Fitting with Name brands or not?

Nippon Shafts

SHIFTY

Orgasm Donor
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 28, 2013
Messages
3,396
Reaction score
767
Location
Birch Hills, Saskatchewan
Handicap
6.3
So I've been looking around at different fitters in my area, and some deal with name brands like Ping, Titleist, Taylormade, Callaway, etc. Others deal in brands I have not heard of like KZG, Wishon, Nakashima, and Miura (I've heard of miura).
How do those other brands stack up to the name brands, and would you recommend going to one type of fitter over the other, and why?
 
Last edited:

Snickerdog

Team THP 2019 Grandaddy Alumni
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 8, 2015
Messages
30,193
Reaction score
23,060
Location
KS
Handicap
3.6
I guess it really matters what you are wanting to test. If you are looking for Apex 19 then not really relevant if they don't have it to test. I would find a place that carries all brands.
 

SHIFTY

Orgasm Donor
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 28, 2013
Messages
3,396
Reaction score
767
Location
Birch Hills, Saskatchewan
Handicap
6.3
I guess it really matters what you are wanting to test. If you are looking for Apex 19 then not really relevant if they don't have it to test. I would find a place that carries all brands.
That makes sense, but what about someone who goes in with an open mind and doesn't care about brand, just whats the best fit. Do those less heard of brands stack up to the big brand names?
 

JB

Follow @THPGolf
Albatross 2021 Club
Staff member
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Messages
211,345
Reaction score
84,438
Location
Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
So I've been looking around at different fitters in my area, and some deal with name brands like Ping, Titleist, Taylormade, Callaway, etc. Others deal in brands I have not heard of like KSG, Wishon, Nakashima, and Miura (I've heard of miura).
How do those other brands stack up to the name brands, and would you recommend going to one type of fitter over the other, and why?
I assume you mean KZG. Their recent stuff is really good. @Jman is currently reviewing their new irons and enjoying them.
 

cbaker2882

Living the quarantine dream
Joined
Dec 5, 2014
Messages
30,263
Reaction score
3,201
Location
CLE
Handicap
7.4
That makes sense, but what about someone who goes in with an open mind and doesn't care about brand, just whats the best fit. Do those less heard of brands stack up to the big brand names?
Miura does irons wise. The others I don't know a ton about.

However, if you are going in with an open mind, I'd go somewhere that has the most choices. A place limited in choices or specific for a certain brand, wouldn't really have that option available to you.
 

Snickerdog

Team THP 2019 Grandaddy Alumni
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 8, 2015
Messages
30,193
Reaction score
23,060
Location
KS
Handicap
3.6
That makes sense, but what about someone who goes in with an open mind and doesn't care about brand, just whats the best fit. Do those less heard of brands stack up to the big brand names?
The ones listed would all be good irons.
 

OITW

Contestant in #THPSweep
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Dec 9, 2013
Messages
50,124
Reaction score
16,590
Location
My Happy Place
Handicap
The Clock
If your fitter has roaches, I would recommend a different fitter.

I'm definitely biased as to brands I prefer - and it might be shame on me, but ones that are more easily available to both get and try are the ones I gravitate too. I wouldn't say anything is inferior though.
 

SHIFTY

Orgasm Donor
Albatross 2021 Club
Joined
Mar 28, 2013
Messages
3,396
Reaction score
767
Location
Birch Hills, Saskatchewan
Handicap
6.3
I assume you mean KZG. Their recent stuff is really good. @Jman is currently reviewing their new irons and enjoying them.
Nice, love honest THP reviews. Will look for the review when it comes out.
 

Welcome to The Hackers Paradise

Don't just play golf, live it!

Register Log in
Top