What golf clubs should I carry in my bag?

By: Allan TkyUpdated: January 03, 2021


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The Mid-Handicapper's Bag
  • Driver.
  • 3-wood.
  • 4 and 5 hybrids.
  • 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons.
  • Pitching wedge.
  • Sand wedge.
  • Putter.

In this manner, what are the most important golf clubs to have?

In Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf, Harvey Penick said the three most important clubs, in order, are putter, driver and wedge.

Subsequently, question is, what golf clubs should a beginner have in their bag?

A full set will often come with a variation of this grouping of clubs:
  • Driver.
  • 3 Wood.
  • 3 Hybrid.
  • 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Irons.
  • Pitching Wedge.
  • Sand Wedge.
  • Putter.

What are the 14 clubs in a golf bag?

Club Limits
According to the USGA, a golfer is allowed to have 14 clubs in his bag. This may include three woods (driver, 3-wood and 5-wood), eight irons, (3-9 iron and pitching wedge), and putter.

Can you carry 2 putters in your golf bag?

May a player carry more than one of a certain type of club (e.g. more than one putter or driver) or carry some right-handed and some left-handed clubs? A. The player must select not more than 14 conforming clubs (see Rules 4-1 and 4-4) for use during his stipulated round.


Should I carry a 5 wood or 3 hybrid?

A 5 wood and a 3 hybrid are different types of clubs and have a different job. Aside from that, due to the difference in head design and club length the 5 wood will hit the ball farther than the 3 hybrid and can be used off the fairway, or on tee shots where control is required.

How far does the average golfer hit a 7 iron?

Average Distances for PGA Tour Players
Club Average Distance
7 Iron 172 - 215 yds
8 Iron 160 - 200 yds
9 Iron 148 - 185 yds
Pitching Wedge 136 - 170 yds

Which clubs should I carry?

Beginner's golf bag:
  • Two hybrids or three wood.
  • Three iron through nine iron.
  • Gap wedge.
  • Pitching wedge.
  • Putter.
  • Lob wedge.
  • Driver.

Do hybrids go further than irons?

In general terms, a hybrid will travel 8 to 12 yards further than the corresponding iron, but in reality accuracy and consistency are the keys. This proves that most golfers should not be carrying irons which they can hit over 180 yards – instead, swap them for a hybrid.

What clubs should the average golfer carry?

A seasoned golfer will typically carry the following clubs:
  • Four, five, and six hybrids.
  • Three wood.
  • Seven, eight, and nine irons.
  • Pitching wedge.
  • Putter.

Which hybrid clubs should I carry?

PGA Master Professional Dennis Clarke has devised the following guideline: If you hit a 7-iron 140 yards or less, a 6 iron should be your longest iron. The 3, 4 and 5 should be hybrids. If you can hit your 7-iron 150-160 yards, think about nothing longer than a 5 iron and look at 3 and 4 hybrids.

What clubs does Tiger Woods use?

?Tiger Woods What's in the bag? (2020)

When should you buy new golf clubs?

It is suggested that amateur and casual players should change their clubs every two to three years. Of course, that means casual players should be putting in quite a lot of time on the golf course. Advancements in technology means golfers can improve numerous areas with new clubs.

How far should you hit pitching wedge?

Distance. Men typically hit their pitching wedge from 100 to 140 yards, depending on their skill level, while women hit the same club from 70 to 120 yards. Beginners often find they do not achieve these distances, but their distances will increase as their swing improves.

Is a 5 hybrid the same as a 5 iron?

No they're not the same. There are a few differences between a 5 iron and 5 hybrid. Although the 5-hybrid is meant to replace the 5-iron, golfers can hit the ball farther with a hybrid than with an iron. This means a 5-hybrid has a longer distance range than a 5-iron.

What clubs does Phil Mickelson use?

Mickelson, however, is all over the map. You never know what he will put into play each start until the bell rings on Thursday. The only real consistent element is his iron/wedge shafts (KBS Tour V 125), the wedge setup (54, 60, 64 degree), and, of course, manufacturer (Callaway for 16 years).

What is the lowest number of clubs permitted in a golf bag?

There is no "minimum" for the amount of clubs in your bag, as long as you have fewer than 14 (the maximum allowed by the rules). I have played in many events like a "Three Club Challenge" or even a "One Club Challenge", and they are extremely fun. Choosing the club(s) before the round really makes you think.

Are Tommy Armor golf clubs good?

That, in a nutshell, is what happened to Tommy Armour. They're still good clubs. If they're properly-fitted to your body type and swing they'll be fantastic clubs. James Gallegos, They call it "golf" because all the other four-letter words are taken!