One of the most popular ways to end the season at my club is with a 3 clubs and a putter tournament. It is often the only time that most golfers even think about going out with less than 14 clubs. As a minimalist golfer most of the time, it isn’t really a big surprise… Read More »3 Clubs and a Putter
Playing golf with fewer clubs in the bag
My current wedge set is somewhat particular. I have a 46 degree Titleist instead of my set pitching wedge for the versatility it provides. My gap wedge has become a chipper for reasons I highlighted in this article. I have gone into exactly why i currently have ‘just’ a 56 sandwedge rather than a lob… Read More »The 54-degree Wedge:Covering All Your Bases
Without beating the drum yet again about my preference for fewer clubs, I don’t hide the fact that I rarely have a full set in the bag. If we consider a full set to be the maximum number of clubs allowable in competition which is of course 14. I think there is plenty of evidence… Read More »What Exactly is a Half Set of Golf Clubs?
I have written quite a bit about minimalist golf in its various forms. Each time, I feel like I have said what I wanted to say and will probably move on to something else. And then I realise from talking to other golfers and thinking more and about things that there is always more to… Read More »Can You Play Golf with Less Clubs?
I love golf clubs, especially irons. There is nothing I enjoy more than finding an old set of blades somewhere and restoring them. And yet, I am a golfing minimalist on the course most of the time. I dream of rocking up to a championship course, seven iron in my hand, a couple of balls… Read More »Going Full Tin Cup: 18 holes with a Seven Iron
You can play golf in all sorts of shoes Using a minimalist shoe helps you ‘feel’ the ground Be careful of grip without spikes Let me start me saying that shoes really aren’t my thing. I am never going to enjoy spending time shopping for them, it just isn’t in my DNA. That said, I… Read More »Minimalist Golf Shoes
It feels like I am writing an article every week on minimalist golf and this isn’t actually far from the truth. It is one my favourite aspects of the game and every time I think I have written everything I want to write, I find something else. So apologies to those who prefer to have… Read More »5 Club Minimalist Golf
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