Can I overcome my ocd when it comes to my golf bag

RodrigoNicelyRodrigoNicely Members Posts: 765 ✭✭
So... Iam really bad about matching everything in my bag. This year I’m trying to break away as I love the look of the Callaway smoke apex irons but I’m not sure I want to play anything else. Maybe wedges. Is it weird I feel the need to match everything to one brand? I’m a 7 handicap what knows what he is. I have no misconception of being a tour pro it just bothers me for some reason. Am I in the minority here?
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  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,362 ✭✭
    I prefer it if everything doesnt match.....never had a bag of one brand
  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SCMembers Posts: 3,465 ✭✭
    I'll tell you what. You might be joking around a little but go out and play. That'll stop you worrying about equipment. Works for me every time.



    Play with people, too. You won't be able to look at your cute little matching set after getting smoked by a guy playing a bag of beat up sticks he doesn't seem to give two sh!ts about.
    Driver: TaylorMade M3 (10.5) w. Tensei Pro Orange
    Fairway: Titleist 915 F (18) w. Diamana Blueboard
    Hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics E8 (19)
    Irons: Titleist 716 CB (4-Pw)
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 52-F / 56-F / 60-S
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Select
  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    I was like you once. I know a few who still are. Then I discovered the wonderful world of being a club ho. I haven't looked back since.
  • DFDLTDFDLT Members Posts: 116 ✭✭
    I have the same problem. OCD and all.
  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk Members Posts: 746 ✭✭
    edited Feb 11, 2019 5:03pm #6
    I keep trying to find that magical combination of all one brand. This year I'm trying to go one brand again with a Ping bag & a Cobra bag. It's gonna work this time... I just know it....LOL.
  • MychMych Members Posts: 1,897 ✭✭
    I've given up on a one-brand bag because Cobra essentially has one style of hybrid (with rails or without) that doesn't quite suit me as well as some other hybrids. I could easily go 12 or 13 clubs of the same brand, but I can't make myself sacrifice strokes for brand OCD.
    "Of all the hazards, fear is the worst" - Sam Snead
    Main bag: Cobra Fly-Z 9.5*~ F6 Baffler 16.5* ~ Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi 3H ~ Forged Tec One 3i ~ King Forged One 4-P ~ King 50-V, 56-V wedges ~ Ping Tatum putter
    6 club minimalist: Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Forged One 5/7/9 ~ Cleveland 588 Diadic 53* wedge ~ Ping Tatum putter ~ Silo Club Carrier
  • joker21joker21 Members Posts: 423 ✭✭
    I was same way. Everything had to match but realized I will shoot better scores with different equipment. That’s why I have mixed bag.
    Driver TBD
    3 wood TBD
    Mizuno CLK 19* & 22*
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 5 iron
    Mizuno JPX 900F 6-GW
    Wedges TBD 54* & 58*
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,430 ✭✭
    Can you overcome your OCD WRT a single brand? Only you know.

    Cobra F Max 10.5*
    Callaway Steelhead XR Heavenwood
    Cobra Baffler 5H
    PING S57 7-W
    Cleveland CG15 52*, 56*
    Odyssey V Line


  • SoCalTitleistSoCalTitleist Members Posts: 3,256 ✭✭
    As many times as I’ve tried I always come back to a full Titleist bag.
  • LambLamb LondonMembers Posts: 332 ✭✭


    So... Iam really bad about matching everything in my bag. This year I'm trying to break away as I love the look of the Callaway smoke apex irons but I'm not sure I want to play anything else. Maybe wedges. Is it weird I feel the need to match everything to one brand? I'm a 7 handicap what knows what he is. I have no misconception of being a tour pro it just bothers me for some reason. Am I in the minority here?




    I am the exact opposite of you. I feel if they match that means I have not looked around enough and just got lazy and picked the same brand.
  • LemondeLemonde Members Posts: 745 ✭✭
    I’m ocd on some things golf, but matching brands isn’t one of them.
    Driver - TM M5 Tour 435 10.5 Tensei Stock Orange X
    On Order - TM Original One Mini 13.5 Hzrdus Black 75 6.5
    Fairway - Ping G410 14.5 Evenflow Black 85 6.5 
    Hybrid - TM M6 19 Hzrdus Black 85 6.5
    Irons - W/S C300 Forged 5-GW KBS Tour V XStiff
    Wedge - Mizuno S18 56
    Wedge - TM Hi Toe 58
    Putter - Rife Phenom.Z 34”
  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,876 ✭✭
    I’m more fastidious about my scores than matching clubs
    Glove: ML
    Tees: 2 3/4
    Towel: white
    Repair tool: metal
    Ball Marker: largest poker chip in the world
    Iron headcovers: wait, what?

    The feedback system is annoying
  • RodrigoNicelyRodrigoNicely Members Posts: 765 ✭✭
    You guys have talked me off the ledge. I’m going for it!!



    Multiple brands are a coming
  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Members Posts: 204 ✭✭
    I’m OCD about people saying they have OCD about trivial things
  • Matt JMatt J Members Posts: 8,735 ✭✭
    I'm OCD about not having matching clubs.



    Nevermind, that wouldn't bother me that much.
  • chadly643chadly643 Members Posts: 473 ✭✭
    “Tools not jewels”
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 4,177 ✭✭
    edited Feb 11, 2019 7:56pm #18


    You guys have talked me off the ledge. I’m going for it!!



    Multiple brands are a coming




    You say that now. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />



    In the grand scheme of things, there are worse things to occupy our thoughts. It's not big deal either way. Nothing to stress over.



