The thought crossed my mind the other day that brand loyalty just doesn't exist anymore. I see golfers of all walks of life decked out with every brand available. I see a Titleist hat on a guy wearing an Ashworth shirt, swoosh pants, and Ecco golf shoes. In their Sun mountain bag I notice the Vokeys, the Adam's hybrids, and the White driver with no head cover. For a split second I wonder if he knows something that I don't know. I quickly run through each club in my mind and come to the realization that I truly do play the very best equipment and wear the best available attire. You see, I'm a Titleist-a-holic. I look down on every other brand as inferior. Right? Wrong? I don't know. It's just how I am.
I imagine that there are a few of you here on this web site that are similar to me, but I just don't know. Maybe I have a problem. I'm talking about having the latest Titleist staff bag personalized with my name and Iowa State logo embroidered on it down to not being able to play a serious round of golf if I don't have a shiny new Pro V1x. I can only wear FJ shirts, shoes, and gloves, and even struggle to be comfortable without my standard white mesh Titleist hat. Seriously, do I have issues?
Sorry to turn this into an AA meeting, but I had to get this out after my club pro told me on the way out that he had something in the office closet that he called "Christmas-come-early" to me. It was the new Fall line up of FJ shirts. I was good and only bought two.
So it turns out I'm brand loyal. I don't apologize. I know I'm playing the best equipment and wearing the best clothes, and I do carry a 1 handicap so guys at the club don't give me too much crap.
Anyone else feel the same??