NIKE EXITING GOLF EQUIPMENT BUSINESS
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NIKE EXITING GOLF EQUIPMENT BUSINESS

NIKE EXITING GOLF EQUIPMENT BUSINESS

Nike has just announced that it’s leaving the golf equipment space.

Earlier indications were that the company would stick around for at least another year, but’s clearly not the case.

Here’s the full statement from news.nike.com.

More details to follow soon.

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NIKE FOCUSES GOLF INNOVATION ON FOOTWEAR AND APPAREL, TRANSITIONS OUT OF EQUIPMENT

NIKE, Inc. announced today that it will accelerate innovation in its Golf footwear and apparel business and will partner with more of the world’s best golfers. With this new focus, Nike Golf will transition out of equipment — including clubs, balls and bags.

“We’re committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel,” says Trevor Edwards, President, Nike Brand. “We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for athletes and delivering sustainable profitable growth for Nike Golf.”

“Athletes like Tiger, Rory and Michelle drive tremendous energy for the game and inspire consumers worldwide,” says Daric Ashford, President of Nike Golf. “Over the past year the MM Fly Blade Polo, the Flyknit Chukka and Air Zoom 90 have all connected strongly with golfers. We’ll continue to ignite excitement with our athletes and deliver the best of Nike for the game.”

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      Dave

      8 years ago

      The Nike designers must have had heavy duty pharmaceuticals when they made the “Slingshots” Good for killing toads.

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      Dave

      8 years ago

      Never used Nike golf equipment. Have always played TaylorMade, but their clothing and footwear are pretty cool. I’m sure we’ll all survive. Rory and the other guys…sorry Michelle, could use shovels and go low. Cheers

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      Kenny Perez

      8 years ago

      Bye Felicia!! #Nike

      Reply

      Scott Campbell

      8 years ago

      Their clubs weren’t that good anyway this just proves it.

      Reply

      Shane Hendricks

      8 years ago

      My first set of irons were used Nike Slingshots and then I bought new Nike SQ Machspeed irons. Now I have custom fit Titlelist AP2s. Nike isn’t even in the same ballpark.

      Reply

      Kevin Byrd

      8 years ago

      Smell ya later!

      Reply

      Eric Zimmerman

      8 years ago

      Great days!

      Reply

      Lance Bernier

      8 years ago

      never liked their stuff anyways.

      Reply

      Ricardo Perches

      8 years ago

      Jesus

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      Jesus Perches

      8 years ago

      Wtf I guess I got classic Nike gear now lol

      Reply

      Kevin Irons

      8 years ago

      It’s OK…plenty of options.

      Reply

      Peter Finnegan

      8 years ago

      Glad there done. I am sure all the golf shops stuck with there junk are as well. Rory back to Titleist Baby! Keep making shoes and clothes Nike. That’s your strength.

      Reply

      Michael Cook

      8 years ago

      Nike left the hard goods golf industry. Not the golf industry.

      Reply

      Shane Flannery

      8 years ago

      I was fortunate enough to be able to play professionally for about 12 years. I’ve been a scratch golfer for over 30 years. If you aren’t getting paid you play with what works the best. Currently I have a TaylorMade driver, a Callaway 3-wood, a Sonartec 5 wood, Nickent 4dx hybrids, my five iron through pitching wedge are Cleveland 588p’s, I have MacGregor custom grind wedges and I play with a MacGregor Amazing Grace putter. It all feels good and works great.

      What you need to know is that modern golf equipment has nearly reached the end of technological advancement. They are just making cosmetic changes every few months. Giving you the ability to make some minor adjustments and that’s it. Driver technology has hardly changed in over a decade. My driver is 6 years old and nothing out there feels or performs better. My 5 wood is over a decade old. Just keep putting in a new shaft. Sonartec when they were around made some of the best fairway woods you could buy. Nickent 4dx were the best hybrids out there.

      Find what works and stick with it. A new club doesn’t make you a better player. Put in the work learn to hit all the shots and work on your short game. There are no short cuts.

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      Dave

      8 years ago

      Zzzzzzzzzzz

      Reply

      kenny

      8 years ago

      You cannot know where technological advancement will end

      IT IS ADVANCEMENT

      15 years ago you would not have known what clubs today would be like, equally you cannot know how they will progress in future

      Reply

      Shane Flannery

      8 years ago

      I was fortunate enough to be able to play professionally for about 12 years. I’ve been a scratch golfer for over 30 years. If you aren’t getting paid you play with what works the best. Currently I have a TaylorMade driver, a Callaway 3-wood, a Sonartec 5 wood, Nickent 4dx hybrids, my five iron through pitching wedge are Cleveland 588p’s, I have MacGregor custom grind wedges and I play with a MacGregor Amazing Grace putter. It all feels good and works great.

      What you need to know is that modern golf equipment has nearly reached the end of technological advancement. They are just making cosmetic changes every few months. Giving you the ability to make some minor adjustments and that’s it. Driver technology has hardly changed in over a decade. My driver is 6 years old and nothing out there feels or performs better. My 5 wood is over a decade old. Just keep putting in a new shaft. Sonartec when they were around made some of the best fairway woods you could buy. Nickent 4dx were the best hybrids out there.

      Find what works and stick with it. A new club doesn’t make you a better player. Put in the work learn to hit all the shots and work on your short game. There are no short cuts.

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      Blake Melin

      8 years ago

      Hurray! Now Tiger can go back to Titleist and start winning again!

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      Pete the Pro

      8 years ago

      Hi Blake, we face a challenge. We want to stop enthusiastic golfers reaching the wrong conclusions. Like connecting Tiger’s performance to the clubs. The mere fact that a player is injured and doesn’t start an event is unlikely to change if a player has changed his clubs. Tiger is finished; he’s not fit enough for top level golf. He might re-emerge, but not on this planet in my lifetime.

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      Angelo Micklos

      8 years ago

      R.i.p

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      Roger Haynos

      8 years ago

      Was never a fan of their gear as it never seemed to fit me or perform like Ping and Titleist. Doesn’t mean the equipment was bad or inferior. In trying several of their drivers the spin was always too high and never could get it down under 2350 rpm where the G30 was 2050 rpm. I could understand if my SS was really low but isn’t the case. Tried every shaft they had but no dice.

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      Pete the Pro

      8 years ago

      Roger, if you are good enough to be critical of a spin rate of 2350 rpm, you are one amazing golfer. Looking out for you on Tour. That’s a spin rate under that achieved by Phil Mickelson who has access to the best technology can offer coupled with fantastic ability. I’m a golf pro and perfectly happy with 2700 rpm spin. Strangely, with my Nike driver, which, just for the record, performs every bit as well as any PING, Titleist, Callaway, etc. driver I have ever used.

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      Rick Burk

      8 years ago

      The Sumo was perhaps the worst driver ever. Right up there with “The Hammer” from the late night infomercial. POW!!

      Reply

      Dave

      8 years ago

      I’ve never hit one but when I saw it I was nearly sick. What an ugly “THING” Did it perform as badly as it looked?

      Reply

      Julian Martinez

      8 years ago

      Woods- Nike Covert
      Irons- Mizzuno
      Wedges- Cleveland
      Putter- Nike Method (Blade)

      Reply

      Shane Flannery

      8 years ago

      Everything was made by Bridgestone. Nike was never in the golf business

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      Pete the Pro

      8 years ago

      Shane, when you can’t make a true statement, it’s maybe better not to make a false one. It confuses the other golfers out there and they start believing it. It’s not true everybody. Bridgestone did not manufacture all Nike golf products.

      Reply

      Teaj

      8 years ago

      it would be cool to see guys like Rory rep the shoes and clothing but have a mixed bag of what works for them rather then another equipment sponsor. Just a thought

      Reply

      Greg Rivers

      8 years ago

      No biggie b/c their clothing/shoe line is unchanged

      Reply

      Joseph Gabriel

      8 years ago

      Rors will go back to titleist
      Tiger who knows but i’d love to see him go Bridgestone

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      Chad Gurrola

      8 years ago

      Cant compete with the top three, they all have winners this year in majors.

      Reply

      Keith Walker

      8 years ago

      Pros play with whatever equipment company will pay them.they can shoot par with anything.i use a titleist 915 driver Callaway fairway woods ping blade irons Ping Glide wedges and a Odyssey putter.i play to a 9 handicap.

      Reply

      Keith Walker

      8 years ago

      Woods-taylormade
      Irons-titleist
      Wedges-Vokey
      Putter-Scotty or Odyssey

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      Jon Benigno

      8 years ago

      Golf apparel will still continue for Nike.

      Reply

      Dan Smith

      8 years ago

      ?

      Reply

      Cody Pawelski

      8 years ago

      No worries, I’m a noodle guy anyways haha

      Reply

      Rob Neathery

      8 years ago

      BULL CRAP!

      Reply

      Todd D Heugly

      8 years ago

      They aren’t making clubs anymore which is good for them. Their clubs were not selling and were outperformed by their competitors. I have done over a 1,000 fittings in my days as a pro and their clubs were consistently inferior when put on a launch monitor. It isn’t a knock on them it is just the truth.

