Did Charles Howell iii leave PXG?

Danny ChooDanny Choo Members Posts: 136 ✭✭
edited Oct 16, 2018 in Tour Talk #1
Saw pxg tweets this weekend for cimb classic and realized Charles Howell was not in the tweet. Visited website and he is no longer there. At the tournament he wore pxg hat and is playing their clubs. Can someone offer some insight on this topic?
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,374 ✭✭
    Charles Howell the 111th? Are you from the future?



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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,117 ✭✭
    Chuck The Sticks is a club ho. He switches when something is better for him and makes no apologies for it. He's not beholden to anyone. So if he switched, it wouldn't be shocking.
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,590 ✭✭
    yes, switched. To who, that is not known yet.
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  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,603 ✭✭
    The way he is with switching and testing clubs, he’s be a perfect candidate to go the club free agent route, like the Nike guys have done.
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,590 ✭✭
    GoIrish17 wrote:


    The way he is with switching and testing clubs, he’s be a perfect candidate to go the club free agent route, like the Nike guys have done.




    His problem is he is not getting the nike money they are getting for staying free agents. he needs to sign somewhere.
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  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,853 ✭✭
    QuigleyDU wrote:

    GoIrish17 wrote:


    The way he is with switching and testing clubs, he’s be a perfect candidate to go the club free agent route, like the Nike guys have done.




    His problem is he is not getting the nike money they are getting for staying free agents. he needs to sign somewhere.
    He's made nearly 36M in tour earnings, a huge amount of off course money, I think he can afford to play what he likes. He hasn't won but two tournaments in his career, but the tour has been his private ATM.
  • pjcpjc In The Middle Members Posts: 597 ✭✭
    edited Oct 16, 2018 #8
    Maybe he goes back to Bridgestone. They have new stuff coming up in the pipeline to be released next year. He does reside in Georgia, Bridgestone is in Georgia. I'm sure that would have nothing to do with it, but I bet he still has some relationships with them.



    My fault, according to Wikipedia he no longer lives in Georgia, but Orlando.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,464 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.




    Charles Howell and perfect fit in the same sentence?
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,117 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.


    I might be wrong, but didn't he used to be a Mizzy staffer?
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  • fdhfdh Members Posts: 10 ✭✭
    Yes, he played mizuno just before switching to PXG
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,340 ClubWRX
    Holy Moses wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.




    Charles Howell and perfect fit in the same sentence?




    Helluva ball striker who should have more wins.
  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it. ClubWRX Posts: 1,643 ClubWRX
    I saw he was playing a TS3 driver, TS2 fairway, but still using the PXG 0311T Gen2 irons. Not sure about wedges or putter.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,820 ✭✭
    RonSwanson wrote:


    I saw he was playing a TS3 driver, TS2 fairway, but still using the PXG 0311T Gen2 irons. Not sure about wedges or putter.




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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,117 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.




    Charles Howell and perfect fit in the same sentence?




    Helluva ball striker who should have more wins.


    No kidding. I'm stunned he only has 2. Crazy.
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  • Danny ChooDanny Choo Members Posts: 136 ✭✭
    edited Oct 16, 2018 #17
    Appreciate all the feedback. If he is looking for a club contract that pays, titliest is not the route to go. I can see him going back to Mizuno who is on fire with 2 recent wins. I will wait and see what happens without further speculation.
  • dbleagdbleag Members Posts: 2,876 ✭✭
    He played PING in college and was a stud - won everything.



    Turned pro and signed with Callaway and was never the "winner" we hope he would be. Played lots of other stuff after that.



    Won plenty of ca$h in the meantime, but not many trophies.



    Probably won't make it into the HOF.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,117 ✭✭
    dbleag wrote:


    Turned pro and signed with Callaway and was never the "winner" we hope he would be.


    David Leadbetter ruined him. Hasn't been the same since.
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,312 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.




    Charles Howell and perfect fit in the same sentence?




    Helluva ball striker who should have more wins.
    I agree with you on that. What I think happened with him was he got too mechanical with his swing sorta like Luke Donald did. I was thinking he was with Mizuno for a pretty good while
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,464 ✭✭
    edited Oct 17, 2018 #21
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.




    Charles Howell and perfect fit in the same sentence?




    Helluva ball striker who should have more wins.




    Yes, but I doubt his wife is even a 100% perfect fit for the ever-changing CH3
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    Mizuno back in the swing?
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  • BD57BD57 Members Posts: 259 ✭✭
    tbowles411 wrote:

    dbleag wrote:


    Turned pro and signed with Callaway and was never the "winner" we hope he would be.


    David Leadbetter ruined him. Hasn't been the same since.
    He was a Leadbetter student before he turned pro, so I have a hard time thinking that's it.
  • airjammerairjammer Members Posts: 988 ✭✭
    BD57 wrote:

    tbowles411 wrote:

    dbleag wrote:


    Turned pro and signed with Callaway and was never the "winner" we hope he would be.


    David Leadbetter ruined him. Hasn't been the same since.
    He was a Leadbetter student before he turned pro, so I have a hard time thinking that's it.




    Ballstriking always seems to be on point. He never seems to make any putts when they actually show him on tv.
  • MSUIRONDAWGSMSUIRONDAWGS Members Posts: 748 ✭✭
    tbowles411 wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    He always seemed like the perfect fit for Mizzy.




    Charles Howell and perfect fit in the same sentence?




    Helluva ball striker who should have more wins.


    No kidding. I'm stunned he only has 2. Crazy.




    Never been a great putter is his issue. Always been a great ball striker.
  • JackpotJohnnyJackpotJohnny Members Posts: 2,503 ✭✭
    tbowles411 wrote:

    dbleag wrote:


    Turned pro and signed with Callaway and was never the "winner" we hope he would be.


    David Leadbetter ruined him. Hasn't been the same since.




    Ledbetter ruins everyone
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,820 ✭✭

    tbowles411 wrote:

    dbleag wrote:


    Turned pro and signed with Callaway and was never the "winner" we hope he would be.


    David Leadbetter ruined him. Hasn't been the same since.




    Ledbetter ruins everyone




    I'm no Leadbetter fan but I have a hard time being critical of him and his work with CH3.
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    Changing clubs every other week probably doesn’t help Chucky achieve his potential. The best players find something they like and stick with it, perhaps only tinkering with specs. 18 years as a pro and two victories...says it all.
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  • sk33trsk33tr Members Posts: 501 ✭✭
    Thought I read he has a 11 club deal with PXG.
  • jonsnowjonsnow GeorgiaMembers Posts: 1,234 ✭✭
    pjc wrote:


    Maybe he goes back to Bridgestone. They have new stuff coming up in the pipeline to be released next year. He does reside in Georgia, Bridgestone is in Georgia. I'm sure that would have nothing to do with it, but I bet he still has some relationships with them.



    My fault, according to Wikipedia he no longer lives in Georgia, but Orlando.




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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,145 ✭✭


    Changing clubs every other week probably doesn’t help Chucky achieve his potential. The best players find something they like and stick with it, perhaps only tinkering with specs. 18 years as a pro and two victories...says it all.




    He’s been with pxg for a couple years and it’s possible it was more them than him ending the deal. Switching clubs frequently hasn’t hurt Christie Kerr, I also don’t think many pros are switching as often as it appears.



    Chunky just doesn’t putt well or play well enough to close out tourneys
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