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  • CaseyDanCaseyDan Members  950WRX Points: 238Handicap: 10Posts: 950 Golden Tee
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    That's why I shop at the BST. Never Backordered!
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    2016 TaylorMade M2 w/ Ventus 6s
    In Search Off.........
    Titleist 818 H2 w/Atmos Blue
    Callaway Apex Pro Dots
    Titleist SM7 Raw 52/56*
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 60*
    Cameron Del Mar
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29702WRX Points: 2,658Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,702 Titanium Tees
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    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores
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    Cobra F9 FW w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/KBS Tour Proto Hybrid
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey O-Works Red Tank #7
  • larryd3larryd3 Members  690WRX Points: 144Handicap: 9Posts: 690 Golden Tee
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    Guess I got lucky with my M4 order a couple weeks ago. I got it in 1 week after the demo day.
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    TM M4
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    Titleist T200 5-GW
    54* SM8
    58* SM8
    PXG Operator H
  • TheMotorCityTheMotorCity "South Detroit"Members  595WRX Points: 92Handicap: 4.9Posts: 595 Golden Tee
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    Ordered on Friday M3 driver with stock Tensei white shaft. Looking at May 16th. All stock. 790 irons are April 18th. No 4 iron heads in stock !!!
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1908WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,908 Platinum Tees
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    Is this in Europe as well??
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  5992WRX Points: 580Posts: 5,992 Titanium Tees
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    I placed an order about 3 weeks ago and still hasn’t shipped. Supposedly some shipments didn’t come in as expected for taylormade but not sure. Almost considering cancelling the order but we’ll see
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  • tigerfan23tigerfan23 Members  7994WRX Points: 358Posts: 7,994 Titanium Tees
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    i cancelled 2x 790 orders because of this.



    Also had a M4 order but they coudln't get a Orange DI 6 shaft so I told them black then they couldn't get a Black DI 7 for the fairway.



    not good.
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    SIM MAX 15

    TS2 HYBRID 19

    T100 4-PW
    SM8 CHROME 52 56 60

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  • BearQBearQ Members  3667WRX Points: 855Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    I wonder if the UDI is even worth ordering this Friday if it'll ship months later...



    Reconsidering
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  • pjcpjc In The Middle Members  615WRX Points: 109Posts: 615 Golden Tee
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    I wonder if this issue is only applying to TM irons/woods. I ordered a TP Collection Soto putter from DD's last Wednesday morning. I opted for the Winn AVS black midsize pistol grip which is not a stock option. The putter arrived at my house today, 4th business day from California to North Carolina. I was shocked needless to say!
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    Maltby KE4 Tour TC 5 wood 18* MPF Pro Series FWY S
    Srixon Z 565 4-PW Nippon NS Pro 980GH DST S
    Cleveland CBX 50* and 56* TT Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge/S
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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers  2756WRX Points: 345Posts: 2,756 Titanium Tees
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    BearQ wrote:


    I wonder if the UDI is even worth ordering this Friday if it'll ship months later...



    Reconsidering




    Yes I was asking a retailer when would be delivered if I ordered Friday, they said they could not let me know until Friday when they actually make the order. so now out of my head - like my current two iron.
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    • Ping G410 LST 9* Tensei Orange 70TX
    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Artisan 46*, 50* C taper X
    • Artisan  55*, 60* S400
    • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members  3466WRX Points: 355Posts: 3,466 Titanium Tees
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    Hmmmmm. Just in time manufacturing process? Sales doing better than anticipated? More non US orders? Have to admit our local shop owner has waited a month for his 790s and he does thousands of pounds of business with TM each week..
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    BearQ wrote:


    I wonder if the UDI is even worth ordering this Friday if it'll ship months later...



    Reconsidering




    Yes I was asking a retailer when would be delivered if I ordered Friday, they said they could not let me know until Friday when they actually make the order. so now out of my head - like my current two iron.




    I ordered mine from Taylormade's website Monday with a custom lie and grip. Got confirmation this morning it has shipped and will be here Monday. We wouldn't wait though, as soon as it's officially released and marketed they'll be a huge run on them.
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    Cobra F6 Baffler Rip Alpha 70x
    TaylorMade  790 UDI 2 Atmos Blue 8x
    TaylorMade PSI 4, 5 irons KBS Tour V
    TaylorMade PSI Tour 6-PW KBS Tour V
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54
    Vokey SM7 58 D
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members  4639WRX Points: 145Handicap: KneePosts: 4,639 Titanium Tees
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    Another award they have stolen from Callaway.
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    PXG 0811X Gen2 9deg Driver - AD-GP 7TX
    PXG 0341X Gen2 15deg Fairway - AD-GP 8TX
    PXG 0311X Gen2 1 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
    PXG 0311X Gen2 3 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
    PXG 0311T Gen2 4-PW - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 51 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 56 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG 0311T Zulu 61 - Dynamic Gold X7
    PXG Brandon H - 34.5”
    PXG Operator H - 34.5”
    Toulon Indianapolis - 34.5”
    PXG 50/50 Staff Bag
    Bridgestone Tour B X

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  • Ping PantherPing Panther Members  248WRX Points: 63Posts: 248 Fairways
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    The Tiger Woods effect?
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    Driver: Ping G410 Max w/ Ping Tour shaft
    Fairway: Ping G400 3W & 5W
    Irons: Ping i210 4-UW w/AWT 2.0
    Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (black) 54° & 58°
    Putter: Ping Oslo Vault
    Ball: Titleist ProVx 1
  • ago33ago33 Members  2199WRX Points: 146Posts: 2,199 Platinum Tees
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    Gojira wrote:


    The Tiger Woods effect?




