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If nothing else, he's got a sweet looking bag ;)

 

Now all he has to do is buy a swing to go with it!

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Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

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Master Grip Tour C4

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I saw them get some respect today! Was at a local brick and mortar and watched a guy, who as far as I could tell, hasn't played much if any golf!!! Ever!!! I watched this gentleman drop upwards of $3g on all brand new Titleist equipment! From driver to putter to bag. would be sweet to have that in the budget!!!

That makes me want to cry. He is probably going on a trip somewhere warm and needs some new gear.  

 

Live and let live?

 

Titleist means tradition to me, nonsense, classic, quality, etc.  My personal experience with Titleist equipment is limited, I like the Vokey wedges I own, bought a 913Fd 3 wood out of the demo barrel but it is a hook machine and has lost out to a Callaway Razr Hawk.

 

I've demoed the hybrids, AP2s, its good stuff, but the other guys have good stuff too.

 

 It does seems that their gear is rarely put on sale, and if it is, its not much. And when it does go on clearance, it disappears fast.   When the Vokey SM4s were reduced this summer due to the release of SM5s, the 60 degree wedges vanished.  

 

The ProV1,when properly compressed on a warm day, seems to just soar like no other ball I've ever hit.  I like that soaring stuff.

 

Finally. Titleist equipment seems to have good re-sale value, that indicates respect.  When the guy in the store comes back from his trip, he can sell his stuff with a nice margin.

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DHUCK WHOOKER

 

 

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When the guy in the store comes back from his trip, he can sell his stuff with a nice margin.

To me?? ;)

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Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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Haha! I'm on it!

Driver: :adams-small: XTD Ti 9* Matrix Ozik Red Tie s flex                        

Fairway: :cobra-small: AMP 15* Aldila RIP s flex               

Hybrid:  :cleveland-small: 588 Custom 20.5* Matrix Ozik Altus

Irons: :taylormade-small:  2014 Tour Preferred MC 4-pw w/ KBS Tour s flex +1"  

Wedges:  :scatch-golf-1: 8620 50*DD w/ KBS Rev, 54* and 58* DD w/ KBS C-Taper  

Putter: :bridgestone-small:  TD-01 True Balance 34"

 

 

 

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That will all change seeing that they are going public. Just watch the add coming out in the next year or two.

Titleist AP1 irons

Titleist 913D 7.5 Degree, Stiff Speeder Tour Spec 6.2 Shaft

Wedges: Taylormade 60 d Titleist Vokey 54,56,58

Seemore Mallet Putter

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8 Handicap

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I have 2002 Titleist FM's in the bag. I have spent a lot of money to replace them with better and newer equipment. The problem is there is not really any better equipment out there for me.

 

Yes, they release a new set of clubs every two years, that are marginally better than the previous years, but really the difference is in forgiveness. Those that do not need the forgiveness don't reap much of the rewards with these clubs, but I have a hi capper friend that plays all Titleist new equipment and AP1's with Tour AD shafts and he has never played better in his life.

 

I think one common misconception about Titleist is that it's all player's clubs and not very forgiving.

 

But the offerings from Titleist in the past 5 years has been very forgiving, especially their drivers. As for their irons, you pretty much get what you bargained for. If you got yourself a set of Titleist blades, how forgiving can they get?

 

So yes, chosen correctly, a Titleist set can work as well as any other brands in the hands of a high capper.

Now in my bag:

TM SLDR 10.5 Deg with Matrix Ozik 6Q3 S flex

TM VSteel 15 deg 3 wood

Cleveland Launcher Hybrid 18 deg Diamana Red Board Stiff

Titleist ZB Forged Iron 3-PW DG S200 Steel Shaft

Cleveland CG15 46, 52, 56, 60 Wedges

Scotty Cameron California Del Mar

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IMO, if anything, Titleist gets too much respect.  They havent really done anything new in years, if not decades, yet everyone still talks about everything they do like its so amazing and so new and Im always like, "meh"...*shrug*

At least one recent product- the AP2 irons: how many companies scrambled to make their own version of that iron? Almost everyone.

 

Best adjustable hosel of any of the clubs out there.

 

Just a couple examples.

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I think one common misconception about Titleist is that it's all player's clubs and not very forgiving.

 

But the offerings from Titleist in the past 5 years has been very forgiving, especially their drivers. As for their irons, you pretty much get what you bargained for. If you got yourself a set of Titleist blades, how forgiving can they get?

