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R.I.P - YES! GOLF

 

Just got word from a second source that YES! Golf is going to be closing up shop. Will try to get more info on this for you guys as soon as possible...but that is the word on the tour.

 

 

- Yes! Putters had over 60 Tour wins & were played by over 200 tour pros. This will be a shame if the news I am hearing is true.

 

The tough times continue. The ones that are surviving the best saw this early and adapted fast...example Titleist.

 

YES! GOLF - UPDATE

 

I spent last night and this morning contacting anyone I could to get a hold of info to obtain a more accurate picture of what is going on with YES! GOLF after last's night shocking news I received.

 

The sources I spoke to yesterday were touring pros that had ties with YES! GOLF and they had all said separately that in fact the news I heard was true and that they were closing their doors. Which came as a shock to me because generally I hear about these things before they get to this point. So it came as hard to believe news even when I heard it from the 2nd source...but when the 3rd source told me I felt it had to be true.

 

Although it is not 100% accurate...kind of why I kept the question mark beside it when I posted it. I had a weird gut feeling on this one even though 3 good sources all had the same story. Well this is why they all had the same story. What happened was YES! GOLF had to let go one of their PGA Tour Reps...and in his conversations with other golfers and others in the business he had told everyone that they were closing their doors. They are not closing their doors...well at least not yet.

 

They admit they have been struggling and they have had some debt issues. And also admit that they ARE pursuing a sale of the company. And that they have quite a few prospective buyers. So we will wait to hear more about this and let you know as soon as we find out.

 

I do have info on a prospective buyer but have not heard from the other side on this one yet to confirm.


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Oh no!! I hope a big OEM picks them up.


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I would think that if the price is right this brand would get picked up fairly quickly. I think they would have to reduce the amount of models they release though.

 

Oh no!! I hope a big OEM picks them up.


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Wild guess is they were carrying a lot of debt from production and low sales hit them. If the intellectual and inventory holdings of Yes! are worth anything, there might be someone out there willing to absorb their debt... Puma maybe? Hopefully we'll hear some more details so other "small" companies won't suffer the same fate.

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That's to bad hope someone buys their line.


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I was in Yes! Golf's HQ in Denver last Friday for a couple hours for a fitting for me and the wife. There was no hint of anything like this which we saw and there were quite a few customers coming in for fittings and for new stuff. I hope its not true, as after personally dealing with them, I saw a CLASS operation and it would be a shame if they disappear. I hope your sources are wrong.

Oh... and its 81 wins in 4 years. Pretty danged impressive if you ask me. :lol:


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Wild guess is they were carrying a lot of debt from production and low sales hit them. If the intellectual and inventory holdings of Yes! are worth anything, there might be someone out there willing to absorb their debt... Puma maybe? Hopefully we'll hear some more details so other "small" companies won't suffer the same fate.

 

 

I was in Yes! Golf's HQ in Denver last Friday for a couple hours for a fitting for me and the wife. There was no hint of anything like this which we saw and there were quite a few customers coming in for fittings and for new stuff. I hope its not true, as after personally dealing with them, I saw a CLASS operation and it would be a shame if they disappear. I hope your sources are wrong.

Oh... and its 81 wins in 4 years. Pretty danged impressive if you ask me. :lol:

 

 

It's possible the employees are in the dark about it, or are at least treating it like a rumor. From my dealings with related (but non-golf) issues, the employees are usually the last to know... That said, I'd take Mike's word at Yes! being a class-act, and feel similar about them disappearing.

 

Looking at both sides of the coin, if they did go under, having Puma pick them up makes a lot of sense. They could use (not liking this word, but stumpped for a replacement right now) Yes! the same way Callaway uses Odyssey and Titleist uses Cameron. It'd save them a lot of effort in developing and marketing their own putter line from scratch, plus maybe bring in some new business to the rest of their products.

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I agree I think this would be a perfect fit for PUMA! If this does go down as sources say.....


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YES! GOLF - UPDATE

 

I spent last night and this morning contacting anyone I could to get a hold of info to obtain a more accurate picture of what is going on with YES! GOLF after last's night shocking news I received.