      Reply

      DB Brooks

      8 years ago

      The rise and fall of Tiger and Nike Golf… Sad days

      Reply

      Brian Bickford

      8 years ago

      Except the slingshots those were tough

      Reply

      Brian Bickford

      8 years ago

      They weren’t generating enough profit bc honestly how many people hit Nike clubs??

      Reply

      Anthony Giannini

      8 years ago

      Damn, those were the ones you wanted?

      Reply

      Paul Hunter

      8 years ago

      USA USA USA!!!
      They will have a point to prove after Davis lost the RC after being 8 points clear after day 2….but I think the EU team is far better.
      Putts gained and GIR is soooo much better on the EU side

      Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeff!

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      Joe Farler

      8 years ago

      Wow! Just don’t know what to say! NIKE: You have good products for the game of GOLF! I HOPE YOU RECONSIDER YOUR PRODUCTS FOR THIS WONDERFUL SPORT & GAME OF GOLF THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US TO PLAY! ESPECIALLY OUR FUTURE GENERATION AHEAD OF US & GIVE OUR CHILDREN A CHANCE TO EXCEL IN LIFE. I have played your golf balls & clubs for years. They have improved my game, especially my putting. The NIKE METHOD PUTTER IS THE BEST!

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      Isaac Sharpe

      8 years ago

      They make good clothes & shoes.

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      Ryan Flenner

      8 years ago

      Nike had the best golf balls out there, the one platinums I used being a 14-16,000 rpm off of a 56′ wedge? Easy. And then the juice line was the lowest spinning (35-4500 rpm off of a 56′) of all, best balls for beginners. What are they thinking?

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      Marty G. Michaud

      8 years ago

      I find this hard to believe? I’ve never been a fan of Nike golf equipment, but the clothing line is great. But Nike golf as a company has never been very “customer friendly” unless you are a top PGA professional.

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      Roy Koeppe

      8 years ago

      Soon: big sale on golf balls and clubs

      Reply

      Stanley Wood

      8 years ago

      Do you think this is predicated upon Tiger’s status; do they know something we’re hoping for? No more Tiger??

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      Macky Manansala

      8 years ago

      Only phasing out hardgoods, for now. Most likely that Nike made a move to buy Taylormade. Even the recent Nike clubs are on par or even better than the current TM clubs, TM has a better hold on the market because of the name. Cause people are closeminded and stupid.

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      Brett Frimmer

      8 years ago

      Had really good luck with the vr/s driver from 2012. Underrated club.

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      John Lund-Keizer

      8 years ago

      I only care about the apparel player! (And the driver is pretty lol) I need to get that the shafted too

      Reply

      Bob McEachron

      8 years ago

      Woods – Ping
      Fairway woods – Exotics
      Irons – Mizuno
      Wedges – Edel
      Putter – Piretti
      Wait….that’s my bag..?

      Reply

      Bobby Shipwash

      8 years ago

      Love my Nike irons. Would put them up against any on the market. Sad to hear this announcement.

      Reply

      Mark Bock

      8 years ago

      RIP lol

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      Jesus Ramon Alarcon

      8 years ago

      Tiger Woods is done with golf, Nike is done with golf clubs…… it’s not like Rory McElroy can save Nike.

      Reply

      Steve Pike

      8 years ago

      Not exactly. It’s leaving the golf equipment side of the industry. It still will have golf apparel and shoes

      Reply

      Mikey Estrada

      8 years ago

      This is bogus! They are t leaving!

      Reply

      Brad Boehmer

      8 years ago

      Why is this really such a big deal?

      Reply

      Keith Ellis Hart

      8 years ago

      Without Tiger, there is no Nike Golf…

      Reply

      Dean Roberson

      8 years ago

      No tiger, no golfie

      Reply

      Craig Sumler

      8 years ago

      Wow!

      Reply

      Gary Scott

      8 years ago

      Just Stop It…

      Reply

      Adam Kilpatrick

      8 years ago

      I bet this isn’t true.

      Reply

      Eric Figueroa

      8 years ago

      I’m curios if any of the remaining golf equipment companies will purchase any of the Nike patents and work some of their technology into future equipment (club or ball) lines.

      Reply

      Gabriel Moreno

      8 years ago

      If you look at most titliest stuff they already took their tech.

      Reply

      Mike Nelson

      8 years ago

      Worst drivers ever made. Irons, eh, so so. Did a complete copy of a Scotty Cameron putter.

      Reply

      PeteT

      8 years ago

      …who did a complete copy of Ping putters

      Reply

      Chris Johnson

      8 years ago

      Nike makes golf clubs….??

      Reply

      Frank Oliverio

      8 years ago

      All I know is this…
      My son has been in two sports camps this summer, basketball and golf.
      Almost every kids had Nike basketball shoes and almost evey kid had an UA shirt and hat for golf.

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      Spencer Kissack

      8 years ago

      Ryder’s gonna be SERIOUSSSSSSS grudge this year chaps. Usa gotta be underdogs, even on their own turf – but I’m definitely putting money on em. They must be sooo angry by now…..sooooo pissed off. I reckon 17 – 11, usa. What ya reck?

      Reply

      Bobby Gans

      8 years ago

      Nike makes more on apparell and footwear where they pay 8 year olds dude, 14 cents an hour

      Reply

      Mike Freels

      8 years ago

      See ya~

      Reply

      Shane Geary

      8 years ago

      Sad times……

      Reply

      Alex Bivens

      8 years ago

      Eldrick may win again now that he doesn’t have to play their crap

      Reply

      Jeremy Williams

      8 years ago

      The lowest score that I ever shot was with A Callaway driver, Callaway irons, Cleveland wedges and oddysey putter. I would recommend this set up for the list.

      Reply

      Jeremy Williams

      8 years ago

      I am unable to see the hype of a Scotty over every putter. They look nice. The price is outrageous and I did not putt any better with it compared to my 2ball. Which is in-expensive. Maybe if it was custom fitted? It would be better. Then again, I would definitely not pay that much to three putt.

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      Ronan O’Hara

      8 years ago

      I liked the Nike soft balls but it had to be very dry which doesn’t happen often here in Ireland

      Reply

      Gordon Grace

      8 years ago

      Can’t believe it!

      Reply

      Rob Hoetzlein

      8 years ago

      They did not…they are not gonna make certain golf items like clubs bags and balls….still gonna make shoes and apparel…they have not left the golf world

      Reply

      Erik Gedney

      8 years ago

      Woods- Talyormade
      Irons- Taylormade
      Wedge- Cleveland
      Putter- Scotty
      My personal opinion as a mid handicapper (11.2)

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      Dave

      8 years ago

      Scotty’s…..just pretty Ping copies. “Yes” putters are better. Also, I see a lot of the top players using the Odyssey Tank series. Don’t know much about the Nike flatsticks, but the ones that the Pro’s use, you can’t buy in shops anyway.

      Reply

      Jonathan Bolton

      8 years ago

      Cobra King Driver, 3W, 2 hybrid, Cobra King Irons, Callaway Mackdaddy Wedges and Scotty Cameron putter.

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      Erik Gedney

      8 years ago

      Jonathan Bolton haha I know. It’s an interesting move. I read about 3 articles today about it. Nike just needs to cut its losses for golf I guess. Tiger MADE Nike Golf what it is… And well…. When he goes downhill… So do they…

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      Jonathan Bolton

      8 years ago

      Erik Gedney crazy… Tiger Woods career 1996-2015… Nike Golf Equipment 1998-2016.

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      Ashley Whitehouse

      8 years ago

      Nike make runners, enough said

      Reply

      Erik Gedney

      8 years ago

      I’ll have to stock up on Mojos…

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      Jonathan Lightning

      8 years ago

      It’s a Tiger and Rory effect. Tiger hasn’t won a Major since 2008; Rory in 2014. Michelle Wie has slid since winning the ladies USOpen in 2014. No one else in the Nike staff winning anything big. Their equipment is right up there with the other brands; with something for every level of player. This is a economic move by Nike. No one buys unless someone wins with their equipment. It’s too bad because the current line up of Vapor are some of the best made. I would have to say their equipment priced out many players. I would also speculate that this would alter the contracts that Nike has with Tiger and Rory.

      Note: 3 players not named Tiger or Rory won Majors with Nike equipment. Trevor Immelmen won the 2007 Masters. Lucas Glover won 2009 USOpen. Stewart Cink won the 2009 British Open.

      No one buys Nike unless someone wins with their equipment.

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      Bernie Li

      8 years ago

      I was trying to work out who else had won (remembered Trevor) so thanks. Problem is they haven’t won anything since. Did David Duval use Nike when he won the Open? If so you can add another name to that list.

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      Arnaud

      8 years ago

      Charl SCHWARTZEL won the Masters too..

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      Bernie Li

      8 years ago

      I meant majors. After winning one they drop off the radar.

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      Jeff Lombardi

      8 years ago

      There are so many options these days. The best irons I ever had in my bag were mizuno mp 14s. That was when I was a PGA apprentice. Yes I’m old. But no one will ever take my custom Cameron out of my hands. I live in California and if you are lucky enough to get into the Scotty Cameron studio for a fitting do it.

