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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, Florida 2290WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,290
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    ^^ So you'd think Justin Rose will likely be playing the Honma Hong Kong Open 2019.




    Depends on the contract. I would find it hard to believe he wasn’t at least required to make an appearance.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses  10712WRX Points: 580Members Posts: 10,712
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    ^^ So you'd think Justin Rose will likely be playing the Honma Hong Kong Open 2019.




    Depends on the contract. I would find it hard to believe he wasn’t at least required to make an appearance.




    100% chance he is. He’s played this event in the past, surprised he’s not there this year.
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  • dropkickeddropkicked Toronto 493WRX Points: 422Members Posts: 493
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    I'd wager on him playing in that new PGA event that was announced taking place in Japan, next year.
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  • ThayneilThayneil  584WRX Points: 80Members Posts: 584
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    gunmetal wrote:

    GoGoErky wrote:



    Rose is no different for me than Koepka, they should both move the needle, but either their team or their club sponsor has literally no idea how to brand and market them.




    Koepka doesn't care and once he's off the course he's in his own world. Rose outside of the UK doesn't resonate with fans and has a rep for being a ****. On the UK side many bigger names for fans to care about




    Nope.



    Quite the opposite actually.




    Rose is one of the nicest and intelligent guys out there



    Far from being a Dush Bag



    That maybe another golfer called Donald>

    Holy Moses wrote:


    ^^ So you'd think Justin Rose will likely be playing the Honma Hong Kong Open 2019.




    Depends on the contract. I would find it hard to believe he wasn't at least required to make an appearance.




    100% chance he is. He's played this event in the past, surprised he's not there this year.




    Probably contract doesnt start until 2019
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  • clichecliche  776WRX Points: 87Members Posts: 776
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    so this just in.

    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.
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  • flushemflushem  1900WRX Points: 354Members Posts: 1,900
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    cliche wrote:


    so this just in.

    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.




    the golf world will get curiouser and curiouser
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  • MaximilianMaximilian  1471WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 1,471
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    cliche wrote:


    so this just in.

    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.


    And after ten minutes of talking with Reed, they told him thanks for visiting and they’ll stay in touch. Maybe have lunch some time if they’re ever in the same area.



    Just kidding.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984  5624WRX Points: 1,086Members Posts: 5,624
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    It will be interesting to see what Rose turns up with this week at the Hero.



    I get that his TM contract is likely not up until the end of the year but Sergio's contract with TM was not up until the end of 2017 but there was with Callaway gear in the bag being used before calendar hit 2018.
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  • EricWGolfEricWGolf  706WRX Points: 382Members Posts: 706
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    MattyO1984 wrote:


    It will be interesting to see what Rose turns up with this week at the Hero.



    I get that his TM contract is likely not up until the end of the year but Sergio's contract with TM was not up until the end of 2017 but there was with Callaway gear in the bag being used before calendar hit 2018.




    That’s because TaylorMade released Sergio, at Sergio’s request, before his contract expired. Of course, it’s possible that they could do the same for Rose.
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  • the bishopthe bishop  3598WRX Points: 499Members Posts: 3,598
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    EricWGolf wrote:

    MattyO1984 wrote:


    It will be interesting to see what Rose turns up with this week at the Hero.



    I get that his TM contract is likely not up until the end of the year but Sergio's contract with TM was not up until the end of 2017 but there was with Callaway gear in the bag being used before calendar hit 2018.




    That’s because TaylorMade released Sergio, at Sergio’s request, before his contract expired. Of course, it’s possible that they could do the same for Rose.


    They gotta get their mileage out of those TP5 ball commercials where the entire TM Staff Team is there bombing it (except Rose, but he's hanging around in the background).
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  • averysdadaverysdad  1323WRX Points: 184Members Posts: 1,323
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    I’m sending this next one! Stop it! How do you get that distance out of that body? Hot dang I’m tired of that commercial.
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  • Lancj1Lancj1  925WRX Points: 91Members Posts: 925
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    I’ve seen the Justin Rose athlete branded TP 5 at 25% reduction today
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  • the bishopthe bishop  3598WRX Points: 499Members Posts: 3,598
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    Lancj1 wrote:


    I’ve seen the Justin Rose athlete branded TP 5 at 25% reduction today


    And I've just learned there is such a thing.
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, Scotland 3109WRX Points: 995Members Posts: 3,109
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    cliche wrote:


    so this just in.

