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We've had some WITB of minimalists here and ther, but let's try and get them all together in one spot.

 

Show off your bags and tells us what in them ... 9 clubs or less only, please.

Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*
Fairway: Adams Fast 10, 15*
Utility Iron: Titleist 718 AP3, 19*
5-GW: Titleist 718 AP1, 24*-48*
SW: Ping Glide 2.0 ES, 56*
Putter: Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0
Ball: Bridgestone B RX
Bag: Ping Mascot

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Was about to sell off my half set of HMB’s and decided to throw them in a Sunday bag and add some old favorites. Hit them with the BB&F treatment and here it is.  

35y m back at it after a short 20 year hiatus. This forum has actually helped me to reprogram my brain on what golf is. Starting back at it with a half set and really enjoying every aspect of being ou

Updated my nostalgia inspired minimalist setup. Superquad TP and Napa in.   

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This is one of my favorite topics of threads. Sorry in advance for the lackluster pictures, but they will suffice. Here we go.

 

My 7 club setup goes as follows: D, 5i, 7i, 9i, GW, SW, P

 

Driver: Taylormade SLDR, a neighbor gave it to me. Definitely not my specs, but I hit it hard and seem to control it fine. It works for me.

Irons: Srixon z765, using 5, 7, 9. Love these clubs, not getting rid of them anytime soon.

Wedges: GW: Wilson harmonized 50*. Crappy club, but gets the job done for $19.99 lol. I'll probably invest in a nicer gap wedge sometime in the near future. SW: Titleist SM6 56*. my local shop gave me a good deal at $75 new.

Putter: Retro Ping Kushin I took from my dad because I like the feel of it so much.

Bag: Old Sun Mountain Sunday bag I found at my High School's lost and found. Works beautifully.

 

Its pretty ragtag, but I've played my best golf just using this setup. I shot a 37 the other day with it, and I like the package so much its been my daily bag whenever I go out. I seem to not only enjoy the game more but go lower. Anyway, that's my minimalist bag.

 

Whatever works!

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> @MrBerto327 said:

> This is one of my favorite topics of threads. Sorry in advance for the lackluster pictures, but they will suffice. Here we go.

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> My 7 club setup goes as follows: D, 5i, 7i, 9i, GW, SW, P

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> Driver: Taylormade SLDR, a neighbor gave it to me. Definitely not my specs, but I hit it hard and seem to control it fine. It works for me.

> Irons: Srixon z765, using 5, 7, 9. Love these clubs, not getting rid of them anytime soon.

> Wedges: GW: Wilson harmonized 50*. Crappy club, but gets the job done for $19.99 lol. I'll probably invest in a nicer gap wedge sometime in the near future. SW: Titleist SM6 56*. my local shop gave me a good deal at $75 new.

> Putter: Retro Ping Kushin I took from my dad because I like the feel of it so much.

> Bag: Old Sun Mountain Sunday bag I found at my High School's lost and found. Works beautifully.

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> Its pretty ragtag, but I've played my best golf just using this setup. I shot a 37 the other day with it, and I like the package so much its been my daily bag whenever I go out. I seem to not only enjoy the game more but go lower. Anyway, that's my minimalist bag.

>

> Whatever works!

 

I bought a Sun Mountain Sunday bag like yours in 2012, loved it. Became so tattered by 2018, I pitched it. Bought it new for $50, so it didn't owe me anything. During that time, I bought 2 Jones from the company website. One, paid full price, the other was a grab bag thing the company ran a couple years ago. Got a nice one for $60. Jones bags wear like iron.

Grab bag sale is worth the wait.

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My full bag which I don’t normally play it often. Usually I’d take a 3W and PW out and only play the rest (or take 4, 6, 8 and PW). I bent 58 to 56 I think. Bag is Vessel Sunday 2.0 single strap perfect for carrying.

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Cobra F9 

Titleist TS2 16.5
Callaway Apex CF16 4H, 5H
Mizuno MP 20 HMB 5-PW
Ping Glide 52, 58
Toulon San Francisco Putter


 
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Here's the link to mine: https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1764153/8-club-minimalist-bag

 

If you don't want to click the link, here are the specs (8 clubs)

 

Driver: Taylormade M1 430. 9.5 Degree. Kuro Kage X Flex. 44"

Driving Iron: Taylormade P790 UDI. PX HZRDUS 6.5. 40"

Irons: Taylormade P790. 4, 6, 8, PW. Nippon 120 X Flex. +1/2"

Wedge: Mizuno T7 54 Degree. Nippon 105 X Flex. +1/2"

Putter: Odyssey Protype. 35"

Bag: 2018 Sun Mountain 2.5 No Logo

 

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Here’s my setup. PING moonlite bag and all PING clubs.

 

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[font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Driver: Yonex Ezone 380 9*
Fairway: Tour Edge cb5 15*
Hybrid: Tour Edge cb5 19*
Irons: Hogan Ft Worth (15) 21*, 25*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45*
Wedges: Hogan TK 49*, 53*, 57*
Putter: 2007 Odyssey Black #1
Bag: PING Hoofer[/font]

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Here's my stuff

 

Driver: Titleist 905R, stiff stock shaft

5 wood: Taylor made 200 Steel, regular stock shaft

Irons 6-Pw: Titleist 804, r300 shafts

Wegdes: 5208 Ben hogan, 5612 Ben hogan Carnoustie.

