Nike to end equipment manufacturing..clubs and balls

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Scott Rushing
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Nike to end equipment manufacturing..clubs and balls

Wow, that's a shocker.  I figured with Tiger not playing, and Rory not playing well, they were probably hurting, but I didn't expect to read they were ending their equipment and balls divisions. 

Curious to see what Rory does with the switch now, I really don't think he played as well with Nike as he did before. 

DON
I was a bit surprised by this

I was a bit surprised by this announcement as well. But to be honest, Tiger is NOT playing at all this year. Rory is only doing so so on tour, and Michele Wie is NOT the player she was supposed to turn into as she grew up. So the top three bigt names in golf that are using Nike equipment are not making Nike famour at the moment. It will be interesting to see which OEM makes a push to land Rory, as he is the best bet to turn things around in the near future.

Good news for the average golfer should be that most ALL Nike clubs and balls should be on SALE pretty soon. I've played some of the Nike balls in the past and their Tour balls are right up there with the other top tour balls on the market. Might be a good time to stock up on some Tour type balls at a decent price pretty soon.

Don

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Sadly I think the company

Sadly I think the company with the biggest  £$ offer will get rorys signature but it may well be his prefured choice. What will happen about the $25 mill/ Year  deal he is currently on from Nike? CAC

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Aimee
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clubs

Looks like Titleist is getting a couple of their boys back.

It's not how...it's how many

Scott Rushing
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good question CAC.  its

good question CAC.  its unclear at this point what wil happen with Rory's contract.  seems like they would want to keep him endoresed for whatever they can given his popularity. 

I agree Aimee, i think you'll see both of them turn to titleist. 

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scomac
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I wouldn't be too sure Scott.

I wouldn't be too sure Scott.  It seems to me that based on the comments from Bob Parsons he will be anteing up for at least one of them.  Nike couldn't ever come up with a driver that Tiger could count on, so maybe he is the most likely candidate for PXG provided he even makes a comeback.

Rory needs to find his game again.  It has been MIA since he signed the Nike deal it would seem, so maybe he needs to go back to Titleist for familiarity sake.

FWIW I think we are going to miss Nike being in the equipment game.  They pushed boundaries; moved to off-shore manufacturing and generally advanced the technology aspect of club design moreso than any other manufacturer other than Ping.  Clubs are cheaper today as a direct result of their involvement.

Scott Rushing
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PXG is an interesting option

PXG is an interesting option Sco..  From what I've read, their owner seems like the Steve Jobs of Golf Club OEM...and is putting out some impressive gear.  So maybe he would but my understanding is they don't pay players like Titleist and Nike did, so I'm not sure if Tiger or Rory would take their deal.  I've also heard rumors time and again that Tiger might come out with his own line of clubs.  So who knows.. i guess we'll have to wait and see if Tiger is able to come back at all.

 

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