Originally Posted by imsys0042
There's a fundamental disconnect between results and reality in most companies. You can spin anything.
I actually was more pissed about this issue and walked back from that. I started off wanting to yank the two TM clubs out of my bag because it ticks me off the way they do business and then I came back from that. I'm tired of generalizing about issues and taking the "never shopping there again approach". I work for a company a lot of people hate, but there are a lot of good people where I work. So I feel the other side of it I guess.
If you hit clubs well then you shouldn't yank them out of your bag in protest unless your so motivated to do so. Every company has good employees and in todays job market, people can't be so choosey as to decide whether or not to take a job because you agree / disagree with their business ethics. It is unfortunate that good people working for questionable companies get hurt in the process but if we don't vote with our money, there's no way to initiate change in a capitalistic society unless the business breaks some laws.
I think voting with the dollar works pretty well.
TM was not the first to have a white driver, nor were they the first to use adjustable weights in their drivers or add slots to their clubs but if you listen to King, they take credit for all the technical innovation.
TM had booming sales thanks to their outstanding marketing of white drivers. People got wise to their hype and stopped buying the latest and greatest TM club, the result is lower revenue and profits compared to their boom years. King knows his butt is on the line and rather than admit that he took TM and others (Dick's) on a wild rollercoaster ride he's become an evangelist for no-rules golf and is blaming the industry, golfers that follow the rules, the USGA, the PGA and anyone else he can for golf not creating more customers for his amazing products.
In the end we as individuals have to decide if King is really pro golf or pro TM and pro King. If you think King is good for golf then there's no reason to not buy his products unless you just don't like them. If you want to send a message to Adidas that King is bad for golf, you don't buy the products he's associated with. I personally don't like King and won't buy any Adidas / TM products until he's fired, but that's just me.