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An Eight Club Golf Bag

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  • spur22spur22 USAMembers Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Was having a very good day with my evens setup the other day, up until I remembered why I quit carrying a 4 iron... Gonna try again with the 4 hybrid instead.
    Cobra King LTD Pro 9.5*
    Cobra Bio Cell+ 18.5*
    Ping G10 24*
    Mizuno MP 32 5-PW
    Titleist SM6 52* and 58*
    Scotty Cameron Select GoLo 34"
    Snell MTB Black
    instagram.com/sharpened_development_llc
  • The Next FairwayThe Next Fairway Members Posts: 34
    So I've been using my 10 club bag for a few rounds now and been discovering a couple of things. One my putter is binned. My round today consisted of so many 3 putts it was embarrassing. Ruined what was a great round tee to green only to destroy all of that good work with the flat stick. Going back to my trusty beat to **** odyssey #7 putter. Second discovery is I think I need to bin my 18* hybrid. 3 rounds in a row now and I haven't hit a single good shot with it, even pulled 2 shots left into trees today and I never hit hybrids left. I've been hitting my irons and wedges so well lately that I'm now really considering putting a 2 iron in the bag (something like a friendly mizuno MP Fli hi or a H5). Like I said I think in a earlier post I've gone for a 5* loft gap between my 7 and 6 irons and then have 6* between my 6 and 4 irons. Putting a 2 iron in would then give me the same 6* gap. Just not sure what's going on with me but for quite a while I've really been struggling with fairway woods or hybrids but my iron play which has always been pretty good has got a lot better.

    My main problem is as I'm skint I will need to trade in/sell my hybrid to get the cash to buy a 2 iron.

    Why can't golf be simple image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Titleist 913d2 10.5*
    Ping i15 3,5,7,8,9,PW
    Ping Gorge Tour 52/58
    Odyssey Metal X #7
  • Sir SlicealotSir Slicealot Mr. MP-4 Advanced Members Posts: 764


    So I've been using my 10 club bag for a few rounds now and been discovering a couple of things. One my putter is binned. My round today consisted of so many 3 putts it was embarrassing. Ruined what was a great round tee to green only to destroy all of that good work with the flat stick. Going back to my trusty beat to **** odyssey #7 putter. Second discovery is I think I need to bin my 18* hybrid. 3 rounds in a row now and I haven't hit a single good shot with it, even pulled 2 shots left into trees today and I never hit hybrids left. I've been hitting my irons and wedges so well lately that I'm now really considering putting a 2 iron in the bag (something like a friendly mizuno MP Fli hi or a H5). Like I said I think in a earlier post I've gone for a 5* loft gap between my 7 and 6 irons and then have 6* between my 6 and 4 irons. Putting a 2 iron in would then give me the same 6* gap. Just not sure what's going on with me but for quite a while I've really been struggling with fairway woods or hybrids but my iron play which has always been pretty good has got a lot better.

    My main problem is as I'm skint I will need to trade in/sell my hybrid to get the cash to buy a 2 iron.

    Why can't golf be simple image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


    Why don't you just take the problem clubs to the driving range and work out your problems with them. Spend a few hours putting and hitting the hybrid. That's a better idea than buying something else...
    WITB:
    MP-9 1 iron DG X100 15°
    RAM FX Tour Grind 1 iron Tempur Dynamic Tour Stiff 17°
    MP-4 3-PW DG S300
    MD Forged 52°
    MD PM 56°
    MD PM 60°
    2014 8802
    In rotation:
    MP-29 1-2 DG S300
    MD PM 64°
  • 1970.gpp1970.gpp Unregistered Posts: 1,813
    edited May 2018
    1970.gpp wrote:
    Edit: Switched out the Crossovers with hybrids. Change is noted in my signature...
    Edit: The driver, fairway wood, and hybrids are gone. Replaced with a Stretch 3 wood and 5 Crossover. I'm down to six and I think that's about as lean as I can go...
  • 9woodfan9woodfan Advanced Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    I've been playing D-7wd-5hy lately in the top of my mini bag but recently added a 20* Adams XTD ti hybrid too my full bag which might kick the others out of the mini bag.



    Planning a special order of the Cobra OL Black irons... or G700s... might send the full set to the basement.



    Moonlight has been great...