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      Breck Edwards

      8 years ago

      The stage is now set for Tiger’s retirement announcement.

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      Gary Lewis

      8 years ago

      Never was a huge fan of Nike but did like some of their products. Just loved the Nike VR wedge around 2009-2010, non-conforming and a very nice club. The wedge line seemed to have went downhill after that however. Sad to see a company not make it but it can be a very tough market.

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      Chris Lee

      8 years ago

      Will that make the price go up or down?

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      Bradley Shuppert

      8 years ago

      I guess when you pay Tiger Woods so much money you cannot really support others in the sport….this is what you do…..No Tiger No woods or Irons….or BALLS!! Bye Nike….I love my Titleist gear!!

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      Dave Silkroski

      8 years ago

      maybe now they can make shoes in 2E/4E widths?

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      James Ellis Gunter

      8 years ago

      Tiger to Mizuno or Titleist

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      Hank Ayala

      8 years ago

      Guess I’ll have to change pretty soon

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      jsfvegas

      8 years ago

      I have a Nike bag that I like. Never have had a desire to own their clubs. Bye now.

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      Scot Alexander

      8 years ago

      Rest in peace!

      Reply

      ComeOnSense

      8 years ago

      Perhaps Rory knew about this for a while and got in his head, affecting his game. It’s obvious that something was up for a while, think about it, Tiger has drop out of events in day by day , when he knew would be out for the entire year, can you imaging if Tiger announces he’s out for the year? Nike will lose more, perhaps now that I say this, Tiger may be out of golf soon. Sadly.

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      Tom Beery

      8 years ago

      They’ve had second rate equipment since Day 1. Surprised it’s taken this long!

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      Dan Rawlings

      8 years ago

      Not enough interest without Tiger?

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      Mark Novak

      8 years ago

      Tiger Woods 1996-2015

      Nike Golf
      1998-2016

      Hmmmmm……

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      John Won

      8 years ago

      Wtf!

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      Kona Romero

      8 years ago

      I use the Nike Pro combo and love them, also the drivers and woods are sick… Sad day, but them Nike kicks will always be best!

      Reply

      Vinny Kirshaw

      8 years ago

      Maybe my cpr’s will gain value..

      Reply

      Ethienne Bohdoin

      8 years ago

      Ahahaha

      Reply

      Philipos J Disasa

      8 years ago

      Clark Dean this is why they were on sale.

      Reply

      Clark Dean

      8 years ago

      ??? saw this early… Ooohweeee tiger back with the Titleist ??

      Reply

      Brett Sprunger

      8 years ago

      Article title is deceiving…they are leaving the equipment side…which is fine. I liked their golf balls but never really hit their clubs well. I would have been very surprised to see them halt their apparel production

      Reply

      Bryan Rask

      8 years ago

      Sure hope I can get some vapor pro combos for a reasonable price now.

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      Joe Bock

      8 years ago

      Wow that escalated quickly.

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      Tom Sellers

      8 years ago

      They don’t have the greatest player ever anymore…. I bet if he comes back… So will the clubs

      Reply

      John davies

      8 years ago

      Jack Nicklaus is the greatest player ever and a great ambassador for the game of golf, something that TW will never be.

      Reply

      Sean Fredericks

      8 years ago

      Buying Taylormade from Adidas

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      Patrick Pitcock

      8 years ago

      Lol I’ve got a Cleveland hybrid that’s for sale

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      Bob

      8 years ago

      I can’t understand the vitriol regarding Nike. This is a sport that needs to grow, young people, women need to be encourage to play. Nike, with it’s color and willingness to buck the status quo did that. I personally still play me Nike covert 2.0 irons and really like them.Nike haters are just cement slabs.

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      West

      8 years ago

      Same here!

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      David Tamboli

      8 years ago

      Yeah I saw this a bit ago. Crazy, but I don’t play but one of their clubs anymore and it goes 143 yards just like the rest of my clubs… May as well hit some Rams or Dunlops

      Reply

      Brad Fletcher

      8 years ago

      What’s wrong, too much Money?

      Reply

      Justin Profancik

      8 years ago

      No tiger, no Rory= no Nike

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      James Lee

      8 years ago

      Wow – so what will Rory and Tiger be swinging?

      Reply

      Mike Rausch

      8 years ago

      Golf Hard Goods Industry*

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      Seth Wohlers

      8 years ago

      Equipment is sub par but still kinda surprising

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      Seth Nicoli

      8 years ago

      Yea taylor made fucked it up for everyone lol

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      Jason Bell

      8 years ago

      I will say this. I built those clubs for four years on the custom production line here in memphis. People can not like the clubs but a good number of people will not have jobs tomorrow. That is what sucks the most.

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      David Pfeiffer

      8 years ago

      It’s a sad day for golf, regardless of one’s feelings towards the company.

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      Jeff Hinshaw

      8 years ago

      Well said Jason!!! Close to 100 good people lost their jobs and the ability to support their family’s!!! Shame on those that are Nike haters, they are missing the real issue….our lives matter!!!!

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      Corey Martel

      8 years ago

      Sorry for your loss and good luck with future endeavors.

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      Bert Fukuda

      8 years ago

      Yes Hank Ayala. Titleist will love you back.

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      Doesn’t really surprise me as I’ve never been a big fan of their golfing equipment. I always thought Nike we better off sticking to their core strengths of shoes and apparel.

      I wonder what will happen to Tiger, Rory and all the other top players now?

      Who will they sign with?

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      Kenny B

      8 years ago

      When asked how we get out of this business, Trevor Edwards said, “Just Do It”

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      Ebb Yates

      8 years ago

      Nike golf equipment sucks. Why is this such a surprise???

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      Mark Sural

      8 years ago

      Ive been playing nike clubs for three years as a club pro. Its great equipment. Its going to be sad to see it go. Really good irons and great drivers

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      Dustin Worsley

      8 years ago

      I play nike through the bag too. Great equipment. At the end of the day its the indian, not the arrow.

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      Greg Bare

      8 years ago

      Then why are they getting out of the business of making clubs? I fit clubs for a living, the numbers don’t lie. They are not “bad” but I can always find something better for my players.

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      Mark Sural

      8 years ago

      Then answer me this greg. Why is it they have more market share than most manufacturers. They lead Cobra, Muzuno, Adams, Wilson Staff, Ping, and Cleveland. Nike wants to either dominate or not be in competition, and they couldnt beat out the big three so they got out. Thats the real reason as much as it sucks. Check your facts. Btw big three are Titleist, Taylor Made, and Callaway in case you didnt know.

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      Tony Covey

      8 years ago

      Factually inaccurate. In total market share, in addition to Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist, Nike also trails PING and Cobra by a significant margin.

      Duane Paehlig

      8 years ago

      Probably why Tiger isn’t playing he is trying different manufacturers

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      Julian Martinez

      8 years ago

      Wow, that could make some sense.

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      Andy Grassmann

      8 years ago

      Wtf

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      Keith Diamante

      8 years ago

      I guess it makes sense

      Reply

      Mark Blowers

      8 years ago

      Also you say Rory is going back to titleist when can this realistically happen being under contract with Nike. Would he still wear their clothing ?

      Reply

      Harley Robbins

      8 years ago

      I’m ready anytime!!!

      Reply

      Seth Nicoli

      8 years ago

      It seems so the google results seem real

      Reply

      Mark Blowers

      8 years ago

      I have never used Callaway but I agree with you, I would just put Mizuno in for the irons

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      Tyler Frye

      8 years ago

      It wouldn’t even be close

      Reply

      Hunter Frye

      8 years ago

      We still have a score to settle me and Tyler Frye vs Kodi Pickle and Harley Robbins

      Reply

      Keith Diamante

      8 years ago

      Is this real?

      Reply

      Brandon Macwilliam

      8 years ago

      Sad day

      Reply

      Tyler Frye

      8 years ago

      Anyone can beat pickles ass he never plays when you ask him

      Reply

      Joel Knight

      8 years ago

      Damn guess I’m switching to ping

      Reply

      Harley Robbins

      8 years ago

      Damn….. this seriously upsets me. Ya might talk shit about my Nike’s Kodi Pickle but I can still beat that ass with them any day!!! ???

      Reply

      Craig Wiley

      8 years ago

      I wish

      Reply

      Adam Schroeder

      8 years ago

      Callaway should scoop him!!!

      Reply

      Connor T. Lewis

      8 years ago

      The real question is whether this is just the first straw? Taylor Made is trying to sell off its club business. It is vulnerable?

      Reply

      Todd Tirdell

      8 years ago

      Hole in One with my Nike RZN Red. Rest in Peace Nike Golf.⛳

      Reply

      Adam Schroeder

      8 years ago

      Woods-Taylor made
      Irons – callaway
      Wedges- Cleveland or Titleist
      Putter – Scotty

      Reply

      Scott Thatcher

      8 years ago

      I was thinking the same thing.

