Every golf manufacturer would suggest that their brand would lead to lower golf scores. That means ensuring every club in your bag is from the same manufacturer. I think this thinking is folly because my experience teaches me that I need to find clubs that work best for my game regardless of the brand. I can honestly say that I have never had the same make of clubs from driver to putter ever.
I have found that all the club manufacturers offer different performance metrics for my game. I have tried Callaway, Cobra, Titleist, John Daly, and Cleveland drivers. Of these, I always gravitate back to Callaway. For some reason, this brand works best for my game. The ball responds best and as such increases my confidence every time I tee it up. This is my latest weapon and I love it. It was definitely a great purchase.
I have used Titleist Vokey wedges for at least 10 years. I find that they best suit my game. I have tried a plethora of other wedges, but they do not feel as comfortable as the my Vokey’s. I started out with a 52° wedge and expanded my collection to include a 56° and 60° as my finances allowed. Now, I just replace the worn out grooves as required with the same degree and brand.
Until two years ago, I used the same putter for about 25 years. I expect I will use my new Odyssey Works putter for that long as well. I rarely change this club because once I have it grooved in, changing it just causes my game to falter. I have tried other brands (actually borrowed) over the years but found no improvement that would compel me to change. I actually spent a great deal of time picking out this new putter, it is a bit lighter and has a larger base than most blades. The change from my old putter was driven by the my need to use a lighter putter of faster greens. It was a great move and that I am not disappointed by my decision.
I currently change my irons to Mizuno and will likely keep these sticks for some time. When and if it is time to change, I will do my research and select the clubs that best suits my game at that time. So my loyalty in this area is driven by results and not brand.
After writing this article, I believe I am a loyal to certain brands in specific areas. I have, however, opened my bag to a variety of brands. I do not believe it is a good idea to use one brand for all my clubs. I cannot say that this is a bad idea for you, but I would suggest that you try different clubs (especially with the scoring clubs) to make sure you are playing with the best equipment for your game.
Are your current set of clubs made by one manufacturer?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!