    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.




    It's always surprised me that the Japanese club manufacturers haven't recruited PGA Tour/ET players much in the past, a change in strategy?!
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Iowa 19260WRX Points: 3,242ClubWRX Posts: 19,260
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    Lots of news reports and Rose hinted at it, but is there an "official" press release out there from Homna/Rose/TM? I know it's happening, but not sure it's "official" other than all the outlets reporting the same rumor. Guessing he's waiting until the end of the year and the contract is really over out of respect for the relationship and, of course, the terms of the contract. Did some looking, but so far just keep finding the same stuff, just reported by a bunch of different folks.
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses  10712WRX Points: 580Members Posts: 10,712
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Lots of news reports and Rose hinted at it, but is there an "official" press release out there from Homna/Rose/TM? I know it's happening, but not sure it's "official" other than all the outlets reporting the same rumor. Guessing he's waiting until the end of the year and the contract is really over out of respect for the relationship and, of course, the terms of the contract. Did some looking, but so far just keep finding the same stuff, just reported by a bunch of different folks.




    Can’t make it official until January 1
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy...  13115WRX Points: 986Members Posts: 13,115
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses  10712WRX Points: 580Members Posts: 10,712
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    10 club deal...I still wonder if Rose uses the Honma driver out of the gate. “Rose is expected to play the driver.”
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar  1874WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 1,874
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    He may stick with the woods in the first instance, especially as he's not found one of their fairways that he's happy with yet. It'll be interesting for sure.
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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway over 2424WRX Points: 361Members Posts: 2,424
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    Maybe this will make Honma more available in the US?
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  • aliikanealiikane  1685WRX Points: 157Members Posts: 1,685
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    It will be interesting to see how he plays this year. Changing the entire bag to new equipment manufacture is a big change not mention Honma clubs are almost polar opposite to Taylormade clubs.
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  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC  1680WRX Points: 458Members Posts: 1,680
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    Good for him. Will be interested how he plays. I know lots of older Asian golfers that play honma at the club. They always rave about my driver has 4 stars and is the best. I will say their clubs always look nice and their staff bags are colorful.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PA 3899WRX Points: 1,011Members Posts: 3,899
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    Maybe this will make Honma more available in the US?
    It will. Has been mentioned in articles today on JR switching that a new line on Honma will be available in the USA in late January.



    https://www.golf.com/equipment/2019/01/01/justin-rose-signs-10-club-equipment-deal-honma-golf/



    Since Rose was unveiled as Honma’s newest signing this morning, the company’s stock has already gone up more than four percent. Honma plans to release a product line in North America later this month.
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  • mosesgolfmosesgolf  6926WRX Points: 254Members Posts: 6,926
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    That's a great move by Honma. It gives the instant street cred in the US and a possible foil to PXG in the uber high end segment.
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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy  2095WRX Points: 144Members Posts: 2,095
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    mosesgolf wrote:


    That's a great move by Honma. It gives the instant street cred in the US and a possible foil to PXG in the uber high end segment.




    The Tour World stuff isn't really part of the uber high end segment, however



    That's what they'll be pushing, especially with Rose now on staff
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, Scotland 3109WRX Points: 995Members Posts: 3,109
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    The wedges are uber clean.



    I personally think Rose will carry on where he left off despite all the doom and freaking out in some quarters about an equipment change.



    Clubs look great anyway.



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    Looks like he has moved to Bonobos for apparel also.



    Wonder what that'll mean for the future of the AdiPure line.
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5813WRX Points: 1,001Members Posts: 5,813
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    The wedges are uber clean.



    I personally think Rose will carry on where he left off despite all the doom and freaking out in some quarters about an equipment change.



    Clubs look great anyway.








    Those wedges are different from the 747 line that's out already. Better looking than the 747s, too.
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