I'm with you. As a recreational golfer whose goal is to have fun (and not embarrass myself) distance is of almost no interest to me. For most par fives, I can hit a forgiving 3 wood (K15) off the tee, and then two very forgiving 5-hybrids. I still might have a little pitch on to the green, but I'm in the fairway the whole way, and no risk of disaster.
1/7/15 at 7:28pm