Remember that there is a fine line between shooting 70 and 69. A change in equipment such as iron design , or maybe the attitude of a caddie, can absolutely cause a Tour player a shot per round, 4 or more shots per tournament.I wonder how often if a player goes into a funk do they usually blame the equipment or caddie. I am willing to bet most of the time it’s the player not the equipment.
Now money and contracts are a different story.
I switch all the time, but I sucked when I started and will still suck when I give up.You don't have to switch clubs for your game to fall off (J Speith) but if you had switched recently and then your game did fall off through no fault of the equipment wouldn't you still have to wonder ?
As mentioned I don’t think it’s about the clubs.A win and a couple other good outings not enough to keep them in the bag? I guess he just doesn't feel comfortable with them or something? Going back to TM makes sense so close to the Masters, would be like riding a bike
There was a pretty strong relationship in place between King, Kawaja and JR.This is all great info coming out of THP!
Must admit I’m not hugely surprised, it seemed like an odd fit to be from the start, the cheque must have been substantial initially. Results have been poor, so whether it’s the equipment or not then a shake up might just be a case of a change being better than a rest. If I was a betting man, I would say either back to TM or Mizuno which seems like a good fit for him.
While not speaking to the equipment (I liked the 747 line a bit), a lot of changes took place at the company around this time internally.I agree with some others in that Honma has made some questionable moves. I love my 737p irons and thought Honma had brought something a little different to market with those. An iron cast from carbon steel with spot hardening to allow a thinner face but retain top in class feel with gorgeous looks ?
I signed up. Then the 747 went 17-4 ss with tungsten and the thick cavity badge like pretty much everyone else and they look, sound and feel like everything else out there.
It may just be me but I think being a little different may have worked for them if they'd stayed with it instead of trying to be in direct competition with the big boys