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Fortune Brands to sell off golf unit which includes Titleist – Shall we take up a collection and buy it?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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Fortune Brands is going to split into three units and sell off its golf and home products units, keeping its most profitable division which is in the alcohol realm (Jim Beam).

Fortune’s golf unit would include anything under the Acushnet umbrella, Titleist, Footjoy, Pinnacle etc.  Cobra has already been sold off to Puma.

This essentially means that golf’s biggest brand will have one of those WalMart happy face stickers and be up for sale to the highest bidder.

“While the breadth and balance of our portfolio have served shareholders very well, we see the potential for even greater value by separating our businesses into focused companies,” ~ Chief Executive Bruce Carbonari.

So, I’ve just gone through my wallet.  I managed to gather up $19.60.  I’m willing to throw that in the pot.  What do you say we pass around a golf hat and see if we can come up with enough dough to make the purchase?  I think that would mean we could get a great deal on, or perhaps even scam some free ProV1’s…


Bridgestone Phone Fitting?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
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Bridgestone Golf fans can help them test out a new phone process where you can call in for advice on ball and club fitting.  From the Bridgestone facebook page:

We need your help testing a new option we’re adding to our B-Fit line of services. We have a live, expert technician standing by right now to accept phone inquiries about what ball and/or club will work best for your game. Please test Elliot and feed back! 404 549 4233.

Please Bridgestone… Just tell me this isn’t outsourced to India!


Camilo Villegas to join TaylorMade tour staff in 2011

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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Camillo Villegas, a long time Cobra/Titleist guy, will be joining the Taylormade-adidas tour staff starting in 2011.

Villegas, 28, will play TaylorMade® clubs, a TaylorMade ball, wear TaylorMade headwear, wear a TaylorMade glove, use a TaylorMade staff bag and wear adidas Golf footwear. More details on the relationship between Villegas and TMaG will be revealed on September 9.

Currently Camilo is ranked 25 in the world, but ranked #1 with the lady golf fans…


My new pal

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 30th, 2010
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I had just make a great birdie on #3 at Wingpointe (by the Salt Lake Airport).  That hole is a tough par-3 over water, usually into a head wind.  I’d stuck my B330-RXS to about three feet and drained the putt with a putter I’d accidentally left in my bag from equipment testing yesterday.   After making that putt I may have a new putter but I definitely have a new pal.

Walking off the green I nearly stepped on this guy.  I picked him up to put him in a safer place but had to snap a pic first because he was so cool.


My first Bridgestone ball fitting

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Last week I played a very frustrating, windy and cold round up the canyon.  I pretty much lost my will to live when my score ballooned in the cold wind.  I’m a 25 handicap if the temps are below 70 and a two handicap if they’re above 80.  I was on my way to the car when I saw the Bridgestone tent down on the range.  This was my first real opportunity to try a ball fitting and I felt like I needed to give it a try even though I was tired and my back was tight.

About Bridgestone ball fitting

When you get a ball fitting, the techs have you hit balls on their launch monitor.  Bridgestone’s system shows you your club head speed, ball speed, launch angle, side spin RPM’s, spin in RPM’s and carry distance.  Based on your swing speed they can recommend the best ball for you.

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