“How crazy do you see the price of golf clubs getting? - @RoddyDG” was how the conversation got started and Bob Parsons goes on to say, "Does the world need Ferraris?" Dudes who wear Rolexes and drive fancy cars and pay six-figure downstrokes for swish country clubs do not want to play the same clubs as everyone else. They want status symbols in their bag. If you're willing to pay $20k for a watch, how much will you pay for a set of clubs? After all, they are more personal and bring you far more pleasure. So I think at the very top end of the market we will see prices go higher and higher.”
@RoddyDG was but one of the enquirers on Mr Shipnuck’s regular “Ask Alan” column and since I recently criticised him regarding his over-the-top attitudes to the forthcoming Ryder Cup event I was interested in his response to Andrew (@ANorrby) who asked “What forfeit are you willing to do if (when) Europe wins the Ryder Cup? And the response was, “I'm willing to quit Twitter. In fact, that will be advisable.”
What a great idea
As someone whose interest in golf goes way back to the days when Englishmen living near the Scottish border would drive up to Scotland to watch Shells Wonderful World of Golf; it wasn’t available on English TV networks, I was interested Chris (@no_gimmes question.
“Do you think there's a place for a reboot of Shells Wonderful World of Golf or something like that? I imagine it taking place on architecturally significant golf courses to give us a better look at these layouts.”
And on this occasion I agree with Mr. Shipnuck’s thoughts.
“Stellar handle, by the way. Oh gawd yes, it's baffling to me that Golf Channel hasn't rebooted this concept. How about Jordan vs. JT at Cypress Point? Rory vs. Dustin at Pine Valley? TIGER VS. PHIL at National Golf Links? The possibilities are f'ing endless.”
Link to Alan Shipnuck
Quote of the Day
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
― Woody Allen