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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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4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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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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2h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
3-PW:  Mizuno MP37, DGS300
GW: Mizuno Pro 52*, DGS300
SW:  Ram TG-898 56* -or- Wilson Staff PMP 58*
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, Cleveland Designed By, or Mizuno TPM-2, all at 34", or Cleveland Huntington Beach 1, 35"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Pro or FG Tour, or Kirkland Signature 3 pc

Sometimes play 2-PW Golden Ram TW282 or 2-PW 1980 Golden Rams

Occasionally swap in Orlimar or Ram persimmons at the top end of bag

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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. 


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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Hybrid - Titleist 585 (17*) - Titleist 4175 ( R )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
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Ball -  :Snell: MTB-X
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To me, it matters not one bit. I think I have six different club brands in my bag right now.

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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: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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