Brands You Won't Play

pierso2pierso2 Shooters ShootMembers Posts: 2,605 ✭✭
Alright everyone!



We all know if you're a true WRX'er, you have a favorite brand. Your "ride or die" brand. Maybe it was because of a club you had years ago. Maybe it's because they made something you didn't own but always sought after. Maybe it's their tech or just appearance.



Now let's talk about about those OTHER brands...the brands you just don't even look at when you're online or in a shop. The brand that even if they threw a sponsorship, you'd say "ehhhh lemme think about that...". I know it's hard to not get too emotional but let's try to keep this nice and friendly.



Personally, I'm not a fan of Cobra. All started back with the 440sz. Not sure why I didn't like it and why I'm not a fan of their stuff but just doesn't rev my engine. Another brand would be Ogio. It all started when they came out with those Woode bags. I was caddying for a year when those came out. So many golfers at my course got them!!! The thought process behind putting the woods in that way just made no sense to me. Plus some golfers put their woods in the side slots as they designed the bag for but then others didn't follow that way. Not to mention, the straps were garbage and that bag was always heavy even empty.



Lemme know what brand you aren't a fan of and the reasons why you're not a fan of them!
Option 1
Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
Adams MB2 GW
Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

Option 2
Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

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  • oldpalchampoldpalchamp Members Posts: 1,204 ✭✭
    For a long time, I wouldn't play Callaway. I didn't like it when they were building and marketing a non-conforming driver. Won't play PXG because they are overpriced and I think Bob Parsons is a jerk.
  • BottleCapBottleCap Members Posts: 1,266 ✭✭
    TaylorMade because they harassed a WRXer for posting a pic of an M4
    Titleist TS2 GD TourAD IZ 7S
    Titleist TS2 15 GD TourAD F-85S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3-4 DG AMT S300
    Mizuno MP-18 5-PW DG S400
    Vokey SM7 54M and 60M
    Cameron Newport 2 CT
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • mcs4mcs4 South FloridaMembers Posts: 648 ✭✭
    I don't discriminate against any particular brand, but I will say that Ping and Callaway irons have not suited my eye since the very beginning, with the possible exception of some of Callaway's more normal offerings aimed toward better players. I've used woods from both companies though.



    P.S. I love Cobra.
    Cobra King F7 (Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60, stiff)
    Cobra AMP 4w (Comp CZ)
    Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron (Aldila Tour Green 85)
    Mizuno MP-H4 4 iron (Steelfiber 95)
    Mizuno MP-25 5-PW (Steelfiber 110)
    Ping i E1, 50 deg. (Recoil 110)
    Nike Engage 56 deg. (Recoil 95)
    Nike Engage 59 deg. (Recoil 95)
  • XYB34AXYB34A Unregistered Posts: 2,446
    NIKE anything
  • 1970.gpp1970.gpp Unregistered Posts: 1,813 ✭✭
    edited Jan 17, 2018 #6
    I'm clearly partial to PING, but I'd play (almost) any company. I'm not keen on TaylorMade or Cobra anymore, so they're off the table...
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • Bad9Bad9 Members Posts: 4,177 ✭✭
    edited Jan 17, 2018 #7
    Titleist because they hired Mark Crossfield. image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />
    Ping G400 10.5°/Xcaliber SL r flex
    Callaway Heavenwood Xcaliber SL r flex
    Maltby KE4 Tour 25°/Xcaliber HY r flex

