Better golf shots (and therefore scores)score only come from one place - technique.
If we all spent as much on lessons as we do on gear, we know we'd be better golfers. My swing got me to the verge of single figures, but that's as far as I'm going to go with that swing. Now I have the best equipment money can buy (in my eyes at least) there's only one place I can now buy a better game - with my pro.
Disclaimer I will still continue to buy new gear because I'm daft.
Lots of "facts"