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Ok, so who carries the FEWEST number of clubs in the bag?

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Originally Posted by dfreuter415

I used to coach JV golf at a local high school. Once a year I would make the guys play 9 holes with one club and a putter.  Inevitably, every year, one of my knuckleheads would shoot a 41 or 42 with one club and a putter, and the next day in a match would shoot 45 or 46 in a match with 14 clubs.  A-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

LOL.  Is that b/c they used the clubs they have not practiced much?   Next time, make sure he only take 2 clubs to a match.

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You only need a 5 iron and a putter - right?   (actually I did that once, and did not fare too badly)

I am illegal in that I carry 15 and usually find occasion to use most during a round. (sometimes unnecessarily). I took out my 3 and 4 iron and replaced with 4H and 21 Degree Olimar. I also carry a one iron or 4 Persimmon. If I were to carry only 14, I suppose I would lose one of the wedges. Probably the E wedge.

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Carry 14 but maybe I should re-think that. When I used to play junior Opens in the Summers near where I grew up, they often held informal 3-club, 9-hole comps for those who were back soon enough to get the 9-holes in before the end of the event and prize giving.

Seem to remember routinely bettering my morning gross (which had been achieved with a full bag) with only a 4-, 8-iron and putter in the afternoon.

Thinking about it, I should go back to practicing on the course with only a few clubs as it always gave me a much better feel for playing imaginative shots. Pretty good fun hitting all sorts of compromise shots when your weaponry is limited.

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I also carry 14 clubs but based on these posts, I am going to carry less clubs to practice specific clubs.  Starting today, I will remove my driver, 3 wood and go strictly with irons + 1 hybrid.    Long irons & hybrid have been stopping me from lowering my handicap and I will force myself to use them more in field.

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Originally Posted by Hacker James

You only need a 5 iron and a putter - right?   (actually I did that once, and did not fare too badly)

I am illegal in that I carry 15 and usually find occasion to use most during a round. (sometimes unnecessarily). I took out my 3 and 4 iron and replaced with 4H and 21 Degree Olimar. I also carry a one iron or 4 Persimmon. If I were to carry only 14, I suppose I would lose one of the wedges. Probably the E wedge.

Why in the heck would you carry 15?

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Originally Posted by David in FL

Why in the heck would you carry 15?

no particular reason other than to not just leave a club laying around or maybe a situation comes up when I just want to use a particular club. If I were in competition or tournament play, it goes without saying I would be abiding by the rules and carry 14 or less. So, I guess I could simply say:  "why not?"  ( rules aside of course).

Oh, and I have also removed the "do not remove" tag from bed linens.

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I own 15 clubs! 4 x wedges 6 x irons 2 x fairway woods 2 x drivers Putter, I always bag 2 drivers! Usually drop a fw

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Originally Posted by saturday

Curious what you guys carry for Par 3 courses? For me it's everything but my driver and fairway.

I would go 5 clubs in my smallest carry bag.  Hybrid,7i,9i,sw,putter. No par 3 courses in my area so never get to do it, but im only using 6 clubs in total on full length courses and it seems to me i'm just a tad more consistent with half a set of clubs,just the ones I hit best and I have went from shooting 45 for 9 to more like 42 so less clubs has meant 3 less strokes per 9 holes.  My handicap dosen't always reflect it because my home course has a low rating because it's short but it is par 72. I played a very long course early this year with only a half set and played better than normal so it can help certain players.

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