3 clubs and a putter

08/02/2010 at 21:14

I am playing in my first 3 clubs and a putter this Saturday.

What would you take ?

I was thinking 5 wood, 7 iron, PW and putter.

08/02/2010 at 21:19

is it not usually 5 clubs?

im playing a 5 club comp on saturday as well. 5 and a 1/4 its called. 5 clubs and a 1/4 bottle!

08/02/2010 at 21:25

Well, if it is 3 clubs and a putter then for my course I would take

  • 3 wood (for the two long par 3's)
  • 7 iron (for pitch and runs and mid shots)
  • Pitching Wedge
  • Putter
Out of curiousity in a 5 club challenge, is it compulsory to take a putter or could you use, for example, a hybrid to take the putts?
08/02/2010 at 21:31
i used to use my 1 iron in 5 club comps for putting.
08/02/2010 at 21:32
Our Seniors played a 14 hole comp this year where you had to take out (i.e. nominate a club that you wouldn't use any more)a club for each hole, leaving you with just one club for the last hole. Quite a good concept although fiendishly strategic for the last few holes.
09/02/2010 at 08:38

Pengwyn, I reckon you have got it right.

We have a 3 clubs and putter trophy each year - which I won with 5w, 7i, PW + putter.

It does depend on the weather. I would change that selection, if it was very windy, to 3 wood, 6 iron, 9 iron.

TXL
09/02/2010 at 09:16
Depends on the course, how you hit each club and where the tees are. At my club I use  3w, 6i and 52* wedge + putter. We have some long carries from the tee, so, if the tees are right back, I would swap the 3w for the driver.
Edited: 09/02/2010 at 09:17
TXL
09/02/2010 at 09:28

My club's 3+P is later this month. Sadly, Iwon't be able to play but I would take:

  • Driver - I hit it as consistently as anything, and a good start to a hole can't be underestimated.
  • Then a 27 degree hybrid cut down to the length of an 8-iron - dobbles it along a fair distance, gets it out eg from under trees, and a great chipping club. A genuine "utility"
  • And my gap wedge for all scoring situations and real rough.
The big question is, which putter?
09/02/2010 at 12:00

I entered a "3 CLUB CHALLENGE" at my club once (please note that is singular).

I took out a 1 iron, a 7 iron and a PW.

I didn't do great, I didn't do sh!t but I was summarily DQ'd for "not using a putter!" by some officious little tw*t of a committee/games & handicap committee member.

When I expressed I'd only used 3 clubs and as that was what it said on the tin...

"EVERYONE *KNOWS* YOU SHOULD USE A PUTTER!!!"

"Er, well obviously not everyone and no one said anything on the 1st tee, or during my round for that matter?"

Anyway the upshot was a torn up card thrown in tw*tty's face. That cost me a 3wk ban but was a source of great amusement to the club Sec - who could've bannished me!

So take what you like, I don't care!!!

P.S. FWIW I think your original line up pengwyn is spot-on.

09/02/2010 at 13:44

If you take anything less than a 9-iron you'd better hope you don't go in a bunker.

Ever played a 1 club challenge? That's a laugh.

09/02/2010 at 16:50
I usually carry a 3 Hybrid, 8 Iron, Gap Wedge and putter. 
09/02/2010 at 19:14

i'm playing a 3 club and a putter match next Monday and I am using

7 wood, 7 iron, PW and putter

09/02/2010 at 20:31
3 hybrid, 7 iron, PW and putter for me.
09/02/2010 at 20:39

i would carry 19 degree rescue 8 iron and a 52 wedge.

i often play one club for just 1 or 2 holes

Edited: 09/02/2010 at 20:39
11/02/2010 at 16:52
3 clubs and a putter coming up end of the month. I'm toying with an MD 22 rescue, 7 iron, pitching wedge and putter.
19/10/2012 at 18:52

Sue.   I am playing in first comp of 3 clubs and a putter next Tuesday as i have only been playing for a year this info has been very interesting. Thanks. i think i will be taking a driver to give me a good start, recue club, sand wedge and putter.

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