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Nike Golf Leaving the Equipment Game to Focus on Shoes and Apparel

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Nike to Transition Away From Golf Equipment

In an interesting turn of events late afternoon on Wednesday August 3rd, 2016, Nike Golf announced they are transitioning away from equipment and focusing on apparel and shoes.  Some may be shocked, others may think it’s a longtime coming.  Either way, we all wonder where our pals Tiger and Rory end up getting their clubs from.

Read Nike’s full press release below:

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August 03, 2016

NIKE FOCUSES GOLF INNOVATION ON FOOTWEAR AND APPAREL, TRANSITIONS OUT OF EQUIPMENT

NIKE, Inc. announced today that it will accelerate innovation in its Golf footwear and apparel business and will partner with more of the world’s best golfers. With this new focus, Nike Golf will transition out of equipment — including clubs, balls and bags.

“We’re committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel,” says Trevor Edwards, President, Nike Brand. “We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for athletes and delivering sustainable profitable growth for Nike Golf.”

“Athletes like Tiger, Rory and Michelle drive tremendous energy for the game and inspire consumers worldwide,” says Daric Ashford, President of Nike Golf. “Over the past year the MM Fly Blade Polo, the Flyknit Chukka and Air Zoom 90 have all connected strongly with golfers. We’ll continue to ignite excitement with our athletes and deliver the best of Nike for the game.”

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