The Low Handicapper’s Bag Driver. 3-wood or 2 hybrid. 3-iron through 9-iron. Pitching wedge. Gap wedge. Sand wedge. Lob wedge. Putter.
The Penalty for Exceeding 14 Clubs Match play: The penalty for exceeding the 14-club limit in match play is the deduction of one hole from a player’s score for each hole on which an excess club was used, up to a maximum of two holes deducted.
You are allowed to carry up to 14 clubs for play (but you can have fewer). There is no restriction on the type of clubs you carry – for instance you can carry multiple putters , multiple drivers, or some left-handed clubs and some right-handed.
Three consecutive birdies during one round of golf .
You will get more distance with a 5 – wood but better accuracy with the 3 – hybrid (because the shaft on the hybrid is shorter).
Play the ball as it lies. Don’t move, bend, or break anything growing or fixed, except in fairly taking your stance or swing. Don’t press anything down. You may lift natural objects not fixed or growing, except in a water hazard or bunker.
Here’s a standard set makeup for a PGA Tour pro: Driver: 44-47” shaft, 8-10.5° loft. 3-wood : 13-14° loft. 5-wood, 2-iron or 17-18° hybrid . 3-iron or 21-22° hybrid . Irons: 4-9. Wedges: Pitching wedge (47-50°), gap and/or sand wedge (53-56°), lob wedge (59-64°) Putter : Conventional (33-35”), belly (39-43”) or long (48-52”)
Beginner’s golf bag: Two hybrids or three wood. Three iron through nine iron. Gap wedge. Pitching wedge . Putter . Lob wedge . Driver.
A chipper has much more than ten degrees of loft on both of its faces. Therefore it is not a legal club. Legal clubs can’t be used in tournament play, and they shouldn’t be used when recording your handicap.
Oldest Major Winners
|48 years, 4 months, 18 days||Julius Boros||1968 PGA Championship|
|46 years, 3 months, 10 days||Tom Morris, Sr .||1867 The Open Championship|
|46 years, 2 months, 23 days||Jack Nicklaus||1986 Masters Tournament|
|45 years, 3 months, 6 days||Jerry Barber||1961 PGA Championship|
Two – way chippers are illegal. The United States Golf Association, the governing body for the sport in North America, sets forth the applicable standard in Rule 4-1d. It states that a clubhead shall have “only one striking face except putters with similar faces.”
Supposedly, this is the name assigned to completing a hole having struck the ball five fewer times than par. In other words, this is what happens when you hole-out a Par 7 with two strokes or shoot a Hole-In-One on a Par Six.
Trailing Wood by three strokes with just four holes remaining, Sarazen holed a 235-yard 4-wood shot on the 15th hole for a double eagle, the rarest shot in golf . It was known as ‘the shot heard ’round the world.
front nine (also “front, front side”) the first 9 holes (1-9) of an 18 hole golf course.