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Huge news.

 

http://www.golf.com/equipment/callaway-golf-acquires-toulon-design-putters

 

 

 

Callaway Golf announced today that it is acquiring Toulon Design, a company that produces premium, milled putters. The company's co-founder Sean Toulon has been in the golf industry for more than 30 years, most recently as executive VP of TaylorMade. Under the new agreement Toulon will assume duties of SVP, Callaway Golf, and GM, Odyssey.

 

By the sound of the deal, I wouldn't be surprised if Toulon Design becomes the premium line of putters.  All putters will remain Odyssey putters, but the premium line (milled) will have the TD name (maybe Odyssey by Toulon Design or something similar).

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Huge news.

 

http://www.golf.com/equipment/callaway-golf-acquires-toulon-design-putters

 

 

By the sound of the deal, I wouldn't be surprised if Toulon Design becomes the premium line of putters.  All putters will remain Odyssey putters, but the premium line (milled) will have the TD name (maybe Odyssey by Toulon Design or something similar).

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Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

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yeah pretty surprising, but a couple thoughts I have.

 

  • Sean's left TMAG just about 1 year ago exactly.  Maybe he had a non-compete with Callaway specifically being mentioned, and this is something he had planed all along?
  • Also is it a coincidence that Chris Koske just left Odyssey in the past couple weeks
  • I know Sean Toulon had said just a month or so ago the response to their putters had been so great, he wished they had the capability to produce them faster.   Maybe this will help in that regard.  

 

They could all be related or all could be complete coincidence.  But i did find the timing interesting, barely 7 months after he launched Toulon Design.  

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yeah pretty surprising, but a couple thoughts I have.

 

  • Sean's left TMAG just about 1 year ago exactly.  Maybe he had a non-compete with Callaway specifically being mentioned, and this is something he had planed all along?
  • Also is it a coincidence that Chris Koske just left Odyssey in the past couple weeks
  • I know Sean Toulon had said just a month or so ago the response to their putters had been so great, he wished they had the capability to produce them faster.   Maybe this will help in that regard.  

 

They could all be related or all could be complete coincidence.  But i did find the timing interesting, barely 7 months after he launched Toulon Design.  

 

I wouldn't be surprised if all three thoughts were connected 

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

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Interesting, and here I was about to buy a Rochester. Wonder if the prices will go down now

 

 

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Fairway:     Still looking!

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Putter:       Evnroll 1.2 blade

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Those rochesters are sooooo sweet.

 

 

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Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Wasn't there a rumor going around that Odyssey was working with David Mills as well?

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Toulon is David Mills boss. Not certain about the latest news as things change quickly but David was supposed to come out with a high end (tour) line a made by David Mills for them and filter the high end line of putters back to the public.

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Toulon is David Mills boss. Not certain about the latest news as things change quickly but David was supposed to come out with a high end (tour) line a made by David Mills for them and filter the high end line of putters back to the public.

Come again? David is no longer on his own?

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Toulon putters are getting sweeter but the minute.

 

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Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

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I'm just saying "James Patrick".

That wouldn't shock me.

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Now I know why Chris Koske left Odyssey for Super Stroke!

 

 

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Sounds good to me! Love the look and Callaway's financing behind them.

 

 

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Was disappointed when I saw this. I liked what Toulon was doing as a "boutique" brand and the family business. Im hoping they can keep the branding separate

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