    Bag: PING Hoofer Camo
    Driver: PING G30 11* SF Tec

    Wood: Empty

    Hybrid: Cobra F8 22*

    Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 6-GW
    Wedge: Vokey SM5 54/58/62*

    Putter: SGC WB Northwood
    Work done by Dan's Custom Golf
  • lefty_foreverlefty_forever Members Posts: 33 ✭✭
    Moonlight is an amazing bag. What’s your irons setup?
  • dcopp7dcopp7 Advanced Members Posts: 926 ✭✭
    This year,

    Driver

    7w

    3i

    5i

    7i

    9i

    PW

    Putter
    Callaway Hyper X 9* what's the point?

    Taylormade (original) RBZ 15* 3W

    Cleveland Launcher 3W 15*

    Synchron Vespa 19* hybrid

    Orlimar 23* 7W

    Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

    Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

    Orlimar putter
  • lefty_foreverlefty_forever Members Posts: 33 ✭✭
    So PW is your highest loft iron? Interesting!
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    1970.gpp wrote:

    1970.gpp wrote:
    Edit: Switched out the Crossovers with hybrids. Change is noted in my signature...
    Edit: The driver, fairway wood, and hybrids are gone. Replaced with a Stretch 3 wood and 5 Crossover. I'm down to six and I think that's about as lean as I can go...




    6 is pretty lean! Nice! I think I can effectively go down to 7 (3w, 4/6/8/P, S, putter) but I don’t feel like I can give up anything there without serious risk of extra shots. I’ll probanly more often play 8 or 9 though, adding a driver and/or a lob wedge to the above. But I can do without them if needed.
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • 1970.gpp1970.gpp Unregistered Posts: 1,813
    slide13 wrote:

    1970.gpp wrote:

    1970.gpp wrote:
    Edit: Switched out the Crossovers with hybrids. Change is noted in my signature...
    Edit: The driver, fairway wood, and hybrids are gone. Replaced with a Stretch 3 wood and 5 Crossover. I'm down to six and I think that's about as lean as I can go...




    6 is pretty lean! Nice! I think I can effectively go down to 7 (3w, 4/6/8/P, S, putter) but I don't feel like I can give up anything there without serious risk of extra shots. I'll probanly more often play 8 or 9 though, adding a driver and/or a lob wedge to the above. But I can do without them if needed.
    I wanted a functional, light walking bag and 10* gaps will allow it to be playable from tee to green. Both the Stretch and Crossover will be great off the tee and fairway and the irons are longer than their standard length to give me a few extra yards.
  • 9woodfan9woodfan Advanced Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    Moonlight is an amazing bag. What’s your irons setup?


    Going either 6-8-P-S or 5h-7-9-U



    I always seem to have a 58 wedge in the bag... sometimes a 62
    Bag: PING Hoofer Camo
    Driver: PING G30 11* SF Tec

    Wood: Empty

    Hybrid: Cobra F8 22*

    Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 6-GW
    Wedge: Vokey SM5 54/58/62*

    Putter: SGC WB Northwood
    Work done by Dan's Custom Golf
  • Sir SlicealotSir Slicealot Mr. MP-4 Advanced Members Posts: 764
    After a recent round:

    1i 15°

    6i

    7i

    52°

    64°

    Putter

    WITB:
    MP-9 1 iron DG X100 15°
    RAM FX Tour Grind 1 iron Tempur Dynamic Tour Stiff 17°
    MP-4 3-PW DG S300
    MD Forged 52°
    MD PM 56°
    MD PM 60°
    2014 8802
    In rotation:
    MP-29 1-2 DG S300
    MD PM 64°
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭


    After a recent round:

    1i 15°

    6i

    7i

    52°

    64°

    Putter




    Now that is an interesting setup. Why the 6&7 with such big gaps on either side? Just goes to show how personal a setup can be, and especially a minimalist setup. That set would terrify me!
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 24,006 ClubWRX
    If you play the same 9 hole course over and over again, you'd probably learn that you don't really need certain clubs because they just don't come into play.
  • rawdograwdog Advanced Members Posts: 3,008 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    If you play the same 9 hole course over and over again, you'd probably learn that you don't really need certain clubs because they just don't come into play.




    I was just thinking about this while walking 9 Friday night. How when I'm hitting my spots and staying in position, I know the next shot coming up.



