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.

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
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...


"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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