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14 clubs are plenty. I’m sure I could get by with 13 or 12 even. I see many suggest more and more wedges to cover shorter distance gaps, but I think less is more. I tried going with more wedges last year in my Hogan set up and I didn’t like it.


I feel this is where growing up playing pitch n putt courses is so helpful for someone’s short game. I’m talking Pitch n Putt not a Par 3 course. Longest hole is maybe 75 yards. You carry a wedge, a putter, and a couple of balls and that’s it. You learn to hit that one wedge any distance you need.

I’m waiting for when we only carry one club. Our laser pointer shots the distance which is automatically sent via Bluetooth to our computerized club. The club then adjusts to the proper loft to reach that distance depending on your swing speed and wind and elevation factors.




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14 clubs are plenty!

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2 hours ago, deejaid said:

14 clubs are plenty. I’m sure I could get by with 13 or 12 even. I see many suggest more and more wedges to cover shorter distance gaps, but I think less is more. I tried going with more wedges last year in my Hogan set up and I didn’t like it.


I feel this is where growing up playing pitch n putt courses is so helpful for someone’s short game. I’m talking Pitch n Putt not a Par 3 course. Longest hole is maybe 75 yards. You carry a wedge, a putter, and a couple of balls and that’s it. You learn to hit that one wedge any distance you need.
 

 

... Amen brother! I am a HUGE believer in getting to know just one wedge and using it for every shot round the green. When I got my first 60* I made many of the mistakes many Am's make and decided to not only practice more, but use it for every shot from 50yds and in. My old playing pard and I would play 18 and then go to 11 right next to the parking lot and play a competition with our lob wedges. We took turns putting balls in impossible as well as easy spots and whoever got up and down in the least strokes won. It made practice fun as well as teaching us to use our LW's in different and creative ways. My goal was to become proficient enough with my 60*  to play any shot then move on to other wedges. I enjoyed playing my LW so much I never got around to other wedges and feel I can get up and down from virtually anywhere around the green. The only shot I don't have is the long running chip that gets on the ground quickly and rolls like a putt to the hole. 

... I now use a 52*/58* combo because pw's kept getting stronger and I don't need any other wedges. The only time I use the 52* is long bunker shots or long pitches into a strong wind when I need to keep the flight down. 

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
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... Amen brother! I am a HUGE believer in getting to know just one wedge and using it for every shot round the green. When I got my first 60* I made many of the mistakes many Am's make and decided to not only practice more, but use it for every shot from 50yds and in. My old playing pard and I would play 18 and then go to 11 right next to the parking lot and play a competition with our lob wedges. We took turns putting balls in impossible as well as easy spots and whoever got up and down in the least strokes won. It made practice fun as well as teaching us to use our LW's in different and creative ways. My goal was to become proficient enough with my 60*  to play any shot then move on to other wedges. I enjoyed playing my LW so much I never got around to other wedges and feel I can get up and down from virtually anywhere around the green. The only shot I don't have is the long running chip that gets on the ground quickly and rolls like a putt to the hole. 

... I now use a 52*/58* combo because pw's kept getting stronger and I don't need any other wedges. The only time I use the 52* is long bunker shots or long pitches into a strong wind when I need to keep the flight down. 

I'm the same... use my 58º for most all shots around the green.  I will occasionally use my 50º if I'm short of a couple of our greens that are 40 yards long.  My wedges are different than my irons, and chipping with an iron feels so much different that I don't have control of the ball like I do with my wedges.

I have hit that long running chip that gets on the ground quickly and rolls like a putt.  It's called a bladed or skulled shot.  lol

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I'm a traditionalist but the thought often comes in my head of "why not allow more clubs in my bag" since I went with more wedges last June.  I seldom carry a driver, and limit myself to one hybrid, so extra wedges it is. 

 

 

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3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

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If you are the occasional golfer and not playing any tournaments, I know guys that carry 16 anyway. Doesn't bother me.

