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Hello everyone,

 

I'm posting the thread in hopes it will help fellow golfers avoid a company called Probe Golf out of Ashland Oregon.  www.probegolf.com & wwwputterofthefuture.com

 

Almost a year ago, I found an advertisement for this golf business in the back of an issue of Golf Digest, and that was the start of a huge headache for me.  The inventor of the Probe Golf 20/10 putter, Pete Baumann, is advertising a golf distributorship for a small investment with his company.  I did a bit of research and thought it might be something interesting to try here in Canada because there was nothing like it.

 

HUGE MISTAKE!!!

 

After I sent Pete Baumann my initial investment, I couldn't get a hold of him.  It's been almost 1 year and I have yet to see any product and he refuses to refund my money.

 

Upon further investigation of Probe Golf & Pete Baumann, I found a trail of empty promises and empty wallets across the U.S. & Canada.  Story after story about how Pete Baumann swindled them out of their money.

 

All I can hope is that this thread reaches as many people as possible and saves at least one person from investing their hard earned money with a criminal like Pete Baumann.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Signed,

 

Probe Hater!!!

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Sorry to hear that, sux that there are people like that out there taking peoples hard earned money.

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:cobra-small: Max Superlite 9.5* Driver   :cobra-small: Fly-Z XL 10.5* Driver    :cobra-small: Fly-Z XL 16* 3 Wood    :cobra-small: Fly-Z XL 19* 5 Wood

:taylormade-small: Mid Rescue - 2, 3, 4, & 5 Hybrids     :taylormade-small: M2 - 6 Hybrid

:cleveland-small: 588 Altitude 7-PW    :cleveland-small: Tour Action 588 52* Gap wedge   :cleveland-small: Smart Sole 58* San wedge

:cleveland-small: Frontline Elvado Single Bend 33" putter (testing)                   

  :MLA: Target Adixion 33" putter

:titelist-small:  Velocity Golf Balls

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I went to their website and reviewed the info.....interesting concept.......I also reviewed the "Distributor" tab...very little info.

 

Wish you the best in getting your investment back.  Have you tried a certified letter with return recept & signature?

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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thanks for the heads up, sorry that happened to you

Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Yikes! Sorry that happened to you! Thanks for letting us know! 

Twitter: @EdmundCruz 

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What's In The Bag:

Driver:  Tour Edge Golf EX9 10 degrees, UST Mamiya ATTAS COOOL Stiff Flex
Hybrid:  Tour Edge Golf Exotics EX9 #3 Hybrid, UST MAMIYA RECOIL 670 F4 Stiff Flex
Irons:
:benhogan-small: Ft. Worth 15 Irons, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47 KBS Tour 90 S-Flex Shaft
Wedges:
:benhogan-small: TK 15 Wedges, 51, 55, 59. KBS Tour 90 S-Flex Shaft
Putter: Buzelli Golf STA-1, Standard Loft/Lie
Ball:  Snell Golf My Tour Ball 

 

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Since you're in Canada, it sounds like he's defrauding people on an international scale.

 

If this happened to me in the US, I'd contact my State Attorney General and the US States Attorney offices and provide them with all the information you have on this.

 

If he's still advertising in Golf Digest, I'd contact them as well.

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What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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  • 2 years later...

I have a client who has come forward and it appears that he too has been scammed out of thousands by Mr. Baumann, along with his son Rio.  We have started an investigation against this company as it appears that they could be scamming many others. Please come forward or contact me if you have been scammed by this individual, as we build our case. Thank you.

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Thanks for the heads up.

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Welcome to My Golf Spy!  Thanks for the heads up. 

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Driver -  :callaway-small:  Mavrik with Reg. Flex UST Mamiya Helium Black 4 Graphite Shaft
Woods - :callaway-small:   Mavrik 3 Wood & Epic Flash  Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges -  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER2
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5-X  PIC

Bag -  2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

 

 

 

 

 

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Brutal! Hope you get it figured out.

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Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

Ball:    :taylormade-small: Project a

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 14

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  • 2 weeks later...

