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Mixed Bag A Good thing?

post #1 of 24
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One thing I've noticed about almost everyone on this site is how people carry a very mixed bag as far as brands and models.

Is this normal for pros as well? I bought my clubs as a set- and almost feel awkward that my Driver and 3 Wood match, especailly that they match my irons too.

Am I in the complete minority or is it the difference between a 5 handicap and a 21 handicap like me?
post #2 of 24

Re: Mixed Bag A Good thing?

I think it all comes down to feel for most people. I have played with alot of people with lower handicaps, and some were very loyal to a specific brand of club. Others carried a mixed bag.

I think most people feel that some companies do certain things better than others, and they build their bags accordingly.
post #3 of 24

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Smallfry is correct. Most golfers that have been playing for some time have a mixed set of clubs. I personally buy and play with the club that looks and feels the best to me, I am not loyal in the least to one club or ball manufacturer. Some people stick to one manufacturer but that is probably what feels best to them. As far as feeling akward about having all the same stuff, you shouldn't, Tiger plays all Nike stuff except for his putter and he's pretty good.
post #4 of 24

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Tiger and I do have something in common, except the difference in name brand.

I have all Titleist equipment, with the exception of an Odyssey putter. I even have a Titleist golf bag. I have played well with the Titleist stuff, so there is no reason to change for now. I don't play enough to get real serious about things.
post #5 of 24

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I was thinking the same too..I recently acquired some Titleist irons..so now I have a Tity driver, irons, putter..but my wedges are cleveland..and hybrids are wilson..but for some reason I feel I should make them all Tity..I have a red/black Callaway standbag that I wish was Tity now..lol
post #6 of 24

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I've had a mixed bag for years but then I found myself buying Titleist everything. "I wonder if Titleist has a way of making people addicts?" I feel like everybody else though in saying it doesn't matter what you have just as long as it feels good to you. I have an Adams Redline 7 wood I would never give up. It’s one of those clubs you can just trust... Sometimes if my sand game is bad I'll through in my old Ping Eye2 SW.
post #7 of 24

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My bag is mixed, but it's only because I got everything for free. Long story short, my uncle loves to buy golf equipment and then hand it down to me. The only thing I bought was my bag lol. My driver, 3 wood and irons are Ping. I have a cameron putter, cleveland cg 11 54, and a ping g5 LW.
post #8 of 24

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I'm a mixed bag guy. I see nothing wrong with going with one brand in your bag, as long as those are the clubs you trust and can make shots with. That's what's really important.
post #9 of 24

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I'm a mixed bag guy as well. The only constants are Titleist irons and Callaway fairway woods. Driver, wedges, and putter have been in flux for years.
post #10 of 24

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The longer I play the less impressed with the need to change equipment frequently. I change things when I find something I really feel works better for me. Thats why my old cobra 7wd., Probably 7 or 8 years old, stays in the bag. I have never found one that did the things I want it to better. Same with the Cleveland wedge. Drivers and balls have been the exception over last 5-10 years, but I feel that real improvement has slowed in those areas also now. Now hybrids? Might be time for an upgrade.
post #11 of 24

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There is absolutely no problem with having a mixed bag. That being said, I had Taylormade clubs and just recently replaced my Taylormade R580xd with a Titleist 905R. Now I have all Titleist clubs. They just feel better too me.
post #12 of 24

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I played with mostly Callaway clubs for four years, changing drivers and putters often to soothe my spirits and occassionally help my game. I've been making more changes, lately, to accomodate my desire to try to manage my way around my home course better: that is, another hybrid to take the place of my 7 wood, new irons and wedges, and a higher lofted driver, which has proven to be a really good move for me. After changing putters quite a bit, I've had the same putter, now, for a little over two years and don't plan to change; likewise, I'd be reluctant to change my driver. I could care less if all the clubs come from the same manufacturer or not, as long as they meet the needs of my game. The most important criteria to me in club selection is suitability to my game and getting a good fit ( i.e. grip size, shaft length, lie, etc. ).
post #13 of 24

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I too don't see any reason why playing a mixed bag or not really makes any difference... Golfers should use what they are comfortable with and they should make changes accordingly... a name is just that... a name... choose the clubs in your bag based on fow well you hit them and how much you like them don't worry so much about the name that is on them
post #14 of 24

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I really don't have a mixed bag right now. I think I'm a little guilty when it comes to tour hype though, i.e. the 906F, Sonartec MD (thanks to Todd), R7 425 TP, or the 905r. I like what works the best for my game but I'm probably just a little to loyal/biased to Titleist products, but I do tend to fluctuate my fairway woods and hybrids. I have 4 "old faithful" fw's, a pair OG Steelheads 15* and 19*, PT15, and a 980F 17* I like to use these every now and again. I've also been trying out my Pop's 585 21* and his Hibore 3w. Oh, and as for golf balls, I'm always using different ones. I'm pretty variant when it comes to those, I often just pull out a random one be it a ProV1x, HX56, Z-UR, or B330S's
post #15 of 24
Mixed bag for me...Cleveland Launcher driver....Dunlop 3W(great club)......Adams CB 3 irons.... Adams and vokey wedges, a Cobra mallet face balanced putter and a 3 & 4 Wilson D- 100 hybrids. Mixed because I buy the sticks that work and fell best for me. I don't know of hardly anyone rocking the same brand on everythin unless they're sponsered or are just flat out homers.
post #16 of 24
And even sponsered pros might have a different branded putter, wedge or driver...it depends on the contract details.
post #17 of 24
Actually depending on how I'm feeling on any particular day depends on which driver and or putter I'll game (I own several of each and about 7 different irons sets) but I stick with the current irons and wedges...The CB3 set is flat out money and soo freakin pure. I have a cheaper set of TL cavity backs that are pretty sweet as well.
post #18 of 24

Mine is mixed also, one concern I do have though is the different shafts in all the clubs, all of the shafts are stiff but different manufacturers will have different specs. I really regret the driver I bought I can hit it well enough though the original shaft was way too light (50g changed to 60g) and I have so much lead tape on the darn head it looks as though the thing is taped together.:doh: One thing I'm fortunate for though is I'm right on the button for standard lie, the bottom of all my clubs show a wear path that is dead even from both ends.

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