Monday, January 14, 2013

Does What the Pros Play/Wear Influence You?

So now that the calendar has rolled over to 2013 - it is time to get rolling on the blog again!  Work really beat my brains in during the last few months of 2012, so the blogging sadly took a backseat.  But it's time to get back on the blogging bandwagon!

Of course the news of the day is that the worst kept secret in golf became official today in Abu Dhabi when Nike Golf announced that Rory McIlroy has signed a multi-year endorsement deal.  Rors is all in with the new sponsor, going with Nike products in his entire bag and literally from head to toe.  Rory joins Tiger as the face of Nike Golf.  In case you missed it, here is the new Nike Golf commercial - and here's hoping that there is more where this came from, because it is fantastic:

This got me thinking - does the equipment the pros play (and the clothes that they wear) influence your own personal golf purchases?  I must admit, being quite a golf equipment/clothes whore myself, it really does matter to me.  I see the equipment these guys play, and when I go to get clubs, I am more likely to ask to try a club because I saw one of my favorite Tour guys playing it on the weekend.  I needed new golf shoes but waited for the TW13 shoes to come out after seeing Tiger wearing them because they looked so cool and I read the buzz online about how comfortable they were (and they are incredibly comfortable).

I was previously an exclusively Adidas guy (my loyalty going back to my time at Notre Dame, where they made all incoming freshman get Adidas tattoos), but over the last couple years, I found myself letting some Nike and Travis Mathew apparel getting into the rotation.  I love the Nike 20XI ball, and now with Rors in the Nike fold, I can honestly see myself taking Nike equipment more seriously for my next purchase.  I am undoubtedly and unashamedly a huge fan of both Rory and Tiger, and if it is good enough for them, it obviously is good enough for me! 


  1. For sure, why do U thing we watch them, no question about the play, I always check how and what they are doing, and then trying myself. As for the apparel- its more like a business to them- to wear brands they support, kind of.

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