Gimmie,Gimmie,Gimmie

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Bill L


It just me or is the board becoming overburdened with people begging for free stuff? Titliest is real good about offering test products and has giveaways, they initiate, quite frequently.

Bumper stickers, decals and may other items are available on the net as well as certain retailers. It may take some time and effort but they are available.

Thank you Titeliest for all you do for Team Titelist members.

P.S. if your really good and get a tour card you can get a lot of freebies, practice hard.

Marc S


As much as I would like to disagree I cannot. Titleist is #1 for a reason, and giving away stuff is not it! I am and have been a Titleist loyalist and free or pay, I will continue to represent with pride! #teamtitleist

Fred C


Well said Bill. the begging seems to be in poor taste. It just  If you want something, either go out and earn it or wait for it to be offered for good behavior. Then again, we're all told, "ask and ye shall receive".

Brian M


I couldn't agree more!

Mike C


Great thread and I could not agree more with the sentiments.  We all use Titleist products because we believe they are a superior product with great support.  This board is a great place for like-minded enthusiasts to share their views and opinions on Titleist products.  It also gives us unbelievable direct access to sources within Titleist to respond to our questions and provide excellent advice.

When I believe a product is the best, I purchase the product because I believe it will benefit me.  Titleist is great about sending out test products and always has various giveaways and contests going on through the website and Team Tieleist.  I have not seen another company that I frequently use really engage the end product users the way Titleist does.

Bottom line, if you want to use Titleist products (as we all due), spend the money to purchase them and support the company that supports us.  If we happen to get a little something in the form of gratitude once in a while, great.  If not, no big deal because the real thing we get from Titleist is performance on the course, equipment you can count on and great support from all of the representatives at Titleist to the members here on the boards.

I really like Bill's closing comments that if you work hard and practice and earn a tour card, you can get all of the free stuff you want.  Until then, lets continue to support Titleist with our $$$ and use the best equipment out there on the market.

Curtis M


Amen brother!!!!!

Jim A


I consider it an honor and a privilege to play Titleist gear, and wear FJ clothing.  I have been the lucky recipient of a few items through our TT site and would not think it appropriate to ask for or beg for items.  The TT site and organization does not have to do the things they do, but they promote the site and organization very well. 

Please do not stoop to begging for items, it make you look needy and cheap.  Also, if that is the way you behave in the business world, then I for one would choose to avoid you and your business.

My opinion,

Jim A.

Brian D


If you want something, I have always learned you have to EARN IT!  Mike and the entire Team Titleist team do a terrific job with contests, mailings, and tesing when appropriate. 

Come to the forum, participate, educate, and learn from the experience and if you do enough, you will certianly be rewerded.

This site is not about free things at all.

When I first read the headline on the thread, in all honesty, I thought is about about 1 or 2 foot puts being given out as "gimmies", too funny.

Enjoy the post, the site and the community!!!

 

SD_Golfer


I couldn't agree more.  Lately it seems to be more like "Letters to Santa".  Of course we all want Titleist equipment, we are here because we use it, but the main reason I joined Team Titleist is to read about other golfers, like me, better than me, not as good as me ... and get great advice from the Team Titleist team.

I have been fortunate to experience some Team Titleist "perks" (not going to mention what ... I don't want to start another list) but I have not experienced them more often.  I love what Team Titleist is providing for all golfers, the "perks" are awesome, but the reason I joined is for the chance to learn about the game I love.   Not just great advice, but also mistakes people have made, funny stories on the course ... basically a way to hear about golf, not just the Pros ... the game of golf.

Thomas C


Awesome post Mike!  I've been trying how to "diplomatically" say what you posted!

Justinu3


Agreed.  It is just sickening.  It seriously turns me off from visiting the forums here.  I wish Mike and team would just "not approve" those types of posts.  

It's just lame for people to whine and beg to get some stuff.  Just stick around and have fun talking golf and Titleist and stickers and cool stuff comes.  I sincerely hope this behavior isn't rewarded by Titleist because it just gets more people to beg.  

It's help if there was just a small store of items.  If you want something Team Titleist you just buy it.  Then Mike and team could funnel that money back into enhancements for TT!  :-)

Justin

Dr. Kovatchian


Totally Agree!!!

It's a clear reflection of where our country is going...everyone is entitled...handouts for all!!!

DR.K


I was saying that a couple of months ago. I don't think Mike D likes it too much to see all of the begging. Just participate on the discussions and your wish may come true. But, Please Don't Beg,it's very unbecoming of someone who plays the game of golf.

Marc S


On another note, any of you guys pick up an extra Scotty towel during this release? I'd love to buy one if possible. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

asousa


It really ruins the message board when you see so many bag tag/lanyard/anything else threads.  Let's just get back to talking about awesome Titleist products and this great game.  It makes it more special when you get something in the mail and don't ask for it, don't you think???

eboos


I totally agree. Everyone likes free stuff, but asking for it is in poor taste.

Kris A


Amen Bill!!!! Well said!!!

ToddL


Brian D

If you want something, I have always learned you have to EARN IT!  Mike and the entire Team Titleist team do a terrific job with contests, mailings, and tesing when appropriate. 

