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1 hour ago, NRJyzr said:

Overall, agree with the prevailing theme, it's never mattered with respect to one's game.

Personally, I've only operated with one brand related point (never Titleist), generally picking and choosing what worked without regard for the company name stamped on the club.

That said, I will occasionally play an all Ram bag, top to bottom, except for the golf ball.  It's not much of a departure, since I frequently play Ram Tour Grind irons anyway, as well as at least one Ram wedge, and have been playing a heel shafted blade putter most of the season; easy to swap in the TW Custom or Wizard 600 with little adjustment.  Add a couple persimmons and off we go.  😉

Never has mattered to me either I play what works. Now you will get a kick out of this right before I got hurt I played an all Macgregor vintage bag but then again you could say it was mixed the woods were a different year from the irons and the putter was an Iron Master remake from the 80s. 

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27 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

Never has mattered to me either I play what works. Now you will get a kick out of this right before I got hurt I played an all Macgregor vintage bag but then again you could say it was mixed the woods were a different year from the irons and the putter was an Iron Master remake from the 80s. 

 

I don't think the different years matter, it's all MacGregor.  😀

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3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
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Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"; Ping Scottsdale TR Craz-E, 35"; Cleveland Huntington Beach 1, 35"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, Bridgestone Tour B-RXS, Callaway Chrome Soft

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On 6/23/2020 at 2:20 PM, MrBandit said:

When I started golfing not too long ago, every bag I saw was the same equipment thru out the bag, Mizuno, Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Cobra, Wilson, etc.etc.
But now everyone seems to have a mix bag, either one Brand of woods, with another brand of Iron, to Wedges and Hybrids.

SO I have a couple of question;  

  1. Does having standard brand name equipment in the  whole bag matters? 
  2. With a mix bag of equipment do you feel lack of consistency going from ie. TaylorMade Irons, to Titleist Wedges, to Callaway drivers.etc.?

 

1. Started with a full set of Rhinos that played ok but I was new to the game so I had more issues than whether a uniform brand was in the bag.  Son plays those now better than I did.  My second set was Verdict, full set.  Nephew now has those.  My 3i and 5i are same brand, and 4 fairway hybrids another brand but I'm equal opportunity for any club that feels right in my hand from just holding it to the end of swing.  If it doesn't feel right it doesn't stay.  Right now in the search of a 9i as Confidence might be on the current club but that's just sarcastic.

2.  My mixed bag is what gives me more enjoyment on the course, but I don't get excited about that term consistency.   In my version of golf, consistency is best measured by arrival at the golf course.

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It never mattered... I don't think there has ever been an emphasis that your fairway woods should match your irons or putter. With all of the utility clubs and new construction techniques you could very easily have 5+ different types of clubs in the bag - Driver, fairways, hybrid, irons, wedges. Other than irons/wedges none of those clubs play the same and you could game a driving iron which was different from the rest of the set. One could argue you should be spec'ing out wedges with different bounces and grinds to help with shot your iron set struggles with. 

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Not only has it never mattered, it's been fairly rare to see a single-brand bag as long as I can remember. I caddied for nearly a decade in the late 80s - early 90s, and maybe a couple of our members carried a single brand. Even our pro, who was on staff with TM, carried Wilson JP2 wedges. 

The closest I ever came to a single brand bag was during the Cobra Connect Challenge 2. And I basically have up on hitting hybrids, because I didn't like the Cobra hybrid. As soon as the challenge ended, I pulled it out of the bag. 

Every club in the bag needs to have a role, and every club needs to earn its place. Nothing gets in there because I'm brand loyal. 

The amount of Cobra in my current bag makes me keep looking for something better. 

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
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Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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I’ve been playing over 40 years, and not once have I had one brand throughout the bag. Personally, I’m not sure it was ever a “thing”, to be honest...

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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10 hours ago, Riverboat said:

Were you playing with other beginners? Just asking because those are about the only ones I see with a single brand, usually because they buy a package set. Other than that situation, I only know one person who has a single brand bag. He's like a walking advertisement for Callaway pre-owned.

I play with a bunch of random people who aren’t beginners who have single brand bags. Some because of brand loyalty, others because they had a club or set of clubs they liked and bought clubs from that brand to fill out their bag.

I’ve had single brand bag on multiple occasions 

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Let's see..I have Ping, Callaway, Snake Eyes, Giga Golf, Cleveland, and a Top Flite ball. So, I have 5 different brands of clubs in my bag, but it feels "seamless" to me when I play. I have lucked out that the feel of my clubs is all pretty much the same, as I have gotten used to this. I will be playing this bag for quite a while. I am big on "feel" when I try new clubs. If I am not comfortable when trying, even after hitting 10-15 balls, not buying it. It was once suggested I try a "tour" version of a driver. Felt like I was swinging a 2x4! It had a "stiff" shaft. I don't swing fast enough for a stiff. Went back to the "regular" version, felt really good, had a great price(demo), and I played that driver for 10 years. So, I am brand agnostic, except my wedges! MUST be Cleveland!! It's a confidence thing with me to play these wedges. Currently gaming CBX2's, 50, 54, 58...

Driver-Ping g410 SFT, 3W-Callaway Diablo Octane, Hybrids-Snake Eyes Viper 18*+ 21*, Irons-GigaGolf Reva Hybrid Irons 24*- 46*, Wedges-Cleveland CBX2's 50*54*58*, Putter-Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11c

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The only reason I can see to playing the same brand of everything is if you are being paid to do that. 

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Fairway:   :ping-small:  G425LST 3w on Adilia Rogue 80S

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