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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers  2574WRX Points: 782Handicap: 0.9Posts: 2,574 Titanium Tees
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    ^^ So you'd think Justin Rose will likely be playing the Honma Hong Kong Open 2019.
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    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 Members  11135WRX Points: 916Posts: 11,135 Titanium Tees
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    ^^ So you'd think Justin Rose will likely be playing the Honma Hong Kong Open 2019.
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    Depends on the contract. I would find it hard to believe he wasn’t at least required to make an appearance.<br />
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    100% chance he is. He’s played this event in the past, surprised he’s not there this year.
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  • dropkickeddropkicked TorontoMembers  568WRX Points: 479Posts: 568 Golden Tee
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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 Members  670WRX Points: 91Handicap: 11Posts: 670 Golden Tee
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    gunmetal wrote:
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    GoGoErky wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    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<br />
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    Nope.<br />
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    Quite the opposite actually.<br />
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    Rose is one of the nicest and intelligent guys out there<br />
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    Far from being a Dush Bag<br />
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    That maybe another golfer called Donald><br /><br />
    Holy Moses wrote:
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    ^^ So you'd think Justin Rose will likely be playing the Honma Hong Kong Open 2019.
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    Depends on the contract. I would find it hard to believe he wasn't at least required to make an appearance.<br />
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    100% chance he is. He's played this event in the past, surprised he's not there this year.<br />
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    Probably contract doesnt start until 2019
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  • clichecliche Members  789WRX Points: 92Handicap: 10Posts: 789 Golden Tee
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    so this just in.<br />
    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.
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  • flushemflushem Members  2155WRX Points: 448Handicap: 11.5Posts: 2,155 Platinum Tees
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    cliche wrote:
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    so this just in.<br />
    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.<br />
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    the golf world will get curiouser and curiouser
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  • MaximilianMaximilian Members  1512WRX Points: 316Posts: 1,512 Platinum Tees
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    cliche wrote:
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    so this just in.<br />
    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    Just kidding.
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6326WRX Points: 1,759Handicap: 3Posts: 6,326 Titanium Tees
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    It will be interesting to see what Rose turns up with this week at the Hero.<br />
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    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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    MattyO1984 wrote:
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    It will be interesting to see what Rose turns up with this week at the Hero.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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 Members  4062WRX Points: 1,049Posts: 4,062 Titanium Tees
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    EricWGolf wrote:
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    MattyO1984 wrote:
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    It will be interesting to see what Rose turns up with this week at the Hero.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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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    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 Members  936WRX Points: 99Handicap: 18Posts: 936 Golden Tee
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    I’ve seen the Justin Rose athlete branded TP 5 at 25% reduction today
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    Lancj1 wrote:
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    I’ve seen the Justin Rose athlete branded TP 5 at 25% reduction today<br />
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    And I've just learned there is such a thing.
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    cliche wrote:
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    so this just in.<br />
    Apperently Reed and Fitzpatrick were in Japan visiting Honma in Japan. Lets see where this is going to.<br />
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    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 IowaClubWRX  21737WRX Points: 5,729Posts: 21,737 ClubWRX
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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 Members  11135WRX Points: 916Posts: 11,135 Titanium Tees
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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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.<br />
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    Can’t make it official until January 1
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11135WRX Points: 916Posts: 11,135 Titanium Tees
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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 Members  1918WRX Points: 198Posts: 1,918 Platinum Tees
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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 overMembers  2465WRX Points: 378Handicap: 9ishPosts: 2,465 Platinum Tees
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    Maybe this will make Honma more available in the US?
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  • aliikanealiikane Members  1685WRX Points: 162Handicap: 2Posts: 1,685 Platinum Tees
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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 Members  1921WRX Points: 615Posts: 1,921 Platinum Tees
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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 PAMembers  4787WRX Points: 1,846Posts: 4,787 Titanium Tees
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    Maybe this will make Honma more available in the US?<br />
    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.<br />
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    https://www.golf.com/equipment/2019/01/01/justin-rose-signs-10-club-equipment-deal-honma-golf/<br />
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    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 Members  7053WRX Points: 325Posts: 7,053 Titanium Tees
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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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    mosesgolf wrote:
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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.<br />
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    The Tour World stuff isn't really part of the uber high end segment, however<br />
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    That's what they'll be pushing, especially with Rose now on staff
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,203Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    The wedges are uber clean.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    Clubs look great anyway.<br />
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    Looks like he has moved to Bonobos for apparel also.<br />
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    Wonder what that'll mean for the future of the AdiPure line.
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,577Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    The wedges are uber clean.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    Clubs look great anyway.<br />
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    Those wedges are different from the 747 line that's out already. Better looking than the 747s, too.
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