A couple of weeks ago, the GolfBlogger noted that John Daly had signed to play the MaxFli ball, and TaylorMade Irons and metalwoods.
But there were a few questions: Why was Daly still on the Dunlop website? What’s up with the Focus Golf deal? What about putters and wedges?
Since then, I’ve learned a few things from GolfWeek Magazine, and from other sources:
First, it turns out that endorsement deals don’t generally include putters and wedges. Daly therefore is free to play whatever putters and wedges he wants. But it seems that he has gone whole hog (or Razorback) with TaylorMade and also uses their wedges and putters (although not contractually obligated to do so).
Second, while FocusGolf is putting out a Daly line of clubs, he apparently won’t be playing with any of them. My guess is that it’s intended for an entirely different market and that it doesn’t bother TaylorMade at all.
And finally, it seems that Daly’s picture has come down from the Dunlop website. But there’s still a video of him endorsing the company’s products.
I’m guessing that Dunlop is trying to push this thing as far as possible.