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I carry nine when I walk.


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Driver: Adams Speedline 9088 UL
Fairways: TM V-Steel 4 and 7
Irons: Maltby TE Forged 4-gw
Wedges: Acer XB Satin 54° and 60°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1
Carry Bag:
Driver: TM R540
Fairway Wood: TM V-Steel 5w
Hybrid: Nickent 3DX 20°
Irons: TA 845s OS RO 5, 6, 8, 9 (6° gaping)
Wedges: Acer XB Satin 50° and 56°
Putter: Tiger Shark GW3
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MacKenzie, PJ model, I walk 9 2x a week and 18 once.  When it’s over 100*, I carry: 3wd, 3h,5,7,9,pw,54, putter.  Under 99* : Driver, 3wd, 3h,4h, 6,7,8,9,pw,54 putter.    So I’m somewhere b

I carry 14 clubs, but found the solution to the weight is to lose more balls on the front 9.

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I walked with all 14, with a lightweight bag ( sun mtn 3.5) and would minimize stuff in the sides to keep weight down.  However I just kind of lucked into a great deal on an electric cart and my god the difference was unbelievable.  Being able to walk and not have to carry the bag is a huge game changer.  Can’t believe how much better i felt on back nine and I can’t see myself playing again without one, unless on a trip somewhere.

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i started to walk more this year. i got myself the 2020 ping hoofer 5 slot carry bag.  i love that bag as its super light weight and carry all 14 clubs.  i take about 8 balls, laser, tees, and usually take 2 big powerade bottles. im 34 and havnt had any issues carrying. usually finish a round of golf in 2.5 hours if there isnt much trouble with other golfers infront of me. its actually quite enjoyable and rewarding at the end of a round to know i walked the miles and hours.

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Walk nearly all of my rounds.  Full set for me is 12 clubs (I'll switch out long iron(s) for a hybrid). Have used Ping stand bags since they came out, currently walk with Hoofer Lite bag; don't have anything in the bag I won't use.  Happy walking!

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I'm 58 and carry all 14, balls, towels, anemometer and 24oz water bottle. But I've also been doing that for 40+ yrs. Start with half and work your way up. OR, invest in a nice push cart!



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Cobra King LTD Pro 9.5* HZRDUS Black 7 6.0 @ 44.5"
King LTD 14.5 - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43"
F6 5-7 @ 17.5 - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5"
Mizuno MP5 4-PW - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Master Perforated Midsize

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F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Classic Wrap Midsize

Bag 3
Mizuno ST190 9.5* - Diamana "Flowerband" Whiteboard 73 S @ 44.5"
Mizuno ST190 14.5* - Aldila RIP Phenom 80 S @ 43"
Epic Flash Heavenwood 19* - Aldila RIP Phenom 80 S @ 42" 
Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Roo Midsize

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Used to carry 14 given I could not afford to ride, but then begin to ride with 14 but still could not afford it and when the time came that I could afford it I stopped playing.


Older now with different priorities and needs. Don't carry 14 but 7 instead. Could carry 14 but would be too tired by the time I get home for Honey, do prior to supper. Being tired I am apt to say something I would regret. Still, would have to do the chores, however, but without expecting bananna pudding. Might give up a stroke or two, but for what I lose on the course I gain at the table. 


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Not me, I carry 8 or 9 clubs most often walking or riding.  I’d say over the last three years 90% of my rounds have been played that way.  The few times I’ve taken my “full” set it’s really only 12 or 13 clubs....and even then I tend to only use the ones outside my standard 8-9 club set a few times a round at most.  I like playing with fewer clubs and don’t find it really impacts my score.  

Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Titleist TS2 19h / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie

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I walk almost all of my rounds, and always take a full set of 14 clubs. This summer has been pretty rough having to carry all the water I’ll need for the round due to there being no coolers on the course (usually about 8# of water). 

I really don’t find it bothersome to carry at all. The key is to make sure your straps are adjusted to evenly distribute the weight laterally between the shoulders and vertically between the shoulders and hips. 

