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Why DON'T you play titleist, or other plpular OEMs?

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#31 cherokee8215


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

I don't play Titleist clubs because I have a slower swing speed and cannot seem to get any distance with their drivers compared to other brands. I like the generally compact size of their fairway woods but they were always too unforgiving on mis-hits for me.

I also avoided Taylor Made during the whole white-head driver fad as I could not stand that color on a club.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:25 AM

I went from an all titleist bag to not using a single titleist club. Nothing against the brand, and much of their lineup looks classy, but the Callaway stuff I have now is just easier to hit for me.

Callaway Bertha Mini 11*
Callaway Apex hybrid   20*
Callaway Apex CF16  17*-55*
Ping Glide 2.0 ES          58*
TM Spider Tour
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:28 AM

And I don't buy the sm6 vokeys because I really dislike the hump on the back of the lob wedges. 54&56 still look nice though
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:14 AM

I don't buy Callaway because, as much as I want them to, they never give me good results. This happens even when they've fit me to a club, isn't as good as the others on test for me.

I don't generally buy Titleist because I just find the clubs a bit boring and at the price they ask for them, I can get Mizunos or Pings (which I prefer). I have never gotten on with Vokey wedges and just find them ridiculously expensive compared to others but with no performance benefit - again for me.

I'm in no way saying either brand makes bad gear, just isn't for me.

Edited by philly2kuk, 13 June 2017 - 06:18 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

Mostly because I prefer the Nike stuff I have.

I know it's not the ideal way to compare, but have rented a set of Titleists a few times this year, which I was looking forward to as they were top on my list of where to go next when I wear out /get bored of the Nikes.

Driver - Was given a 915 D2 / Stiff Whiteboard to play with. Went OK for the first round, direction in the second was a total lottery. Add in a tinny feel and the fact the head was too big (I like 440cc and below) the Covert would win this one for me.
Fairway Woods - again 915F /stiff Whiteboard - better, much straighter than the driver, bit found it less forgiving than the Vapors and also felt a bit tinny.
Irons - AP2's - ugh, how the hell can Spieth use these things? Too much offset, ugly top line, not much feel, no gain in distance over my blades despite stronger lofts. Couldn't wait to give these hook machines back. And why do they come with a Pitching Wedge AND a Wedge? To most of us, those are one and the same thing?
Wedges - Vokeys (can't remember which model) - these were good, but found them a little to light after the Engages, but still very useable.
Scotty Cameron Go Lo - as I normally use a Wilson 8802 copy, this was hideous. Appreciate it was completely the wrong style of putter for my stroke however.

I will definitely revisit once back in the market as none of these clubs were fitted for me - not that my Nikes were either - and I'd probably look at more the 917 D3 /716 MB's if I had a choice, but after those experiences, I'm not in a hurry.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:39 AM

I don't play Taylor Made irons because I find their forged irons to be hideous. I prefer a clean-looking iron and there's too much going on in TM's offerings.

Edited by ldchristopher, 13 June 2017 - 10:33 AM.

Driver: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 w/ Fujikura Speeder Pro TS 64 gram stiff
3 Wood: Titleist 915F 15˚ w/ Aldila Black Rogue 80 gram stiff
5 Wood: Titleist 917F 18˚ w/ Mitsubishi Diamana 80 gram extra stiff
Hybrid: Titleist 915h 21˚ w/ Mitsubishi Diamana 92 gram stiff
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8 iron PW: Mizuno MP-4 w/ DG S300
Wedges: Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52/7 and 58/12
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:21 AM

I personally gained a little disdain for Titleist equipment back in my junior golf days.  When I first started playing, Titliest were the clubs that all the rich kids had because their parents could afford to buy them anything they wanted, whenever they wanted it.  Every junior tournament I played in had these kids with Titleist everything from driver down to Scotty Cameron putter and even had the bag, hats, gloves and FJ shoes.  Most of these kids thought they were on the PGA tour already and acted that way as well, even down to the incredibly slow play.  As a young kid you definitely felt "inferior" to these kids even if you were better than most of them.  I guess I'd call it jealousy back then but it became my mission to beat these kids as best I could JUST for the fact that their entire club setup cost as much as a used car.  Sometimes I did beat them, most times I didn't but the "spoiled kids" image that Titleist clubs gave me left a lasting impression.  To be fair I do remember how happy I was to get a used 975D driver for Christmas one year and I really loved playing that club.  It felt amazing but I also wonder if I just finally felt like one of those kids.  

