crazy rumor of the day: Justin Rose to Honma?

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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,823 ✭✭

    iBanesto wrote:


    Rose to rock this hat and a 10 iron would be cool.







    Screen-Shot-2018-02-08-at-11.44.04-630x473.jpg




    Honma irons used to go to 11...





    What's that MacGregor 2 iron doing in there? Hahaha
  • summerofsummerof Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
    That's there in case he had to butter his toast
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,191 ✭✭
    4rheel wrote:


    iBanesto wrote:


    Rose to rock this hat and a 10 iron would be cool.







    Screen-Shot-2018-02-08-at-11.44.04-630x473.jpg




    Honma irons used to go to 11...





    What's that MacGregor 2 iron doing in there? Hahaha




    God knows. I'm not even sure what the 3i is in there for.





    I sometimes practise with it.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,471 ✭✭
    The Tour World series from Honma are seriously good players clubs and the woods have a similar look from address to lots of classic Taylormade stuff like the r500 series.
    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji TS 8.0
    Taylormade V Steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
    Needs to dump Foley too
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9 Tour AD MT 6
    3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7
    Utility: Srixon Z U65 3/19 Tour AD DI
    Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-9 Tour V
    Wedges: SM7 46F, 50F, 54F, and 60K KBS Tour
    Putter: SC Newport 3
    Ball: AVX/ProV1
  • jojjoj Members Posts: 134 ✭✭
    gatorMD wrote:
    Needs to dump Foley too




    Golf in general needs to dump Foley
  • moko jumbymoko jumby Members Posts: 16


    Seems like if this is true it would be irons only. Can't imagine him playing Honma woods. I can't imagine it would have that much impact on his game if he just switched his irons and bag. I think most would argue that honma irons would be a step up from taylormade. Talking about the serious players irons, not the bejeweled nonsense. He could stick with Taylormade woods.




    This is a pretty strange comment considering the number 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 11 and 13 golfers in the world play exclusively TaylorMade clubs (and 3 uses their driver and fairway wood)
  • irvnastyirvnasty Members Posts: 239 ✭✭
    One of the strangest moments of my life was encountering a left-handed Honma hybrid at a demo day.



    It was very nice, and had me intrigued, but I am deeply in love with the squishy-yet-explosive feel of the Mizuno JPX 850 wave-sole.
    Taylormade 2016 M2 9º (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board).
    Mizuno JPX 850 3w 15º (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi)
    Mizuno JPX 850 3h 19º (Fujikura Motore Speeder).
    Adams Dhy 21º (Aldila Tour Blue nxt Gen)
    Srixon z565 (5-PW, NS Pro Modus3 130)
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 (50º, 54º, 58º, NS Pro WV115)
    Ping B60 Scottsdale TR
    Callaway Chrome Soft
  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    I've played their 737 tw v series irons and they were as good as anyone elses....have heard the mb is really good....never played their woods



    Have heard a year or so ago they're trying to make a bigger presence in US...



    it's not the clubs per se its gonna be 1st the money contract and 2 the support he can get to dial in specs or whatever he needs....



    Doesn't seem that far fetched to me...seen crazier things in professional athletes....guess will have to wait and see.....



    There's hacks playing huge TM SGI irons as well so just because they ain't gold and dont cost 20k doesn't matter.....they found a market rich fuks would pay and they rolled wit it



    They have been around longer than TM and now have the guy who skyrocketed that co...who knows
  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life “Don’t bother me with your pettiness” Lake Placid, N.Y. Whiteface G.C.ClubWRX Posts: 2,323 ✭✭
    joj wrote:

    gatorMD wrote:
    Needs to dump Foley too




    Golf in general needs to dump Foley



    joj wrote:

    gatorMD wrote:
    Needs to dump Foley too




    Golf in general needs to dump Foley




    He needs this Foley, lol....
    PING 400 Max and a Bag full of PXG’s.......
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    “Check your Ego at the Club House and Play the Correct Tees”
  • sos7sos7 Members Posts: 105 ✭✭
    Txg Golf alluded to a big name TM guy leaving this year . Should be an interesting offseason
  • Paul Stewart JonesPaul Stewart Jones ..... Members Posts: 815
    Well BenRoss do own the Bridgestone ball franchises in Europe so ...It could happen 😂😂😂😂😂





