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Ashkay Bhatia - Callaway

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Looks like he’s taking the cash from Callaway
Pretty interesting considering how well TM treated him
I would guess Ashkay and Hovland both wanted to sign with TM, but didn’t get Wolff type offers? Don’t quite know

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  • AC168AC168 Members  864WRX Points: 110Handicap: 2Posts: 864 Golden Tee
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    Wow! Hard to believe. Just saw him at The Kingdom a month ago.

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  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX  2399WRX Points: 703Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,399 ClubWRX
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    Have to assume Callaway opened up the checkbook and made a crazy offer. I had assumed he'd sign with TaylorMade given the relationship that had been established. Can't sign them all, I guess.

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  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it. ClubWRX  1869WRX Points: 293Handicap: KidsPosts: 1,869 ClubWRX
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    After Wolff and Morikawa signing and immediately winning with TM, I would guess Callaway thought they had to get someone young newsworthy and threw everything they had at him. I did notice he wasn't using a TM driver at the US AM and some of the Walker Cup photos I've seen. Makes sense now, but yeah, very surprising given the past relationship with TM.

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    I kinda got a bad vibe from him but supported him because he was a TaylorMade guy but now....no reason to root for this guy haha.

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3354WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 3,354 Titanium Tees
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    Full bag? There goes his career, just like Hovland and ping...

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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members  1730WRX Points: 1,003Handicap: 1.8Posts: 1,730 Platinum Tees
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    I'm sure his value went down after his US AM showing. Hope it works out for him!

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  • musclefrontmusclefront Members  448WRX Points: 366Posts: 448 Greens
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    Think he’s gonna struggle. Skipping college rarely works out as you get competitive D1 reps every day plus learn how to be social and an adult. Not to mention free education and mentoring from your coaches. Kinda doesn’t make sense skipping to me considering all the benefits. It’s not like b-ball or football where an injury can ruin your career early (generally).

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  • ibradleyibradley Members  476WRX Points: 203Posts: 476 Greens
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    I think he will do great. In my opinion college is way overrated.

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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2229WRX Points: 401Handicap: 0.1Posts: 2,229 ClubWRX
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    He was playing the Epic Flash Sub Zero with the HZRDUS smoke green hulk shaft at the US amateur.

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  • Titleist99Titleist99 Members  1224WRX Points: 546Posts: 1,224 Platinum Tees
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    Every situation is different and unique. The nay Sayers came out when Tiger Woods signed a ten year contract with NIKE, that contract was a win for Nike and a win for the Woods camp. Some times an equipment change can free you up and sometimes the endorsement cash can make you too relaxed and not hungry enough…..we'll see what happens.

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    Source?

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  • snizzlesnizzle Members  532WRX Points: 133Posts: 532 Golden Tee
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    If so I agree Callaway must've really opened their pocketbook. Outside of Xander, the current crop of young Callaway staffers really isn't very impressive tbh. Most of their big names are a little longer in the tooth (Phil, Stenson, Sergio).

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    On -, @DrivingChamp said:

    Source?

    Was asked to remove the pic, I would expect announcement next week

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    On -, @03trdblack said:

    He was playing the Epic Flash Sub Zero with the HZRDUS smoke green hulk shaft at the US amateur.

    Maybe that explains his poor showing at the Am?

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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,203Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    Full bag? There goes his career, just like Hovland and ping...

    OK he didn’t get an eye catching win like Wolff or Morikawa but Hovland’s numbers are exceptional. His career trajectory is on course for great things.

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    Gross.

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    On -, @ASN21 said:

    I kinda got a bad vibe from him but supported him because he was a TaylorMade guy but now....no reason to root for this guy haha.

    What bad vibe?

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    callaway has a soft spot for lefties

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    On -, @Jigga said:

    On -, @ASN21 said:

    I kinda got a bad vibe from him but supported him because he was a TaylorMade guy but now....no reason to root for this guy haha.

    What bad vibe?

    From his personality when I saw him speak in videos. Nothing wrong with having confidence but this guy hasn’t done anything yet to be as cocky as he is.

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    Full bag? There goes his career, just like Hovland and ping...

    Pretty bad take here. Hovland has been playing amazing and his strokes gained off the tee numbers with the Ping were on par with Rory's.

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    On -, @MakersMarsh3 said:

    Looks like he’s taking the cash from Callaway
    Pretty interesting considering how well TM treated him
    I would guess Ashkay and Hovland both wanted to sign with TM, but didn’t get Wolff type offers? Don’t quite know

    Who did Akshay Bhatia sign with?

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  • jdowning111jdowning111 USAFJeffD Omaha, NebraskaMembers  171WRX Points: 126Handicap: 10Posts: 171 Fairways
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    Perhaps he liked the Callaway equipment better after he hit it....funny a site for people who change clubs constantly talking down on someone who is like any other golfer...the money is simply gravy for him in the long run but I do agree he shouldn’t skip college...something to fall back on...

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    On -, @dmecca2 said:


    Full bag? There goes his career, just like Hovland and ping...

    Pretty bad take here. Hovland has been playing amazing and his strokes gained off the tee numbers with the Ping were on par with Rory's.

    Not to mention he played 3 different iron sets before the season ended

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9506WRX Points: 3,136Posts: 9,506 Titanium Tees
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    Still putting with the TM spider and looked to be using a TM glove, so perhaps has not inked anything yet

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    On -, @dmecca2 said:


    Full bag? There goes his career, just like Hovland and ping...

    Pretty bad take here. Hovland has been playing amazing and his strokes gained off the tee numbers with the Ping were on par with Rory's.

    Not to mention his strokes gained approach. They didn’t count, as he wasn’t a member...but had they counted he would have been ranked 3rd in SG approach.

    Led field on off the tee handful of times as well

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    Not an account talking, but I'm assuming giving someone equipment and service is a tax writeoff, where a contract costs real money. TM is great but they can't pay everyone.

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    I think he's pretty overrated. Kudos for winning the Jones Cup but hasn't won any other high level amateur events that weren't junior events

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    On -, @ClarkGrswld4 said:

    I think he's pretty overrated. Kudos for winning the Jones Cup but hasn't won any other high level amateur events that weren't junior events

    I think he's too young to have anything but a distinguished junior career.

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    On -, @YoungJedi said:

    On -, @dmecca2 said:


    Full bag? There goes his career, just like Hovland and ping...

    Pretty bad take here. Hovland has been playing amazing and his strokes gained off the tee numbers with the Ping were on par with Rory's.

    Not to mention his strokes gained approach. They didn’t count, as he wasn’t a member...but had they counted he would have been ranked 3rd in SG approach.

    Led field on off the tee handful of times as well

    I’m all in on Hovland, but please don’t compare his stats during the birdie fest stretch of events he played in to the yearlong resume of Rory
    Please and thank you

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  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 TX/CAMembers  1724WRX Points: 305Posts: 1,724 Platinum Tees
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    I didn’t really expect this thread to turn into a debate on the kids life choices and character

    Looks like he’s full bag as of now except the putter. Like I said. Expect an announcement soon.

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