Now that I'm an adult I really don't care anything about what type of clubs people play because I'm a club junkie and love trying everything and am open minded to anything that I feel is fun or better.  Unfortunately, as others have mentioned, I feel Titleist is lagging behind in the innovation department and living off of a reputation they've established.  Their drivers are almost always middle to bottom of any comparison test and have been for as long as I can remember.  I'm sure the irons are great but I honestly couldn't tell you the difference between an AP2 from 2010 and one that came out this year because they basically look the same.  The ProV1 and ProV1X are great balls but the market has caught up and in a lot of ways passed them AND at a lower price point.  

I've tried everything from Titleist dating back from when I played the 910 D3 which I liked but nothing has even remotely excited me since.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

I will play any club from any manufacturer. My signature states that. Callaway Driver, Taylormade 3w and hybrid, Mizuno irons, Cleveland irons, Odyssey putter, Taylormade ball. I personally think every manufacturer is pretty good at what they do. I play whatever I feel like at the moment.
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Driving Iron: Taylormade RSI TP UDI 20* Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X
Irons: Mizuno MP-25 4-P DGTI X100
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3.0 50MG TI X100, 55MG TI X100, 60MG KBS 610 S+
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:05 PM

I buy most of my clubs used, try, and trade. Titleist holds value too well for me to partake.
In comparison, recent model Srixon, Cally, Cobra stuff is just cheaper on the used market and perform just as well.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

There's no a brand I wouldn't play if I see results and can justify the value... i.e. the results are worth the price.  I've found it from Titleist at various times in the past, but right now I'm getting the most bang-for-the-buck from other offerings.  I still have Titleist 910D2/F/H in my travel/third bag I keep at my parents house and the value was definitely there given the purpose (less than $90 for all three).

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:43 AM

Now let me preface this by saying this is only MY OPINION, and I know others will certainly disagree. Titleist is, to me, overrated. The balls are good but Srixon, Callaway, Taylormade, and Bridgestone all make balls as good or better. Scotty Cameron putters are also nice but to me Bettinardi is every bit as nice if not nicer and nowhere near the cost on Tour putters. I've never understand the Cameron craze. I just don't get it. The drivers and woods spin a lot and are inferior to Callaway or Taylormade. They do make very nice irons and wedges, but so does everyone else. There just isn't a single product that stands out to me and they charge absolute top dollar for everything. Good stuff, nothing exceptional except the price, and for some reason the reputation.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:58 AM

I have a Titleist 910 which I like, but have switched to an M1 having tried all the new offerings from major OEM's, and the 917 was awful, didn't perform anywhere near as well as the M1 or Epic.

Also use a Scotty, which I absolutely love. Have used Odyssey in the past, but nothing beats a Scotty.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:20 AM

Oddly enough the only club in my bag that is not obscure is my 913f 3 wood.  It is probably avg. I guess, but I really like the way it sets up and I just like it so it stays and stays.  I am sure there are "better" 3 woods out there, but it isn't broken so I don't fix it.  

