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    Harry Arnett - THP Radio - Your Thoughts?

    THP Radio will be interviewing Harry Arnett again today from Callaway Golf. Some of our most memorable shows feature Harry discussing everything you would want to know about the golf industry. Today's interview will be raw, uncut and he says we can ask him anything we want.

    So what would you like to know?
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    Does he think the apparent regression in golfers according to some studies has more to do with the economy, or the actual aspects of golf that need to be changed?
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    Is he ok with everyone witnessing him crying like a baby after Team Chad whoops up on him in #TheKing??

    Serious question: Besides TaylorMade, who does he think is a company that Callaway needs to watch out for in the Five Year War, and why? I mean, is there a company that maybe is a little bit of an underdog that he thinks could become a serious competitor in the future?
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    What is his take on Hackgolf? Does he see Callaway contributing to the effort?
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    From an oem perspective what does a company like thp bring to the golf industry?
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    Harry Arnett - THP Radio - Your Thoughts?

    Presumably, the Callaway R&D Department knew how phenomenal the 2014 line of drivers would be. I remember Harry telling people on twitter to wait and see the 2014 line when we were raving about the 2013 drivers. (The same thing really could be said about irons as well.)


    With that said, was there ever the thought of skipping the 2013 line and just pushing forward with the 2014 drivers? They just seem so revolutionary in concept that I would think the urge to rush them to market would be incredibly strong.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    THP Radio will be interviewing Harry Arnett again today from Callaway Golf. Some of our most memorable shows feature Harry discussing everything you would want to know about the golf industry. Today's interview will be raw, uncut and he says we can ask him anything we want.

    So what would you like to know?
    Here are a couple random questions I'd like to hear from him:

    1 - What is the best grip ever designed, in his opinion, and why?

    2 - Driver lengths.. What's more important for amateurs, getting them a 46+ inch driver to boast more distance, or fitting them to the right length for control?

    3 - Odyssey is incredibly known, however, I've always seen them in a different light from the Bettinardi's or the Scotty Cameron's of the world. Part of it is perception of course, and part of it seems to be because Odyssey is more accommodating at a more reasonable price --- But is that ever brought into the conversation that perceptive gap? (this is coming from a guy who would game the black series tour design over any Scotty, fwiw)

    4 - Fittings are always about finding the right balance of numbers whenever I experience them. If you had to put a ranking on each characteristic of a fitting, be it spin, launch, dispersion, descent... How would they stack up? What's priority 1?
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    What were his takeaways from the PGA show? Who thought of the tank?

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    I would like to know:

    1) Does he feel like they finally really have the momentum rolling with the impact the release of the 2014 line has brought with it as far as all of the positive feedback and excitement it has generated is concerned.

    2) How do they plan on keeping hold of that momentum and keeping it moving down the tracks?

    3) How excited is he for #TheKing and #Grandaddy2?

    4) Is he ready to go head to head in singles with Jman (the "thats a stupid name" guy)? How will it feel when he loses to someone with such a dumb name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    I would like to know:

    1) Does he feel like they finally really have the momentum rolling with the impact the release of the 2014 line has brought with it as far as all of the positive feedback and excitement it has generated is concerned.

    2) How do they plan on keeping hold of that momentum and keeping it moving down the tracks?

    3) How excited is he for #TheKing and #Grandaddy2?

    4) Is he ready to go head to head in singles with Jman (the "thats a stupid name" guy)?
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    I have a few:

    1. I posted it on Twitter, but will post here also. What is his take on the 'hack golf' initiative that was introduced during the PGA show this year.

    2. With all the OEM's introducing new products each year & claiming you will see increased performance from the previous year, how easy or hard is that to sell when just 8-10 months prior they were touting the same message from the previous product cycle?

    3. How is Callaway trying to sustain the progress they have made with the recent turnaround of the brand perception & not fall back into being considered one of the lesser OEM's in terms of products, apparel, etc.?

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    Do they plan for the 5 year war to really take that long given the phenomenal early success of Callaway. Personally I think they are way ahead of a 5 year schedule.
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    I have an additional question.

    After accusations of stealing #Chad's OptiForce at the last Morgan Cup (I suppose I can't blame him, I probably should have never let it go), I'd like to take him down a peg or two in December this year. Do you #ZooCrew'ers feel like there is a notable target on your back heading into the second year of the Grandaddy? Pretty sure the guys were just being polite last year in giving you a false sense of confidence.

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