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Justin Rose leaving Honma ???

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MooJerseyMooJersey MarylandMembers  603WRX Points: 142Handicap: 15.4Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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I'm surprised there is not already a thread on this. Believe this was confirmed that Justin Rose is no longer going to play the Honma clubs.

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4W = Titleist TS2 (16.5*)
7W = Titleist 917F2 (21*)
Titleist T100 4-PW
Cleveland RTX-4
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  • Bdmac79Bdmac79 Members  1038WRX Points: 148Posts: 1,038 Platinum Tees
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    Haven't heard anything like that. He apparently has a clause in his contract that allows him some flexibility to use other brands as he pleases (i.e. the TW fairways and Vokey here and there, as well as the recent use of the SIM driver). Unless there has been something else...

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    TS2/15/AD-DI 7
    TS2/17/AD-DI 85
    U510 3-U500 4/EvenFlow White 100
    T100 5-9/PX LZ
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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,203Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    If it's confirmed then I'm not surprised. He's tried several drivers but it's clearly a problem as he keeps going back to TM.

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  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 TX/CAMembers  1728WRX Points: 305Posts: 1,728 Platinum Tees
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    He just did a article on his Homna equipment a few weeks ago

    so this would be wild

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  • MooJerseyMooJersey MarylandMembers  603WRX Points: 142Handicap: 15.4Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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    There was a thread on THP about it, also they were talking about this last night on Katrek and Maginess "On Tap"

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    Driver = Titleist TS2
    4W = Titleist TS2 (16.5*)
    7W = Titleist 917F2 (21*)
    Titleist T100 4-PW
    Cleveland RTX-4
    (50.08 Mid, 56.10 High, 60.5 Low)
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  • ephmenephmen Members  350WRX Points: 125Posts: 350 Greens
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    THey just launched a new line with him as their guy. I would be shocked by this.

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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX  3588WRX Points: 163Posts: 3,588 ClubWRX
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    So maybe add a question mark to the end of the title OP ? lol...


    He's never been 14 clubs Honma. He's experimented with drivers, fairways, wedges - and the Axis putter of course.


    This seems like speculation for the time being.

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    Taylormade M2 15* Deep Face w/ KuroKage DC XT70TX
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS HC Black 6.5
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 4-PW w/ DG TI X100
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25742WRX Points: 874Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,742 Titanium Tees
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    TBH, he's done a ton for Honma in the year he's been with them for the brand than they've ever had before. They had credibility and brand recognition outside of Asia. But all things come to an end, right?

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  • OldboyOldboy Members  2528WRX Points: 252Posts: 2,528 Titanium Tees
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    Hmm. I'd wait for some more reliable sources

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  • PhlashPhacePhlashPhace Members  221WRX Points: 82Posts: 221 Fairways
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    His deal with Honma is 10 clubs so as soon as you see less than 10 Honmas in his bag it's pretty safe to say he's either done with them or renegotiated his deal. Renegotiating a 10 club deal to fewer clubs wouldn't look great for Honma.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10876WRX Points: 3,984Handicap: 8Posts: 10,876 ClubWRX
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    I heard this. But I have been waiting for Greg to post a WITB photo.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3843WRX Points: 742Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,843 Titanium Tees
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    Axis putter, 3 SIM woods and a Vokey lobber only leaves space for 9 Honma clubs...

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    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
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    Looks like they have Kevin Chappell on the team for irons now. May not be a deal, but he is gaming them.

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    Ping G400 14.5° - Alta CB 65 S
    Ping G400 17.5° - Aldila NV 65 S
    Callaway Rogue Pro 3-AW - True Temper XP 95 ST15 S300 (Black)
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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers  2237WRX Points: 345Posts: 2,237 Platinum Tees
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    His guy Mark King did depart Honma awhile back so ...

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  • PhlashPhacePhlashPhace Members  221WRX Points: 82Posts: 221 Fairways
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    I noticed that the only picture of Rose I saw was him on the practice green.

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    Remember Bubba and Volvik?

    It’s a numbers decision if he goes. A half stroke a round has a price.

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    F7H 3-4
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  • chip75chip75 Members  626WRX Points: 148Posts: 626 Golden Tee
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    Would be a bit of a shock, but if Mark King has left it might be a sign of things to come.

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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members  32646WRX Points: 2,052Posts: 32,646 Titanium Tees
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    Time to go crawling back to TM and ask for forgiveness...

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  • BarracudaBarracuda Ft LauderdaleMembers  625WRX Points: 91Handicap: 1.6Posts: 625 Golden Tee
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    If he leaves, it looks more like honma dumping him than himleaving.

    He is currently only playing honma irons, and Justins words, a blade is a blade. Last weekend he sucked with the SIM driver. Honma is not costing him strokes. His game is just not there, and rose toying around with drivers is not something that Honma is not getting it's money's worth.

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  • the bishopthe bishop Members  4084WRX Points: 1,067Posts: 4,084 Titanium Tees
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    Wow Greg. Didn't know where you live obviously but glad everything is OK. That has to be scary if it is happening when you are away (and if you are there frankly).

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    Home and family is way more important some players bag. Hope everything and everyone is ok.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
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    Glad it missed you. Some scary stuff. We had one in MD a week ago that missed me by not much. We hit the basement.. Crazy weather lately. Absolutely nothing to do except take cover. Glad you're all good.

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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  1628WRX Points: 708Posts: 1,628 Platinum Tees
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    He did an interview/podcast a few weeks ago and sounded pretty happy with Honma and the freedom he has with them. Sure he isn't happy with the driver/woods but Honma wouldn't be the first company like that I mean Mizuno, Srixon and Wilson don't really have any or many staffers playing their woods.


    But if he leaves I wonder if he'd go free agent or try and jump on another brand? Or maybe go the way of Patrick Reed and get a JDM company to make him his own irons?

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    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Tensei CK Orange Pro 90TX
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Callaway MD4 Raw 56° - Callaway PM19 60°
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4813WRX Points: 1,889Posts: 4,813 Titanium Tees
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    That escalated quickly. Seems something changed after all his praise for Honma just a few weeks back.

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  • GDTBATHGDTBATH Members  179WRX Points: 114Posts: 179 Fairways
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    Wow. That’s crazy. Would be really interested to hear the backstory on this.

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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers  3390WRX Points: 1,203Posts: 3,390 Titanium Tees
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    Forgiveness? Didn't TM let him go so he explored options elsewhere.

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