Almost every golfer struggles to find how many golf clubs you can have in your bag. Well, the simple answer is 14, but there are a few things that you need to understand first. You must have a putter, but it is not required that you have a putter to play the game. If you only have one club in your bag, then it cannot be another type of club. For example, if you had one eight iron and one putter, the eight iron would be considered the second club. You are not allowed to have more than two clubs of any kind because this could present too much diversity for your hands to control with only six points of contact on each hand.
Rules regarding the number of clubs
- Anytime you add a new club, you must remove an old one.
- If you start a round with 12 clubs in your bag, you must end the round with 12 clubs in your bag.
- You cannot have more than 14 clubs in your bag at any time, which includes the putter.
- A maximum of three wedges can be in your golf bag on the golf course at once, regardless of how many times you replace them throughout the round
- The longest club may not exceed 48 inches
- You must have only two putters or two putter-style stroke play wedges in addition to the other club.
Maximum Number Of Allowed Golf Clubs
To end all doubts, the maximum number of gold clubs one can have in a golf bag is 14 at any point of match. This is a official number as per governing bodies of this sport including USGA and R & A, which is worldwide. The rules are strict regarding maximum number of clubs allowed in a bag per person. Maximum number of clubs in a single bag is defined under the Rule No. 4 “The rules of Golf’ regarding player’s equipment. It states that number of clubs used by any player is limited to a maximum of 14. It also includes restriction of any tool or golf equipment which can artificially help the payer in any way possible.
Can you use your playing partner’s golf clubs?
No, you are not allowed to use your playing partner’s golf clubs at any time unless they agree to it before the game. If they do agree, then you can only use those clubs that they were going to be using during the game. For example, if you are playing a round with your friend, then it is your friend’s club that you are allowed to use. The same would apply for any other playing partners.
Penalty For Carrying Too Many Clubs
As per international rules, if any player is found carrying too many clubs in their bag, he/she may face a penalty of two strokes for each hole where the breach happened. The captain of the round can also enforce this punishment for any players who exceed the maximum number of clubs allowed. You may only have 14 clubs in your bag, which includes the putter.