      Reply

      Jim Owens

      8 years ago

      will be interesting who rory goes with…tiger losing money too…

      Reply

      Mark Blowers

      8 years ago

      ⛳️Poll⛳️

      If a professional was NOT paid to use a brand of club. Who do you think they would choose for their

      Woods
      Irons
      Wedges
      Putter

      Reply to this message with your answers

      Reply

      Mike Mueller

      8 years ago

      Driver – Taylormade
      Irons- Miura
      Wedges- Vokey
      Putter- bettinardi or piretti

      Reply

      Josh Castillo

      8 years ago

      Awfully shorter than most, I remember testing them years ago.

      Reply

      Nathan Hockley

      8 years ago

      Might have to jump

      Reply

      Jerome Hammack

      8 years ago

      RIP Nike.

      Reply

      Jacob Letman

      8 years ago

      Tiger woods now playing…. Dunlap

      Reply

      Charles Beatty II

      8 years ago

      Damn I really enjoy using Nike’s line of balls I hit em far and straight, plus in my personal experience they are pretty decent in the scoring area.

      Reply

      peter collins

      8 years ago

      Go out and buy the stock out there, before it drys up!!!

      Reply

      Nevets Soriedem

      8 years ago

      They still got lebron

      Reply

      James Brown

      8 years ago

      I have a collectable set. Sweet

      Reply

      Richard B. Liban

      8 years ago

      Collector’s item then.

      Reply

      Shane Frahm

      8 years ago

      Yea always shorter and spinny

      Reply

      Josh Castillo

      8 years ago

      Absolutely man. I can honestly say, I’ve hit almost all their clubs they had at demos and numerous fittings but never cared for their feel but no one really makes a bad golf club anymore honestly. Their balls are absolute garbage though.

      Reply

      Steven

      8 years ago

      When Nike Golf was launched, I my reservations but I gave them the benefit of doubt. When they sign up Tiger in a mega deal, I knew for sure they will eventually fail. If Nike as a start up brand in golf equipment is paying hundred of millions for endorsement, they need to pass on the cost to the equipment. Imagine what proportion of the equipment selling price representing the endorsement cost-40%? 50%? What is left for manufacturing after taking into account retailer profit, logistics? 10% or 20%. That is why Nike clubs are known as cheap china crap (C3). When even established brands like Callaway, Titleist, Ping and TM with high sales volumes are not prepared to pay the mega bucks, you know Nike is making a big mistake. With a business model premised on pure hype, one cannot help but wonder why almost all their players don’t do well despite early promise. E.g. Michelle Wie, Tiger, Rory are some of the most talented golfers I’ve seen yet they fail after switching to Nike.

      Reply

      Jim Owens

      8 years ago

      so did Tiger

      Reply

      John Lorentz

      8 years ago

      No tiger hurts them. Not to mention Rory hasn’t been completely the same since the switch

      Reply

      Max Del Real

      8 years ago

      Damn! Didn’t see that coming…

      Reply

      Brian Caulfield

      8 years ago

      Yeah, this explains my $150 driver lol oh well. But still making apparel and shoes? Taylormade is for sale too, rumors are Under Armour would purchase them.

      Reply

      Kenneth Hadden Miller

      8 years ago

      Clubs blew anyway. Concentrate on the gear.

      Reply

      Darren Murphy

      8 years ago

      Kinda explains all the Nike wood deals going on at the moment though.

      Reply

      Shane Frahm

      8 years ago

      Yup.. I liked their irons since I signed on staff with the TW Vr blades and now the vapor combos. the woods and balls were always lacking but since everything was free so when in Rome do as the Romans do, plus I was still the longest driver in 90% of all my tournaments

      Reply

      Nathan Hockley

      8 years ago

      Hopefully we see some crazy prices. Doubt it though.

      Reply

      Steve Raymer

      8 years ago

      Good

      Reply

      Tom54

      8 years ago

      Silver lining for Rory: he can go back to the ProV1 now. Guarantee the ball change affected his game more than anything.

      Reply

      Scott Mabe

      8 years ago

      It’s quite simple…Tiger made Nike golf and Tiger has left the building…

      Reply

      Bryan Vollmar

      8 years ago

      Boo

      Reply

      Reynold Brown

      8 years ago

      Rory never should’ve left titleist. Greed is a mother f*****

      Reply

      Attila Pinter

      8 years ago

      I can see the commercial.
      Tiger – GoDaddy

      Reply

      Jay Hughes

      8 years ago

      If this is real, the equipment was junk from the beginning. Footwear and apparel is legit. No doubt about that. The Swoosh crashed and burned with Tiger though. I’m not even convinced that he ever even played Nike clubs anyway. Every dollar he made on tour was from that putter, with a blacked out Ping grip.

      Reply

      Joey Foster

      8 years ago

      His Nike irons were made by Miura and stamped with a swoosh so you are correct.

      Reply

      Jimmy

      8 years ago

      You are an idiot to even thank that! I guess you have proof to back that statement up? Do you work for Nike. Wait I guess you built his clubs.

      Jeff Lombardi

      8 years ago

      Alright we have some club gurus here. Forget Nike for a minute. When Tiger was about to sign with Titleist early in his career they wanted to build him irons. After many fails with experimenting he bumped heads with the engineers and they took his mizuno irons and made Atleast 20 replica sets with dynamic gold x100 shafts and golf pride tour velvet grips. My brother in law was part of the process. Happy times.

      Reply

      Michael McCullough

      8 years ago

      My Nike pro combo irons from the early 2000’s were very good, but here more recent releases have stunk

      Reply

      Rob N Adrienne Adams

      8 years ago

      Bizarre move

      Reply

      Attila Pinter

      8 years ago

      Pxg here they come.

      Reply

      Nathan Shearer

      8 years ago

      Team CNP was talking about it today. I understand the business segment may be difficult and there is a lot of competition but you have to think there is run off and brand loyal fans buying Nike equipment because they see golfers wearing it. I was shocked by the news.

      Reply

      Josh Castillo

      8 years ago

      I can’t say I didn’t see this one coming man. Once they lost Tiger it honestly took them off the map to eyes of the public.

      Reply

      Jeff Hinshaw

      8 years ago

      Sounds good. Thx Erik!!

      Reply

      Erik Boysen

      8 years ago

      I’ll call you when I return for Barcelona

      Reply

      Erik Boysen

      8 years ago

      Horrible, just horrible!!

      Reply

      Jeff Hinshaw

      8 years ago

      Everyone except for 6 or 7 to stay long enough to get our players into other companies product.

      Reply

      Jason Morris

      8 years ago

      Damn dude that means my hats are collector items

      Reply

      Sarando Girgulis

      8 years ago

      Best thing that happened to hockey is when then split Bauer and left hockey to the experts.

      Reply

      Erik Boysen

      8 years ago

      OMG!! Who else?

      Reply

      Mike Takacs

      8 years ago

      Thomas Bullock woah what’s tiger gunna play next year?

      Reply

      Thomas Bullock

      8 years ago

      Wtf!!!!?

      Reply

      Mike Takacs

      8 years ago

      Yeah dude, Crazyyyyy. lol what’s Rory gunna play too? He signed a fat contract with them a few years ago

      Reply

      Mitch Diaper

      8 years ago

      About freaking time.

      Reply

      BJ Vestal

      8 years ago

      Yes he does lol

      Reply

      Sean Frazier

      8 years ago

      But a good time to snag new gear for the low

      Reply

      Adam Carter

      8 years ago

      I seen this. That sucks. I wonder what Rory will use now

      Reply

      Noah Kunstek

      8 years ago

      That’s crazy

      Reply

      Mathew J. Powers

      8 years ago

      It’s a shame bc the last few years they have been putting out some quality pieces.

      Reply

      Mathew J. Powers

      8 years ago

      Its a real shitty industry to be in honestly. Im sure they make money but compared to other product lines they just said, Forget it.

      Reply

      Jefferey Johnson

      8 years ago

      No way…are y’all for real…WHY

      Reply

      Spalding!!

      8 years ago

      Because the margins on clubs/equipment are shit… Single didgit… Margin on shoes… Double digits. 20% on 200k pairs… Vs 5% on 100k… You do the math.

      Reply

      Alex Welling

      8 years ago

      Wow interesting. Rory should get another big pay day for lack luster play.

      Reply

      Eric Kelso

      8 years ago

      And for those trying to link Nike and how great tiger was, is crazy. He could have won with most anything in his prime.

      Reply

      Justin Blair

      8 years ago

      Agreed. No different than if Steph Curry were to leave Under Armour for a more lucrative contract with another company.

      Reply

      Eric Kelso

      8 years ago

      Gooood!

      Reply

      Ken Guilford

      8 years ago

      ??????

      Reply

      Harold Wilmoth

      8 years ago

      When I was working for MacGregor golf in the 90s. We had made 162 drivers for JoseMarie and we were talking at the table and Tiger Woods said that he took many pointers from Jose with irons and for sure wedges. He said if the game was played from the 4 iron in Jose would win 7 out of 10 tournaments. It would be nice to have Mac back as a new golf company.

      Reply

      Edgar Saenz

      8 years ago

      It was that God damn green and blue color combination. Their clubs look like toys. Not mine though

      Reply

      Gary Popineau

      8 years ago

      I damn thee!

      Reply

      Brian Love

      8 years ago

      He gone

      Reply

      Craig Allan

      8 years ago

      Incorrect statement…still in golf industry, just not hard goods. “Industry” includes all categories!