    Maybe but tiger isn’t even playing any of their clubs
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    Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
    Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
    Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers  8157WRX Points: 1,382Handicap: +1.5 (1194646)Posts: 8,157 Titanium Tees
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    ago33 wrote:

    Gojira wrote:


    The Tiger Woods effect?




    Maybe but tiger isn't even playing any of their clubs
    so, driver, fairways, and UDI don't count? lol
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    Tour M3 460 / 10.1* (set -2*) / RIPx 65TX tipped 2" playing 44.25"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic CF17 3i / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"
    SC Futura X Broomstick Putter experiment

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  • kmbeankmbean Members  1034WRX Points: 170Posts: 1,034 Platinum Tees
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    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    The CPA in me wants me to say that inventory is actually an asset on the balance sheet not a liability. Although an asset that doesn’t produce value until sold. Now when we start discussing excess and obsolescence that is another story.



    The person in me wants to punch myself in the face.
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  • super20dansuper20dan Members  3374WRX Points: 73Handicap: 20Posts: 3,374 Titanium Tees
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    reading these posts makes me wonder just what is going on behind the scenes at TM. my local ed watts still dosnt have the m3/m4 drivers yet. pitifull. I never buy TM stuff new anyway but I would be mad if I did
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members  2594WRX Points: 27Handicap: +2Posts: 2,594 Titanium Tees
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    ago33 wrote:

    randy4 wrote:


    That is pretty rediculous, pretty much anything I've ordered from titleist shipped in less than a week.




    That's because Titleist doesn't change anything so they can properly forecast
    More about Titleist has a piece of the iron market and TM doesn't. TM isn't much different than Nike was in the game, ton of advertising, low sales. If not for the M Series, TM would have disappeared several years ago. Good irons, just not close to the heavyweights....
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members  2594WRX Points: 27Handicap: +2Posts: 2,594 Titanium Tees
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    kmbean wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    The CPA in me wants me to say that inventory is actually an asset on the balance sheet not a liability. Although an asset that doesn’t produce value until sold. Now when we start discussing excess and obsolescence that is another story.



    The person in me wants to punch myself in the face.
    Yes, but that asset you list at $499 is depreciating as well with another cycle in 3 months......LOL
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  • chersheychershey Golf is not a game of perfect...unless you're me Mount Pleasant, SCMembers  455WRX Points: 93Handicap: 8Posts: 455 Greens
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    Wow, that sucks. I ordered a custom Hi-Toe last Wednesday and it was delivered yesterday. I guess I got in right before the back orders started. Now, if I put the same order in it says it wouldn't be delivered until June. Sorry to hear about the issues they are having now.
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    Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
    Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
    Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
    Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
    Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
    Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
    Titleist Pro V1 
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  • danielryanwdanielryanw Members  316WRX Points: 43Posts: 316 Greens
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    EKELLY wrote:

    kmbean wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    The CPA in me wants me to say that inventory is actually an asset on the balance sheet not a liability. Although an asset that doesn’t produce value until sold. Now when we start discussing excess and obsolescence that is another story.



    The person in me wants to punch myself in the face.
    Yes, but that asset you list at $499 is depreciating as well with another cycle in 3 months......LOL




    Curious what 3-month cycle they’re on?
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    M2 T3 13* DF | Tensei Pro Blue 80tx
    P790 2 UDI 17* | Tensei Pro White Hy 90tx
    '17 M1 20* hybrid | UST VTS Black 100hx
    Z745 4-PW | C-taper 125
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  • RodCRodC Members  373WRX Points: 38Handicap: 12Posts: 373 Greens
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    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    If only these distributors could do a little more, like installing grips, shafts, lie and loft .... that would be something different.

    Instead of just having std stock and unprepared employees.



    As a manufacturer why having a store just mak8ng money for doing nothing? I prefer having my own channel.

    Even sometimes damaging your brand for not correctly knowing how to handle or recommend your product. For too long these malpractices generated money, things are changing.



