One Club Golf Tournament
By Kickntrue on 7/29/08
I watched Tin Cup for the million-and-fifth time this weekend and laughed as always when Roy parred out with his 7 iron. You can actually do it too, for money.

Believe it or not there is a One Club Golf World Championship hosted each year with a $20k purse. The best score ever was a 70 by Thad Daber who holds the Guinness World Record for his effort.

Here are some tips from Thad:
Guinness World Record holder Thad Daber recommends to practice putting with your chosen club-he recommends a 6-iron. Putting is by far the hardest task and takes the most practice. Close the face of the iron to get the ball rolling.

Thad has a nifty trick for you to get more distance from your drive-assuming you use a 5 or 6 iron. Place an old divot or clump of grass/clover in front of the ball before you hit it. This keeps the grooves of the iron from creating spin, thereby generating a knuckleball that rolls forever and gets more distance from your drive.

For the 50 - 60 yard shots, turn your 6-iron into a wedge by opening the face.

What club would you use? I'd go with 7 or 8 iron. I think depressingly enough- I wouldn't shoot THAT much worse than I normally do.

One Club Golf

[ comments ]
klangdon says:
i am scared to golf a round with a single club. scared that my score might be the same or better than with a full bag.

maybe we should do a version of this virtual? have people post links to the scores they complete with only a single club?
hogan72 says:
hey klang don, what club would you use? I'm thinking a 7 would be the way to go myself. if i played more, i would totally try this for a round...maybe mr_hungry will sponsor me my next round?
mr_hungry says:
I'd use a 6-iron cos that's what the world champ uses. If anyone does this I'd bet they'd score pretty close to their average.

At least you'd never be between clubs.
klangdon says:
I'd go 7 iron, but only because my 6 and lower are hybrids.
PapaJoe says:
I've played in several of these 1-club tournaments, not only for fun score, but for money, too. My choice is a 4-iron. I can hit it longer off the tee than a 6 or 7 iron, and can chip it much easier by opening or closing the face. Putting is a different game, altogether, but a 4-iron will roll truer even if it's hit off-center than a 6 or 7 iron. Not to brag, but may TO BRAG, I've scored an 84, 83, and 87 with the 4-iron on par-72 courses. Not so amazing, but true!
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Bayside says:
Played 9 holes with five clubs in my bag today. Predominately used the 7 iron and putter. Tied my all time best score. I should have broke it if I didn't bonehead on my short game, but driving with the 7 iron certainly kept me in the fairway.
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