Originally Posted by glock35ipsc
And TaylorMade adds 6 yards a year to golfer's drives everywhere......
Companies like MacGregor and Wilson Staff, and even smaller component companies are only "yesterday's news" to advertising lemmings.
taylormade is known for drivers..but they arent the best in terms of irons..i little too harsh or "solid".
Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond
MacGregor is not MacGregor.
Golfsmith owns them... Don White is gone. He is at Scratch Golf.
i was more referring to MacGregor of the past. VIP v-foils, mt pro. I play a set of VIP forged wedges from golfsmith and of the wedges i tested which was practically everything and im glad i took a shot in the dark and bought these. The pvd chrome doesnt mark up and wear off like normal pvd finishes like watson 2011 wedges or nike sv..they are soft but not too soft. Just enough feel. Im alot more comfortable with these so i havent really misshit them more than once or twice. Although non-conforming i think for pre-2010 could be top 5 best wedges..maybe squeezed into 10 only because of ppl not trusting the work golfsmith is doing.
Originally Posted by x129
How many clubs need to be in the back to count as "winning" a major? Are irons more important than putters or drivers?
To a golfer not playing amateur, nationwide, or tour pro, the most important part of the bag is the iron set. Putter and driver only takes up two spots. Unless its a skinny par 4 or 5 off the tee your driver maybe 10-14 times. And unless its a -400 yard par 4 your hitting wedge in. So that leaves shots into greens on par 4s and and maybe an unlikely third shot into a par 5 with maybe a pitching wedge or 9..not including par 3s that even for me are usually a 5 or 6 iron. Lets not forget not long ago players were hitting 240-260 with a 5 wood or 3 wood. Now players are hitting much longer and 3 irons are being used as options off the tee and from the fairway with THAT same distance. Meaning they might be hitting iron in. I saw that with tigers win at Bridgestone when he hit the stinger off the tee with a 3 iron then hit 6 iron on. keegan bradley at the PGA on the last playoff hole layed up very short off the tee on the dangerous water hole, then hitting 6 iron from just over 200 yards! Which just makes me feel inadequate haha.
The only reason Wilson staff promotes their number of majors is because they were the standard for years and the only company to not falter like ram and MacGregor. I mentioned this as the only reason I think Mizuno or Bridgestone are so well developed in golf is because of innovation over in Japan and Asia as well as what else they offer. Baseball gloves, cleats, sports apparel, tires, and now bstone with a golf ball following. Wilson has year after year for as long as their golf history made my personal favorite.. The basketball. Of course now you see alot more companies and most of them started small and focused on technology (Taylomade was one of them once along with tour edge and Adams) I think cobra would be just another Ram Golf or Macgregor Golf had Puma not had such a successful company's like with Usain Bolt or my buddy Sam Eto'o. But now they have market to catch in the US with golf and Rickie fowler..
so irons are huge as a whole
so I only say that companies falter all the time. But considering the depression and past economic declines our country had and a company stayed alive being solely from the states is feather in the companies success cap...