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 Post subject: Re: Ping Ball Distance Rating
PostPosted: January 1st, 2012, 9:05 pm 
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Geekoman wrote:
What a silly idea. :santa:

Which means the USGA will be all over it.


Let's hope the USGA has learned the dangers of getting involved with anything that Ping is also involved in. They should not go near this one with a 10 foot pole. Just remain silent and let it die a natural death.


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 Post subject: Re: Ping Ball Distance Rating
PostPosted: January 3rd, 2012, 5:08 pm 
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On the other hand...........TOUR VAN GOLF BALLS!! :yahoo:

$180.00 a dozen!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Yeah, baby! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Ping Ball Distance Rating
PostPosted: January 4th, 2012, 12:14 am 
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On the other hand...........TOUR VAN GOLF BALLS!! :yahoo:

$180.00 a dozen!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Yeah, baby! :clap:


Only $150 a dozen with the purchase on a new Geek No-Brainer! :geek:


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 Post subject: Re: Ping Ball Distance Rating
PostPosted: January 4th, 2012, 11:05 am 
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Geekoman wrote:
On the other hand...........TOUR VAN GOLF BALLS!! :yahoo:

$180.00 a dozen!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Yeah, baby! :clap:


Only $150 a dozen with the purchase on a new Geek No-Brainer! :geek:


Is that a tour van No Brainer or the regular No Brainer? :???:


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 Post subject: Re: Ping Ball Distance Rating
PostPosted: April 10th, 2012, 3:31 pm 
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SKrinsky wrote:
I think this is a terrible idea. The game of golf had one set of equipment rules for 250 years and it worked fine. We were all playing the same game. Then the USGA fell asleep on the new balls, the game got FUBARed and they're doing stupid stuff to try to get it back to status quo. We don't need two wedge specs and we don't need three different balls. We need to rein in the existing ball and chop a little bit off the top end of the distance potential while not impacting how it reacts to slower swing speeds. It can be done. And it would rein in bomb and gouge and maybe we could go back to a universal standard for wedge grooves.


I know I'm late on this, but I agree. And as others have pointed out, it wouldn't take much.

That said, I think the supposed obsession with distance is overrated. Sure, everybody likes to hit it far, but most golfers don't hit is straight enough to really take advantage of the extra distance available to them. Despite the fact that everyone CAN hit it farther today, participation in the game is not growing.

The idea that golfers would quit the game if the ball were reeled back in is a myth. As others have said, the only real problem is some courses would need to adjust their tees and/or golfers would need to adjust what tees they play from.

I'm not worried about the Tour, they'll figure it out no matter what.

[quote=mr_divots]THREE types of ball sales for ball manufacturers. I'm wondering if that sounds good to them or not? Certainly, it expands potential ball sales. But, more overhead too. They'd have to do a fair amount of focus groups/market studies as to peoples' anticipated ball type purchasing habits. If the can make more $$$ on this, I'm sure they'll be down. [/quote]

Not sure what they think, but I don't see it being a benefit. Most golfers are at least somewhat confused already about what ball does what and what ball they should be playing. This proposal would only complicate things more.

Most golfers also would only need one category, so I don't see a lot of crossover sales.


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