All Ping, even the bag. Although, I do have an affinity for Callaway fairway woods. If I carried a fairway wood right now, it would likely be something from Callaway.
All Ping was intentional. I just like their stuff and it seems to fit me well.
I guess with 8 brands in my bag, I'm decidedly not a fan of any one make. I couldn't even think of one brand that I'd prefer if I was given a full set for free.
I'm open for business - which OEM wants to donate a set and make me a fan boy?
In the past, have used up to six different brands in any single set-up. Currently using a set-up of all Titleist gear from various generations due to how nice several folks from the brand have been to me over the years. That being said, have been fortunate enough to acquire lots of nice gear and I am not opposed to changing to something that consistently works better for me.
I think the last time I had a one brand bag was seven or eight years ago. All Titleist. Now I think four or five different brands in there. If I were to go with a single brand again I think it might be Mizuno.
Me too. Was all Titleist a few years ago. Then went with used Callaway Legacy Blacks in '16 after Stenson won The Open, lol, and nothing has knocked them out. A couple Camerons have been on the bench for a few years, also, and finally found "the" next "it" putter for me, also in the used section, so to speak.
Doubt if I'll ever be single brand again, but I've been sneaking peeks at Mizuno irons and even looked at some Pings.
If and when I get to play this year will be treating myself to a Titleist wedge fitting, and my 913D2 has to go (just because there has to be something out there, right?). If there are shiny new irons lurking with a roadrunner-ish looking thing on them, they will be hit!
Im all callaway and i dont care who thinks what of it. Before cally i was all nike. I do think other brands bar taylormade (with the exception of there spider putter) are probably pretty good.
I would say no. I’ve been more of a manufacturer hater in the past than fan boy. I pretty much disliked every club I’ve ever hit from Taylormade until the M1 Driver, and I currently think the SIM is the best driver in the market now, but besides a few clubs of theirs, I generally don’t like “most” of their products. I fail to see the attraction of the P790. People rave about them, and I’m baffled as to why ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ each individual has their own taste I suppose!
There are certain manufacturers that I like for specific clubs for some reason, while I may not like their other offerings.
I have a mixed bag of manufacturers
I like ping Drivers, they just work well for me, not a big fan of their hybrids or irons
I like Callaway Hybrids, and their irons ok, but not a big fan of the Maverik to be honest.
I like the Titleist utility irons, and thier woods ok, plus the Scotty Cameron putters, but not a fan of their iron sets generally.
My last 4 sets of irons have been Mizuno, but I haven’t bought a set since 2006-7ish and still game the same old MP-67’s ..... still not a fan boy though. If I am in the market for new irons, (which I am) I hit other manufacturers, some major, some smaller.
Wedges I’ve had Vokeys, Tour action Cleveland’s, and Mizuno’s I’ll shop for a couple of new ones when I buy a set.
I like Ping Putters, I’ve had a few, but keep returning to the same one I had since 93? My Ping PAL 2
I have had many throughout the years, and I’m always open to trying something different, I just gravitate toward certain things based on results ........🧐 or perhaps I’m projecting and influencing the results due to being blind to my own presuppositions.....hmmmm 🧐
I am guilty of it in a few areas.
Hit Ball Far: Yup, Taylormade, I love and have loved their woods and hybrids for a long time. I have strayed for moments in the past but always end up back with them. (For example I just got my SIM 14 rocket and my SIM 19 HY will arrive Thursday. And you can bet you bottom dollar I will be playing a SIM driver this year, I just have to figure out which head).
Hit ball medium far and kind of accurate: Nope, I am a free agent, have to admit I am pretty stoked for the Blueprints this year
Hit ball high and close: Nope, I really haven't been in love with a wedge since the old school original Cleveland Reg. 588 black wedges. Hopeful for the Titleist SM8's this year
Roll in on the ground: Yup, I am a Scotty Cameron lover through and through.
TaylorMade SIM 9* Aldila Rouge 110 MSI - X
TaylorMade SIM Titanium "Rocket" 14* Aldila ATX Tour 85 Green - TX
TaylorMade SIM Max 19* Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 90 HY - TX
Ping Blueprint 4-PW Project X - 6.5
TaylorMade MG2 51* Project X - 6.5
TaylorMade MG2 56* Project X - 6.5
Edel 60* DVR Project X Satin - 6.5
Toulon Atlanta Slant Neck StrokeLab 35"
TaylorMade TP5 X (Testing 2020 TaylorMade TP5 and 2020 Bridgestone Tour BX)
There are brands I try first for certain spots: Ping for the driver, and Mizuno for irons, and Callaway for wedges, but I don't tie myself to them.
Fairway woods: Taylormade
Putter: Yonex (this changes a lot).
Ball: Snell or Bridgestone
I was going to swap out one of my fairways for a Callaway Rogue, but I left the head behind in the UK.
i mean, i came to cobra because i found a beautiful set of irons with the perfect shaft in it. after the set of irons UT, Hybrid, FWY and Driver was added... always loved cleveland wedges!
