The 14 clubs rule is troubling me

I am a person that is sticking to rules, no matter what. This includes golf rules I adhere to.

There is one rule however that I question from time to time. Not really questioning the existence per se, but I struggle with it somehow. I am speaking of rule 4.1b(1): „A player must not start a round with more than 14 clubs, or have more than 14 clubs during the round.“

It sounds easy and easy to follow but there is more to it, at least from my perspective. In case you would like to know the origins of this rule, you should read this Golfdigest article.

Several years I struggled with my woods. As a tendency I excelled with irons, including 3- and 2-iron. The 2-iron was my absolute go-to driving iron which I used in almost every situation. And I had no real pressure, I worked my way down to a 12 handicap with just irons in my bag.

In the meantime I managed to progress with my woods fortunately. And I totally digged the importance of a good, long and straight tee shot with a (hybrid) wood. With that in mind, I bought myself a set of woods: driver, 3-wood, 5-wood — and I even thought about a 7-wood.

On the lower end of the club spectrum I kept it simple with 52- and 56-degree wedges, but as I started to use a chipper, all this obviously adds up.

Doing the math:

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new clubs in the bag

today i got my new clubs. i ordered a new set of the 2008 nike sumo irons. originally, i wanted to buy the titleist CBs, because in my eyes they are (next to the MBs) the most beautiful irons out there. but, honestly, i’m not good enough for these. so i decided in favor of the sumos because they match my golf approach and bag perfectly.

unfortunately there’s still snow outside and that’s why i can’t try them out. but i feel relieved to have the second last piece of puzzle of my bag in place. take a look and let me know how do you like it!

i try to test them as quick as i can, so stay tuned: i will write a report about my newest purchase for sure!