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I've been playing golf for a little over 18 years now and I can't remember a single instance where I EVER counted someone's clubs. In most tournaments I've entered, that's done by the tournament starter and in all the other rounds... I just don't care.

Not that it matters but I thought in the rule book your only allowed to have one driver?

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Not that it matters but I thought in the rule book your only allowed to have one driver?

I don't think that's in the rule book, but to be honest, I'm not 100% sure. Phil Mickelson played two drivers at Augusta a few years back (2006) and won with them in the bag. I haven't played any tournament rounds with both in the bag, but... I'll have to look it up to make sure it isn't a rule.

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Yeah same here I only care if it ina tournament. Im pretty sure pros carry more than the 14 club limit in practice rounds to see what club they will use more like either 3iron or the 3 hybrid depending on the course. So not a big deal.

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Not that it matters but I thought in the rule book your only allowed to have one driver?

Years ago, Lee Trevino was featured in a Golf Digest (?) article about the Masters. He explained why he carried two drivers during the tournament, one of which had a hook face. He was a fader, and found hook face useful on certain Augusta holes.

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Not that it matters but I thought in the rule book your only allowed to have one driver?

How do you define a driver? I have a 1987 TM Tour driver which has a smaller clubhead than my 4 wood. That doesn't make it not a driver. I sometimes hit my current driver off the deck... that doesn't make it a FW wood.

The answer is.... you can carry as many drivers as you like, not to exceed the total of 14 clubs. I used to carry an 8.5° and a 9.5° driver. The 9.5° was my fairway wood at the time. Phil Mickelson carried 2 drivers in a Tour tournament last season.

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Not that it matters but I thought in the rule book your only allowed to have one driver?

My understanding is that you only need carry no more than 14 legal clubs. I think you can carry 14 putters if you want to.

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Any sort of tournament or match and I will call it on them.

Agreed... playing with more is NOT golf... it is whacking around a ball for FUN. I don't really care if you are not playing me for money or otherwise, but anyone who does it for anything other than a practice round in which you are trying things out (maybe for a tournament or something), is a clown. To me it would be like some teeing thier ball up on each shot or kicking thier ball out from behind every tree... it is illegal and if you do it you are not a golfer.

Not that it matters but I thought in the rule book your only allowed to have one driver?

Nope.

Years ago, Lee Trevino was featured in a Golf Digest (?) article about the Masters. He explained why he carried two drivers during the tournament, one of which had a hook face. He was a fader, and found hook face useful on certain Augusta holes.

yeah some chubby guy, Phil something or another had some success with such a strategy.

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I only carry 12 clubs, I dont think 15 clubs would even fit in my bag. I have a hard enough time trying to hit that many, adding more clubs would just make it harder

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The one thing in the thread i am shocked by is the comment "if we are playing for $". I have seen it many times and i can't help but ask who doesn't play for money? I mean a dinner, lunch, beer, cash whatever I am not sure i have ever played a round without a bet. Just sayin.

oh and for the topic, you can carry whatever you damn well please, it makes no difference to me. I have never counted or thought of counting. I personall carry 13 right now but that is due to my gap wedge breaking...over my knee. Bad gap wedge!!

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The one thing in the thread i am shocked by is the comment "if we are playing for $". I have seen it many times and i can't help but ask who doesn't play for money? I mean a dinner, lunch, beer, cash whatever I am not sure i have ever played a round without a bet. Just sayin.

You're not only golfaholic but U have a gambling problem as well

I have never played for money and propably never will. However, with a sort of regular friend we used to play for a beer but that's it. Too much in stake makes me lose the joy from my game and I want to enjoy myself on the course.

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Like most others, it doesn't bother me one bit. I have a friend who almost as a joke carried almost 20 clubs at times. Mostly it is extra drivers and woods that he doesn't use, but they were in the bag. Someone got him a Bag Boy Revolver for his birthday last year, which only has 14 slots, so he had to trim back.

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Having more than 14 clubs is absolutely no big deal unless you are playing in a tournament.

I agree, what makes me laugh is that a lot of the old guys my dad golfs with carry more than 14 clubs, which is fine by me. But if you go play a round with them they never touch half of the clubs. It's like they have accumlated all these clubs and they are going to put them in their bag, rather they play them or not.

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You're not only golfaholic but U have a gambling problem as well

I am with Lefty-Golfer on this one. I always like to play for something either a drink, lunch, or $$. It makes it more fun that way. The most I played for was $220 per person. Each puts in $220 and whoever wins the skin takes $40 per hole. The left over is for the closest to the pin on par-3's. Whatever is left over gets divided equally at the end or used for buying lunch/drinks.

As for the 14 club rule, I have never counted another players clubs. Frankly, I don't think it helps them that much anyway. Now if I noticed that someone's bag was full of clubs, then I might count them. But that never happened.

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I bought a new Ogio bag last week specifically because it has 15 individual full length club spots plus a putting tube, 16 clubs which is what I carry. If pushed I would leave either the 5 wood or 3 rescue out and the other decision would be between my 6 iron and my six rescue. I enjoy the full bag though and wish it has two putter tubes. I am having fun.

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