Most golfers have a set of golf clubs that they use day in and day out regardless of the course they are playing. I definitely fall into this category. I do not see a reason to change my clubs to suit a golf course because I do not feel that I hit the clubs not in my bag any better than the ones I already hit. I guess my narrow view on this topic is shaped by the fact that I did/do not consider this a viable approach to my golf game. I am not entirely sure I will adopt strategy, but it is something worth a discussion.
The premise of changing clubs in your golf bag to match the course your are playing is to inset a club that will improve their chances of shooting a lower golf score. Using the clubs in my bag, this concept would be to pull out my 60° wedge and add my 5 wood. Or pull out my 3 hybrid for a 5 wood. Or add an additional sand wedge with a higher bounce and remove my 3 hybrid. Regardless, it is a challenge to determine what combination of clubs to exchange to gain the best advantage for that day.
We often hear of professional golfers changing the make up of their bag before different tournaments. Phil Mickelson comes to mind first, but I know there are others that make changes according to their needs. For professionals who have command their game, I can see how this strategy makes complete sense. They have time to practice and adjust and plan and well, prepare their game for the best possible outcome.
Amateurs, on the other hand, I am not completely confident that we have the skill to make such changes. I know for my game, there is very little room to change clubs because I do not hit any one particular club so much better than the clubs I have in my bag. The only club that might make a difference is my 5 wood for my 3 hybrid. The only in distance. I love my 3 hybrid, so I do not see this exchange anytime soon.
This topic is a very interesting one, but I do lack the knowledge or experience to delve deep. If you happen to read this article and have some insight, I would be grateful if you shared it.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!