Pending TaylorMade Announcement

From_Parts_UnknownFrom_Parts_Unknown Members Posts: 1,801 ✭✭
I received a letter/email from David Abeles at TaylorMade the other day. This is what he said:



"In addition to our continued product leadership, we are preparing to make one of the most significant announcements in company history - a new addition to our athlete team that will light up the industry and enhance the impact of our brand like never before. Please stay tuned. You will hear from us in a couple of weeks!



We believe 2019 will be our best year yet. We are inspired by the momentum in our industry and all of the work being done across channels to drive participation in golf. We are proud of the progress we are making in our business together, bullish about our growth plans for 2019, and looking forward to an early spring with strong demand for our new products.



On behalf of the entire TaylorMade Golf team, we thank you for your continued dedication to our partnership and for all that you do to make this possible.



Sincerely,





David Abeles

CEO TaylorMade Golf"





So, my question is, will this be the Rickie Fowler ball/glove deal announcement or is this something else? Obviously the Rickie deal is the second worst kept secret behind Rose/Honma, but I don't think he is going to be playing their new TruVis copycat ball until later in the spring, so why announce it now? And that announcement certainly doesn't fit or live up to the type of hype insinuated in this letter. I love Rick and wish him the best but he wouldn't even be the third most successful player on their tour staff. Talk about disappointing if that's the real announcement.



Which leads me to my second question... are they seriously going to make a big announcement during the PGA Show, which they are not attending? What a joke. Hopefully they postpone it until well after the show.



I'm interested to hear what the truth is behind this "most significant announcement".
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,741 ✭✭
    I say it’s somebody who is now playing pxg.
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    I say it's somebody who is now playing pxg.
    I hope it's Zach Johnson of all their guys. I was shocked when he left Titleist, but he doesn't seem like much of a TM guy to me. Can't think of any other pxg players that would warrant a big announcement.
  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭
    Tiger moving to the new TP5X ball?
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,438 ✭✭
    edited Jan 13, 2019 6:17pm #5
    Brooks or Spieth or Champ...
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,741 ✭✭
    A conundrum. Who could be bigger than tiger? Or their other stable mates .



    If he hadnt said addition to our athelete team I’d have said it was announcement of the merger with Bob.
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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,304 ✭✭
    “Light up the industry “ is a pretty high bar. If it turns out to be a ball/glove deal, that’s going to be a bit of a joke.



    I don’t see a Zach Johnson switching companies again as particularly exciting and certainly wouldn’t enhance the impact of their brand “like never before “.



    I am curious, though.
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  • DRRicksDRRicks Banned Posts: 2,444 ✭✭
    Who is playing PXG that would be one of the “most significant signings in TM’s history”???
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,337 ✭✭
    Maybe it's a non golfer like when Callaway signed Timberlake



    Maybe it's Steph Curry
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,087 ✭✭
    DRRicks wrote:


    Who is playing PXG that would be one of the "most significant signings in TM's history"???
    Nobody.
  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭


    A conundrum. Who could be bigger than tiger? Or their other stable mates .



    If he hadnt said addition to our athelete team I'd have said it was announcement of the merger with Bob.




    I missed the addition part,, hmm.
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,219 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:


    Maybe it's a non golfer like when Callaway signed Timberlake



    Maybe it's Steph Curry


    With all respect to Curry, does that really qualify as a major announcement?
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,337 ✭✭
    the bishop wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:


    Maybe it's a non golfer like when Callaway signed Timberlake



    Maybe it's Steph Curry


    With all respect to Curry, does that really qualify as a major announcement?




    It only matters if Taylormade thinks it's a major announcement , since they are the ones who said it
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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,324 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 13, 2019 6:13pm #14
    Fleetwood?



    hitting TW irons.



    I m not sure anyone fits their statement.
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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 2,027 ClubWRX
    If it's a ball/glove deal with Rickie, that is a big deal. Signing the #12 player in the world to use your product is a major announcement. Think about it. He's a long time Titleist ball loyalist, so if you can get him to come over and play your product it's validation that you have something special.



    Aside from that, it would indicate a strategy shift. How many other guys do they have with ball deals? Any? People have long claimed that the only reason players use a TM ball is because they're under contract to do so because of the other clubs. This would show that is absolutely not the case.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,011 ✭✭
    Warrick wrote:


    Fleetwood?



    hitting TW irons.



    I m not sure anyone fits their statement.


    I think you can go your own way with that rumour image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,219 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:

    the bishop wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:


    Maybe it's a non golfer like when Callaway signed Timberlake



    Maybe it's Steph Curry


    With all respect to Curry, does that really qualify as a major announcement?




    It only matters if Taylormade thinks it's a major announcement , since they are the ones who said it


    Well maybe but it seems it would distract from the rollout of the new club lines. I'd think they'd want to announce someone who will play their equipment in competition - regularly.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,741 ✭✭
    I don’t think Rickie in a glove ball deal is nearly big enough to announce it like its tiger 2.0.



