I play the mobile version on iPad and was caught out by this a long time back. Now I use apparel that boosts my driver and 3W distance, but never something that impacts the irons or wedges. It's hard enough to dial those in without adding an additional factor in there.
Likewise I avoid all the "added spin" bonus, because I have no idea what it will do - and seek out passive ones like "increased sweet spot" or "increased forgiveness" so I can play normally although (theoretically, hopefully) better.
Apparel only counts in a few game modes anyway, so it's not a big advantage/issue most of the time.