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Driver:    :ping-small: i20 8.5*, Project X Blue, stiff

Fairway Woods:   :taylormade-small: r9 3W 15*, r9 5W 19* Fujikura Motore 70 stiff

Irons:    :ping-small: i210's 4-UW

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Carry as many or as little as you like, I dont see an issue especially t the level most of us are at. 

I regularly carry 15 clubs in my bag, but thats because of MGS and the driving Iron I got on here.

I honestly don't know what club I would dump, I have 4H an 4I but I use the 4I almost every punch out shot and the 4H is one of my most consistent longer clubs. Wedges Im a longer hitter so in close I like the options because Im terrible at the "half swings"

 

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Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

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I think that more clubs would only increase the strain on the decision making process. As much as I would love to see the rules change the 14 club rule who is to say that extra those clubs wouldn't benefit people more in the hybrid and wood category as a player gets better. Someone who is just starting out in the game most likely doesn't need anything higher lofted than a 56° as it could potentially do more harm then good. Also options are what make players indecisive. Personally my iron play is where I run into the in between shots not so much my wedges or hybrids/woods which is where these additional club slots will be filled.

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Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 LST 9°, Tensei 1K White (X  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15°, Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron (Alternate Club): :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18.5°, Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 18°, Tensei Blue 70S

4i-AW: :srixon-small: ZX7, Tour Issue Dynamic Gold 120's S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: S, Bounce: 10°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

60°: :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: M, Bounce: 8°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos: Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

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Lately I have only been using 10-12 clubs in a round. Oddly enough my 5 and 6 irons get used the least.


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post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

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I use 13 clubs.  I carry 14 because the rules allow me too and in this era of needing a mask to gain clubhouse entry, 3 wood becomes a very convenient place to hang one. 🙂

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Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I would love 16 clubs, gives me more stuff to buy. Do I need 16 clubs, absolutely not.

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I agree with Dan Jenkins, "how am I supposed to know beforehand which driver I'll be able to hit today?"

14 of the following:

Ping G400 Max

Cobra King F9 Speedback 3 wood

Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Taylormade M4 5 hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max 6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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On 9/24/2020 at 3:37 PM, revkev said:

I use 13 clubs.  I carry 14 because the rules allow me too and in this era of needing a mask to gain clubhouse entry, 3 wood becomes a very convenient place to hang one. 🙂

I hang my masks on my umbrella handle

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1 hour ago, BIG STU said:

I hang my masks on my umbrella handle

I use my alignment sticks for that.  I regularly take the 3/4 wood out of the bag; lots of courses I play just don't have any 3 wood shots.

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3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
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On 3/29/2019 at 7:22 PM, deejaid said:

14 clubs are plenty. I’m sure I could get by with 13 or 12 even. I see many suggest more and more wedges to cover shorter distance gaps, but I think less is more. I tried going with more wedges last year in my Hogan set up and I didn’t like it.


I feel this is where growing up playing pitch n putt courses is so helpful for someone’s short game. I’m talking Pitch n Putt not a Par 3 course. Longest hole is maybe 75 yards. You carry a wedge, a putter, and a couple of balls and that’s it. You learn to hit that one wedge any distance you need.

I’m waiting for when we only carry one club. Our laser pointer shots the distance which is automatically sent via Bluetooth to our computerized club. The club then adjusts to the proper loft to reach that distance depending on your swing speed and wind and elevation factors.




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As an engineer I would absolutely love to see someone come out with a product like this.

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 LST 9°, Tensei 1K White (X  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15°, Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron (Alternate Club): :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18.5°, Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 18°, Tensei Blue 70S

4i-AW: :srixon-small: ZX7, Tour Issue Dynamic Gold 120's S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: S, Bounce: 10°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

60°: :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: M, Bounce: 8°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos: Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

*Depending on the course and conditions I choose between my hybrid and utility iron the day of.

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