    Maltby KE4 Tour 28°/Xcaliber HY r flex
    Ping I200 5-G/CFS70 r flex
    Maltby Tricept 54°/Xcaliber r flex
    Maltby Tricept 58°/Xcaliber r flex
    Mizuno Bettinardi C06
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,056 ✭✭
    PXG. It's nothing truly special that pretty much every OEM has done at one time or another. Plus, the average joe can't even sniff them without harvesting organs. We can fit anything else for a fraction of the price.
    **Bag Construction in Progress**
    Mizuno ST190 G 9.5 (Lofted to 10)
    Mizuno ST190 3TS
    Mizuno CLK 2 Hybrid
    Mizuno Fli-Hi 4 Iron Replacement
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal (5-PW)
    Mizuno S18 Wedges - Blue Ion (50-7, 54-12, 58-16, 62-8)
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X12
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
  • Hjosh7_Hjosh7_ Members Posts: 254 ✭✭
    I don’t really like Callaway because I don’t like the way their logo looks. I do, however, play the chrome soft x balls, so I can get over that.
    WITB:
    TaylorMade M1(2016) 9.5° - Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70 Stiff
    TaylorMade Aeroburner 16.5° - Matrix White Tie 70X4 Stiff
    PING G30 17°/22° Hybrids - PING TFC 419H Stiff
    Nike Vapor Pro Combo 5-PW - True Temper DG Pro S300
    Cleveland RTX 3 50°/54°/60° - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge
    Nike Method Matter B2-01 - Flatso 1.0 - 35.25"
    Top Flite Gamer Tour

    "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."
  • Ping everything looks shut to me
    • Taylormade M4 9.5 Accra TZx455 M5
    • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
    • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
    • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway MD4 Black 52 Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway MD4 Black 56 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    • Callaway MD4 Black 60 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    • Ping Vault 2.0 ZB in Black
    • Titleist Pro V1
  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question! Posts: 1,141 ✭✭
    It started when I was younger. Everyone on the golf team wanting Titleist professionals. I played the Tour Edition, Maxfli HT, Z Balata, and EX Extra Spin. I never owned a 975D. I was given a Cameron putter once and promptly gave it to someone else. I refused to put a Titleist in the bag and still do. I am not sure why, maybe it was the everyone wants it thing, maybe I am weird. No I am weird for sure, but no idea why any of that bothered me. Having owned a putter company and learning lots of dirty secrets I have an even bigger disdain for Titleist.



    However I am a huge 3 WOOD ho. My sickness with 3 woods is so far reaching that I actually bought a Titleist 3 wood based on Dufner's Waggle (another 3 wood connoisseur) of course it worked for one round and my natural disdain for Titleist won and I sold it to a buddy of mine.
    Driver - Ping 400 MAX on UST Mamiya Green Proto
    Fairway - Cobra 3-4 LTD on UST Axivcore Black
    Hybrid - TM UDI 2 iron on Nippon 130 or Ping G400 17* on UST Hybrid black
    Irons - (4-A) Taylormade 790's on KBS Tour
    Wedges - Cleveland Rotex 3.0 55*, Rotex 4.0 60* on NIppon 130
    Putter - Mannkrafted MA/66 or Taylormade Spider
    Ball - TM TP5x or Srixon Z Star XV
  • DavidvDavidv Posts: 685 ✭✭
    PXG the owner and his commercials are an insult to anyone with a brain, Nike just junk, Titleist no good reason.
  • I wanted to hate Nike so much but actually really liked the blades and better player irons, I also picked up a prototype putter that I bent a bit and really like that too
    • Taylormade M4 9.5 Accra TZx455 M5
    • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
    • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
    • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway MD4 Black 52 Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway MD4 Black 56 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    • Callaway MD4 Black 60 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    • Ping Vault 2.0 ZB in Black
    • Titleist Pro V1
  • ByeBye Posts: 1,307 ✭✭
    Another vote for Cobra. It's the noise.

    Taylormade 2017 M1 10.5 - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X - 44.5 inches
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
    Titleist 816 H2 21 degrees - Aldila Rogue Black 85X
    Titleist 716CB 4-9 - X100
    Vokey 46.08, 50.08 - X100
    Vokey 56S, 60M - S300
    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback
    Titleist Pro V1
  • Bye wrote:


    Another vote for Cobra. It's the noise.