    Then, poof, somehow I get out of position image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Cobra LTD Driver
    Aldila Rogue Black, 9.5* @44.5"
    In1Zone Single Length Fairway Woods

    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 5W = 19*
    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 7W = 23*
    Cobra F7 One Length Irons
    Nippon Modus 105 Stiff @ 36.5"
    6I = 24* 7I = 29* 8I = 34* 9I = 39* PW = 44* GW = 49* SW = 54* LW = 59*
    Odyssey #9 HT Metal X Milled @33.5"
    Maxfli SoftFli
  • Sir SlicealotSir Slicealot Mr. MP-4 Advanced Members Posts: 764
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    If you play the same 9 hole course over and over again, you'd probably learn that you don't really need certain clubs because they just don't come into play.
    slide13 wrote:



    After a recent round:

    1i 15°

    6i

    7i

    52°

    64°

    Putter




    Now that is an interesting setup. Why the 6&7 with such big gaps on either side? Just goes to show how personal a setup can be, and especially a minimalist setup. That set would terrify me!


    I'm oddly lucky with the 1i and it works on the course under pressure. I like the six iron because it's a monster club it gives me extra punch that the 7i just doesn't have without environmental assistance. The trajectories are just different enough. That 52° is very versatile. I can play it all over the stance making it cover the 9i to 56° range. At first I really didn't like the club because I had major difficulties with controlling what it was going to do. It's hotter than the wedge it replaced and was really overachieving. The 64° is just accurate and does well with a heavier touch and is great out of the sand.
    WITB:
    MP-9 1 iron DG X100 15°
    RAM FX Tour Grind 1 iron Tempur Dynamic Tour Stiff 17°
    MP-4 3-PW DG S300
    MD Forged 52°
    MD PM 56°
    MD PM 60°
    2014 8802
    In rotation:
    MP-29 1-2 DG S300
    MD PM 64°
  • spur22spur22 USAMembers Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Was only 5 over on the front yesterday with my 8 club setup.



    Driver

    3H

    5,7,9

    52,58

    Putter



    My buddies show up and want to play the back "the easy 9"

    Throw my bag in the cart plus the rest of my clubs and proceed to shoot 10 over on the back 9.

    Coincidence? I think not...
    Cobra King LTD Pro 9.5*
    Cobra Bio Cell+ 18.5*
    Ping G10 24*
    Mizuno MP 32 5-PW
    Titleist SM6 52* and 58*
    Scotty Cameron Select GoLo 34"
    Snell MTB Black
    instagram.com/sharpened_development_llc
  • IvyguyIvyguy Advanced Members Posts: 1,389 ✭✭
    spur22 wrote:


    Was only 5 over on the front yesterday with my 8 club setup.



    Driver

    3H

    5,7,9

    52,58

    Putter



    My buddies show up and want to play the back "the easy 9"

    Throw my bag in the cart plus the rest of my clubs and proceed to shoot 10 over on the back 9.

    Coincidence? I think not...




    Queue the overdramatic squirrel gif
  • OLD_MAN_ESCOOLD_MAN_ESCO Lefty Advanced Members Posts: 127 ✭✭
    Driver M2

    2 udi

    4,6,8,PW p770

    60 Mg Lb

    Spider tour

    Jones bag
    Nike Vapor Fly Pro Matrix Black Tie 7M3
    Nike Vapor Fly UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 5F4
    Nike Vapor Fly 80hy Tensei Blue
    Nike Vapor Pro combo 5-PW DG pro
    Nike Engage wedges 52 56 60 UST Recoil 110
    Nike Method Origin
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Advanced Members Posts: 633 ✭✭
    spur22 wrote:


    Was only 5 over on the front yesterday with my 8 club setup.



    Driver

    3H

    5,7,9

    52,58

    Putter



    My buddies show up and want to play the back "the easy 9"

    Throw my bag in the cart plus the rest of my clubs and proceed to shoot 10 over on the back 9.

    Coincidence? I think not...




    Your 8 club setup is identical to mine! No wonder you shot the lights out. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • NYCGolfNutNYCGolfNut Advanced Members Posts: 293
    Going to give this a go this summer, and walk every round. Basically splitting the set into two and will see which of the two alternatives works better:



    Option 1: D (M2) / 5W (F7) / 5i / 7i / 9i / 52 / 60 / P (8 clubs)



    OR



    Option 2: 3W (M2) / 4Hy (G25) / 6i / 8i / PW / 56 / P (7 clubs)



    First round will be with Option 2 this weekend. Have a feeling it will work better than the other one, and besides, it is one club less to carry! Very excited to give this a go.
  • drn92drn92 Advanced Members Posts: 1,752 ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    I decided to bring clubs with me on my latest trip to the home office. Had a chance to play a quick 9 on a course I’ve never seen. Not the toughest course, but shot a smooth 40 (4 over) with a double due to bad putting. My travel set is ...