      Reply

      Louie Lococo

      8 years ago

      RIP

      Reply

      Ted Taylor

      8 years ago

      They’re still making shirts, shoes and shorts…clubs obviously suck, look at Rory now and Tiger before….Rory playing like shit.

      Reply

      Greg Dillon

      8 years ago

      I knew it. Picked up a 3 wood a couple days ago for $99 online. Thought it was too good to be true. Used it today and its a great club. Unfortunately the guy using it still sucks…

      Reply

      Steve Conti

      8 years ago

      Good take tiger with you your products are so over priced !!!

      Reply

      Tommy Garrett

      8 years ago

      I guess. Just surprising to see a major manufacturer get out. Between that and Adidas selling taylormade too it’s been weird. Wonder what Rory will go to, maybe back to titleist

      Reply

      Everett Jonathan

      8 years ago

      About time

      Reply

      Chris Liu

      8 years ago

      Sean Kim :(

      Reply

      Sean Kim

      8 years ago

      Rip, maybe that’ll raise the resell value of my clubs? LOL

      Reply

      David Carlisle

      8 years ago

      That’s what happens when you don’t have a golfer as great as Tiger.

      Reply

      Eric Tryon

      8 years ago

      I’ll still wear them. Team Callaway equipment!

      Reply

      JJJaxbeach

      8 years ago

      Tony–you dissed my report last year of their impending exit, but I guess my source, which is directly connected with the Tour, wasn’t so misinformed after all. Just sayin’

      Reply

      Tony Covey

      8 years ago

      You claimed prior to the release of the 2015 product that there would be no 2015 product because Nike was getting out. After 2 more rounds of releases, if you feel vindicated, by all means celebrate.

      Reply

      Steve

      8 years ago

      I feel he was vindicated

      JJJaxbeach

      8 years ago

      No, don’t believe I ever said anything about 2015 product. The sources said nothing about timing, just that the corporate decision had been made. It’s not that I feel vindicated, its that you said rather strongly that they did not know what they were talking about.

      I’m guessing that they probably had the stuff already in the pipeline that they wanted to get out before the operations/marketing people got word (and the potential for word leaking out).

      But, all’s good. Not important now. Back to golf!

      Chris Ramsden

      8 years ago

      They’re all about shoes and clothes anyway

      Reply

      Landon Brunner

      8 years ago

      Lol the way I hit them they might as well

      Reply

      Vincent Suarez

      8 years ago

      That’s pretty crazy but I knew something was up with the fire sale

      Reply

      Eric Tryon

      8 years ago

      Nike golf equipment is not all that. The clothes are great and all but the equipment feels like your hits rocks

      Reply

      Feirish Nor Feizal Nor

      8 years ago

      Why

      Reply

      Widowson Roel

      8 years ago

      Cant beat the titleist and taylormade…

      Reply

      Chris Brown

      8 years ago

      What about Mizuno?

      Reply

      Widowson Roel

      8 years ago

      Ya mizuno and ping..

      Reply

      Widowson Roel

      8 years ago

      Touring Professional usually use titleist, ping, taylormade and mizuno….only few golfers uses nike….

      Reply

      Robin English

      8 years ago

      No wonder Rory said a few days ago that he was not here to grow the game – did he have advance notice of a pay cut!

      Reply

      Matt Herrmann

      8 years ago

      Hmmmm

      Reply

      Norman Wall

      8 years ago

      Nooooo!!!

      Reply

      Mark Burgmaier

      8 years ago

      Rory can go back to Titleist and start winning again!!

      Reply

      Jeremy Ogle

      8 years ago

      50% of his majors and 55% of his PGA wins were with Nike. But hey, never let facts get in the way of a good story huh Burg!

      Reply

      Tina Christiansen

      8 years ago

      Not surprising…lol

      Reply

      Mitch Bauer

      8 years ago

      Neg.

      Reply

      Lachlan Pfingst

      8 years ago

      Does this mean Tiger will start winning again?

      Reply

      Andy Bollenbacher

      8 years ago

      Only good club they made was the Ignite 460!

      Reply

      Joey Cooper

      8 years ago

      Dumb as hell

      Reply

      Riles McCarty

      8 years ago

      The vapors were just hideous though, let’s be honest

      Reply

      Chris Ramsden

      8 years ago

      Damn…she what happens when tiger doesnt play

      Reply

      Frank Cruz

      8 years ago

      Nike, and others preparing for the economic crash of 2017! Brace yourselves, it will be EPIC. Nike irons were decent, their woods were mediocre at best. When the product is so so, it costs a lot to get it in people’s bags. Their balls were too different and not in a good day way.

      Reply

      Stephen J Narde

      8 years ago

      But the covert 2.0 driver and loved it..probably my favorite driver ever. Really liked the 20XI-RZN balls as well. Just have a feeling most golfers feel that Nike is a basketball/football brand. To bad.

      Reply

      Miguel Dabu

      8 years ago

      That driver gave me confidence hitting drivers. Till now I cannot find a driver with the same feel as the 2.0.

      Reply

      Julian Martinez

      8 years ago

      I will keep my covert driver for sure, best club I ever hit!

      Reply

      Lou Lawton III

      8 years ago

      Yeah, it’s not coming as a surprise to the golf industry. This was gonna happen. Just happen sooner than most predicted. People say their clubs are ugly and Terrible equipment and others say they are the best. I think EVERYONE can agree there are better options out there.

      Reply

      Zachary Spaulding

      8 years ago

      Maybe the prices will drop now lol

      Reply

      robin

      8 years ago

      Couple of sweatshop have been shut down.

      Reply

      Keith Parris

      8 years ago

      Hope Rory go’s with Ping !!

      Reply

      Kenny Evans

      8 years ago

      Close-Out SALE! SALE! SALE!

      Reply

      Chad Mardesen

      8 years ago

      I’m obviously biased but I’m pretty sad about this news. Great clubs and a viable business….

      Reply

      Spencer Kissack

      8 years ago

      I’m surprised Nike are pulling out. I wish Hillary Clintons dad would have.

      Reply

      Jeremy Ogle

      8 years ago

      Damn. The VR Pro Combos were instant classics and in the iron hall of fame. When they went “colorful” things went to shit.

      Reply

      Jason Kostecki

      8 years ago

      That sucks now what

      Reply

      Eric Delin

      8 years ago

      Should’ve left after this

      Reply

      Travis Lazenby

      8 years ago

      Lol that’s what I still use…but I don’t golf much these days

      Reply

      Martin Krulatz

      8 years ago

      Yeah, that tour version head won back to back majors for them, so obviously the club was terrible!!

      Reply

      Eric Delin

      8 years ago

      Yeah and pavin hit a vas 4 wood at shinnecock. Big deal. Still ugly.

      Reply

      golfraven

      8 years ago

      Fully agree. This club was the start of an epic fail and I could not take Nike seriously since then as clubs manufacturer. If you want attention take this club to the driving range.

      Reply

      Mitch Bauer

      8 years ago

      Does this mean Rory will start winning again?

      Reply

      Wayne Johnson

      8 years ago

      Guess they put all thier money on Tigger

      Reply

      Anthony Santiago

      8 years ago

      Liked the 20XI golf balls.. I’d like to see tiger and Rory go Titleist

      Reply

      Reynold Brown

      8 years ago

      They will.

      Reply

      Nick Ruck

      8 years ago

      Would be the easy choice though I would not be surprised if Tiger goes back to Mizuno

      Reply

      Anthony Zummo

      8 years ago

      Tiger who?

      Reply

      John Magdalene Agel Sjc

      8 years ago

      Tiger sold this stuff.
      I’m a former tech rep, fitter and retailer. For the most part overall, their gear just wasn’t any good. Almost everything outperformed Nike on the launch monitor. The VR TW blades had a great feel and performed as a blade should and the series’ wedges were solid too. But overall it was inferior gear, shelf fodder.

      Reply

      Travis Lazenby

      8 years ago

      Watching reviews of their equipment on youtube they always seemed to be a half step behind the top performers.

      Reply

      Mike Mueller

      8 years ago

      After the VR series, it was over for them.

      Reply

      Greg Bare

      8 years ago

      I fit for a living and NIKE equipment can not keep up with Callaway and Taylor Made. Short, spinning drivers and “fair” performing Irons will not make you money as a company.

      Reply

      David Gonzalez

      8 years ago

      RIP to the longest drive I ever swung the Nike SQ Sumo2 460

      Reply

      David Parker

      8 years ago

      Same here, just minus 2 kids lol maybe in a couple weekends from now I’ll send u an invite when I can get out there.

      Reply

      Lee Herman

      8 years ago

      I knew that was why they were clearing out the latest drivers at such drastically reduced prices. Can’t wait to see what the bidding will be for all the high-profile golfers playing the equipment right now.

      Reply

      Lee Herman

      8 years ago

      I actually have two of the 2014 Toe sweep wedges. Love them! Might have to buy an engage wedge when they drop those prices as well.

      Reply

      Joseph Dreitler

      8 years ago

      Adidas is working to peddle TaylorMade. It will be owned by some private equity group by January 1.

