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Question for you guys: How can TaylorMade, a golf equipment company that was purchased from Addidas a few years ago by a private equity group for the low price of $450 million dollars, afford to pay it's your staff of high profile players like DJ, JDay, Rory, Rose, and now Ricky to a ball & glove deal and still be profitable?

I'd love to see their cost/profit/loss numbers, I'm assuming if they were a stand alone golf equipment company, they'd be lucky to break even. Any thoughts?

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Easy, the pass the costs on to the consumers.  🙂  

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There's only so much you can pass on while keeping prices in line with their industry competition. Just look at PXG, there's another company that wouldn't exist if it wasn't owned by a billionaire. If either company were publicly traded, they'd be done by now.

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7 hours ago, Golfman7310 said:

Question for you guys: How can TaylorMade, a golf equipment company that was purchased from Addidas a few years ago by a private equity group for the low price of $450 million dollars, afford to pay it's your staff of high profile players like DJ, JDay, Rory, Rose, and now Ricky to a ball & glove deal and still be profitable?

I'd love to see their cost/profit/loss numbers, I'm assuming if they were a stand alone golf equipment company, they'd be lucky to break even. Any thoughts?

Rose isn't on their staff 

But some guy named Tiger Woods is 

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7 hours ago, Golfman7310 said:

There's only so much you can pass on while keeping prices in line with their industry competition. Just look at PXG, there's another company that wouldn't exist if it wasn't owned by a billionaire. If either company were publicly traded, they'd be done by now.

PXG is profitable. In late 2018 or early 2019 they made back the money invested in the startup of the brand. Parsons then passed that on to the consumer by lowering the cost of their drivers. 

That aside it usually takes someone with a lot of money to open a golf business without financial backing from other sources. So what if he is a billionaire or if it was 10 multimillionaires that started Pxg?

Titleist and Callaway are pulling in billions of dollars so it’s not too hard to guess that Taylormade is making hundreds of millions or billions especially when they have a nice share of the woods market and iron market share

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

PXG is profitable. In late 2018 or early 2019 they made back the money invested in the startup of the brand. Parsons then passed that on to the consumer by lowering the cost of their drivers. 

That aside it usually takes someone with a lot of money to open a golf business without financial backing from other sources. So what if he is a billionaire or if it was 10 multimillionaires that started Pxg?

Titleist and Callaway are pulling in billions of dollars so it’s not too hard to guess that Taylormade is making hundreds of millions or billions especially when they have a nice share of the woods market and iron market share

Keep in mind that there's a huge difference between sales and profits. As an example see link to this past quarter's sales and earnings release.  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/acushnet-golf-q1-earnings-revenues-115511036.html

 

 

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Geez I thought this was more than the ball/glove deal when I read the title.  I was like NO WAY COBRA/PUMA would let him go!


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1 hour ago, SmoothG said:

Geez I thought this was more than the ball/glove deal when I read the title.  I was like NO WAY COBRA/PUMA would let him go!

The ball switch happened some time ago. But he OPs original post said nothing to the extent of what Rickie has done. Are you saying that the point of this thread is Rickie only switching balls and glove?


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7 minutes ago, Titleist87 said:

The ball switch happened some time ago. But he OPs original post said nothing to the extent of what Rickie has done. Are you saying that the point of this thread is Rickie only switching balls and glove?

I was saying that when I read the title, I thought it was breaking news that I somehow missed.  Also the OP does indeed speak on Rickie and his ball/glove deal.


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20 minutes ago, Titleist87 said:

The ball switch happened some time ago. But he OPs original post said nothing to the extent of what Rickie has done. Are you saying that the point of this thread is Rickie only switching balls and glove?

Yeah that happened back in January. 

12 minutes ago, SmoothG said:

I was saying that when I read the title, I thought it was breaking news that I somehow missed.  Also the OP does indeed speak on Rickie and his ball/glove deal.

The title and the op do conflict a bit. He mentions rickies deal kind of in passing and like it’s breaking but the main point of his post is his being puzzled by taylormade’s financials.


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Bad title. I was like no way, I just saw some brand new Cobra prototypes for him. Yes, the ball deal. That is old news. He actually switched to the TP5x in early 2019.

btw, i dont imagine ball/glove deals are that expensive. especially since Ricky came to them for the deal. He wanted to play the ball, and any way to monetize or brand it was gravy.

 

as far as TaylorMade's line up of pros. It is impressive. But not unfathomable. Their revenues are 3X that of Cobra and Ping. They are 50% bigger than Ping and Cobra combined. Imagine those two combined staffs with Bubba, Finau, Cameron Champ, Fowler, Bryson, Dufner. Impressive group with less revenue. 

 

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2 hours ago, SmoothG said:

I was saying that when I read the title, I thought it was breaking news that I somehow missed

I thought the same thing!  I thought, holy hell, this is huge if Cobra loses "the guy"

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Sorry for the wrong wording on the subject title guys, I was reading about 2020 player equipment switches and was thinking out loud, I didn't mean to make it sound like it just happened yesterday.

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