Come to the forum, participate, educate, and learn from the experience and if you do enough, you will certianly be rewerded.

This site is not about free things at all.

When I first read the headline on the thread, in all honesty, I thought is about about 1 or 2 foot puts being given out as "gimmies", too funny.

Enjoy the post, the site and the community!!!

 

Brian - Well said.  And to follow up your last point, I thought the tread was about putting as well...HAHAHA!

Chris S


Justinu3

Agreed.  It is just sickening.  It seriously turns me off from visiting the forums here.  I wish Mike and team would just "not approve" those types of posts.  

It's just lame for people to whine and beg to get some stuff.  Just stick around and have fun talking golf and Titleist and stickers and cool stuff comes.  I sincerely hope this behavior isn't rewarded by Titleist because it just gets more people to beg.  

It's help if there was just a small store of items.  If you want something Team Titleist you just buy it.  Then Mike and team could funnel that money back into enhancements for TT!  :-)

Justin

I agree with everyone! Justin has the right idea, just stop approving those posts.

 Chris S

Chris T


Right on the money deaconfann , folks should go to a event

or support smaller tours and wear your Titleist hat and 

Fj shirt and you mite get lucky.(demanding a number sticker) is hilarious

John L


IM glad this post has such a following. I've been fed up with the beggars for almost two years. "its always dose anyone have a lanyard" or "id rather be driving a titleist" sticker.  i think all of us would love to have those items as well but most of us have a sense of respect and don't beg for them. anyways good post it hope people stop begging but i know it wont happen.

cheers greens and fairways to all

simba

Jim L


Let's all just play golf, have fun and not think of T.T. as a place of free handouts.

    

Christopher K


Completely agree with this post.  It's been bugging me for a while now, but I didn't want to rock the boat by saying something.  I'm glad someone spoke up. 

dave p


 I have been a Team Titleist member for a couple of years and am always grateful of any TT merchandise I receive. I don't beg, I'm too proud to go online and ask about free stuff!!! Titleist and FJ are great companies, Mike, etal, take great care of us! GO get your "Swoosh" on see if they care about their supporters the way Titleist looks after us! 

Quit begging! If you were in line to receive promotional items, I'd take you off the list!!!!

BTW, Love my new AP1s and the 913D2!!!!!!!!!!!

apex53


Great comments by everyone on this topic. I've used Titleist equipment for years because I think it's the best equipment, period. Enough of the freebie requests.

NavyLD12


Amen I couldn't agree more I have actually significantly reduced the amount.t of time I spend on here and posts I make because it seems like Sooooo many threads like that. I had been wanting to a post like this but didn't.

Todd T


Couldn't agree more! When you not ask is usually when something pops up!

dave p


I have been a Team Titleist member for three years and have received many "rewards", but I do not understand or appreciate people begging for free items!  Mike and all of TT have taken great care of us all!  What a treat to open the mail and see a new item from Titleist!! Titleist and Footjoy DO NOT need to give products away, the quality stands alone!

I recently purchased 913D2 and AP1s. Both are great!  Did not ask for something free!!!  What's free is  the satisfaction and joy I have using the best equipment in golf!

Thanks Titleist for all you do!  And to all you beggars out there; Go AWAY!!!

James B


It's true, there are a lot of members that only join to get something free. They don't get involved with the posts or contribute to the forums. If I win something great but I don't that's fine too. To be honest - It does make me angry to see people with one or 2 posts winning all the sweepstakes and prizes .........

Logan P


Well said. I haven't been on TT long and don't post often, but I do get tired of the gimme's. I'm a long time supporter and long time fan. Thanks for saying what most are thinking!

Marc S


So eBay and Team Titleist are boosting someone's economy. A Team Titleist bag tag just sold for $71. Now, I understand asking for free stuff, but maybe a small accessories store selling balls, tees, ball markers, divot tools, and of course bag tags. I just would rather see our money go back to the team as opposed to an obviously greedy team member selling their stuff. Team Titleist rocks and regardless of any decision I will represent with pride!

Bill H


Well said, Bill. I agree.

Keith F


Well Put Bill.  Welcome to generation "Me".  I changed my email preferences months ago to clear up the clutter.  You want Freebies ?  Buy Titleist equip., practice, and empty your buddys wallets in a regular nassau.  Nothing better than someone elses hard earned scratch.

Dallin H


I totally agree...it drives me nuts to see every other thread being about how to get a bag tag or a lanyard.  That is great that TT is providing those things, but asking for one by starting a thread is not the way to do it IMHO. 

Don O


Agree that these threads (and threads on equipment sponsorship) take up more of my time than I wish.  Would also be nice if some of these folks would try searching existing topcs before posting, since the concierges have given careful answers a multitude of times. 

But then again, if you want something for nothing, why invest your time in finding an answer?

memphisunited


I've found that the more you put into life, the more you typically get out of it.  The same could be said for Team Titleist.  Those that participate, post, and engage usually are rewarded with information and knowledge.  Sometimes, that even includes a random bag tag, lanyard, or sticker showing up in your mail box.