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  1. 1. What clubs would you choose for a Five-Club Challenge?

    • Driver
      91
    • 3-4 wood (or hybrid 13*-17*)
      104
    • 5-7 wood (or hybrid 18*-22*)
      62
    • 3-iron
      11
    • 4-iron
      33
    • 5-iron
      87
    • 6-iron
      35
    • 7-iron
      101
    • 8-iron
      71
    • 9-iron
      43
    • PW
      88
    • Gap Wedge
      58
    • Lob Wedge
      28
    • Putter
      212
    • Other (2-irons, more lofted hybrids, etc.)
      11
    • Sand Wedge
      61


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I voted:
4 iron
7 iron
PW
LW
Putter

My friends and I use to have competitions with ONE club just before dark. We would decide on a hole and what club to use (everyone use the same one). We would go and play the hole to see who could get the lowest score.

I have birdied and pared many par 5's with just a PW... haha.. skulling the ball isn't always the worst thing

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I was supposed to play in a 3-club this winter, but it poured rain the day of. Five clubs:

3H: Can ramp it up to 230-ish if I try, but generally I can just stripe it 210. Also great for bump-chips around the green.

7I: On a long par 4, my 3H + 7I would get me real close, but I could still use the 7I for shorter par 3's, like down to probably 135.

9I: Tweener for shots 100-> shortest 7I, and longer chip and runs

SW: I have a heavy Callaway forged, so it works in deep rough, but I can also hit from a tight lie. Can hit it anywhere from 100 yd -> in.

Putter
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I played, and won, a 5-club tournament at our club a few years back using:

3-wood (I'd use my 19 degree hybrid now)
5-iron
8-iron
Gap wedge (52 degrees)
putter

This lineup has good spacing and I didn't have to take too many funky swings...like a 125 yard 8-iron.
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  • 3 weeks later...
5 wood - 210-220 yds off the tee or deck
7 iron - 150 yds
9 iron - 130 yds
Sand wedge - 100 yds (56 deg)
Putter

These are also the clubs I am most comfortable with - eg, more consistent with my 7 than I am with my 6 or 8 irons.

I think it would be pretty interesting to see what I could score only using these.
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This was hard ... :)

I usually begin my season with just a half set
Driver
Hybrid
i6
i8
PW
SW
Putter

and if I had to ditch two clubs it would be the i6 and PW....

sourly missed thou...

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5 Clubs isn't a challenge! 3 is more like it! 3 wood, 7 iron, putter!

We regularly play with 6 in our college practice matches - sharpens up your game alright - but if you're creative - you can shoot the same number as normal :)

good poll!
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