The one drawback of my home course is a range that is limited to shots of 165 yards. Warm up is therefore 10-15 wedges (full and partial shots), and then 10 or so 9i shots. It’s just to loosen up. I sure wish I could pound about 5 balls with the driver before hitting the course.
Putter: everything is on the table. I have done belly, armlock, LAB, claw, reverse claw, mallet, blade, etc…. Especially in the off season, I get a little nutty looking for the unicorn.
Everything else: pretty conventional. 7 wood is probably the only outlier among the people I play with...
After not breaking 80 this year, I have now done so in 3 of the last 6. Yesterday’s 77 could have turned into a career best (75) but doubled 2 of the last 4 holes. Feeling good about the current state of the game. We all know how fickle it can be so hoping I can ride it a bit longer.
That’s a lot of money. I am a member at a local club, but would not have joined at the prices you mentioned.
For me, it’s all about access to golf. Play 2x most weekends and sneak in an evening round 1x a weeknight. Public tee times are hard to come by around me so it’s all about the access.
For me the distance of the hole and if there is danger on one side, those will dictate what club I am hitting, and I hit different clubs different shapes.
My driver is a fade. My 7W is a draw. My 3W goes pretty straight. I love a nice easy 220 draw with a 7W if the circumstances allow.