      Reply

      Lee Herman

      8 years ago

      Yes, I think most of us have been aware of that for a while now…Who knows, maybe Under Armour will take a shot at Club manufacturing soon. Lol

      Reply

      Joseph Dreitler

      8 years ago

      Lee Herman right. If they want to lose a few hundred million. jump in the pool. not going to happen, public companies don’t try to commit suicide, especially CEO’s whose compensation is based on making $$$ not losing millions.

      Reply

      Lee Herman

      8 years ago

      They shouldn’t, but you never know…lol

      Reply

      Alex Kalionzes

      8 years ago

      Good riddance to over priced and under performing clubs.

      Reply

      Eric A Fletcher

      8 years ago

      What!!!! Noooo

      Reply

      Sean Kim

      8 years ago

      Dang…no Tiger, no Nike golf.

      Reply

      Merck del Fierro

      8 years ago

      o.a. haha true for clubs, balls and equipment. Nike golf Will focus on Apparel and Footwear. the brand’s strength.

      Reply

      Brandon Rigg

      8 years ago

      Ill be looking for sure

      Reply

      Ben Howey

      8 years ago

      Jamie Hook back to titleist for Rory and Tiger?

      Reply

      Ben Kelnhofer

      8 years ago

      Garbage anyway

      Reply

      Lowell Hill

      8 years ago

      Kinda knew but was a “rumor”…..now you know why I said stay away from Nike ?

      Reply

      Jeremy Williams

      8 years ago

      Won plenty of long drive contest and fired 70’s and occasionally high 60’s with Nike clubs. I do the same with Calloway. 99% of the time, it is the golfer and not the equipment.

      Reply

      Trey Scruggs

      8 years ago

      Do you compete in long drive?

      Reply

      Justin Blair

      8 years ago

      No doubt. The only thing that matters is being fitted. The rest is just personal preference.

      Reply

      Jeremy Williams

      8 years ago

      I did this year. It was my first year trying for the big leagues. I used my Nike VRS covert and a older Krank driver. I got put out on Sunday in the regionals. (Bluff City Shootout) All of my wins are local wins with the Nike. Around Georgia! I had the time of my life watching the veterans hit. I hit the Nike farther than the Krank. I am sure it is because I could not get the krank up to the right trajectory. I learned a lot from the guys that talked to me. I’ll be back next year for another try.

      Reply

      Jeremy Williams

      8 years ago

      I will say one thing! Long drive contests and playing on a golf course is two different things when it comes to equipment. I should have stated that in my original comment.

      Reply

      James L Burton III

      8 years ago

      Maybe thus the reason why Tiger wouldn’t come back??

      Knowing that he would want an equipment deal with someone and time to learn new clubs?

      Reply

      Dino Bravo

      8 years ago

      Yea James, that’s the reason he’s not back yet. Put the bong down.

      Reply

      Paul Peterson

      8 years ago

      Had decent luck with their milled putters, but just never loved any newer equipment or balls.

      Reply

      Roger Sullivan

      8 years ago

      They see the writing on the wall. Good for them.

      Reply

      Jeremy Gorelick

      8 years ago

      Titleist always knew Rory and Tiger would come back!

      Reply

      Glenn Behan

      8 years ago

      That’s mad. Seems legit 2.

      Reply

      Matt Scott

      8 years ago

      I bet they r so happy then ha

      Reply

      Chris Peyton

      8 years ago

      That is crazy

      Reply

      Laurent Pecqueux

      8 years ago

      That is a bad new. SO sad …

      Reply

      Easton Crissler

      8 years ago

      Guys it’s true.. My poor little heart ?

      Reply

      Andrew Montreuil

      8 years ago

      Or maybe they will at a major discount?

      Reply

      Andrew Montreuil

      8 years ago

      I guess Nike won’t be doing their DEMO day out here in a few weeks…

      Reply

      Ken Mykietowich

      8 years ago

      Woo Hoo! Cheap clubs!!! ?

      Reply

      Andrew Montreuil

      8 years ago

      Supposedly online there is a bunch of clearance sales

      Reply

      Collin Campbell

      8 years ago

      Matt Scott Whatever they want. lol
      Most likely Titleist, Callaway or Mizuno. Someone who won’t mind that they are covered head to toe in Nike apparel.

      Reply

      Brandon Rigg

      8 years ago

      I hope theres some sales coming soon. They still have nice stuff

      Reply

      Andrew Montreuil

      8 years ago

      Boo, I would have considered Nike again in the future

      Reply

      Thomas Barr

      8 years ago

      Wonder how many weeks it takes for Rory to game a Scotty Cameron

      Reply

      Paul Peterson

      8 years ago

      I’m guessing a yellow box arrived at his house this morning…

      Reply

      William Pucci

      8 years ago

      Hows next week.?

      Reply

      Ronnie Castillo

      8 years ago

      heard, after all the money spent on Golf R&D, ads, paying players to play Nike etc. The Nike Golf Division makes about as much money for Nike Corp. …as the sox division.

      Reply

      Jeff Hinshaw

      8 years ago

      Hey Erik….this has affected me….I lost my job today! I’ll be looking, if you can share any thought and contacts I would appreciate it.

      It’s been a pleasure!!!

      Jeff

      Reply

      Matt Scott

      8 years ago

      Collin Campbell so wtf are tiger and Rory gonna hit now?

      Reply

      Rob Roth

      8 years ago

      2016 golf line was terrible

      Reply

      Mark Blowers

      8 years ago

      When will Rory be able to go to another brand ? Maybe back to titleist.

      Reply

      Lowell Hill

      8 years ago

      Rory’s irons are actually his old Titleist irons but with Nike’s logo stamped on em to avoid product infringement

      Reply

      Undershooter30

      8 years ago

      That’s not even close to the truth. Have you ever seen his irons? They look nothing like his old Titleists. You are probably one of those people who still think Tiger still games a ProV1 with a swoosh painted on there And Miura irons. Come on man, grow up.

      Joseph Dreitler

      8 years ago

      Lowell Hill sorry, not correct. As a trademark lawyer for 38 years what you describe is passing off and clearly actionable. A few baseball players in the late ’70’s were paid to wear Nike and just had the Swoosh painted in their Adidas shoes. That ended before the lawsuits were filed. Never been tried since by any major player in any sport.

      Reply

      Lowell Hill

      8 years ago

      Well, in the golf industry there’s a difference in exact replicas and “tweeking”. So why are there these company’s that can produce and manufacture these knock-off’s that they claim look and feel the same as Callaway’s, Taylor Made, etc.? You see on EBay sets of irons and drivers that have the saaaaaame technology and look 95% identical to untrained eyes, but yet still hit the market for retail purchasing

      Reply

      Mark Blowers

      8 years ago

      Also I don’t know for a fact but I did hear that tiger woods back in the day had his irons made by Miura golf inc. They were identical to the Nike ones he used but not made by Nike as Miura could do a better job

      Reply

      Jason D. MacDonald

      8 years ago

      How much money did this just make the Nike tour players who now have to find another brand and sponsorship money. It’s a good time to be a Nike tour player #freeagent.

      Reply

      bunnyman

      8 years ago

      Just like when Nike and Reebok left hockey, this is no surprise. I like their clubs (especially when on deep, deep discount), myself. I’m no scratch golfer, but I blame starting late for that.

      Adidas selling off Taylormade is next. They are also trying to sell their hockey (CCM/Reebok), so the shoe/apparel companies trying to get out of gear is definitely a trend.

      Just hope I can get some brand new cool Nike clubs for $50 or less. Maybe I can replace my Tommy Armour irons for nearly nothing ? I’m a sucker for a bargain!

      Reply

      Jason D. MacDonald

      8 years ago

      Clothes were good clubs were shit.

      Reply

      Vinni Castillo

      8 years ago

      Dang this suxs I got all Nike gear shoes balls drivers smh I like Nike wtf??

      Reply

      David J Kim

      8 years ago

      i wouldnt mind being paid to wear nike apparel and playing any club i wanted. Miura, Epon, Crazy, etc. plenty of high quality clubs to choose from.

      Reply

      Kenneth R Stone

      8 years ago

      Wow. That’s crazy.

      Reply

      William Trost

      8 years ago

      That’s why goldsmith had all there clubs on sale

      Reply

      Dennis D Hilton

      8 years ago

      If I upgrade I got you!!

      Reply

      Richard ‘dicky’ Bowlt

      8 years ago

      Decent tho! My blades will be worth a fortune in a few years ???

      Reply

      Dave L

      8 years ago

      Now I know why they withdrew my multi-thousand penny offer.
      Guess it’s back to Spalding Kro-Flites…?

      Reply

      Dave M

      8 years ago

      Good heavens, I’m embarrassed that I actually remember them. Horrible bats.

      Reply

      fran williams

      8 years ago

      R.I.P.

      Reply

      Collin Campbell

      8 years ago

      Called it!