    An old TaylorMade R5 driver

    Callaway big Bertha 7 wood

    Wishon irons, 5, 7, 9, and gap

    Wishon 58 degree wedge

    A Yes mallet putter



    Didn’t hit the 7 wood once as I hit driver on any hole I could. The course was relatively short, but hitting driver on 7 holes left me a shorter iron in than normal. I think I could have saved a stroke or two if I used my normal club set (still a half set) because I was not quite used to this set.



    My brother thinks I am nuts, but I really do not score that much different vs a full set.



    drn92
  • 9woodfan9woodfan Advanced Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    I've changed my bag up multiple times this season now... 14 then 13 then 10-8-6... same scores. Lol
    Bag: PING Hoofer Camo
    Driver: PING G30 11* SF Tec

    Wood: Empty

    Hybrid: Cobra F8 22*

    Irons: Wishon Sterling SL 6-GW
    Wedge: Vokey SM5 54/58/62*

    Putter: SGC WB Northwood
    Work done by Dan's Custom Golf
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭
    Gone out a few times in the last couple weeks with my 9 club bag (D, 3W, 4/6/8/P, SW, LW, putter). I honestly haven't missed the 5/7/9 irons at all really. Few times I found myself in between I just choked down and swung a little easy on the longer iron and it's worked great for me.



    I honestly could get down to 7 pretty easy. I could easily drop my lob wedge...really only carrying it because it's a cool Piretti wedge with smiley face stamping and I like it. I could also consolidate down the driver and 3W to one club. Either of them really could work I think, couple par 5s would be unreachable in two at that point, but my odd of doing that aren't great with a 3w in my hands anyway so not really sure I'm losing too much.



    But 9 clubs isn't feeling too heavy either so maybe I'll just stick with it for now. I'm certainly enjoying playing this way and the simplified decision making in my club selection.
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Advanced Members Posts: 633 ✭✭
    It's funny that I have no trouble selecting an eight club golf bag (D, 3H, 5, 7, 9, GW, SW, PT) but struggle to choose which 14 clubs to play. LOL. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • drn92drn92 Advanced Members Posts: 1,752 ✭✭
    Playing my first full round of the year on Thursday. Debating a full bag since I’ll be in carts with my parents. It will be a game day decision.



    drn92
  • NYCGolfNutNYCGolfNut Advanced Members Posts: 293
    So the last couple of rounds I played with 7 clubs in a Sun Mountain 2.5+ bag and walked the course rather than ride in a cart. Did not miss anything at the top or bottom end of the bag, but I did miss the 7 iron and 9 iron a few times, where they would have been right on the money to the flag on the green. Instead, I ended up taking either too much or too little club and paid the price. Cost me about 4-5 strokes each time to get to 87 and 90 in the two rounds.



    Set up was: 3W / 23* hybrid / 6 / 8 / 46* PW / 56* S / P



    Going to add those two and try another couple of rounds with 9 clubs now, and see if there is a material improvement immediately.
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭
    What was your approach when you where in between the clubs you had?



    I’m surprised you felt you gained that many stokes so I’m just curious. Maybe it’s my own lack of consistency showing, but I never really found myself that far outside my comfort zone. My stock shot is really choked down about 1/2” and 90% power I’d say. So when I find myself in between I first consider whether long or short is the better miss. If it’s short I’ll take the shorter club and move my hands to the very end of the grip and give it all I got to try and get that extra difference. If it’s long then the longer club and choke down a ways and swing 75%. I’ve found lately that doing that yields similar results for me as a full set and when it doesn’t get me on the green it sets me up for getting up and down reasonably well. But for me, even with the right club in my hand, I’m not always a lock for getting it on the green lately so I can see where the slight accuracy difference in my approach could be more detrimental to someone who’s more accurate with their approach shots.
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • drn92drn92 Advanced Members Posts: 1,752 ✭✭
    Played twice this weekend, once with a full bag and once with a half set. Two different courses but both pretty close in slope and rating. Shot the same score .......



    drn92
  • scruffynickscruffynick Advanced Members Posts: 1,461 ✭✭
    Ok as it's nearly July in this unbelievable UK hot weather ( not rained in well....yonks) I've piled some very good scores and not so good scores using 8 clubs. Best gross was 73 worse is 83 last week.... But boy it's hard and bouncy at the moment. But I've had a few tweaks, sold a full set of Wilsons and my eye2s in the end are too stiff for me now. So I bagged a little half set cobra 3100ih 4,6,8,pw for £30. The shafts are just much softer and better quality.

