But what difference does it actually make in the game? Are they worried the excess weight will kill a caddie? Whats the POINT of the limit?
28 clubs wont win me any more games or give me any advantage over 14 clubs.
What it may do is make my game worse if I have to lug that bag myself or screw with my mental game if I have too many options to think consider when pulling a club.
I dont see why someone needs 50 clubs, but if he wanted I just dont see how it affects anyone but the poor caddy.
The point is that the ruling bodies feel that there needs to be some skill involved in actually making shots, not just picking your 22 iron and making the same swing as you do with your driver. Even 14 clubs limits the amount of creativity required, but that's where they decided to cut it off, so that's where it is.
If you want to actually start to learn how to play golf, try a few rounds with just 6 or 7 clubs in your bag (talk your buddies into a mini competition using any 7 clubs they want to choose - it makes for a really fun round). It takes that sort of limitation to really start to learn how a club works with something other than a full swing. You learn to half swing, 3/4 swing, play the ball forward or back to change distance and trajectory. It gives you tools to use in regular rounds when you get into situations where a full shot is not feasible, such as working out from under trees, or lofting an 8I or 9I over a tree while still having enough club to reach the target, instead of just using a SW and accepting the fact that you will come up short. There is way more to the game of golf than just pick a club and whack the ball.
Scrambling is an art, and part of the training for it is just learning how to plan for and execute non-standard shots.