I don't why, well maybe price, but I really seem to like clubs from the not so big companies. I currently have a nickent hybrid and driver, Wilson Staff putter and fairway wood, and Macgregor MT Mid irons. Seems like the only big name clubs I sport are my Vokey Spin Milled wedges. Now I know all these companies were very big at one one time, but that is no longer the case. It seems that these companies have all the technology and features of the bigger boys offereings, but because they have little or no tour pro representation, prices seem to be much more manageable, and performance does not suffer. The Wilson Kirk Currie putter I have is truely the nicest putter I hve ever seen or played with, and my irons are as good as any other I've used. Prior to my Macgregors I played Ben Hogan Apex Edge irons for about 8 yrs, and again thy were awesome. Now I know Hogans were big once, hell it seems half the tour was putting the Big Ben when it first came out, but today Hogan has fallen off. I think Wilson Staff make some of the nicest irons in the market, but again, no hype so not much recognition.
Just wondering what some of you others think about these lesser know, quality companies. Also seems like Tour Edge is really big in Asia, but not North America, and their fairways metals and hybrids seem to be some of the nicest out there!