OP. Ping will do that. I swear they got me literally 1 club at a time. Each thing I tried beat out what I was playing and then couldn’t be unseated. Yet. Lol. If you’re hitting it well. Roll with it.
Yeah, everything in my bag is Srixon/ Cleveland. Even the bag is a Cleveland. Except the putter, that's a Bettinardi.
Main reason is I was on staff with Srixon when I was a pro at a course.
If I had it my way now, I'd only use the Srixon 3 wood and the Z Star XV.
Probably go Mizuno irons, Callaway or Titleist wedges, no idea what driver (possible I'd stay with Z785).
Full bag of Pings here. Hard to beat their CS, QC, fitting. I'm not a chrome guy, like the satin look better. Matte black vs. shiny.
Not fan boy, more OCD then anything. I prefer the look of all one bag of clubs from same manufacturer.
Don't think I'm a fanboi with 5 different brands in the bag, maybe soon-to-be 6 if I get along with a SiM driver.
Ping G410+ - Evenflow Black 65 6.0
Cobra F9 3W - Evenflow Black 75 6.0
Ping G410 3H, 4H - Tensei CK Blue 80 S
Srixon Z585 5-AW - PX LZ 5.5
Vokey SM6 54, 58
SeeMore FGP Mallet
I'm actually going back for a driver fitting and really going to try to avoid Ping, but who knows. If it works, it works?
It's only a crime if you get caught, haha!
Currently Callaway has the most spots with 9 clubs. 4-PW Epic irons and Rogue 3 & 5 fairway. Driver is the Sim, three Vokey wedges and a Bettinardi putter. Last season Callaway had the driver spot with the XR16 and putter with a Toulon Columbus. Bag is a Ping Hoofer. Ball varies but usually end up with a Srixon or Kirkland 4 piece when available.
Though it’s been significantly tempered in recent years by the easy access to customization, brands do to some extent maintain a brand similarly across club types, and a consistency of feel, sound, and balance can be an advantage to the player.
IMO Ping - with lighter swing weights, more bounce, cavity wedges, ‘Pingy’ feel and sound has maintained their’s better than most.
Wouldn't say fanboy, but I am drawn to specific models of clubs -- not necessarily the brand...Ram Tour Grinds & Titleist 962Bs were irons I just HAD to have and still do. My current obsession is Adams tour stuff...Working on a set of MB2s, already have TI hybrids & CB2s plus some of their more classic FWs. Just can't seem to get enough of them! OK -- so maybe a little fanboy-ish...
1 Titleist or Fourteen Depending on the conditions for the day
PXG XXF Prototype 9* Hzrdus Smoke Green Small Batch (Hulk PVD)70 6.5tx
Titleist 915 FD 15 Aldila 2KNV 85TX Ion Plated
Nike Vr Pro Ltd 18* Aldila RIP 90x
Bridgestone Tour BX Blade 3-Pw Steelfiber 125S Hardstepped All irons bent 3* Weak
Nike Vr Pro 56/14 60/10 True Temper Tour Issue S400
Ping Anser 2x 34.5" Golf Pride Tour Classic
Taylormade TP5 PIX
I ended up a Tommy Armour fanboy by accident. I was selected to test the Atomic irons and liked them, so I tried the VCG wedges. I liked those so I picked up an Atomic 5-wood and driver in the fall when they were on sale. So, now I sit here with an all TA bag except for my putter, which is an old Dunlop blade.
I would say that Im a bit of a TA fanboy but for me its more the nostalgia of the brand name and the fact that they are great clubs that you can get a great deal on if you time it right. DSG/GG does sales all the time if you watch out for them.
I also recently picked up a vintage set of TA 845s. Driver, 5-wood, 3-PW, SW and LW. So, yeah, I guess the fanboyism is in full effect.
I've mostly played PING and Callaway since the beginning. I'm back to that now...
Driver PING G400 SFT (10); Alta CB 55Wood PING G400 (15.5); Alta CB 65Hybrid PING G400 (22); Alta CB 70Irons PING G400 (6-9, W, U); Alta CBWedges PING Glide 3.0 (54, 58); AWT 2.0Putter PING Vault Arna (35")
Woods Callaway Big Bertha Warbird (12, 18, 24)Irons PING Eye2 (6-9, W, S)Putter PING Darby (35")
Ping except for the wedges. Bag is a pioneer, wear a ping hat occasionally.
I don't call fit being a fan boy, I call it brand loyalty. Third set of ping irons. First gen of woods though, took a custom shaft fitting and now I'd never use anything else.
Driver and irons are Mizuno. Wedges are Ping and Callaway. Hybrids are Taylormade and Cobra. Have 4 different putters. I am a Mizuno iron fanboy but everything else in bag is subject to change to another brand at any moment. I have owned many other sets of irons but need that certain feel so will always come back to Mizuno.
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