Maybe, but, I see it that it's importance is based on it's particular function due to it's design, which means in this case, you will be using it by far, more often. Why wouldn't someone invest more into something they would typically use the most?
I don't always see what's in front of me...…..
Dig deep enough into any successful organization and you will find skeletons. Try to imagine golf without the PGA or some analogue.
I saw darts on ESPN once. I have seen fencing a few times. There are a bunch of video game tournaments, and some even on television now. I saw a silly documentary on beard competitions. Professional weightlifting. Trading card games. Rock climbing. Cheerleading. They all have competitions - in trivial venues with champions whose names I do not know. Any of those groups would trade body parts to get the exposure that the PGA gets for this game.
But golf gets that exposure. Exposure breeds more players. More players means golf courses stay solvent. That means that golf is available for a wider financial range of players who then aspire to be PGA stars. Some do...and you get a virtuous cycle.
EDIT: Oh heck. Ninja'd by mcanadiens
Driver- Ping G400 LST- Ping TOUR x-stiff This driver has been in the bag for a couple seasons now. Its the best driver I have ever hit.
3-Wood- Srixon F45 15° Kuro Kage x-stiff This 3 wood has a tiny head, but its the best fairway wood I have carried to date. I still have some two way misses with it so it's days are numbered if I find something I can trust.
3-Hybrid- Callaway Mavrik Pro KBS Tour Proto x-stiff Put this hybrid in this week and it's awesome. I have hit it probably 50 times on the range this past week and about 15 times on the course. I have yet to miss left which has always been my concern with hybrids. So far this thing has been a fairway machine off the tee.
4-5 Irons- Callaway 2018 X-Forged Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Replaced my last set of Callaway blades with these last summer. I went with the X-Forged for my long irons because they launch a little higher, have a slightly larger blade, and are a bit more forgiving.
6-PW- Callaway 2018 APEX MB Chrome Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Like I said these replaced another set of Callaway blades. I like these a lot. I did lose about 5 yards per club from my last set to these even though the specs were the same. Not a big deal though as I believe I hit these a bit straighter.
Wedges- Vokey SM7 Jet Black 52°, 56°, and 60° Thought these looked kind of cool being all black. Had to have all three bent 1°-2° weaker because they went too far when I got them.
Putter- PING Vault 2.0 Ketsch The little putter that could. Just put a new SuperStroke CLAW grip on it and I like it even better than before.