Minimalist Bag For The Win
I am a new member here but have always read here as I am an avid young golfer (play for high school). I have only gotten into the golf competitively the past couple of years, and have gotten better and better every year. I've probably lowered my handicap from a 20 to a 8 in the past 2 years, and I'm only getting better. Anyway, back to the purpose of this thread. I love walking, and I've discovered the huge benefits of carrying a Sunday bag with only 7 clubs or less. I've found that the walk is way easier and more enjoyable, and my scores are always better. Just recently, I shot my best nine-hole round of 37 with my setup. I often interchange what clubs I use, but I have settled on D, 5i, 7i, 9i, GW, SW, P. I feel like there is really a lot to be said for playing like this, as it forces you to commit to shots and be a shotmaker. At first, I was hesitant to try it, but now that I've done it a few times I'm totally hooked. I think everyone could benefit from this style of play. As one of my playing parters who only carries a few clubs said, "How many hammers do you need to hit a nail?" I thought that was pretty smart. That was all a long way of saying that if you haven't given this a try, I would strongly recommend it. I've played my best golf with an old Sun Mountain Sunday Bag with 7 clubs.