Do I need to carry 14 sticks?

In golf, the maximum number of clubs allowed in your golf bag is 14.There are several reasons why this rule was introduced in the 1920s, the main one being that caddies were overloaded and simply exhausted from carrying up to 20 clubs in a round. We all know that 14 clubs is the most anyone can carry during a round of golf. There is no limit to the minimum number of clubs, but 14 is the maximum. There are reasons for only 14 clubs, however, that would be an issue that would lead us to the rabbit hole.

Knowing how to distribute the type of clubs you are carrying is determined by your game. There is no rule stating which clubs to have in a set of 14 clubs. While 14 clubs is the maximum, you can carry as few as you want. If you're like me, maybe you'd better get rid of a couple of sticks that you never use in favor of another wedge with a different bounce angle or a blender iron for shots from the hardpan and desert rocks.

The advent of hybrids has made it much easier for the average golfer to find a club that carries more than 150 yards and that flies higher than a lower iron.