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    Brands that come to mind

    Just watching crossfield video on putters and he was saying about taylormade trying to grow their putters. He mentions they have made great putters for years but people just don't think of them as a brand who make good putters

    I find the same with wedges! They make great wedges but not one that comes instant to mind

    What brand pops to your mind for which club? For me it's

    Putters - odsessey/ Scotty Cameroon

    Wedges - vokeys / clevelands

    Irons - mizuno / titleist

    Hybrids - taylormade / Calloway

    Woods - taylormade / cobra

    Could this be down to who you see playing them?

    Ironically I don't see Nike with any club.. maybe this is why they stopped making (not because of me lol) because even with the best players they still didn't have the brand dominance they expected

    One further cat I would add to my list is

    Game improvement - ping

    Even though they make blades etc when I see ping I think game improvement

    Just like with mizuno I think blades

    Used to think same with titleist however I found the ap1s were a very underused game improvement iron

    What do you guys think in relation clubs to brands?
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Very similar to your list PJ but I put Ping in the irons section, remove Cobra from Woods and replace with Callaway.

    I perceive Ping to be at the quality end, not a game improver. I've always been a bit intimidated by Ping clubs, funny how perceptions are.

    I would put Cobra as the Game improver.

    I'm sure brand advertising, product placement etc comes into this, whether consciously or not.
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Drivers - probably Taylor Made first and foremost.
    Hybrids - Adams.
    Irons - Mizuno, Ping, Titleist.. nothing in particular actually. Irons are the only ones that bring lots of different names to mind.
    Wedges - Cleveland, Vokey.
    Putters - Odyssey, Scotty.
    Ball - Titleist, Callaway, Srixon.
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Very similar to your list PJ but I put Ping in the irons section, remove Cobra from Woods and replace with Callaway.

    I perceive Ping to be at the quality end, not a game improver. I've always been a bit intimidated by Ping clubs, funny how perceptions are.

    I would put Cobra as the Game improver.

    I'm sure brand advertising, product placement etc comes into this, whether consciously or not.
    Think it's because ping was my first club when I took golf more serious .. was told they make helpful clubs.

    Set of g15s and irons were my best clubs! So I thought if I can hit them they must be game improvement lol

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    Titleist and srixon for me

    Titleist well goes without saying

    Srixon - since society joining the most used ball is srixon. Bar none. Only see pro v when people have won them as prizes or the two low low handicappers are in my group

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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Quote Originally Posted by pauljames87 View Post
    Think it's because ping was my first club when I took golf more serious .. was told they make helpful clubs.

    Set of g15s and irons were my best clubs! So I thought if I can hit them they must be game improvement lol

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    Titleist and srixon for me

    Titleist well goes without saying

    Srixon - since society joining the most used ball is srixon. Bar none. Only see pro v when people have won them as prizes or the two low low handicappers are in my group
    Yeah Srixons are everywhere. Most range balls are Srixon now, and my most commonly found balls on the course are usually Srixon soft feels or similar. I guess Srixon provide the best value balls to most average golfers.
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Yeah Srixons are everywhere. Most range balls are Srixon now, and my most commonly found balls on the course are usually Srixon soft feels or similar. I guess Srixon provide the best value balls to most average golfers.
    Your not wrong there!

    I litterally don't play them because everyone in my society does so I went Wilson staff for society days and dunlop tour soft for winter / par 3 practice course

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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    I would put Ping in with the putters too. After all, they did create the anser putter which is what everyone else has copied.

    Mizuno for irons

    Taylor Made for woods and drivers

    Wedges Vokey. I actually use Mizuno T7 wedges which were also voted best wedges of 2017. I wouldn't go back to Vokey in a million years but still they are the ones that spring to mind.

    And balls- gotta be the famous Pink Lady

    If I had to go one manufacturer throughout my bag though it would be Taylor Made. Their irons have come on miles along with the rest of their gear. The blade style that Rose and Rory etc are using are beautiful.
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    TM have made SOME good (or even great) putters, but for a while they looked rather cheap and nasty! That rather put me off them - until the Spider (particularly he Itsy) came out.

    Finding a putter to suit Sergio must have been incentive to invest heavily in putter technology!!

    Odyssey is the putter arm of Callaway

    There are plenty of other 'fairly mainstream' Putter only companies! Bettinardi, Seemore, Rife, Never Compromise being a few of the 'common' ones.
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Woods = Titliest
    Irons = Mizuno & Titliest
    Wedges = Vokey
    Putters = Odyssey & Scotty

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    Shoes = FJ
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    Re: Brands that come to mind

    Quote Originally Posted by pauljames87 View Post
    Your not wrong there!

    I litterally don't play them because everyone in my society does so I went Wilson staff for society days and dunlop tour soft for winter / par 3 practice course
    I just bought some Wilson Staff DX2s as well. Considering how cheap they are I'm surprised I've never once found one of them out on the course. (Maybe it means they're so straight people never lose them... )
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    • Cleveland RTX Rotex 2.0 (56°)
    • Dunlop Wedge (60°)
    • Odyssey Works 1W putter
    • DX2/Optix
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