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Interesting article saying that in short, introverts buy Ping and Titleist. What do you think?

 

https://www.firstcallgolf.com/features/feature/2021-10-06/how-your-personality-not-your-game-may-affect-equipment-buys

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410LST 8º, 2h 15.5º, 3h 20º, i210 4i, Blueprint 5-P, Glide Forged 50/54/58. Ping Tour / MMT105tx shafts. 2021 Fetch. 

First par round 4 Oct 2020.

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Not in my case. I'm definitely a Extravert and I've played Ping and Titleist  for probably 25 of the last 35 years off and on.

Ping G410  10.5 Project X Evenflow 5.5

Taylormade M2 3 wood

Ping G425 5 wood

Tour Edge 5&6 ES521H

Titleist 714AP2, 6-GW,

Ping Glide 58ES

Ping Redwood Piper S

 

 

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I can see Callaway being more for extroverts. I don't think any introverts can comfortably play clubs with names like Mack Daddy or Big Bertha.

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Callaway 2015 Great Big Bertha | Srixon Z-Star | Cleveland Launcher DST | Mizuno JPX-825 Pro | Titleist Vokey SM5 (54S, 58K) | SC Studio Select Newport 2 | Sun Mountain 4.5 LS 14-Way

Taylormade R9 | Nike SQ Dymo | Srixon AD | Ping G10 | Titlelist Vokey SM (54, 60) | Yes! Callie | Ping Hoofer (Early 2000s)

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Introvert here.  Never had anything Ping in my bag but my bag when I was on college golf team was a Ping.  I haven't had a Titleist club in my bag in years. 

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TM SIM 2, 8* w/AD UB-7TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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I am on the introvert side of things and I have never been completely comfortable with the attention my used PXG irons sometimes get.  The Mack Daddy wedges and Rogue hybrids are not a big deal though.  My Maltby driver makes up for the PXGs I guess!  I don't know if the study is correct or not but there is no doubt that different personality types are attracted to different brands.

Driver Maltby KE4 w Aeortech Steelfiber SS65 shaft 46.5”
3 wood Rogue subzero 15 degree with Paderson KG70 F30
Hybrids: 3, 4 and 5 Rogue with Steelfiber HLS980 shaft
Irons: 6 through wedge PXG 0311 with Steelfiber i110cw shaft
Wedge: 50 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 S Grind
Wedge: 56 deg 10 deg bounce Jaws S Grind
Wedge: 62 deg 10 deg bounce MacDaddy 4 C Grind (bent to 62 degrees from 60 degrees)
Wedges with steelfiber i110 shafts.
Putter: Strokelab EXO 7; 39.25 inches; 77 degree lie angle; Takimac arthritic grip

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opposite of these findings. I love Taylormade products and I am definitely extroverted. Not strictly TM but the majority of my bag 9Driver. 3W, Hybrid, wedges and putter are TM) With Miura TC-201's & Srixon ZX-7's rotating in the iron spot and a Callaway X Forged UT 21' Driving Iron in play for specific courses.

**WITB as of 10/12/21****

Taylormade SIM 2 - 10.5* - Ventus Blue 6X tipped 1.5" playing at 45" D5 SW Hotmelt added to head

Taylormade SIM 2 MAX - 15* Ventus Blue 7X Tipped 2" playing at 43" D5 SW Bent Flat and hot melted

Taylormade SIM 2 MAX Hybrid - 19* Ventus Blue HB 9X 

Callaway 21' X-Forged UT 18* - Ventus Blue HB 9X / 2* Flat (+1* loft)

Miura TC-201 4-PW $-taper 130X 2* flat

Taylormade MG 3 KBS 610 Wedge 125S+ 50SB/55SB/60HB
Golf Pride Tour Velvet +4 standard + 2 wraps
TaylorMade TP Soto 33.5” with Super Stroke Pistol GTR 2.0 - 

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The data in the article isn't overwhelming but we can all draw the lines to each 

 

Titleist/Ping don't really get too much of the flashy golfer, being an Introvert myself I've always bagged Titleist and had a long stint with Srixon and would not mind bagging them again. 

