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Probably another wedge for gapping purposes. The craftsman j side of me says a chipper would be cool so everything in my bag had its own purpose vs 5 wedges. If they already essentially let you carry 4 wedges shouldn’t you be able to figure out all the shots you need to hit!

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On 8/2/2021 at 9:21 PM, Jcosta said:

If they changed the rules tomorrow to allow 15 clubs in your bag verses the currently allowed 14, which club (if any) would you add as your 15th? 

I wouldnt add any clubs.  IMO, you dont need any more than 7 clubs.

"I suppose its better to be a master of 7 than to be vaguely familiar with 14." - Chick Evans

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 54* and Top Flite chipper

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

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12 hours ago, cnosil said:

Perhaps it is for more than just clubs.  Many people carry alignment sticks, ball retrievers, or orange whip type aids in their bag and the extra slot is very handy to accommodate those items.   I personally have a 14 slot bag and would love to have an extra for my alignment sticks.  Look in most pro bags and alignment sticks are a must have item.   Sharing a slot with a club just makes it cumbersome.  

Never used alignment sticks so I didn't think of them.

I assume that they're a practice aid, and unfortunately, I stop practicing in April. 

This is NOT a recommendation, by the way.

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On 9/17/2021 at 4:29 PM, MichaelJW said:

I would not add any. I only carry 13 now...  

Ditto here - I have 14 clubs in my bag but it's so rare that I use the 14th club regardless of what one it is that I effectively am gaming 13 and do fine with those.

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21 minutes ago, revkev said:

Ditto here - I have 14 clubs in my bag but it's so rare that I use the 14th club regardless of what one it is that I effectively am gaming 13 and do fine with those.

 

... I too certainly go through rounds not hitting several clubs in my bag. But I am in the camp of I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. 

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hmmm interesting thought.  I guess I'd lean towards a 3-wood as I've learned to hit the 5-wood better, I might be able to get one off the ground now.  Otherwise it would maybe be a shakeup in my wedges.  I'd add a 60* with more bounce for my standard shots and then something with low low bounce for when I'm on a few of the bare and hard spots.  But both of those are extremely rare use cases for me, so I might even just stick with the 14 and push less weight around.  

For a while I was pretty comfortable with a 13 club setup since my gaps were covered and my two old hybrids were basically the same.  

Or maybe a lefty 8-iron that could be used as a recovery club. 

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5 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

 

Or maybe a lefty 8-iron that could be used as a recovery club. 

Now that’s thinking outside the box

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LOL! I usually have 15 in the bag, but if I'm in a tournament, besides switching off the slope, I'd take out my 6H. I go Driver-5W-4H-5H-6H-5-6-7-8-9-P-A-S-L. I prefer to hit irons out of the rough, and the hybrids give me more distance when I'm between clubs at 160+ yds.

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I'd add a 3w.

Currently the top of my bag is 4i-> 7w-> 5w-> Dr, but I do find myself wishing I had a 3w on some tee boxes where my Driver can bring trouble into play. 

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54º: :vokey-small: SM9 D Grind w/ Nippon Modus Tour 105 S

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I like the question and actually I finally really love my current setup. But that being said and also being an equipment junkie I might consider a driving iron or something like that. 

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A fifth wedge. Probably double up on the 52° with different grind/bounce or add a 64° and look at pairing it against the grind/bounce on my 60°.  I could use something to hit out of the nasty thick and tall.  

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If money were no issue, I'd like to use that extra slot for a rotating assortment of clubs to see if anything else clicks for me.  Driving iron?  64°?  Nitro chipper?  Why not?

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A second putter for sure. I would carry one lightweight putter for lag putting and one heavier putter for short putts. 

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7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

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Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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For all those who are posting that they would be fine with less than 14 clubs: 

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7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

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Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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I’m adding a chipper

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
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Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

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Definitely a lefty club. Rarely need but my cavity back irons are harder to hit lefty than my old blades. Ambidextrous so can actually hit a decent recovery shot lefty. Would probably use once every 5 rounds but in those rare occasions it would be sweet.

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