    Meant to be playing today but play is suspended due to the smoke off these winter hill, Saddleworth Moor fires, scary how close it is! Anybody in the UK nearer to the fires than I am??

    I'll post pics soon, as we all like pictures on here
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Advanced Members Posts: 633 ✭✭


    Ok as it's nearly July in this unbelievable UK hot weather ( not rained in well....yonks) I've piled some very good scores and not so good scores using 8 clubs. Best gross was 73 worse is 83 last week.... But boy it's hard and bouncy at the moment. But I've had a few tweaks, sold a full set of Wilsons and my eye2s in the end are too stiff for me now. So I bagged a little half set cobra 3100ih 4,6,8,pw for £30. The shafts are just much softer and better quality.

    Meant to be playing today but play is suspended due to the smoke off these winter hill, Saddleworth Moor fires, scary how close it is! Anybody in the UK nearer to the fires than I am??

    I'll post pics soon, as we all like pictures on here




    Is Saddleworth Moor where the Moors murder victims were buried?
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Advanced Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    Hi-Di-Ho and Happy Holidays!



    Next season I am thinking of going with an eight club bag. I like to walk, but 14 clubs is a bit much at my advanced age. lol



    I have been using a push cart, but I find it to be a bit of a pain (lugging it around, setting it up, cleaning the wheels and tires after each round, breaking it down, etc).



    My last two rounds of this season I played 8 clubs and scored well for me (34 for nine holes and 72 for 18: par 35 and par 70 respectively).



    With eight clubs it was certainly light enough for me to carry, and I also noticed I could walk over the green instead of around it :-)



    I used driver, 7-wood, 5-hybrid, 7, 9, AW, LW, and putter. Thinking of swapping out the driver for my 3-wood.



    Does anyone else do this?



    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! image/hi.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hi:' /> image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />




    My experience is for most semi serious golfers it doesn't hold up over time. Dew sweepers out to get a walk in... yeah sure. But trying to maximize your scoring? You'll be lonely missing just the club you need.



    For the record though I am a very big believer in push carts.
    [size=4 ]Comparisons are odious.
  • scruffynickscruffynick Advanced Members Posts: 1,461 ✭✭
    kiwihacker wrote:



    Ok as it's nearly July in this unbelievable UK hot weather ( not rained in well....yonks) I've piled some very good scores and not so good scores using 8 clubs. Best gross was 73 worse is 83 last week.... But boy it's hard and bouncy at the moment. But I've had a few tweaks, sold a full set of Wilsons and my eye2s in the end are too stiff for me now. So I bagged a little half set cobra 3100ih 4,6,8,pw for £30. The shafts are just much softer and better quality.

    Meant to be playing today but play is suspended due to the smoke off these winter hill, Saddleworth Moor fires, scary how close it is! Anybody in the UK nearer to the fires than I am??

    I'll post pics soon, as we all like pictures on here




    Is Saddleworth Moor where the Moors murder victims were buried?


    Yes it is, never found some of the bodies. There's a great course up there created by the bloke who designed augusta or so Im told. But there's 3 fires up there and it looks like a volcano up there... The smoke is just going north towards the lakes today. Needs rain...can't believe I said that after last year's summer
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Advanced Members Posts: 633 ✭✭

    kiwihacker wrote:



    Ok as it's nearly July in this unbelievable UK hot weather ( not rained in well....yonks) I've piled some very good scores and not so good scores using 8 clubs. Best gross was 73 worse is 83 last week.... But boy it's hard and bouncy at the moment. But I've had a few tweaks, sold a full set of Wilsons and my eye2s in the end are too stiff for me now. So I bagged a little half set cobra 3100ih 4,6,8,pw for £30. The shafts are just much softer and better quality.

