PGA rules do not allow borrowing equipment during the match. Each player is entitled to 14 clubs in his bag. If he borrows it before the match starts and returns it at the end of the round, it is permissible. Players may share clubs, as long as the total between the two of them does not exceed 14 clubs. Many examples are available in section 4 of the PGA rule book.
14 and that does include the putter. also watch out for those chippers with a face on both sides, it may be considered two clubs. Dual sided clubs are not allowed in PGA or USGA sanctioned events.
There is no rule about a minimum number of clubs. The rule simply states you may not have more than 14 clubs in your bag.
No it doesn't. Most times we golfers find a bag we like that has the pockets, storage areas, etc. and throw our clubs in it. It may be a Titelist bag and have Calloway clubs in it. That goes for the pros also. Usually they use a bag with their sponsor's logo, but they play another sponsor's clubs.
The clubs that the majority of PGA Tour players use are the same you can buy in any golf shop. The difference is they may have a custom shaft put in them and the clubs will be bent to their exact specifications. Some players may have custom built clubs such as putters and wedges which would obviously be quite expensive. Some players may also use prototype clubs which are made to try out a new design, and would not be available to the public yet. The tour players wouldn't have to buy the clubs, they would simply be given them.
The highest number off golf clubs in a bag for a competion is 14. In the Royal and Ancient golf rules under section 4.4 a it states: The player must not start a stipulated round with more than fourteen clubs. He is limited to the clubs thus selected for that round, except that if he started with fewer than fourteen clubs, he may add any number, provided his total number does not exceed fourteen. The addition of a club or clubs must not unduly delay play (Rule 6-7) and the player must not add or borrow any club selected for play by any other person playing on the course.
I think it may be MIDO
Yes, they do. A major championship win carries a 5 year exemption on the PGA Tour, and the player may accept this. However, due to the huge amounts of money earned on the PGA Tour they will most likely turn pro, as amateurs can not collect winnings.
Yes if it is a PGA tour event... The PGA holds the right to disqualify an individual for conduct unbecoming of their standards. This includes poor etiquette between players or from players to fans. This disqualification may also extend to future tourny's if the offense is deemed "bad" enough by the PGA officials.
When starting off, you are best to just buy a full box set of clubs. This will have woods, irons and putter, as well as a bag. These will do you perfectly. However, once you begin to get better you may feel your equipment is holding you back and you may want to get better clubs and get them custom fit. You can get this done at most good pro shops and golf shops.
Julius Nicholas Boros (March 3, 1920 - May 28, 1994) was an American professional golfer. Boros was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He won 18 PGA Tour events, including three major championships: the 1952 and 1963 U.S. Opens and the 1968 PGA Championship. He was the oldest player ever to win a major championship with his 1968 PGA Championship win at the age of 48