    In the woods definitely the black blades look pretty pure though
    • Taylormade M4 9.5 Accra TZx455 M5
    • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
    • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
    • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway MD4 Black 52 Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway MD4 Black 56 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    • Callaway MD4 Black 60 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    • Ping Vault 2.0 ZB in Black
    • Titleist Pro V1
  • BLLDWG23BLLDWG23 Members Posts: 490
    If anything It's probably Wilson. Just doesn't do a whole lot for me.
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,198 ✭✭
    edited Feb 14, 2018 #17
    Ping
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Dynacraft Avatar Evolution 10.5* - Proforce V2 HL - S
    TM M1 Tour Issue 14* - Maltby ProSeries Fwy - S
    W/S FG Tour F5 20*/23* - Fubuki  z80 Hybrid - S
    W/S FG62 5-P - DGS300
    W/S PMP Raw 52/56/60 - KBS  Hi-Rev 2.0
    Scotty Newport Mil-Spec Pro Platinum
  • BForresterBForrester Unregistered Posts: 1,261
    edited Jan 17, 2018 #18
    Titleist and PXG. I'm not a fan of their business practices.



    There are brands in which I have no interest (Wilson and Cobra to name two), but that doesn't mean I wouldn't play them. Just very, very unlikely.
    Taylormade M1 8.5o Aldila Tour Green 70x 44"
    Taylormade RBZ 3w 15o Aldila Tour Blue 70x
    Taylormade Rescue Dual 19o R-Flex
    Mizuno JPX-850 Forged 4-GW DG S300
    Mizuno S5 (54, 58)
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser #1
  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,653 ✭✭
    PXG, only because I can't afford them.
  • KaiserSozeKaiserSoze Posts: 89 ✭✭
    I can't play Titleist these days. The last Titleist club I had was the 975D.
  • J_BirdieJ_Birdie LOFT Issue Members Posts: 1,698 ✭✭
    Ping irons are ugly af to me



    Callaway woods never set up/worked for me and I tried real hard with epic because I witnessed dudes gaining 6-10 yards. Just can’t hit a cally wood.
    What's in my bag:
    Srixon Z785 9.5* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 70TX 45.5"
    Cobra Fly-Z+ 3W w/ Aldila Tour Blue 75X 42.75"
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i / Diamana D+ 92HY X 1* Up 18* loft
    Cobra Forged Tour 4-PW / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X 1* Up
    Cobra King Black Wedges 50* & 54* (bent to 55*) Versatile Grind / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Callaway PM Grind 2 60* Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Odyssey O-Works 7S Black with Superstroke GT 2.0 Pistol Grip 35"
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,151 ✭✭
    I'll play anything that works and is affordable
    Ping G400 Max 9 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w//Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S300
    Odyssey O-works #7 Red Tank
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,601 ✭✭
    Nike.

    PXG.

    I don’t like that Nike tries to buy their way into any sport/ athletic endeavor. Surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding. I’m surprised they don’t make tents or sleeping bags ( or do they?)

    PXG is just offensive.....
    Ping G400 10.5 Hzrdus Yellow 75
    Rogue 4 wd. Atmos Blue TS 7 
    G 410 19* Tour 85
    Apex  23 & 26 Kuro Kage
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s (In Play) / Srixon Z765 6-GW Modus 105s (Standing By)
    MackDaddy4 Black 54 S and RTX 3 Raw 58* 
     Bettinardi '16 BB1 / '16 Bettinardi Tiki /  '17 Studio Stock 8
    Chrome Soft / TP5/ Wilson Staff FG Tour
  • jackbauerjackbauer Russian prisonPosts: 289 ✭✭
    Ping, because their woods have those textured thingies on the crown. I can't abide that.
  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭


    It started when I was younger. Everyone on the golf team wanting Titleist professionals. I played the Tour Edition, Maxfli HT, Z Balata, and EX Extra Spin. I never owned a 975D. I was given a Cameron putter once and promptly gave it to someone else. I refused to put a Titleist in the bag and still do. I am not sure why, maybe it was the everyone wants it thing, maybe I am weird. No I am weird for sure, but no idea why any of that bothered me. Having owned a putter company and learning lots of dirty secrets I have an even bigger disdain for Titleist.



