I carry 14 golf clubs; each has a specific purpose and sometimes I do not play a specific club for a round or two. However, when I need it, it is there. Over the years, I have honed my club selection and really could not part with one of these tools. Having said that, I did pose the question of which club you could live without on #GOLFCHAT on Tuesday and I was surprised with the answers.
The big surprise was that there was no clear answer. Of course the driver and lob wedge received many of the ‘sin bin’ votes, but they did not run away with the polls. Hybrids received their fair share of votes because people could not hit them.
The next big vote getters were a 3 and 5 wood. This one seemed a bit strange because most players hit these clubs fairly well. Or at least better than their driver.
Many respondents were not concerned about the gap posed by losing a club, just the fact that they could not hit their chosen club. It was a bane of their existence; yet many were willing to keep that poor club in their bag. Regardless of the results.
One respondent has never hit their gap wedge and were afraid too. So, I was perplexed as to why carry a club you will never hit. That I really do not understand. But, it is not for me to judge because I am sure I do things that confound other players.
Removing a club from my bag is very unlikely. I use all of my clubs regardless of the results because it they offer a specific result I need from time to time. However, if I had to choose, I would lose my 4 iron. I use it the least and can make up any drawbacks of not having it with my other clubs. It was a very fun question and the interaction with my #GOLFCHAT golfing fanatics was always enlightening.
On a side note, every Tuesday at 8 pm EST, a bunch of us congregate on Twitter to talk about golf. Six questions are posed each week and the conversation can be lively. So, if you have an hour, come join us for the “fastest hour in golf”!
Which club would give up?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!