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How the heck that he get his hands on the Stroke Lab Ten?? Can't even get a release date and he's gaming one as an Am

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> @KuroOuji54 said:

> > @BirdieBirdieX said:

> > How the heck that he get his hands on the Stroke Lab Ten?? Can't even get a release date and he's gaming one as an Am

>

> Hes a pro and on staff now

 

And he would have had as an Am as well

He was top 10 in the world

Gaming one off TM blades and putters before

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> @leftygolfer15 said:

> > @inditube said:

> > Ty Tryon signed with Callaway and was 17 where is he now?

>

> Peak WRX. Bravo sir!

 

I’m going to assume he read the Jonathan Wall article in Golf.com

 

https://www.golf.com/gear/pros-bags/2019/09/17/akshay-bhatia-callaway-equipment-deal-sanderson-farms-pro-debut/

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Finally excited to see someone on Tour game a driver with weights to the max draw and the hozel in the draw setting! "Ain't no shame in his game!" For awhile I thought I was the only one who wanted a closed face and some draw biased weight that has a SS over 115mph and can find the center of the face regularly.

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Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

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> @BirdieBirdieX said:

> How the heck that he get his hands on the Stroke Lab Ten?? Can't even get a release date and he's gaming one as an Am

 

Probably the same way he got a one off set of left handed P730's. Craziness.

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> @webber said:

> Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

 

Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

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I don’t know his name, I live near the course Gankas teaches out of and I was talking to a caddy at the club about George and the caddies were saying he’s got a kid barely in high school that’s going to be next level. They probably said his name and I didn’t pay attention.

> @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > @Lenny2 said:

> > Another Gankas kid. I heard he has a younger kid in the stable that is going to blow away everything we have seen yet.

>

> Who would that be??

 

 

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> @MooJersey said:

> > @webber said:

> > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

>

> Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

 

Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

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> @Lenny2 said:

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> I don’t know his name, I live near the course Gankas teaches out of and **I was talking to a caddy at the club about George and the caddies were saying he’s got a kid barely in high school that’s going to be next level.** They probably said his name and I didn’t pay attention.

>

>

There have been so many amateurs that were hyped as being the next "one" or the new "next level" player for years on end and never panned out. The last one that actually met that criteria turned pro in late 1996. Since then... .

 

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> @bigeasy said:

> > @MooJersey said:

> > > @webber said:

> > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> >

> > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

>

> Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

 

I would bet TM gave him a pretty damn solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

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> @inditube said:

> Ty Tryon signed with Callaway and was 17 where is he now?

 

Excellent logic. Surely no 17 year olds will ever amount to anything because one didn't.

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> @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > @bigeasy said:

> > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > @webber said:

> > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > >

> > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> >

> > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

>

> I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

 

Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

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> @webber said:

> Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

 

Oh come on, no need for the soap box. It always and in this case should come down to $$. This is a business and career for this kid. All the OEM make great stuff so it comes down to (especially as a rookie) to who will sign the biggest contract. Any of the OEM can make you whatever you want.

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> @OutBackHack said:

> > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > @bigeasy said:

> > > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > > @webber said:

> > > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > > >

> > > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> > >

> > > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

> >

> > I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

>

> Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

 

See this makes sense. TM has a superstar stable of staffers. I don't blame this kid for taking the money. He did the smart thing ... make the money while you can. TM isn't going to feed his future family if he doesn't make it on the tour. Simple business. Not sure why guys are talking about loyalty and all that.

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> @MooJersey said:

> > @OutBackHack said:

> > > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > > @bigeasy said:

> > > > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > > > @webber said:

> > > > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > > > >

> > > > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> > > >

> > > > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

> > >

> > > I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

> >

> > Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

>

> See this makes sense. TM has a superstar stable of staffers. I don't blame this kid for taking the money. He did the smart thing ... make the money while you can. TM isn't going to feed his future family if he doesn't make it on the tour. Simple business. Not sure why guys are talking about loyalty and all that.

 

You really think this contract is worth enough to set him up financially for the future? I don’t

He doesn’t need the $ from what I know about his family. Also one of the reasons he’s turning pro at 17

So yes. I did expect a certain amount of loyalty. And yes it is unusual for 14 club switch when turning pro

Usually this contract and change happens after being in Tour for a little and having success. Not right when turning pro.

 

Rooting for the kid. Big fan. Just don’t love the total switch to start a career.

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> @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > @MooJersey said:

> > > @OutBackHack said:

> > > > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > > > @bigeasy said:

> > > > > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > > > > @webber said:

> > > > > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> > > > >

> > > > > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

> > > >

> > > > I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

> > >

> > > Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

> >

> > See this makes sense. TM has a superstar stable of staffers. I don't blame this kid for taking the money. He did the smart thing ... make the money while you can. TM isn't going to feed his future family if he doesn't make it on the tour. Simple business. Not sure why guys are talking about loyalty and all that.

>

> You really think this contract is worth enough to set him up financially for the future? I don’t

> He doesn’t need the $ from what I know about his family. Also one of the reasons he’s turning pro at 17

> So yes. I did expect a certain amount of loyalty. And yes it is unusual for 14 club switch when turning pro

> Usually this contract and change happens after being in Tour for a little and having success. Not right when turning pro.

