only reason i never joined a CC was I never wanted to be stuck playing the same course all the time. Paying that kind of money would force me to play there. To me, that would be boring quickly.
But i do respect the positives mentioned here
the only time id ever take a practice swing is when its a very difficult shot like under a tree, around a tree etc... otherwise i get up to the ball and hit it. same as the OP, i dont wanna waste good swings.
so im interested in hearing others