    Not really news since he isn’t even going to wear a hat and pretend to play their clubs. But with their recent hyperbole I wouldn’t be shocked if it is Rickie.
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  • LambLamb LondonMembers Posts: 324 ✭✭
    " a new addition to our athlete team that will light up the industry and enhance the impact of our brand like never before."



    And OP says its Rickie Fowler? LMAO!! Never had a greater laugh!!
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,438 ✭✭


    I don’t think Rickie in a glove ball deal is nearly big enough to announce it like its tiger 2.0.



    Not really news since he isn’t even going to wear a hat and pretend to play their clubs. But with their recent hyperbole I wouldn’t be shocked if it is Rickie.




    I'll bet $100 it's brooks, spieth, or champ.
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,011 ✭✭
    getitdaily wrote:



    I don't think Rickie in a glove ball deal is nearly big enough to announce it like its tiger 2.0.



    Not really news since he isn't even going to wear a hat and pretend to play their clubs. But with their recent hyperbole I wouldn't be shocked if it is Rickie.




    I'll bet $100 it's brooks, spieth, or champ.


    Brooks just got his new stamped Mizzy irons, surely that means he ain't moving.
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    getitdaily wrote:



    I don’t think Rickie in a glove ball deal is nearly big enough to announce it like its tiger 2.0.



    Not really news since he isn’t even going to wear a hat and pretend to play their clubs. But with their recent hyperbole I wouldn’t be shocked if it is Rickie.




    I'll bet $100 it's brooks, spieth, or champ.




    Brooks just put JPX919 Tour irons the bag and Titleist ball. Koepka’s woods could be changing since he’s reportedly been testing the new Mizuno woods. Speith is still all Titleist. Champ is all Ping with a Srixon ball.
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  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,760 ✭✭
    Rickie would fit the description but not for just playing the ball. Brooks is awesome but I don’t see him being a guy that really moves clubs, Spieth is more marketable despite his recent struggles. Wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it’s a lady like Lexi. My extreme dark house prediction is jack nicklaus.
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,135 ✭✭
    edited Jan 13, 2019 6:59pm #26
    I’m betting it’s Rickie and then we will see some others signed to ball deals or other non traditional TM contracts but Rickie will be the first domino



    Edit: btw Rickie isn’t on titleist your page as a ball guy anymore and hasn’t been for about a month
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,438 ✭✭
    noodle3872 wrote:

    getitdaily wrote:



    I don’t think Rickie in a glove ball deal is nearly big enough to announce it like its tiger 2.0.



    Not really news since he isn’t even going to wear a hat and pretend to play their clubs. But with their recent hyperbole I wouldn’t be shocked if it is Rickie.




    I'll bet $100 it's brooks, spieth, or champ.




    Brooks just put JPX919 Tour irons the bag and Titleist ball. Koepka’s woods could be changing since he’s reportedly been testing the new Mizuno woods. Speith is still all Titleist. Champ is all Ping with a Srixon ball.




    Depends on what your definition of is is...
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    toc wrote:


    Rickie would fit the description but not for just playing the ball. Brooks is awesome but I don't see him being a guy that really moves clubs, Spieth is more marketable despite his recent struggles. Wouldn't be a bit surprised if it's a lady like Lexi. My extreme dark house prediction is jack nicklaus.




    When I was at TaylorMade for their 2019 product launch, they made a big deal about how they see themselves as a ball company now. Signing a big name player to a ball/glove deal absolutely fits within that sort of statement. It doesn't have to be any more than ball for someone like Rickie to be a big deal.




    GoGoErky wrote:


    I'm betting it's Rickie and then we will see some others signed to ball deals or other non traditional TM contracts but Rickie will be the first domino



    Edit: btw Rickie isn't on titleist your page as a ball guy anymore and hasn't been for about a month




    That's my speculation, as well.
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  • SoCalTitleistSoCalTitleist Members Posts: 3,255 ✭✭
    Rickie is the Face of Cobra , I think they would hold on to him for dear life . Plus he doesn’t fit the description .
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,741 ✭✭
    getitdaily wrote:



    I don’t think Rickie in a glove ball deal is nearly big enough to announce it like its tiger 2.0.



    Not really news since he isn’t even going to wear a hat and pretend to play their clubs. But with their recent hyperbole I wouldn’t be shocked if it is Rickie.




    I'll bet $100 it's brooks, spieth, or champ.




    Nah. Champ has been ping too long. Spieth isn’t even in a place to negotiate , and brooks. Eh. Maybe brooks. But I’d say more likely Fleetwood than brooks. Since his bed mate also play TM too. lol
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,741 ✭✭
    edited Jan 13, 2019 7:23pm #31
    Question I’ve got is where the $ is going to come from?
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