 

The sources I spoke to yesterday were touring pros that had ties with YES! GOLF and they had all said separately that in fact the news I heard was true and that they were closing their doors. Which came as a shock to me because generally I hear about these things before they get to this point. So it came as hard to believe news even when I heard it from the 2nd source...but when the 3rd source told me I felt it had to be true.

 

Although it is not 100% accurate...kind of why I kept the question mark beside it when I posted it. I had a weird gut feeling on this one even though 3 good sources all had the same story. Well this is why they all had the same story. What happened was YES! GOLF had to let go one of their PGA Tour Reps...and in his conversations with other golfers and others in the business he had told everyone that they were closing their doors. They are not closing their doors...well at least not yet.

 

They admit they have been struggling and they have had some debt issues. And also admit that they ARE pursuing a sale of the company. And that they have quite a few prospective buyers. So we will wait to hear more about this and let you know as soon as we find out.

 

I do have info on a prospective buyer but have not heard from the other side on this one yet to confirm.


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One thing killing them is availablity of their product. I havent seen one in Golf Galaxy, Golfsmith, or Dicks in over a year outside of the used section. I would never have picked up my Tracey if they hadnt one of them there. They have some new ones that Ive been trying to test out, but havent been able to find any. They are great putters and Ive tried many others since, but none have been able to knock her out of my bag


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Coincidentally I just sold the last Yes! putter I had left, the Yes! Natalie.


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Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
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LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

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Haven't YES un-officially been on the market a few years now. Or was that Rife?


I have a revolving WITB policy.

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Yes Rife WAS and STILL is. They are in a bit of trouble right now to say the least.

 

Haven't YES un-officially been on the market a few years now. Or was that Rife?


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Yes Rife WAS and STILL is. They are in a bit of trouble right now to say the least.

 

I have the same issues Hendricks has- can't find Yes! putters anywhere in my area. I'm currently looking at a Callie and Olivia online, but it'd end up being a stab in the dark basically, since I wouldn't be able to test either one until I purchase it... Well, that goes for a lot of lefty stuff, really.

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I have the same issues Hendricks has- can't find Yes! putters anywhere in my area. I'm currently looking at a Callie and Olivia online, but it'd end up being a stab in the dark basically, since I wouldn't be able to test either one until I purchase it... Well, that goes for a lot of lefty stuff, really.

 

Olivia is one of the ones I really want to try also


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The Callie is great... and SWMBO just to the Marilyn model in pink. She's deadly with it! I sincerely hope Yes does not go away. I am lucky in that I only live 100 miles from their HQ.


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R.I.P - YES! GOLF

 

Just got word from a second source that YES! Golf is going to be closing up shop. Will try to get more info on this for you guys as soon as possible...but that is the word on the tour.

 

 

- Yes! Putters had over 60 Tour wins & were played by over 200 tour pros. This will be a shame if the news I am hearing is true.

 

The tough times continue. The ones that are surviving the best saw this early and adapted fast...example Titleist.

 

Recipe for downfall in golf biz =

 

1) Hard to find and try out product

2) High Retail price ($330 for the Mollie)- R&D, Materials, labor = $330 per putter, really now? Similar Cameron's Retail for $300, and Odyssey Blacks run $279

3) No resale value so word travels slowly (grooves are damaged most of the time)

 

I have managed to try some used Yes putters and they are nice, but the grooves are often damaged and new ones are just too expensive.

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I admit that I find it interesting you guys can't get Yes! putters at Golf Galaxies and the like. My local golf town stocks gobs of them and typically the big US stores get gobs more options then we get in Canada


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2) High Retail price ($330 for the Mollie)- R&D, Materials, labor = $330 per putter, really now? Similar Cameron's Retail for $300, and Odyssey Blacks run $279

3) No resale value so word travels slowly (grooves are damaged most of the time)

 

I have managed to try some used Yes putters and they are nice, but the grooves are often damaged and new ones are just too expensive.

 

The average Yes Putter is closer to $150.00, only certain ones get up to the $300.00 range. Also, Ive had my Tracey for a few years now and the grooves are still in great shape.


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