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This past weekend I played in a 4 club tournament. You pick 4 clubs from your bag and that's what you use for the round. Any 4 clubs, and only 4 clubs. You choose. I chose 3wd, 7 iron, PW, and putter. The course played at about 6400 yards. I chose the right clubs by the way, but what I found as I think back about the round is the clubs that I would normally use for a shot, but didn't have the club. You have to figure out what to do. What it does is it takes the thinking out of what club to use, you only have 4, tee shots, 3wd. 190 yards 7 iron. You have to play what you have. I think I only chose the wrong club to hit a couple times and that was mostly shorter shots. I think if I would have used 7 iron instead of PW a few times the result may have been better. The result was that my score was 82, but the issue was that I 3 putted 6 times, and I also missed a couple short birdie putts that cost me a few more. If you get a chance to play a round of golf with just a few clubs, try it, it really makes you think about the club choices that you would make when you have a full bag. It makes you learn to hit something harder to get more out of a club, but you also have to take some off at times to make it shorter. It's really eye opening as to what you can do when you have to.

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This past weekend I played in a 4 club tournament. You pick 4 clubs from your bag and that's what you use for the round. Any 4 clubs, and only 4 clubs. You choose. I chose 3wd, 7 iron, PW, and putter.

Not sure if this is still a thing but once upon a time they sold beginner sets that just had the odd numbered irons, two woods and a putter. So basically a half set, that's what I started with, one th

This was my first set. Driver, 3 wood, 5,7,9,W and a putter.   Great way to learn the game.   I would take driver, 8 iron, SW, and my putter for 4 club challenge now.

True story: when I was much younger, I had a friend whose father carried a 3w, 7 iron and putter. That's it. A couple of golf balls and tees in his pocket, and those clubs in his hand. No bag. I was too little to remember, but my father tells me he was one of the best and most consistent players at our local 9 hole. I've wondered many times if I should cut back on the number of clubs I carry, and work on hitting about half as many really well.

 

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A group I play with used to have a 3 club challenge, no putters allowed. The winner usually came in on or just outside playing to handicap. I practiced playing 9 at my course and had 3 over with 3 wood, 7 iron and 54 wedge.

 

I based my club selection mainly on the par 3's, and being able to hit bump and runs with the 7 to fill gaps.

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At 6400 I'd likely go

 

3 wood (250)

6 iron (185)

PW (134)

Putter

 

If the course had more trouble in front of greens or smaller greens I could go

 

Driving 3 iron (225)

7 iron (173)

GW (120)

Putter

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Not sure if this is still a thing but once upon a time they sold beginner sets that just had the odd numbered irons, two woods and a putter. So basically a half set, that's what I started with, one thing for sure is you were never between clubs, not with that gapping. To answer the question, 5 wood, 6 iron, 9 iron and putter.

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Not sure if this is still a thing but once upon a time they sold beginner sets that just had the odd numbered irons, two woods and a putter. So basically a half set, that's what I started with, one thing for sure is you were never between clubs, not with that gapping. To answer the question, 5 wood, 6 iron, 9 iron and putter.

This was my first set. Driver, 3 wood, 5,7,9,W and a putter.

 

Great way to learn the game.

 

I would take driver, 8 iron, SW, and my putter for 4 club challenge now.

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In my 4 club last year I went 4 wood, 8 iron, SW, and putter. Looking back, I should have grabbed driver for the bag instead. I gave up my length advantage so I didn't make as many birdies. I

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If I'm playing my home course I would go with driver, 7i, 60*, and putter. Those are the clubs I use the most in a normal round.

 

 

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Hard to say for sure without looking at the scorecard; but at 6400 yards, I'm probably taking 3w, 7i, GW, putter.

 

 

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3W, 7i, Gap Wedge, Putter

 

We love playing 3 club, 1 club, and battle golf - where you play like Skins, but instead of winning money when you win a hole, you pull a club out of everyone else's bag.

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5i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
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4i - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )

 

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Wow!  Lots of big hitters!!  I'm jealous.  For me it all depends on the length of the par 3's; they would dictate my two middle clubs, but I am definitely taking driver and putter.  The other two would likely be 5H and 9i.

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Love these types of tournaments! Obviously, it depends on the course, but typically, this is how it would go down:

 

3W - 220

7i - 155

9i - 135

54° - 105

 

My putting is so bad right now that I'm no worse off putting with a 3W. For me, taking a putter along would be a waste of a club.

 

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I'm with Kenny I would need to know the length and set up of the par 3s but I'd prolly go 4w 7i 56 putter

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I would like to find a tourney like this to at in. I would go 3w, 7i, pw, 56*, a few years ago I was putting in the house forgot to replace it on league day. Still was two putts a hole for the round with the 56, it was right after Streb broke his putter. So I think the extra shots could be saved.

 

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I would do 3 wood, 6 iron, PW, 60*. I putt all the time with my 60 so that wouldn't be an issue for me. At a 6400 yard course I would likely hit a lot of 100-140 yards approach shots which is why I chose the PW.

 

 

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4i, 7i, 58*, putter

 

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I would have to take a 3w (since I can't hit my driver off the deck well at all), 6 iron, 54 degree wedge, and putter. I should be able to take care of the majority of the shots with those clubs. I've played in a 3 club tournament before and took all of those except the putter and didn't play well at all, so I don't know how I would do if I got to take the putter too. 

In my bag:

 

Callaway Epic Subzero with Aldila Rogue Max 75 Stiff shaft

Callaway Rogue Subzero with Project X Evenflow 6.0 75g stiff shaft

Callaway Rogue 3 Hybrid with Aldila Synergy 60 HYB stiff shaft

Callaway Apex irons (4-PW) with True Temper XP 95 stiff shafts

Callaway MD3 wedges (50/54/58)

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