You have been playing golf for many years. Did you use a lot of different companies when choosing the right golf bag, glove, clubs, shoes and so on for you game?

I am not one of the tour pros who get paid vast amounts to endorse their products; I have to pay for mine, albeit at a discount on the trade price. So this is not an advertisement for the company, it is my honest opinion as a Golf Professional on the quality of the gear I use.

The Titleist PROV-1 is without doubt the best golf ball I have ever used and has been in my bag for many years; in fact I think I have used a Titleist ball for the past 20 years. When I first started playing it was a Dunlop 65 fresh out of the wrapper, for those of you too young to remember, golf balls used to be packaged in a wrapper back in the 1970’s and before. My oh my doesn’t time fly by. Anyway where was I? Oh yeah, why the PROV-1? – Simple really, it goes a long way, flies high, stops on a sixpence and has a lovely soft feel for those shots around the green. Enough said.

I use a Titleist Players glove or a Footjoy Sta-Sof glove, both are made from high quality cabretta leather giving you a superb feel and they are very comfortable to wear. A lot of amateur golfers use the All-Weather glove or synthetic versions, but I have never liked the feel of them and although the leather glove costs a little bit more they are worth it. I know a few of you guy’s use the all-weather glove because it has an extra pad on the heel of the palm to help with wear and tear. Nearly every glove wears out there first, some quicker than others. But that is a fault of either your hold on the club, usually gripping the golf club too tightly at address and loosening your grip at impact, causing excessive wear and tear on your glove. But that’s another story, see your local pro and he will help with this.

My Irons of choice are the Titleist Z-Blend Forged with a dynamic gold S shaft and tour velvet grip. They are a blended cavity to muscle back forged iron, which means that the long irons are cavity backed, the mid irons are a partial cavity and the short irons muscle back blade. This is a great idea and has been around for a few years now, help where needed in the longer irons gradually blending to a blade type short iron for that classic look and playability. I love these Irons, they are great to look at and have a lovely feel off the club head. In my humble opinion you cannot beat a forged club head for exceptional feel and playability.

So there you have it, just a few of the things you will find in my golf bag. The best ball, the best glove, the best irons and the best golfer of all time using them. OK scrap that last comment, we can all dream.

Enjoy your round, look after your golf equipment and if you are struggling with your game find a golf pro you like and respect and seek out some Lessons from him. If you work at any changes in your game then you will benefit from them in the long run, if you don’t, then it will be just like all the other tips you have discarded as being useless.

Kevin Phillips has been a Golf Professional for 31 years, and the Head Pro at Winterfield Golf Club since 1990. He has written and published numerous golf articles. Golf Club Website – He also has a Free Golf Article Directory

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