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!
4 thoughts on “Do Single Golf Brands Equals Lower Golf Scores?”
Not mine. Cobra woods and hybrid, Calloway irons, Mizuno wedges, and Calloway putter. You keep what works unless you’re good enough to be offered an ungodly sum and even then, you vacillate.
Well I had to take a couple days off of golf but I guess it was worth it. I helped the mother in law get vaccinated. She’s soon to be 79 and has left over issues from a stroke she had 5 maybe 6 years ago now. But now that that’s done, I can get back to the course. I have a tee time for tomorrow at one of the big courses so I can see how I’m progressing out in the real world. I’m guessing by the group that we’ll play from the whites which measure 5967 with a slope/rating of 68.1/125. You’ld like it, it sets up well for a draw. Care to predict what I’ll score? My best from that tee box is 76. I’ll be aiming for a 2 over 73. It’s going to be a pretty day. A high of 77F. Winds from the NE (so a nice cool breeze) ranging from 7 to 10 mph.
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First, good on you for helping your mother in law. Looking after seniors is very important in my books.
Second, I predict a 74nwith one double. You will be playing very well, but one shot will slip away. Play well and keep on the short grass.
The most important part is to get properly fit. Not going to golftown or to a driving range but to a certified fitter. You have to see the numbers to know if the gear is correct for you. With your swing Jim, many would produce similar results and then it becomes about preference!
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How right you are! If there is one thing that many low handicappers, like yourself, agree is getting fitted is key to playing with the proper equipment for their game. Spring is almost here!