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Brands You Won't Play

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#1 pierso2

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

Alright everyone!

We all know if you're a true WRX'er, you have a favorite brand. Your "ride or die" brand. Maybe it was because of a club you had years ago. Maybe it's because they made something you didn't own but always sought after. Maybe it's their tech or just appearance.

Now let's talk about about those OTHER brands...the brands you just don't even look at when you're online or in a shop. The brand that even if they threw a sponsorship, you'd say "ehhhh lemme think about that...". I know it's hard to not get too emotional but let's try to keep this nice and friendly.

Personally, I'm not a fan of Cobra. All started back with the 440sz. Not sure why I didn't like it and why I'm not a fan of their stuff but just doesn't rev my engine. Another brand would be Ogio. It all started when they came out with those Woode bags. I was caddying for a year when those came out. So many golfers at my course got them!!! The thought process behind putting the woods in that way just made no sense to me. Plus some golfers put their woods in the side slots as they designed the bag for but then others didn't follow that way. Not to mention, the straps were garbage and that bag was always heavy even empty.

Lemme know what brand you aren't a fan of and the reasons why you're not a fan of them!

Option 1
Taylormade M4 9.5 Matrix Ozik TP6HDe
Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7S
Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
Adams MB2 GW
Nike Engage 60 Dual Grind
Toulon San Diego CB
Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

Option 2
Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
Adams XTD ti 5 wood AD-TP 7s
Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:24 AM

For a long time, I wouldn't play Callaway.  I didn't like it when they were building and marketing a non-conforming driver.  Won't play PXG because they are overpriced and I think Bob Parsons is a jerk.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:25 AM

TaylorMade because they harassed a WRXer for posting a pic of an M4
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Titleist 915F 15 Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757
Titleist 712 MB 3-PW DG S300
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

I don't discriminate against any particular brand, but I will say that Ping and Callaway irons have not suited my eye since the very beginning, with the possible exception of some of Callaway's more normal offerings aimed toward better players. I've used woods from both companies though.

P.S. I love Cobra.
Cobra King F7 (Black Tie 75m4)
Bertha Mini Driver 12* (Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60)
Cobra AMP 4w (stock Comp CZ)
Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron (Aldila Tour Green 85)
Mizuno MP-25 4-PW (Steelfiber 110)
Ping i-Wedge, 50 deg. (Recoil 110)
Nike Engage 56 deg. (Recoil 95)
Nike Engage 59 deg. (Recoil 95)
Scotty Cameron Big Sur Platinum (38")

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

NIKE anything


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

I'm clearly partial to PING, but I'd play (almost) any company.  I'm not keen on TaylorMade or Cobra anymore, so they're off the table...

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------------------------ PING Moonlite ------------------------
Fairway Driver 15* PING G Stretch/Alta 65 (S)
5C 25* PING G/Alta 70 (S)
8I, PW, SW PING G/AWT 2.0 (S)
Putter PING Karsten 1959 Anser X (35")
------------------------ PING Traverse ------------------------
Driver 10* PING G SF Tec/Alta 55 (S)
3W/5W 15*/20* PING G SF Tec/Alta 65 (S)
5C 25* PING G/AWT 2.0 (S)
7I-LW PING G30/AWT 2.0 (S)
Putter PING Karsten 1959 Anser X (35")
------------------------- PING Vintage -------------------------
Driver 12* PING EYE2/ZZ-Lite
3W/5W 16.5*/22* PING
EYE2/ZZ-Lite
4i-SW PING EYE2/Dynamic Gold
Putter PING Anser X (35")

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

Titleist because they hired Mark Crossfield. :cheesy:

Edited by Bad9, 17 January 2018 - 10:36 AM.

