Does Dicks NOT sell Titleist clubs?

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Scott Rushing
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Does Dicks NOT sell Titleist clubs?

Can't find anything on their website when I search.  In looking I see some stores which say they have Vokey wedges.  So Dick's cant (or doesn't) sell Titleist clubs?  They sell ProV1's.....I have a gift card there and was hoping to use them on a Vokey wedge...

Aimee
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I'm going to guess the answer is no...just as they don't sell Ping, right? Certain brands more "exclusive" distribution.

It's not how...it's how many

DON
Minimum order??

It could have to do with the Minumum Order requirements. Some OEM's have rather large quantity requirements to be a seller. I don't know if Titleist or Ping have these high order requirements, but it could be the reason Dicks's doesn't carry those brands. Could be that Dickls customer base leans toward the cheaper brands of clubs. Hard to say the real reason.

Don

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scomac
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I suspect it's simpler than

I suspect it's simpler than that, Don.  With both Ping and Titleist you have to have a certified fitter (for each brand) on staff to sell their clubs.

About 5 minutes from me there is a Taylormade Performance Centre at a small executive course.  They have four pros on staff; the TM staffer (course owner) as well as certified fitters for both Ping and Callaway.  They do a very professional job of fitting outdoors with GC2 and full fitting carts for 4 major lines.  There are demo days and fittings every month of the season.  They sell a lot of clubs for a relatively small operation attracting most of the better players in the area.  They price match to the local big box golf store on current model year lines, so you're essentailly getting a professional fitting for free along with a range membership thrown in.  It's a winning recipe!

DON
Thanks for the info on club

Thanks for the info on club fitters being a requirement for selling those two lines of clubs. I didn't know this but it makes sense to have that requirement in place. I went to a Ping fitting a few years ago, and it was very well done. The Ping rep did the fitting and told me I needed 1 degree Upright for my irons. Don't remember which irons I was fit for at the time, but I'm sure it would be easy to make any chnages in the lie angle requirement for other irons in the Ping line should I decide to get Ping irons.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

Scott Rushing
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Well that does make sense. 

Well that does make sense.  Clearly some manufactures just want their clubs in as many stores as possible.  Titleist at least wants to make sure a knowledgeable person is there to help if you need it.

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