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Guys, as the PGA is making its Florida swing, I am going to be

at two or three of the tournaments and I would like to make a

couple of purchases.

 

I was wondering if anyone could give me any protocol about

making those purchases and if some manufacturers are more

open than others about discussing it with you.

 

I would really appreciate any comments

 

thanks

 

Garry

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cash is no good, a smooth talker will get further. However, the marshals might not like you asking because some of those companies are sponsors and if something happens to "fall" off the van it is their loss. My suggestion is hang around the vans as much as possible and watch for the garbage to get thrown out. There is always some good shaft pulls to be had. Even asking them guys if they have any shaft pulls they don't want might work. That will get you some trade credit on the online boards to get the tour equipment your looking for.

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Guys, as the PGA is making its Florida swing, I am going to be

at two or three of the tournaments and I would like to make a

couple of purchases.

 

I was wondering if anyone could give me any protocol about

making those purchases and if some manufacturers are more

open than others about discussing it with you.

 

I would really appreciate any comments

 

thanks

 

Garry

 

 

If you can be in the Stuart area March 17th from 12pm to 6pm, the TM Tour Van will be at the Monterey Driving Range. I am also going there then to get fit for some things. That driving range has a lot of demo days and my friend runs the place.

 

This is the driving range on Monterey road, it would probably be easier to talk to those guys then, rather at the tournament.

 

If interested, let me know as I can probably hook you up with a couple of the TM sponsored guys who will be there as well.

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I dunno, you kind of need to know the guys or have money and be a good talker. All I can remember from last summer at the Barclays in westchester is that when I went over near the TM and Titleist Tour Vans w/ my friend we didn't feel welcome. These two guys outside kept watching us and finally some dude said we couldn't be back there becuase it was for the Tour only. I was thinking of checking stuff out inside, but I couldn't get the chance to and couldn't play with them or even display any talents. Anyway, maybe they'll give you stuff for the right price, but I doubt it. For some reason, most companies deny that there is even a difference between retail and Tour Issue, well we all know there is. Good luck finding clubs though ;)

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The Tour Van items are generally NOT for sale. If the Van Staff is caught selling items out of the van, they will likely lose their job.

 

Chat with them, be friendly, but don't insult them, and ask them to lose their job by selling you something.

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The Tour Van items are generally NOT for sale. If the Van Staff is caught selling items out of the van, they will likely lose their job.

 

Chat with them, be friendly, but don't insult them, and ask them to lose their job by selling you something.

 

 

Precisely answered. Remember, these guys at the van is 'just' staff like many of us and aquiring stuff of the shelves in the truck takes 'something else'. ;)

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