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I’m playing with a half set on Thursday at Memorial Park here in Houston. Going with D, 3H, 5I, 7I, 9I, SW, and Putter. 
 The only club I am not 100% on is the SW. it’s my usual around the green club, but there aren’t many bunkers (19) and the greens have shaved edges so a lot of putting will be done from just off the green...maybe some 9I bump and runs. I’ll stick with the SW I guess, for those partial wedges shots less than 100 yards and such. Will be interested to see how it works out and if I can score with the minimal set. 

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I love playing with a half set - especially for twilight rounds in the summer. Usually I’ll pack the clubs in a Sunday bag, then in toss them in the back of my car (I work at a closed campus facility so no risk of theft), and hit the course right after work around 5pm. I don’t notice much difference in scoring. My half bag is set up something like this:

Driver

5W

4, 6, 8 iron

PW

60 degree

Putter

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Interesting.

I carry all 14, and here are the clubs that I've actually used on my last round.

D, 3W, 3-9I, PW, GW, SW, LW, and putter.  Granted I've only used 3-5I only once or twice each depending on where they place the pin and/or the tee box on par 3's and short par 4's.

So, yes, I do use all of them. 

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I was just thinking about this the other day and am going to play my next solo round with a half bag to see how I play. I’ll probably play with Driver, driving iron, 6i, 8i, pw, sw, putter. 

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I haven't played a lot this year (hard being a single golfer in the Covid era) but the few times I have, I have loved the 10-club bag for walking. I'm playing alone anyway so it's not a handicap round. The one round I knew I was playing with others I carried my full set. I think I could remove the wood and not really suffer anymore to be honest

I'm doing:

Driver, wood, 21* hybrid, 4, 6, 8, PW, SW, LW, Putter

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I enjoy walking nine in the evening with a half bag. Usually D, 7w, 6i, 8i, PW, P.  I don’t usually pack a 7w, but it works in this bag, as I usually play longer tees on my own.  Odd thing is that I consistently score around par while walking with that setup. Not sure whether it is the half bag, the relaxed walk in the evening, or absence of competition. On a cart with a full kit in a group of guys - I Need some luck to score below 80.  (There might be a lack of focus playing with the group.)

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6 minutes ago, easyjay39402 said:

I enjoy walking nine in the evening with a half bag. Usually D, 7w, 6i, 8i, PW, P.  I don’t usually pack a 7w, but it works in this bag, as I usually play longer tees on my own.  Odd thing is that I consistently score around par while walking with that setup. Not sure whether it is the half bag, the relaxed walk in the evening, or absence of competition. On a cart with a full kit in a group of guys - I Need some luck to score below 80.  (There might be a lack of focus playing with the group.)

Pace of play may be a factor. Some players are affected by it. 

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