I do dream of a half set in a Sunday bag... maybe someday when I get to play more than once a week or am a member at a club and can pop out for 3-9 holes when I have just a little time.

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Mizuno MP Titanium 15* - Fujikura Rombax 7z08

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Mizuno MP68 3-PW - KBS Tour 130x

Vokey SM7 56*M, 55* & 58*L, 60* - KBS Tour 130x

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When I was a young man, I carried all 14 plus a windbreaker.  Now, I use a push cart and have half a closet in my bag plus a half gallon of water.  My wife always jokes that she will be my caddie if I ever get on tour.  But she's not carrying all that stuff.  We'll see about that.  I know I got tired carrying the bag from the parking lot to the far end of the range last week.  

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For the most part this year I've either


A) 35-40% of my rounds - used my Clicgear push cart with a Ping Hoofer Mascot and take the full 14 club set but still keep the extras pretty minimal.  My course has some pretty good hills, particularly on the front 9, so pushing can be fairly strenuous at times, especially when it's soft out.


B) 60-65% of my rounds - Titleist Linksmaster Caddy - very minimal extras and always either 9-10 club set.  It's not the lightest bag by any means but it carries well.  My back isn't quite well enough to carry 14.  If I wanted to I'd probably look at getting a very lightweight carry bag like a Titleist Carbon 4 or SM 2.5+.


Love pretty much everything about the Linksmaster except for the weight (I've estimated it just a shade over 5 lbs.)  I wouldn't be surprised if I end up with another lightweight carry bag before the end of the year.  How I hide that from home "management" is another story!

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Carry all 14.  Will leave off umbrella unless necessary but will carry if necessary.  One reason to do your squats over the winter!


AS mentioned, straps are key.  I have a Sun Mountain 4.5 LS, and the straps are nice and puffy.  Makes a big difference in the comfort level.  Agree as well about carrying being easier than pushing in a lot of cases.  Wet conditions especially.  Wife thinks I'm nuts, but once I stop carrying it's right to the electric cart.

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The only thing I really take out are my alignment sticks. I have a Club Cameron Sunday bag from a couple years ago. Balls, a few tees (plastic so they don't really break) and a towel all stay in the bag, along with all 14 sticks. It's super light. I carry that pretty much all the time, unless the weather is bad and in that case, I push my staff bag with all the rain gear and  an umbrella with an extra towel or two. I live in the mountains, so pushing isn't ideal most places I play. For reference, I'm only 41 and I'm 6'5", 270 lbs, so I don't really find my staff bag all that heavy lol.  

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917F3 16.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
Mizuno MP-5,  4-9 C-Taper
SM6 47º, 52º, 56º, 60 C-Taper
Scotty Special Select Newport 2, 35" Tour Issue X7, Hard stepped x2, Tipped 2"


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AT 67, I carry a Sun Mountain 2.5+ or a Ping Moonlight, with 10 clubs, of which 4 are woods.


Sometimes I play with a Ping Rapture 2-wood, G25 5-wood, and hickory 3, 5, 7 irons (equivalent to 5, 7, 9), niblick and putter.  Maybe add my 7-wood or hickory spoon (which always wants to hook).

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I've normally only had 12 clubs in my bag at any given time - save for last year when I got into thrift shopping, and bought a buttload of wedges to pump up my low-end.

What's In The Bag?

Srixon Z565 Driver, 4W, 4H

Ping G400 5-U

Ping Zing BeCU Putter

Hyundai Equus Alignment Sticks

Bridgestone e6, Noodle Neon, or Titleist TruSoft balls

Various trinkets, ball markers, and white wooden tees


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Carry all 14. I bought a lightweight stand bag (Titleist StaDry) because riding was not an option most of the spring into summer, haven't taken a cart yet.


Heaviest thing in the bag is the water, but that load gets lighter as the round proceeds. I carry 10 balls, but always finish with 20, also increasing the weight.


I'm considering a push cart, but really don't mind carrying, walking has helped me lose weight...

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