    Meant to be playing today but play is suspended due to the smoke off these winter hill, Saddleworth Moor fires, scary how close it is! Anybody in the UK nearer to the fires than I am??

    I'll post pics soon, as we all like pictures on here




    Is Saddleworth Moor where the Moors murder victims were buried?


    Yes it is, never found some of the bodies. There's a great course up there created by the bloke who designed augusta or so Im told. But there's 3 fires up there and it looks like a volcano up there... The smoke is just going north towards the lakes today. Needs rain...can't believe I said that after last year's summer




    Is it the dry vegetation or the peat burning?
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • scruffynickscruffynick Advanced Members Posts: 1,461 ✭✭
    kiwihacker wrote:


    kiwihacker wrote:



    Ok as it's nearly July in this unbelievable UK hot weather ( not rained in well....yonks) I've piled some very good scores and not so good scores using 8 clubs. Best gross was 73 worse is 83 last week.... But boy it's hard and bouncy at the moment. But I've had a few tweaks, sold a full set of Wilsons and my eye2s in the end are too stiff for me now. So I bagged a little half set cobra 3100ih 4,6,8,pw for £30. The shafts are just much softer and better quality.

    Meant to be playing today but play is suspended due to the smoke off these winter hill, Saddleworth Moor fires, scary how close it is! Anybody in the UK nearer to the fires than I am??

    I'll post pics soon, as we all like pictures on here




    Is Saddleworth Moor where the Moors murder victims were buried?


    Yes it is, never found some of the bodies. There's a great course up there created by the bloke who designed augusta or so Im told. But there's 3 fires up there and it looks like a volcano up there... The smoke is just going north towards the lakes today. Needs rain...can't believe I said that after last year's summer




    Is it the dry vegetation or the peat burning?


    The peat is burning, they used it in these parts for centuries so it's just slowly burning underneath. Plus the vegetation is so dry that's burning....still looks horrendous! Good job the open isn't at Birkdale if it's this dry
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Advanced Members Posts: 633 ✭✭

    kiwihacker wrote:


    kiwihacker wrote:



    Ok as it's nearly July in this unbelievable UK hot weather ( not rained in well....yonks) I've piled some very good scores and not so good scores using 8 clubs. Best gross was 73 worse is 83 last week.... But boy it's hard and bouncy at the moment. But I've had a few tweaks, sold a full set of Wilsons and my eye2s in the end are too stiff for me now. So I bagged a little half set cobra 3100ih 4,6,8,pw for £30. The shafts are just much softer and better quality.

    Meant to be playing today but play is suspended due to the smoke off these winter hill, Saddleworth Moor fires, scary how close it is! Anybody in the UK nearer to the fires than I am??

    I'll post pics soon, as we all like pictures on here




    Is Saddleworth Moor where the Moors murder victims were buried?


    Yes it is, never found some of the bodies. There's a great course up there created by the bloke who designed augusta or so Im told. But there's 3 fires up there and it looks like a volcano up there... The smoke is just going north towards the lakes today. Needs rain...can't believe I said that after last year's summer




    Is it the dry vegetation or the peat burning?


    The peat is burning, they used it in these parts for centuries so it's just slowly burning underneath. Plus the vegetation is so dry that's burning....still looks horrendous! Good job the open isn't at Birkdale if it's this dry




    Pray for rain (never thought I'd say that about a UK summer).
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • scruffynickscruffynick Advanced Members Posts: 1,461 ✭✭
    Aye prey for rain! Just realised that the cobras are ixl... Like mini hybrids! I'm well chuffed with these
  • The Next FairwayThe Next Fairway Members Posts: 34
    Changed my set a little bit since my last post. I'm still going with 10 clubs in the bag. I've binned all fairway woods and hybrids. Tried practising when I get time which I'll be honest is nowhere near enough. On the range I hit them perfectly almost every time but as soon as I'm on the course I hit utter **** with them.

    Set now looks like this

    Driver 12*

    3 iron 21*

    5 iron 27*

    7 iron 33*

    8 iron 37*

    9 iron 41*

    PW 46*

    52 and 58* wedges

    Putter

    I would prob be playing 8 clubs but the group I play with at the weekends play from the white tees (I've always played from the yellow tees) and Ive found that I am using my 7-pw a lot so don't really want to drop any of them as we've normally got money on the game.

