With all the different golf brands on the market, it can be difficult to decide which golf equipment is best to put in your bag. I’m often asked which brands I prefer, so I’ve decided to share what’s currently in my golf bag.
While I think you could make good arguments for all of the major equipment manufacturers, club choice ultimately boils down to what looks and feels best for each individual golfer.
I always recommend hitting clubs before purchasing. Demo days at a nearby course or a trip to the local golf shop should provide all you need to make the ever important decision.
Driver*: Titleist 913 D2 9.5-degree / Diamana 72-gram stiff flex shaft
3-Wood*: Titleist 913F 15-degree / Diamana 72-gram stiff flex shaft
Hybrid*: Titleist 910H 19-degree (adjusted to 20.5-degree) / Diamana 90 HYB stiff flex shaft
4 iron – PW*: Titleist 914 CB / Rifle 6.0 Project X stiff flex shafts
Wedges**: Cleveland 588 RTX / True Temper Dynamic Gold wedge shaft
…………………….52 degree (10 bounce) – 56 degree (14 bounce) – 60 degree (8 bounce)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron – Studio Select Newport / Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0 grip
Golf Ball: Titleist ProV1 X
Bag: Vessel / Custom made “The Dapper Drive” golf bag
*Golf Pride multi-compound blue/white grips (mid-size)
**Cleveland full-cord grips (stock)
Favorite Club: Sand Wedge (56 degree Cleveland 588 RTX)
Driver Head Cover: Daphne’s Black Lab Dog (my way of always having our pup, Ella, with me on the course)
# of Years with Current Putter: 8 years (consecutive)
Key Consideration (when choosing equipment)
If I had to offer one piece of advice to everyone from high handicappers to scratch players, it would be to ensure you have the proper shafts in your clubs.
Sure, the clubhead is an important part of your sticks, but the shaft will have a major impact on ball flight (trajectory) and spin of the golf ball.
With today’s technology, be sure to get fitted up on some form of simulator or flight scope that can provide a specialist with the information needed to put the best clubs in your hands. You’ll be glad you did!