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    Traveling light...

    How many clubs do you guys have in the bag, the full compliment or just enough to get the job done ?...

    Ive got 11 at the moment, 3w, 7w, 22* hybrid, 7/8/9/pw/sw/50/60 and putter although this can change at any time...

    Do you use all yer clubs or are there clubs that you really wouldn't miss if they weren't there, excess baggage/dead weight n'all that...

    I like to travel light, don't see the point in lugging stuff around that I either never use, very rarely use or simply just can't use for one reason or another...

    What prompted me to ask is I never hit a 5i yet it was still in the bag, I can't hit a 6i at the moment yet it was still in the bag which seems stoopid really...

    Is it a case of I'm allowed 14 in the bag so I'm gonna have 14 in the bag regardless ?...

    Food for thought maybe...

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    Re: Traveling light...

    TBH, i'm the opposite of traveling light. I use an electric trolley with a Tour bag, so can get all but the kitchen sink in it.

    if i were carrying i might slim it down
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    Re: Traveling light...

    I'm pretty sure there'll be an 'opportunity' to hit every club (of the 14) I carry in most rounds!

    Whether I do so is normally down to conditions or the way I feel on the day - the low hybrid and/or lob/sand wedge might not get used on any particular day.
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    Re: Traveling light...

    do you really need a 7 wood and a 22 hybrid? I'm guessing they're about
    the same loft. chance for an even lighter bag.

    I had 11, moved up to 14 when I got the leccy trolley. back down to 12 now, as I'm struggling with 2 many wedges and cannot hit a 5 wood for toffee
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    Re: Traveling light...

    I only really play at my home course at the moment but it had crossed my mind that I may struggle when it comes to visiting other courses although I'm fairly confident in what's in the bag, far short of coming across a 1000yd/par 3 that is and I'm fairly certain that's never likely to happen...

    I do wonder though when I see other golfers traveling around the course with what can only be best described as a 'three wheeled mini tour van' in tow and I'm damned sure that some have more than 14 in the bag as the top seems to be awash with head covers and what looks to be an absolute ocean full of shiney club heads...

    Each to their own of course and if you genuinely use all the clubs in yer bag then fair do's but I do wonder sometimes if it's all just bragging rites, a bit of a peeing contest if you like...

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    Re: Traveling light...

    Quote Originally Posted by davemc1 View Post
    do you really need a 7 wood and a 22 hybrid? I'm guessing they're about
    the same loft. chance for an even lighter bag.

    I had 11, moved up to 14 when I got the leccy trolley. back down to 12 now, as I'm struggling with 2 many wedges and cannot hit a 5 wood for toffee
    Dunno but I'll find out soon enough, the problem I get is when trying to take on the longer 'par 3' tee shots such as our 196yd/5th with the 22* as it can get a bit wayward where as the 7-wood is a more lazy swing therefore less susceptible to changing course mid flight if you know what I mean...

    But yes you are rite and the thought had crossed my mind as to whether it mite be a case of 2 different horses for the same course and no they're not the same lofts a 7-wood (from memory) is 29-32* I think so I'll get a more lofted shot with the extra length that the longer shaft provides, well that's the theory anyhoo...

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    Re: Traveling light...

    Presumably, if you were confident with your driver, 5 and 6 iron you'd have 14 too?

    I agree that it's pointless (or even detrimental if you're tempted into using them) to have clubs in the bag you're not confident in, but surely the solution is to learn to hit those clubs rather than suggest that 11 is enough when you might have a 40yd gap in the middle of it.

    Just my tuppence worth.

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    Re: Traveling light...

    Have to take a half set to Whitby, with all the toddler stuff in the car I can only take my pencil bag.

    Putter, 56, PW, 8, 6, hybrid and driver.

    Really thought about it and this makes most sense, can just about squeeze them all in.

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    Re: Traveling light...

    [QUOTE=Face breaker;1733884] no they're not the same lofts a 7-wood (from memory) is 29-32* /QUOTE]

    I'd double check this, pretty sure a 7 wood is 21-24* depending on model
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    Re: Traveling light...

    [QUOTE=davemc1;1733909]
    Quote Originally Posted by Face breaker View Post
    no they're not the same lofts a 7-wood (from memory) is 29-32* /QUOTE]

    I'd double check this, pretty sure a 7 wood is 21-24* depending on model
    You may well be rite, I'll have a look see later...

    Ahh, thee are correct sir, god knows where I got 29-32 from , must've got it confused with something else I was looking at...
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