    Quite happy with it but I know it will probably only take a couple of bad rounds before I start to tinker again 😀
    Titleist 913d2 10.5*
    Ping i15 3,5,7,8,9,PW
    Ping Gorge Tour 52/58
    Odyssey Metal X #7
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭
    Nice! All about finding what works best for where and how you play.



    I've been doing pretty good with my 7 club bag, really the only consistent gap I have trouble covering is the PW-SW gap....which is really weird. Seems like I should be able to just take a little off the PW but I always seem to go long. 120-125 is a hard range for me to hit as my SW is 115 on the button and my PW is 135. But I'm just going to keep working on it. I can scrub 10y off my SW pretty consistently so hoping with practice I can get there with my PW too.



    Other than that, been having great success just varying my hand position and swing to cover the gaps.
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • jslane57jslane57 Advanced Members Posts: 3,929
    slide13 wrote:


    Nice! All about finding what works best for where and how you play.



    I've been doing pretty good with my 7 club bag, really the only consistent gap I have trouble covering is the PW-SW gap....which is really weird. Seems like I should be able to just take a little off the PW but I always seem to go long. 120-125 is a hard range for me to hit as my SW is 115 on the button and my PW is 135. But I'm just going to keep working on it. I can scrub 10y off my SW pretty consistently so hoping with practice I can get there with my PW too.



    Other than that, been having great success just varying my hand position and swing to cover the gaps.
    This gap may be the most important for scoring. Hitting poor shots from short range is a killer. To keep things simple on that end of the bag I went to a 54 degree wedge. I can stretch it like a GW and it is versatile enough for my SW needs as well. It does feel funny to have a PW, GW, SW, and putter with a minimalist set, but this is where scoring happens...
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭
    jslane57 wrote:

    slide13 wrote:


    Nice! All about finding what works best for where and how you play.



    I've been doing pretty good with my 7 club bag, really the only consistent gap I have trouble covering is the PW-SW gap....which is really weird. Seems like I should be able to just take a little off the PW but I always seem to go long. 120-125 is a hard range for me to hit as my SW is 115 on the button and my PW is 135. But I'm just going to keep working on it. I can scrub 10y off my SW pretty consistently so hoping with practice I can get there with my PW too.



    Other than that, been having great success just varying my hand position and swing to cover the gaps.
    This gap may be the most important for scoring. Hitting poor shots from short range is a killer. To keep things simple on that end of the bag I went to a 54 degree wedge. I can stretch it like a GW and it is versatile enough for my SW needs as well. It does feel funny to have a PW, GW, SW, and putter with a minimalist set, but this is where scoring happens...




    Yeah, my 55 is bent to 56....maybe I should try having it bent to 54 and see if that helps me eek out the little more that I need.



    If it continues to be an issue I'm not opposed to eventually moving to a 52/28 setup either. But right now, I still feel like I need to work on pulling back my PW when needed...there's got to be a 120y PW shot....I just need to find it image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Advanced Members Posts: 532 ✭✭
    I'm.about to do this. Going to put my irons on BST and commit to a less is more attitude. It has helped me very much in life,so I will carry it over to the golf bag as well. I have my mind made up on the lower end of the bag..(putter,56*SW,9i,7i,5i). At the high end of the bag I will probably go 21*h,Driver, but am tempted to just play just a 3 wood. I already know my scores won't change that much. I've played in 5-club tournaments and shot pretty close to my handicap so it should be fun. I think it helps that I am 100% a feel player with "evolving"mechanics day to day. Handicap is 6.8.

    COBRA BIO CELL+ (9.5*)-MATRIX 8Q3 STIFF
    TITLEIST 585H (21*)-TTDG S300
    COBRA FLY Z PRO (5-PW)-TTDG S300
    TAYLOR MADE TP Z (56*)-TTDG S300
    BETTINARDI BABY BEN -33"
  • IvyguyIvyguy Advanced Members Posts: 1,389 ✭✭
    If nothing else, you will develop some shots.



    Some folks don't think better players can stick to this. I went from a 12 to 8.7 the last I looked. Having not putted well in the past month.
  • Tommy56Tommy56 Advanced Members Posts: 451 ✭✭
    slide13 wrote:


    Nice! All about finding what works best for where and how you play.