 

Other side of that, TM, Callaway and Cobra are flashier with goofy names (great sticks from all of them no doubt tho) lend itself to those who maybe aren't as shy. I have noticed the younger/newer golfer tends to gravitate toward TM a LOT and brands of the like Bad Birdie, SWAG, odyssey putters etc.... 

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Interesting premise. Most people switch between introversion & extroversion situationally, so idk how well the idea would hold up. Then again... this community is not really your average golfer LOL I would say most of us choose the clubs that look, feel, sound & perform best for our abilities. & sometimes I'm even surprised at what I'm willing to play based on performance!

I do remember when it was leaked that TM was coming out with a line of irons called Rocketballz & was... a little bit too much for me lol I never really cared for the white drivers, either

 




 

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Definitely interesting. I'm sure the guy isn't giving away all of his secrets, but I'm not sure I've ever framed it that way. I've typically thought it was more of a "science-y" approach to feel/gusto. Sorta makes sense, but the correlation isn't very high. However it might be high enough to matter. It's at least interesting -- I know I'm going to note my buddies, and what's in their bags. I can think of Mr Taylormade right now, and he's a prototypical extravert…. hmm...

410LST 8º, 2h 15.5º, 3h 20º, i210 4i, Blueprint 5-P, Glide Forged 50/54/58. Ping Tour / MMT105tx shafts. 2021 Fetch. 

First par round 4 Oct 2020.

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Very interesting article for sure, and I think there’s something to it.
 

Most people would classify me as an extrovert, and there’s just something about Titleist and PING products that I naturally shy away from. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is, but for some reason I just can’t bring myself to pull the trigger on buying any of their products.

 

I’ll buy TaylorMade, Callaway, or Srixon products all day with no hesitation though…something about them just suit my eye and my tastes better. Not sure what it is, but I just follow my gut!

Callaway Epic Max LS (10.5*) / Hzrdus Smoke 6.0

Callaway Epic Max (15*) / Hzrdus Smoke 6.0

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max (19*) / Ventus Blue 7-S

Srixon ZX5 (4-5), ZX7 (6-AW) / Modus3 Tour 120

TaylorMade MG3 (56-SB & 60-LB) / Dynamic Gold S200

TaylorMade TP Collection Soto (36")

WITB on WRX

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What about flashy shafts & headcovers, and colorful grips?

 

Are people who play yellow balls extroverts or do they just have poorer vision?

EFSZ 9* (Ventus Blue VeloCore 6S) / 0811X+ Proto 10.5* (TZ5 Proto 55S) / G400LST 10* (HZRDUS Smoke Black 60-5.5).

0317 Gen1 17* & 0317X Gen2 19* (MMT 80S)

0311 Gen1 4-5 & 0311P Gen2 6-PW (SteelFiber i95S)

RTX4 Raw 52* & 58*, Mid (TI S400); HiToe 64* (HiRev 2.0)
SC Red X2 / WHP 7CS

Tour B any model (normal cond.) / LD V1x (windy cond.)

- Backups: Rogue 2H & 3H; F7 2-3H; 0211; TW-X; IC-601; 716 T-MB; Lucky 777CS; WHP CSM 400g; Sigma G Kinloch C.

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  • SheriffBooth changed the title to Introvert or Extrovert

Introvert and long time Titleist player.  Initially really disliked Ping products (still have issues with fairways, hybrids and older wedges), but have a Ping Driver and a set of I210s.

Titleist TSi2 9* Tensei AV Raw Blue 65TX

Titleist TS2 16.5* EF T1100 75S

Titleist TS3 19* EF T1100 95S

Ping I210 4-UW PX 6.0

Ping Glide 3.0 54/58 PX 6.0

Odyssey Tank Cruiser 35"

 

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Introvert…Titleist, Ping, Mizuno. TM spider putter so pretty simple there. 
 

I have had TM and Callaway but always gravitate towards Titleist, Ping, Mizuno.  Funny that I haven’t cared for some of Callway’s color schemes. I like the Jaws Full Toe but keep putting off pulling the trigger. 
 

Like another post said. I like the look of PXG irons but don’t like the attention they might draw.  
 

i agree the article needs some more research but there may be some merit to it. 

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