Starting a new adventure . . . Minimalist Golf

student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HOMembers Posts: 385
Hey guys,



I got bored at work today and started reading up on minimalist golf. needless to say I am starting my journey trying this out.



To do this I have the following on the way:



Wishon 949 - 4 wood w/ Wishon Black 85 X and Superstroke Multi Traction Splash Black and White Grip

Wishon 560 MC - 4,6,8,PW w/ Wishon Stepless Stiff tipped 0.5" Superstroke Multi Traction Splash Black and White Grip

Wishon Micro PCF - 56 degree w/ Wishon Knockdown Wedge Shaft Superstroke Multi Traction Splash Black and White Grip

Wishon S2R #1 Counter balanced 39" putter with 17" Superstroke Splash Lite Black and White Grip



These new beauties will be getting toted around in a Sun Mountain Swift X



I guess as well as just bragging about the new gear I've got coming, I was looking to see what advice or stories other members on hear have to share about minimalist golf.



Anything that I am missing or ways I can take this to the next level.



I'll attach photos as things arrive
Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

Pro V1

Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
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Comments

  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,135 ✭✭
    Sounds good but



    No 7i?



    I would go Driver, 4hy, 7i, 2 wedges, putter.



    Truly minimal would be



    7i
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    bscinstnct wrote:


    Sounds good but



    No 7i?



    I would go Driver, 4hy, 7i, 2 wedges, putter.



    Truly minimal would be



    7i




    Well funny story as to why there is no 7 iron. Early this season I broke my 9 Iron, so my short game kind of revolved around 8 iron and pw. The goal for this set is to be at 7 clubs, with my gapping I am pretty confident that I can still post good scores.



    I am a long ball hitter so we shall see how this turns out.
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,199 ✭✭
    My minimalist bag: G25 driver, 4-wood and 23* hybrid, AP1 6, 8-iron and PW, Vokey 55* SW, putter. Sun Mountain Swift-X. I play this set up pretty much all the time now. Walk, hit, repeat.
    On Sundays, I used to play hickory
  • The PearlThe Pearl Members Posts: 1,951 ✭✭
    edited Nov 14, 2013 #5
    Welcome to the Wishon family. The only problem I see is not having a full set of Wishon's!!!





    If you are a pretty decent player you will notice one stand out feature of the Wishon 560 MC's The distance control is flawless. This will be a huge advantage to your minimalist objective. You won't get a jumper if you happen to really pure a shot and it is very easy to control your distances by simply choking down or adjusting ball position. The 949 is a beast and is very hot and is just a beautiful fairway wood at address.
  • magnus7319magnus7319 A hungry dog hunts best - Lee Trevino Members Posts: 2,165 ✭✭
    Man...and I thought I was really minimizing my bag pulling out my 52 and 56 and replacing with a 54...
    M2 or M3 or M4 or ...
    Some driving iron for my home Links course
    Titleist Blades when I feel lucky otherwise some AP2 or Pings
    A Vokey wedge or 2
    I love/hate every one of my 17 putters
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    The Pearl wrote:


    Welcome to the Wishon family. The only problem I see is not having a full set of Wishon's!!!





    If you are a pretty decent player you will notice one stand out feature of the Wishon 560 MC's The distance control is flawless. This will be a huge advantage to your minimalist objective. You won't get a jumper if you happen to really pure a shot and it is very easy to control your distances by simply choking down or adjusting ball position. The 949 is a beast and is very hot and is just a beautiful fairway wood at address.




    Lol well luckily the ho in me has the all wishon bag covered as well I am currently playing:



    919 w/ Ust Proforce V2 86 X flex tipped 1/2"

    929 4 wood w/ Ust Proforce V2 96 X flex tipped 1/4"

    3-9 555m w/ X100's

    48,52,56,60 Micro Tours

    White S2R 1 with black shaft at 39 inches with Superstroke Splash Lite



    In my sun mountain "Canada" cart bag



    Sadly there is another mix and match brand name bag that I play sometimes too.



    I think I may have a bit of a problem image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    magnus7319 wrote:


    Man...and I thought I was really minimizing my bag pulling out my 52 and 56 and replacing with a 54...




    I felt the same way when I almost took the 60 out of my 14 club bag, then one day I looked at what clubs I really hit and more importantly like to hit (Can work both ways, flight and hit 3/4 / 1/2 shots with) It was a surprisingly easier exercise than I thought
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • HateTheHighDrawHateTheHighDraw Members Posts: 2,434 ✭✭
    A real minimalist set up is D, 4w,2-pw,sw,p
  • squaresquare Members Posts: 3,203
    Next level ? Bring only one golf ball to the course.








