There actually is no minimum number of clubs you are allowed to have in your golf bag. However, I do recommend that you have the “essential clubs” that I will go over ion more detail down below
How Many Clubs Can You Have
The United States Golf Association allows golfers to have a maximum of 14 clubs in their bag (including the putter). A majority of clubs are sold separately as:
- Fairway Woods
Club Essentials for Men and Women Beginners
As I mentioned, the more expensive golf clubs are sold individually so that you have more options to customize your bag. To avoid this confusion when you first start playing, I would recommend starting with a beginning golf set so you can have the “essentials” to get started right away and gradually improve and upgrade over time.
What are the essentials?
- Fairway Wood
- Long Irons or Hybrids
- 5 Iron or Hybrid
- 7 Iron
- 9 Iron
- Pitching Wedge or Sand Wedge
- Putter – Learn about different putters here
To get a great starting golf set for men and women, read my review here on the Strata Golf Club Set. These sets give you all of the essentials and will help you get started out on the course today!