    Hawkeye77 wrote:
    Tiger Woods to Benross - totally reliable source.
    Lol
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,823 ✭✭
    Bored here at work ... Lol
  • myurick2myurick2 Members Posts: 134
    I don't know if any of you have read any of Tom Wishon's books, but he convincingly makes the point that tour players clubs aren't anything like the retail models you can actually buy. It's like comparing the Camaro in your garage to the Camaro Jeff Gordon races. For example, you can't buy Tiger's clubs at retail. From what I can see, Rose plays custom ground forged blades, just like Tiger. I'm pretty sure any reasonable club company would have someone on their tour staff that could fit Rose with a similar set of blades and he could have them ground and weighted to his preference. An exception would be when the company is paying a player to play a completely different type of club than the player had been playing, like Payne Stewart or Lee Janzsen. Both of those guys seemed to struggle moving from blades to cast cavity backs for big money. Not sure what happened with Sergio this year, but he looked pretty good at the Ryder Cup. If Rose does switch, I don't anticipate that he will have any problems. I'm sure he knows what he likes and needs, and Honma is an established company with a tour staff in place.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭
    Mitchell wrote:


    The Tour World series from Honma are seriously good players clubs and the woods have a similar look from address to lots of classic Taylormade stuff like the r500 series.




    Agreed. Their TW series are really nice. I enjoy hitting them, and one of my mini tour friends uses them.



    Their woods are very underrated. Hit them during a demo day, and they went extremely long and straight; I liked them better than some of the bigger brand names at the same demo day image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members Posts: 996 ✭✭

    4rheel wrote:


    iBanesto wrote:


    Rose to rock this hat and a 10 iron would be cool.







    Screen-Shot-2018-02-08-at-11.44.04-630x473.jpg




    Honma irons used to go to 11...





    What's that MacGregor 2 iron doing in there? Hahaha




    God knows. I'm not even sure what the 3i is in there for.





    I sometimes practise with it.


    It's clear the club owner only did chip and putt. Rest of the set looks immaculate not even bag chatter.
    TM M4 Driver 10.5
    TM M4 3 wood 16
    4H (22) Aeroburner TP
    Mizuno MP-15 4, 5 iron, Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno MP-5 6-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
    Wedges Mizuno T7 50, 56, 60
    Honma HP 1002

    Alternate set:
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9.5, Nike VR Pro 4-PW DG x100, Titleist AP2 712 DG x100 4-P, Callaway Jaws X Series CC Wedges 52 56 60, , Odyssey Arm Lock Putter, Gauge Design Eldik Putter with Superstroke Fatso 5
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,191 ✭✭
    Golfjack wrote:


    4rheel wrote:


    iBanesto wrote:


    Rose to rock this hat and a 10 iron would be cool.







    Screen-Shot-2018-02-08-at-11.44.04-630x473.jpg




    Honma irons used to go to 11...





    What's that MacGregor 2 iron doing in there? Hahaha




    God knows. I'm not even sure what the 3i is in there for.





    I sometimes practise with it.


    It's clear the club owner only did chip and putt. Rest of the set looks immaculate not even bag chatter.




    Actually, when I bought them early last year (or late 2016; can't remember), they looked almost brand new, which is astonishing since they were released in the late 80s. I half-wondered if they had been refinished. I've played with them 3 or 4 times (carts only), and taken them to the range (mats), so they have some chatter now. Cast, not forged, but very soft steel.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,823 ✭✭

    Mitchell wrote:


    The Tour World series from Honma are seriously good players clubs and the woods have a similar look from address to lots of classic Taylormade stuff like the r500 series.




    Agreed. Their TW series are really nice. I enjoy hitting them, and one of my mini tour friends uses them.



    Their woods are very underrated. Hit them during a demo day, and they went extremely long and straight; I liked them better than some of the bigger brand names at the same demo day image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    The older TW727 3w is the best fairway metal I've ever had! Stopped my search for a 3w dead in its track and I had quite a lot of them. For some reason, the stock Vizard YZ75 shaft just works for me (anti-left). Such an underrated fairway metal and shaft.



    I'm looking forward to their new line in 2019.
  • daniel32293daniel32293 Members Posts: 480 ✭✭
    A source of mine in TM told me that Rose isn't the only Englishman joining Honma.. an equipment free agent from last year will be joining him.
    Taylormade M3 8.5*- Graphite Design AD-BB 6x
    Taylormade M3 15* - Graphite Design AD-DI 7x
    Callaway Epic 20* - Fujikura Tour Atmos 9x
    Taylormade 790 2i - GD AD DI 95x
    Taylormade 790 4i - DG TI x100
    Srixon 765 5-7i - DG TI x100.
    Srixon 965 8-P - DG TI x100
    Titleist SM6 50 & 55 - DG TI x100
    Taylormade HiToe 60 - DG TI x100
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport - 35"
  • hogan1hogan1 Members Posts: 79
    Heard the same thing today from a European challenge tour player. That Rose has signed a 13 club agreement with Honma.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,191 ✭✭


    A source of mine in TM told me that Rose isn't the only Englishman joining Honma.. an equipment free agent from last year will be joining him.




