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No votes for Callaway? I wasn't a fan of their X-18 irons, but I love their woods, their wedges are pretty good, and of course they make Odyssey putters

I've played a Callaway 3-wood forever, and love it. May switch just to upgrade, but it's a fantastic club. Have had Callaway drivers as well, and great clubs. Just was never a fan of their irons.

Also have Callaway shoes. But I guess that doesn't count.
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Titleist. Its tough to beat Vokey wedges, Cameron putters and the quality and performance of Titleists's irons, woods and balls.

If I was choosing on wedges and putters alone, I'd go with Cleveland, Mizuno, or vintage Ram - different strokes for different folks.

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Titleist for me. The 909s are awesome (driver, woods, hybrids). The new CB/MB's look mint. Along with the AP2s. Even older models like the ZM/ZB and even the 695CBs (I love the look of these puppies). The only Titleist irons I don't like that much are the AP1s. Then of course you've got Vokey's. Those that say that some other brand is better than Vokey, they haven't hit a Vokey. My ball could be on Dancing with the Stars, I can do whatever I want with it. Don't even get me started on Scotty Cameron's. BUTTER! And to top it off, ProVs. It doesn't get much better than Titleist.
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KZG or Nakashima, altho I don't think Nak makes a putter I like ADAMS stuff except I don't know what their putter line looks like. NICKENT has some GREAT stuff from top to bottom.
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