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Do we actually need 14 clubs?

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Late this Summer I acquired a Shinagawa "split set" MB irons which consisted of 5 irons named 'long', 'mid', 'short', 'pitch' and 'sand.'   Well last weekend, on Veterans Day,  I decided to take this set out for a round at a short and narrow local course. Ended up 3 over par on a par 69.   Not bad ...

 

My set make up that day: 

 Grandista RS-D 9 deg / Loop GK 

 Modart MA01F 14 deg / Loop FW Seven

 Modart MA01H 19 deg / Crazy STP 85 

 Shinagawa Spilt Set / AMT Tour White S200

 Gold's Factory T-102 Prototype

(9 clubs)  

 

On some of the shots,  I had to choke down and hit 3/4 shots etc... trying to make the most out of the clubs I had. 

And it worked out pretty good.  When I hit the Shinagawa "Long"  irons, well it was really really satisfying as they are essentially a 5 iron in blade form. 

Only issue I have with the split set were with the wedges.... just a bit too bulky.   Next time around I will replace the Pitch (50) and Sand (58)  with my Matsuyama Cleveland 588 RTX2.0 50, 54 and 58.    Will increase the set to 10 cubs but still much lighter to haul around! 🙂  

"The Walking Golfers Society"  watch out!  Here I come!!

 

 

 

  

 

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i use about 20ona nirmal round 

usually 2drivers

3fwds

ute

7irons

3wedges

3  or.4 putters.

i try and just use 3 now and go 6holes.each.

 

9clubs in total.???!?!?!!?!!!!!??!

ok.

1+high loft driver like say my kamui pro kp07/ diamana x60x   10.5*

2-rc bbd type s  17* fw diamaana aliislei83s

3-honma di 21*

4-6i

5-7i

6-8i

7-pw

8-56*sw

9- putter.

 

yea can be done, but rather 20!

Edited by supo

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yea can be done, but rather 20!  

 

I would hate it if I had to carry and walk 20 clubs in my bag!!   🙂  

 

 

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I’ve played a few marathon golf events. One was 72 holes walking (Sweden, sun barely sets in the summer) in one day but most have been 54. 7 clubs, walk, carry. I shot 67 in the third round once (par 71) but that is 22 years ago 😂

If I were doing a 7-club bag today it would be:

10.5* driver or 13* 3-wood 

20/21* di

6-iron

8-iron

50*

60*

putter

So, no, we don’t need 14 clubs. We need imagination. Playing with 3/5/7 clubs from time to time really helps in that dept.

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like that idea.

to be honest

howmany thimes  do  u use all the clubs in yr bag any way ?

 I played 27 yesterday and ran thru it

 hit  driver,3w,4w,di,5i,6i,7y,pw.56/60Z
so the 4, 8 , 9 and 52  went unused over 27 holes .

horse for courses  for sure.

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Fewer than fourteen clubs would work if the player got to design the clubs.  With the OEM determining the loft gap increments, fourteen aren't always enough.

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thats   certainly true

58 lw

53gw

48pw

43 

38

33

28

22 di ute long iron 

16* alt  fw wood

10driver

putter x2

yea  i cud easily.work with this set  upwould take that im between iron nonsnense thunkin g out out  my mind str8 away

 

 

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Wait! Trevino taped a Dr Pepper pop bottle to a stick and played golf with it. 

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hahhhaha.. yea well.., tin cup  used a rake, a shovel and  a.......

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One of my favorite flicks

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nailed this.

been considering  this for a while.

13* .solid contacts  2w / diamana stinger.

17* saqra ute/ ns 125s

21* honama twu di

6i 30* /8i 38*/pw46*/ sw56*

putter

if only  7 irons..then i cud

drop  the ute .

2wood off the tee and deck , no worries.

driving iron for longer   par 3s  

use ur mind for the rest.

 love. to  design a  7club  set actually.

6and 8 bit bigger  head like an epon af tour.

pw like a honama tw 727 sw has to be prerty versatile... tourstage x wedge black cud do it well. make the wedge 55* .

sunday beer golf 12 holes.

here it is

s/c12*2w  diamana stinger 70s

honma.21* di stock 85s

callaway tour authentics extra bounce low offset 6i  ns sp blue stiff.

masda mb8i ns st x

honama tw727m  ns 125s

tourstage x wedge 56*  ns st x

benock tempest.

driver /fw  good enough to chase long  holes and no ballooon of the tee.

honma di for rescue 

super peebing blue in 6i for strength and straightness.

st (105) in tje rest for higher shot versatility bec there.will be  little.point shoot id imagine....

love.to play this!

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by supo

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I changed the gaps from 8iron up from 4 degrees, to 5 degrees, which allowed me to lose 1 club, so that often I only carry 13.

was 38,42,46,50,54,58  

now 38,43,48,53,58

tossed out the PW which is half useless being the same length as GW- really,  whats the point.

Would like to do the same for longer irons but that means bending them too much or dropping one stuffing up weight progressions, so not really practical in a 4 iron up configuration.  If a player had only 6 iron up in irons it would be a peice of cake to have 12 clubs and no gaps.

* sorry supo, but I didnt steal this idea from you,  I arranged this a year ago,  but great minds think alike hey!

 

 

 

Edited by theblake

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hhhaaah  I only thought  of it recently.

it  interesting bec I agree the PW is th e s**ttiest club in every  CB bag. it never fits right, never sits right, wedges SHUD be wedges not some fkkn random 46*  or lower THESE DAYS lofted mute CLUB .. when they were all 48* it was even worse.!

I went thru my  iron sets and the only PW  that I like are on the  Mbs,,  A pW   just doesn't  work on cavity backs for me..

ive got a cpl of 48* wedges proper that I cant use bec the modern  lofts mean the 9* is at 41-42* and going to 48* as the next step is half a club flight for me, I have  shocking distance  with my wedges.. my 52*  goes 105 yards  totally maxed out and my 56* NOT EVEN CLOSE to 100.

with the  46* PW I can get that to 115  or the 48*  110yards.  the 9  tho I can get out   to  130yards  maxed out.

 

I guess if I bent the 9 to 43 then  its possible to do the gap distance from 8/9 is irrelevant   compared to the  accuracy form 9 to pw where  it counts more.

hmmmmmmmmmm

think I just solved my dilemma.

 

cheers Mr Blake,

 

 

 

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I've re-shafted the Shinagawa split set with some 75g MMT shafts. 

Have not hit them yet but looking forward to it!! 

 

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