TaylorMade has been busy. They signed Greg Norman earlier this week and now Rory “MoMoney” Sabbatini. Rory will play TaylorMade equipment and sport their head wear.
TaylorMade’s web site is nauseating
I just realized why I stopped going to TaylorMade’s web site. I thought I’d stop by there this morning to see if I could get some details on this endorsement deal. Then my morning was ground to a halt when all the fancy Adobe Flash “things” hit my screen and I had to wait for them to finish spinning around and making sound effects.
The flash work is really impressive, but I can’t stand it. Please give me a simple, fast loading web page which I can find what I’m looking for quickly. No more “loading…” or “skip intro” type of stuff. Where do I look for details about this endorsement deal when inside “the clubhouse?” Oh, wait I found it I think. Perhaps on the “lower level” in the “locker room”? Never mind, I got the “loading…” again. Adios.
A note to people who are considering making a web site or redesigning one:
The fancy Adobe Flash animations, sound effects, and things flying around your screen are only cool for two people…
1. The person who hired the Flash designer.
2. The Flash designer.
Has anyone else wondered why Rory Sabbatini is no longer with Nike and is now with Adams Golf? Why would a golf company not want the 11th ranked player in the world on their endorsement list? Hasn’t anyone thought that just maybe Tiger had something to do with this? Hear me out.
2007 Masters: Rory is giving Tiger all sorts of smack talk and grief. 2007 Target World Challenge: Sabbatini becomes the first ever player to withdraw but still collects $170K, kicking Tiger and the sponsors in the golf balls.
Fast forward a month and Sabbatini is no longer a Nike guy. You don’t suppose it’s possible that (behind closed doors and off the record) Tiger pulled a string or two and had Sabbatini’s Nike deal axed? Or perhaps without Tiger even asking, Nike just did it on their own? Coincidence? What’s the real story?