If you want to play your best golf then having the right equipment must play a part in that process. Unfortunately, if you believe what is presented in the golf media, upgrading your equipment will be the magic solution to all your golf problems. The truth is that new golf equipment alone is not the answer to playing your best golf.
Each year we are promised 20 extra yards from the latest driver, yet one the past 5 years the best players in the world are not driving the ball 100 yards longer. A player with a huge slice will still slice the ball regardless of the equipment they purchase. The ball may slice a little less but it will still slice.
If you truly want to play to your potential then equipment will play its part, but there are other areas that must be addressed as well.