    However I am a huge 3 WOOD ho. My sickness with 3 woods is so far reaching that I actually bought a Titleist 3 wood based on Dufner's Waggle (another 3 wood connoisseur) of course it worked for one round and my natural disdain for Titleist won and I sold it to a buddy of mine.




    The last Titleist club I played that I liked was the 905R. I didn't hit it overly well but I liked it for the most part. I think I liked it because I was in high school and the assistant pro at my course gave it to me. Since that, I've looked at Titleist but always found something better. I think it might be their marketing and their stupid Pro-V1 ads. Something about a lady who looks like she's lucky to get 80mph club head speed and when she says "I need a pro-v1 just as much as the pros do!" Really? Cuz you need to hit and stick that 6 iron from 195 to win your state am title? Cuz you need to carry that creek at 275 and you're into the wind down by 3 with 4 left to play?
    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/pierso2
  • eRock_RenoeRock_Reno eRock_Reno Posts: 143
    PXG... C'mon man! Get over yourself Bob. They are good clubs, but they aren't THAT good.
    [font=courier new,courier,monospace]Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9.0° Project X HZRDUS Yellow 6.0
    Fairway: Callaway Alpha 816 15° Aldila Rogue RIP I/O 70S
    DI: Titleist T-MB 2-Iron DG X100
    Irons: Cobra King Pro Forged Black CB 4-P KBS C-Taper 125 S+
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 Black 50°, 54°, Cobra Trusty Rusty 61°
    Putter: Ping Anser 1 Milled [/font]
  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    Taylormade. Never cared for their products or advertising, and lately seem to have gotten worse with how they treat customers.



    Callaway and Cobra have some of the best CS, and I would love to play Ping or Mizuno as they seem to really get the golf industry engineering and not just produce snake oil. Callaway however is starting to wear me a little with their constant releases. If it weren't for their wedges and ball I could probably do without them as well.
    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    jackbauer wrote:


    Ping, because their woods have those textured thingies on the crown. I can't abide that.




    I have to agree. If I were to ever own a Ping metal wood, I am pretty sure it would be pre-Turbulators.
    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,765 ✭✭
    hybrid25 wrote:


    I play whatever works for me. I don't discriminate any brand.
    ya this is kinda of weird topic for a golf lovers site, bashing the bashers thread may commence. ....
    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
    Bobby Grace [font=comic sans ms,cursive]SNYPER [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]II [/font][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]46"[/font][/font]
    Oregon Ducks Bag
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,988 ClubWRX
    Callaway. I think their clubs are ugly, the logo is ugly, and their recent "lifestyle brand" marketing rubs me the wrong way. I realize my attitude is childish and petty, but I'm entitled to that opinion. All that being said, they've been making some really good clubs over the last couple of years. So I give them credit for that. I just wouldn't play them, even if they were better for my game.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Pro White 60 S, 44.75"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Pro White 70 S, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade P-770 3-4, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade P-750 5-PW, DG X100 (SSx1)
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60 (58), DG S400
    TaylorMade DJ Itsy Bitsy Proto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5x #12

    jll62's WITB
  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭
    eRock_Reno wrote:


    PXG... C'mon man! Get over yourself Bob. They are good clubs, but they aren't THAT good.




    Really want them to sign Tiger to a contract. Not for clubs but for ads. I mean sure toss clubs at him too but c'mon how hilarious would it be if PXG did an ad with him and at the end, Bob looks at Tiger and says "what do you think about them?" and he just looks dead in the camera and holds his tiger head cover and says "They'rrrrreeeee GGGGRRRRRREEEAAAT!"
    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/pierso2
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