Best Golf Club Brands Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to choosing a company to buy your golf equipment from, there are more than a few choices.  Take it from me, my wife just rolls her eyes every time I mention that Scotty Cameron is coming out with a new line of putters, or that TaylorMade has a new driver out that might just add 20 yards off the tee. 

I’ll let you in on a little secret. . .  It’s that the biggest names in the golf equipment game spend big bucks coming up with fancy marketing slogans, terminology, and eye-catching ads all to get you to buy their equipment.  That’s true for some companies more than others, but suffice it to say the folks on these marketing teams are geniuses. 

Now that I have the qualifiers out of the way, I think it’s prudent to provide a list of what we at Golfer’s Authority consider to be the best golf equipment manufacturers on the market. 

** Please keep in mind that this list is our subjective selection and not exhaustive.  In the end, it’s up to YOU to decide what golf equipment is best for you.

Best Golf Club Brands

TaylorMade

No company churns out quality equipment as often as TaylorMade.  And it’s good stuff to boot.

TaylorMade golf clubs are known for being some of the longest in the game.  That’s evidenced by the fact that their drivers are played on the world’s Tours more than any other company.

TaylorMade also has it figured out when it comes to irons.  By and large, they’re forgiving and hot.  For golfers that struggle to strike the ball consistently, TaylorMade is a logical choice to help your game. 

If you’re not a believer, all you have to do is consider all the tech that goes into TaylorMade clubs.  Whether it’s Inverted Cone Technology, Speed Pocket Design, or just about anything else, there’s no question that TaylorMade’s clubs are leading the way in modern design and construction. 

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Cleveland Golf

Drive for show and putt for dough, so the saying goes. 

If you’ve been playing golf for any amount of time, you know that the key to scoring well is to have a solid short game.  And there’s no brand with a better reputation for making quality short game clubs than Cleveland Golf.

For years, their wedges have been the most popular on Tours worldwide.  And the best part is they make wedges for all matters of players.  If you’re a seasoned low handicapper that wants the ability to manipulate the face and hit a variety of shots, Cleveland wedges are as good as it gets.  Maybe you struggle around the green and need more forgiveness and relief.  Again, Cleveland has you covered.

In addition to great wedges, the company also makes world-class irons, fairway clubs, and drivers.  It’s no secret why the best players in the world continue to trust Cleveland Golf.  Their equipment is just that good.

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Titleist

For decades, Titleist has been the brand that good players choose for their equipment.  They’re known for making classic looking clubs that offer the very best in tech, design, and performance. 

While the company has come into the fold with some game improvement equipment in recent years, their target market remains better players.  If you’re looking for clubs with maximum forgiveness, Titlelist might not be the best choice. 

However, if you appreciate quality and demand playability and performance, Titleist leads the way.

Full-swing clubs aren’t all Titleist does though.  Their family of Scotty Cameron putters are expertly crafted and considered some of the finest in the game. 

The company also has a monopoly on golf balls.  Their ProV1 and ProV1X balls are the most popular on Professional Tours.  Additionally, they make a number of balls perfect for higher handicappers and golfers with slower swing speeds. 

Titleist is a brand you can trust to deliver superior equipment, whatever it is you’re looking for.

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Callaway Golf

Longevity is the first word that comes to mind when I think about Callaway.  It was almost three decades ago when the Great Big Bertha Driver revolutionized the way companies thought about driver design.

Since then, the company has continued producing top-notch equipment that’s earned it the reputation as one of the most trusted manufacturers in the game. 

Recently, the company has incorporated AI Technology in its club manufacture process.  The first company to take this on, the results have been nothing short of exemplary.  Golfers of all abilities have touted the quality design and performance of Callaway’s latest clubs. 

We don’t see that changing any time soon.

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Mizuno

Much like Titleist, Mizuno equipment has long been coveted by the game’s elite players.  Not detail is overlooked is the design process or materials used.

Their latest irons go through the Chromology forging process with the finest materials available.  The result is irons that not only look sharp, but feel like a knife going through hot butter when you hit them solid. 

Though Mizuno is still preferred by better players, they’ve started producing equipment that’s geared toward higher handicappers and golfers that need forgiveness and distance. 

Mizuno’s marketing efforts are seemingly much quieter than the other brands on our list.  The truth is that their equipment sells itself. 

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Ping

Play Your Best.  That’s been the Ping company motto ever since Karsten Solheim brought it into existence. 

The founding family consisted largely of engineers who brought their knowledge to golf club design.  All along, Ping has made some of the most forgiving clubs in the game. 

Even though their drivers, fairway clubs, and irons might not be the longest, they all have high MOIs.  That’s the key ingredient for forgiveness. 

The company also makes some of the most storied putters around too.  Just like their full-swing clubs, forgiveness is the name of the game.  Plenty of different head styles give golfers lots of choices.

Ping is a trusted name, and their clubs are often modestly priced compared to the competition.

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Cobra

Without a doubt, the most recognizable Cobra Brand Ambassador is Rickie Fowler.  His edgy bravado and bright colors are instantly recognizable anywhere he goes.

Cobra has taken on these characteristics with its equipment too.  But there’s more to the story than flashy looks.  Baffler Technology is continually being improved upon to help golfers get the ball in the air from any lie.

The brand is particularly popular with women and juniors.  Cobra clubs tend to be lighter and the faces explosive.  That means more distance which is never a bad thing. 

Even though Cobra might not be the top choice for elite players, it’s more than a contender for everyone else. 

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Tour Edge

Golf equipment is expensive, no one is going to deny that.  And if you’re going to play with quality equipment, you’re going to have to pay for it.

But that’s not as much the case with Tour Edge.  The company makes golf equipment that’s just as good as anything else on our list, but it doesn’t cost nearly as much. 

If you’re a little skeptical, consider the fact that Tour Edge is hugely popular on PGA Tour Champions with the likes of Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, and Tom Lehman. 

Of particular note are Tour Edge’s drivers and fairway woods.  They’re downright explosive.  Give them a try and see for yourself.

If there’s a company on this list that gets the best bang for your buck award, it’s Tour Edge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

With so many golf brands fighting for your hard-earned money, you’re bound to have some questions about choosing the right company and clubs for your game.  While we can’t possibly answer them all, we’ve done our best to guide you through a couple of the most common ones. 

What’s the Number One Golf Brand?

There’s no clear-cut answer to this question.  It varies for everyone.  Some people are loyal to a brand and will only play that company’s clubs.  Other people prefer certain brands for certain types of clubs.  Maybe it’s TaylorMade for their driver, Cleveland for their wedges, and Callaway for their irons. 

In the end it’s up for you decide which brands are best for your game.

What Are the Top-Rated Golf Clubs?

Here again, it’s not up for us to decide that one company makes better golf clubs than another.  The answer to this question is entirely subjective and up to you to decide for yourself. 

In this guide, we’ve done our best to provide some general direction for what each company does well.  But it’s ultimately up to you to try different equipment and see what you like best.

Conclusion

Golf is big business and the best club manufacturers are constantly working to utilize design and technology to help players or all ability levels play their best and have more fun. 

Trying to find the right brand to outfit your game can be daunting.  In that vein, we encourage you to do some of your own research ahead of time.  Once you’ve narrowed down your options, go through a proper club fitting and see what equipment you like best. 

Even though this process might seem a little scary, it’s supposed to be fun.  That’s the most important thing to remember.  

 
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