Putter: Scotty Cameron Santa Fe TEI3

 

I really love the old 5-wood, what a great club. I play off around 6 hdcp.

 

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Some good ones here, surprised to see none of you gave any of the posts a like or a reply - kinda funny to me anyways.

 

I'll post a pic at some point of my current set up. 8 clubs, but 3 wedges and 2 putters (one lofted).

 

Irons:

3i (delofted a few extra degrees), 6i, 9i - apex 19

 

Wedges:

50 (A) - apex 19

60 - Cleveland rtx 588 satin 2013 60 -dynamic gold

72 bombtech

 

Putter - scotty

Putter 2 (lofted) - ben sayers

 

I use a push cart/trolley, I hate carrying (I hate pulling trolley too) and I rarely use a cart/buggy.

 

added a pic, forgot I carried the ben sayers too

 

If I really do carry a bag and play serious then it's

4i, 7i (apex 19)

60 degree wedge

Putter - scotty

 

4 clubs.

 

Split grip even further below.

 

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Here's what I've mostly played this year.... I go with one aim, shoot 78 or below and I'm happy. Its my challenge each weekend/midweek and its fun!

Srixon driver, ram 7 wood, ping eye2 4,6,8,pw. Ping karsten iii sw and taylormade rossa putter. Making 8. Getting banged up now but they've served me well.... Really could do with a new bag, it's looking tired these days... Maybe Xmas present to myself for 2020

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The most interesting minimalist bag I've seen - a chipper, a 72 degree wedge, and no wood ... But if it works, it works, and that's the great thing about minimalist bags.

 

 

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Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*
Fairway: Adams Fast 10, 15*
Utility Iron: Titleist 718 AP3, 19*
5-GW: Titleist 718 AP1, 24*-48*
SW: Ping Glide 2.0 ES, 56*
Putter: Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0
Ball: Bridgestone B RX
Bag: Ping Mascot

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Personally I liked all of them---- I also play some minimalist golf in my fall Sunday afternoon walking rounds----- The thing with me that also makes it fun is I have so much stuff especially classic stuff I switch around a lot but always carry some sort of persimmon driver and 1 iron. One of the ways I get to play a lot of my classic stuff.

Driver--- TM M-6 Evenflow 65gm R set to 9.5

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

9W TM V-Steel 24* Stock TM S flex

1 iron Ping Eye 2 KT Blue label M flex

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 sensicore S soft tipped 2x

Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft

Bag Old school Jones Classic non stand

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> The most interesting minimalist bag I've seen - a chipper, a 72 degree wedge, and no wood ... But if it works, it works, and that's the great thing about minimalist bags.

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LOL Over the years I have seen some guys that can hit a variety of different shots with those chippers. And I would be willing to bet he is one of those

Driver--- TM M-6 Evenflow 65gm R set to 9.5

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

9W TM V-Steel 24* Stock TM S flex

1 iron Ping Eye 2 KT Blue label M flex

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 sensicore S soft tipped 2x

Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft

Bag Old school Jones Classic non stand

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> @"BIG STU" said:

> > @tatertot said:

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> > The most interesting minimalist bag I've seen - a chipper, a 72 degree wedge, and no wood ... But if it works, it works, and that's the great thing about minimalist bags.

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> LOL Over the years I have seen some guys that can hit a variety of different shots with those chippers. And I would be willing to bet he is one of those

 

I only use it near the green currently. Going out today with 3w, 5i, wedge and putter in the bag. I'll post a pic later and my score. I'm playing with a split grip today so ball could go anywhere. I play off 15 with a proper golf grip, probably more like 30 with a split grip. Ok I promised a score. I was about right. Played to a 30 handicap. I made a birdie at least.

 

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> @scruffynick said:

> > @Heckle said:

> > Do you play those sets 100% of the time or just when traveling etc. ?

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> All the time for me, hate pushing or pulling a trolley..... Hate packing up more after my round. Just go to my locker and store my bag.... Sometimes I change if the weather is bad, just more enjoyable for me

 

To be honest I think using a heavy push trolley burnt me out. Through June-end of July I played about 30 rounds of golf using a push trolley that's base weight is 8kg before the clubs even go on, played 14 clubs and carried water bottles. Four wheels. It's good because it's like you have a caddy, you can put stuff in compartments. But it's cumbersome and tiresome. I won't be using it again this year and will only use 3 or 4 clubs per round from now on with a lightweight bag with tees and a few balls in. I have your thinking now.

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I'm thinking of having a tweak... Have a brilliant half set of ping karsten iii irons which I enjoy hitting. Someone has offered me good money for my full set eye 2s.... Going a get myself a new lite carry bag. Need a stand I think as the weather gets awful in the uk and I get caught out.... I'll post some pictures soon when I'm sorted

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I wish I had a decent camera so I could show my current minimalist setup. I play with 5 clubs 99% of the time. I have a 19* hybrid, 4 ironwood, 8i, a 50* wedge and a putter in a srixon pencil bag. Played most of my best rounds with 5 or 6 clubs. Its crazy but when I hit shots that require imagination I seem to do better than when I'm just hitting stock shots.

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Nike VR Pro Hybrid 21*

Adams Idea a2 OS 5i

Nike Slingshot HL 8i

Nike Slingshot HL AW

Boccieri Q2-Light Putter

Vice Drive Ball

 

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