    Know if you have a store like club champion as example, it’s a different story. They do work



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    TM 2016 M2 3 Wood / Callaway EFSZ 3 wood 
    TM SLDR 4 & 5 Hybrid
    5-PW Mizuno MP-18SC - Steelfiber i95 (since Nov 17) - on the bag
    5-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench
    4-PW Mizuno MP-20MMC KBS$ Stiff - since dec 19) - in transit 
    Cleveland RX2 50/08
    CBX 54º Wedge, CBX 58º Wedge.
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  • kmbeankmbean Members  1034WRX Points: 170Posts: 1,034 Platinum Tees
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    EKELLY wrote:

    kmbean wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    The CPA in me wants me to say that inventory is actually an asset on the balance sheet not a liability. Although an asset that doesn’t produce value until sold. Now when we start discussing excess and obsolescence that is another story.



    The person in me wants to punch myself in the face.
    Yes, but that asset you list at $499 is depreciating as well with another cycle in 3 months......LOL




    They can't depreciate inventory.

    And it's on their books at cost not $499.
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members  2594WRX Points: 27Handicap: +2Posts: 2,594 Titanium Tees
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    EKELLY wrote:

    kmbean wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don't pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    The CPA in me wants me to say that inventory is actually an asset on the balance sheet not a liability. Although an asset that doesn't produce value until sold. Now when we start discussing excess and obsolescence that is another story.



    The person in me wants to punch myself in the face.
    Yes, but that asset you list at $499 is depreciating as well with another cycle in 3 months......LOL




    Curious what 3-month cycle they're on?
    Obviously you missed the point. For a few years TM was dropping woods more than once a year, hence the box stores (Dick's, etc) left with large inventory...
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  • TPG1971TPG1971 Don't Get Rolled Members  989WRX Points: 106Posts: 989 Golden Tee
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    Could Ping and Titleist be gaining some new customers since they have no inventory issues at the moment?
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    Titleist 917F 16.5 Diamana Blue Stiff
    PING G410 19* Hybrid Mitsubishi CK Pro Blue 80 Stiff
    PING I200 4-PW Red Dot AWT 2.0 R Hard Stepped once
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Red Dot AWT Wedge Flex
    RTX-3 54 bent to 55 DG Ti Onyx S400
    Wilson Staff PMP 58* DG S200
    Cameron 009 A012056
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  • EKELLYEKELLY Members  2594WRX Points: 27Handicap: +2Posts: 2,594 Titanium Tees
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    kmbean wrote:

    EKELLY wrote:

    kmbean wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    The CPA in me wants me to say that inventory is actually an asset on the balance sheet not a liability. Although an asset that doesn’t produce value until sold. Now when we start discussing excess and obsolescence that is another story.



    The person in me wants to punch myself in the face.
    Yes, but that asset you list at $499 is depreciating as well with another cycle in 3 months......LOL




    They can't depreciate inventory.



    And it's on their books at cost not $499.
    Which is $399, then when the MSRP is cut to $399, the manufacturer gives you a $50 credit........Ask Dick's how that worked for them?.....lol
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  • _MS22__MS22_ No Pressure, No Diamonds . . . ClubWRX  2441WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,441
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    Let's place orders for custom equipment during the busiest time of the golf equipment cycle, mid-march through late-April, and be upset items are backordered. This time of the year is nothing new in terms of delays.



    Do you know how many large accounts (retailers and clubs) are receiving their seasons inventory right now? All of them.



    TM is also famous for over-estimating the timing and delivering early. It is better to estimate 10-12 weeks and send in 6.
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29702WRX Points: 2,658Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,702 Titanium Tees
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    RodC wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Welcome to the private equity world......don’t pay people and never have inventory on the books.




    Or welcome to the pretty much anything world....



    I've seen probably 1000 threads here over the years where guys openly crap on middle men like the "big box" stores, they refuse to buy there because some college kid had the gall to not know about some tour issue club or model coming out 2 years from now. Online sellers have also made a big dent



    Nobody wants to carry inventory. OEMs don't because it's a liability, Big box distributors want to cut back because their business is being attacked by online vendors and discounting policies. Not to mention there's just less of them now due to bankruptcies



    But the consumer won't pay more for the convenience of inventory. They just don't realize that they are making that decision.



    This is what happens when you put distributors out of business, because OEMs won't stock and even if they want to they can't forecast properly.



    This is a side effect in many markets. Buy online and take a chance it's what you want....or wait a long time for your order. It's the same thing at places like Home Depot or Best Buy now. They barely keep anything in stores




    If only these distributors could do a little more, like installing grips, shafts, lie and loft .... that would be something different.

    Instead of just having std stock and unprepared employees.



    As a manufacturer why having a store just mak8ng money for doing nothing? I prefer having my own channel.

    Even sometimes damaging your brand for not correctly knowing how to handle or recommend your product. For too long these malpractices generated money, things are changing.



    Know if you have a store like club champion as example, it’s a different story. They do work




    Golftown does all of those things and they had to close several stores last year and nearly went bankrupt



    The golftown near me is fantastic. They do fittings, club work, etc
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    Cobra F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra F9 FW w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/KBS Tour Proto Hybrid
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey O-Works Red Tank #7
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