Rules FAQ

Rule 4-4

Types of Clubs Selected for the Stipulated Round

Q. May a player carry more than one of a certain type of club (e.g. more than one putter or driver) or carry some right-handed and some left-handed clubs?

A. The player must select not more than 14 conforming clubs (see Rules 4-1 and 4-4) for use during his stipulated round.

He may select any combination of conforming clubs i.e. he is not limited to only one putter or only right-handed or left-handed clubs.

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Carrying 15 clubs

At the 2001 British Open, final round co-leader Ian Woosnam's frustration bubbled over on the second tee when he discovered he was carrying 15 clubs when only allowed 14.