    Anything that I am missing or ways I can take this to the next level.




    Yonex ezone 380 10* Rexis M-1 shaft
    Cleveland Mashie hybrid 15.5* Miyazaki
    Cleveland Mashie hybrid 20.5* Miyazaki
    Ping S56 4-9 Nippon 950 steel shaft
    Ping Gorge 47*, 52* ,56* Nippon 950
    KZG 100% milled center shaft putter
  • PlayMorePlayMore Members Posts: 1,122 ✭✭
    Interesting - I would bring Driver, 4H, 8i, SW, Putter - 5 clubs.
    Titleist 913 GD DI6s
    Titlieist 910Fd 3W GD DI7s
    Taylomade R9 5W TP
    Callaway CF Apex 4-PW
    Vokey SM5 50, 54, 58
    SC Proto 009, Studio Stainless NP2
  • chiguychiguy CALLAWRX2 Members Posts: 1,700
    edited Nov 15, 2013 #12
    Very cool. I've taken a few looks at my bag and have figured out which clubs I tend to play more than others. I've never actually thought to put that to use and use only those few clubs. I'll have to give this a shot. That being said....



    Anything that I am missing or ways I can take this to the next level?



    I'd try taking out clubs one at a time each round and see how far you can go without sacrificing your scores.
    I mean, I like golf balls
    but not that much.
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    The only reason I am leaving driver out of the bag is I can comfortably hit my 4 wood 250 yards and straight and I have no issue hitting it off the deck. In my eyes driver is only good off the tee and I need 250 yard lay ups more than I need 300 yard carries
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    square wrote:


    Next level ? Bring only one golf ball to the course.




    Anything that I am missing or ways I can take this to the next level.









    I am going with 1 sleeve only 3 balls which for me seems like nothing.
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385


    A real minimalist set up is D, 4w,2-pw,sw,p




    Thats only one club short of a full bag lol. The way I am looking at it is if I carry half the number of allowed clubs I am playing pretty close to the bare minimum I can get away with
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • KaceeKacee Members Posts: 325
    Bubba Watson's minimalist bag is his 4 hybrid with 3 balls. I read somewhere today, can't recall.



    Sounds ok except I can't figure out how did he hit it out of the bunker.
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    Kacee wrote:


    Bubba Watson's minimalist bag is his 4 hybrid with 3 balls. I read somewhere today, can't recall.



    Sounds ok except I can't figure out how did he hit it out of the bunker.




    A pro can hit a hybrid with pin point accuracy so I don't think bunkers are too big of an issue, but if I were to be in a bunker with only a hybrid I would take the putting approach at it. This is of course dependent on being in a bunker with very little to no lip.
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers Posts: 3,932 ✭✭
    Guess I don't see the point in this "minimalist" setup. Is it to reduce weight? To speed up play? Just to say I shot sub 80 with 5 clubs ? Etc? I think this came is tough enough with 14. Lol Heck i would love to carry 16 If I was allowed. I'd also throw in a thriver type club for tee only shots and a 64* wedge

    Driver: Ping Rhapsody 16*
    FW: Ping G400 SFT 5w
    Hybrids: Exotics XRail 23*/26*
    Irons: Ping G700 6-UW
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 56*/60* - Callaway Sure Out 64*
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne H


  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    erock9174 wrote:


    Guess I don't see the point in this "minimalist" setup. Is it to reduce weight? To speed up play? Just to say I shot sub 80 with 5 clubs ? Etc? I think this came is tough enough with 14. Lol Heck i would love to carry 16 If I was allowed. I'd also throw in a thriver type club for tee only shots and a 64* wedge




    For me it comes out of necessity and the challenge. I work within the golf industry so I can only play at very odd times of the day and for me I know I can walk the course far quicker than carting it. I also have troubles playing 3/4 and 1/2 shots I am hoping this exercise will make that problem go away and help me prepare for my PAT's. Also from the few articles I have had the chance to read this should make practicing easier which is something I struggle with as well
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • glenn houghglenn hough Members Posts: 427
    I have walked a few holes after hours with just 6 iron, sw, putter, and shoot about the same scores as I do with my full bag.
  • RRFirebladeRRFireblade AKA Jay. Members Posts: 4,782
    I think you'll be fine, it's really only minimalist by golfwrx standards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.



    I do a 3 club challenge a couple times a year, that's minimal.



    Have fun either way, that's all the matters.
    XRP 8.5* XS
    XRP #3 XS
    Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
    Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
    Scotty Studio Select Custom
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385


    I think you'll be fine, it's really only minimalist by golfwrx standards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.



    I do a 3 club challenge a couple times a year, that's minimal.



    Have fun either way, that's all the matters.