    Tommy Fleetwood??
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Members Posts: 909 ✭✭
    Changing putters to Directed Force!

































    JK totally made that up but it would be cool. I read a while back somewhere he was interested in trying one out
    Taylormade M3 8.5* - Tensei Pro Orange 70TX / Cobra F9 9* Avalance - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Deep Face 14* - Tensei Blue 90TX
    Hybrid / Driving Iron - TBD
    Srixon 745 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130x softstepped 1x
    Vokey 50* F Grind - KBS C Taper 130
    Vokey Wedgeworks 54V grind - KBS C Taper 130
    Vokey Wedgeworks 60K, low bounce - KBS C Taper 130
    Evnroll ER1.2 Armlock w/ Stability Shaft
  • DrudershDrudersh ClubWRX Posts: 2,916 ClubWRX
    Just heard that John Daly is ditching Marlboro Red's and switching to Pall Malls.
    Ping G 10.5 Tour 65s
    Ping G 14.5 Tour 80x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3 Iron AD DI 95x
    Ping Anser Forged Project X 6.0
    Ping Glide 50*SS, 54*SS, 58*SS Project X 6.0
    Odyssey Versa 2-Ball
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,114 ✭✭
    Honma clubs were winning majors in the early 70s...If my source is correct Trevino used a Honma driver when he beat Jacklin...who was also using Honma woods despite being contracted to Dunlop. Getting him to change ball could be more of an issue.
  • TinkerGolfManTinkerGolfMan Tinker Golf Man Members Posts: 1,214 ✭✭
    I've heard these murmurs also! Also have heard he might sign a Cleveland Wedge deal.
    TaylorMade 2019 M1 9°, Aldila Rogue 110, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Midsize
    Bomb Tech 3 Wood Fairway 15°, Oban Devotion, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Nike Golf Vapor Speed 5 Wood Fairway 19°, Fujikura 73 Tour Spec, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Mizuno JPX 919/ 4-6 Forged Irons /7-PW Tour Irons, KBS C-Taper, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Artisan Golf ★ custom 50°, 54°, 58°, Nippon Modus 120 Wedge, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4
    Titleist Scotty Cameron 2016 Select Newport 2, SC Custom Shop work: Black Refinish, High-Buff shaft band, Yellow School Bus SC Matador, Face/Weight Stamps.
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    8 club deal.
    PXG 0811X Gen2 9deg Driver - AD-GP 7TX
    PXG 0341X Gen2 15deg Fairway - AD-GP 8TX
    PXG 0311X Gen2 1 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
    PXG 0311X Gen2 3 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
    PXG 0311T Gen2 4-PW - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 51 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 56 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Zulu 61 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG Brandon H - 34.5”
    PXG Operator H - 34.5”
    Toulon Indianapolis - 34.5”
    PXG 50/50 Staff Bag
    Bridgestone Tour B X

    KaBoom Baby!
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,391 ✭✭


    8 club deal.




    An 8 club deal



    An 8 club deal





  • daniel32293daniel32293 Members Posts: 480 ✭✭



    A source of mine in TM told me that Rose isn't the only Englishman joining Honma.. an equipment free agent from last year will be joining him.




    Tommy Fleetwood??




    Wasn’t told who but was told they’re both done deals
    Taylormade M3 8.5*- Graphite Design AD-BB 6x
    Taylormade M3 15* - Graphite Design AD-DI 7x
    Callaway Epic 20* - Fujikura Tour Atmos 9x
    Taylormade 790 2i - GD AD DI 95x
    Taylormade 790 4i - DG TI x100
    Srixon 765 5-7i - DG TI x100.
    Srixon 965 8-P - DG TI x100
    Titleist SM6 50 & 55 - DG TI x100
    Taylormade HiToe 60 - DG TI x100
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport - 35"
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,462 ✭✭
    What’s in the switch for Rose? TM going to drop him? More money with Honma?
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 15* (DI-7X)
    Ping i20 3 (DI-95S), 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
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