A Few Clubs Short

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Fish
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    According to wikipedia, a mid-iron is a two-iron, a mashie is a 5-iron, and a niblick is a 9-iron. You could totally play a round with a driver, a 2, a 5, a 9, and a putter!

    Reminds me of a story–perhaps apocryphal–from high school. Allegedly, his Dad beat him over 9 holes at our tiny little muni with nothing but a putter.Report

    • Avatar Fish in reply to Fish
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      *from a friend while we were in high school, that should read.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Fish
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      Don’t know about just a putter, but my high school golf team would occasionally play a practice round where you could only use a 5-iron. You can do all kinds of interesting things with a 5-iron if you adjust your grip, stance, and swing. It also makes you think very differently about how to play a particular hole, a skill that most golfers never bother with.Report

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