I bought into a distributorship from Pete Baumann almost 3 years ago and listed almost 100 country clubs in my area and purchased approximately 35 putters. The promises of advertising on Facebook and google were non existent. I NEVER got a call from a pro for an order Pete ignored any real communication and offered me the same as others to invest cash into existing or new name company. When asked if I wanted to sell my shares I said yes. No response

Pete. Shame on you for giving this beautiful game a black eye

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Hello,

I'm posting this email / thread in hopes it will help fellow golfers avoid a company called Probe Golf out of Ashland Oregon.  www.probegolf.com & wwwputterofthefuture.com, reciprocalgolf.com 

Almost 5 years ago, I found an advertisement for this golf business in the back of an issue of Golf Digest, and that was the start of a huge headache for me.  The inventor of the Probe Golf 20/10 putter, Pete Baumann, is advertising a golf distributorship for a small investment with his company.  I did a bit of research and thought it might be something interesting to try here in Canada because there was nothing like it.

HUGE MISTAKE!!!

After I sent Pete Baumann my initial investment, I couldn't get a hold of him.  It's been almost 5 years and I have yet to see any product and he refuses to refund my money.

Upon further investigation of Probe Golf & Pete Baumann, I found a trail of empty promises and empty wallets across the U.S. & Canada.  Story after story about how Pete Baumann swindled them out of their money.

All I can hope is that this thread reaches as many people as possible and saves at least one person from investing their hard earned money with a criminal like Pete Baumann.

Thank you for your time.

Signed,

Probe Hater!!

 

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Hello,

This thread  / post is an attempt to help any unassuming people considering in investing in Probe Golf / Reciprocal Golf.  If you are thinking about investing in this company, do yourself a favor and RUN THE OTHER WAY.  It's 100% scam.  Save your money....PLEASE.  I beg of you!!!  Don't make the same mistake I've made.

I received this email (See below), from Peter Baumann today explaining how he needs to sell his company because of health issues.  This is a lie.  He is trying a new angle to scam more people out of their money.

If you would like to hear my story, please feel free to contact me through this site or call me on my cell: 780-984-7061.

My mission is to make sure Peter Baumann does not screw another person out of their hard earned money.

 

 

"I recently sent a questionnaire out to all Probe Distributors and Shareholders, asking if they wanted to remain as a Distributor and sell Probe 20/10 putters within their respective exclusive territories, or if they wanted to join me in selling putters online, at retail, and share the proceeds 50/50.  Most of you voted to join me in selling at retail and splitting the proceeds equally.

I just received some bad news about my health, and have decided that I should sell Probe Golf, its patent and inventory, and its Goodwill, and share the proceeds according to the number of shares of common stock held by all Probe Shareholders.

Please notify me of the number of shares you presently hold ASAP.  If you have paid for putter inventory and have not received all of your putters, please indicate how much you have paid (and not received your putters), and I will credit you with one share of stock for each dollar paid (and not received).  Shares of stock were sold for a minimum of $0.16 per share (16 cents) in the spring of 2017, and as much as $1.00 per share.

Please email me if you have questions.  I will keep you informed of our progress.  Any shareholder who may know of a possible buyer may contact me with details.

(I have mailed a letter to my personal golfing buddy and attorney, asking for the correct procedures to follow in notifying all shareholders if my procedures are in keeping with proper rules and procedures when selling assets of a company.)

Thank you for your continued interest.

Pete Baumann

PROBE GOLF  

contact@reciprocalgolf.com"

 

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Interesting that their website is still up (2018 copyright) 

Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Thanks for the warning but there's no need to continue posting fresh threads. One (merged) thread is enough.

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:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60
:ping-small: Heppler Ketsch

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On 8/31/2018 at 5:45 AM, tony@CIC said:

Thanks for the heads up.

I was also scammed by Probe Golf PETER BAUMANN.. I would like to join a group who have had the same experience.  I was one of the first distributors purchasing 1200 putters for a large territory.  I did receive 60 putters over my first 12 months, but he still owes me 60.  I am also a stock holder with 38000 shares.

925-357-0100

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On 8/30/2018 at 11:22 PM, John Dewar said:

I have a client who has come forward and it appears that he too has been scammed out of thousands by Mr. Baumann, along with his son Rio.  We have started an investigation against this company as it appears that they could be scamming many others. Please come forward or contact me if you have been scammed by this individual, as we build our case. Thank you.

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