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Crazy rumor of the day: Justin Rose to Honma?

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  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members  1618WRX Points: 501Posts: 1,618 Platinum Tees
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    Wouldn't mind Rose gaming Honma's. They actually have a decently strong portfolio. Driver maybe a little less heralded, but their TW line is geared towards guys who don't need the gold 5 star badges with super high COR.
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  • KrazyTrain18KrazyTrain18 West CoastMembers  3273WRX Points: 240Handicap: 1.5Posts: 3,273 Titanium Tees
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    This rumor has started to grab my attention. I have a difficult time seeing Rose leaving TM when he's playing the most consistent golf in his career. Honma better be throwing some big money at him if this turns out to be true.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11130WRX Points: 913Posts: 11,130 Titanium Tees
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    This rumor has started to grab my attention. I have a difficult time seeing Rose leaving TM when he's playing the most consistent golf in his career. Honma better be throwing some big money at him if this turns out to be true.<br />
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    TaylorMade is in a tough spot, but you have to look at the next 5-10 years and that money is better spent on Rahm and other younger players now that TaylorMade actually has to make good business decisions and can’t sign everyone.
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  • averysdadaverysdad Members  1482WRX Points: 308Posts: 1,482 Platinum Tees
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    I’d think it would be a minimum club deal and I’m sure he can get essentially the same irons he has now with Honma branding. He’ll prob get to keep all those TM woods, the putter, and maybe even the ball. That dude hits it so pure he could probably break par with a 14 club package set.
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  • flushemflushem Members  2147WRX Points: 448Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,147 Platinum Tees
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    go out to shops and try Honma drivers. You SHALL have the second thought. Ounce by ounce, yard by yard. Amazing clubs.
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  • KrazyTrain18KrazyTrain18 West CoastMembers  3273WRX Points: 240Handicap: 1.5Posts: 3,273 Titanium Tees
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    Holy Moses wrote:
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    This rumor has started to grab my attention. I have a difficult time seeing Rose leaving TM when he's playing the most consistent golf in his career. Honma better be throwing some big money at him if this turns out to be true.<br />
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    TaylorMade is in a tough spot, but you have to look at the next 5-10 years and that money is better spent on Rahm and other younger players now that TaylorMade actually has to make good business decisions and can't sign everyone.<br />
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    From a TMAG perspective it makes sense, I think Rose would be better off without an equipment deal if TM doesn't resign him.
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  • PhilWhitUKPhilWhitUK Members  147WRX Points: 57Posts: 147 Fairways
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    In his interview yesterday he was asked why he is not playing the next tournament and he said it is for reasons that will “be apparent next year”. Sounds to me like he might be getting some time in with new clubs.....
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    i200 irons (5 to U)
    56 and 60 PM grind 2.0
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11130WRX Points: 913Posts: 11,130 Titanium Tees
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    PhilWhitUK wrote:
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    In his interview yesterday he was asked why he is not playing the next tournament and he said it is for reasons that will “be apparent next year”. Sounds to me like he might be getting some time in with new clubs.....<br />
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    So he’s not going to play the Hero World Challenge?
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  • PhilWhitUKPhilWhitUK Members  147WRX Points: 57Posts: 147 Fairways
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    The DP Tournament that ends the Race to Dubai. That is what I think he was asked about in the interview.
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    Cobra F9
    Cobra Speedzone fairway (5 wood head on 3 wood shaft)
    M6 hybrid
    i200 irons (5 to U)
    56 and 60 PM grind 2.0
    Odyssey 10

  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11130WRX Points: 913Posts: 11,130 Titanium Tees
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    PhilWhitUK wrote:
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    The DP Tournament that ends the Race to Dubai. That is what I think he was asked about in the interview.<br />
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    Ah. I love the tournament in South Africa, but the travel is crazy too.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4761WRX Points: 1,779Posts: 4,761 Titanium Tees
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    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/world-no-1-justin-rose-135500123.html<br />
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    As for those new clubs, Rose will start 2019 playing irons made by the Japanese company Honma Golf, although he will still use TaylorMade's ball and woods.
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  • getair23getair23 Members  2340WRX Points: 435Posts: 2,340 Platinum Tees
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    [background=transparent]“Where there's smoke, there's fire.”[/background]
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members  2585WRX Points: 302Posts: 2,585 Titanium Tees
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    wonder if he'll use blade or new 747vx
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  • flushemflushem Members  2147WRX Points: 448Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,147 Platinum Tees
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    it now is official. no longer a rumor.
