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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jun 25, 2022 - 4:15pm

I'll bite - top down listing:

Driver: Taylormade - hands down a driver company

3w/5w: PXG - very personal but they have some great woods (driver is trash)

Hybrid: PXG, Titleist - very personal and whichever you hit best

Irons: Miura, Titleist - if you're below a 5 handicap then need to use forged irons (fun fact: tiger never used Nike clubs, he used Titleist early on with a Nike logo and then used Miura later on)

Wedges: Vokey Wedge Works wedges - if you're a scratch golfer then the hand ground wedges are great. I can really tell the difference and have them ground to my custom specs

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T - Have a couple from my junior/college golf days. Both are custom to my specs and different heads.

Balls: Pro V 1

Bag: Titleist Players Caddy Bag - they only sell them at nice courses, but look great w the leather and caddies love how light they are and the single strap only (for when they double bag it walking)

I play slightly different clubs than described above, but can't go wrong with what I described. Most important is to get fit on an actual range with the balls you use (no substitute for how a ball flies in the air vs indoor trackman)

Jun 25, 2022 - 11:01pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Virtually all of these are terrible selections. You just posted a list of things you like, not OP's request of prestigious. Just like with any other products, if they are mass market, then they are not prestigious. C'mon, son. 

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Jun 25, 2022 - 11:08pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you're truly looking for prestigious brands, then you have to look at the companies that will customize things for you. Without question, the most prestigious of these is PING. 

You cannot buy PING clubs off the rack (at least for most of their stuff - they have some junior sets that aren't custom, stuff like that). You have to go to one of their certified fitters and they will find the right length, lie angle and grip size for you. They then put in the order and you get a set that was put together just for you with a unique serial number so you can order replacements (or for stolen clubs) in the future; it takes about 3-4 weeks for you to get them. I went through this process about 10 years ago and my enjoyment of the game has improved tremendously. It's not cheap, but if you really enjoy the game then getting fitted is a no-brainer.

I have paired this with a PING DLX bag that is better than your nylon crap while not quite being the size of a massive staff bag. Other than some special arrangement where you can get clubs made for you by master makers, I think getting a custom set of PINGs is the most prestigious golf set you can acquire.

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Jun 25, 2022 - 11:11pm
Wagmi23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Apparel wise, Peter Millar is king, literally and figuratively. Also some great brands include Holderness and Bourne and Zero Restriction - both make top notch stuff golf wise. But reiterating the above, Peter Millar is most prestigious hands down and can cover you head to toe.

Jun 25, 2022 - 11:18pm
InvestmentSpanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The most prestigious thing you can do in golf is shoot under par consistently. Doesn't matter if you play with used clubs and $60 fugly golf shoes if you're getting birdies.

I'd even say spending a ton of money on gear gives you negative prestige if you still suck. Nothing more embarrassing than pulling out your range finder, taking three practice swings with your custom fit irons and then shanking your Pro V1 into the woods.

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Jun 26, 2022 - 6:46pm
Blake w Mitch and Murrary, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Second Miura for most prestigious irons.

For wedges and putter, artisan is probably the highest prestige. Fittings for either are $300 and done by nike's old club makers. Putters start at $900 and wedges start at $300. People fly into Fort Worth from all over for this experience.

If you want high prestige clubs with high prestige shafts, get yourself fitted at club champion or true spec.

Jun 26, 2022 - 8:41am
randomsingaporean, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Personally I'm decked out with Titleist, but Honma looks pretty top tier to me

Jun 27, 2022 - 9:28am
money.monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Understandbly this is WSO and this question will come up....

The most prestigous is whatever fits your swing the best lol.

But if you want to know - Honma.

It's the shit that all the old men in Asia flash around for prestige. It also feels very nice for slower swing speed players.

Also, for irons, Miura - it's rumored that Tiger Woods played with these irons when we was dominating everyone (but had to keep it unbranded due to his Nike contract at the time)


Jun 27, 2022 - 9:02pm
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