This could, potentially, be the shortest article I have ever written. If 42 is the answer to Life the Universe and Everything, then surely 14 is the answer to the question “How many golf clubs in a bag?” I mean, it is written in the rules of golf and everything! Actually, this article might not… Read More »How Many Golf Clubs in a Bag?
Everything about minimalist golf and making life simpler on and off the course
As is the case for many people, the golf bag tends to become, over time, the equivalent of the back of the sofa. If you dig around a little bit, you never know what you will find. This might be anything from that commemorative pitch mark repairer you won to a half-eaten cereal bar that… Read More »The Joys of a Small Golf Bag
I recently wrote about my preference for a smaller golf bag and talked through my 4 golf bag set up (not as ridiculous as it sounds, I promise!) I also mentioned that I still don’t feel like I have found the perfect bag. As a golfing minimalist much of the time, I feel like I… Read More »The Perfect Minimalist Golf Bag
There is an inevitable link between half sets of golf clubs and beginners. I would guess that every seasoned golfer out there at one point had either a boxed half set or something cobbled together from hand-me-downs or pro shop left overs. Mismatched irons, wooden woods and rusty putters were the norm in most junior… Read More »Half Sets of Golf Clubs
As I have written about many times, I am something of a golfing contradiction. I generally prefer a minimalist approach, in that I don’t really ever have 14 clubs in the bag. This might mean 11 for most rounds, or occasionally 5 or fewer, especially in the Winter months. On the other hand, I have… Read More »Smaller Golf Bags: a Better Choice?
What exactly is a minimalist golfer? This question has been going through my mind quite a bit since I wrote about what I consider to be the best minimalist golf bag set up a couple of weeks ago. I mean, I do consider myself to be a minimalist golfer but I am not actually sure… Read More »What is a Minimalist Golfer?
Minimalism in all areas of life has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Many of us try to declutter our lives, find a little bit of serenity and maybe just look to make things simpler. This has certainly been the case for me. In my golf game, this has actually almost always been… Read More »The Perfect Minimalist Golf Club Set
How long does it take to play 9 holes of golf? This sounds a bit like a “how long is a piece of string” type question, but this is something that got me thinking the other day and the answer might actually tell you a few things about the sort of golfer you are and… Read More »How Long Does it Take to Play 9 Holes of Golf?
As anyone who has read my article here will know, I like all things minimal, especially in golf. This is possibly a bit strange for someone who gets through as many iron sets as I do, but it makes sense (at least to me!) Even though I enjoy playing with and testing all sorts of… Read More »What is a Minimalist Golf Swing?
Seeing the words ‘minimalist golf’ in any of my golf posts might have you spraying your morning coffee all over the keyboard. After all, I am notoriously unfaithful to my clubs. As I sit here typing, I have a lovely set of Mizuno irons in a bag next to me. In another corner, I can see my single length set. A shiny set of Wilson blades is hidden behind a component build with graphite shafts.
Two drivers are jostling for position in the gaming bag and two other driver heads are waiting for the right shaft. This really isn’t the set up of someone who is a minimalist!
And yet I am curiously fascinated by the idea of a minimalist bag set up. In fact, even with all these clubs, I rarely have the full 14 in the bag. I prefer to carry most of the time (although age is pushing me more and more towards hand carts!) and a couple of clubs fewer makes for a lighter bag.