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  1. Check out he May 10, 2010 edition of the Global Golf Post pages 2 and 6. Page 2 is TM taking a jab at Cally and 6 is them backing off their Burner claims as they have decided sales are too close to say they are still #1. Now...could that be due to them having 3 different Burner irons and it is diluting numbers on specific irons?
  2. I have a Currie and have the fitting I received is supposed to be the same everything that he does. My new putter and approach to putting has knocked 5-6 strokes off my game.
  3. I've never bagged anything TM, but that's just because they haven't been the best for me. I've bagged Cally before, but only because they did work. I don't have anything against either company. I just don't care for the type of marketing they (and others) are employing. I don't care for the same iron with a new paint job either.

  4. TaylorMade is #1 Callaway needs to get busy

    and get somthing really new--not just a new paint color--they need a new R & D dept.

  5. Other people said something like this too. If the ad TM is talking about is the one I saw it was a legit claim. It basically said that Cally had won x of y PGA Tour events and it was the #1 winning driver on tour. It goes back to what I said in my posts. Both can make the clam that they have the #1 driver based on the numbers they choose to look at. Both claims are true based on the information they choose to use.
  6. They are changing US distributors. I think the new distributor is creating a new website and hasn't finished it yet. I know for a fact that they are still around and product is available if you know an authorized Epon dealer.
  7. Bingo. I don't have either in my bag. TM has never worked for me and Cally has in the past. They pretty much all make great products...if it fits your game. The problem is "hey this club is for everyone" when everyone knows it isn't.
  8. I'll answer point by point: 1 - It doesn't make me think any less of TaylorMade when they put stuff like this out. It's today's market and game. What I can't stand and hurts my opinion about TM is they feel the need for 3-5 new drivers and 2-3 new iron sets every year (I know...I may be exaggerating a bit. But it seems like these numbers are legit.). Are you really that insecure with your product? Do you think it is so shotty that you have to replace it that often? Are you purposely not putting technology into your product so that you can upgrade every 6 months and make it 'better than ever'? 2 - I have always believed all these numbers and claims are bought and/or manufactured. I also believe they are technically true. These is too much to lose for making false claims and everything to gain by making numbers represent something they may not should. Thanks to this site and some smaller golf companies out there, this belief has been confirmed. 3 - It is absolutely petty, but the unfortunate fact it golf isn't about golf any longer. It is about showing your playing partner how new and cool your stuff is and how his isn't good anymore (Golf Digest Obsolete List anybody? Sure there's stuff that doesn't hack it anymore, but really?). That's what drives all the companies to market, develop, and implement the strategies they have. Now...is this the fault of us or the OEMs? I don't know that answer, but figure we all hold responsibility. Should the customer see this? No...but this is the market strategy just about all the OEMs have adopted. Focusing on numbers rather than on the product itself. 4 - I'd let them make whatever claims they want to. If they are true, with or without fudging numbers, they are true. If they aren't, call them out. But if you call someone out and end up being wrong yourself....well...good luck.
  9. I can't get the image to apply here, but there is the text from an email I just received: It also had this link to look at the proof. So what TM is saying is they bought more tour wins by paying more players to play their clubs than Callaway. So...does Callaway come back and say, "Our players have a greater winning percentage than TaylorMade"? It has nothing to do with the player...not a chance...it is ALL about the club. (I'm not saying Tiger or Phil with a persimmon would beat Kim or Furyk. There is a difference in club technology.) A good marketer can make the worst numbers look positive. Look at Tom Hicks and the spin he spewed about the Rangers for so many years. Why don't we focus on putting the best product possible on the market instead of worrying about whose thing if bigger? Good grief.....
  10. Played on a cow pasture called a golf course today in a scramble. We got second last year having never seen the course before and losing to the 'club pro' and members by a stroke. This year we won by a stroke with a -13 (58)...first time I ever won anything at golf. The greens were terrible and three putts from the same place hit exactly the same would have 3 different results. I was the best putter on our team and hit the first shot of our round 260 in the middle of the fairway. Had I not refound an old bad habit it would have been a perfect day of golf.......save the course.
  11. It looks like they needed to bring a new iron out but didn't have any ideas on a new design that was better than the X-22's. So they gave it a paint job and, viola! The X-24 HOT!!!!! I think the new Burner is slated to be called the SuperDuper.
  12. I hear it has a putter blade for a grip. That way you can use it as putter and driver and add a club.
  13. No new episode this week. My channel guide for 3/29 says, "Ray Ramano has reached the halfway point in the attempt to retool his golf game." It is also episode 30 and last week's was 29.
  14. The first time it was $75 and the second time was $100. In my area, those prices aren't too bad, but for what I got it was way too much. Won't make the mistake a third time.
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