Villegas is now a TaylorMade player
This was a sticky issue back in August 2010 when word got out that Camilo Villegas was switching from Cobra/Titleist to Taylormade. Camilo’s contract wasn’t up yet, and such announcements are not supposed to happen while the player is still under contract.
I’m not up to speed on the status of a law suit between Cobra and TaylorMade, but the word today is that this deal is now done. Camilo Villegas is officially a TaylorMade tour staff player.
It has been at least 12 minutes since TaylorMade announced a new driver, but there’s big news: TaylorMade has announced a new driver.
The NEW TaylorMade R15 Super Mega Quad driver is the latest driver and soon to be the most popular driver on tour. The R15 features 15 adjustable weights, a high MOI and what TaylorMade marketing calls “Super Mega Distance.”
My boy is in summer golf camp. Rather than dropping him off and coming back 1.5 hours later, I’ll be on the range today doing a side by side comparison of the Nike STR8-FIT and the TaylorMade r9 drivers.
It should take me a few days to complete my writing after today’s research so stay tuned.
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.
This isn’t an April fool’s joke.
Greg Norman has inked a deal with TaylorMade. The Shark will play the TP Red golf ball (which he played in that great performance at the (British) Open last year, TaylorMade golf clubs, TM staff bag and a TM logo on the side of his hat. Yes the side. There’s NO way the Shark would let his Shark logo play 2nd fiddle to any other.
What about MacGregor?
Not sure what the ramifications are with this deal and Greg’s relationship/investment in MacGregor Golf, which is still sporting Greg’s photos on their home page.
Norman video on the switch, The Masters
In this nine minute video, Norman explains his decision to switch to TaylorMade. He also mentions playing golf at The Masters this year. He says the length of Augusta National makes Beth Page Black look like a pitch-and-putt course.