Why no love with the LPGA?

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By Edward G

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  1. Edward G

    Edward G
    Parts unknown

    Got to watch a lot of the Women's Open this weekend. Noticed the lack of anything Titleist or Foot Joy anywhere. No hats, bags or apparel. The ball was played a lot, but the only Titleist I saw was on the spectators. Any insight?

  2. Dennis M

    Dennis M
    Miami, FL

    I guess I never noticed a lack of golf brand names on their bags or hats.

    I might venture a guess and speculate they are more interested in promoting lady's products. Who knows?
  3. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    While the average LPGA is a little faster than the intended group under 90 mph with the TS1, I wonder if this will make a dent in the number of Titleist drivers on LPGA Tour.
  4. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    I believe you will find that many colleges are contracting for equipment deals with other companies besides Titleist. Most of the LPGA players are building their games on that equipment and then carrying them over to the LPGA as they seem to have limited advertising and equipment contracts, especially if they are not Top 10 players. I am also noticing a lot more golf resorts are renting out other clubs besides Titleist. There are times I would like to leave the bag at home and use rentals but not if they are one of the other manufacturers. I'd love to see more Titleist rentals and more Titleist linked to colleges. I understand that's a business model that requires significant capital investment outside the normal cost of manufacturing to projected sales which will likely keep it from happening.
  5. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Did you notice the shoes that the ladies were wearing, the ball they were playing, or the gloves they were wearing. Lots of FJ shoes, Titleist balls. Ann Cain who is the tour rep for Titleist and FJ was there getting the balls, gloves and shoes out to the Pros, prior to the tournament starting. I follow her travels and adventures at the women's events on twitter. FJ does a lot of promoting its apparel thru the Golf Channel and that includes it women's apparel.
  6. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    For many years png has been the biggest supplier of equipment to the college golf especially to ladies teams, although cally is starting to show up a lot with ladies. Titleist has an LPGA presence with balls, gloves and some Vokey wedges. I don't think that swing speed is an issue as mentioned earlier, as there are plenty of LPGA gals swinging it at 100 + MPH. I believe that Titleist puts most of it's resources to the PGA Tour and the PGA Club Pro. There's only so much of the pie to go around. Unfortunetly the LPGA is and always has been on the bottom of the totem pole for just about everything in professional golf. Too bad because I enjoy watching them and I think it's a far better product then it gets credit for.

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