Minimalist Bag For The Win

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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @AutomaticTwoDown said:
    “Same way I don't click on the "I wish I could carry 15 or 16 clubs" threads.”

    Read any one of those threads. A minimalist always jumps in and says “7 clubs is just fine for me”.

    Fair point. I’ve probably done it myself at some point if I had to guess, so yeah....glass houses, stones, whatnot. Point taken. Some of us play golf in different ways and I suppose we’ll never all agree all the time. But hey, if you play what makes you happy it’s all good by me. I play 8 or 9....if you play 15 or 16 that’s cool by me as long as you’re having fun.

    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • golfpunk59golfpunk59 CanadaMembers Posts: 430 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 3:49am #33

    @rt_charger said:

    By all means, play fewer if it' more convenient for you (carry bag, less effort , practice round , etc). ****, I'd have a practice round with just a 7 iron. Just don't go thinking it makes you play better in a proper round.

    @JJK947 said:

    That being said, I've yet to see anyone compete in anything worth my time with less than 13 or 14 clubs in the bag. To suggest that a minimalist set up is somehow an alternative, yet legitimate, avenue to serious amateur competitive golf is just silly. It's kind of like the people on here telling 20 handicaps to "go try blades, you might shoot lower scores." Yeah, it's misinformed and silly, but who cares. This is a message board, it's full of misinformation, unfortunately.

    I've played the Canadian Am and the Canadian Mid-am (and all the qualifiers leading up to these events) with 10 clubs the last 2 years. It costs me maybe a stroke over 4 days, but I do it because its more fun for me.

    Driver: 9* M3 440 Fuji Pro Tour Spec 63x
    3 Iron: Titleist 712u Tour Issue S400
    Irons: 4,6,8-PW 716 MB Nippon 125x
    Wedges: SM7 52* F 58* D Dynamic Gold S400
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Mid Slant
  • jgonz69jgonz69 Members Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    PXG 0811X 
    PING G400 3wd 14.5 Ping Tour 75
    PING G400 Hybrid Ping Tour 85
    PXG 0211 5-LW
    PXG Bat Attack H 
    Srixon Z-Star XV
  • badgermatbadgermat Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    @rt_charger said:

    @badgermat said:

    @rt_charger said:

    By all means, play fewer if it' more convenient for you (carry bag, less effort , practice round , etc). ****, I'd have a practice round with just a 7 iron. Just don't go thinking it makes you play better in a proper round.

    What's a "proper" round?

    bm

    A serious round, in competition or one that counts to your handicap.

    I don't maintain a handicap and don't compete terribly often. I play golf for the personal challenge and because I enjoy the process. Guess I'm not a "proper" golfer. Useful to know.

    bm

  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 193 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 8:39am #36

    @badgermat said:

    @rt_charger said:

    @badgermat said:

    @rt_charger said:

    By all means, play fewer if it' more convenient for you (carry bag, less effort , practice round , etc). ****, I'd have a practice round with just a 7 iron. Just don't go thinking it makes you play better in a proper round.

    What's a "proper" round?

    bm

    A serious round, in competition or one that counts to your handicap.

    I don't maintain a handicap and don't compete terribly often. I play golf for the personal challenge and because I enjoy the process. Guess I'm not a "proper" golfer. Useful to know.

    bm

    Lol I never said you weren't a proper golfer, don't put words in my mouth. What I mean by a proper round is playing the game for greater than just playing for fun - trying to win something; golf is a sport after all.

    I have zero complaints of you playing for fun with less clubs, if people had read my posts in previous threads on mimalism you would understand my point.

    "Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears." - Bobby Jones
  • golfpunk59golfpunk59 CanadaMembers Posts: 430 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 10:27am #37

    @rt_charger said:

    Lol I never said you weren't a proper golfer, don't put words in my mouth. What I mean by a proper round is playing the game for greater than just playing for fun - trying to win something; golf is a sport after all.

    I have zero complaints of you playing for fun with less clubs, if people had read my posts in previous threads on mimalism you would understand my point.

    I've shot 100's of tournament rounds in the 60's and won plenty of events with 10 clubs.

    Driver: 9* M3 440 Fuji Pro Tour Spec 63x
    3 Iron: Titleist 712u Tour Issue S400
    Irons: 4,6,8-PW 716 MB Nippon 125x
    Wedges: SM7 52* F 58* D Dynamic Gold S400
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Mid Slant
  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 193 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 12:27pm #38

    @golfpunk59 said:

    @rt_charger said:

    Lol I never said you weren't a proper golfer, don't put words in my mouth. What I mean by a proper round is playing the game for greater than just playing for fun - trying to win something; golf is a sport after all.

    I have zero complaints of you playing for fun with less clubs, if people had read my posts in previous threads on mimalism you would understand my point.

    I've shot 100's of tournament rounds in the 60's and won plenty of events with 10 clubs.

    Putting it out there, not saying it can't be done, but your being a good player is not correlative to your playing 10 clubs. You're really good, and you would be with any number.

    Out of interest, what haven't you got in your bag? Sure you might not lose many shots by playing fewer, but there is the potential to gain some. As a sub scratch golfer, you may have some opportunities to put the ball 3-5 foot from the hole as opposed to 6+ if you had some more variety of shots (possible shots with different types of clubs that is).

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not telling someone who's much better at the game than me what they should play, but I'm just genuinely curious as to why a clearly elite level golfer wants to handicap themselves.