I have gone JDM/Japanese for export with my clubs because if you are ok spending 75% new club money on lightly used clubs, then you can open doors to some amazing products.  I have a driver and some wedges on the way from there I won in auction and I am so much more stoked to try them than anything I can get at my PGA superstore.  For me, it is a combination old these things:  quality of product/manufacturing, new doors open in terms of many more brands and head styles, and a giant middle finger up at the companies that keep bringing us plastic parts on $900 sets and 17 more yards with every driver by not paying for their marketing and tour players anymore.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:42 AM

Used to be Cobra because of their aesthetics, plus the name has a sort of juvenile appeal.  Tour Edge sounds and looks  like something from Kmart.  Both are very good OEMs. Clubs with cheesy names like "burner" or "rocket blades" or -- the worst ever -- "Epic."  I love Calloway, but I can't make myself swing a stick that sounds like it's marketed to Mountain Dew afficionados.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:55 AM

I was a Callaway guy for at least 15 years, now I am working on Ping (thanks to an LPGA player I caddied for in Hawaii), received the G LST and the iBlades a few weeks ago, still waiting on the G 3W, G Hybrid and glide wedges, not sure if the putter will come, but I have never played all Ping before, so far with the equipment I received is just amazing (I was fitted by them)...

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

I play the equipment that I feel is the best for me.  Now, I may not play PXG because that’s a pricing issue, but I am generally unafraid to spend top $$$ for equipment if I believe in it.

The best driver I have ever hit is the Wishon 919THI, but the face kept cracking (I hit a lot of balls with the driver).  Wishon gladly replaced it for me for free, but it’s a bit of a hassle and I found pretty comparable drivers like the M1.  I didn’t like the latest 919THI remodel as it feels much different.  Also whenever I tried to go to a fitter to try a wide variety of shafts, they didn’t have 919THI heads.  But if I had a good supply of the old heads on me, I would gladly game that.

I loved the old Wishon 555 irons.  However, the grooves started to wear out and he discontinued the model.  The 575MMC just didn’t perform the same for me.

Edel’s digger grind Lob wedge is the best I’ve ever hit.  I couldn’t find a 52 degree wedge from Edel quite to my liking, but the 60* is phenomenal.  I also use The Brick for a putter and I just really love that putter.  I don’t really see the value in Scotty Cameron’s.  They are basically old Karsten Solheim designs prettied up.  I could see if I putted well with a dale head putter and wanted the best looking and best feeling dale head design, but that’s not the case for me.

I’ve been using the Snell Golf ball because it performs roughly the same as the Pro V1x for me.  I find the Snell rolls better on the greens, but also spins a little more with my irons.  I plan on getting new irons anyway and may look to a lower spin option with those so I can use the Snell and pay $157 for a 72 golf balls compared to $300 for 72 Pro V1x golf balls.

However, I use Fujikura shafts because I believe they are the best graphite shafts out there.  I love my Titleist hybrid and my Cobra 3-wood.  I really like my M1 and my Srixon Z945’s aren’t bad at all and I’ve found it difficult to find a better 52* wedge than the Vokey designs.






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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

Don't know about the rest of them .. I just prefer what I like


This is why


EVERY year - Those stupid coats at the show - That's where I draw the line
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

 I.AM.PACO, on 16 June 2017 - 11:32 AM, said:

Don't know about the rest of them .. I just prefer what I like


This is why


EVERY year - Those stupid coats at the show - That's where I draw the line

There must a have been a 3 for 1 special a few years back :-)
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

I have nothing against Titleist.  Almost bought a 917 F3 demo club when Golfsmith was going out of business near me, but it was still $150 after being hit by everyone and their mother.  They're just too expensive new, and too expensive on the used market as well.  Was looking at getting a T-MB 2i, but those things are $225 new!  The Scotty fanboys bother me as well, so I would never pay for one of those just because of that, not to mention putter "technology" doesn't exist.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

 ldchristopher, on 13 June 2017 - 08:39 AM, said:

I don't play Taylor Made irons because I find their forged irons to be hideous. I prefer a clean-looking iron and there's too much going on in TM's offerings.

