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I am going on vacation next month and won't be able to bring a full bag.  I can bring a small bag w/7 clubs however. What kind of scores do you typically shoot with fewer clubs vs a full bag?  How would you choose which to bring? 

 

I will be at 4,000 feet and the ball will travel a bit longer, so I have to keep that in mind. 

 

I am thinking the following for club selection (distance adjusted for elevation).  Should I drop the 5-iron and bring more scoring clubs?  I could do 8/PW/GW/56 or 9/GW/56.   I was thinking 5-iron as I that is a normal 540 yard par 5 second shot for me.  Hybrid is too long for a second shot on par 5s at elevation unless it is a super long hole.  

 

I have been playing around with the GW to hit everything from 125 full wedges to baby cuts to knock-down 90 yarders.  

 

Driver (315)

Hybrid (265)

5-iron (220)

8-iron (175)

PW (145)

56 deg (105)

Putter ....

 

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My first set was 1w, 3w, 3, 5, 7, 9, putter. I bought a 5w and a sand wedge, never used the 1w or 3w and drove with either the 5w or 3i. 

 

If I was limited with my current set, it would be about the same only 4, 6, 8 irons and SW. Putter, driver and 5w. 

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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