    We did a 3,2,1 tournament in our Game Improvement class played 3 rounds taking out 1 club each round was a hole lot of fun but playing 6800 yards with nothing but a 7 iron was pretty difficult. What is your 3 club set up?
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    This also about excersise and being able to focus on the next shot you have to play instead of running back to the cart and not thinking about golf until you get up to the ball.
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • BobtrumpetBobtrumpet Members Posts: 236 ✭✭


    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.




    That's what I started with in jr. high. I'm thinking about going back to it. I may add a wedge (and a 3h instead of 3i).
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    Bobtrumpet wrote:



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.




    That's what I started with in jr. high. I'm thinking about going back to it. I may add a wedge (and a 3h instead of 3i).




    With today's technology I say knock out the driver all together it is one of the most limited use clubs in our bags as far as I am concerned and today's 3 woods are so hot and forgiving. thoughts?
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    I also forgot to mention that I plan on going tee less hitting everything off the deck
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
  • dplastersdplasters How little they know about what they imagine they can design Members Posts: 578 ✭✭

    Bobtrumpet wrote:



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.




    That's what I started with in jr. high. I'm thinking about going back to it. I may add a wedge (and a 3h instead of 3i).




    With today's technology I say knock out the driver all together it is one of the most limited use clubs in our bags as far as I am concerned and today's 3 woods are so hot and forgiving. thoughts?




    Only if you can hit a 3/4 at least 240/250. Gotta be able to get around that distance off the tee or you're going to have to move up a tee box... or have an unbelievable short game.
  • RRFirebladeRRFireblade AKA Jay. Members Posts: 4,782



    I think you'll be fine, it's really only minimalist by golfwrx standards image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.



    I do a 3 club challenge a couple times a year, that's minimal.



    Have fun either way, that's all the matters.




    We did a 3,2,1 tournament in our Game Improvement class played 3 rounds taking out 1 club each round was a hole lot of fun but playing 6800 yards with nothing but a 7 iron was pretty difficult. What is your 3 club set up?




    3W, 7I, Wedge.
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    XRP #3 XS
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  • RRFirebladeRRFireblade AKA Jay. Members Posts: 4,782
    Bobtrumpet wrote:



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.




    That's what I started with in jr. high....




    Ladies shafts too. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    XRP 8.5* XS
    XRP #3 XS
    Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
    Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
    Scotty Studio Select Custom
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,304 ✭✭
    Whatshisface played with garden tools...just saying...
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    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 21* 24*
    Mizuno MP-15 5-PW
    Epon KGX 52* 56*
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport Longneck
  • student of the gamestudent of the game Constant Club HO Members Posts: 385
    dplasters wrote:


    Bobtrumpet wrote:



    I play most of my early golf with 3,5,7,9 3w, driver, putter as a 'full' set.




    That's what I started with in jr. high. I'm thinking about going back to it. I may add a wedge (and a 3h instead of 3i).




    With today's technology I say knock out the driver all together it is one of the most limited use clubs in our bags as far as I am concerned and today's 3 woods are so hot and forgiving. thoughts?




    Only if you can hit a 3/4 at least 240/250. Gotta be able to get around that distance off the tee or you're going to have to move up a tee box... or have an unbelievable short game.




    I have no issue hitting my 4 wood 240 all day long, I can on occasion muscle it out to 260+ . . . just my personal abilities and preferences
    Titleist 917 D2 8.5 w/ Diamana White 70 LTD. X-Stiff GP NDMC +4 Grey
    Cobra F7 Baffler 14.5 w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 X-stiff GP NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra F7 Baffler 19.5 w/ Aldila Tour Greeb 75 X-stiff NDMC +4 Green
    Cobra one length forged 4-GW w/ KBS Tour FLT X-stiff NDMC +4 Blue
    Vokey SM6 56* M grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Vokey SM6 60* K grind w/ True Temper S200 NDMC +4 Red
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 34" Superstroke 3.0 Canada 50g countercore


    Titleist 905R 9.5 Aldila NV 65 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 and 5 wood Proforce V2 75 Xstiff GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP Flihi 21 degree DG Sl X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Mizuno MP33 5,7,9 DG X100 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    Callaway X Forged Vintage 52,56,60 DG S200 GP Tour Velvet Midsize
    YES! Sophia 2 35" Ping Blackout Grip

    Cleveland 588 MT 3 Iron w/ KBS Tour Hybrid X-Stiff
    Cleveland 588 TT 7 Iron w/ KBS Tour S+
    Nike VR Toe Sweep Wedge w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
    Cleveland Classic Platinum Belly 34.5" Coutnerbalanced

    Pro V1

    Yes that is three different bags and yes I play all three of them
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