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

    • Driver
    • 3-4 wood (or hybrid 13*-17*)
    • 5-7 wood (or hybrid 18*-22*)
    • 3-iron
    • 4-iron
    • 5-iron
    • 6-iron
    • 7-iron
    • 8-iron
    • 9-iron
    • PW
    • Gap Wedge
    • Lob Wedge
    • Putter
    • Other (2-irons, more lofted hybrids, etc.)
    • Sand Wedge

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I voted:
4 iron
7 iron

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

Titleist 913 D3 10.5*

Adams Super XTD 17*

Adams DHY 21*

TaylorMade TP MB 4-PW

Titleist SM4 54*/58*/62*

Bettinardi SS 11

Leupold GX-3i Rangefinder

Titleist ProV1 Ball

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Right now, I'd use...
Gap wedge

I have a 5-club tourney coming up later in the year. We'll see if this same config makes it in the bag.

Driver: R7 SuperQuad TP 9.5° Fujikura Rombax 6X07
Hybrid: Rescue TP 19°

Orlimar3wood: Hip-Steel 15° (oldie but goodie)Irons: Ping i10 [4-GW] DG X-100Wedges: Ping Tour-W [54° & 58°] DG X-100Putter: i-Series Piper HBalls: B330-S or e5+

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Brassie(14*),Jigger(26*),Mashie(37*),Niblick(56*),Putter mainly what i use anyway most of the time
Driver:Louisville Golf Transitional driver(15*)
Wood:Tad Moore/Tom Morris Brassie(14*)
Long IronTad Moore/Tom Morris Cleek(18*)
Long Iron:Tad Moore/Tom Morris Mid Iron(22*)
Approach:Tad Moore OA Hickories Jigger(26*)Approach:Burke T ray Mongrel MashieApproach:Tad Moore OA Hickories Mashie(37*)Short:Geor...
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Driver, 5-iron, 9-iron, SW and putter

G15 9* w/Aldila Serrano 63S
FT 4 wood w/ Aldila NVS 75S
i15 20* hybrid w/UST Mamiya Avix Core Tour Red 84S
4-PW MP-57 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 (+0.5")
52, 56 and 60 degree MP-10 Satin w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge FlexStudio Stock #4, BB25, Fastback 1.5 or Backstryke Blade..... @ 34"P...

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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.


Nothing in the swing is done at the expense of balance.

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5 iron
7 iron
9 iron
Gap Wedge

These should work fine as long as there aren't any 200+ par 3's
My Bag

Driver: Sumo 460 10.5º Stiff
4 & 7 Woods: T-40 Stiff
Irons: Tight Lies GT 3-PWWedges: Tom Watson SignaturePutter: Daiwa DG-245Ball: One PlatinumGone Golfin'
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Driver, 3-iron (hybrid), 7-iron, Putter, Sand Wedge.
In the Bag:
Driver:Exotics XLD 10.5° Standard-Flex
Woods: Acuity Turbo Max
Hybrids: Acuity Turbo Max
Irons: Acuity Turbo MaxWedges: Acuity Turbo MaxPutter: X3 Double Milled 1200Shoes: Walter Hagen Tour StopGlove: Walter Hagen CadetBall:Tiger Shark Attack Life 4 - Distance
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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)
Gap wedge (52 degrees)

This lineup has good spacing and I didn't have to take too many funky swings...like a 125 yard 8-iron.

Fairways and Greens.


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  • 3 weeks later...
3 iron for off the tee, 7 iron for approach, pitching wedge for variety of shots 135 yards and in, sand wedge around the greens, and a putter.
driver- X460 tour 9.5 Aldila NVS 75
irons- X-forged 3-PW TT BlackGold stiff
wedges- x-tour vintage 52, 56, 60
hybrid- FT-hybrid #2 17* putter- Sophia 33" "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."_Mario Andretti
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3 iron
7 iron
That would be my line up ,but could change depending on the course

In The Bag
Mizuno MX 560 Driver
Taylor made 3 wood
Mizuno HIFLI 21*
Mizuno MX 25's 4-pwMizuno MX series wedges 50, 56*/11 & 60*Bettinardi C02 putter4 bottles of pilsner,2 packs cigars

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5 wood - 210-220 yds off the tee or deck
7 iron - 150 yds
9 iron - 130 yds
Sand wedge - 100 yds (56 deg)

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.

Fusion #3
Big Bertha Warbird #5
755 3-PW
Vokey SM56.10 & 60.08 White Hot 2-ball

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This was hard ... :)

I usually begin my season with just a half set

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

sourly missed thou...

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5 Iron
8 Iron
Sand Wedge

Everything in Moderation, Keep it Simple, Less is Best

Ping G10 clubs:   D-9*, 3W-15.5*, H-18*, Irons-4 thru PW, W-50/ 54/ 58*, P- Redwood Zing 

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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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