... I always find this very interesting coming from good players. If it looks good at address, and gives you the best performance, you would not play them because of what the cavity looks like? I will probably pick up a set of 770's next season. I think all multi material or pocket cavities look less then ideal coming from persimmon woods and muscle back blades but the Amp Forged were the best players irons I ever hit with a perfect combination of look at address/playability/head size/forgiveness. I really disliked the bright orange cavity and graphics but didn't see any of it at address and my ball/scorecard pays no attention whatsoever. :derisive:

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:31 PM

I play Callaway, Srixon/Cleveland, and Cobra because they offer great, direct discounts for other members of the golf retail community.  Nike and Taylormade used to have good deals (TMag was great back in the early 2000s). PING and Titleist don't do anything so I don't do business with them.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

I can't play Titleist. I would, but literally every time I've tried one of their clubs...driver, irons, wedges...they don't suit my eye and bad things happen. For instance, last time I tried Vokeys, I had the dreaded 5 letter word happen. So, nope, not for me.

I'm sure they're actually great clubs, though.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:18 PM

I play what looks, feels and performs for me.  That has been Mizuno or Titleist irons, Titleist or Callaway woods & wedges and every brand putter possible.  People always say Titleist is ______ the 716 mb/cb are very solid, the 917 performed great for me.  That said I only have the 712U 2 in my bag right now.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:42 PM

Not playing any brand and / or off brand is stupid just because I say so...
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:49 PM

 Thrillhouse, on 09 June 2017 - 11:55 PM, said:

I know the new Wilson irons this year are excellent but I wouldn't game anything Wilson. I just associate Wilson with cheap big box store clubs and it spoils the brand for me.

I guess I like bag appeal? Or maybe I'm just a ****** who knows lol ;)


I won't even look at wilson after the triton escapade, not that I really looked prior to either.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:45 PM

 MJisGOAT, on 16 June 2017 - 08:49 PM, said:

 Thrillhouse, on 09 June 2017 - 11:55 PM, said:

I know the new Wilson irons this year are excellent but I wouldn't game anything Wilson. I just associate Wilson with cheap big box store clubs and it spoils the brand for me.

I guess I like bag appeal? Or maybe I'm just a ****** who knows lol ;)


I won't even look at wilson after the triton escapade, not that I really looked prior to either.

Yup, stigma.

I'm seeing a lot of it with the people who dislike titleist too, seems like these deep seeded opinions don't go away easily.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:28 PM

 dcfas, on 10 June 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

Titleist has always seemed to be the player's club to me. I find many of their clubs to be demanding, but of the highest quality. Cost has kept me away, in addition to looking for a bit of compromise on forgiveness.

I used to think Nike was all hype. I remember when Phil said Tiger was playing "inferior" equipment and agreed with him. Well, I bought the last driver they made and now I regret not trying their other clubs over the years.

Right now I'm playing JDM, prgr's. Thinking I will probably go back to the clubs I first fell in love with, Mizzys. But if I can find a decent set of AP2‘s for a great price I may go Titleist.

Buy me a new set of JPX 900 Forged irons and I'll give you my 714 AP2's! :D lol

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:37 PM

For 10+ years every single club I had was Ping. In the mean time fitting technology (i.e. Trackman) became what it is today. I just purchased an Epic SZ driver and Epic 3 wood over any thing else because I could get fit for the head AND the shaft on a trackman. I'm about to buy JPX 900s because I can get fit on a trackman where as any other brand I cant. For me the ability to KNOW the the numbers are there is almost as important as anything else. Of course if I could afford hotstix I'd play what ever brand fit me the best... But since I don't...


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:16 PM

I don't like/ won't buy irons with tons of badging. I don't like like how some brands have moved towards gaudy branding. Less is more when it comes to golf clubs in my opinion.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

 third-times-a-charm, on 10 June 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

Not paying their prices lol

$600+ for a set of irons? lol get out of here...I shoot in the 80/90's and that wont make me any better.

$45 balls? NOPE
Where can you get a set of irons for $600? Been a while since you shopped?

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