    I've been doing pretty good with my 7 club bag, really the only consistent gap I have trouble covering is the PW-SW gap....which is really weird. Seems like I should be able to just take a little off the PW but I always seem to go long. 120-125 is a hard range for me to hit as my SW is 115 on the button and my PW is 135. But I'm just going to keep working on it. I can scrub 10y off my SW pretty consistently so hoping with practice I can get there with my PW too.



    Other than that, been having great success just varying my hand position and swing to cover the gaps.




    In my minimalist set, I've gone to a weak PW (48º) and strong SW (54º) to help smooth out the gaps at the bottom of the bag. I can play any shot I need with those 2 wedges. Might be an option to help tighten your PW-SW gap.
    Minimalist:  917D2 / 816H1 / 716 AP2 5, 7, 9 / SM7 48, 54 / Futura 5.5M
  • slide13slide13 Advanced Members Posts: 1,314 ✭✭
    Tommy56 wrote:




    In my minimalist set, I've gone to a weak PW (48º) and strong SW (54º) to help smooth out the gaps at the bottom of the bag. I can play any shot I need with those 2 wedges. Might be an option to help tighten your PW-SW gap.




    Yeah, I think I’ll have to try that. My PW is already 47 so if I take my 55 that is bent to 56 and instead bend to 54 I think that would likely do it. Only concern there is losing the bounce for out of the bunker.
    Minimal: TEE EX10 Beta 13 / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • 8442584425 Advanced Members Posts: 296 ✭✭
    Played my first "real" round this year (played a greensome eclectic in March), 9 holes strokeplay. Short course, par 35 2,850 yards (2 par 5's, 3 par 3's).

    Driver, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-iron, SW and putter.

    Shanked my teeshot on the first (par 3), pitch-3 putt for double bogey. Made one more bogey (and another shank, but managed to par that hole), 2 birdies and parred the rest for an easy 36(+1). Love the short set. Hardest part is where you are not just in between two clubs, but where one club will leave you just 4-8 yards short and there is trouble in front of the green.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Advanced Members Posts: 2,316 ✭✭
    edited August 2018
    The gaps at the top of my bag don't seem to matter at my older age and distance loss. The 7 iron and down seem to still be in play, so 9 clubs for me for now.
    Callaway Fusion
    Pinhawk SL 5w
    TM Burner Superfast 4h
    TM Burner XD 6-SW
    Scotty Fastback
  • NixLix26NixLix26 Advanced Members Posts: 334 ✭✭
    Decided to make a minimalist set up to keep in the office for quick nines at the club down the road.

    Driver, 17* Hyb, 4,6,8,9,PW,LW, Putter

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    CURRENT BAG SETUP

    TITLEIST - 905R with NEW MAMIYA PROFORCE V2
    TITLEIST - 906 F 13*
    NICKENT - 6DT 21*
    BRIDGESTONE - J33CB 4iron
    MIZUNO - MP32 5-PW
    CLEVELAND - 588 GUNMETAL - 53*, 60*

    SCOTTY - Bullseye



    https://www.instagram.com/nixlix26/
  • aiyyeraiyyer Advanced Members Posts: 1,421 ✭✭
    NixLix26 wrote:
    Decided to make a minimalist set up to keep in the office for quick nines at the club down the road.

    Driver, 17* Hyb, 4,6,8,9,PW,LW, Putter

    9319aabacd86f68822bc19dd6516f70e.jpg


    Which bag are you using
  • NixLix26NixLix26 Advanced Members Posts: 334 ✭✭
    aiyyer wrote:
    NixLix26 wrote:
    Decided to make a minimalist set up to keep in the office for quick nines at the club down the road.

    Driver, 17* Hyb, 4,6,8,9,PW,LW, Putter

    9319aabacd86f68822bc19dd6516f70e.jpg


    Which bag are you using
    It doesn’t have a manufacture name. Just says docs custom, reminds me of full length Titleist Sunday bags.

    I have Jones original and jones players bags. But this one really is the lightest and easiest carry. And it can hold a full set of clubs just fine. a00319e5d61ca66f802ed1a8223d169a.png
    CURRENT BAG SETUP

    TITLEIST - 905R with NEW MAMIYA PROFORCE V2
    TITLEIST - 906 F 13*
    NICKENT - 6DT 21*
    BRIDGESTONE - J33CB 4iron
    MIZUNO - MP32 5-PW
    CLEVELAND - 588 GUNMETAL - 53*, 60*

    SCOTTY - Bullseye



    https://www.instagram.com/nixlix26/
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