The last time we tackled an entire golf bag themed around a certain color (or, to be more specific, the color of objects that do not emit or reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum – if you want to be a nerd about it), we focused on the tastefully hueless wonder, black. Seeing as I myself currently employ an All Black Golf Bag, there was a certain level of admitted bias in the colors’ selection and the execution of the blog post. I like black golf clubs. I prefer them. That’s just the way I choose to go through life.
However, seeing as I am an enlightened blogger of all things golf, I can employ a few thought exercises to imagine the other sign of the coin. The white golf club phenomenon is pretty huge. It’s getting larger and more popular all the time, and this is almost entirely because the demand from customers is driving up the supply of the club manufacturers. It’s really that simple. Give the people what they want! Vote with your wallet, and all that! As it goes, this very instant, TaylorMade Golf is making a big fuss about their one millionth white metalwood being sold. One million is a lot, I would say. And so, in the face of overwhelming support and evidence, The All White Golf Bag blog post can not be stopped.
Perceptive reader that you are, you no doubt noticed the parenthetical mention of TaylorMade in the title of this post. Do not fret, that was not accidental! The aforementioned TaylorMade is kind of unavoidable when it comes to this particular subject. They have taken over this little corner of the market in a way no other company has. The truth of the matter is, if you’re going to be putting together an all white golf bag, it’s downright impossible to NOT have a TaylorMade product as part of your ensemble. This is a perfectly reasonable and factually correct assessment, and one that I can and will accept. What say we move on to the assembling of the imaginary golf bag?
Driver – Cobra Limited Edition White S3
Ahahaha! You were expecting the R11, perhaps? I have no doubt that you were. This is what we call in the business, a curveball. I have nothing against the R11, but seeing as I am a red-blooded home-grown original American contrarian, the S3 takes the coveted one-wood spot. Plus, something tells me TaylorMade is about to take this entire exercise over. The added touches from the S3 of the all white RIP Beta shaft, Tour Wrap grip, and head cover, are all quite nice as well.
Fairway Wood(s) – TaylorMade R11 Fairway
And so it begins. I went for the R11 over the SuperFast 2.0 for purely aesthetic reasons. It’s a pretty neat looking golf club, even if it’s not black.
Hybrid(s) – TaylorMade 2011 Rescue
I wanted to be all sneaky again and buck the trends by picking the Cleveland Mashie. I will not allow myself that much creative license. Honestly, the Mashie is all sorts of silver and grey. White, it is not. No matter, the 2011 Rescue just happens to be my favorite of all the white golfing clubs TaylorMade has put out. The sole looks awesome, the graphics are sleek and sharp, and the little guy sets up very well over the ball.
Irons – Nike VR Pro Blades
Well, this is kind of a pickle, isn’t it? While white has taken over just about every club in the bag, irons and wedges haven’t really come along for the ride. We could be a little cute and just pick the Burner 2.0 Rescue Hybrid Iron Set, what with it’s collection of white rescue hybrids as part of the make-up, but I don’t play a hybrid set. So selfishly, I shall pick a somewhat conventional set, and I shall make my choice by determining a style of irons that are clean and sleek enough to mesh well with an all white set-up. The Nike VR Pros are those irons. Plus, the red accent will go great with the R11 stuff.
Wedge(s) – Ping Anser
New verse, same as the first. The good news is these wedges look awesome.
Putter – TaylorMade Corza Ghost
The triumphant return of TaylorMade dominance! This is where it all started, you guys! Since, the catalog has expanded but the alignment aiding color has remained the same. I’m a mallet kind of guy, so give me the Corza.
Golf Bag – TaylorMade Micro-Lite 2.0
You need a bag to house all your golf clubs. When conducting an imaginary exercise of collecting all aspects of a golf bag together under the parameter of the color white, you need the bag to be, you guessed it, white. This bag is white.
Golf Shoes – Kikkor Golf Dress Sneaker
Whew! Our final category gives me another opportunity to zig a bit where others may have zagged. Kikkor Golf is a company that bring a more skate/street inspiration to their golf shoe design. Giving more casual sportsman such as your present author, a different option when taking to the course. Not for everyone, I’m sure, but those who are buying what’s being sold won’t be disappointed.