      Reply

      R

      8 years ago

      Now Nike can buy Callaway

      Reply

      Ahmet Hassani

      8 years ago

      Ha ha true story beef is a legend, finally a talent fat fuck we can look up too

      Reply

      LAbillyboy

      8 years ago

      Margins in golf hard goods have stunk for a long, long time. It has been a race to the bottom ever since the business transitioned from the green grass golf shop to the big box boys. It hasn’t been all bad, the big volume manufacturers have invested in technology the small boutique shops could never have done, resulting in the player improvement clubs we all enjoy today. Without it, we’d all still be playing blades and persimmon with balata balls that were good for 2 or 3 holes… the only Nike club I ever gamed was a 56 SW that I wore out in a year and then could not find a replacement… Without Tiger pulling in customers this was inevitable.

      Reply

      Rustam Darius Saboonpaz

      8 years ago

      Honestly mate keep hold of them . Knock next week ?

      Reply

      Solon Pietila

      8 years ago

      About damned time

      Reply

      Nigel Turner

      8 years ago

      you watch ping and callaway and titlest and the rest but there prices up now

      Reply

      Paul Hunter

      8 years ago

      All golfers that changed to Nike clubs have struggled…and fuck McIlroy, it’s all about Beeeeeeeeeeeeef

      Reply

      Phillip Lee

      8 years ago

      I love the Nike golf shoes ! Just sayin

      Reply

      Rustam Darius Saboonpaz

      8 years ago

      They’re A piece of golfing memorabilia now ! Tigers probably sponsored by Dunlop now ..

      Reply

      Travis Darrah

      8 years ago

      Whaaaat

      Reply

      Jake Calder

      8 years ago

      **Never to be re-released retro driver for sale** looking for £25,000 or best offer please. No time wasters

      Reply

      William Trost

      8 years ago

      I’ll be your next #handmedown

      Reply

      Paul Taylor

      8 years ago

      Finally made a decent club in history and now they are dead…..CALLED IT!!!!

      Reply

      Mitchell Burney

      8 years ago

      What club was that?

      Reply

      Paul Taylor

      8 years ago

      The new flex head

      Reply

      Chris Cartwright

      8 years ago

      Lad I dunno what I’m gonna do anymore! I’ll have to give up golf! Heartbroken

      Reply

      Dennis D Hilton

      8 years ago

      Taylormade m2 here I come lol

      Reply

      Mike Dodrill

      8 years ago

      U were right

      Reply

      Ahmet Hassani

      8 years ago

      That’s what I was thinking, he was more consistent with he’s old club

      Reply

      Seth Azure

      8 years ago

      ❤❤❤

      Reply

      Paul Hunter

      8 years ago

      Think it was Titleist

      Reply

      mcavoy

      8 years ago

      Regardless of the quality of their equipment I always felt that Nike Golf was viewed as an interloper/opportunist and mostly treated as such by a majority of the golfing community.

      Reply

      Garry Burrows

      8 years ago

      Nike gone T-made up for sale what’s next!!

      Reply

      Paul Hunter

      8 years ago

      Go back to his old club company, and start winning again

      Reply

      William Trost

      8 years ago

      Time to buy new clubs you can be swinging Nike anymore lol

      Reply

      Ahmet Hassani

      8 years ago

      What will Rory do now?

      Reply

      Jari Hakonen

      8 years ago

      No Tiger – No Nike Golf. RIP!

      Reply

      Ryan Oliver

      8 years ago

      Yup!!

      Reply

      Paul Hunter

      8 years ago

      Nike should stick to making footwear and clothes, like they always have done…their Golf equipment was Pony

      Reply

      Shane Rimmer

      8 years ago

      Nooooooooo

      Reply

      Jimmy McCants

      8 years ago

      Oooooooo

      Reply

      Martin Tolosa

      8 years ago

      Seems to………But I dont think so

      Reply

      Michael J Reavey

      8 years ago

      Michael Reavey

      Reply

      Dennis D Hilton

      8 years ago

      No way!!!?

      Reply

      Joseph Werner

      8 years ago

      I was never a fan of Nike, Golf clubs (just me being loyal to Ping). I did notice that when I golf with the younger generation, they all used Nike clubs. This is pretty interesting, what clubs Tiger Rory, and all the touring pro’s will do?

      Reply

      Chris Mydock

      8 years ago

      Mizuno I bet or they split to Titleist & Cobra

      Reply

      Chris Finch

      8 years ago

      I was thinking cobra or maybe back to titleist. I bet Scotty and the titleist crew are loving this

      Reply

      Joseph Werner

      8 years ago

      I was starting to see more Nike clubs in bags. This is a surprise to me. I am a golf geek and will love watching how the Pro’s go

      Reply

      Brandon Lafountain

      8 years ago

      Still are. ?

      Reply

      Matthew James Harris

      8 years ago

      They couldn’t pay me enough

      Reply

      Seth Azure

      8 years ago

      Well yeah i know that too. I was your guys captain after all. Yg ?

      Reply

      Brandon Lafountain

      8 years ago

      ?? I don’t even have nike I just know easton really likes them

      Reply

      Gene Diamond

      8 years ago

      It’s about time

      Reply

      Damon Butler

      8 years ago

      BTW Taylormade was put up for sale by Adidas not too long ago. The flooding of the market by these companies are finally catching up to them. Add to this the monopolized system of the PGA Value Guide to determine prices for used clubs (which is an absolute joke). Plus the fact the overall economy is worse than advertised by the mass media

      Reply

      Jeff Garone

      8 years ago

      It can’t be

      Reply

      Jeff Garone

      8 years ago

      No it’s not true

      Reply

      Seth Azure

      8 years ago

      Crusty #TeamTitleist ??

      Reply

      James Harding

      8 years ago

      It wasn’t bad equipment, lately their stuff was getting a lot better. I wonder now if their tour staff will be fully released from their commitment or if they’ll be still contracted to wear the apparel but play whatever they want

      Reply

      Gabriel Moreno

      8 years ago

      I think their going to still sign appearal contracts.

      Reply

      Derek Ramsay

      8 years ago

      what happens when you don’t have AMB

      Reply

      Colby Evans

      8 years ago

      Now everyone knows why they clearances clubs last week

      Reply

      Jason Pereira

      8 years ago

      I stopped by a golfsmith yesterday and all their clubs were on sale. $79.99 for a hybrid.

      Reply

      Colby Evans

      8 years ago

      Yep, they’re on sale everywhere. Even Nike.Com. Rory gonna get paid to wear some polos… 25 mil a year.

      Reply

      Tim N Jen Salmons

      8 years ago

      May be a boost for Titelist
      Few may try PXG

      Reply

      Reynold Brown

      8 years ago

      I can see Rory going pxg irons.

      Reply

      John Murray

      8 years ago

      Ouff!!

      Reply

      Joe Gendron

      8 years ago

      The people who always blast Nike equipment never really gamed it. They never made bad equipment at all. It was scrutinized because they jumped into a market that is really hard. My old Nike VR TW blades were some of the softest forged irons I’ve ever swung. They also produced well for me. I don’t care if everyone hated Nike clubs and balls. For me they were good.

      I’m very happy they will continue making shoes though because no golf shoe I’ve ever worn has been as comfortable as Nike for me.

      Reply

      Chris Peyton

      8 years ago

      I had Ignite Sasquatch and The new one … Loved them

      Reply

      Kevin Holmes

      8 years ago

      You’re right. I’m not a big fan of Nike products in general. I’ve never tried their clubs but the Nike golf shoes I’ve had were horribly uncomfortable. Granted, that was back in 2000.

      Reply

      Bob Welsh

      8 years ago

      As I say, their equip & balls got worse every year. First few years, irons & wedges awesome. Know big name on Champ Tour player who was 40 yards shorter than Pro V1, but the money was awesome.

      Reply

      Nicholas Reed

      8 years ago

      I would have played their equipment if they didn’t have such stupid names. Not to mention half their drivers sound like softball bats when you hit them.

      Reply

      Andy

      8 years ago

      Amen. People miss out on so many good things in life because of not giving it a real chance. Ive never hit anything longer and straighter than my covert 2.0 driver.

      Reply

      Jared Jared

      8 years ago

      Their sound is awful. Ting!

      Reply

      Justin Blair

      8 years ago

      The old Sasquatch was very tingy. But I didn’t mind the sound of the SuMo 5000, DyMo, or the original Vr tour.

      Reply

      Tim Meier

      8 years ago

      Makes me sad, I play Vapor blades and I love them. I tried a ton of clubs, and in my opinion these were the best combo of forgiveness, distance, and workability, with excellent look and feel.

      Reply

      Benjamin Lee

      8 years ago

      They had decent stuff but definitely more on the game improvement side. I played a lot of their 20XI-X and RZN balls which were good and I did have a Nike driver that was ok. Other brands just performed better for me and just fit me better.

      Reply

      Bobby Gans

      8 years ago

      The first nike driver was the most laughable piece of crap ever

      Reply

      Mike Kneafsey

      8 years ago

      I have Nike blades I love em

      Reply

      Mack Peyton

      8 years ago

      There’s a reason they are leaving the business. Their shit doesn’t compete with taylormade, callaway, titleist and so on..

      Reply

      Mack Peyton

      8 years ago

      Annnnd nike shoes are junk lol Adidas and fj run that market

      Reply

      Steven Ashley

      8 years ago

      Great shoes, decent golf balls, but average at best clubs.

