Crazy rumor of the day: Justin Rose to Honma?

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  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    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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    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

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  • KrazyTrain18KrazyTrain18 Members Posts: 3,182 ✭✭
    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 Posts: 10,480 ✭✭


    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.




    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 Posts: 1,210 ✭✭
    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.
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,626 ✭✭
    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 Members Posts: 3,182 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:



    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.




    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.




    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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    712U 2I (DG S300)
    714 AP2 4-W (DG S300)
    SM6 (50-54-58) (DG S200)
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 (Studio Select)
    TP5
  • PhilWhitUKPhilWhitUK Members Posts: 107
    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.....
    WITB:
    M4 driver, 3 and 5 wood
    G25 4 hybrid
    i200 irons
    TM Spider Tour
    MD4 50 & 54 with 58 PM grind
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,480 ✭✭
    PhilWhitUK wrote:


    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.....




    So he’s not going to play the Hero World Challenge?
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  • PhilWhitUKPhilWhitUK Members Posts: 107
    The DP Tournament that ends the Race to Dubai. That is what I think he was asked about in the interview.
    WITB:
    M4 driver, 3 and 5 wood
    G25 4 hybrid
    i200 irons
    TM Spider Tour
    MD4 50 & 54 with 58 PM grind
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,480 ✭✭
    PhilWhitUK wrote:


    The DP Tournament that ends the Race to Dubai. That is what I think he was asked about in the interview.




    Ah. I love the tournament in South Africa, but the travel is crazy too.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,193 ✭✭
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/world-no-1-justin-rose-135500123.html



    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.
  • getair23getair23 Members Posts: 1,986 ✭✭
    [background=transparent]“Where there's smoke, there's fire.”[/background]
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭
    wonder if he'll use blade or new 747vx
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,626 ✭✭
    it now is official. no longer a rumor.
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  • dropkickeddropkicked TorontoMembers Posts: 493 ✭✭
    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/golf/justin-rose-world-number-one-golf-european-tour-majors-sergio-garcia-honma-taylormade-video-a8618481.html





    "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."
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,534 ✭✭
    In the Hoofer

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    TaylorMade M2 15° Aldila ROGUE Silver 110 M.S.I. 70X
    TaylorMade RSi TP UDI #2 KBS TOUR Hybrid Prototype 95X
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,626 ✭✭
    Need4spd wrote:


    This is where I go for my golf news...



    https://www.barstool...39992961897697/




    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 Posts: 1,846 ✭✭
    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.
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    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,626 ✭✭
    edited Nov 7, 2018 #171


    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.




    Casey won Valspar with Mizuno irons without contract. I see Casey going with Honma with enough $$$ on table. Molinari is another free agent.



    There are many free agents now in tour. Carpe Diem.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,480 ✭✭
    Brian Katrek gives the board a HT again. Very nice.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,619 ✭✭
    Another piece in the



    TW going



    #1



    Puzzle ; )
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭
    flushem wrote:



    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.




    Casey won Valspar with Mizuno irons without contract. I see Casey going with Honma with enough $$$ on table. Molinari is another free agent.



    There are many free agents now in tour. Carpe Diem.




    IMO Honma Iron is better than Mizuno. Casey can do anything but I want Moli !!
  • vanillafunk616vanillafunk616 Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    getair23 wrote:


    [background=transparent]“Where there's smoke, there's fire.”[/background]





    Sounds ominous.
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,362 ✭✭
    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.
  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members Posts: 7,176 ✭✭
    What is Honma? A new Korean car manufacturer?
  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,685 ✭✭


    We knew Rose, now waiting to see if they land Casey and Molinari as well.




    Is there something going on about Molinari and Honma or just suppositions?
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,626 ✭✭
    from this article, https://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2018/08/28/golf-clubs-equipment-free-agents-success.html



    Here are the list of BIG Name (equipment) free agents that Honma can reach out to or already is dealing with:
    • Brooks Koepka
    • Patrick Reed
    • Frank Molinari
    • Paul Casey
    • Tommy Fleetwood
    • Kevin Chappell
    • Jason Dufner
    • Kevin Na


    Please correct me if necessary.
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  • marmadukmarmaduk Members Posts: 169 ✭✭
    I thought all the top talent like Els were going to ****-O clubs or is it pronounced XXOIOXXIOOOIXOOI ?
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  • marmadukmarmaduk Members Posts: 169 ✭✭
    edited Nov 10, 2018 #181
    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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