Ping G SFT 12°/Phenom 50 r flex
Adams TL2 5w/Xcaliber FW r flex
Adams TL2 7w/Xcaliber FW r flex
Maltby KE4 Tour 25°/Xcaliber HY r flex
Ping G 5-U/Xcaliber r flex
Maltby Tricept 54°/Xcaliber r flex
Maltby Tricept 58°/Xcaliber r flex
Mizuno Bettinardi C06

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

PXG. It's nothing truly special that pretty much every OEM has done at one time or another.  Plus, the average joe can't even sniff them without harvesting organs.  We can fit anything else for a fraction of the price.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

I donít really like Callaway because I donít like the way their logo looks. I do, however, play the chrome soft x balls, so I can get over that.
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Posted Image RBZ Speed 19° - Kuro Kage Silver 70S

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Posted ImageVapor Pro Combo 5-PW - True Temper DG Pro S300

Posted Image RTX-3 Raw 50°/54°/60° V-MG - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Posted Image Method Matter B2-01 - 35.25" -  SuperStroke Flatso 1.0

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Lamkin Crossline Black Midsize Grips


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

Ping everything looks shut to me

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  • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
  • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
  • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
  • Callaway MD4 Black 52 Nippon Modus 125X
  • Callaway MD4 Black 56 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
  • Callaway MD4 Black 60 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
  • Ping Vault 2.0 ZB in Black
  • Titleist Pro V1

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:38 AM

It started when I was younger.  Everyone on the golf team wanting Titleist professionals.  I played the Tour Edition, Maxfli HT, Z Balata, and EX Extra Spin.  I never owned a 975D.  I was given a Cameron putter once and promptly gave it to someone else.  I refused to put a Titleist in the bag and still do. I am not sure why, maybe it was the everyone wants it thing, maybe I am weird.  No I am weird for sure, but no idea why any of that bothered me.  Having owned a putter company and learning lots of dirty secrets I have an even bigger disdain for Titleist.

However I am a huge 3 WOOD ho.  My sickness with 3 woods is so far reaching that I actually bought a Titleist 3 wood based on Dufner's Waggle (another 3 wood connoisseur) of course it worked for one round and my natural disdain for Titleist won and I sold it to a buddy of mine.
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Fairway - Callaway F8+ on UST Axivcore Black
Hybrid - TM UDI 2 iron on Nippon 130
Irons - Srixon 565 4-6 on Nippon Modus 130.
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Putter - Mannkrafted MA/66 or Sunset Beach Custom - Ocean Isle Beach black
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:39 AM

PXG the owner and his commercials are an insult to anyone with a brain, Nike just junk, Titleist no good reason.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

I wanted to hate Nike so much but actually really liked the blades and better player irons, I also picked up a prototype putter that I bent a bit and really like that too
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  • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
  • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
  • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
  • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
  • Callaway MD4 Black 52 Nippon Modus 125X
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  • Callaway MD4 Black 60 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
  • Ping Vault 2.0 ZB in Black
  • Titleist Pro V1

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

Another vote for Cobra. It's the noise.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:43 AM

View PostBye, on 17 January 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Another vote for Cobra. It's the noise.

In the woods definitely  the black blades look pretty pure though

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  • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
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  • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
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  • Callaway MD4 Black 60 Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:43 AM

If anything It's probably Wilson.  Just doesn't do a whole lot for me.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:44 AM

Ping

Edited by the bishop, 14 February 2018 - 11:35 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:48 AM

Titleist and PXG.  I'm not a fan of their business practices.

There are brands in which I have no interest (Wilson and Cobra to name two), but that doesn't mean I wouldn't play them.  Just very, very unlikely.

Edited by BForrester, 17 January 2018 - 10:49 AM.