      Reply

      Gabriel Moreno

      8 years ago

      On the bright side, great deals are going to be offered.

      Reply

      Mitchel Friesz

      8 years ago

      The pro forged combo and the Slingshots were the worst iron sets ever made and their balls are total garbage. They never did any one thing really well, they were just kinda ok. That doesn’t keep you in business

      Reply

      Mack Peyton

      8 years ago

      I agree Trevor Webb. I was with nike for 2 years. Their Wedges were their best product. I would never give up my taylormade staff set up for nike.. nooo way

      Reply

      Chris Mcmanus

      8 years ago

      Shit I was winning tournaments with my nike gear lol

      Reply

      Blake Melin

      8 years ago

      I had some SP5 shoes for a while. They smashed my feet for about 15 rounds. After that I liked them a lot. It took a lot of walking, but after they were finally broke in they were great.

      Reply

      Michael Cook

      8 years ago

      Mack Peyton no…the athletes aren’t performing with the gear. If Rory was dominating with his current set, the clubs would sell a lot more than they are. The fact that other brands make some better things depending on what those things are specifically does play a role, but a lot of causal golfers and fans want the gear champions have. Rory’s off mentally, it’s not his club.

      Reply

      Mark Powell

      8 years ago

      Anything I demoed sucked.

      Reply

      Kyle Scanlon

      8 years ago

      Forged blades are not hard to perfect

      Reply

      Sam Vincent Brown

      8 years ago

      You’ve never worn an Adidas golf shoes with Boost soles then. Blows Nike shoes out of the water.

      Reply

      Jennifer Osborn-Carr

      8 years ago

      Wow, that happened fast, omg.

      Reply

      David Edelson

      8 years ago

      Good news. Seems whoever signed with Nike became cursed. Duval, Kim, Wie, Tiger and to some degree Rory. Stick with Taylormade, Callaway and Mizuno. Enough said.

      Reply

      Arek Legarra

      8 years ago

      My Nike blades had a better feel than my TaylorMade blades. I wonder if PXG will splurge and get some of these guys now.

      Reply

      Chris Miller

      8 years ago

      Taylormade is next

      Reply

      Eric A Fletcher

      8 years ago

      Noo it’s just bad economy

      Reply

      Joseph Dreitler

      8 years ago

      taylorMade is being sold by Adidas. Must not be bright future for equipment. More money in rags and shoes

      Reply

      Ty Pearson

      8 years ago

      Taylormade has been bought. Nobody knows who yet. But they have been purchased

      Reply

      Jeffrey Taverna

      8 years ago

      Titleist perhaps?

      Reply

      Josh Adkins

      8 years ago

      You left out Ping. PING irons and Drivers are far superior than any taylormade hocus pocus. Lol Rocketballz, SLDR. What a joke

      Reply

      Joe Tuttle

      8 years ago

      Haven’t heard of it, but their equipment line was smaller this year

      Reply

      Darren Murphy

      8 years ago

      Need to stock up on balls.

      Reply

      Jess Lewis

      8 years ago

      I left them last year. Not surprised. Writing was on the wall.

      Reply

      Bob Hattery

      8 years ago

      Now what are you going to do, Joe Kieffer?

      Reply

      Joe Kieffer

      8 years ago

      I’m screwed

      Reply

      Darren Murphy

      8 years ago

      Wow. Collector item Vapors now though.

      Reply

      Kyle Ebblewhite

      8 years ago

      Taylormade next to leave

      Reply

      Dave

      8 years ago

      Seriously????? You’re not from earth, are you?

      Reply

      Chris Mydock

      8 years ago

      Watch Mizuno soar!!!

      Reply

      Justin

      8 years ago

      Not that Mizuno makes bad gear (I own a set of mp-30’s), but for as long as they’ve been in the game if they were gonna soar, they’d have done it by now.

      Well, maybe they could, but they’d have to get super aggressive… but do they have the means to do so?

      Reply

      Ryan Gano

      8 years ago

      No, knew it was coming, so I was prepared. Haha

      Reply

      Mark Watson

      8 years ago

      Time for Wilson to step up, give Rory a call

      Reply

      Mark Drake

      8 years ago

      Tuff industry

      Reply

      Kyle Ebblewhite

      8 years ago

      Is this legit

      Reply

      Ryan Martin

      8 years ago

      Whose balls will Tiger play with now?

      Reply

      Graeme

      8 years ago

      Bridgestone

      Reply

      Reynold Brown

      8 years ago

      That’s a loaded question lol

      Reply

      Teaj

      8 years ago

      Thank you for the mid day laugh

      Kenny B

      8 years ago

      Wrong gender

      Reply

      Bob Welsh

      8 years ago

      Quite possibly the first company whose equipment and golf balls were worse every year. And, the most arrogant!

      Reply

      Benjamin Lee

      8 years ago

      Bummer. What happens to their sponsored golfers?

      Reply

      Jeromy Boutte

      8 years ago

      Wooohoooo!!!

      Reply

      Dan Freshley

      8 years ago

      I am reminded of Phil Mickelson’s comment at how Tiger was winning with “that” equipment and how Phil was scorched for stating his opinion. Well, 6- 7 years later, the other Phil, Night, must have finally come to the same conclusion! Now, they’ll pay Rory $25 MM annually to wear their clothes :)

      Reply

      Dan Gentges

      8 years ago

      I think Phil made that comment back in 2003, when he was still with Titleist. Who knew he was such a visionary …

      Reply

      Jeremy Ogle

      8 years ago

      That was actually 13 years ago when the statement was true. Much changed. Also, believe Nike has more staff major wins than Callaway, who Phil once claimed made “shovels”, until they stroked a check.

      Reply

      Randjf

      8 years ago

      I believe Phil actually used the word “inferior”.

      Reply

      Ty Kaul

      8 years ago

      Good!!! There equipment is shit!!!!!!!!!!!0

      Reply

      Undershooter30

      8 years ago

      You sir, are an idiot.

      sincerely,
      not a nike fanboy, just someone who likes golf equipment in general.

      Reply

      Justin

      8 years ago

      I don’t know about the idiot part, but I’ve owned three Nike drivers, a fairway wood and a couple wedges and I’d have to disagree with the junk comment. They’re no better or worse than anything else available.

      Matt Feisal

      8 years ago

      Don’t know anything about their clubs, but I love my bag from Nike.

      Reply

      Robert Woodmore

      8 years ago

      Colin Dunlop What clubs to choose in the fututre????

      Reply

      Brian Roongchaitanes

      8 years ago

      Is that mean nike are taking over taylormade? Lol

      Reply

      Jonathan D. Lorenzini

      8 years ago

      Maxfli U6 tour. Badass golf ball

      Reply

      Scott Saunders

      8 years ago

      Nike manufacturers golf equipment??? Since when?

      Reply

      Chris Johnston

      8 years ago

      Wtf !

      Reply

      Guy Crawford

      8 years ago

      Wow

      Reply

      Andrew Hong

      8 years ago

      Maybe Rory can finally drop the clubs and go out and start winning some majors again.

      Reply

      Luke Manion

      8 years ago

      Just the one club thats the problem and that is the putter he still ranks up there in shot gained tee to green every time he plays. He just cant putt atm

      Reply

      Micheal Feeback

      8 years ago

      He has won 2 majors since going to Nike

      Reply

      Damon Mathiesen

      8 years ago

      leaves??? it is one of the best brands out there!

      Reply

      Tim Wheeler

      8 years ago

      That sucks. I like the quality of their golf balls and their bags.

      Reply

      Ryan Holcomb

      8 years ago

      This will be very interesting to see what clubs staffers use… Aka who will pay Rory and Tiger “coming back any year now” Woods.

      Reply

      Arek Legarra

      8 years ago

      Pxg

      Reply

      Reynold Brown

      8 years ago

      Rory will go back to titleist. Tiger maybe too

      Reply

      Ryan Holcomb

      8 years ago

      Reynold Brown no way. Not enough money

      Reply

      Kevy O’Grady

      8 years ago

      I don’t think it will come to money for either.. Tiger wants to come back and save his career. He took the money when he thought he could win with anything and he did. Now the money means nothing and it’s all about what will give him his next major.
      Rory is in much less trouble but I assume he will also go with whatever he likes best.

      Reply

      Ryan Holcomb

      8 years ago

      Kevy O’Grady it is absolutely about money. Your reasoning is such a myth. The modern OEM will make any club to any specs with any material a top pro could possibly ever desire. This isn’t 1980 when Pay for Play did NOT rule and modern cnc and cad did not exist.

      Reply

      Ed Pascual

      8 years ago

      That was quick, Dave Garman

      Reply

      Dave Garman

      8 years ago

      Amazing. Unsurprising. Predictable.

      Reply

      Jonathan D. Lorenzini

      8 years ago

      Later Nike

      Reply

      Justin

      8 years ago

      Wait… Is that like “bye, Felicia”?

      ;D

      Reply

      Scott Roberts

      8 years ago

      Wow I hope this isn’t true

      Reply

      Dave Wolfe

      8 years ago

      That escalated quickly…

      Reply

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