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hi all:was woundering if someone could clear up some myths i had about tour pro's and golf equipment.first all pro's get all their equipment for free weather they're on a big tour or mini tour?second the company name on eather side of a players bag is that of their biggest sponsor?all pro's with a golf equipment company name on their bag are part of that companies tour staff?finally the top pro's on each equipment companies staff get first priority with custom and prototype clubs than others on a companies staff?thanks for the info :crazy: ;) :crazy2: :cheesy: :cheesy:

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all pro's get all their equipment for free weather they're on a big tour or mini tour? not awlays (PGA, Champions, Nationwide, LPGA...YES) (Some other smaller mini tours...NO)

 

second the company name on eather side of a players bag is that of their biggest sponsor? not always (often it is the company on thier shirt or hat, i.e. an investment company)

 

all pro's with a golf equipment company name on their bag are part of that companies tour staff? not always

 

finally the top pro's on each equipment companies staff get first priority with custom and prototype clubs than others on a companies staff? often times they are more catered to

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The side of a golfers bag is much like a "ad" spot. They get paid per logo based upon where it is and how much it will be seen by the gallery, tv etc.

 

I remember reading an article that broke it down (maybe GC - Whats in the bag?) - I think that the hat logo is one of the higer paid spots followed by the shirt and bag.

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I have always found it interesting that most pro's sign a contract with a company for headcovers that are the same company as their bag sponsor. i.e. Luke Donald has a Mizuno bag and Mizuno headcovers as a package deal sponsorship but if you look at the clubs under the cover they aren't necessarily that brand club. Seems almost like false advertising. Luke Donald was the first example that came to mind but there are many out there. For the longest time Phil Mickelson had Callaway headcovers on Taylor Made V-steel fairway woods.

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