The Future of Callaway
Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:35 PM
Therein lies the problem, this was not even close to a representative sample. If it was, Callaway would be wiping the floor with everyone.
Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:21 PM
Sweet feel and awesome results, they are staying in the bag for a long time I can assure you of that
Nice to hear you like them. What made you get them over the X22 tour and the Xforged?
Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:45 PM
I agree, like I said don't get me wrong I am a huge Callaway guy but there have just been some strange goings on behind the scene that I have happend to catch wind of. I am in now way discrediting Callaways gear cause I think its awesome, but time will tell I guess.
Another tid bit I heard the other day was that Perry Ellis, the company that was going to take over the apparel from Fletcher Lesiure group, is on the FLOP. Let me know if you have heard the same.
Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:55 PM
Like what kinds of goings? Or is this a hush-hush thing?
Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:59 PM
Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:43 PM
I don't know if it all just mental, but I feel that my "Square" clubs are easier to hit and much more forgiving...
If it wasn't for the economy the last couple of years and the original higher prices for the "Squared" clubs,
I'm sure there would have been a better response in the market
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:33 PM
That is not a shock at all since we are in a recession and part of the learning from this type of recession is how to best utilize company assets in the most efficient manner. Callaway's 10-K is telling the same story as the other major OEMs and it is not good for the industry right now. Most companies were stuck holding the bag with a lot of inventory that they were not able to move and still cannot move even at a steep discount.
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TaylorMade Rocketballz Tour 3 Matrix Xcon 7 X
Adams Idea Pro Gold 18* Matrix Altus X
Adams A4 22* Aldila NVS 85x
Callaway X Forged 5 -PW PX 7.0
Vokey Spin Milled 52*, 56*, 60* PX 7.0
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:19 AM
That is so fundamentally true... at least where I work LOL.
That said, I think a dunk in the bargain tank for some of these bigger OEMs would be good- they seem to think they're the "Be All, End All" in golf equipment, and have brainwashed too many into thinking that they can buy into the marketing scheme and come out the second coming of a PGA pro. It amazes me that they keeps saying "longest, straightest" every year... how much farther can you actually improve, within the constraints of the USGA/R&A's rules?
Here you go, MGS- maybe an "apples to apples" club comparison. The other golf media outlets (namely, Golf Magazine and Golf Digest) seem afraid to do anything like this... probably over a loss of ad dollars. But is a FT-iz really longer and straighter than a FT-3 (assuming length, shaft flex and loft are the same)? Everyone seems to want to regurgitate the company marketing lines, but not offer any scientific, statistical proof. MGS seems like the type of people to do something like that.
Mind you, I'm not piling on Callaway... they all do it. Just seemed easier because we're talking about them.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:23 PM
The biggest mistake I made was trading in my Callaway Fusions for a new Callaway Fusion wide sole set. I thought I would like the 3 & 4 irons, but failed to adapt to the wide sole for the rest.
The Callaway Fusions were absolutely the sweetest feeling clubs I have ever used. I got a buttery feel when i hit the ball "between the screws". From the looks of things I suspect the Fusion/FT style club is no longer a maketable item. I was a 20 Hcap (shattered wrist almost destoyed my ability to play - 4 surgeries and several years of therapy later) and after my fiasco with the wide soles, I ordered the Powerbilt Air Force One irons with the thin face filled with Nitrogen. My SS is only 87 mph so i could use any extra trampoline effect i could find. With a solid back, they look similar to the Fusions. I got a deal on them at the PGA show in January. My 21 Hcap is now 14. I am back to enjoying the game.
As for Callaway, they should have kept the Fusion line.
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