 

So yes, chosen correctly, a Titleist set can work as well as any other brands in the hands of a high capper.

I have a friend who is only 10, and he is at least a 2 handicap or less, probably scratch, and he plays with titleist mbs, it's insane.

Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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I have played many of their clubs but my perception of the brand has always been that while they make great equipment I've always thought of them as willing to have anyone be a part of their staff.

 

Since they seem to back most of the PGA professionals I see at courses in my area, I just always assumed being a part of their staff was what you did when no one else would pay you more?

 

I could be completely wrong, but that's the perception I have.

"I'd play a ladies set of clubs if it allowed me to break par."

PING G410 LST Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 6

Titleist 17, 19, and 21 degree 818 H2 Hybrids

Ping G700 5 - GW

Titleist Vokey SM7 54 Wedge

Titleist Vokey SM7 58 Wedge

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I think PGA professionals are often affiliated with Titleist because of the Titleist Performance Institute and their certification program.

http://www.mytpi.com/about

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Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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Good question posed by the OP.

There is one thing that can be agreed upon though - you can't demand respect, you simply have to earn it.

Titleist have been in my bag for the greater part of my golfing life. Sure, I've played numerous other brands along the way, but Titleist has always stood out as a marque that produced no-nonsense products that simply worked.

Enough respect earned in my book, but they always had a customer liaison (with me anyway) that gave a sense that they would try their best to sort out my needs if OTR solutions were not available. That meant custom options and tweaks that many other brands (at that time) didn't deliver outside of the tour van. 

These days, the same level of customer service and custom options is enjoyed by the majority of brands and most of them produce quality clubs suitable for all handicaps. 

One aspect I would cast a bit of criticism towards Titleist though - their newer forged irons wear out far quicker than any of their previous models - say from about 2010 onwards, the chrome (or is it paint?) lasted for a matter of weeks before the faces started to brown. That simply wouldn't be the case on earlier irons. Not a great fan of the newer woods with black faces and soles either that seem to look old before their time. The older woods seemed to be of a better quality with a more durable paint finish IMO.

Each to their own I guess, but the respect they earned (albeit some years before) is slowly starting to fade on the newer product cycles for me. 

I actually caught myself looking at Taylormades this weekend - gods honest truth. :unsure:

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To me, they've always been the example of class when it comes to equipment. The difference is people don't notice it between the constant Taylormade / Callaway ads preaching more distance :P

DRIVER:                  :mizuno-small:  ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:    :adams-small:    Pro  2 hybrid 16*, Aldila Tour Red 75g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip 

                        :mizuno-small:           JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip                                  

IRONS:            :cobra-small:    King Forged Tour 4i-pw, KBS FLT, shafts, stiff,  Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

WEDGES:        rsz_scor-golf-logo.png        50, 55, 60 degree wedges with Genius 12 stiff flex,   Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

PUTTER:       :odyssey-small:    O-Works Marksman 33.5", Superstroke 1.0 Flatso grip w/ 50g counter core

BALL:          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X                                                     
                  
BAG:          :Ogio:              Cirrus Golf Bag 
 
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I think PGA professionals are often affiliated with Titleist because of the Titleist Performance Institute and their certification program.

http://www.mytpi.com/about

Titleist knows that when someone goes to get a lesson, they see the pro in their gear/hat/shoes.

I like that they have always remained committed to the green grass level.

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I think Titleist gets the respect they deserve from the people they want if from the most, THE PLAYERS!

The players are the ones who trust their ball and equipment week after week on the tour. It seems like every week I see a Titleist staff member at the top of the leaderboard. I have a healthy dose of Titleist equipment in my bag and I trust it will perform on each and every shot I take.

Thank you to Titleist for not buying into some of the false marketing schemes that some of the companies try to sell us on.

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Srixon Z565 9* Miyazaki Mizore Stiff
:titelist-small: 915Fd  15* Diamana D+ 80g Stiff
:titelist-small:  718 T-MB 2 iron Kuro Kage 85g Stiff
:ping-small: i E1 4-9 Iron Dynamic Gold S300
:vokey-small:   SM7 46*,54* & 58*
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And lets not forget Titleist stalwart Steve Stricker who would be high in these rankings but for his injuries and reduced tournament schedule.

 

If memory serves, Ian Poulter also reps Team Titleist. While he may not be on the top 25 list, who can argue about the attention he brought Cobra all those years.

 

I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if they decide to spend a few bucks to take advantage of Poulters flamboyance.

Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
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Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

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