What's keeping me from doing it is a lack of time to practice and play rounds. I finally got to the course yesterday, first time in two months, and basically my first 4 holes are my practice holes. I'd say my longest drive was about 275 yesterday, but on average I probably hit them around 210-220. I hit two of them well, the 275 one I had a little wind behind me, and the other one that I hit well was about 250.
I've had nothing but great experiences with Golfsmith online. Ordered some balls and they arrived in a timely fashion. I also ordered my Callaway 3 wood online and I accidentally ordered a stiff shaft when I wanted a regular. I took it to the store to return it and they didn't have a regular shaft to exchange it with so they mailed me one and it arrived 3 days later.
I live just outside of Detroit, and it seems like the courses here are always busy. I avoid going on the weekends because I don't like waiting. I know of two courses that closed, and one was because it was on one of the busiest stretches of road and it's a mall now.
I agree. I'm a year into golf, and I love it. I never take it seriously, although I am constantly trying to improve. Last weekend, I was trying to chip onto the green, and I didn't get under the ball at all. It went across the green into a bunker.... Couldn't care less.