Like most golfers, I carry 14 clubs. My intent is to always use them in the proper situation with success. Of course, that does not always happen, but I believe have all the legal number clubs in my bag is better than not having them. For fun, I asked a bunch of golfers on Twitter which club they would give up…..if they had too! Well, the responses for the most part were expected, but a few were a bit surprising!
One of the most numerous response was their driver; with hybrids coming in a close second. The First I was not surprised, but the second seems a bit odd. The responses claimed they do not like the way it look to it was very challenging to hit. Personally, I love my hybrids and purposely change to a 3 and 4 with my new set of Mizuno MP20s. Regardless what I think, these are the clubs they decided they could do without.
The most surprising answer was someone’s putter. They said that they play with 4 clubs from time to time and putt just as effectively with their 4 hybrid. So, bye bye putter!
Another decided to give up their 8 iron because they could make up the distance with their 9 iron or 7 iron. I thought this was an interesting choice, but if you think about it, their answer does make some sense.
Others said wedges because they carry 4, so missing one would not affect their game detrimentally. I guess I could do without a wedge as well, but I am not sure I really want too. I like having the flexibility around the greens and 4 wedges make this versatility possible.
I guess it is only fair to discuss which club I would leave behind if forced. I actually had to sit down and think about his for quite awhile. I think if I was going to leave a club behind it would by my 4 hybrid. I think with my 3 hybrid and 5 iron, I would easily make up the distances required for any shot in which I would use my 4 hybrid. I realize that this might be a safe choice, but hey why mess with a good thing.
Removing a club from your bag probably is not the end of the world…..if it is the right one. There is no specific or right answer except the one you choose because it will be right for your game.
Which club would your remove?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!