>

> Rooting for the kid. Big fan. Just don’t love the total switch to start a career.

 

What did Victor Hovland do? He changed his whole bag also, Taylormade to Ping. Hasnt affected him one bit.

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> @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > @MooJersey said:

> > > @OutBackHack said:

> > > > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > > > @bigeasy said:

> > > > > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > > > > @webber said:

> > > > > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> > > > >

> > > > > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

> > > >

> > > > I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

> > >

> > > Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

> >

> > See this makes sense. TM has a superstar stable of staffers. I don't blame this kid for taking the money. He did the smart thing ... make the money while you can. TM isn't going to feed his future family if he doesn't make it on the tour. Simple business. Not sure why guys are talking about loyalty and all that.

>

> You really think this contract is worth enough to set him up financially for the future? I don’t

> He doesn’t need the $ from what I know about his family. Also one of the reasons he’s turning pro at 17

> So yes. I did expect a certain amount of loyalty. And yes it is unusual for 14 club switch when turning pro

> Usually this contract and change happens after being in Tour for a little and having success. Not right when turning pro.

>

> Rooting for the kid. Big fan. Just don’t love the total switch to start a career.

 

How do you know his parents are giving him any money now that he’s a pro? More money from equipment contract equals more funds for travel.

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> @DelPoncho said:

> one of the tuesday pics showed he was still practicing with his old red spider, wont be shocked if he returns to gaming old faithful

 

The information I saw was that he was going to be gaming the Epic Flash Driver this week, Callaway didn't mention any other Callaway equipment would be in his bag so I imagine he gets a grace period to work in the Callaway equipment when he get comfortable with it. I know it's a 14 club deal so at some point before the new year he will have a full Callaway bag but that could take some time seeing how long he gamed that Taylormade equipment.

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> @bigeasy said:

> > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > @OutBackHack said:

> > > > > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > > > > @bigeasy said:

> > > > > > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > > > > > @webber said:

> > > > > > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > > > > > >

> > > > > > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

> > > > >

> > > > > I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

> > > >

> > > > Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

> > >

> > > See this makes sense. TM has a superstar stable of staffers. I don't blame this kid for taking the money. He did the smart thing ... make the money while you can. TM isn't going to feed his future family if he doesn't make it on the tour. Simple business. Not sure why guys are talking about loyalty and all that.

> >

> > You really think this contract is worth enough to set him up financially for the future? I don’t

> > He doesn’t need the $ from what I know about his family. Also one of the reasons he’s turning pro at 17

> > So yes. I did expect a certain amount of loyalty. And yes it is unusual for 14 club switch when turning pro

> > Usually this contract and change happens after being in Tour for a little and having success. Not right when turning pro.

> >

> > Rooting for the kid. Big fan. Just don’t love the total switch to start a career.

>

> What did Victor Hovland do? He changed his whole bag also, Taylormade to Ping. Hasnt affected him one bit.

 

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> @canonlbp430 said:

> > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > @OutBackHack said:

> > > > > @MakersMarsh3 said:

> > > > > > @bigeasy said:

> > > > > > > @MooJersey said:

> > > > > > > > @webber said:

> > > > > > > > Gotta love the loyalty Taylormade takes care of this kid forever and the second he turns pro he drops them like a bad habit for the cash. Switches out 14 clubs right as he's about to chase his tour card. Lame.

> > > > > > >

> > > > > > > Callaway probably offered a better deal. Free market and all that. If TaylorMade wanted him on staff that badly ... I'm sure they could have convinced him with the right deal. How is that lame?

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Dont blame him, if Taylormade wanted him, should have showed him the money!

> > > > >

> > > > > I would bet TM gave him a pretty **** solid offer. He took the brinks truck. Count me as one that was surprised after he had such a great relationship with TM

> > > >

> > > > Taylormade are done with giving money away for now.... They've got 4 or 5 of the best players in the world on staff and Matt Wolff took the rest of it...no way they're taking a chance on an unproven kid.

> > >

> > > See this makes sense. TM has a superstar stable of staffers. I don't blame this kid for taking the money. He did the smart thing ... make the money while you can. TM isn't going to feed his future family if he doesn't make it on the tour. Simple business. Not sure why guys are talking about loyalty and all that.

> >

> > You really think this contract is worth enough to set him up financially for the future? I don’t

> > He doesn’t need the $ from what I know about his family. Also one of the reasons he’s turning pro at 17

> > So yes. I did expect a certain amount of loyalty. And yes it is unusual for 14 club switch when turning pro

> > Usually this contract and change happens after being in Tour for a little and having success. Not right when turning pro.

> >

> > Rooting for the kid. Big fan. Just don’t love the total switch to start a career.

>

> How do you know his parents are giving him any money now that he’s a pro? More money from equipment contract equals more funds for travel

Because I’ve heard him communicate that. His dad is very involved in his life (not in a bad way!) and is super supportive and has been for LONG time.

He’s going to travel the same amount this year as he did last year. Maybe even less

 

 

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