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Taylormade RBZ 3w 15o Aldila Tour Blue 70x
Taylormade Rescue Dual 19o R-Flex
Mizuno JPX-850 Forged 4-GW DG S300
Mizuno S5 (54, 58)
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:48 AM

PXG, only because I can't afford them.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:48 AM

I can't play Titleist these days.  The last Titleist club I had was the 975D.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:50 AM

Ping irons are ugly af to me

Callaway woods never set up/worked for me and I tried real hard with epic because I witnessed dudes gaining 6-10 yards. Just canít hit a cally wood.
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Cobra Fly-Z+ 3W w/ Aldila Tour Blue 75X  42.75"
Cobra King F6 Baffler 5W Aldila Tour Blue 85X 41.5"
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Srixon Z565 3i Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 85g +1" 2* Up 22* loft
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Cleveland RTX3 2-Dot 50* & 54* (bent to 55*) & 60*  Project X 7.0 +.5" 1* Up
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:52 AM

I'll play anything that works and is affordable
Callaway Epic Subzero 8 w/Diamana D+ 70
Callaway XR Pro 14 w/Diamana D+ 80
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

Nike.
PXG.
I don’t like that Nike tries to buy their way into any sport/ athletic endeavor. Surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding. I’m surprised they don’t make tents or sleeping bags ( or do they?)
PXG is just offensive.....
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:58 AM

Ping, because their woods have those textured thingies on the crown. I can't abide that.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

 driveandputtmachine, on 17 January 2018 - 10:38 AM, said:

It started when I was younger.  Everyone on the golf team wanting Titleist professionals.  I played the Tour Edition, Maxfli HT, Z Balata, and EX Extra Spin.  I never owned a 975D.  I was given a Cameron putter once and promptly gave it to someone else.  I refused to put a Titleist in the bag and still do. I am not sure why, maybe it was the everyone wants it thing, maybe I am weird.  No I am weird for sure, but no idea why any of that bothered me.  Having owned a putter company and learning lots of dirty secrets I have an even bigger disdain for Titleist.

However I am a huge 3 WOOD ho.  My sickness with 3 woods is so far reaching that I actually bought a Titleist 3 wood based on Dufner's Waggle (another 3 wood connoisseur) of course it worked for one round and my natural disdain for Titleist won and I sold it to a buddy of mine.

The last Titleist club I played that I liked was the 905R. I didn't hit it overly well but I liked it for the most part. I think I liked it because I was in high school and the assistant pro at my course gave it to me. Since that, I've looked at Titleist but always found something better. I think it might be their marketing and their stupid Pro-V1 ads. Something about a lady who looks like she's lucky to get 80mph club head speed and when she says "I need a pro-v1 just as much as the pros do!" Really? Cuz you need to hit and stick that 6 iron from 195 to win your state am title? Cuz you need to carry that creek at 275 and you're into the wind down by 3 with 4 left to play?

Option 1
Taylormade M4 9.5 Matrix Ozik TP6HDe
Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7S
Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
Adams MB2 GW
Nike Engage 60 Dual Grind
Toulon San Diego CB
Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

Option 2
Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
Adams XTD ti 5 wood AD-TP 7s
Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

PXG... C'mon man! Get over yourself Bob. They are good clubs, but they aren't THAT good.
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DI:   Titleist T-MB 2-Iron DG X100
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:03 AM

Taylormade. Never cared for their products or advertising, and lately seem to have gotten worse with how they treat customers.

Callaway and Cobra have some of the best CS, and I would love to play Ping or Mizuno as they seem to really get the golf industry engineering and not just produce snake oil. Callaway however is starting to wear me a little with their constant releases. If it weren't for their wedges and ball I could probably do without them as well.
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Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 19* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H Stock R Flex
Fly Z 4H Aldila Rogue 85H R flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

 jackbauer, on 17 January 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

Ping, because their woods have those textured thingies on the crown. I can't abide that.

I have to agree. If I were to ever own a Ping metal wood, I am pretty sure it would be pre-Turbulators.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

 hybrid25, on 17 January 2018 - 10:21 AM, said:

I play whatever works for me. I don't discriminate any brand.
ya this is kinda of weird topic for a golf lovers site, bashing the bashers thread may commence. ....
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

Callaway. I think their clubs are ugly, the logo is ugly, and their recent "lifestyle brand" marketing rubs me the wrong way. I realize my attitude is childish and petty, but I'm entitled to that opinion. All that being said, they've been making some really good clubs over the last couple of years. So I give them credit for that. I just wouldn't play them, even if they were better for my game.

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