    Your socks and shoes match brands, right?
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  • spring7spring7 Members Posts: 682 ✭✭
    do what you want, but just realize that like 90% of equipment people think 1 brand bags look stupid, does that help? lol

    Titleist TS3 10.5* Speeder 757 Evo 
    Taylor Made RBZ Tour 14* Matrix Ozik 
    Titleist 816H1 21* Diamana Blue 80S+P 4-P
    Ping G15 4-P AWT
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52*
    Ping Glide ES 55*/59* 
    Ping Senita

  • rawbuffalorawbuffalo New YorkMembers Posts: 305 ✭✭
    You guys have talked me off the ledge. I’m going for it!!



    Multiple brands are a coming




    Good to hear! The last thing you want to do is be forced into a club that you don’t like as much just because it matches brand. Best thing to do with ocd is to not think about it, but that’s easier said than done lol
  • RodrigoNicelyRodrigoNicely Members Posts: 765 ✭✭
    Ryan3773 wrote:


    I’m OCD about people saying they have OCD about trivial things






    I am really ocd about people coming into threads and being a$$ puppets!!
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 4,177 ✭✭
    Golf OEMs should hand out free hats at OCD conventions. People will spend thousands just so their clubs match the free hat. I was in the San Diego airport and PGAstore was having a blowout sale on PING merchandise. I didn't own any PING clubs except my old Anser. but I bought, a hat, shirt, vest, and shorts for like $50 total. Now, I have PING irons and a PING 3 wood and thinking about a PING driver. LOL.
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,894 ✭✭
    Would have been cooler if you called him a butt puppet. Nonetheless, I have never done a 1 brand bag. With how OEM's manufacture golf clubs these days, it would be very easy to do a full complete bag of any of them. Except Cobra. They don't make putters anymore.
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • uglandeuglande Members Posts: 137 ✭✭


    So... Iam really bad about matching everything in my bag. This year I'm trying to break away as I love the look of the Callaway smoke apex irons but I'm not sure I want to play anything else. Maybe wedges. Is it weird I feel the need to match everything to one brand? I'm a 7 handicap what knows what he is. I have no misconception of being a tour pro it just bothers me for some reason. Am I in the minority here?




    I have gone back and forth from wanting to match everything to wanting a total mish-mash with every club having its own identity ... In any case, I definitely have golf-gear OCD and probably spend more time tinkering with, thinking about, and researching golf clubs than I do actually playing golf. Sad.
    Wood (8.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana White LTD
    Wood (13.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana White LTD
    Iron (17.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (21.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (23.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (26.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (30.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (35.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (40.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Iron (45.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X
    Wedge (50.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-F - Dynamic Gold
    Wedge (54.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-S - Dynamic Gold
    Wedge (60.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-D - Dynamic Gold
    Putter TAYLORMADE Spider Center-Shafted
    Ball TITLEIST ProV1x
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,268 ✭✭
    Do what I do, one brand per bag area



    One for woods

    One brand for hybrids

    One for irons

    One for wedges

    One for a putter



    5 brands ... and you still have ball and glove and bag and head overs and clothing and shoes to play with



    One brand limits your potential for maxing out your game thru all available options

    Ping G410 LST 12* Blueboard TI 53x
    Ping G400 13.9* Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard 73x 
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Mitsu KK 80s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping Blueprint 6i DG xp115 x100
    Ping Blueprint 7-PW DG s400 orange dot
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grind 50*, 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • Matt JMatt J Members Posts: 8,735 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    Do what I do, one brand per bag area



    One for woods

    One brand for hybrids

    One for irons

    One for wedges

    One for a putter



    5 brands ... and you still have ball and glove and bag and head overs and clothing and shoes to play with



    One brand limits your potential for maxing out your game thru all available options




    Funny, that's pretty much what I do, too.
  • RodrigoNicelyRodrigoNicely Members Posts: 765 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    Do what I do, one brand per bag area



    One for woods

    One brand for hybrids

    One for irons

    One for wedges

    One for a putter



    5 brands ... and you still have ball and glove and bag and head overs and clothing and shoes to play with



    One brand limits your potential for maxing out your game thru all available options




    I like it
  • AC in TXAC in TX Members Posts: 729 ✭✭
    Does one brand for everything except for 2 different brand putters count as multiple brands?
    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Driver - Ping G-400 10.5*
    Fairway - Ping G-400 17.5*
    Hybrid - Ping G-400 19*
    Irons - Ping G-700 4 to SW
    Wedge - Ping Glide 60 SS
    Putter - Scotty Circa 62 No. 6 33"
  • DFDLTDFDLT Members Posts: 116 ✭✭
    All of the top manufacturers make top notch stuff. You can have just as good of a handicap with a full Ping bag as you can with a different brand name on every club. Justin Rose seems to be playing just as well with a brand new manufacturer. Launch monitors have caused this conversation more so than ever because someone took 10 swings and got 1 more yard with a certain club. If having all matching clubs makes you happier and more comfortable playing, there’s the possibility that more confident feeling will help. Golf is a sport of emotion just look at Sergio.
  • ode1ode1 Members Posts: 2,857 ✭✭
    Lol, in the minority? Yes, you are, but I've read several other posters with the same synopsis and I chuckle every time, you guys should start your own sub forum and commiserate together. Too bad Callaway didn't make cars and house goods, I digress. Best of luck with your "OCD"!
  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 146 ✭✭
    edited Feb 11, 2019 9:46pm #31
    It comes down to brand loyalty. There's people that love 1 brand and find that their equipment works the best for them. The full Titleist bag is common because all their clubs have the same feel and what have you - if someone likes 718MB, chances are they like SM7, Scotty Cameron and TS/9XX driver. For me, I like Mizuno clubs, will be getting Mizuno woods through to 9 iron but I prefer Cleveland wedges and my Ping putter.
    "Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears." - Bobby Jones
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