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Get your Vapor Pro drivers and Mojo balls while you still can, kids. Nike announced today that they will do their best to continue to grow the game of golf by transitioning almost completely out of it. Though they didn’t release an official timetable, the plan is to halt production of all clubs, balls, and bags in the very near future.
From Golf Channel:
“We’re committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel,” Nike brand president Trevor Edwards said in a statement. “We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for athletes and delivering sustainable profitable growth for Nike Golf.”
With this huge shakeup in the golfing world, it seems there’s now some big time talent out in the free agent market. Tony Finau, my boy Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, and of course, Rory and Tiger, are all just there for the taking. And now imagine their talent with a decent set of clubs for once. Rory’s ceiling just went to another fucking galaxy. Pencil him in for two majors next year, and what’s good for Rory is good for golf.
Nike essentially sacrificed themselves for the betterment of the game. Awfully nice of them to do it before Under Armour got into equipment making, too. Have to commend them for that type of selflessness. Probably saved Under Armour a dollar or millions from making the same mistakes.
So pour some out and enjoy the best commercials in the sport one last time..
[via Golf Channel]
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