Regardless of whether you are a casual Golf player or aspiring tour professional, having a set of top quality and long-lasting golf clubs will be your top priority. In addition to improving your game, and reducing your handicap, the right driver or iron can increase enjoyment levels too, as you’ll stand a better chance of nailing the perfect shot every time!
But with so many different options available, choosing the right brand for your Golfing style and individual requirements can be a tough decision. You may want to pick a familiar name that has been associated with the sport for many years, or opt for an up and coming manufacturer favoured by one of the young pros.
Here is our quick guide to some famous Golfing Brands:-
Even though this is today a world-famous golf brand, it was only made possible originally by the profits made from founder Ely Callaway’s wine vineyards in the sunny US west coast state of California. Since rising to worldwide prominence, the brand has managed to snap up players sponsorship deals with the likes of Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els.
Golf.com had this to say about the brand: “Since the introduction of the original Big Bertha iron in the early ’90s, Callaway’s R&D department has been pushing the envelope of iron design.”
Along with its range of impressive clubs, which includes the putter brand Odyseey, Callaway also markets products under the sub brands of Top-Flite, Strata and Ben Hogan as well. It also manufacturers some appealing apparel and other essential accessories like golf balls too. For a relatively young brand Callaway is nowadays moving from strength to strength with a growing presence in all major markets.
Traditionally a sports footwear and clothing manufacturer, Nike has branched out into several different areas over the past few decades. They have now established themselves as a truly premium golfing marque too.
Although its range of products is second to none in terms of quality, Nike owes much of its image to Tiger Woods’ sensational rise to stardom. His influence on the game might be on the wane nowadays, but Rory McIlroy is a more than capable replacement and leading light in sporting circles to move the brand forwards.
Commenting on the latest Vapour Pro iron, Golf.com said it “performs more like the forged blades of yesteryear than anything else in the test. Bring your ‘A’ game and you’ll enjoy its wonderful, distinct feel and tons of versatility.”
So there you have it, that’s Nike Golf in all of its new found glory!
It has been claimed that PGA Tour Professionals play more TaylorMade drivers than Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Nike and Ping combined, which is quite a remarkable feat.
But in many respects, it is easy to see why, as the brand’s research and development department has “come up with a plethora of unique technologies over the years, including movable weights and adjustable hosels, that allow players to quickly and easily customise clubs to their liking,” according to Golf.com.
Today, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia and Jason Day all use TaylorMade clubs, and that really is some recommendation!
TaylorMade was incorporated back in 1979 in the United States and was brought out by German multinational Adidas in 2012 to form the TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company, based in Carlsbad, California.
While Adidas itself doesn’t have much influence on the production of clubs, it does support TaylorMade with a range of first-rate footwear and apparel to add to the appeal.
Which Brand to choose?
After hearing what industry insiders have to say and finding out which brands the pros prefer, you should be able to make a more informed decision when buying a new set of golf clubs or any other related equipment.
For instance, the ideal set of kit for you may consist of TaylorMade Drivers and Callaway Irons paired with Nike Shoes and Royal and Awesome’s bright, weird and wonderful Golf trousers, but the final decision is entirely up to you.