    "Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears." - Bobby Jones
  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Members Posts: 2,063 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Toying with the idea:
    F9 driver
    TS3 16.5*
    TS2 21*
    G410 25* 9 wood
    G410 29* 6 hybrid
    My New Level 8i and PW
    My Glide 54*
    Either one of my putters

    I don't think I could pair it down much more than this as I do think driver is necessary on a lot of holes where I play and I do hit it pretty well.

    Cobra F9 7.5 - Accra TZ5 55
    Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5 - Fubuki V 70
    Callaway Rogue SZ 18 - Diamana Thump 85
    Mizuno CLK 22* - Speeder 75HB
    New Level 1031 5-P - DG105 Black Onyx
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth - DG105 Black Onyx
    Bettinardi BB0 "Gotta Sting" Proto 1 of 1 
    Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 Newport
  • mtiger10mtiger10 Members Posts: 245 ✭✭✭

    Need the OP to have a chat with my son who is a high school golfer: "Dad I need a new _____" after every round !!!!

  • scruffynickscruffynick manchester, UKMembers Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Been minimalist since I rejoined my club over 3 years ago, scores are the same but I just enjoy the game alot more. Played today in the rain for 77 gross nett 72...i plot my way round the course as I'm not a long hitter. Driver, 5 wood, 24 hybrid, 6,8,pw,sw & putter works fine to me and covers most bases.

  • scruffynickscruffynick manchester, UKMembers Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @slide13 said:

    @rt_charger said:
    Enough of all the minimalist threads omg lol.

    I've said this on every thread regarding this - fewer clubs does not make you play better golf. It's like saying that I'm a better tradesman because I carry less tools.

    If you play one course, know what clubs you hit and don't hit, take out the ones you don't and score better: guess what, you've just had a better round, unrelated to what clubs you had in the bag - if extra clubs in the bag is making you question your decisions and play worse, you've got issues.

    I carry 14, I stand over my ball and I'll know 100% what type of shot is required and what club I can do it with, no decision making problems there.

    At work, I carry a leatherman on me, it gets me through the majority of things I need a tool for. No way am I subbing out a quality, specialized tool for my leatherman when the task requires it, that's just lunacy.

    By all means, play fewer if it' more convenient for you (carry bag, less effort , practice round , etc). ****, I'd have a practice round with just a 7 iron. Just don't go thinking it makes you play better in a proper round.

    That's like, your opinion man.

    I mean seriously, some of us like to play minimalist golf and some of us have even found some benefits to it. Don't see how or why you think you're qualified to comment on the impact it has on someone else's game. It's not your thing, that's cool, 99% of threads here aren't about minimalist golf so I'd suggest frequenting those. Because in the minimalist golf threads we're going to talk about minimalist golf. It's not for everyone and if you don't like it you can pretty easily avoid it by not clicking on those threads. Same way I don't click on the "I wish I could carry 15 or 16 clubs" threads.

    I don't play competitive golf, don't think I've read much about competitive golf in the minimalist threads (maybe one or two tournament players have chimed in). I play golf the way that gives me the most enjoyment because that is the only reason I play :)

    I play competive golf twice a week but I just want to carry and enjoy myself, that's it. Why above is so angry is beyond me, just accept golfers play golf in varying ways. In the end its a game and if I enjoy my gane more with 8 clubs then that's my decision but I wouldn't dream of having a go at my playing partner and friends for gaming full 14 clubs. In the end golf is meant to be fun, enjoy whatever suits you

  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 193 ✭✭✭

    @scruffynick said:
    I play competive golf twice a week but I just want to carry and enjoy myself, that's it. Why above is so angry is beyond me, just accept golfers play golf in varying ways. In the end its a game and if I enjoy my gane more with 8 clubs then that's my decision but I wouldn't dream of having a go at my playing partner and friends for gaming full 14 clubs. In the end golf is meant to be fun, enjoy whatever suits you

    Ok, for the last time, I'm not having a go at people playing fewer clubs, I'm not angry thinking there's only one way to play, what's annoying me is when people aren't reading what I said.

    I'm arguing playing minimalist golf doesn't make you play better or improve your scores. For everyone who says their scores aren't worse, well that's understandable - how often do you use all 14 clubs in one round. People will not carry the clubs they don't often hit and go look! I can carry less clubs and my scores don't change.

    I would ask people to please read before questioning my anger or annoyance.

    "Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears." - Bobby Jones
  • badgermatbadgermat Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    @rt_charger said:

    @badgermat said:

    @rt_charger said:

    @badgermat said:

    @rt_charger said:

    By all means, play fewer if it' more convenient for you (carry bag, less effort , practice round , etc). ****, I'd have a practice round with just a 7 iron. Just don't go thinking it makes you play better in a proper round.

    What's a "proper" round?

    bm

    A serious round, in competition or one that counts to your handicap.

    I don't maintain a handicap and don't compete terribly often. I play golf for the personal challenge and because I enjoy the process. Guess I'm not a "proper" golfer. Useful to know.

    bm

    Lol I never said you weren't a proper golfer, don't put words in my mouth. What I mean by a proper round is playing the game for greater than just playing for fun - trying to win something; golf is a sport after all.

    I have zero complaints of you playing for fun with less clubs, if people had read my posts in previous threads on mimalism you would understand my point.

    Haha ... no stress. It was the idea that there's only one way to play "proper" golf that rankled.
    Yes, golf is a sport. And you're right, if winning is your objective you should use all the tools at your disposal.
    bm

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