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I have a Ping Driver and 3 Wood, a Callaway 7 Wood, Callaway Irons, one Titleist Wedge and one Callaway Wedge, a Seemore and an Odyssey putter. So I know it is pretty common with the pros because of sponsorships, but how common is it for rank and file golfers to have clubs from a single manufacturer in their bag? 
Do you?

Driver: Ping 425 Max; Rogue White 70

3 Wood: Ping 410; Mitsubishi Tensei Orange

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

8-AW Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19

Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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Its the exception to be all one brand from what I have seen.

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Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Snake Eyes 15*, 18* & 23* Hybrids; Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  Ping Heppler Fetch;  Ball - Snell MTB-X; Bag - Sun Mountain H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - Wilson Staff Persimmon; 3w - Hogan Speed Slot; 5w - Wilson Staff Tour Block; 3 - pw - Staff Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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I feel like the only time I see one brand is when someone bought the Top Flite set from the sporting goods store. Bag included.

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  • Driver: :ping-small: K15
  • Woods::cobra-small: F6 Baffler AD DI 8S
  • Hybrid: :callaway-small: Apex 20 AD DI 85s
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120x
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
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Living where I do, I see a lot of folks with Titleist bags top to bottom. I've run into a few folks all Callaway, but I can't think of any others off the top of my head.

I've always had a mixed bag because I buy what I think gives me the best value & performance, regardless of the logo on the sole or back.

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
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Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

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Am a amateur, play in senior amateur tournaments in my area, 15.3 handicapper, 75 years old, and play only one brand.  Have been fitted by the product specialist from Titleist and found what works best for me.  Had four holes in one with Titleist irons.  Most recent in January.  It is working and no need to change or mix it.  

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Just now, ChuckZ said:

At 75, I still play in a few senior amateur tournaments in my area and play only one brand.  Have been fitted by the product specialist from Titleist and found what works best for me.  Had four holes in one with Titleist irons.  Most recent in January.  It is working and no need to change or mix it.  A lot of guys I play with in my senior group, which play every W/T/F, have mixed bags, because they have bought clubs on sale and brand does not matter.  I have sold many of my excess used Titleist clubs to some of our members.  Guess the bottom line is if it works, play it.  I am all about performance and feel.         

 

Just now, ChuckZ said:

Am a amateur, play in senior amateur tournaments in my area, 15.3 handicapper, 75 years old, and play only one brand.  Have been fitted by the product specialist from Titleist and found what works best for me.  Had four holes in one with Titleist irons.  Most recent in January.  It is working and no need to change or mix it.  

 

 

 

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Currently playing one brand throughout the bag.  But then I only own 16 clubs (two additional putters).  

Driver:  Ping G425 Max (10.5º; Regular )

Fwy:  Ping G425 Max (3; Regular); Ping G410 (5; Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G410 (22º and 26º; Regular)

Irons: Ping G410 (6-U)

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (54º/12º), and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 (58º/8º)

Putter:  Ping Karsten Anser X

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I had a full Taylormade bag for a while.  Plan to have a full Titleist bag soon.  
 

For the same reason why I get my gasoline at the same place, I know it is quality. 
 

Plus I like matching things…. Especially my golf equipment.

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I updated my 5 year old set of clubs and got all the latest Titleist driver, fairway, irons, (Vokey) wedges in my bag.  And yes, I play with a Scotty Cameron, too.

I enjoy playing my Titleist clubs this season and my performance has improved.  It's just a personal preference for me.

In my  :cameron-small: Explorer cart bag or MacKenzie golf baggolf bag:

:titelist-small: TSi2 11° Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 stiff Tour Velvet grip A4 setting

:titelist-small:   TSi2 16.5°and 21° Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7 stiff Tour Velvet grip A4, A1 setting

:titelist-small:  T300 5-W (48°) Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 stiff Tour Velvet grip 1.5° flat

:vokey-small:  SM8 52.12F and 58.10S Slate Blue Dynamic Gold stiff New Decade Multi Compound with BV Wings 1° flat

Scotty Cameron   2020 Special Select Newport 34"

:titelist-small:  ProV1x

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From my first set of irons through now my 4th set, I've never had the same brand throughout.  Currently all of my woods are different brands from each other.

