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How many clubs would you carry?

Poll Results: If there were no limit, how many clubs would you carry?

 
  • 21% (13)
    Less than 14
  • 19% (12)
    14
  • 22% (14)
    15
  • 14% (9)
    16
  • 21% (13)
    More than 16
61 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
If there were no limit for number of clubs to carry, how many do you think you would carry? I know I would like about 2 extra clubs than I currently carry, and maybe even 3 (...or 4, or 5....). You can look at my signature to see what I currently carry, but I think I would like to add a 5 wood (about same distance as 2H that I currently carry, but I like it better off fairway than 2H, but 2H better off tee), 5 iron (there is a gap between my 5H and 6I that is about 20 yards, but too much gap between 5I and 4H to eliminate 5H) and another high lofted wedge (62* or higher). If there was no limit I might also think about a really low lofted driver for windy days or when ground is really hard (my current driver flies very high, but I've found most of the time I like that because the ball is less likely to run into trouble).

What do you think? Maybe a petition to USGA to demand the limit be moved to 20.
post #2 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

i think i'd like to carry a few more hybrids, a 5wood, 7wood, and maybe an additional wedge...but that would take all the fun out of the game!
post #3 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I think I'd stick to 14. It's a number I'm used to.

cubdog
post #4 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I like the 14 club rule. More clubs mean more choices, and I have a problem with making bad choices as it is.
post #5 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I would add a 64* wedge, a strong 3 wood, a 2 iron (just for fun), and a 5 or 6 iron hybrid for chipping. Or maybe that Odyssey chipper. I imagine that you would see a lot of creativity in people's bags.
post #6 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

Driver-8.5
3 wood-13
3 wood 16
2 hybrid
2-PW
50, 56, 60, 64.
Putter.

Money!
post #7 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I was just thinking about this yesterday! Honestly, if I could carry any number of clubs it'd go like this...

9ish* driver
12* driver
3,5 & 7 woods
3,4,5 & 6 hybrids
2-pw
52,56,60,64,73* wedges
an Alien wedge just for the sand
a chipper
an Anser style putter
my G5i Craze-E for inside 5 feet

what is that...27 clubs?
post #8 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

Unlimited clubs you say? My bag would look something like this:

47 inch 6* driver
44.5 inch 9.5* driver
3 and 5 woods
2-pw
50,52,54,56,58,60,62, and 64* wedges
putter

Clock system with all them wedges would cover almost every yardage imaginable. It would be a numbers game. No more would I have to deal with that stupid thing called "feel".
post #9 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

Since I often play with less than 14, I certainly see no need for more than that. I played a round a couple of weeks ago with only 8 clubs and scored right in the middle of my normal range. I do that from time to time just to keep my imagination in good shape. That way when I'm in a situation where I NEED to hit a low 3W from 130 yards to escape the trees, I I know I can do it because I have done it. I learn to use clubs in ways that nobody else I play with does.

The reason that the rule was instituted was because there was a time when some players were carrying more than 30 clubs... That was considered excessive. Since golf is supposed to be a game of skill, it was somehow decided that a 14 club limit ( don't know exactly how that number was arrived at ) would require a player to develop some of those skills, rather than just pull a different club for every possible situation. And let's face it, 14 is more than sufficient. I'd bet that most players can go through their bags and pick at least one club that they only use once every couple of rounds. Instead of going to 15, take that rarely used one out and try the other club that you think might help... you might be right. It may not be a case of needing more clubs, but of simply having the correct mix in the 14 that you do carry.
post #10 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

in 1938 the USGA made that arbitrary decision... Pretty much... yeah... Driver, 3-wood, 5-wood, 1-9 irons, PW, GW, SW, LW, XW, putter... i think that is nineteen
post #11 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

Irons 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-pw-gw-56-60--Driver 3wd-#2hybrid #4 hybrid-putter.17 clubs but make a caveat that if you carry more than 14 you must really carry them on your back.
post #12 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

i think i would carry 15, but not more than that. I might add a strong 3 wod or a gw, but i would not want too many clubs, because i want to keep my distances simple and my options at a reasonable number.
post #13 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I'd take only 12 or 13. Any more, and I start to think too much.

Driver
3 Wood
3 Hybrid
4-PW
53*
58*
Putter
post #14 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

id like 15...

here's my reason...

my 3hybrid an 4hybrid i like in medium to short grass but i hate hitting them off of tree roots and dirt/gravel... id rather have a 3 or 4 iron that i rarely use an wouldnt care beating up to hit from ugly lies...

other than that... i think im fine with 14
post #15 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I would be well over 16. Although I will agree with some here and say that some skills would be dimishished, especially the 'feel' clubs. And it would make the game a little less challenging since you could have a club for every shot. It would be fun to try though!

Driver - 8.5 and 12 degree
3-wood
5-wood
2 & 3 hybrid
2-PW
50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 degree wedges (talk about filling the gaps)
putter

That is 22. Hopefully I won't have to carry the bag.
post #16 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

i would carry
1) 9.5* driver
2) 15* 5 wood
3) 21* hybrid (for rough)
5) 5-9 irons (im a very long hitter)
6) 48, 52, 56, 60, 64 wedges
7) putter (either oddysey or cameron, depending on what felt good)
thats 14 isnt it?
or else add a 4 iron and take out the 64....hmmmmm....
post #17 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

i think i'd play 15. i'd like to add a hybrid into my bag.
post #18 of 29

Re: How many clubs would you carry?

I'd take the 2 iron out, keep my 7 wood nd add a loft wedge.
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