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Hoping this isn’t old news, but I heard from someone typically reliable on insider info when it comes to club contracts, that Justin Rose has signed a deal with Honma.

 

Silly season or crazier s*** has happened?

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3 Wood: Cobra King Speedzone/HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70

5 Wood: Callaway Mavrik Subzero/Aldila Rogue White 70
Long Irons (4-6): Wilson D7 Forged/DG120TI
Short Irons (7-P): Wilson Staff Model Blade/DG120TI

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Hopefully he pulls a Phil and switches out the entire bag for the Ryder Cup.

 

Just as I finally purged this from my memory...

Driver: Titleist Tsi3 w/HZRDUS Smoke Yellow TX 6.0 
3 Wood: Cobra King Speedzone/HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70

5 Wood: Callaway Mavrik Subzero/Aldila Rogue White 70
Long Irons (4-6): Wilson D7 Forged/DG120TI
Short Irons (7-P): Wilson Staff Model Blade/DG120TI

Wedges (50/54/58): Callaway Jaws MD5 w/TI S200
Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
Ball: Titleist Left Dash

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A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

 

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

 

Makes sense to me. TM exec that’s used to paying pros is running the show.

 

I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.

 

Have they ever paid Pros?

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A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

 

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

 

Makes sense to me. TM exec that’s used to paying pros is running the show.

 

I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.

 

Have they ever paid Pros?

Appears they do.

 

http://www.honmagolf.co.jp/en/team_honma/

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A teaching pro at our club is on staff with Honma and told me the same thing on Weds.

 

Edit... He said it is because of TM’s old president or something who is now running Honma USA

 

Makes sense to me. TM exec that’s used to paying pros is running the show.

 

I just thought it was against Honmas “ideals” to pay people to play their stuff.

 

Have they ever paid Pros?

Appears they do.

 

http://www.honmagolf.co.jp/en/team_honma/

 

Tanihara has been playing really well in the European Tour.

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Makes perfect sense.

 

1. Ascend to #1 in the world

 

2. Change out entire bag

 

3. Descend from #1

 

So what excuse do the players that have ascended to world number 1, left all of their clubs the same, the descended from number 1 have? Another daily typical WRX over reaction to something that might happen. This place never disappoints.
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based on this: "High-end Honma has a minimal footprint in North America, but it seems King and company intend to change that. King, who oversaw impressive growth, experimentation, innovation, ever-shrinking product cycles, and glittering launches at TaylorMade says Honma is planning a major launch for January and plans to have a strong tour presence". I would expect Tour signings of some top talent asap...

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Makes sense. On this very site, there was an article about Honma planning to have professionals on staff as part of their new strategy with the former

based on this: "High-end Honma has a minimal footprint in North America, but it seems King and company intend to change that. King, who oversaw impressive growth, experimentation, innovation, ever-shrinking product cycles, and glittering launches at TaylorMade says Honma is planning a major launch for January and plans to have a strong tour presence". I would expect Tour signings of some top talent asap...

 

Yeah, makes sense with "plans to have a tour strong presence." With him playing so well, he'll be constantly on TV.

 

http://www.golfwrx.com/525620/former-taylormade-ceo-mark-king-is-taking-over-at-honma/

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Wow, I think I'm fairly tuned into the golf world, and this is the first time I've ever heard of Honma Golf.

 

Oh boy.....

 

Come my little Newbie, and take Uncle WRX’s hand and let him lead you down the rabbit hole to the world of unknown, exotic, and obscure equipment.

 

Soon you will discover all sorts of wonderful brands and boutique makers that you never knew about but suddenly have a need to explore and own.

 

Be careful along the way, as your quest for the best and most interesting equipment will surely lead to your wallet becoming mysteriously lighter and your basement becoming full of “perfect” clubs that didn’t quite work out as expected.

 

It’s an adventure....prepare yourself for the ride.

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Makes perfect sense.

 

1. Ascend to #1 in the world

 

2. Change out entire bag

 

3. Descend from #1

 

So what excuse do the players that have ascended to world number 1, left all of their clubs the same, the descended from number 1 have? Another daily typical WRX over reaction to something that might happen. This place never disappoints.

 

Relax my man. It was mostly in jest.

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