Driver: Cobra F6

3W: Titleist TSi3

5W: TM RocketBallz -(my favorite club)

Hybrids: Cleveland 2-4

Irons: Callaway Apex DCB 4-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SMB 52 & 56

Putter: TM Rossa Monte Carlo Mallet 

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I used to see it a little bit when I was a caddy. Guys would have Callaway or Titleist top to bottom. Rarely see it when just at the course.

I will everything but my hybrid and putter is Titleist right now. But that's just coincidence I think. I'd swap to any other brand of it gave me better performance.

 

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My bag is a hodge-podge. I had almost all Nike at one point (don’t judge me) but now I have settled for no less than 6 different OEMs! 
 

my brain doesn’t like the asymmetry but I play better now than I did during the Nike days… again, don’t judge me. 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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Have a Ping driver, Callaway 3 wood, 2 Snake Eyes hybrids, a full set of GigaGolf hybrid irons, 2 Cleveland wedges, a Cleveland putter...mixed bag. Used to have almost all Callaway-driver, 3 wood, irons. Always have Cleveland for wedges...

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Aside from my putter, I play only One Iron Golf clubs: Blackstone single length irons, Dark Horse driver, and 3 wood. Putter is a Sacks Parente #39. This is the closest I've been to a single brand in my bag and I've been playing golf poorly since 1983.

However, when I switched to this current setup this season, I'm playing better than I have in the last 25 years.

image.jpeg.3b83fbaa41840b0890deb40196f6fa3e.jpeg - 1 Iron Golf Blackstone Irons 19 degree thru 59.

image.png.5c302568a1971939926145e48beb50e1.png - 1 Iron Golf Dark Horse Driver

image.png.172723c708308a5798290f2a81403c38.png - 1 Iron Golf Low-Profile 3 Wood

image.png.195196c28a484eee1adffd2612c941a4.png - Sacks Parente Series 39 Putter

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A single digit golfer that have played the same brand throughout my bag for many years.  Love to have the same shaft in my clubs and have them custom to have the proper gaps.  I love having the same feel with each club.  I know that very few use my method but I score well and will continue this method as I just bought a new set of irons and woods.  PS - use pings

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I notice in double digit handicap, club golfers. My buddies may buy new shiny complete set but within 3 weeks their bags are a mish mash of brands… we’re all looking for the magic club to turn our game around!

10hcp armed with Cobra Dr, Taylormade wds, apex Ir’s and Cleveland wdg

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I’m not now, but have in the past. My scores never indicated it was hurting me. I think as long as you’re playing clubs that fit you, you can find things that work from every brand from top to bottom. Most of the independent testing shows very little difference among clubs in the same category that are similar in spec. 

Sun Mountain C130-S / Titleist TSi4 9* PX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 TX / Titleist TSi3 15* PX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX / New Level NLU-01 18* PX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 100 6.5 / New Level 902 Forged 4-PW DG TI X100 / Vokey SM8 50,54,58 DG S200 / Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven

Humble, TX / Right Handed / 10 Handicap / 37.5" 6i @ 61.5* Lie

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Part of it is consistency with types of clubs.  It certainly makes sense for all of your iron type clubs (not woods or wedges)to match as the will be more similar in swing weight, look etc.  But woods are totally different than irons, so not nearly as critical for the to "matching".  How many guys have a scotty putter?  It is just bag appeal and a totally different shot, so it doesn't need to match.  What really matters is how far each club goes and do you have good gapping between clubs.  It doesn't do you any good to hit your 4 iron the same distance as a hybrid or a 5 wood.  So it is important to make those connection of "segments of clubs" (PW to GW) that the gaps are correct.  I have often had to find the right next wedge because they keep jacking the PW lofts and still often make the 52 degree GW as the next "standard club".  Currently have a 48 as well since the PW has gone to 44.

Lets not also forget the pros playing all one brand are getting paid lots of money to do so. 

Same discussion on playing expensive brands vs cheap.  We all have a little part of us that want to look "professional" (hence the white belts) and there is certain pride in people seeing your bag and being impressed (PXG, Homa, Scotty).  Normally hackers don't invest a lot of money into clubs.  We are all also convinced that we can buy some portion of our game.

If you were really cool, you would go "white men can't jump" method and show up in loose cargo shorts and use orlimar clubs and shoot 73.  That is legit.

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