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  • dropkickeddropkicked TorontoMembers  565WRX Points: 476Posts: 565 Golden Tee
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/golf/justin-rose-world-number-one-golf-european-tour-majors-sergio-garcia-honma-taylormade-video-a8618481.html<br />
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    "As for those new clubs, Rose will start 2019 playing irons made by the Japanese company Honma Golf, although he will still use TaylorMade's ball and woods."
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  • Bimmer1Bimmer1 Members  2551WRX Points: 102Posts: 2,551 Titanium Tees
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  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members  1611WRX Points: 213Posts: 1,611 Platinum Tees
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  • flushemflushem Members  2147WRX Points: 448Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,147 Platinum Tees
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    Need4spd wrote:
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    This is where I go for my golf news...<br />
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    https://www.barstool...39992961897697/<br />
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    by reading the article, I could see why it is called "barstool sports." I was one of the skeptics and the critics until I own one. Honma is darn good club maker. Of course, Honma will pay Rose lotta $$$. I am sure so has TM. Rose is KIng's trophy boy. We will witness Honma becoming a household name soon like many Asian companies.
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers  2571WRX Points: 780Handicap: 0.9Posts: 2,571 Titanium Tees
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    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.
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  • flushemflushem Members  2147WRX Points: 448Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,147 Platinum Tees
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    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.<br />
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    Casey won Valspar with Mizuno irons without contract. I see Casey going with Honma with enough $$$ on table. Molinari is another free agent.<br />
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    There are many free agents now in tour. Carpe Diem.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11130WRX Points: 913Posts: 11,130 Titanium Tees
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    Brian Katrek gives the board a HT again. Very nice.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members  29433WRX Points: 6,321Posts: 29,433 Titanium Tees
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    Another piece in the <br />
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    TW going<br />
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    Puzzle ; )
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members  2585WRX Points: 302Posts: 2,585 Titanium Tees
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    flushem wrote:
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    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.<br />
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    Casey won Valspar with Mizuno irons without contract. I see Casey going with Honma with enough $$$ on table. Molinari is another free agent.<br />
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    There are many free agents now in tour. Carpe Diem.<br />
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    IMO Honma Iron is better than Mizuno. Casey can do anything but I want Moli !!
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  • vanillafunk616vanillafunk616 Members  552WRX Points: 55Posts: 552 Golden Tee
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    getair23 wrote:
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    [background=transparent]“Where there's smoke, there's fire.”[/background]
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    Sounds ominous.
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members  1844WRX Points: 995Posts: 1,844 Platinum Tees
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    I've been aware of Honma since probably around 2000 and have seen their irons in person a few times over the years but only models that were cavity backs and kinda bulky looking to me. Just looked at their site and gotta say their newer irons look fantastic.
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members  7270WRX Points: 273Posts: 7,270 Titanium Tees
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    What is Honma? A new Korean car manufacturer?
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members  13161WRX Points: 1,026Handicap: 3.8Posts: 13,161 Titanium Tees
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    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.<br />
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    Is there something going on about Molinari and Honma or just suppositions?
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  • flushemflushem Members  2147WRX Points: 448Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,147 Platinum Tees
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    from this article, https://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2018/08/28/golf-clubs-equipment-free-agents-success.html<br />
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    Here are the list of BIG Name (equipment) free agents that Honma can reach out to or already is dealing with:
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    • Brooks Koepka<br />
    • Patrick Reed<br />
    • Frank Molinari<br />
    • Paul Casey<br />
    • Tommy Fleetwood<br />
    • Kevin Chappell<br />
    • Jason Dufner<br />
    • Kevin Na<br />
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    Please correct me if necessary.
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  • marmadukmarmaduk Members  430WRX Points: 305Handicap: my golf swingPosts: 430 Greens
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    I thought all the top talent like Els were going to ****-O clubs or is it pronounced XXOIOXXIOOOIXOOI ?
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  • marmadukmarmaduk Members  430WRX Points: 305Handicap: my golf swingPosts: 430 Greens
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    All jokes aside I’ve seeen many sets of Honma on the course. Not much golf (worth note) being played with them but it’s a status symbol. Expensive as **** and ugly as sin. Bling Bling. Like the Bentley SUV they get loaded into. FUGLY.
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    WITB: Epon, Ryoma, A-Grind, Yururi, Bettinardi
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    Trees may be 90% air but they're 100% angry.
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